Thursday, March 14, 2019

'STRAWBS' LEGENDARY SINGER-SONGWRITER-GUITARIST DAVID COUSINS ON 'INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS' W/RAY SHASHO-BBS RADIO

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SINGER-SONGWRITER-GUITARIST
' S  T  R  A  W  B  S'
Britain's most successful international 
progressive folk-rock band 

'CELEBRATING 50 YEARS'

EXCLUSIVE!


Strawbs are Britain's most successful international progressive folk-rock band. They are mentioned in the same breath as progressive rock bands Yes, King Crimson and The Moody Blues. Strawbs have a devoted fan base that continues to grow on the strength of their incredible live performances together with their classic albums over the years including "Grave New World", "Bursting at the Seams", "Hero & Heroine" and "Ghosts." The band has achieved sales of over three million albums, seven consecutive Strawbs albums have featured in the US Billboard Top 200 albums.

Many top musicians have featured in the Strawbs line-up over the years, including Sonjia Kristina, Blue Weaver, Don Airey and as well as Rick Wakeman, both his classically trained sons Adam and Oliver have been featured, a certain compliment to the band's talent. After several years of touring in both acoustic and electric lineups, in 2017 Strawbs released "The Ferryman's Curse", their first studio album of original material in eight years. The album returned to the album charts and garnered rave reviews worldwide!The current Strawbs line-up comprises David Cousins, lead guitarist Dave Lambert, bass player Chas Cronk, and drummer Tony Fernandez, who recorded and toured together in the 1970s. They are joined by keyboard and guitar virtuoso Dave Bainbridge of Iona - a band who created a mystical blend of rock, folk, Celtic and ambient music - a perfect match for Strawbs. 
British rock legends Strawbs will mark their 50th anniversary with a three-day event filled with exclusive musical performances that feature the band’s current line-up, special guests and many of the artists that have contributed to the band’s sound over its five-decade history.
The event will take place at The Strand Theater in Lakewood, New Jersey from April 26 through April 28, 2019 and will be hosted by Strawbs founding member David Cousins, along with long serving band mates Chas Cronk, Dave Lambert, Tony Fernandez and the band’s latest addition, Dave Bainbridge. Featuring special guests Tony Visconti, Annie Haslam, Larry Fast and others! 


Visit www.strawbs50.com for more information.

STRAWBS (Present) David Cousins (1968 - present) Dave Lambert (1972 - present) Chas Cronk (1973 - present) Tony Fernandez (1978 - present) Dave Bainbridge (2016 - present)


STRAWBS


The Ferryman's Curse






available at
amazon.com





How did a working-class boy from West London come to discover Sandy Denny and Rick Wakeman, work with iconic figures like David Bowie, Dickie Attenborough, and Dame Vera Lynn; meet royalty; change the face of commercial radio; and be granted God’s abundant blessings by The Pope? Find out in Dave Cousins Autobiography 

‘Exorcising Ghosts: Strawbs 
& Other Lives’
available at amazon.com

For more information about David Cousins and Strawbs visit www.strawbsweb.co.uk or www.strawbs50.com  and https://strand.org/get-tickets/



DAVID COUSINS

of the STRAWBS

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS
WITH RAY SHASHO

BBS RADIO

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Also don’t forget to purchase a copy of my book entitled Check the Gs -the true story of an eclectic American family and their Wacky family business ... available now at amazon.com. You’ll live it!!!

Have a great week everybody!

Thursday, March 7, 2019

GRAHAM RUSSELL TALKS ABOUT THE REMARKABLE CAREER OF 'AIR SUPPLY' ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS W/RAY SHASHO -BBS RADIO

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SINGER-SONGWRITER-GUITARIST
for SOFT ROCK LEGENDS
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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW
The remarkable duo of Graham Russell and Russell Hitchcock

Graham Russell & Russell Hitchcock met on May 12, 1975, the first day of rehearsals for “Jesus Christ Superstar” in Sydney, Australia; they became instant friends with their common love for The Beatles and, of course, singing.
After the shows’ performances at 10:30, they would play pizza parlors, coffee bars and night clubs with just one guitar and two voices. They quickly gained a reputation for great harmonies and for original songs that Graham was constantly writing. They made a demo on a cassette of two songs, “Love and Other Bruises” and “If You Knew Me” and took it to every record company in Sydney. Everyone turned it down but one — CBS Records — who admired their unique style.

