Episode 349- Jason & Preston of Sawhorse Studios

This week I caught up with 2 producer/engineers that are on top of their game, none other than Jason McEntire & Preston Jones of Sawhorse Studios. Sawhorse has been a staple of St.Louis music for the last 10 years. They've recorded with some of my favorites like Funky Butt Brass Band, The Sleepy Rubies, The Provels, Fivefold, The Goodtime Engineers, The Feed, Midnight Reveille, Kevin Bowers and the list goes on.

We recorded this one in Jason's studio after hours and had a lot of laughs. We talk about their start into music and becoming audio engineers, some good advice for bands looking to record and everything else!

Be sure to check out Sawhorse Studios at SawhorseStudios.com & Facebook.

 

Direct download: SawhorseStudiosRPP.mp3
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Episode 348- Vijoy Rao

A bit ago I sat down with musician and entrepreneur Vijoy Rao of Magic Room Brand. We talk about his background in music, starting his own company, how he came to name the company, how their sticks & picks are different than the rest and what's coming up for Magic Room Brand.

Head over to MagicRoomBrand.com and pick up some new drumsticks and guitar picks.

Follow Magic Room Brand on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.

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

Direct download: VijoyRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:06am CST

Episode 347- Lusid

Last weekend I stopped by to visit Lusid at his home in St.Louis, MO to talk about his start in music, some of his different personas, plans for 2017, some upcoming shows, our love of Beck, and everything else. 

See LUSID Live!

1/27 The Bootleg in Lawrence, KS

1/28 2720 Cherokee

1/29 Old Rock House with That1guy

2/10 Lusid Night at Archive Music House

4/27-29 MoRoots Festival

On this episode you'll hear 3 songs from Lusid including his new single "Seeker." For more music check him out on Spotify, Facebook & Lusidelia.com

Listen on ITunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music apps or click PLAY

Direct download: LusidRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:00am CST

Episode 346- Anthony Doria & Coty Cech

Singer Songwriter Anthony Doria returns to the show. This time he brought along special guest Coty Cech (aka Ivan Petro Kimskie). We had a great time and a lot of laughs recording this episode. Anthony performs 4 originals live acoustic.

  • Frienemy
  • Hot Sauce (ft Ivan Petro Kimskie)
  • Dreamer
  • The Hangover song

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We also discuss him recording at Gaslight, and hopefully having a You, Me & Dougie album out soon. Along with recording there, Anthony has also started hosting Singer Songwriter Sessions there on Sundays once a month as a part of Allegro Entertainment. Keep an eye out for February's date. GaslightSTL.com or AllegroSTL.com.

Come see Anthony with You, Me & Dougie LIVE

1/26 at Nick's Pub

1/28 at Nick's Pub

Follow You, Me & Dougie on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram for more dates.

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

Direct download: AnthonyDoriaRPP.mp3
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Episode 345- Christian Lawrence

It finally happened, Christian Lawrence is on the Rock Paper Podcast. This guy has been hustling all over St.Louis in the comedy scene putting together tons of great sketch comedy shows with Bare Knuckle Comedy, History Shmistory, and more. We talk about his start in comedy, our love for Nick Vatterott, Run Ronnie Run, his upcoming shows and everything in between.

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See Christian LIVE

Jan 25 in Chicago for History Shmistory

Jan 28 Contraceptive Comedy with Stryker Spurlock at Shameless Grounds

Feb 17 Impolite Company with Chris Cyr at The Crack Fox

Feb 23 History Shmistory at Foam 7-9

Mar 7th Zach Peterson at Foam

Mar 18th Tomorrow

 

More dates, videos and information visit BareKnuckleComedy.com. Also on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.

Direct download: ChristianLawrenceRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:27pm CST

Episode 344- Gerard Erker

Last week I went to visit my friend Gerard Erker of The Mighty Pines & Grass Fed Mule at his home in St.Louis, MO. We talked a bit about his start in music, some of the projects he is a part of, and a cancer benefit he helped put together for his friend.

