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Interviewing The Legends

Interviewing The Legends with Ray Shasho
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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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7:00 pm PT
Ends: 
7:55 pm PT

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Talk Show Program Archives for Podcasting

Interviewing The Legends, May 4, 2021 Maria Muldaur chats about her new CD 'Let’s Get Happy Together' with Tuba Skinny on Interviewing the Legends with Ray
Interviewing The Legends, April 20, 2021 Mark Farner Grand Funk Railroad guitar legend & songwriter special zoom interview with Ray Shasho
Interviewing The Legends, April 13, 2021 Chuck Leavell legendary keyboardist, Allman Brothers, Rolling Stones, David Gilmour
Interviewing The Legends, April 6, 2021 Crack the Sky legendary bassist Joe Macre chats about his new album on Interviewing the Legends.
Interviewing The Legends, March 30, 2021 Don McLean celebrating 50 years of the classic hit "American Pie" Exclusive on Interviewing the Legends with Ray Shasho
Interviewing The Legends, March 23, 2021 Ric Lee legendary Drummer with Ten Years After exclusive interview!
Interviewing The Legends, March 16, 2021 Legendary Canadian hall of fame singer Mike Reno of Loverboy releases 40th Anniversary vinyl edition of multi-platinum
Interviewing The Legends, March 9, 2021 Danny Zelisko, legendary concert promoter special guest on Interviewing the Legends with Ray Shasho.
Interviewing The Legends, March 5, 2021 Guest, Dar.ra
Interviewing The Legends, March 2, 2021 George Lynch legendary guitarist/songwriter with Dokken and Lynch Mob special guest on interviewing the Legends with Ray
Interviewing The Legends, February 23, 2021 David Ellefson 'Megadeth bassist special guest on Interviewing the Legends with Ray Shasho
Interviewing The Legends, February 16, 2021 David Muse, legendary multi-instrumentalist with FIREFALL special guest on Interviewing the Legends with Ray Shasho
Interviewing The Legends, February 9, 2021 Brian Wheat, legendary Tesla bass guitarist special guest on Interviewing the Legends with Ray Shasho
Interviewing The Legends, February 2, 2021 Jeff Pilson bassist with Foreigner special guest on Interviewing the Legends with Ray Shasho
Interviewing The Legends, January 26, 2021 Chris Holmes Legendary Metal Guitarist special guest on Interviewing the Legends with Ray Shasho.
Interviewing The Legends, January 19, 2021 Legendary Producer Michael Franklin Special Guest on Interviewing the Legends with Ray Shasho
Interviewing The Legends, January 12, 2021 Kenny Laguna Songwriter/Producer/Longtime Music Partner with Joan Jett Special Guest on Interviewing the Legends
Interviewing The Legends, January 5, 2021 Matthew Nelson of the band NELSON and son of legendary rock and roll singer Ricky Nelson special guest
Interviewing The Legends, December 29, 2020 Arthur Brown (Crazy World of Arthur Brown) and the God of Hellfire special guest on Interviewing the Legends with Ray
Interviewing The Legends, December 22, 2020 Legendary Jethro Tull Guitarist Martin Barre special guest on Interviewing the Legends with Ray Shasho

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Featured Guests

Guest, Frank Marino June 8, 2021
Guest, Robert Berry June 1, 2021
Guest, Annie Haslam May 25, 2021
Guest, Robin Trower May 18, 2021
Guest, Denny Seiwell May 11, 2021
Guest, Maria Muldaur May 4, 2021
Guest, Dar.Ra April 27, 2021
Guest, Mark Farner April 20, 2021
Guest, Chuck Leavell April 13, 2021
Guest, Joe Macre April 6, 2021
Guest, Don Mclean March 30, 2021
Guest, Ric Lee March 23, 2021
Guest, Mike Reno March 16, 2021
Guest, Danny Zelisko March 9, 2021
Guest, George Lynch March 2, 2021
Guest, David Ellefson February 23, 2021
Guest, David Muse February 16, 2021
Guest, Brian Wheat February 9, 2021
Guest, Jeff Pilson February 2, 2021
Guest, Chris Holmes January 26, 2021

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Ray Shasho
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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)
  • Kenny Laguna (60's Music Pioneer/Producer/Songwriter/Longtime Music Partner with Joan Jett)
  • Michael Franklin (Grammy Nominated Producer/Songwriter/Performer)
  • Jeff Pilson (Multi-instrumentalist with Dokken/Dio/Foreigner)
  • Chris Holmes (W.A.S.P./Mean Man Metal Guitarist)
  • Brian Wheat (Tesla)
  • David Ellefson (Megadeth)
  • David Muse (Firefall)
  • George Lynch (Dokken/Lynch Mob)
  • Danny Zelisko (Legendary concert promoter)
  • Mike Reno (Loverboy)
  • Ric Lee (Ten Years After)
  • Don McLean ("American Pie" composer and singer)
  • Joe Macre (Original bassist with Crack the Sky)
  • Chuck Leavell (Legendary keyboardist/ The Allman Brothers Band/ The Rolling Stones)
  • Mark Farner (Grand Funk Railroad legend/special zoom interview)
  • DAR.RA (Indie rock music sensation/special zoom interview)
  • Maria Muldaur ("Midnight at the Oasis")
  • Denny Seiwell (Legendary drummer with Paul McCartney & Wings/special zoom interview)
  • Robin Trower (Legendary guitarist/singer/songwriter)