They made a single in one afternoon and it shot to number one on the national charts. Air Supply was born! That same year, they opened for Rod Stewart across Australia and then throughout the U.S. and Canada playing all of the famous huge venues before Rod would take the stage. They found new fans but did not break the U.S. market.
Back in Australia they had to start again and made a record called Life Support. On this record were some treasures of songs, including “Lost in Love” which went Top 10 in Australia and somehow found its way to music industry executive Clive Davis in New York.

Clive immediately signed Air Supply to Arista Records and in 1980, “Lost in Love” became the fastest selling single in the world, leaping to the top of all of the charts. Now Air Supply was on their way. The second single was “All Out of Love,” and that went up the charts even quicker.
Seven top-five singles later, Air Supply at that time had equaled The Beatles’ run of consecutive top five singles. The albums Lost in LoveThe One That You LoveNow & Forever, and The Greatest Hits sold in excess of 20 million copies. “Lost in Love” was named Song of the Year in 1980, and, with the other singles, sold more than 10 million copies.
The trademark sound of Russell Hitchcock’s soaring tenor voice and Graham Russell’s simple yet majestic songs created a unique sound that would forever be known as Air Supply.

However, it is the live shows that always hold audience’s captive around the world. “Lost in Love”, “All Out of Love”, “The One That You Love”, “Sweet Dreams”, and “Making Love Out Of Nothing At All” have each achieved multi-million plays on the radio.

For more information about Graham Russell and Air Supply visit
www.airsupplymusic.com and www.facebook.com/AirSupplyMusicOfficialPage

TOUR DATES 2019

2/22 THE VINE AT DEL LAGO Waterloo, NY
2/24 CENTRO DE BELLAS ARTES LUIS A. FERRE San Juan, Puerto Rico
3/1 BLUE GATE THEATRE Shipshewana, IN
Sat 03/02/2019 Air Supply MGM Grand Detroit Detroit, MI
Sun 03/03/2019 Air Supply Genesee Theatre Waukegan, IL
Fri 03/15/2019 Air Supply Cache Creek Casino Resort Brooks, CA
Sat 03/16/2019 Air Supply Cache Creek Casino Resort Brooks, CA
Fri 03/22/2019 Air Supply Sands Bethlehem Event Center Bethlehem, PA
Sat 03/23/2019 Air Supply Bergen Performing Arts Ctr. Englewood, NJ
Fri 03/29/2019 Air Supply The Cabot Beverly, MA
Fri 04/05/2019 Air Supply Saban Theatre Beverly Hills, CA
Sat 04/06/2019 Air Supply Nugget Casino Resort Sparks, NV
Fri 04/12/2019 Air Supply Wilson Center Wilmington, NC
Thu 05/02/2019 Air Supply Thalia Mara Hall Jackson, MS
Fri 05/24/2019 Air Supply The Orleans Hotel & Casino Showroom
Las Vegas, NV
Sat 05/25/2019 Air Supply The Orleans Hotel & Casino Showroom
 Las Vegas, NV
Sun 05/26/2019 Air Supply The Orleans Hotel & Casino Showroom
Las Vegas, NV
Sun 07/28/2019 Air Supply Cain Park Cleveland Heights, OH
Sat 08/17/2019 Air Supply Libbey Bowl Ojai, CA
Thu 10/24/2019 Air Supply Thalia Mara Hall Jackson, MS

GRAHAM RUSSELL

SINGER-SONGWRITER-GUITARIST
of 'AIR SUPPLY'
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW
on 
INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS
WITH RAY SHASHO

BBS RADIO

CLICK BELOW TO LISTEN





Also don’t forget to purchase a copy of my book entitled Check the Gs -the true story of an eclectic American family and their Wacky family business ... available now at amazon.com. You’ll live it!!!
Have a great week everybody!



