Al Schmitt at 2013 Grammy Awards. Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images, courtesy Al Schmitt

Grammy Legend Al Schmitt Honored with Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Ceremony Outside Capitol Tower Set for Thurs., Aug. 13 at 11:30 a.m.  By Stephen K. Peeples Al Schmitt, the most honored recording engineer and producer in Grammy...

Herb Pedersen Q&A on Earl Scruggs, 03-31-12

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...

‘Layla’ Engineers Ron and Howard Albert Q&A

The epochal 1970 "Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs" album by Derek & The Dominos — Eric Clapton (guitar, vocals), Bobby Whitlock (keyboards, vocals),...

Spotlight Q&A with Domino Bobby Whitlock, Pt. 1: Intro & Stax

Special note for SCV music fans headed to the SXSW 2012 music blowout in Austin: Derek & The Dominos legend Bobby Whitlock and his...

From Grooving in the Playboy Jazz Crowd to Playing on the Festival Stage

Ulysses Bella of East Los Angeles was one of those hard-partying music fans way up in the back of the 18,000-seat Hollywood Bowl the...
Sir George Martin in 2006. Photo: Adam Sharp.

Sir George Martin Tribute – Mark Lewisohn, Beatles Biographer

By Stephen K. Peeples U.S. Exclusive: Beatles Author and Sir George Martin Collaborator Talks About Legendary Producer's Life and Legacy Sir George Martin, the legendary British...
Texas icons Doug Sahm, Big Red & Lone Star

Groovin’ Doug Sahm Film Premieres in L.A. July 30

UPDATE: Now-closed Kickstarter campaign to pay for music licensing surpassed $75,000 goal by $15K By Stephen K. Peeples “Sir Doug & The Genuine Texas Cosmic Groove,”...

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...
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. Peeples Popular young Santa Clarita rock...
Nikhil Korula Band

Nikhil Korula Launches Solo EP, NK Band Rocks House of Blues

Group Headlines July 9 with Songs from Korula's 'Solo Sessions' By Stephen K. Peeples Multi-genre singer, songwriter, guitarist and bandleader Nikhil Korula and the NK Band...
Santa Clarita journalist, Grammy nominee, award-winning radio producer, award-winning online editor, veteran writer-producer-talent for print, radio, TV and the Web. See the About section at stephenkpeeples.com.