House Blend | Episode 14: John Stratton
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Singer-songwriter-guitarist John Stratton, known to his fan base as Johnny Strat, is an exciting, up-and-coming alternative rock and acoustic artist. John, 19, and his fans have built a large presence online with over 8,000 mySpace friends, YouTube videos with more than 185,000 plays, and fan-based sites from all over the nation. Hailing from Santa Clarita, he and his band have been very successful in local concert venues. Before establishing his own artist career, John toured with Mitchel Musso (Disney) opening for Billy Ray Cyrus.
When his immense talent and internet presence became known to a Los Angeles production team, their studio collaboration lead to the hot new single “Lose To Win,” written by John. With its stunning melodies, ringing guitars, and great production, “Lose To Win,” will be a radio favorite and is the first release from John’s upcoming project.
ABOUT THE HOST@2011SCVTV
“House Blend” host, writer and co-producer Stephen K. Peeples is a Grammy-nominated record producer (“Monterey International Pop Festival,” 1992), award-winning radio writer-producer (“The Lost Lennon Tapes,” 1988-1990) and veteran record company executive (Capitol, Elektra/Asylum, Rhino). A Canyon Country resident since early 1988, Peeples wrote about the SCV music scene for The Signal newspaper in 2004-2006 and was Managing Editor of the My Santa Clarita community website in 2006-2007. He was The Signal’s Online Editor and social media manager from October 2007 to May 2011. In 2009 he was honored when The-Signal.com was named “Best Website” by the California Newspaper Publishers Association. A jazz and rock drummer since he was 12, Peeples was a member of the underground West L.A. garage band Peaking Duck from 1977-2008. In 2010, he co-founded the SCV-based jazz quartet RainTree.