Roadshow Revival a Ripping Roots-Rockabilly Rave-Up

8th annual festival inspired by former Ventura-area rockabilly raconteur Johnny Cash 2016 Roadshow Saturday Photo Gallery By Stephen K. Peeples The 8th Roadshow Revival rocked seaside Mission Park in Ventura, California Saturday and Sunday, June 25-16, 2016, as several thousand roots-rockabilly-punk-outlaw country music fans of all ages converged for a killer rave-up featuring more than Read More

Al Schmitt Bob Dylan Capitol Sessions Update 06-17-16

Grammy Legend Confirms All ‘Shadows in the Night’ and ‘Fallen Angels’ Tracks are from 2014; Dylan Recorded Another 30 Standards in Early 2016 By Stephen K. Peeples Twenty-three-time Grammy-winning recording engineer/producer Al Schmitt, who worked on Bob Dylan’s Capitol Studios sessions in fall 2014 and early 2016, confirmed that all 22 tracks released on Dylan’s “Shadows Read More

UPDATED: Bob Dylan ‘Fallen Angels’ Follows ‘Shadows in the Night’

Dylan Dropped First ‘Fallen Angels’ Single, ‘Melancholy Mood,’ as Download and on 4-Song Import 7″ Vinyl EP By Stephen K. Peeples UPDATED to include more information about the Capitol sessions Like Act II of a two-act play, Bob Dylan‘s 37th studio album – titled “Fallen Angels” and released May 20 on Columbia/Sony (four days before he Read More

Grammy Legend Al Schmitt Previews Bob Dylan’s ‘Shadows in the Night’

“My wife thinks it’s a sexy record,” says Al Schmitt, who recorded and engineered the Dylan sessions at Capitol Studios in fall 2014 By Stephen K. Peeples Multiple Grammy-winner Al Schmitt, who recorded and engineered “Shadows in the Night,” Bob Dylan‘s homage to songs from the great American songbook as recorded by Frank Sinatra, recently Read More

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

Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival, Melody Ranch, 04-22-12

“Meanwhile, back at Melody Ranch Motion Picture Studios on Sunday, April 22, for the second day of the 2012 Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival, we spent a little time with our friends Tom White and Bill and JoAnne Smith, but mostly wandered around shopping, taking pics and listening to music. My faves were the California Battalion, Read More

Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival, Melody Ranch, 04-21-12

“Fun at the first day of the 2012 Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival, hanging out with our friends Tom White, Clare Williams, Bill and JoAnne Smith, Nikki Pelley and Mary Culver. Melody Ranch Motion Picture Studio owners Renaud and Andre, Paul, Candy, Sue and the entire Veluzat family as well as everyone from the City of Read More

Melody Ranch Museum Presentation I, 04-20-12

“A large framed display of photos autographed by western stars who filmed at the historic Melody Ranch Motion Picture Studios in Newhall, Calif. was donated to the studio’s museum by my good friend Tom White on Friday, April 20, 2012. He invited me along for the ride. We hung out with the studio’s owners, Andre Read More

Tim Bogert All-Star Bash, March 18, 2012

“Legendary rock bassist Tim Bogert of Vanilla Fudge, Cactus and Beck-Bogert-Appice renown was guest of honor at an all-star jam at Courtyard by Marriott in Valencia, Calif., Sunday, March 18, 2012. The lineup featured Bogert and Moses Sparks (bass), British Invasion legend Spencer Davis (guitar), Luis Conte (percussion), Bryan Head (drums), Phil Parlapiano (organ), Ann-Marita Read More

Gene Vincent 40th Anniversary Bash, 10/12/11

“Gene Vincent’s family, friends and fans had a rockin’ good time at the Oct. 12, 2011 gathering at Joe’s Great American Bar & Grill in Burbank, marking the 40th anniversary of the first-generation rock ‘n’ roller’s death at Inter-Valley Hospital in Saugus and burial at Eternal Valley in Newhall. Christian Bouyer, a Newhall resident originally Read More