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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

https://www.classicrockmusicwriter.com/ The Classic Rock Music Reporter

http://www.classicrockhereandnow.com/ Classic Rock Here and Now

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

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Tuesday
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7:00 pm PT
Ends: 
7:55 pm PT

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Talk Show Program Archives for Podcasting

Interviewing The Legends, November 24, 2020 Joey Molland, the last remaining member of legendary classic rockers Badfinger chats about his new critically-acclaimed
Interviewing The Legends, November 17, 2020 Marc Urselli 6-time Grammy Award nominated, 3-time Grammy Award winning engineer, producer, mixer, sound designer and
Interviewing The Legends, November 10, 2020 Guest, Arpi Alto, Internet singing sensation, looks remarkably like Julia Roberts in Pretty Women. This is her first int
Interviewing The Legends, November 3, 2020 Mark Farner Rock and Roll Patriot and Grand Funk Railroad Captain Special Guest on Election Day.
Interviewing The Legends, October 27, 2020 James Williamson guitarist and songwriter for Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Stooges special guest
Interviewing The Legends, October 20, 2020 Jazz bass legend Brian Bromberg chats about his critically-acclaimed album Bromberg Plays Hendrix
Interviewing The Legends, October 13, 2020 Jack Casady legendary bassist/songwriter with Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna special guest on Interviewing the Legends
Interviewing The Legends, October 6, 2020 Legendary Hall & Oates singer /songwriter/musician... John Oates special guest on Interviewing the Legends
Interviewing The Legends, September 29, 2020 John McLaughlin Legendary Mahavishnu Leader and Pioneer of Jazz/Rock Fusion in a rare interview
Interviewing The Legends, September 22, 2020 Rik Emmett frontman and guitarist for classic rock legends Triumph special guest on Interviewing the Legends
Interviewing The Legends, September 15, 2020 Andy Timmons, Guitar Virtuoso
Interviewing The Legends, September 8, 2020 Rick Wills legendary bassist with Foreigner. Peter Frampton. David Gilmour. Small Faces and Bad Company special guest
Interviewing The Legends, September 1, 2020 Rick Wakeman Legendary 'YES' Keyboardist-Composer -Producer Special Guest on Interviewing the Legends with Ray Shasho
Interviewing The Legends, August 25, 2020 Artimus Pyle Lynyrd Skynyrd legendary drummer chats about the new movie Street Survivors and the confederate flag issue
Interviewing The Legends, August 18, 2020 Larry McCray blues singer and guitarist special guest on Interviewing the Legends with Ray Shasho
Interviewing The Legends, August 11, 2020 Legendary electric blues guitarist Joe Louis Walker special guest on Interviewing the Legends.
Interviewing The Legends, August 4, 2020 Shirley King Blues/R&B singer and daughter of blues legend B.B.King Exclusive!
Interviewing The Legends, July 28, 2020 Neal Smith original drummer with the Alice Cooper Group special guest on Interviewing the Legends
Interviewing The Legends, July 21, 2020 Jerome Mazza singer, songwriter, producer for Kansas influenced Prog rock band Pinnacle Point.
Interviewing The Legends, July 14, 2020 Guest, Jorma Kaukonen

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Featured Guests

Guest, Kenny Laguna January 12, 2021
Guest, Arthur Brown December 29, 2020
Guest, Martin Barre December 22, 2020
Guest, Rudi Protrudi December 15, 2020
Guest, Albert Bouchard December 8, 2020
Guest, Joey Molland November 24, 2020
Guest, Marc Urselli November 17, 2020
Guest, Arpi Alto November 10, 2020
Guest, Mark Farner November 3, 2020
Guest, James Williamson October 27, 2020
Guest, Brian Bromberg October 20, 2020
Guest, Jack Casady October 13, 2020
Guest, John Oates October 6, 2020
Guest, John McLaughlin September 29, 2020
Guest, Rik Emmett September 22, 2020
Guest, Andy Timmons September 15, 2020
Guest, Rick Wills September 8, 2020
Guest, Rick Wakeman September 1, 2020
Guest, Artimus Pyle August 25, 2020

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Talk Show Program Host

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

R  A  Y

S  H  A  S  H  O

MUSIC JOURNALIST ... RADIO TALK SHOW HOST...

BEST-SELLING AUTHOR...

