Louis Prima Jr. and The Witnesses ‘Blow’ Hard on Second Album

Party Band Updates Classic  Jump-Swing Style with New Originals on Second Album, an Out-of-the-Box Jazz Hit On “Blow,” Louis Prima Jr. and The Witnesses‘ second album, the singer-trumpet player and his rowdy horn-driven party band blow hard and mostly fast on 11 tracks including eight new originals, with barely containable brass and sass. Even more Read More

All Strings Attached - The Shemanski Family Bluegrass Band

All Strings Attached – Shemanski Family Plays ‘House Blend’

Bluegrass Quintet from Leona Valley Makes TV Debut with High-Lonesome Classics By Stephen K. Peeples All Strings Attached, the all-acoustic vocal-instrumental quintet featuring members of the Shemanski family from Leona Valley, California, makes its TV debut with a set of high-lonesome bluegrass classics on SCVTV’s “House Blend” show, hosted by Santa Clarita journalist Stephen K. Peeples Read More

Woodwork on SCVTV's House Blend with Stephen K. Peeples

Woodwork Carves Progressive Instrumental Set on SCVTV’s ‘House Blend’

Hot young Santa Clarita trio makes TV debut, plays sneak preview of first album, due late summer 2014 By Stephen K. Peeples Progressive instrumental trio Woodwork makes its TV debut carving a set of four new original songs on an all-new edition of  SCVTV’s “House Blend” series, hosted by Santa Clarita journalist Stephen K. Peeples and Read More

Legendary cowboy band New West on SCVTV's House Blend with Stephen K. Peeples

Cowboy Band New West Guests on SCVTV’s ‘House Blend’

Santa Clarita cowboy music trio featuring Mike Fleming, Raul Reynoso and David Jackson celebrates the West, past and present By Stephen K. Peeples Legendary California cowboy band New West takes the stage on an all-new edition of  SCVTV’s popular “House Blend” series hosted by Santa Clarita journalist Stephen K. Peeples, premiering Saturday, April 12, at 10 Read More

Limitless members Emily and Ryan Arshonsky on SCVTV's House Blend with Stephen K. Peeples

Limitless Returns to SCVTV’s ‘House Blend’ with Stephen K. Peeples

Santa Clarita Teen Brother-Sister Duo Features Songs from their Debut Album, ‘Not Quite New,’ Chat with Host in Second Read More

The Narwhals on SCVTV's 'House Blend' with Stephen K. Peeples screenshot

The Narwhals, formerly The Feaver, Rock ‘House Blend’ on SCVTV

Young Santa Clarita rock band reboots with new name, more original sound, premieres new songs on TV By Stephen K. Read More


Beatles Ed Sullivan Debut Rocked Sis and Me

An Appreciation by a Pair of First-Generation Fans who Saw the Fab Four’s ‘Ed Sullivan Show’ Debut and Birth of U.S. Read More


Beatles on Sullivan Changed My Life for 50 Years

An Appreciation by a First-Generation Fan who's Touched the Dream We've heard lots of famous and not-so-famous Read More

Lori Andrews and her harp on the set of House Blend

Jazz Harp Queen Lori Andrews Encores on ‘House Blend’

Lori Andrews backed by Bart Samolis (guitar/bass) and Jim Honeyman (sax) By Stephen K. Peeples Visit the Peeples Read More

Blast from the Past!

The Beatles in Liverpool, Sept. 28, 1962.

Lewisohn’s Beatles Invasion 2013: Late October Bi-Coastal Blitz for Bloomingdale’s Book Signings and Panels in NYC and L.A. Mark Lewisohn, the world-renowned and respected Beatles expert and author, heads from home in London to America this week on a bi-coastal blitz promoting “The Beatles — All These Years: Volume One: Tune In,”  leading up to Read More

Last page of the John Lennon, Yoko Ono and Jerry Rubin Q&A

John Lennon, Yoko Ono & Jerry Rubin Q-A with Rock Media after Co-Hosting ‘The Mike Douglas Show’ Week of Feb. 14-18, 1972 Note: The following Q&A was first published in Stephen K. Peeples’ book accompanying Rhino Home Video’s “John Lennon & Yoko Ono on ‘The Mike Douglas Show’” VHS boxed set, released in May 1998. Read More

Picking Up the Tempo

Feature Review: Waylon Jennings – ‘Are You Ready for the Country,’ PUTT, 7/7/76 Waylon’s bid for a wider audience gets a closer look in Picking Up the Tempo, July 7, 1976 By Stephen K. Peeples (Backstory: This is a Waylon Jennings feature album review I wrote on a portable college-sized electric typewriter at outlaw country Read More

Kina's eponymous debut album, Dreamworks Records, 2000.

DreamWorks Records Kina Artist Bio by Stephen K. Peeples August 1999 “I’m a ball of emotion. And very sensitive. I come off guarded to most people. But most people just don’t realize how sensitive I am. My songs are raw emotion, just different aspects of it.” — Kina Kina, emotionally on fire, extremely sensitive, exceptionally wary, Read More

McGuinn Flies on the Web, Carries On Folk Tradition James Joseph McGuinn III, better known as Roger McGuinn, is cofounder of The Byrds and a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee. His roots are in folk, and he is now using the Internet to further the folk tradition. He has several vintage and recent tracks Read More

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