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, Robin Trower May 18, 2021

Broadcasting Date: 
Tuesday, May 18, 2021 07:00 pm

Guest, Robin Trower

Guest Name: 
Robin Trower
Guest Occupation: 
Robin Trower Legendary guitarist/Singer/Songwriter/Bandleader
Guest Biography: 

LEGENDARY GUITARIST

R O B I N

T R O W E R

SPECIAL GUEST

ON

INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS

with RAY SHASHO

 

Robin Trower has been heralded as one of the most influential Guitar players to come out of the British Blues Rock scene. Though other names may come to mind, none have the "signature sound and style" of the man who was tagged by the press with the nickname of "The White Hendrix" back in the 70's. Robin was in the audience during a performance by Jimi Hendrix those many years back, and he readily admits that the Experience changed his approach to the guitar. It is obvious to anyone who ever listened to Robin's music that he has taken the ethereal sound that Jimi first introduced to the world and created his own unique way of expressing himself through the guitar. The result is a unique style of music all his own - NOT an imitation of Jimi at all, and a career of considerable merit.

Robin is known for his incredible talent as a guitar player and his inspirational style of soloing, coaxing sounds from his Strat that seem to emanate from beyond this world. To be among those who have experienced Robin performing live is to be forever changed by this masterful Artist as he takes you along with him on one musical masterpiece after another.

Purchase

ROBIN

TROWER'S

latest album

'UNITED STATE OF MIND'

Featuring

Robin Trower

Maxi Priest

& Livingstone Brown

available now at amazon.com

For more info

about

R O B I N 

T R O W E R 

Visit

https://www.trowerpower.com/

https://www.facebook.com/RobinTrower

Steve's Place

Unofficial UK Tribute Site

Bridge Of Sighs

UNITED STATE OF MIND Featuring Robin Trower Maxi Priest  & Livingstone Brown

Featured Guest, Annie Haslam May 25, 2021

Broadcasting Date: 
Tuesday, May 25, 2021 07:00 pm

Guest, Annie Haslam

Guest Name: 
Annie Haslam
Guest Occupation: 
English vocalist, songwriter, and painter best known as the lead singer of progressive rock band Renaissance since 1971.
Guest Biography: 

Exclusive ZOOM Interview

with

A N N I E 

H A S L A M

Symphonic Rock Legends

Renaissance feat. Annie Haslam

Release their “50th Anniversary – Ashes are Burning

– an Anthology – Live in Concert

with The Renaissance Chamber Orchestra”

and featuring special guest Jim McCarty!

 Renaissance is a band with a rich history unique unto themselves as progressive rock pioneers who rose from the ashes of the seminal UK rock band, The Yardbirds. Acclaimed for their unique blending of progressive rock with classical and symphonic influences, the band’s career has now spanned fifty years spearheaded by the five-octave voice of Annie Haslam and the masterful songwriting skills of Michael Dunford. They are widely considered to be the band that most successfully and routinely utilized the sound of a full orchestra in their recordings.

The band has toured throughout the world and has performed at Carnegie Hall with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra and additionally at the Royal Albert Hall with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Royal Chorale Society. Renaissance had a top ten hit in the UK with their song “Northern Lights” that still demands airplay to this day.

The retail release will follow through Symphonic Rock Recordings in the United States, Canada and South America on April 23rd other territories will be distributed

through Cherry Red Records on April 30.

To pre-order: https://renaissancetouring.com/50

Purchase

 Renaissance the 50th Anniversary: Ashes Are Burning

- An Anthology Live In Concert (2CD+DVD+Bluray)

available at amazon.com on May 7th 2021

Or preorder now at https://renaissancetouring.com/50

For more information

About

ANNIE HASLAM

And

RENAISSANCE

Visit
www.renaissancetouring.com
facebook.com/renaissancetouring
www.anniehaslam.com
facebook.com/anniehaslamart

 Renaissance the 50th Anniversary: Ashes Are Burning - An Anthology Live In Concert (2CD+DVD+Bluray)

Featured Guest, Robert Berry June 1, 2021

Broadcasting Date: 
Tuesday, June 01, 2021 07:00 pm

Guest, Robert Berry

Guest Name: 
Robert Berry
Guest Occupation: 
Grammy nominated recording artist, songwriter, producer and performing musician
Guest Biography: 

3.2: ‘Third Impression’ – new album

by

multi-instrumentalist

R O B E R T  B E R R Y

Exclusive Z O O M Interview

on INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS

Robert Berry has managed to survive in the treacherous minefield that is the music business and flourished as a performer, songwriter and producer. It seems he's done it all. While he may be best known as the vocalist/bass player in the ELP spinoff, 3, with Keith Emerson and Carl Palmer, Berry impressive list of credits include a stint fronting Ambrosia, and long running affiliations with Alliance, December People, and the Greg Kihn Band.

