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Interviewing The Legends

Interviewing The Legends with Ray Shasho
Show Host: 
Ray Shasho

Interviewing The Legends is devoted to promoting authors and musicians worldwide. Ray spotlights exclusive interviews with both legendary and up and coming artists. Ray also features the movers and shakers of the music and publishing industries and suggests important methods for getting the most out of your public relations and marketing methods.

Important links:

https://www.publicityworksagency.com/ Publicity Works Agency

www.classicrockmusicwriter.com The Classic Rock Music Reporter

www.classicrockhereandnow.com Classic Rock Here and Now

https://www.musictriedandtrue.com Music Tried and True

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Station 1
Tuesday
Starts: 
7:00 pm PT
Ends: 
7:55 pm PT

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Talk Show Program Archives for Podcasting

Interviewing The Legends, March 31, 2020 Greg Errico Original Drummer with Legendary Funk Band Sly and the Family Stone Special Guest on Interviewing the Legends
Interviewing The Legends, March 24, 2020 Jimmy Haun Masterful Prog Guitarist and Award-Winning TV and Cinema Composer.
Interviewing The Legends, March 17, 2020 Bobby Berge Legendary Drummer with Tommy Bolin and Buddy Miles Special Guest on Interviewing the Legends
Interviewing The Legends, March 10, 2020 Johnnie Bolin drummer with Black Oak Arkansas and Brother of Guitar Legend Tommy Bolin
Interviewing The Legends, March 3, 2020 Guest, Reggie McBride Legendary Bassist w/Stevie Wonder, Tommy Bolin, Elton John, Rare Earth, Rod Stewart and many more
Interviewing The Legends, February 25, 2020 Guest, Mike Finnigan
Interviewing The Legends, February 18, 2020 David Clayton-Thomas the Legendary Voice of Blood, Sweat and Tears Exclusive
Interviewing The Legends, February 11, 2020 Tom Rush Singer,Songwriter,Guitarist and Master Storyteller Special Guest on Interviewing the Legends w/Ray Shasho
Interviewing The Legends, February 4, 2020 Steve "Lips' Kudlow chats about Anvil's new album 'Legal At Last' and massive tour
Interviewing The Legends, January 28, 2020 Dennis MacKay Multi-Platinum/Grammy Award-Winning Engineer & Producer Special Guest on Interviewing the Legends with Ray
Interviewing The Legends, January 21, 2020 Kenny Kramer the real Seinfeld Kramer special guest on Interviewing the Legends with Ray Shasho
Interviewing The Legends, January 14, 2020 Guest, Bob Catley
Interviewing The Legends, January 7, 2020 Stanley Livingston actor who played Chip Douglas on My Three Sons chats about the very popular TV series and the art of
Interviewing The Legends, December 17, 2019 Guest, Bruce Sudano legendary songwriter and music partner of late wife Donna Summer
Interviewing The Legends, December 10, 2019 Dave Pegg Legendary Bassist with Jethro Tull and Fairport Convention talks about new album and tour
Interviewing The Legends, December 3, 2019 Don Felder former Eagles lead guitarist talks latest album on Interviewing the Legends with Ray Shasho
Interviewing The Legends, November 26, 2019 Sideways Novelist, Screenwriter, Playwright, REX PICKETT chats about the Sideways movie, a new novel, and Sideways wine.
Interviewing The Legends, November 19, 2019 Jack Russell legendary frontman for 'Great White' Up Close & Personal
Interviewing The Legends, November 12, 2019 Guest, David Marks the original Beach Boy exclusive interview
Interviewing The Legends, November 5, 2019 Guest, Frankie Banali

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Featured Guests

Guest, Chris James April 28, 2020
Guest, Mike Pinera April 21, 2020
Guest, Andy Tillison April 14, 2020
Guest, Jan Hammer April 7, 2020
Guest, Greg Errico March 31, 2020
Guest, Jimmy Haun March 24, 2020
Guest, Bobby Berge March 17, 2020
Guest, Johnnie Bolin March 10, 2020
Guest, Reggie McBride March 3, 2020
Guest, Mike Finnigan February 25, 2020
Guest, David Clayton Thomas February 18, 2020
Guest, Tom Rush February 11, 2020
Guest, Steve Lips Kudlow February 4, 2020
Guest, Dennis Mackay January 28, 2020
Guest, Kenny Kramer January 21, 2020
Guest, Bob Catley January 14, 2020
Guest, Stanley Livingston January 7, 2020
Guest, Bruce Sudano December 17, 2019
Guest, Dave Pegg December 10, 2019
Guest, Don Felder December 3, 2019

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Talk Show Program Host

Ray Shasho
Ray Shasho
Lakewood Ranch
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Occupation:
Talk Show Host, Electronics Entrepreneur, Author, Classic Rock Music Journalist and Director of PR Exposure Now
Biography:

Rock Music journalist Ray Shasho was dubbed ‘Rock Raymond’ by friends and family for his love of rock music. Since a kid growing up in Baltimore, Maryland he became obsessed with music. In high school, he attended hundreds of rock concerts and even took a job at the famed Capital Centre arena to meet his favorite rock stars before and after their shows. After graduating from a CBS owned broadcasting school in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Ray became a Top 40 radio deejay in the late 70’s and early 80’s and his life became the music. Unfortunately radio stations trusted computers (Arbitron ratings) over human instincts. It was the early radio jocks who discovered great music and put it out over the airwaves. Radio became mundane when they began mimicking each other based on the Arbitrons.

