Mike Madriaga 9:30 a.m., May 25
- Blurt: "Buck Howdy's On the Case" · Nov. 11, 2009
Steve Vaus wrote the Jerome’s and Barona Casino TV jingles, and he’s done studio work for Willie Nelson, Kim Carnes, and Randy Travis. In addition, he has created music for network television programs, pro sports teams, the America's Cup, the Olympics, the World Series, and the United States Navy Blue Angels.
Vaus performs and records as Buck Howdy, a singing cowboy who sings children’s tunes. He was nominated for Grammy Awards for children’s records released in 2007 and 2008. He was nominated again for two 2010 Grammy Awards: Best Musical Album for Children for Pete Seeger Tribute: Ageless Kids’ Songs and Best Spoken-Word Album for Children for Aaaah! Spooky, Scary Stories & Songs.
On election day in November 2012, the Singing Cowboy won his bid for a seat on the Poway City Council.