On the evening of Jan 8th, 2019 I invited my friends Cree Rider, Cara Louise & Drew Sheafor to join me at Naked Vine for my Singer Songwriter Storytelling Showcase. This was an incredible night filled with amazing songs and lots of laughs. 

Check out the full video on the Rock Paper Podcast YouTube channel! Big shout out to Dan Kelley again for his help recording these shows.

Be sure to follow Cree Rider Family Band, Cara Louise Band & LS Xprss on Facebook & Instagram to see when they are coming to a town near you!

Direct download: CreeCaraDrew1.8.mp3
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Singer songwriter Jenny Roques stops by to talk about her recent Sheryl Crow tribute show, her bands Desire Lines & Tortuga, Cowpuncher Jenny and play some live acoustic. 

On this episode you'll hear:

  • Burnin Moonlight 
  • The Fire (live acoustic)
  • Desire Lines "Beg For Love"
  • Tortuga "War Cries"

See Jenny LIVE

Jan 19 Desire Lines at Foam

Feb 9 Desire Lines at Foam

Feb 16 Desire Lines at Schlafly Tap Room

All things Jenny Roques at JennyRoques.com. Follow Jenny Roques, Desire Lines & Tortuga on Facebook for more dates & info.


Direct download: JennyRoquesRPP.mp3
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Over the weekend I took a drive out to Roxana, IL to meet up with My Remedy! We talk about how the group formed, some early cover songs they did, their first show, how they entertain themselves in a small town and play 2 songs live acoustic.

On this episode you'll hear:

  • Turn Around (live acoustic)
  • Too Long (live acoustic)

See them LIVE

1/19 at Sonny's Bar as Agitate The Airwaves presents Settle Your Scores, The Day After, Searching For Nostalgia, Castles & Coljac YSD. $10

Follow them on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram for more dates and info.

Direct download: MyRemedyRPP.mp3
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The other night I went up to Gaslight to meet Old Capital Square Dance Club. This was an evening of firsts for the show. It was the first time I've recorded a podcast in a pickup truck, and the first time using Zach's truck's bluetooth option to call Jesse during the show. Needless to say, this episode was a ton a fun! I talked with Zach Anderson, Drew Sheafor, Jesse McClary & special guest Gabby Blanton about the brand new album from OCSDC that has been 6 years in the making. We discuss some of the songs, the album release party and growing up in Vandalia, IL.

On this episode you'll hear:

  • Thing For You
  • Rivertown
  • American Dream

Find more info & music by following Old Capital Square Dance Club on Facebook. Digital music available on ITunes & Spotify. 

See them LIVE

Jan 25 at Old Rock House ALBUM RELEASE PARTY with Old Souls Revival, Elliott Pearson & The Passing Lane and The Hague. Tickets at OldRockHouse.com or MetroTix.com

Feb 16 at Off Broadway with The Fighting Side

Thank you to Gabrielle A Photography for snapping a few photos of us!


Direct download: OldCapitalSquareDanceClub2RPP.mp3
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Happy 2019!! I kick off the year with a fun new episode with Reggie Pearl & The Public. We get into some of the stories of how this group came to be, their brand new album, stories behind some of the songs, and jam 4 live acoustic songs from the living room. 

On this episode you'll hear:

  • Bridget
  • Jack (Live acoustic)
  • Bell Jar (Live acoustic)
  • Slap The Bag (Live acoustic)
  • #86 (Live acoustic)

Find all things Reggie Pearl & The Public on Spotify, ITunes or Bandcamp.com. Follow Reggie Pearl on Instagram & SoundCloud. Keep up with The Public on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.

See them LIVE

1/5 Private home show at Beef House (message for details)


Direct download: ThePublicRPP.mp3
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On December 11th I invited members of The Defeated County Langen Neubacher, Irene Allen, Devon Cahill & Jeremy Essig to join me at Naked Vine. The four of them sat on stools and played their songs live acoustic and shared stories around the songs. 

Follow The Defeated County, Langen, Devon & Jeremy on Facebook & Instagram. 

See them LIVE

3/16 at Schlafly Tap Room with Prairie Rehab & Sunset Over Houma

Thanks again to Naked Vine for having us out and their continued support!


Direct download: SingerSongwriter12.11.18.mp3
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The other night I stopped by to visit my friend Irene Allen at her home. She sat at the piano and played a few songs live for us! Hope you enjoy! 

See her LIVE

12/29 at Yaquis with Maness Brothers & Chris Powers

12/30 at Yaquis with Eric McSpadden

On this episode you'll hear:

  • “Favorite Pain Killer” (live)
  • “Sorry” (live)
  • The Barn Mice “Take Heart”
  • “The Sweet Spot” (live)
  • “Fuck You” (recorded Live at Off Broadway)

Everything else at TheIreneAllen.com

Direct download: IreneAllen2RPP.mp3
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Brother Lee & The Leather Jackals return to the show to discuss their latest album BEWARE OF BROTHER LEE, shooting their music video for "Hail Hail The Rat King", the album in a cabin in the woods, and we also get in to some creepy stories of ghosts, shadow people and more.

On this episode you'll hear:

  • Opus 1: Jonestown
  • Witching Hour
  • Hail Hail The Rat King

Pick up BEWARE OF BROTHER LEE wherever you download digital music. Stream it on Spotify. Physical copies at any of the upcoming shows!

See them LIVE

12/25 at St.Laborious aka The Church of Skatan

12/28 at Alpha Brewing Company (Morganford Location) with Pono AM & Dragon Falcon

12/30 at The East Room in Nashville, TN with Sweettalker, Behold The Brave & H.A.R.D 

12/31 at JJ's in Chattanooga, TN with Behold The Brave & Sweettalker

3/7 at Joe's Cafe in St.Louis, MO 

3/8 at Stagger Inn in Edwardsville, IL

Keep up with them on Facebook & Instagram! Subscribe to their YouTube channel!




Direct download: BroLeeRPP.mp3
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Chris Swan of Soul Motivation Records returns to the show to talk about his new album WELCOME TO THE FELLOWSHIP, stories behind the songs, his battle with addiction and more. We also talk about some of our favorite Christmas movies and more. This was such a fun one to record. I hope you enjoy this episode as much as I did. 

On this episode you'll hear:

  • The Fight Song (Rachel Platten Cover)
  • Creed & Vision 
  • Perfect
  • Abundance 

Find more Chris Swan music at ChrisSwanHipHop.com or SoulMotivationRecords.com. Keep up with Chris on Facebook & Instagram.

See him LIVE

1/15 at Evangeline's in St.Louis, MO

Pick up a copy of the album! Digitally available everywhere you download & stream music.


Direct download: ChrisSwan2RPP.mp3
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Singer songwriter Zach Sullentrup of Tidal Volume stops by to share some stories behind the songs, talk about their big holiday show, Weezer, roadtrip songs, his World Tour (of the Midwest), pizza and play some live acoustic! 

See Tidal Volume LIVE

12/28 at Blueberry Hill Duck Room with The Hoodie Life, Sigmund Frauds & Young Animals $12 

Tickets are available at Blueberry Hill box office or Ticketmaster.com

Follow Zach Sullentrup & Tidal Volume on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram for more dates & info. Keep an eye out for new music soon! Check out their 2 EP's wherever you get your digital music.

On this episode you'll hear:

  • Phone calls Home (Live acoustic)
  • He Gets Me High (Live acoustic)
  • Modern Anxiety (Live acoustic)

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

Direct download: ZachSullentrupRPP.mp3
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