A bit ago I was fortunate enough to talk some Jazz with a few of the best in the city at The Dark Room. I was joined by Ben Reece (Saxophone), Mo Egeston (Piano) & Kasimu Taylor (Trumpet). We discussed the Sounds Of St.Louis showcase that was put together at The Dark Room & Grandel Theatre after LouFest was canceled, how they became regulars at The Dark Room, the Kranzberg Arts Foundation and much more.

On this episode you'll hear:

  • Mo Egeston - Themes From G6
  • Ben Reece's Unity Quartet - Lazy Afternoon
  • Kasimu Taylor Quartet - Laura Therina

See them LIVE at the Dark Room

Kasimu Taylor every Wednesday

Ben Reece Unity Quartet every Thursday

Mo Egeston every Saturday

Follow them on Facebook for more dates and music.



Direct download: BenMoKasimuRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:44am CST

Singer songwriter Gavin M. returns to the show! We recorded this one at his home in St.Louis, MO and talked about his upcoming trip to Europe, upcoming dates, played some live acoustic and share a brand new song "Don't Forget Me" that he wrote which is been helping raising money for Alzheimer's disease.

On this episode you'll hear:

  • Where Did Your Heart Go (Live Acoustic)
  • Don't Forget Me ft Bel De Silva

Get more Gavin M music wherever you buy digital music or CDs at any of his shows. Gavin-M.com

See him LIVE

Oct 5 Belleville,  IL Chili Cook Off

Oct 8 at Gaslight 

Oct 19 at Scape 

Find all of his dates, and his travel blog as he documents his journey on tour at Gavin-M.com



Direct download: GavinM4RPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:53am CST

On September 11, 2018 I invited Emily Wallace, Kevin Babb & Joshua Eaker to join me for my monthly Singer Songwriter Storytelling Show at Naked Vine. This is the audio from that evening!

Don't miss the next one on Oct 9th (and every 2nd Tuesday of the month) with Phillip Russo, Matthew Hitchcock & Samantha Clemons. 7pm $5

Be sure to follow them on Facebook & Instagram and download some music from Emily Wallace (and her band The Sleepy Rubies), Kevin Babb and Joshua Eaker (and his band Brother Lee and The Leather Jackals).


Direct download: EmilyKevinJosh911RPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:30am CST

Scott James returns! I had a real good time hanging out with Comedian/Musician Scott James in his basement which we turned into a  make shift podcast studio for the afternoon. We talked about everything from comedy, his old band, football, and more. 

See Scott LIVE

Oct 4th at The Babylon in St.Peters for Stand Up Showcase with Jack Schurk & Jimmy Day

Dec 6th at The Firebird

Follow Scott on Facebook & Twitter for more dates & information


Direct download: ScottJames2RPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:08am CST

Ryan, Nick & Nathan of St.Louis band Anima/Animus join me to discuss their debut EP and EP Release Party, stories behind some of the songs, their new music video, are most Metal things we've done, recording with Matt Amelung and a lot more. Recorded in the basement of Strange Donuts so shout out to Strange Donuts for letting us hang out.

On this epiosde you'll hear

  • Drift Away
  • 6 Years
  • Ancient

Be sure to pick up the EP wherever you get your digital music. Follow them on Facebook & Instagram. See them LIVE

Oct 21 at Fubar with My Children My Bride

Nov 10 at Fubar with Unimagined 


Direct download: AnimaAnimusRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:47am CST

Today's episode I'm joined by the cast of Efflictim. We talk about how this cast came together, taking the film from a web series to feature film, their premiere party and much more. 

Head over to EfflictimTheMovie.com today to purchase tickets to the premiere happening November 3rd in Emerson Theater at Harris Stowe University St.Louis, MO.

On this episode you'll hear Divide The Empire's "Carnival Ride" which appears on the Efflicitim soundtrack. 


Direct download: EfflictimRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:06am CST

The Fade return! They brought along a tasty new album with them! I caught up with them before rehersal at their Mercy Studios to discuss the new album GOOD DREAM GONE, their release party, recording, stories behind the songs and much more. 