After his stint in radio, Shasho became an entrepreneur in electronics. Ray and his family owned and operated cutting-edge retail electronic businesses in Washington, D.C.  Shasho witnessed all the technological advancements firsthand and how it affected the music industry. From early transistor radios, record players, reel to reel tape recorders, cassette and eight track tape players, walkmans, CD players to MP3’s. Some of Ray’s clients included … Chuck Norris, James Mason, Ted Williams, Alex Haley, Art Buchwald, Dick Gregory, Dionne Warwick, John Candy, Jon Voight and General Colin Powell.

Ray Shasho published his first novel entitled Check the Gs, Ray’s comical and awe-inspiring novel about growing up in the family business. Shasho subsequently released a second novel entitled, Wacky Shenanigans on F Street-Proud to be Politically Incorrect in Washington D.C.

In 2010, Ray Shasho became a classic rock music journalist in St. Petersburg, Florida. It started out as a fun gig to help promote his book but something very extraordinary transformed. Shasho began covering concerts and music events around the Tampa Bay area and decided to take a crack at interviewing some of the rock music legends that he idolized all of his life. 

Ray’s very first “rock star” interview was Joe Lala who lived in Tampa, Florida. He contacted Joe by way of the internet and scheduled an interview at Joe’s home. Ray was surprised how cordial and amendable Joe was to tell the story about his rock and roll past. Ray and Joe spent hours together reliving his days of playing percussion with Blues Image, Stephen Stills and Manassas, The Bee Gees and Firefall. Joe disclosed stories about jamming with Jimi Hendrix and throwing Mick Jagger out of his hotel room in New York City. After the interview, Joe asked Ray to be his personal assistant and later to help write his own personal memoir.  Shasho was so overwhelmed with the ease of the interview that he immediately began his search for the next one.

Ray quickly became one of the top music journalists in the country. His column is read by thousands of music enthusiasts daily and Shasho’s in-depth interviews, album and concert reviews are featured on artist websites around the globe.

Shasho began asking each legendary musician, singer and songwriter this question … If you had a “Field of Dreams” wish, like the movie, to play or collaborate with anyone from the past or present, who would that be? The question became eminent to the interviewer and interviewee and the responses will surely surprise the most discerning music enthusiast.

Ray is currently the director of ‘The Publicity Works Agency’ promoting authors and musicians across the globe. His new book is entitled The Rock Star Chronicles  featuring over 50 Intimate Conversations with the Music Legends That Set Us Free.Music Journalist Ray Shasho has been on a rock and roll pilgrimage to help promote and save the greatest music the world has ever known.

Here’s a list of the music artists Ray has interviewed for the book and recently on BBS radio to help promote.

