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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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BBS 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, July 6, 2020 Guest, Leslie Mondoki
Interviewing The Legends, June 30, 2020 Frank Van Bogaert singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, Producer with Progressive Rockpop's Fish on Friday
Interviewing The Legends, June 23, 2020 Jonelle Mosser Blues and Soul Singing Sensation Exclusive on Interviewing the Legends.
Interviewing The Legends, June 16, 2020 Wet Willie Legend Jimmy Hall Exclusive on Interviewing the Legends with Ray Shasho
Interviewing The Legends, June 9, 2020 Vinny Appice and Brother Carmine pay tribute to Ronnie James Dio
Interviewing The Legends, June 2, 2020 Kelly Nickels Bassist and Singer for LA Guns Exclusive Interview
Interviewing The Legends, May 26, 2020 Guest, Lee Oskar
Interviewing The Legends, May 19, 2020 Guest, Don Dannemann
Interviewing The Legends, May 12, 2020 Joe Puerta founding member,bassist and singer for Classic Rock Legends Ambrosia and Bruce Hornsby and the Range
Interviewing The Legends, April 28, 2020 Chris James frontman for The Burrito Brothers special guest on Interviewing the Legends.
Interviewing The Legends, April 21, 2020 Mike Pinera monster guitarist with Blues Image, Iron Butterfly and Alice Cooper special guest, Interviewing the Legend
Interviewing The Legends, April 14, 2020 Guest, Andy Tillison
Interviewing The Legends, April 7, 2020 Jan Hammer, Master keyboardist, Composer, Producer, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Jeff Beck, Jan Hammer Group, Miami Vice TV ser
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

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Featured Guests

Guest, Artimus Pyle August 25, 2020
Guest, Larry McCray August 18, 2020
Guest, Joe Louis Walker August 11, 2020
Guest, Shirley King August 4, 2020
Guest, Neal Smith July 28, 2020
Guest, Jerome Mazza July 21, 2020
Guest, Jorma Kaukonen July 14, 2020
Guest, Leslie Mandoki July 7, 2020
Guest, Frank Van Bogaert June 30, 2020
Guest, Jonell Mosser June 23, 2020
Guest, Jimmy Hall June 16, 2020
Guest, Vinny Appice June 9, 2020
Guest, Kelly Nickels June 2, 2020
Guest, Lee Oskar May 26, 2020
Guest, Don Dannemann May 19, 2020
Guest, Joe Puerta May 12, 2020
Guest, Tom Chapin May 5, 2020
Guest, Chris James April 28, 2020
Guest, Mike Pinera April 21, 2020
Guest, Andy Tillison April 14, 2020

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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)
  • 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)

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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Jorma Kaukonen
Guest Occupation: 
Legendary Singer-Songwriter-Guitarist with Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna
Guest Biography: 

J O R M A

K A U K O N E N

LEGENDARY SINGER-SONGWRITER-GUITARIST

WITH

JEFFERSON AIRPLANE

AND

H  O  T   T  U  N  A

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

 

In a career that has already spanned a half-century, Jorma Kaukonen has been one of the most highly respected interpreters of American roots music, blues, and rock. A member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and a Grammy recipient, Jorma was at the forefront of popular rock and roll, one of the founders of the San Francisco sound and a progenitor of Psychedelic Rock. He is a founding member of two legendary bands, Jefferson Airplane and the still-touring Hot Tuna. Jorma Kaukonen is a music legend and one of the finest singer-songwriters in his field. He continues to tour the world bringing his unique styling to old blues tunes while presenting new songs of weight and dimension. His secret is in playing spontaneous and unfiltered music, with an individual expression of personality. In 2016, Jorma, Jack Casady and the other members of Jefferson Airplane were awarded The GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award for their contributions to American music.

In 1965, met Paul Kantner and was invited to join a new not-yet-named rock band Kantner was forming with Marty Balin. As a self-described blues purist, Kaukonen was initially reluctant, but found his imagination excited by the arsenal of effects available to electric guitar, later remarking that he was "sucked in by technology." With the group still looking for a name, Kaukonen suggested Jefferson Airplane, inspired by an eccentric friend who had given his dog the name "Blind Lemon Jefferson Airplane." Jorma invited his old musical partner Jack Casady to come out to San Francisco and play electric bass for the new band, and together they created much of Jefferson Airplane’s signature sound.

A pioneer of counterculture-era psychedelic rock, the group was the first band from the San Francisco scene to achieve international mainstream success. Their 1967 record Surrealistic Pillow is regarded as one of the key recordings of the "Summer of Love."

Jorma and Jack would jam whenever they could and would sometimes perform sets within sets at Airplane concerts. The two would often play clubs following Airplane performances. Making a name for themselves as a duo, they struck a record deal, and Hot Tuna was born. Jorma left Jefferson Airplane after the band’s most productive five years, pursuing his full-time job with Hot Tuna. Over the past five decades Hot Tuna has performed thousands of concerts and released more than two-dozen records. The musicians who have performed with them are many and widely varied, as are their styles — from acoustic to long and loud electric jams, but never straying far from their musical roots. What is remarkable is that they have never coasted. Hot Tuna today sounds better than ever.

