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News and reviews about music, concerts, events, technology and more by Stephen K. Peeples.

Santa Clarita Journalist Stephen K. Peeples Launches New Website

New StephenKPeeples.com Site Built with Chaz Key of Nine Eye Interactive on WordPress Platform Award-winning Santa Clarita journalist Stephen K. Peeples has produced a new...
Jim Hagen and Rod Bennett work out a few changes before a gig.

Rod Bennett Tribute – Hagen Jazz Leader Jim Hagen

Bennett and Hagen Were Musical Collaborators for More Than a Decade By Stephen K. Peeples Santa Clarita jazz vibes and percussion ace Rod Bennett, who died...
Jeff Beck 2016 promo photo

‘Strat Cats’ Jeff Beck & Buddy Guy Tour U.S., Rock Hollywood Bowl Aug. 10

By Stephen K. Peeples Grammy-winning Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame icons and Fender Stratocaster-playing "Strat Cats" Jeff Beck and Buddy Guy hit the road this...
Joe Nick Patoski with Doug Sahm insert

Joe Nick Patoski Q&A on Doug Sahm Film

Totally true tall tales from Texas about Biblical floods, Doug Sahm, Texas music, Texas Tornados, rednecks, cowboys, hippies, San Antonio, Austin, Houston, Huey P....
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...
Tanya Tucker: Country Baby – Circus Magazine, June 1, 1976

Tanya Tucker: Country Baby – Circus, June 1, 1976

Country music superstar Tanya Tucker at age 17 spoke with Santa Clarita journalist Stephen K. Peeples for a Circus magazine story published June 1,...
Playboy Jazz Festival press conference

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...

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...
Saugus High Students Win First Two Rod Bennett Scholarships 4

First Rod Bennett Scholarships Go to Saugus High Seniors

Bennett Scholarships update: Saugus High School graduating seniors James Klipfel and Diego Rumer (pictured at left) received the first two Rod Bennett Memorial Scholarship Trust Fund awards at...
Jerry Retzloff Lone Star Willie Nelson Rusty Wier

Lone Star Beer: Texas Music and Texas Beer Join Forces (1976)

The Backstory: In late 1975, Lone Star Brewing Co. marketing executives Jerry Retzloff and Barry Sullivan spoke with this reporter at length about the...
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