PRINT INTERVIEWS

  • Joe Lala (Blues Image,Stephen Stills and Manassas)
  • Jim McCarty (The Yardbirds,Renaissance)
  • Eric Burdon (The Animals,War)
  • Mark Lindsay (Paul Revere and the Raiders)
  • Mark Volman (The Turtles,Frank Zappa and the Mothers of In vention)
  • Joe Lynn Turner (Rainbow,Deep Purple)
  • Gregg Rolie (Santana,Journey)
  • Mark Farner(Grand Funk Railroad)
  • Dave Mason (Traffic)
  • Jon Anderson (YES)
  • Ronnie Montrose (Montrose)
  • Tony Levin (Peter Gabriel, Levin Torn White)
  • Billy Sherwood (YES,Circa)
  • Tommy James (Shondells)
  • Stanley Sheldon (Peter Frampton)
  • Kim Wilson (The Fabulous Thunderbirds)
  • Todd Rundgren (Utopia)
  • Pat Simmons (Doobie Brothers)
  • Janet Robbins (Daughter of Marty Robbins)
  • Barry Winslow (The Royal Guardsmen)
  • Norman Greenbaum (Spirit in the Sky)
  • Demetri Joannou (Blue Moon Harem)
  • Kim Simmonds (Savoy Brown)
  • Roger McGuinn (The Byrds)
  • Al Atkins (Judas Priest)
  • Paul May (Atkins/May Project)
  • Roger Fisher (Heart)
  • Greg Lake (King Crimson, Emerson,Lake and Palmer)
  • Nils Lofgren (Grin, Bruce Springsteen and the E street Band)
  • Tommy Roe (Sheila,Sweet Pea,Dizzy)
  • Chris Stein (Blondie)
  • Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull)-2012
  • Henry McCullough (Joe Cocker & The Grease Band, Paul McCartney & Wings)
  • Merrell Fankhauser (The Impacts, MU, Merrell And The Exiles, Fapardokly)
  • Andy Powell (Wishbone Ash)
  • Frank Marino (Mahogany Rush)
  • Chris Squire (YES)
  • Gary Puckett (The Union Gap)
  • Micky Dolenz(The Monkees)
  • Michael Des Barres (Silverhead,Detective)
  • Eric Johnson ("Cliffs of Dover")
  • Colin Blunstone(The Zombies)
  • Suzi Quatro(Queen of Rock)
  • Steve Hillage(Gong)
  • Lou Gramm (Foreigner)
  • Annie Haslam(Renaissance)
  • Johnny Winter
  • Paul Kantner(Jefferson Airplane,Jefferson Starship)
  • Peter Rivera (Original lead singer and drummer of Rare Earth)
  • Jason Sawford (Australian Pink Floyd)
  • Maria Muldaur
  • Candice Night (Blackmore's Night)
  • Tom Rush
  • Gino Vannelli
  • Jim "Dandy" Mangrum (Black Oak Arkansas)
  • Phil Ehart (Kansas)
  • Pete Best (The Beatles)
  • Dr. John
  • Billy J. Kramer (The Dakotas)
  • John Kay (Steppenwolf) 
  • Tom Johnston (Doobie Brothers)
  • Lita Ford (The Runaways)
  • Robin Trower
  • Roger Hodgson (Supertramp)
  • Joey Molland (Badfinger)
  • Marky Ramone (Dust,Ramones)
  • Mick Box (Uriah Heep)
  • Jeff Berlin (Virtuoso bassist)
  • Ian Gillan (Deep Purple)
  • Gary Lewis (The Playboys)
  • Chuck Negron (Three Dog Night)
  • Dave Davies (The Kinks)
  • Mike Love (The Beach Boys)
  • Billy Cobham (Mahavishnu Orchestra)
  • Burton Cummings (The Guess Who)
  • Gary Wright (Spooky Tooth,"Dream Weaver")
  • Melanie (The Voice of the Woodstock generation)
  • Roy Rogers (Virtuoso slide guitarist)
  • Ted Nugent 
  • Corky Laing (Mountain)
  • Cherie Currie (The Runaways)
  • Roger Earl (Foghat)
  • John Mayall (The Bluesbreakers)
  • Julian Lennon 
  • Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top)
  • Steve Hackett (Genesis)
  • Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge,Cactus,Beck,Bogert & Appice)
  • Tony Joe White ("Polk Salad Annie", "Rainy Night in Georgia")
  • Geoff Downes (The Buggles, Asia,YES)
  • Petula Clark ("Downtown," "A Sign of the Times," "Don't Sleep in the Subway")
  • Michael Pinder (The Moody Blues)
  • Joe Bonsall (The Oak Ridge Boys)
  • Wayne Swinny (Saliva)
  • Judy Collins
  • Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull) -2014
  • Jack Bruce (Cream,West Bruce & Laing,Robin Trower, Big Blues Band)
  • Chris Thompson (Manfred Mann's Earth Band- "Blinded by the Light")
  • Jann Klose 
  • Andy Summers (The Police,Circa Zero)
  • Dan McCafferty (Nazareth)
  • Arthur Brown (The Crazy World of Arthur Brown)
  • Susanna Hoffs (The Bangles)
  • Jesse Colin Young (The Youngbloods)
  • Darryl Way (Curved Air) 
  • Don Wilson (The Ventures)
  • Patrick Moraz (YES/The Moody Blues
  • Jonathan Edwards ("Sunshine")
  • Al Kooper (The Blues Project, Blood,Sweat & Tears,Bob Dylan,Mike Bloomfield)
  • Mary Sarah (Country music's newest shining star)
  • Edgar Winter ("Frankenstein," "Free Ride")
  • Keith Emerson (The Nice,Emerson,Lake & Palmer)
  • Jean-Luc Ponty (Frank Zappa,Mahavishnu Orchestra,Jon Anderson)
  • Randy Bachman (The Guess Who,Bachman-Turner Overdrive)
  • Robin Trower -2014 
  • Trini Lopez ("If I had a Hammer," "Lemon Tree")
  • Barry Hay (Golden Earring) 
  • Ray Thomas (The Moody Blues) 
  • Nikki Lunden & Lora G. (Lunden Rein) 
  • Engelbert Humperdinck ("Release Me,"After The Lovin,'" "The Last Waltz")
  • David Clayton-Thomas (Blood,Sweat and Tears)
  • Dave Edmunds ("I Hear You Knocking")Rockpile
  • Bruce Kulick (KISS,Grand Funk Railroad)
  • Rex Pickett (Author of the ‘Sideways’ trilogy)
  • Stanley Livingston (Chip from My Three Sons)
  • Barry Livingston (Ernie from My Three Sons)
  • Marty Ingels (I'm Dickens, He's Fenster, Dick Van Dyke Show

