News and Reviews

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

Sara Niemietz and Snuffy Walden on 'House Blend.' Photo: (c) Stephen K. Peeples.

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,...

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...
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Guitarist Jim Hagen Grooves with Rod Bennett’s Vibes on ‘Jazzical’

For veteran contemporary jazz guitarist Jim Hagen, "Jazzical" is more than the follow-up to his critically acclaimed 2012 eponymous debut. "Jazzical" is also a sublime...
Jack Mack Rhythm & Blues Revue finale

UPDATED: Jack Mack Rhythm & Blues Revue Rips Up Canyon Club

Jack Mack Review by Stephen K. Peeples Updated to include exclusive interview with Jack Mack co-founder and guitarist Andrew Kastner The soul-stirring Jack Mack & The...

Boyd Elder ‘No AMF’ Marfa Bash a Feast of Family, Friends, Art

Nearly 100 family members, friends and admirers of Texas artlaw Boyd Elder gathered at The Capri in Marfa, Texas, on Saturday, Nov. 3, to...
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Rock Hall of Famer Chris Hillman & Desert Rose Band to play rare SoCal...

Chris Hillman and three members of The Desert Rose Band will make a rare appearance together on Saturday, Nov. 3, performing an unplugged set...

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...
Stephen K. Peeples on the air at KHTS AM 1220 Santa Clarita, California

Peeples Place at KHTS, Dec. 2, 2011

The following Santa Clarita Valley music column by Stephen K. Peeples was first published Dec. 2, 2011, on the Peeples Place page at www.hometownstation.com,...
Legendary cowboy band New West on SCVTV's House Blend with Stephen K. Peeples

Cowboy Band New West Guests on SCVTV’s ‘House Blend’

Santa Clarita cowboy music trio featuring Mike Fleming, Raul Reynoso and David Jackson celebrates the West, past and present By Stephen K. Peeples Legendary California cowboy...

Buddy Guy & Quinn Sullivan Playboy Jazz Q&A, June 2011

By Stephen K. Peeples Chicago blues legend, Grammy-winner, Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Famer and Kennedy Center honoree Buddy Guy returns to the Hollywood Bowl August 10, 2016,...
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