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Episode 36a: Ron Tanksi
Ron Tanski    Ron Tanski, one of Los Angeles’ most popular live performers, is a blues singer, songwriter, composer and avant garde blues, rock and jazz pianist.
His debut CD, “Dragged You Down,” charted at No. 3 on the RMR Blues Music Radio Top 40 and was in the Top 100 Most Radio Played blues CDs of 2011.
Tanski, an award-winning member of the Santa Clarita Valley Blues Society, has worked as a pianist with Grammy-winning guitar great Albert Lee, blues Grammy nominee Phil Gates and blues greats Osee Anderson and the late J.J. “Bad Boy” Jones. Tanski was also the first ever “white boy” house piano player at the famous Lindberg’s Blues Club.
Tanski’s written music for award-winning animated shorts, co-wrote the score for the independent film “Everyone Knows How to Spell Luv,” and performs jingles for radio. He also writes sacred music and for children’s musical theatre.
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Stephen K. Peeples    “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 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.
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