   RAY'S  RADIO INTERVIEWS ON BBS RADIO

  • Claudette King (B.B. King’s youngest daughter)
  • Kevin Godley (10 cc,Godley and Creme)
  • Martin Barre (Jethro Tull)
  • Geoff Tate (Queensryche/Operation Mindcrime)
  • Vinnie Moore (Alice Cooper,UFO)
  • Beth Hart (World-renowned singer & songwriter)
  • Magic Dick(The J.Geils Band) & Shun Ng (Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist)
  • Gary Lucas (Captain Beefheart) & Jann Klose
  • Kenny Aaronson (Dust,Stories,Bob Dylan,Joan Jett,New York Dolls,Yardbirds)
  • Ewan Currie (Lead Singer & Guitarist for The Sheepdogs)
  • Ginger Gilmour (Author,Sculptor,Poet,and Ex wife of Pink Floyd legend David Gilmour
  • Jamie Glaser (Guitarist for the AndersonPonty Band)
  • Miles Copeland III (Legendary music mogul)
  • Albert Castiglia (Blues Guitarist)
  • Fee Waybill (The Tubes)
  • Janet Robbins (Singer,Songwriter,Multi-instrumentalist,Daughter of Country Music Icon Marty Robbins)
  • Lucie Arnaz (Actress, Singer, Dancer, Broadway star, Producer, and Daughter of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz) 
  • Dennis Locorriere (The voice of Dr Hook)
  • Wally Palmar (Guitarist & songwriter for The Romantics)
  • Wally Stocker (Guitarist for The Babys)
  • Tony Palmer (Legendary British filmmaker & director)
  • Doug Aldrich (Guitarist & songwriter for The Dead Daisies)
  • Laura & Nikki Lunden (Lunden Reign)
  • Ed King (The Strawberry Alarm Clock/Lynyrd Skynyrd)
  • Rick Roberts (Former lead singer/songwriter/guitarist for Firefall)
  • Rich Little (Master celebrity impressionist & Comedian)
  • John Hall (Guitarist,songwriter for 'Orleans')
  • Carl Palmer (Legendary drummer for Asia,Emerson Lake and Palmer)
  • Bobby Kimball (The legendary voice of Toto)
  • Ken Hensley (Uriah Heep)
  • Henry Paul (The Outlaws)
  • Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. (The Fifth Dimension)
  • Binky Womack (Nephew of R&B legend Bobby Womack)
  • Alan White (Legendary drummer for 'Y E S')
  • John Sebastian (The Lovin' Spoonful,Welcome Back Kotter theme)
  • Jim Messina (Buffalo Springfield,Poco,Loggins & Messina)
  • Frank Marino (Mahogany Rush)
  • Billy Cobham (Legendary Drummer & Jazz-Fusion Pioneer)
  • Suzi Quatro (Rock and Roll Heroine)
  • Bobby Caldwell (Legendary Drummer-Johnny Winter- Derringer- Allman Brothers-Captain Beyond)
  • Ray Walker (The Jordanaires -Elvis Presley's backup singers)
  • Peter Asher (Peter & Gordon/Legendary Producer/ Head of A&R dept. for The Beatles Apple Records
  • Todd Rundgren (Nazz,Utopia)
  • Candice Night (Blackmore's Night)
  • Roger and Mike Fisher (HEART)
  • Ian McDonald (King Crimson,Foreigner,Honey West)
  • Malik Shakur (Radio Host & Cousin of Tupac Shakur)
  • Cindy Blackman Santana (Virtuoso drummer/Wife of Carlos Santana)
  • Kim Simmonds (Savoy Brown)
  • Nona Hendryx (Labelle) 
  • Derek Shulman (Simon Dupree and The Big Sound, Gentle Giant)
  • Steve Hunter (Lou Reed,Alice Cooper)
  • Steve Fossen & Michael Derosier (HEART)
  • Keith Thibodeaux ('Little Ricky' from I Love Lucy, drummer for David and The Giants)
  • Mason Williams ("Classical Gas" songwriter/ TV comedy writer)
  • Chuck Negron (Three Dog Night)
  • Alannah Myles ("Black Velvet" mega-hit)
  • Mark Stein (Vanilla Fudge)
  • Mick Box (Uriah Heep)
  • Kevin Martin (Candlebox)
  • Lee Kerslake (Legendary drummer with Uriah Heep & Ozzy Osbourne)
  • Joe Deninzon (Stratospheerius)
  • Melanie (Safka) (Songwriter/musician & the voice of a generation)
  • Felix Cavaliere (The Rascals)
  • Michael Des Barres (Silverhead/Detective lead singer/Murdoc villain on McGyver)
  • Ivan Browne (Lead singer with The Lemon Pipers "Green Tambourine")
  • Corey Glover (Living Colour)
  • Tommy Bolin Tribute Show with Joe Vitale & Kenny Passarelli of Joe Walsh/Barnstorm (also music journalist Trace Keane)
  • Mark Andes (Spirit,Jo Jo Gunne,Heart,Firefall)
  • Jock Bartley (Gram Parsons & The Fallen Angels, Firefall)
  • Rupert Holmes ("Escape, The Pina Colada Song")
  • Eddie "Devil Boy" Turner (Blues Guitarist)
