Stewart ‘Dirk’ Fischer: An Appreciation

Fischer left a brilliant legacy of 60-plus years of arrangements and compositions. The Santa Clarita Valley lost a legendary composer/arranger and music educator, his family lost its remaining patriarch, and I lost a great friend when Stewart Roussard “Dirk” Fischer checked out on Monday afternoon, Feb. 25, 2013, at the age of 88. On Mar. 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

Book Review: Suze Rotolo’s ‘A Freewheelin’ Time’

Visit the Peeples Place at KHTS front page. For years Suze Rotolo was the mystery girl Bob Dylan was pictured walking with down a slushy Greenwich Village street on the cover of his second album, 1963’s “The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan.” Rotolo was his first serious relationship in New York City after he arrived there from Hibbing, Minn., in late Read More

‘Carry On’ with Stephen Stills Boxed Set

Visit the Peeples Place at KHTS front page. The much-anticipated Stephen Stills “Carry On” boxed set is due from Rhino Entertainment on March 26, four CDs stuffed with classics and rarities spanning the first 50 years of the singer, writer, multi-instrumentalist, producer and bandleader’s colorful career, from the edge of 17 to just last year. 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

Prima Jr. & Band pack stage, blow lid off the Malibu Inn

Visit the Peeples Place at KHTS front page. Capping a series of TV and live dates in the L.A. area, Las Vegas-based jump-swing party band Louis Prima Jr.  and The Witnesses featuring singer Sarah Spiegel blew the lid off the Malibu Inn nightclub Saturday night, Sept. 29. Jamming the postage-stamp-sized stage, the nine-piece band decked Read More

Nikhil Korula Band Grooves in San Diego

Blending jazz, rock and reggae, the Nikhil Korula Band will bring its vibrant sound and dance rhythms to RT’s Longboard Grill in San Diego on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012 at 10 p.m. The sextet will perform original compositions from their latest CD, “Music of the New Day” (available on iTunes), as well as other classic Read More

Louis Prima Jr. and Band to Jump, Jive ‘n’ Wail in H’wood, Malibu

Visit the Peeples Place at KHTS front page. Las Vegas-based jump-swing party band Louis Prima Jr.  and The Witnesses featuring singer Sarah Spiegel swing west across the desert to the Left Coast for special performances in Hollywood and Malibu in September, key dates on their coast-to-coast tour supporting their acclaimed “Return of the Wildest!” debut Read More

Nesmith Rejoins Monkees For Fall Tour; Stops in L.A., Santa Barbara

Surviving Monkees Michael Nesmith, Micky Dolenz, and Peter Tork return to the concert stage in November 2012 for a historic, 12-date tour of the United States. These performances will mark their first concerts together since 1997, and follow the unexpected passing of their musical comrade Davy Jones in February. Plans call for Jones to be Read More