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, at 10 p.m. Pacific Time.
With Nesmith on acoustic guitar and backing vocalists Debra Tala (aka “The Brunette”) and Laura Drew (aka “The Blonde”), the tall, willowy Link performs exclsuive unplugged versions of three harmonious new songs from her forthcoming and as-yet-untitled eighth solo album, produced by Nesmith and set for release this spring.
“Gettin’ Old,” “City Lights” and “Gossip Queen” make their worldwide TV debut in this “House Blend” episode, which also includes the classic video for “One Drop of Poison,” the title track of her 2007 album.
Based in Los Angeles and enjoying an international cult following, Link and Nesmith also talk with Peeples for a few minutes between songs about the duo’s individual and collective back-stories, including how they met and began making music together (professionally and personally) a decade ago, how her original song ideas come from the “cosmic radio” station in her head, and how she came to have such a vociferous following in Japan.
“House Blend” is hosted and written by Peeples, who co-produces the series at the SCVTV Media Center in Newhall, Calif., with SCVTV studio director Megan Perez. She also directs the show, assisted by SCVTV’s Austin Dave. Leon Worden, SCVTV president/CEO, is the series’ executive producer.
“House Blend” premiered on SCVTV in September 2010 and airs Saturdays at 10 p.m. Pacific Time, with an encore Thursdays at the same time. The series is seen on Time Warner Cable Channel 20 in the Santa Clarita Valley, and AT&T U-Verse Channel 99 throughout Los Angeles and Orange counties.
The program also streams live at the same times everywhere via the Web at scvtv.com.
In addition, all “House Blend” shows produced to date — nearly 30 original editions with music and interviews and a dozen all-music best-of compilations — are archived and viewable on demand; click here.
A series highlight is the May 2011 “House Blend” program featuring folk-country-bluegrass legends Chris Hillman and Herb Pedersen, one of three finalists for a WAVE award from the Western Alliance for Community Media. Read more here.
Soundcheck, the music show which highlights SCV based musicians and their original music, will be showcasing the rock sounds of Luca and the ethereal melodies from Lilliana Villines, all in the beautiful, outdoor surroundings at the Rancho Camulos Museum, in this first episode of season three.
Due to an excessive heat forecast for the Santa Clarita Valley, the city of Santa Clarita will have its three branches of the Santa Clarita Public Library open as cooling centers beginning Tuesday, June 15.
Although they are still awaiting the autopsy results, Los Angeles County Homicide Bureau detectives said they do not believe at this time that foul play resulted in a body being discovered near Castaic Lake on Tuesday.
In an improvement from his critical, yet stable, status last week, the Los Angeles County Fire Department captain hospitalized at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital is in “fair” condition, according to officials.
Following its selection by the American Public Works Association’s (APWA) Southern California Chapter as a 2020 Project of the Year, the city of Santa Clarita’s Inclusive Play Area at Canyon Country Park was recently named the Innovative Design of the Year Project by the APWA’s High Desert Branch.
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