On this episode you'll hear:

  • I Wanna Go
  • Hollow Doors
  • Shoe Fits

Join us on October 6th at The Duck Room in Blueberry Hill for the GOOD DREAM GONE Release Party with special guests TOK & The Mindframes. Tickets are $6 in advance and may be purchased at the Blueberry Hill box office or Ticketmaster.com

Follow The Fade on Facebook & Instagram!

Listen to Rock Paper Podcast on Spotify, ITunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music apps or click PLAY


Direct download: TheFade2RPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:52am CST

Today I welcome back to the show my friends Jeff & Jennifer Nichols (Tencents) & Brandon Barbier (Outrun The Fall). They brought along Brian Higginbotham (Fighting For Autism) to discuss their upcoming event. 

We get into talking about some of the history of Fighting For Autism, some of the stats around autism, other events they host around the world and more. We talk about how the idea of Spectrum of Sound Music Festival came to be, the bands that will be playing, what else to expect and much more.

On this episode you'll hear

  • Outrun The Fall - Wolf Tiger
  • Echoes From Ashes - Cold Surrender
  • Luxora - Death Of A Best Friend

Join us September 29th at Olympia Athletics Center in St.Charles, MO for Spectrum of Sound Music Festival featuring live music from:

  • Outrun The Fall
  • Common Jones
  • Tree One Four
  • Luxora
  • Echoes From Ashes
  • Pogo Funk
  • Guerrilla Theory
  • Common Time Blues
  • Calloway Circus
  • Joe Bizelli

You can also expect:

  • Face painting
  • Food
  • Car Smash
  • Car Show
  • Burnout Contest
  • Fashion Show
  • and much more

Get involved with Fighting For Autism on Facebook and RSVP to the event. FightingForAutism.com

Listen to Rock Paper Podcast on Spotify, ITunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music apps or ROCKPAPERPODCAST.com

Direct download: SpectrumOfSoundRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:54am CST

Last weekend Brad Williams was in St.Louis performing all 5 shows at Helium Comedy Club. I was able to make it out Thursday night and met Brad after the show. I've been a big fan of his for a long time now, from his comedy CDs and Specials to his podcast About Last Night that he does with Adam Ray. This episode was recording in the green room at Helium Comedy just before the Saturday night shows.

We talk about Brad's weekend in St.Louis checking out City Museum and eating some BBQ, his new Netflix special coming this Fall, his podcast and more. 

If you haven't, pick up Brad's Showtime specials FUN SIZE and DADDY ISSUES on DVD or pick up his 2 CD's. BradWilliamsComedy.com. Follow him on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram to see when he's in your town. Also click SUBSCRIBE to About Last Night!


Direct download: BradWilliamsRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:52am CST

St.Louis rock band Karma Dealer join me on today's episode to discuss their debut EP, Release Party, preview some of the tracks, stories behind the songs and more.

On this episode you'll hear:

  • Hang Man
  • D'Juice
  • Anarchy
  • Save Me

See Karma Dealer LIVE

9/15 at Blueberry Hill Duck Room EP RELEASE PARTY with Divide The Empire, Of Wolves And Whiskey & Armenta $10

9/22 at Ink Spot Block Party in Winfield, MO with Inimical Drive, Steeples, Divide The Empire, Sky Burnt White, Out Amongst The Masses, Common Jones, Fly Method, Outrun The Fall, Modern Gold, Hounds, Bleach & Yung Wallflower. FREE with Ticket!

10/27 at Sonny's Bar for Agitate The Airwaves Halloween Show

11/3 at Red Fish Blue Fish in St.Charles, MO with Divine Sorrow & The Many Colored Death

Follow Karma Dealer on Facebook & Instagram for more information. 

Listen to Rock Paper Podcast on Spotify, ITunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music apps or click PLAY

Direct download: KarmaDealerRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:37pm CST