PRESIDENT OF THE PUBLICITY WORKS AGENCY

 

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)
  • Chris James (The Burrito Brothers)
  • Tom Chapin (Singer/songwriter/storyteller/Brother of Harry Chapin)
  • Joe Puerta (Ambrosia/Bruce Hornsby and the Range)
  • Don Dannemann (The Cyrkle)
  • Lee Oskar (Virtuoso Harmonica Player w/W A R and LowRider Band)
  • Kelly Nickels (L.A.Guns)
  • Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath,Heaven & Hell,Dio,Last in Line)
  • Jimmy Hall (Wet Willie)
  • Jonell Mosser (Revered Country/Blues/Rock/Soul Singer)
  • Frank Van Bogaert (Frontman for Prog Rock Group 'Fish on Friday')
  • Leslie Mandoki (Mandoki Soulmates)
  • Jorma Kaukonen (Jefferson Airplane/Hot Tuna)
  • Jerome Mazza (Progressive Rock Group 'Pinnacle Point')
  • Neal Smith (Alice Cooper original drummer)
  • Shirley King (Singer/Daughter of Blues legend B.B.King)  (Blues Month)
  • Joe Louis Walker (Legendary electric blues guitarist) (Blues Month)
  • Larry McCray (Blues singer and guitarist) (Blues Month)
  • Artimus Pyle (Lynyrd Skynyrd  legendary Drummer/Artimus Pyle Band)
  • Rick Wakeman (Legendary keyboardist and composer for 'YES')
  • Rick Wills (Peter Frampton/David Gilmour/Foreigner/Small Faces/Bad Company)
  • Andy Timmons (Legendary guitarist Andy Timmons Band/Danger Danger)
  • Rik Emmett ( Frontman for Triumph)
  • John McLaughlin (Mahavishnu Orchestra/Shakti)
  • John Oates (Hall & Oates)
  • Jack Casady (Jefferson Airplane/Hot Tuna)
  • Brian Bromberg (Stan Getz)
  • James Williamson (Iggy & The Stooges)
  • Mark Farner (Grand Funk Railroad)
  • Arpi Alto (Armenian singing sensation/Julia Roberts look-alike)
  • Marc Urselli (Legendary producer and sound engineer)
  • Joey Molland (Badfinger co- founder guitarist/singer)
  • Deborah Bonham (Singer/sister of Led Zeppelin drumming legend John Bonham with guitarist & husband Peter Bullick)
  • Albert Bouchard ( Original drummer/founder of Blue Oyster Cult)
  • Rudi Protrudi (Lead singer/guitarist/songwriter for The Fuzztones)
  • Martin Barre (Longtime guitarist/songwriter for Jethro Tull)
  • Arthur Brown (Crazy World of Arthur Brown/The God of Hellfire)
  • Matthew Nelson (Nelson)

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

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Featured Guest, Deborah Bonham and Pete Bullick December 1, 2020

Broadcasting Date: 
Tuesday, December 01, 2020 07:00 pm

Guest, Deborah Bonham and Pete Bullick

Guest Name: 
Deborah Bonham and Pete Bullick
Guest Occupation: 
English rock and blues vocalist and the sister of John Bonham, the late drummer for the band Led Zeppelin with guitar player Peter Bullick
Guest Biography: 

Deborah Bonham

Sister of the late John Bonham of Led Zeppelin

One of the finest blues, rock and soul singers the UK has produced. 

 Peter Bullick 

The Belfast born guitarist lauded by the press for his passionate and exceptional playing

Get ready for a brilliant new album by BONHAM BULLICK

early 2021 on Quarto Valley Records.

 

Over the course of an impressive career, Deborah Bonham has established herself as one of the finest blues, rock and soul singers the UK has produced. A string of critically acclaimed original album releases, captivating standing ovation concert performances at the Royal Albert Hall, London Palladium and on the 2018 USA Stars Align Tour with Paul Rodgers and Jeff Beck have continually followed her while also garnering rave reviews.  Strong voiced, personable and quite the rock & roll singer. This woman, Deborah Bonham (the sister of the late Led Zeppelin drummer) earned a standing ovation at the end of her set, clearly a welcome addition to the tour.”  (Stars Align Tour, Paul Rodgers, Jeff Beck, Ann Wilson, Deborah Bonham, Holmdel, New Jersey) – Elmore Magazine 