Thursday, February 28, 2019

TOM DREESEN TOURED W/FRANK SINATRA FOR 14 YEARS SPECIAL GUEST ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS W/RAY SHASHO -BBS RADIO

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LEGENDARY STAND-UP COMEDIAN 
& ACTOR
On TOURING with
 F R A N K   S I N A T R A 
for fourteen years
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW
Tom Dreesen’s life is equal parts comedy and philanthropy. He excels at both and has created an extraordinary legacy in both arenas.
Dreesen has made over 500 appearances on national television as a stand-up comedian, including more than 60 appearances on The Tonight Show. He was a favorite guest of David Letterman, and frequently hosted the show in Letterman’s absence. For 14 years he toured cross country and opened for Frank Sinatra, and has appeared countless times in Las Vegas, Tahoe, Reno and Atlantic City with artists like Smokey Robinson, Liza Minnelli, Natalie Cole and Sammy Davis, Jr. Tom has acted in numerous television shows – from Columbo to Murder She Wrote – and appeared in motion pictures including Man on the Moon and Spaceballs. He has recorded comedy albums, starred in his own TV comedy special, Dreesen Street, and hosted a late-night talk show in Chicago, Night Time Starring Tom Dreesen.
He appeared to rave reviews around the country in his one-man show “An Evening of Laughter and Memories of Sinatra.”
TIM REID & TOM DREESEN

Dreesen’s comic style is down-to-earth, warm and unpretentious. Daily Variety called him “a thorough pro… one of the most respected family comedians of our time.” Frank Sinatra, who called himself a “saloon singer,” characterized Dreesen as a “saloon comedian.” “We’re a couple of neighborhood kind of guys,” said Sinatra.

Tom Dreesen’s hometown of Harvey, Illinois named a street after him. He was also a 2005 recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor.
For more information about Tom Dreesen visit 


Tim & Tom 


An American Comedy
 in Black and White 

by 

Tim Reid

Tom Dreesen 

Ron Rapoport 



 -available at amazon.com




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STAND-UP COMEDIAN /ACTOR

SPECIAL GUEST 
ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS
W/RAY SHASHO
BBS RADIO

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Also don’t forget to purchase a copy of my book entitled Check the Gs -the true story of an eclectic American family and their Wacky family business ... available now at amazon.com. You’ll live it!!!

Have a great week everybody!

Thursday, February 21, 2019

JOHN MAYALL' GODFATHER OF BRITISH BLUES' SPECIAL GUEST ON 'INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS' W/RAY SHASHO -BBS RADIO

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THE GODFATHER OF BRITISH BLUES
NEW ALBUM 'NOBODY TOLD ME'
FEATURING ALL-STAR CAST OF LEGENDARY MUSICIANS

Including 
Todd Rundgren
Little Steven Van Zandt of The E Street Band
Alex Lifeson from Rush
Joe Bonamassa
Larry McCray
and Carolyn Wonderland 

EXCLUSIVE

For over 50 years, John Mayall has served as a pioneer of blues music, rightly earning him the title, "The Godfather of British Blues". In 2013, John signed with producer Eric Corne's label, Forty Below Records, and has since been experiencing a true artistic and career renaissance, including a Blues Hall of Fame induction in 2015.

