House Blend | Episode 25b: Kai Clark
ABOUT THE ARTIST
When one hears Kai Clark’s music, there is a familiar spark to his songs that is instantly recognizable. One might say that growing up with Gene Clark of The Byrds as his father, Kai Clark has been influenced by one of the world’s most creative and unique song writers.
Some parts of Kai’s musical heritage are obvious. The sound is familiar, but also a vessel of its own creation. Kai’s music can be decribed as Americana roots and alt-Country.
Kai finished his debut CD in the spring of 2010. His music has been featured on numerous radio shows across the country and his band has performed at several music festivals.
Kai Clark and his band take pride in being professional musicians, bringing with them a high degree of integrity, honesty, and dedication to every show and public appearance.
The Kai Clark Band includes Jim Moreland on drums, Ben Maddux on bass guitar, Nick Bearden on lead guitar and vocals, and Don Segien Jr. on guitar, banjo, mandolin and vocals.
ABOUT THE HOST
“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.