This episode I welcome some of the people who started Rock University and planned the Rock University Festival. Get to know a little more about them, how Rock U started & what to expect at the festival. 

On this episode you'll hear:

  • Common Jones "Jones Dub"
  • Bleach "Dead"
  • Boomtown United "Love Like Fire"
  • Outrun The Fall "Wolftiger"

Join us July 21st at The Babylon in St.Peters, MO for this years 8th Annual Rock U Festival with live music from Boomtown United, Common Jones, Guerrilla Theory, Elbow Through Hammer, Outrun The Fall, Divide The Empire, Out Amongst The Masses, The Many Colored Death, Pogo Funk, Bleach, Yeah Whatever, To Be Determined, Chasing Ginger & Jen Galinski. $10 cover or donation of musical instrument. Proceeds go to Play It Forward STL & SK8 Club United. 

Besides the live music, there will also be a half pipe for skating, vendors, great food and cold drinks. All ages til 11pm, 21+ til 1a.

Follow all of these bands & Rock U Festival on Facebook & Instagram.

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The other night my friend Dustin Arbuckle rolled through town and stopped in at the Broadway Oyster Bar with his band Dustin Arbuckle & The Damnations and Katy Guillen & The Girls. It was an incredible evening of great music. Dustin was nice enough to take a few minutes out before the show to record with me. We sat in their tour bus and talked about their new EP, touring, White Castles, some of Moreland & Arbuckle's 15 year history, shooting the new music video & more.

On this episode you'll hear:

  • Half a Piece 
  • Say My Name
  • My Getaway

Pick up your copy of the EP at

See them on tour!

July 6 in Nescopeck, PA at Briggs Farm Blues Festival

July 7 in Wrightsville, PA at Reds, Whites & Blues Festival at Moon Dancer Winery

July 8 in Sellersville, PA at Sellersville Theater 1894

July 9 in Miamisburg, OH at Blue Note Bistro & Lounge

Aug 3 in Salina, KS at Friday Night Live at Campbell Plaza

Aug 4 in Omaha, NE at Harney Street Tavern

Full calendar, merch & everything on the website. Fall them on Facebook & Instagram!

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I'm very excited to welcome Singer Songwriter Samantha Clemons to the show! I had such a great time recording this one, and getting to know a little more about Samantha. We talk about her childhood and growing up, discovering music and writing, recording her EP, being a mother, stories behind the songs and play some live acoustic!

On this episode you'll hear:

  • Burn
  • No Room (Live Acoustic)
  • Blow You Down

Pick up her BURN EP wherever you get your digital music. Stream it on Spotify. Also be sure to follow her on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. Subscribe to her YouTube channel!

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Last Friday I took a drive out to Swansea, IL to hang out with Jesse & John of Wooden Puddin to discuss how this group came to be, talk about Shania Twain, jam some live acoustic and whole lot more!

Follow Wooden Puddin on Facebook for more dates coming soon! They are taking off the month of July as they'll be touring with Old Salt Union. You can catch Old Salt Union under the Arch on July 4th at 3:45pm.

On this episode you'll hear:

  • Dink's Song (Live Acoustic) 
  • New York City (Live Acoustic)

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Heavy metal rockers As Earth Shatters join me for a new episode of Rock Paper Podcast! I caught up with them at their band practice. It was about 100 degrees that day so you'll hear the fan blowing on us so we don't die during the show. We get into talking about new music, give you an exclusive first listen of their single "Anxiety", talk about recording with Gabe Usery at Encapsulated Studios, touring and we even make a new drinking game!

Grab your beverage of choice and take a swig every time you hear Sammy Hagar!

On this episode you'll hear:

  • Indifference
  • Alone
  • Anxiety

Purchase some As Earth Shatters tunes on ITunes or Bandcamp, listen on Spotify.

See them LIVE

Aug 31-Sept 2 at Midwestern Rockfest at Camp Manitowa at Rend Lake with OneDay, Discrepancies, Fly Method, Ashland, Pure October, Inner Outlines & more

Find more dates & info by following the band on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. Subscribe to their YouTube channel. 


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After Wednesday stops by the show to talk about their upcoming new music, big release party, recording with Zagk Gibbons at Gaslight, playing a show with Nick Jonas, stories behind the 3 EP's, jam some live acoustic & more.

Get a sneak peek at their new EP

  • 19
  • Tattoo (Live Acoustic)
  • Can't Get Through (Live Acoustic)

Check out After Wednesday's new tunes on ITunes & Spotify or your favorite digital outlet.

June 28th 19 will be available. Pick up your copy TODAY!

July 12th 20 will be avilable

July 26th 21 will be available

See them LIVE

July 29 at Blueberry Hill Duck Room with Thames & The Astounds

Follow After Wednesday on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram for more dates & information. 


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This weekend I stopped in at band practice to hang out with the guys of Brother Francis & The Soultones to talk about their new EP, upcoming shows, stories behind some of the music and a whole lot more!

Brother Francis & The Soultones are (Left to Right): Jacob (Bass), Ryan (Keys), Francis (Guitar/Vocals) & Taylor (Drums)

Pick up their EP TODAY! Now available on ITunes & Bandcamp

On this episode you'll get a sneak peek at the EP

  • Haven't Got The Time
  • Right Now

See them LIVE

6/28 at Venice Cafe

7/12 at Venice Cafe

7/14 Mound City Music Fest with Common Jones, The Scandaleros, Monkh and The People, Guerrilla Theory, Break Night & More at Atomic Cowboy

7/20 at Venice Cafe

7/21 at City Museum at Beatnik Bob's

Follow them on Facebook for more dates. 

Thanks to my wonderful friends at Naked Vine for their support of the show. Swing by and visit them for a glass of wine or whiskey and around for the show. Full listing of wines, whiskey & beers along with their music calendar at Follow them on Facebook Twitter & Instagram!

I’m very proud to say this show is now sponsored by Hess Van Schlemer Metalworks. Give them a call for all of your metal working needs.   Visit them at 

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Fly Method returns to Rock Paper Podcast! We talk about their big news of adding a new member to the band Guitarist Matt Benne, we talk about upcoming summer shows, new merch and play some Jenga. 

On this episode you'll hear:

-Grace of God 

Purchase some Fly Method music on ITunes, stream on Spotify. Pick up a new shirt or hat at the shows!

See them LIVE

6/30 at The Firebird for Common Jones album release party with Guerrilla Theory & Pogo Funk

7/21 at Floor Fest

8/8 at Old Rock House for Freddy's Freedom Project 

8/31-9/2 at Mid West Rock Fest at Rend Lake

Find more information by following Fly Method on Facebook & Instagram. 

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The other night I caught up with Hal Pascale of Cherokee Moon to talk about her moving to St.Louis, putting together this band, stories behind some of the songs, debut their first single "Rules" and play some live!

On this episode you'll hear:

  • Rules
  • Just The Other Day (Live)

See them LIVE

6/29 at The Monocle with Jenny Roques 

7/7 at Old Rock House with Miles Nielsen & The Rusted Hearts

Follow Cherokee Moon on Facebook & Instagram for more updates!

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Photographer Nate Burrell stops by the show to share some stories of his work, his travels, working with artists like Patrick Sweany, John Calvin Abney & Ryan Koenig, getting in to making music videos & more.

Find his portfolio at

Subscribe to his YouTube channel. Follow him on Instagram!

We talk about shooting John Calvin Abney's "Get Your House In Order" music video. Check out that video!

On this episode you'll hear:

  • Patrick Sweany "Up And Down" from his latest ANCIENT NOISE album
  • John Calvin Abney "Get Your House In Oreder" from his latest COYOTE album

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