  • Prairie Prince (The Tubes,Todd Rundgren)
  • John McNally (The Searchers)
  • Stephen Bishop ("On and On", "It Might Be You" and "Save It for a Rainy Day")
  • Bobby Goldsboro ("Honey", "See the Funny Little Clown", "Little Things", "Summer the first time", "Watching Scotty Grow")
  • Elias Soriano (Frontman for 'Nonpoint')
  • Greg Huff (David and The Giants)
  • Greg X.Volz (Petra and Classic Petra)
  • John Lodge (The Moody Blues)
  • Bruce Soord (The Pineapple King)
  • Sonja Kristina (Curved Air)
  • Ilana Marks (Filmmaker-Director-Writer-Producer)
  • Annie Haslam (Renaissance)
  • Richard Lloyd (Television)
  • Bob Kulick (Kiss guitarist/Grammy award-winning producer)
  • Neal Smith (Alice Cooper)
  • Doane Perry (Jethro Tull)
  • Loretta Swit  (Award-winning actress, known for her iconic starring role on TV's most honored series, M*A*S*H, and her portrayal of Major Margaret "Hot Lips" Houlihan
  • Paul Nelson (Johnny Winter)
  • Robert Berry (Keith Emerson/Greg Kihn Band)
  • Leo Lyons (Ten Years After/Hundred Seventy Split)
  • Pat Vegas (Redbone)
  • Rick Lambert (Empty Trail)
  • Dr. Neil Ratner MD (Michael Jackson's personal physician)
  • John Mayall (Godfather of British Blues)
  • Tom Dreesen (Legendary stand-up comedian and actor)
  • Graham Russell (Air Supply)
  • Dave Cousins (Strawbs)
  • Don Brewer (Grand Funk Railroad)
  • Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge/Beck,Bogert & Appice/Cactus/Rod Stewart)
  • Dennis Coffey (The Funk Brothers/The Detroit Guitar Band)
  • Dave Bickler (Survivor/The voice of "Eye of the Tiger" from Rocky III)
  • Russell Bizzett (Session Drummer/Jazz musician and teacher/Jose Feliciano drummer)
  • Andy Powell (Wishbone Ash)
  • Connie Francis (Legendary singer/American icon)
  • William "Wak" King (Multi-instrumentalist,singer,songwriter for Motown legends The Commodores)
  • Bill Nelson (Be-Bop Deluxe)
  • Phil Lanzon (Uriah Heep)
  • Jim Dandy Mangrum (Black Oak Arkansas)
  • Danny Goldberg (Manager for Nirvana,Bonnie Raitt,Belinda Carlisle and many more)
  • Southside Johnny (Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes)
  • Rosalie Cunningham (Prog Rock Diva)
  • Gary Pihl (Alliance/Boston)
  • Jeff "Skunk" Baxter (Steely Dan/The Doobie Brothers/Military Advisor)
  • Mitch Ryder (The Detroit Wheels)
  • Bernard Fowler (The Rolling Stones)
  • Derek "Mo"Moore (Nektar)
  • John Ford Coley (England Dan & John Ford Coley)
  • Greg Kihn (The Greg Kihn Band)
  • Peter Beckett (The voice of Player)
  • Dionne Warwick (International singing superstar)
  • Robert "Kool" Bell (Kool & the Gang)
  • Tony Brock (The Babys)
  • Myles Goodwyn (April Wine)
  • Dennis Diken (The Smithereens)
  • Martha Davis (The Motels)
  • Frankie Banali (Quiet Riot)
  • David Marks (The Beach Boys)
  • Jack Russell (Great White)
  • Rex Pickett ('Sideways' trilogy author & screenwriter)
  • Don Felder (Former lead guitarist of The Eagles)
  • Dave Pegg (Legendary bassist w/Jethro Tull & Fairport Convention)
  • Bruce Sudano (Legendary Brooklyn Dreams songwriter & collaborator w/his late wife Donna Summer)
  • Stanley Livingston (Actor from My Three Sons)
  • Bob Catley (Lead singer of Brit Rockers Magnum)
  • Kenny Kramer (The original Seinfeld Kramer)
  • Dennis MacKay (Legendary Engineer & Producer)
  • Steve "Lips" Kudlow (ANVIL)
  • David Clayton-Thomas (The legendary voice of Blood,Sweat & Tears)
  • Tom Rush (Blues/Folk singer-songwriter-guitarist- master storyteller)
  • Mike Finnigan (Legendary session musician/Jimi Hendrix Electric Ladyland) 
  • Reggie McBride (The Dramatics,Stevie Wonder,Rare Earth,Tommy Bolin, Elton John etc...)
  • Johnnie Bolin (Black Oak Arkansas/Brother of legendary guitarist Tommy Bolin)
  • Bobby Berge (Tommy Bolin/Buddy Miles)
  • Greg Errico (Original drummer w/Sly and The Family Stone)
  • Jan Hammer (Mahavishnu Orchestra/Billy Cobham Spectrum album/Miami Vice Theme)
  • Andy Tillison (Professor of Prog/Leader of The Tangent)
  • Mike Pinera (Blues Image/Iron Butterfly/Alice Cooper)