 

Purchase Jorma’s latest solo recording

Ain’t In No Hurry on Red House Records.

It has received wonderful critical acclaim:

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Purchase Jorma’s memoirs

Been So Long: My Life and Music

at amazon.com

For more information about Jorma Kaukonen

 and Hot Tuna visit

Jorma blogs consistently.

 Cracks in the Finish:

 http://jormakaukonen.com/cracksinthefinish

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Featured Guest, Jerome Mazza July 21, 2020

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

Guest, Jerome Mazza

Guest Name: 
Jerome Mazza
Jerome Mazza
Guest Occupation: 
Singer-Songwriter-Multi-Instrumentalist-Producer and Frontman for Prog Rock Group Pinnacle Point
Guest Biography: 

J  E  R  O  M  E

M  A  Z  Z  A

SINGER-SONGWRITER-MULTI-INSTRUMENTALIST-PRODUCER

AND

FRONTMAN FOR PROGRESSIVE ROCK BAND

P I N N A C L E   P O I N T

NEW ALBUM 

'SYMPHONY OF MIND'

Jerome Mazza is a singer/songwriter born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. At the age of 8, Jerome taught himself how to play the guitar and sing after being
influenced by guitarist and singer/songwriter, Mark Farner of Grand Funk. 

Playing guitar and singing through his teenage years, he joined his first band at age 19 and toured the east coast in various pop and rock bands. Jerome started to write songs at the age of 25 and was very influenced by the rock band, Kansas, whose music combined classical music with progressive rock. 

While honing his songwriting and his singing, he became a session vocalist including singing commercials in Los Angeles for major corporations such as Coors Beer, Pizza Hut, HBO and several publishing firms. 

In 1990 Jerome became the lead singer for the second album from the Christian metal band, Angelica, entitled “Walking In Faith”.  The album ended up being the best-selling Angelica record. Still today, it’s known as one of the best metal albums in Christian music.
In 2015, Jerome recorded a self-titled solo album in the classical pop style. 

In 2016, Jerome became the lead singer and one of the founding members along with Torben Enevoldsen, of the band, Pinnacle Point. 

In 2017, Jerome contributed lead vocals to multiple tracks on Steve Walsh’s fourth solo album entitled “Black Butterfly” which was released on November 10, 2017. 

Jerome sings lead vocals on three songs (Winds Of War, Now Until Forever, Mercy On Me) and duets with Steve Walsh on the single “Born In Fire”. 

The Outlaw Son Album is available everywhere.

Fusing classic hard rock with the complexity of British prog rock, Pinnacle Point revolves around the songwriting abilities of Jerome Mazza (Ex-Angelica) and Torben Enevoldsen (Fate, Acacia Avenue, Section A). The two met online and started writing together in the beginning of 2016. Their debut album is entitled "Winds Of Change."

"Pinnacle Point is a rock band whose music blends the sounds of Melodic Rock and Epic, Progressive, Symphonic Rock. The band’s 2017 debut album Winds Of Change climbed the album-oriented rock charts and was voted top melodic rock album of the year for many rock music reviewers. The founding members are American lead singer, Jerome Mazza (Angelica, Outlaw Son solo album, and also featured as guest singer on Steve Walsh’s (x-Kansas) last album "Black Butterfly", and Danish guitarist Torben Enevoldsen (Fate, Acacia Avenue, Section A)"

Their brand-new album is entitled Pinnacle Point with a release date of July 17th, 2020. Preorder now

Preorder the new album by

Pinnacle Point

entitled

'Symphony Of Mind' 
 

Release Date: 17th July 2020

Preorder Now at

For more information about Jerome Mazza

 and Pinnacle Point

visit

https://www.facebook.com/JeromeMazzaMusician

https://www.facebook.com/pinnaclepointtheband

Preorder the new album by  Pinnacle Point 'Symphony Of Mind'

Featured Guest, Neal Smith July 28, 2020

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

Guest, Neal Smith

Guest Name: 
Neal Smith
Neal Smith
Guest Occupation: 
Legendary Drummer with The Alice Cooper Group
Guest Biography: 

N   E   I   L

S   M   I   T   H

LEGENDARY

A L I C E  C O O P E R  G R O U P

DRUMMER

RELEASES NEW ALBUM OF RETRO POP SONGS

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

 

Legendary Alice Cooper Group drummer Neal Smith released a new album on June 1st, 2020. Neal’s new Retro Pop album is titled “POP 85/95” signifying the music style and time period in which Neal wrote these songs between 1985 and 1995.The songs and album concept are totally sexy and politically incorrect. Neal’s “POP 85/95” songs represent all aspects of relationships, falling in and out of love in a simpler bygone era before Coronavirus, politically correctness and the new world disorder.