Belfast born guitarist Peter Bullick, lauded by the press for his passionate and exceptional playing, paid his dues playing clubs and theatres across the UK and Europe for many years.  The constant touring allowed Peter to develop his own style while holding dear guitarist Rory Gallagher and others who were a big influence on his playing. Of all the guitarists that influenced Peter it was Paul Kossoff with whom he connected with the most. Years later Pete’s playing would not go unnoticed by none other than Paul Rodgers who selected Pete and the rest of Deborah’s band to back him on his Free Spirit tour of the UK in 2017 and the above mentioned 2018 USA Stars Align Tour.  “Guitarist Peter Bullick constantly showed why Paul Rodgers touted him as a replacement for Kossoff should Free ever reform. His bluesy but always economic fills and solos lit up the stage.” – Tight But Loose

Deborah and Peter along with their band and special guests have recorded a new blues/rock inspired album named BONHAM BULLICK.  The Bonham Bullick album is a departure for Deborah and Peter as the album is a song book of interpretations of some great and obscure songs spanning 7 decades. The Bonham Bullick album takes you on a journey with songs from O.V. Wright, Johnnie Taylor, Ann Peebles, Bernard Fowler, Mark Lanegan and others.  Deborah and Peter throughout the recording process of the album have shown a deep respect for the original songs while reaching deep into their hearts and souls to make each song an exciting new adventure for the listener.  The Bonham Bullick album is scheduled to be released in early 2021 on the California based label Quarto Valley Records. 

Deborah, Peter and the band hope to be out on the road soon promoting the new Bonham Bullick album.  If you have seen Deborah and Peter perform, you know what all the talk is about. If you have not, be on the lookout for BONHAM BULLICK in 2021, you’ll be blown away. “Deborah Bonham -The best female vocalist and tightest band we should have been hearing for the last 20 years —An arena- worthy show in a (New York) club!” Carol Miller Q104.3 – Get the Led Out.

For more information about

Deborah Bonham

and

Peter Bullick

visit

http://deborahbonham.com/

Official Website

https://www.facebook.com/DeborahBonhamOfficial/

Facebook

https://twitter.com/deborahbonham

Twitter

https://quartovalleyrecords.com/

Quarto Valley Records

Old Hyde by Deborah Bonham

Featured Guest, Albert Bouchard December 8, 2020

Broadcasting Date: 
Tuesday, December 08, 2020 07:00 pm

Guest, Albert Bouchard

Guest Name: 
Albert Bouchard
Guest Occupation: 
American drummer, guitarist, singer and songwriter. And founding member and drummer of the American hard rock band Blue Öyster Cult
Guest Biography: 

ALBERT BOUCHARD

 FOUNDING MEMBER OF

BLUE ÖYSTER CULT

 RELEASES “BLACK TELESCOPE”,

THE FIRST SINGLE AND VIDEO FROM THE FORTHCOMING

“RE IMAGINOS” ALBUM.

Exclusive Interview
 

Albert Bouchard is best known as a founding member of Blue Öyster Cult. The original line-up sold millions of albums for Columbia Records, with such classic songs as “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper” and the #1 hit on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart “Burning For You”. Contributing to songwriting, drums, and lead vocals on some of their greatest songs, such as “Cites on Flame with Rock and Roll”.

Albert is set to release "RE IMAGINOS" November 6th through he and his brother’s (Joe Bouchard) new imprint label, RockHeart Records / Deko Entertainment (ADA/Warner Music Group). The album is Albert’s reimagining of the 1988 Blue Öyster Cult release, “Imaginos”, which was originally intended as Albert’s solo album. As Albert explains, “Most BOC fans know at this point that ‘Imaginos’ was supposed to be my solo album. Some people think it’s the best BOC album, others think it’s not a ‘true’ BOC album. In either case, they’re right. I made this new album for them so that they can hear a more properly realized version of the tale."
 
“Black Telescope” is the first single and video and tells the story of an undead creature that takes the form of a fish and now uses alchemy to rule the solar system. This being sees with the power of the mind and does not need eyes. 

It was more ordinary and needed the help of technology to rule the world in the past, at a time when it was in the shape of a human sailor and knew the dangers of the deep. When the sailor went to the telescope workshop he experienced a strange rebirth and became an all-powerful force.

View the Black Telescope Music Video at https://tinyurl.com/y6tkzyuw

Also to celebrate the launch of RockHeart Records and the release of “Re Imaginos”, the Bouchard brothers are offering a limited amount of the official RockHeart Records Cowbell autographed personally by both Joe and Albert.
 
