Gregg Rolie on His Time with Santana, Journey, and Ringo Starr

Veteran singer-songwriter discusses his new solo album Sonic Ranch

Kyle Meredith With... Gregg Rolie
Kyle Meredith With… Gregg Rolie

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Gregg Rolie speaks with Kyle Meredith about his new solo record Sonic Ranch. The original lead singer of Santana, who would go on to form and front Journey alongside Steve Perry until his early 80’s departure, has spent the last decade working on the LP. He was first sidetracked by joining Ringo Starr, followed by a Santana reunion in 2016, and then reconnecting with Neal Schon in 2018. Rolie shares how working alongside The Beatles drummer inspired the song “What About Love”, the benefits of collaborating with his own son, and why he re-recorded the Journey classic “Look into the Future”.

Kyle Meredith With… is an interview series in which WFPK’s Kyle Meredith speaks to a wide breadth of musicians. Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, Meredith digs deep into the artist’s work to find out how the music is made and where their journey is going, from legendary artists like Robert Plant, Paul McCartney, U2 and Bryan Ferry, to the newer class of The National, St. Vincent, Arctic Monkeys, Haim, and Father John Misty.

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