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Come out Feb 4 to 2720 Cherokee for Fashogan Fest! All proceeds of the this event go help support Nick's medical bills. LIVE MUSIC from:

  • The Mighty Pines
  • Jack Grelle
  • Grass Fed Mule
  • The Scandaleros
  • Hillary Fitz Band
  • Oak, Steel & Lightning
  • The Best Cat Memes
  • Break Night
  • Circle The Wagons

16114264_10100783884431313_4962646011807498833_nOn this episode you'll hear 2 live acoustic performances from Gerard. First song is an instrumental titled "Ashtray" and then closing out the show you'll hear an unreleased song Gerard wrote "Lonesome Blues". Let him know what you think of it! Keep up with The Mighty Pines (TheMightyPines.com) & Grass Fed Mule (GrassFedMule.com) on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.

You can also see Gerard LIVE

Monday's Keepin' It Grassy (Open Jam) at Pop's Blue Moon

1/24 at Broadway Oyster Bar 6-8 Solo

1/25 at Venice Cafe with The Mighty Pines

1/27 at 2720 Cherokee for Road To Summer Camp with Grass Fed Mule

1/28 at Off Broadway for Benefit For Giant Steps with Grass Fed Mule

2/1 at Venice Cafe with The Mighty Pines

Listen on ITunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music apps or ROCKPAPERPODCAST.com

Direct download: GerardErkerRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:46am CST

Episode 343- Chris Helmick

A bit ago I caught up with Chris Helmick of Toefire Tribe to talk about about what he's been up to with his career in music therapy. Chris plays 2 live acoustic tunes, and the stories around the songs. We talk about the benefit he's hosting this weekend for Autism.

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On this episode you'll hear

  • "This Space"
  • "Feel The Rising Tide"

Join us Jan 28th at OFF BROADWAY in St.Louis, MO. Live music from The Dust Covers, Grass Fed Mule, The Bottoms Up Blues Gang & Cree Rider Family Band. This is a benefit for Giant Steps of St.Louis: A School For Autism. Suggested donation $20. 8pm

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Catch Chris performing LIVE

Feb 17 at Off Broadway for Gordon Lightfoot Tribute

Tickets at OffBroadwaySTL.com

More information follow Toefire Tribe on Facebook & Instagram.

Direct download: ChrisHelmickRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:36pm CST

The other day I stopped in at a St.Louis Bread Co to talk with Chris & Ron of Kingdom Brothers. We had a nice time talking about how the band formed, their new album TIMES HARD, songwriting, National Blues Museum and more.

On this episode you'll hear "Come Back" & "Not Gonna Worry" from their album TIMES HARD. Now available on ITunes, KingdomBrothersBand.com & physical copies at the National Blues Museum gift shop.

See them LIVE

1/20 at National Blues Museum

more dates on Facebook & KingdomBrothersBand.com

 

Direct download: KingdomBrothersRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:01am CST

Episode 341- Suzie Cue

Last weekend I went to visit my friend Suzie Cue to talk about her new music she's working on. Suzie had been on the show once before with Robin Wheeler when they co-hosted their podcast Ridin' Wit St.Louis (RidinWithStlouis.com). This time we focused on her new EP she's finishing up, her side project Red Scare Blacklist, her birthday show, opening for Mu330 and more!

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See Suzie Cue LIVE

First Thursday of every Month at Venice Cafe

Feb 2 at Venice 3 Bands 3 bucks

Feb 10 Full Band at The Way Out Club

On this episode you'll hear a single "Typewrite To Me" and a live acoustic version of "Going Down" both songs appearing on her upcoming So It Goes EP. Closing out the show you'll hear Red Scare Blacklist's "I Like Boys" available on RedScareBlacklist.Bandcamp.com.

Follow Suzie Cue on Facebook for more dates. Also follow Red Scare Blacklist on Facebook. Pick up some tunes at SuzieCueMusic.bandcamp.com.

Listen on Itunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music apps or click PLAY

Direct download: SuzieCueRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:32am CST

Epiosde 340- Only Sound

The night I caught up with new St.Louis rock band Only Sound to talk about their debut album, some upcoming gigs, early influences, songwriting and more.