Albert’s infamous cowbell part in “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper” was the basis of the classic Will Ferrell skit on SNL, which also starred Christopher Walken. With “The Reaper,” an all-time classic on YouTube and every other digital platform, with zillions of views, the Bouchard brothers are forever cemented in pop culture.

View SNL skit: https://tinyurl.com/y5s22mhl

There are limited edition “Cowbell” bundles (while supplies last), which can be ordered via: https://tinyurl.com/yyazk3os

Product Includes:
- One RockHeart Records Autographed Cowbell 
- One Re Imaginos CD (Autographed)
- One Re Imaginos Tee
- One Albert Bouchard Guitar Pick
- One Re Imaginos Poster (Autographed)

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT

ALBERT BOUCHARD

VISIT: 
www.albertbouchard.net
www.dekoentertainment.com

“BLACK TELESCOPE”

 THE FIRST SINGLE AND VIDEO

FROM THE FORTHCOMING “RE IMAGINOS” ALBUM.

"Black Telescope" is the first single and video and tells the story of an undead creature that takes the form of a fish and now uses alchemy to rule the solar system. This being sees with the power of the mind and does not need eyes. It was more ordinary and needed the help of technology to rule the world in the past, at a time when it was in the shape of a human sailor and knew the dangers of the deep. When the sailor went to the telescope workshop, he experienced a strange rebirth and became an all-powerful force.

WATCH FOR MUSIC PREVIEWS, LYRIC VIDEOS, AND MORE ON SPOTIFY AND YOUTUBE.

View the Black Telescope Official Video at  https://tinyurl.com/y6tkzyuw

 “Re Imaginos” the album will be released

on November 6th 2020

Re Imaginos by Albert Bouchard

Featured Guest, Rudi Protrudi December 15, 2020

Broadcasting Date: 
Tuesday, December 15, 2020 07:00 pm

Guest, Rudi Protrudi

Guest Name: 
Rudi Protrudi
Guest Occupation: 
American rock musician, songwriter, record producer, artist, and actor best known as the lead vocalist and frontman of the rock and roll band The Fuzztones
Guest Biography: 

Garage Rock Revivalists

FUZZTONES

Celebrate Their 40 Year Anniversary

With A Heartfelt Love Letter To Their Home City On New Album!

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

with

FUZZTONES LEADER 

R U D I   P R O T R U D I

The city of New York has been the epicenter of American music ever since Duke Ellington told composer Billy Strayhorn to take the “A” train from Brooklyn to Harlem in 1940. Sinatra, The Dolls, Run-DMC, The Ramones – the Big Apple looms large in the works of so many iconic musical artists, but none more so than garage rock legends The Fuzztones. Founded in New York by Rudi Protrudi in 1980, the group became a mainstay in the New York underground before relocating to Los Angeles shortly after the release of their first album, the now classic Lysergic Emanations. From there, they became a worldwide phenomenon with multiple studio albums, an uncountable number of live performances, and a throng of fans who follow the band with a cult-like devotion. But Protrudi & Co. never forgot from whence they came, and now celebrating an incredible 4 decades of rock n’ roll perversion, The Fuzztones have put together a new album of studio recordings that pays homage to their home city. Simply titled NYC, the album features the band’s special twist on classics by The Ramones, The Cramps, Dead Boys, The Heartbreakers, The Fugs, Mink DeVille, Patti Smith, NY Dolls and, of course, Sinatra’s “New York, New York,” which has been made available as a digital single on all platforms.

Stream the single: https://orcd.co/the_fuzztones_new_york_new_york

As Protrudi explains, “New York has always been at the core of the Fuzztones entity so what better way to celebrate 40 years of fuzz than a tribute to the music that drew us there?”

NYC will be available on both digipak CD and limited-edition colored vinyl starting October 16 via Cleopatra Records!

 

Purchase the latest release by

The Fuzztones

Entitled

N Y C

NYC will be available on both digipak CD and limited-edition colored vinyl starting October 16 via Cleopatra Records!