Berry has released 5 solo albums, contributed to a number of high-profile tribute albums and has an impressive track record in the studio. Robert has just released on Frontiers Records, his new album of new music entitled Third Impression, under the name 3.2. Third Impression featuring the last track (entitled Never) that Berry and his friend and mentor Keith Emerson worked on together before Emerson’s tragic passing.

Purchase

ROBERT  BERRY’S

 latest release

THIRD IMPRESSION

at amazon.com

The second 3.2 album, a band/project that is a continuation of the band 3, which featured Robert Berry, Carl Palmer, and the late great Keith Emerson.

"Third Impression," the follow up to 3.2's debut album, "The Rules Have Changed," is a fine match for its predecessor. It mixes epic songs, such as album opener “Top Of The World” and closing song “Never”, the latter co-written by Robert with Emerson, with more melodic and AOR moments.

 

For more information

about

ROBERT BERRY

visit

www.robertberry.com

facebook.com/robertberrymusic

twitter.com/therobertberry

instagram.com/berrysongs

Video links from the new album:

FOND FAREWELL - 3.2 full video (2021)

https://youtu.be/FhZ7-8K2oP0

A BOND OF UNION - 3.2 lyric video (2021)

https://youtu.be/aES9yjKkUDY

3.2: ‘Third Impression’ – new album  by multi-instrumentalist Robert Berry

Featured Guest, Frank Marino June 8, 2021

Broadcasting Date: 
Tuesday, June 08, 2021 07:00 pm

Guest, Frank Marino

Guest Name: 
Frank Marino
Guest Occupation: 
Monster Guitarist and Songwriter Frank Marino of Classic Rock's 'Mahogany Rush'
Guest Biography: 

F R A N K  MA R I N O

FRONTMAN -GUITARIST -SONGWRITER

FOR

CLASSIC ROCK LEGENDS

M A H O G A N Y

R U S H

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW!

 

Frank Marino is an invigorating virtuoso and champion guitar slinger who is also considered to be among the greatest players of all-time. The Montreal native and his assiduous band Mahogany Rush were one of the elite monster rock acts throughout the 70s.
The band performed on several prestigious television music shows including Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert and Burt Sugarman’s The Midnight Special hosted by the notorious Wolfman Jack.  Mahogany Rush also played for more than 300,000 people at California Jam II in 1978. The televised concert featured Ted Nugent, Aerosmith, Santana, Dave Mason, Foreigner, Heart, Bob Welch (with Stevie Nicks and Mick Fleetwood), Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush and Rubicon.
Mahogany Rush was managed by Steve Leber and David Krebs, who also handled Aerosmith and Ted Nugent. Some of the bands most significant releases include, Maxoom, Child of the Novelty, Strange Universe, Mahogany Rush IV, World Anthem, Live, Tales of the Unexpected, What’s Next, From the Hip, Dragonfly (The best of Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush), Eye of the Storm, and Real Live! (double live album).

Frank’s latest release is an EPIC 6-hour live performance now available and presented in an elegant box set which includes both the Blu-Ray and DVD formats in each box. The DVD is entitled Frank Marino Live at the Agora Theatre available now on Blue-ray disc and DVD. Purchase now at  www.mahoganyrush.com

 

Purchase

FRANK MARINO

L I V E

at

The Agora Theatre

DVD

At www.mahoganyrush.com

You will receive 4 region-free discs (1 BluRay-1080HD-Disc in its own separate case and a 3-DVD-480SD-set in its own separate case), a 180-page book that delivers an in-depth chronicle of his journey, from his early beginnings right up to this performance, as well as being filled with pictures that span Frank Marino’s career. The last 20 Chapters are written by Frank Marino in his own words and invite the reader to share intimate details about Frank’s experiences, the making of this project, his personal feelings and his outlook on his life and career. You will have a front-row-seat to witness the awe-inspiring man himself in the highest quality picture and sound as never seen before, while he delivers an incredible 58 tracks, many of which were rarely, if ever, played live.

 

For more information

 about

FRANK MARINO

Visit

www.mahoganyrush.com

Official website

www.facebook.com/OfficialFrankMarino

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