About Ray’s company The PUBLICITY WORKS AGENCY

 https://www.publicityworksagency.com website

The Publicity Works Agency is your business confidant. We’re engaged round-the- clock to build your brand and heighten your celebrity status, by utilizing every media promotional tool and source required to insure a successful publicity campaign. Our savvy team of public relation managers and publicists have dedicated over 25 prolific years in publicity, marketing, journalism, sales, finance and entrepreneurial matureness, and are partnered with vital and influential media professionals and experts to empower maximum exposure.

In today’s fast-paced and state-of-the-art world, an ongoing publicity campaign is essential to rise above the competition and become extraordinary and prosperous. The Publicity Works Agency will thrive to take you to that level of success and beyond.  A personal publicist will be at your beck and call to persistently brainstorm and tweak ideas and to reassure that we’ve orchestrated the very best possible publicity campaign tailored to fit your every need.

THE PUBLICITY WORKS AGENCY … We Shine Only When We Make You Shine

Contact us today at 941-877-1552  or email us at  ray@publicityworksagency.com

Ray’s published novels …

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Check the Gs’

The True Story of an Eclectic American Family

and Their Wacky Family Business

AND

Wacky Shenanigans on F Street (2nd Edition)

Proud to be Politically Incorrect in Washington, D.C.

 

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Check the Gs’ At an age when most kids are just getting rid of the training wheels on their bicycle, Ray Shasho entered into a crazy world of secret lingo and bullying sales tactics at the Chin Lung Art Gallery, his father's retail store on the corner of Thirteenth and F Street in Washington, DC. Check the Gs is the true story of how this bizarre family business changed his world forever. Raised by a Cuban Catholic mother and Syrian Jewish father, Shasho made his first sale at the age of six and never looked back. Life in the family business (and in the Shasho family) was never boring. From FBI interrogations to angry mobs, each new day at the Chin Lung Art Gallery brought with it new adventures. Check the Gs tells a story for everyone who is proud their family and heritage but not afraid to laugh at its many eccentricities, and for anyone who has ever worked in retail and experienced its humorous situations and misadventures.

Review …

…“This book takes you away to a time that will never be repeated in America. Where families worked together, ate together, and passed down the family business. Ray tells us his story and you are locked in from the first page. You live inside his family's retail store; when retail meant something before the Best Buys & Walmart's took away the shopping "experience." You're next to Ray when he attends rock concerts by real artists in the Baltimore & Washington DC area. This is a guy that lives & breathes two things: family & music. It’s a beautifully written book that I couldn't put down …

Highly recommended!”

… By Mr. Fitzroy Format: Hardcover

BOTH BOOKS ARE AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE AT AMAZON.COM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnYydT0GH1s​    -Book trailer for Check the Gs

Featured Guests on BBS Radio Talk Show Programs

Featured Guest, Jan Hammer April 7, 2020

Broadcasting Date: 
Tuesday, April 07, 2020 07:00 pm

Guest, Jan Hammer

Guest Name: 
Jan Hammer
Jan Hammer
Guest Occupation: 
Multi-instrumentalist,composer,record producer
Guest Biography: 

THE MUSICAL GENIUS

OF

J   A   N

H   A   M   M   E   R

MAHAVISHNU ORCHESTRA

JEFF BECK

CARLOS SANTANA

MIAMI VICE

Jan Hammer's musical career is as firmly rooted in the fundamentals of classical, jazz and rock as it is committed to the future of electronics, synthesized sound, the possibilities of interactive media, television, film and animation.  His walls are lined with Grammy awards and gold and platinum plaques from around the world.  His name is found on scores of recordings spanning the 1970s to the '90s -- solo albums, collaborations with the Mahavishnu Orchestra, Jeff Beck, Al Di Meola, Mick Jagger, Carlos Santana, Stanley Clarke, Neal Schon, Elvin Jones and many others.

Jan has composed and produced soundtracks for a long list of motion pictures, the music for 90 episodes of Miami Vice (which spun-off four soundtrack albums and its worldwide #1 hit theme song), 20 episodes of the popular British television series Chancer, and the music for BEYOND the Mind's Eye, one of the all-time best-selling music videos in Billboard chart history.

Jan spent a year as keyboardist/conductor with Sarah Vaughan.  In 1971, he became a member of the original Mahavishnu Orchestra, (then) the most successful group ever to record and tour in the jazz-rock fusion genre, selling over 2 million records worldwide, and performing 530 shows before their December 31, 1973 farewell concert.

Jan's solo career began with The First Seven Days (1975), produced and recorded at Red Gate Studio in his upstate New York farmhouse. Over the next decade Jan produced and performed on nearly 20 albums with his own bands (the Jan Hammer Group, and later Hammer), and such musicians as Jeff Beck, Al Di Meola, and Neal Schon (of Journey), among others. With Beck, Jan wrote, produced and performed on several tracks for the guitar legend’s platinum Wired album after which the two set out on a massive 8 month, 117 date tour that yielded the gold album Jeff Beck with the Jan Hammer Group Live.  In 1981 and 1983 Jan teamed up with Neal Schon on the albums Untold Passion and Here To Stay and, still in 1983, Jan also joined Beck, Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton, Joe Cocker and others for a series of benefit concerts for Ronnie Lane's ARMS (Action Research into Multiple Sclerosis).  Into 1984, Jan played on Mick Jagger's She's The Boss and Jeff Beck's Flash -- which included Jan's Grammy-winning song "Escape."

In 1985, "Miami Vice Theme" (MCA Records) hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart and, in so doing, became the first and only original version of an instrumental theme for television to reach this pinnacle of success. "Miami Vice Theme" became a top 5 international hit and earned Jan two Grammy awards: “Best Pop Instrumental Performance” and “Best Instrumental Composition.”  The Miami Vice Soundtrack album stayed #1 in Billboard for 12 weeks, hitting quadruple-platinum and selling over 4 million copies in the U.S. alone, with worldwide sales in excess of 7 million as of this writing.

 

Purchase Jan Hammer’s Miami Vice: Special Edition

at Bookbaby.com

And Jan Hammer Seasons, Pt. 1

at amazon.com

For more information about Jan Hammer

Visit

https://www.facebook.com/OfficialJanHammer

Jan Hammer Seasons, Part 1

Featured Guest, Andy Tillison April 14, 2020

Broadcasting Date: 
Tuesday, April 14, 2020 07:00 pm

Guest, Andy Tillison

Guest Name: 
Andy Tillison
Andy Tillison
Guest Occupation: 
Multi-instrumentalist,Singer,Songwriter
Guest Biography: 

A N D Y

T I L L I S O N

BRITISH KEYBOARDIST-SINGER-SONGWRITER

FOR

PROGRESSIVE ROCK BAND

'T H E    T A N G E N T'

 

The Tangent is a Progressive Rock Band from Northern England, based around keyboards player, composer and idiosyncratic vocalist Andy Tillison Diskdrive.