Order/Pre-save the album at  https://orcd.co/the_fuzztones_nyc

Stream the single at: https://orcd.co/the_fuzztones_new_york_new_york

also available at amazon.com

For more information about

R U D I   P R O T R U D I

And

 THE

FUZZTONES

Visit

https://www.fuzztones.net/ 

Fuzztones official website

https://www.facebook.com/thefuzztonesofficial

…Fuzztones on Facebook

 

THE FUZZTONES

Discography 

Lysergic Emanations (1985)

In Heat (1989)

Braindrops (1991)

Monster A-Go-Go (1992)

Salt for Zombies (2003)

Horny as Hell (2008)

Preaching to the Perverted (2011)

NYC (2020)

THE FUZZTONES -NYC

Featured Guest, Martin Barre December 22, 2020

Broadcasting Date: 
Tuesday, December 22, 2020 07:00 pm

Guest, Martin Barre

Guest Name: 
Martin Barre
Martin Barre
Guest Occupation: 
English rock musician/songwriter best known for his work as lead guitarist with progressive rock band Jethro Tull.
Guest Biography: 

The Store for Music record label proudly announces 

The  Worldwide Release of

LEGENDARY JETHRO TULL GUITARIST 

M A R T I N    B  A  R  R  E

New album ...A double CD affair

Entitled 

'50 YEARS' of J E T H R O  T U L L

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

 

Martin Barre the guitarist of Jethro Tull for over 43 years, his sound and playing was a major factor in their success. Album sales have exceeded 60 million units and they continue to be played worldwide, representing an important part of classic rock history. 

Martin’s guitar playing has earned him a high level of respect and recognition; he was voted 25th best solo ever in the USA and 20th best solo ever in the UK for his playing on ‘Aqualung’. His playing on the album ‘Crest of a Knave’ earned him a Grammy award in 1989. 

As well as numerous Jethro Tull albums, Martin has worked with many other artists including Paul McCartney, Phil Collins, Gary Moore, Joe Bonamassa and Chris Thompson and has shared a stage with such legends as Hendrix, Fleetwood Mac, Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin. 

Martin has put together a band to play the “classic” music from the Tull catalogue. His band is a total commitment to give the Tull fans and a broader audience the chance to hear tracks not performed for many years. The band includes top musicians from a similar background. 

More recently Martin has collaborated with original Tull band members Clive Bunker and Dee Palmer on a tour across America celebrating 50 Years of Jethro Tull!

On Friday November 6, The Store for Music record label will proudly release worldwide Martin’s new album…a double CD affair entitled 50 Years of Jethro Tull.

CD number one features Martin and his band doing live in-studio electric performances of Jethro Tull songs…both classic tracks and deep album cuts from Tull’s earlier days….with new arrangements with Martin and his band putting their own stamp on these amazing songs.

The second CD features Martin and his band doing their own new versions of primarily classic acoustic songs from various periods of Tull’s legendary catalog.  

Martin and the band’s take on all these songs is fresh, inventive, interesting and, of course, extremely well done.

Purchase

M A R T I N   B A R R E

5 0  Y E A R S

Of

J E T H R O   T U L L

At

The Store for Music

https://www.thestoreformusic.com/shop.php#!/Martin-Barre-50-Years-Of-Jethro-Tull/p/233012043/category=10531011

and

Amazon.com

https://www.amazon.com/Years-Jethro-Tull-Martin-Barre/dp/B08H6NN9L6

 

CD number one features Martin and his band doing live in-studio electric performances of Jethro Tull songs…both classic tracks and deep album cuts from Tull’s earlier days….with new arrangements with Martin and his band putting their own stamp on these amazing songs.

The second CD features Martin and his band doing their own new versions of primarily classic acoustic songs from various periods of Tull’s legendary catalog.  

CD 1 - LIVE AT FACTORY UNDERGROUND

Track Listing: 1. My Sunday Feeling 2. For a Thousand Mothers 3. Hymn 43 4. Love Story 5. Sealion 6. Song for Jeffrey 7. Back to the Family 8. Nothing to Say 9. Hunting Girl 10. Teacher 11. Steel Monkey 12. Nothing is Easy 13. New Day Yesterday

CD 2 - STUDIO TRACKS

Track Listing: 1. Wond’ring Aloud 2. Someday the Sun Won’t Shine 3. Life is a Long Song 4. Cheap day Return 5. Under Wraps 6. One White Duck 7. Still Loving you Tonight 8. The Waking Edge 9. Home 10. Locomotive Breath 11. Slow Marching Band 12. Warchild (Bonus) 13. Bungle in the Jungle (Bonus) 14. Heavy Horses (Bonus) 15. Songs from the Wood (Bonus)

For more information about

Martin Barre

And

The Martin Barre Band

Visit

Official Website
http://www.martinbarre.com

A link to Martin’s Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/officialmartinbarre

Martin Barre 50 YEARS Of JETHRO TULL

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