On February 22nd Forty Below Records will release Nobody Told Me, the new studio album from The Godfather of British Blues, John Mayall. ​ As with his last handful of albums, Mayall again shares production duties with Forty Below Founder Eric Corne who also handles engineering and mixing duties.  
The album boasts an impressive and diverse list of guest guitarists, all personal favorites of Mayall’s including Todd Rundgren, Little Steven Van Zandt of The E Street Band, Alex Lifeson from Rush, Joe Bonamassa, Larry McCray and Carolyn Wonderland who will be joining the band on tour. Also, on hand are Mayall’s dynamic Chicago rhythm section of Greg Rzab on bass guitar and Jay Davenport on drums, along with Billy Watts (Lucinda Williams) on rhythm guitar and Mayall’s regular horn section, moonlighting from their day job in The Late Show with Conan O’Brien’s house band. 
Eric Burdon from The Animals-Stu Leathwood from The Koobas
Keith Ellis from The Koobas-Roy Wood  from Woods and The o'jays-Jimi Hendrix from The Jimi Hendrix Experience-Noel Redding from The Jimi Hendrix Experience-Carl Wayne-John Mayall-Steve Winwood from Traffic-Trevor Burton from Steve Gibbons Band-Roy Morris The Koobas

The album was recorded at The Foo Fighters’ Studio 606 on the same legendary Sound City Neve console his one-time protégés from Fleetwood Mac used to record parts of the best-selling Rumors album.  
“This project has been a true labor of love for me and I can’t wait for people to hear the fireworks that took place,” beams Mayall. Nobody Told Me is an apt title for the blues icon who suffered a recent unexpected health scare shortly after recording the album. But, the seemingly ageless road dog, who famously takes no days off and carries his own gear on tour, has been given a clean bill of health and plans to return to his usual grueling touring schedule to support the release. 

QUOTES
John Mayall has actually run an incredibly great school for musicians. …Eric Clapton

John Mayall, he was the Master of It. If it wasn't for the British musicians, a lot of us black musicians in America would still be catchin' the hell that we caught long before. So, thanks to all you guys, thank you very much! …BB King

I had this friend in London, John Mayall of the Bluesbreakers, who used to play me a lot of records late at night. He was a kind of DJ-type guy. You'd go back to his place, and he'd sit you down, give you a drink, and say "Just check this out." He'd go over to his deck, and for hours he'd blast you with B.B. King, Eric Clapton - he was sort of showing me where all of Eric's stuff was from, you know. He gave me a little evening's education in that. I was turned on after that, and I went and bought an Epiphone. So, then I could wind up with the Vox amp and get some nice feedback. …Paul McCartney

Purchase Nobody Told Me, the new studio album from Blues Hall of Fame member, John Mayall boasts an impressive and diverse list of guest guitarists, all personal favorites of Mayall’s including Todd Rundgren, Little Steven Van Zandt of The E Street Band, Alex Lifeson from Rush, Joe Bonamassa, Larry McCray and Carolyn Wonderland who will be joining the band on tour. 
Nobody Told Me will be available Feb 22nd at amazon.com

JOHN MAYALL 
"NOBODY TOLD ME"
TRACKS
01 What Have I Done Wrong (featuring Joe Bonamassa)
02 The Moon Is Full (featuring Larry McCray)
03 Evil And Here To Stay (featuring Alex Lifeson)
04 That’s What Love Will Make You Do (featuring Todd Rundgren)
05 Distant Lonesome Train (featuring Carolyn Wonderland)
06 Delta Hurricane (featuring Joe Bonamassa)
07 The Hurt Inside (featuring Larry McCray)
08 It’s So Tough (featuring Steven Van Zandt)
09 Like It Like You Do (featuring Carolyn Wonderland)
10 Nobody Told Me (featuring Carolyn Wonderland)

For more information about John Mayall and the latest tour information visit www.johnmayall.com 




