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.
In addition to his “Peeples Place at KHTS” blog, Stephen K. Peeples is a features writer/reporter and photographer for KHTS Radio News (hometownstation.com) and SCVNews.com, and host, writer and co-producer of the weekly “House Blend” music and interview television show on SCVTV, community television for the Santa Clarita Valley (scvhouseblend.com). A former SCV music and entertainment columnist for The Signal (2004-2011) and drummer with SCV jazz group RainTree (raintreejazz.com, 2010-2011), Peeples is a Grammy-nominated record producer (“Monterey International Pop Festival,” MIPF/Rhino, 1992), an award-winning radio producer (“The Lost Lennon Tapes,” Westwood One, 1988-1990) and an award-winning online editor (The Signal website, 2007-2011). For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit stephenkpeeples.com.