Their music is cinematic and lyrical, full of narrative, often telling stories or making observations about the world we live in - often choosing subject matter more associated with Anarcho-Punk bands than with the genre in which the band choose to base themselves. "No Hobbits or Orcs in our songs" The band have released a steady output of well-regarded albums through their record label Inside Out Music.

The band has changed personnel many times and has used this fluidity to keep ideas fresh and lucid. The debut album released in 2003 The Music that Died Alone was often referred to as a "supergroup" project, though Tillison has always eschewed this title, preferring to go for the less obvious "a good idea".

In twelve years, the group has had close affiliations with Swedish progressive legends The Flower Kings, and Jonas Reingold (bass) from that band remains in the Tangent to this day despite the departure of Roine Stolt from the Tangent ten years ago now. David Jackson (Van Der Graaf Generator) was heavily featured on that debut album, Jakko Jakszyk (now of King Crimson) has been a frequent collaborator along with Theo Travis (Steven Wilson Band, Soft Machine Legacy, Gong etc.). Guy Manning, Gavin Harrison (Porcupine Tree), David Longdon (Big Big Train) have all played key roles in the band's development and the band was instrumental in bringing the talents of the astonishing young guitarist Luke Machin (Maschine) to the world for the first time.

Tangent philosophy has been to embrace other more contemporary bands. Whether overtly progressive themselves (Flower Kings, Spock's Beard, Argos, Magenta etc.) or completely away from the official boundaries of the genre into metal, Jazz, modern pop, soul, disco and film music, the Tangent do not follow the prog rock rule book.

"It's more what we don't do that sets us apart" Tillison said in a 2007 interview... "we've always avoided doing the 12 string acoustic stuff, and in fact anything that gets too Genesissy or Floyd-like usually (not always) gets binned.. that's not to say that there aren't influences.. just that we don't like the idea of being confined to the styles of those particular figureheads. The spirit of progressive rock music was carried by lots more people than Genesis. I think that too many of us (new bands) use the obvious source - i.e. the 70s bands and forget to look around us and see what our contemporaries are up to!"

Over the years the band has had many manifestos, all of which are still relevant to the future of the Tangent..

Andy Tillerson’s progressive bands have been "A New Opera" 1978 - 1986, "Gold Frankincense & Diskdrive" 1987 - 1995, Po90 (Parallel Or 90 Degrees) 1996 - 2010 and The Tangent 2002 - the present. With over 20 albums released out there - Andy has been one of the most committed and unrelenting advocates of Progressive Music through its darkest days.

 

Purchase the latest album by The Tangent

entitled

P R O X Y

At amazon.com

 

For more information about Andy Tillison and The Tangent

visit

https://www.facebook.com/groups/alltangentmembers/about/

Facebook

https://twitter.com/thetangentmusic

Twitter

 

Studio albums

by THE TANGENT

The Music That Died Alone (2003)

The World That We Drive Through (2004)

A Place in the Queue (2006)

Not as Good as the Book (2008)

Down and Out in Paris and London (2009)

COMM (2011)

Le Sacre du Travail (2013)

A Spark in the Aether (2015)

The Slow Rust of Forgotten Machinery (2017)

Proxy (2018)

 

Live albums

Pyramids and Stars (2005)

Going Off on One (2007)

Going Off on Two (2010)

London or Paris, Berlin or Southend On Sea (2012)

Hotel Cantaffordit (with Karmakanic as Tangekanic) (2018)

PROXY by THE TANGENT

Featured Guest, Mike Pinera April 21, 2020

Broadcasting Date: 
Tuesday, April 21, 2020 07:00 pm

Guest, Mike Pinera

Guest Name: 
Mike Pinera
Mike Pinera
Guest Occupation: 
Guitarist,Singer,Songwriter,Producer
Guest Biography: 

M   I   K   E

P   I   N   E   R   A

LEGENDARY MONSTER GUITARIST

BLUES IMAGE

IRON BUTTERFLY

THE NEW CACTUS

ALICE COOPER

THE CLASSIC ROCK ALL-STARS

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

Mike Pinera, singer, guitarist and songwriter is known around the world as the driving force from legendary and iconic bands Iron Butterfly (In A Gadda Da Vida) Blues Image (Ride Captain Ride) Alice Cooper Band (Schools Out) and Mike Pinera solo (Goodnight My Love.)

Pinera formed The Blues Image in Tampa. A progressive blues band playing rare blues songs by iconic British blues bands.

He and Blues Image moved to Miami where they were co-founders of the famous rock venue THEE IMAGE in Miami Beach. Mike headlined and performed weekly with such legendary artists as The Grateful Dead, Eric Clapton & The Cream, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, The Doors & others.

One year later they moved to Hollywood California Mike and received a recording contract from Atlantic Records where they had a huge hit with RIDE CAPTAIN RIDE which Mike co-wrote and sang. Ride Captain went to number 3 on the Billboard Charts earning a platinum record award.

Mike played in the IRON BUTTERFLY who received the first Platinum Record Award ever given to any artists.

Iron Butterfly Albums which feature Pinera are METAMORPHOSIS with PINERA & RHINO which hit number 16, EVOLUTION, BEST OF IRON BUTTERFLY, LIGHT & HEAVY, IN A GADDA DA VIDA Laser Video Disc.

The single EASY RIDER written by Pinera reached number 66 on the Billboard charts making it the band's biggest hit aside from In A Gadda Da Vida. The album is noted for having the first use of the guitar talkbox which Mike co-invented.

