Brubeck Brothers Honor Dave Brubeck at Playboy Jazz Festival

Sons Honor Dad on Father’s Day at Playboy Jazz Festival By Stephen K. Peeples Anchored by two of the late Dave Brubeck’s four sons, the Brubeck Brothers Quartet will pay tribute to their legendary father’s music and legacy at the Playboy Jazz Festival at the Hollywood Bowl on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 16. Known to Read More

Playboy Jazz Festival 2013 Swings June 15-16

Father’s Day Weekend Lineup Stars Sheila E., Naturally 7/Herbie Hancock, Trombone Shorty, the Brubeck Brothers, George Duke/Jeffrey Osborne and 15 More from Legends to Newcomers By Stephen K. Peeples Visit the Peeples Place at KHTS portal. Latin/rock drums and percussion ace Sheila E., vocal group Naturally 7 with Herbie Hancock; smooth jazz legends Bob James/David Read More

Singer Sara Niemietz, Guitarist Snuffy Walden Preview New Songs on ‘House Blend’

Return to the Peeples Place at KHTS portal. Sara Niemietz & Snuffy Walden make encore ‘House Blend’ appearance Santa Clarita-based rock, soul and torch singer, songwriter, guitarist, recording artist and actress Sara Niemietz, along with her mentor, guitarist, songwriter and producer W.G. “Snuffy” Walden,” are the special guests on the next all-new edition of “House Read More

Circe Link, Christian Nesmith Guest On SCVTV’S ‘House Blend’

Genre-bending singer, songwriter, guitarist, bandleader and indie recording artist Circe Link with guitarist/songwriter/producer Christian Nesmith take center stage on the next all-new edition of “House Blend,” the WAVE award-nominated music-and-interview program on SCVTV hosted by veteran music journalist Stephen K. Peeples, debuting on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, at 10 p.m. Pacific Time. With Nesmith on acoustic guitar and backing vocalists Read More

‘House Blend’ Launches Season 3 with Sean Wiggins & Paul Houston of lOne gOat

Visit the Peeples Place at KHTS front page. Rock ’n’ soul singer, writer, guitarist, bandleader and indie recording artist Sean Wiggins is the featured performer on the Season 3 premiere of “House Blend,” the WAVE award-nominated music-and-interview program on SCVTV hosted by veteran music journalist Stephen K. Peeples, debuting on Saturday, Jan. 5, at 10 Read More

Auction of Historic Gear from Les Paul Collection Raises Nearly $5M for Foundation

Visit the Peeples Place at KHTS portal. The Les Paul Estate and the Les Paul Foundation tied in with Julien’s Auctions in downtown Beverly Hills Friday and Saturday, June 8-9,  for a marathon auction of guitars, amps, recording gear, memorabilia and lots more from the electric guitar and multi-tracking pioneer’s personal collection. According to Julien’s, Read More

Against the Odds, Summer Meltdown Rocks The Plaza

Back to the Peeples Place at KHTS portal. Popular Hawaii-bred, Santa Barbara-based reggae-rock band Iration headlined a multi-genre roster of more than 25 bands that rocked two stages at The Plaza Theatre in Newhall and drew more than 500 young music fans to the ninth annual “Summer Meltdown Concert for Social Inclusion and Autism Awareness” Read More

Loafers’ Glory Debuts on SCVTV’s ‘House Blend’ with Stephen K. Peeples

Back to the Peeples Place at KHTS portal. Loafers’ Glory featuring country rock/bluegrass legends Herb Pedersen and Bill Bryson plus veteran multi-instrumentalists Tom Sauber and Patrick Sauber are special guests Saturday night, May 12, on “House Blend” on SCVTV, hosted by Stephen K. Peeples. The all-acoustic quartet performs four songs during the half-hour show — Read More

Quebe Sisters Cowboy Festival Spotlight Q&A

Back to the Peeples Place at KHTS front page. The Quebe Sisters Band from Fort Worth, Texas, headlined the Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival at Renaud and Andre Veluzat’s world-famous Melody Ranch Motion Picture Studios in Newhall, Calif.’s Placerita Canyon, packing the big main stage tent on both Saturday and Sunday, April 21-22, 2012 (left). It Read More

Spotlight Q&A with Herb Pedersen on Earl Scruggs

Folk-country-rock-bluegrass-Americana legend Herb Pedersen (Vern & Ray, The Dillards, Desert Rose Band, Loafer’s Glory) spoke with me for a few minutes on Saturday, March 31, 2012, about his time working with and longtime friendship with the late bluegrass banjo pioneer Earl Scruggs, who died March 28 at 88.We were hanging out in the lobby at Read More