With the onslaught of glam hair bands and heavily homogenized rock of the 1980’s, Neal Smith, Hall of Fame Drummer and founding member of the original Alice Cooper Group, was looking for a new direction for his songwriting. Inspired by another drummer, songwriter, singer Phil Collins, Neal turned from writing hard rock to a slicker, more pop rock songwriting style. In the late 1980’s he took four of his new songs into the studio and recorded them. One of the songs “Secret Eyes” helped land a recording deal with newly formed record company called Grudge Records. Along with Dennis Dunaway (Alice Cooper fame), Joe Bouchard (Blue Oyster Cult fame), Charlie Hune (Ted Nugent fame) and lead guitarist Jay Jesse Johnson (also known as “Triple J”), a new band called “Deadringer” was formed and signed by Grudge Records. Deadringer recorded an album in 1989 called “Electrocution Of The Heart” featuring the single “Secret Eyes.” The album and Deadringer were all short lived after Grudge Records quick demise. After Deadringer and well into the 1990’s, Neal continued writing songs with Jay Jesse Johnson (“Triple J”) in this pop rock style.

Decades later, well into the New Millennium, Neal was searching through his archives of music and found those songs that he composed and recorded with ‘Triple J” between the years of 1985 and 1995. Inspired by “Triple J’s” amazing lead guitar work, Neal polished the songs and brought them back to life with the help of two of his best friends, Peter Catucci (bass guitar of Killsmith) and Rick Tedesco (guitarist/engineer). Now, much to the excitement of his fans worldwide, Neal Smith’s “POP 85/95” is available digitally and on CD!

 

To purchase: The New Album of Retro Pop Songs

"POP 85/95"

by Neal Smith

visit
https://nealsmithpop8595.hearnow.com

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visit
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Purchase: The New Album of Retro Pop Songs “POP 85/95” by Neal Smith

Featured Guest, Shirley King August 4, 2020

Broadcasting Date: 
Tuesday, August 04, 2020 07:00 pm

Guest, Shirley King

Guest Name: 
Shirley King
Guest Occupation: 
Blues Singer and Daughter of Legend B.B.King
Guest Biography: 

S  H  I  R  L  E  Y   K  I  N  G

REVERED SINGER

DAUGHTER OF LEGENDARY BLUES ICON

B. B. K I N G

NEW RELEASE WITH ALL-STAR CAST OF MUSICIANS

'B L U E S  F O R  A  K I N G'

 

Born and raised in West Memphis, Arkansas, Shirley began singing in the church choir at age nine. When she was thirteen, she met another music legend – Etta James. 

Young Shirley was so impressed by Etta’s performance that she made Etta her musical role model. Ruth Brown and the late Mahalia Jackson also greatly influenced the fledgling singer.
Shirley says, “I grew up around the stage watching my dad become famous, but I never imagined I’d become a blues singer too.” 

Ms. King came late to the blues, first trying it on in 1990. Within six months, she was a regular performer at famed Chicago blues club Kingston Mines. Two years later she released her first CD, “Jump Through My Keyhole.” 

In 1999, Shirley released her highly acclaimed blues album, “Daughter of the Blues,” which featured her soulful, bluesy versions of classics like Wang Dang Doodle, Sweet Home Chicago, Every Day I Have the Blues and, fittingly, The Thrill is Gone.

Once her father caught her act he lent his full support to Shirley’s efforts at carving out her own career.  She admits that having a legendary father helped open some doors for her, but it was her talent, charisma and high-energy stage presence, along with her big, beautiful singing voice, that put her on the musical map.  

From traditional blues to gospel to funky R&B to smooth soul, Shirley defies genre and her singing and stage antics never fails to excite her growing number of fans worldwide. 

Shirley also believes in giving back. She has also worked with kids as an artist-in-residence with the highly acclaimed Urban Gateways Arts in the Schools Program at Chicago Public Schools and continues to expose school children to the history blues has played in American culture. 

Shirley also published her memoirs in 2017 entitled Love is King, which is dedicated to her father and goes into detail about her life with her dad, to whom she was very close. 

Blues Hall of Fame guitarist Joe Louis Walker, who guests on two tracks on the new album, said, “I’ve had the honor of performing on two B.B. King albums.  Now I have the distinct honor and pleasure of playing on his daughter’s album, Shirley King, who is also my dear friend.  Keep the thrill goin’ on Shirley….”

With her powerful voice and outgoing personality, Shirley always rocks the house whether it’s on an international stage, a festival or a nightclub.  

She’s ready to bust out bigger than ever on her own in a way that would make her daddy proud.  Make sure to come along for the ride.

 Purchase the brand-new release

 by

SHIRLEY KING

entitled

BLUES FOR A KING

Recorded in Chicago, the album features an amazing array of guests including Steve Cropper, Elvin Bishop, Harvey Mandel, Robben Ford, Junior Wells, Martin Barre, Duke Robillard, Joe Louis Walker, Arthur Adams, Kirk Fletcher and Pat Travers, all of who wanted to pay their musical respects to this talented daughter of blues royalty.

Available at amazon.com

 

For more information about Shirley King

visit

Shirley King Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/shirley.king.790

B.B. King official website:

www.bbking.com

'Blues for a King' by Shirley King available now at amazon.com

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