Thu, 30 July 2015
On this episode of Rock Paper Podcast, I got to get to know two of the finalist in this years St.Louis Funny Bone Comedy Competition, Jon Maddy & Jake Ashlock.
This one is super silly and packed full of laughs. We talk about their start in comedy, influences, Jake does his spot on Fonzie impression, and discuss Space Jam 2.
See Jon & Jake Friday 7/31 at American's Tavern. Comedy Throwdown with Shon Don, Max Price & Nathan Orton vs. Andrew Frank, Stryker Spurlock, & Matt Rose. 9pm.
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Tue, 28 July 2015
Really fun episode! I sat down with the star of It's A Hard Rock Life, Bryan Chappell & Paul Schaffrin of Divine Sorrow, Keith Dickerson of Pedaling To Stop Pushing, and filmmaker Ken Calcaterra.
Closing out the episode you'll hear "Everything" from Divine Sorrow's TALES OF DESCENSION.
See Divine Sorrow September 16 at Pop's with Ace Frehley of KISS
Check out the Pedaling To Stop Pushing & It's A Hard Rock Life Facebook pages for more information.
Mon, 27 July 2015
Last week Joshua Powell came through St.Louis on his solo tour. Before his set at Mangia Italiano that evening, I got to sit and discuss the Joshua Powell & The Great Train Robbery ALYOSHA with him. He also played 3 live acoustic songs for the show.
Joshua performed Gunfighter Ballad of the 21st Century & Birth Control which will appear on ALYOSHA available in Ocotber. He also performed Principles of Salt from their COMMONWEALTH EP.
Buy some Joshua Powell & The Great Train Robbery music and find all of his tour dates at JoshuaPowellMusic.com
Be sure to follow him on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.
Thu, 23 July 2015
Episode 94 I get to sit and chat for an hour with one of my favorites, long time friend, John Henry. I've been following John around for several years now. It was a lot of fun to have an intimate chat about all the things going on in his life right now musical & professionally. We discuss John's upcoming record he's been working on, becoming a father, and his work on the Open Highway Music Festival.
Closing out the show, hear John's latest single "Broken City" from his upcoming album.
See John Henry live Friday July 24 at The Ready Room in St.Louis with Robert Earl Keen.
Also be sure to catch the Open Highway Music Festival going on Aug 5-9 at Off Broadway in St.Louis.
Wed, 22 July 2015
The other night I had the opportunity to catch up with singer songwriter Cree Rider of the Cree Rider Family Band. We sat in Dunaway Books in Tower Grove and played a few songs. On this episode you'll hear live acoustic performances of:
"You're Always Leaving" & "If You're Gonna Cheat Me" from One Night Stand album
"Lonesome When I'm Gone" from the upcoming Let The River Rise album
"One More Thing" a Mississippi Mike cover
Closing out the show you'll hear the studio version of "Family Band" from the upcoming Let The River Rise Album. You can pick up that album August 15 at Focal Point in Maplewood, MO at the Cree Rider Family Band CD Release show. TICKETS HERE
You can also catch CRFB at the New Town Amphitheatre on July 25th
And don't miss Cree Fest 3 at Off Broadway on Sept 6.
Tue, 21 July 2015
Episode 92 joined by long time friends Rek & Chris of The Hush List. We talked about the recent release of their EP, how much of a bad ass Dave Grohl is, and Chris even plays an acoustic tune for us "For The Birds."
You can see The Hush List live August 8 at Blueberry Hill in the Duck Room with Highly Suspect for $10.57.
Sat, 18 July 2015
The other night I caught up with new friend Matt Newlin of the 2nd Annual Sham Film Festival to get to know a little bit more about what it's all about. We discussed some of the big summer movies coming out, the amazing Kung Fury trailer, and the Film Festival.
We recorded this episode live inside of a St.Louis Bread Co so disregard the bit of background noise.
Come check out the 2nd Annual Sham Film Festival Sept 25 & 26 at Winfred Moore Auditorium at Webster University. All information can be found on ShamFilmFestival.com. Follow them on Facebook & Twitter as well.
There is also a preview weekend coming up August 1, where you have an oppurtunity to preview some of the films and get some discounted tickets. This event is happening at Art Bar on Cherokee. RSVP here
Thu, 16 July 2015
Woo! This is a wild one! Episode 90 with J Boozer, self proclaimed "World's Drunkest Band" joins Rock Paper Pocast to discuss his grand return to St.Louis. J Boozer is not a one man band, he's a band with one man! This is the first time on the podcast that I did some drinking. Notice the picture I shared with this post, that bottle of Captain Morgan was almost full when J and myself set down to record this episode. We had some help finishing the bottle as a few fans stopped by and guest appearance by Anthony Sasser.
See J Boozer with Alient Ant Farm July 17 at the Firebird
Big THANKS to Walter at CD Warehouse for putting up with us and allowing us to record in his place. Go see him and pick up a copy of J Boozer's PISSING LIFE AWAY album.
On this episode you'll hear "Heather" and "Smoke A Joint" from Pissing Life Away, and "When Saturday Night Turns Into Sunday Morning".
Wed, 15 July 2015
Episode 89 I stopped by to visit with Jack Grelle. We discuessed his upcoming European tour, his album STEERING ME AWAY, and he even performed 2 new unreleased songs "Know When To Run" & "Not Taking After Me"
See Jack Grelle and his band, along with the Yellow Bellied Sap Suckers, Jack Klatt, and The Bottlesnakes at Off Broadway July 25th. This will be Jack's last show in town til the Fall. You can also see him in Kansas City July 31st with St.Louis' own Pokey LaFarge.
Pick up a copy of Jack's album STEERING ME AWAY on CD or Vinyl from his site JackGrelle.com, ITunes, Bandcamp.com or Music Record Shop on Manchester in St.Louis.
Mon, 13 July 2015
Over the weekend I stopped by and caught up with friend of the show Jeff Nations. You might remember Jeff from Episode 6 last year. We talked about his upcoming show with his band Various Hands, being named RFT's Cover Band of the Year for 2015 with The Town Drunks, and his summer tour.
See Various Hands on the LEARN TO DANCE TOUR
7/18 at Blueberry Hill in the Duck Room with Brother Lee & The Leather Jackals, Vanilla Beans, and CITIZEN8
7/19 Nashville, TN
7/20 Springfield, MO
7/21 Norman, OK
7/22 Wichita, KS
7/23 Des Moines, IA
7/24 Cherry Valley, IL
more information on VariousHandsmusic.com/tour
Follow Various Hands on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.
And follow Jeff's cover band The Town Drunk on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.
Buy a copy of Hypoluxo EP on ITunes, Bandcamp.com or pick up a copy at the shows. Hear "R.M.A." from the EP at the end of this episode, and Jeff also plays "The Fleeting Starlight" live acoustic on the show.