During this time Pinera discovered and co-produced Black Oak Arkansas on Atlantic Records resulting in a multi-million seller, now multi-platinum.

He and iconic JIMI HENDRIX drummer MITCH MITCHELL formed the band RAMATAM recording the album RAMATAM. The group was acclaimed as a cutting-edge progressive rock band.

In the mid-seventies Pinera joined Cactus. He and Ted Nugent went on a national tour together. They turned their nightly jamming at the end of the shows into a climactic finale entitled “THE GUITAR BATTLE OF THE CENTURY.” It was an exciting blend of high energy playing, wrestling and audience participation.

In 1980, Mike joined up with longtime pal ALICE COOPER for two world tours.

In 1992, Mike formed the first original Classic Rock Supergroup, THE CLASSIC ROCK ALL-STARS. The band included lead singers and stars from RARE EARTH, SUGARLOAF, SPENCER DAVIS, Headhunters and himself. Special guests included members of Kansas, Toto, Allman Brothers, Steppenwolf, Moody Blues, and many others. They were the NUMBER ONE CLASSIC ROCK SUPERGROUP in the world.

 

Purchase ‘Timeless’ by The Blues Image

featuring Mike Pinera at amazon.com

Seventies classic rock heroes Blues Image return with this superb collection of recently recorded favorites and new songs! Blues Image founder Mike Pinera showcases both his past accomplishments with a fantastic new renditions of the blockbuster single "Ride, Captain, Ride" and Iron Butterfly's "In A Gadda Da Vida" (Pinera was Iron Butterfly's vocalist in 1970) as well as his present skills as a songwriter on such tunes as "Love Is The Answer," "Pay My Dues" and more! Includes guest performances by blues rock legend Pat Travers and Journey's Jonathan Cain.

 

Track Listings

1. Ride Captain Ride

2. In a Gadda Da Vida

3. Fantasy of Love

4. Come Back

5. Love Is the Answer

6. Touch My Heart

7. Pay My Dues

8. In the Garden of Eden

9. Leaving My Troubles Behind

10. Butterfly Bleu

11. Isla

12. Something to Say

 

For more information about

Mike Pinera

visit

https://www.facebook.com/MikePineraOfficial

https://solarisartists.com/exclusive-artists/mike-pinera/

Purchase ‘Timeless’ by The Blues Image featuring Mike Pinera at amazon.com

Featured Guest, Chris James April 28, 2020

Broadcasting Date: 
Tuesday, April 28, 2020 07:00 pm

Guest, Chris James

Guest Name: 
Chris James
Chris James
Guest Occupation: 
Singer,Songwriter,Musician
Guest Biography: 

C   H   R   I   S

J   A   M   E   S

and T H E   B U R R I T O   B R O T H E R S

A NEW ALBUM

 A RENEWED LEGACY

 

The Burrito Brothers celebrate an illustrious past while serving up fresh contributions for a bright future. They continue to climb the branches of the “many tall pines” first planted in 1968. Trace the winding paths of Country and Rock & Roll back, you’ll find them there. Anyone who had a heart and ears can tell these guys are world-class musicians and songwriters with one listen. Here they are in the years, carrying on the tradition of classic late-1960s and early ’70s “Hippie Country-Rock” music, expanding its boundaries, always exploring new horizons. Country Rock’s big bang came in Los Angeles in the late ‘60s. In 1968, Ian Dunlop and Barry Tashian started The Flying Burrito Brothers. Then in 1969, with Gram Parsons and Chris Hillman at the helm, the group released their classic first LP, “The Gilded Palace of Sin”. Since then the band has carried on, always evolving. This year marks the 50th anniversary of that classic LP.  Gram Parsons’ original vision for the band is still going strong. “I just ran 20 red lights in his honor,” says Chris P James.  At the beginning of the 1980s the band moved their base of operations from LA to Nashville. At that point the name was shortened to The Burrito Brothers. The band has remained in Nashville ever since.  Now, The Burrito Brothers are right on track. “It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day, it’s a new life for we… mmm feelin’ good!” says Chris P.

The band features Chris P. James (who’s been involved with the band since 2009), guitarist Bob Hatter, Tony Paoletta on pedal steel and drummer Peter Young…all extremely talented musicians who love being involved with the band’s legacy and creating new music to keep that legacy alive. They continue to carry the torch via The Notorious Burrito Brothers release, which features the band’s trademark tight ensemble playing, beautiful harmonies and excellent songwriting. The new album features eight original songs and the band’s version of The Dark End of the Street from The Gilded Palace of Sin.  

Will James from Gram Parsons International says, ““This latest incarnation is the closest to the original FBB sound of all of the previous bands.” 

Gram Parsons said it best…The idea'll keep going on. It's not like it's dead or anything. Whether I do it or anybody else does it, it's got to keep going."   

 

Purchase The Burrito Brothers latest album entitled

THE

NOTORIUS BURRITO BROTHERS

at amazon.com

For more information about Chris James and The Burrito Brothers

visit …

Link to the The Burrito Brothers Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/CosmicNashville/

Link to the band’s complete history and discography:  http://www.burritobrother.com/fbb.htm

Link to the band’s EPK:  https://www.theburritobrothers.net/epk

Link to The Burrito Brothers video:  https://www.theburritobrothers.net/media

Purchase The Burrito Brothers latest album entitled THE NOTORIUS BURRITO BROTHERS at amazon.com
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