JOHN MAYALL ON TOUR 2019
Date  Venue        City
Tue 26 Feb 2019  Pakkahuone       Tampere, Finland
Wed 27 Feb 2019 Cirkus        Helsinki, Finland 
Fri 01 Mar 2019   Nalen Stora Salen        Stockholm, Sweden    
Sat 02 Mar 2019  Slagthuset  Malmö, Sweden  
Sun 03 Mar 2019 Rockefeller Oslo, Norway     
Mon 04 Mar 2019 Pustervik    Gothenburg, Sweden   
Tue 05 Mar 2019 Kulturhuset Viften        Rødovre, Denmark      
Wed 06 Mar 2019 Train Aarhus, Denmark
Fri 08 Mar 2019   Rosenhof    Osnabrück, Germany  
Sat 09 Mar 2019  Die Kantine Cologne, Germany      
Sun 10 Mar 2019 Colos-Saal  Aschaffenburg, Germany     
Tue 12 Mar 2019 Die Fabrik in Altona      Hamburg, Germany    
Wed 13 Mar 2019 Columbia Theater Berlin, Germany 
Thu 14 Mar 2019 Georg-Friedrich-Händel-Halle Halle, Germany  
Fri 15 Mar 2019   Forum Karlín       Prague, Czech Republic
Sun 17 Mar 2019 Klub Stodoła       Warsaw, Poland  
Mon 18 Mar 2019 Klub Studio Krakow, Poland  
Tue 19 Mar 2019 Akvárium Klub     Budapest, Hungary     
Wed 20 Mar 2019 Porgy & Bess       Vienna, Austria   
Thu 21 Mar 2019 Dom Im Berg      Graz, Austria      
Fri 22 Mar 2019   Teatro Nuovo Giovanni da Udine     Udine, Italy
Sun 24 Mar 2019 Teatro Delle Muse        Ancona, Italy     
Mon 25 Mar 2019 Teatro Obihall     Florence, Italy    
Tue 26 Mar 2019 Auditorium Parco della Musica        Rome, Italy
Wed 27 Mar 2019 Teatro Politeama Genova      Genoa, Italy      
Thu 28 Mar 2019 Auditorium Santa Chiara       Trento, Italy      
Fri 29 Mar 2019   Campus Industry Music 43123       Parma, Italy      
Sat 30 Mar 2019  Pala Phenomenon Fontaneto d'Agogna, Italy    
Sun 31 Mar 2019 Les Docks   Lausanne, Switzerland 
Tue 02 Apr 2019  La Laiterie  Strasbourg, France     
Wed 03 Apr 2019 Le Splendid Lille, France       
Thu 04 Apr 2019  Zeche        Bochum, Germany      
Fri 05 Apr 2019   Hirsch        Nuremberg, Germany  
Sun 07 Apr 2019 Im Wizemann     Stuttgart, Germany     
Mon 08 Apr 2019 Muffathalle Munich, Germany
Tue 09 Apr 2019  Volkshaus   Zürich, Switzerland     
Thu 11 Apr 2019  Le Bataclan Paris, France      
Fri 12 Apr 2019   De Roma    Borgerhout, Belgium   
Sat 13 Apr 2019  Patronaat   Haarlem, Netherlands  
Sun 14 Apr 2019 De Oosterpoort   Groningen, Netherlands
Tue 16 Apr 2019  Ronnie Scott's     London, UK
Tue 16 Apr 2019  Ronnie Scott's     London, UK
Wed 17 Apr 2019 Ronnie Scott's     London, UK
Wed 17 Apr 2019 Ronnie Scott's     London, UK
Thu 18 Apr 2019  Ronnie Scott's     London, UK
Thu 18 Apr 2019  Ronnie Scott's     London, UK
Sat 18 May 2019 Doheny Blues Festival 2019   Dana Point, CA, US     
Tue 18 Jun 2019  Aladdin Theater   Portland, OR, US
Thu 20 Jun 2019  Tower Theatre    Bend, OR, US     
Sat 22 Jun 2019  Rio Theatre Santa Cruz, CA, US     
Tue 25 Jun 2019  Crest Theatre      Sacramento, CA, US    
Wed 26 Jun 2019 The Siren   Morro Bay, CA, US      
Thu 08 Aug 2019 Iridium      New York, NY, US
Fri 09 Aug 2019   Iridium      New York, NY, US
Sat 10 Aug 2019  Iridium      New York, NY, US



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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW
on Interviewing the Legends
with Ray Shasho
BBS Radio
CLICK BELOW TO LISTEN






Also don’t forget to purchase a copy of my book entitled Check the Gs -the true story of an eclectic American family and their Wacky family business ... available now at amazon.com. You’ll live it!!!

Have a great week everybody!