One this episode you'll hear:

  • Derby Car
  • Bad Dog
  • Invisible Man
  • Janelle
  • Only Lights

Their album DERBY CAR is now available in physical copies at shows, Vintage Vinyl, Euclid Records & Music Record Shop. Online digitally at OnlySound.Bandcamp.com

See Only Sound LIVE

Jan 27 at The Firebird with Slushwave, Vya & Ramona Deflowered

Feb 25 at The Way Out Club with Rabble Rouser Thing Band & Irie Sound Company

Follow them on Facebook for more dates coming soon!

Listen on ITunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music apps or ROCKPAPERPODCAST.com

Direct download: OnlySoundRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:51pm CST

Episode 339- Cara Louise Band

Last weekend I stopped in at Cara's home to hang out with 3/5 of the Cara Louise Band. Cara Louise (Vocals), Adam Donald (Guitar) & Scotti Iman (Drums). We talked about how things got started for Cara, songwriting, their new album & answer some questions from the fans.

On this episode you'll hear:

  • "South City Anthem" now available for purchase at CaraLouiseBand.Bandcamp.com
  • "Settle In" (Live acoustic)
  • "Past My Prime" (Live acoustic)
  • "Fires Out" (Live acoustic)

All appearing on the new album due out 2017.

See Cara Louise Band LIVE

1/18 at Old Rock House with JR Brown

1/27 at Stagger Inn with Old Capital & Nick Gusman

2/4 at EMAP Event at The Kranzberg

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

Pick up their EP on Bandcamp.com or stream it on Spotify to hold you over til the new album is finished.

Listen on ITunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music apps or ROCKPAPERPODCAST.com

Direct download: CaraLouiseBandRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:03pm CST

The other night I caught up with friend of the show, making his 2nd appearance on the show, St.Louis singer songwriter Joe Bizelli. We got to catch up a bit and talk about some of his plans for 2017. He played 4 songs live acoustic on the show including

  • When It Comes To You
  • That Dress
  • Abby Set The Bar Too High
  • Float Trip

You can see Joe Bizelli LIVE

1/14 at Bemo's with Courtland Zelle 8-11

1/15 at Gaslight Songwriters Night

1/25 at Focal Point for Songbird Cafe with Aprille Goodman, Hope Dunbar & Kenny Lee Hall  Tickets at Www.songbird-STL.com

Follow Joe on Facebook for more dates. Keep a look out for an album in 2017!

Direct download: JoeBizelli2RPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:02am CST

Episode 337- Candy Coated Evil

The other night I stopped in at Coffee Cartel to hang out with Lexy & Syd Schlemer of Candy Coated Evil & Hess Van Schlemer Metalworks. I had a great time meeting them. We discussed their music, their business & more. These two are a lot of laughs.

Follow Candy Coated Evil & Hess Van Schlemer Metalworks on Facebook. HVSMetalworksart.com

Keep an eye out soon for a benefit for Syd to help raise some money & kick cancer's ass!

Listen on ITunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music apps or ROCKPAPERPODCAST.com

 

Direct download: CandyCoatedEvilRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:03am CST

The other day I stopped in to visit with Jack Grelle to talk about his new album GOT DRESSED UP TO BE LET DOWN, his involvement with Lavender Country and just catch up.

On this episode you'll hear a few songs from GOT DRESSED UP TO BE LET DOWN including

  • Got Dressed Up To Be Let Down
  • When To Run
  • Hilltop of Sand
  • Changes Never Made

All of these songs are available for purchase on Itunes, Amazon & JackGrelle.com. Vinyl copies available through Big Muddy Records.

Check out Lavender Country and keep an eye for shows in your town.

Follow Jack on Facebook & Instagram. All tour dates at JackGrelle.com

 

 

Direct download: JackGrelle2RPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:40am CST

Episode 335- That Rat Danny

Stopped by Atomic Cowboy the other day to talk with my friend Danny Blaies of Brother Lee & The Leather Jackals. We talk about him booking shows now at Atomic Cowboy as That Rat Productions, That Rat Fest, That Rat Mondays, and a talk about a bunch of our dirtbag friends.

Don't miss That Rat Fest on Jan 6th at The Ready Room! Live performances from

  • Bruiser Queen
  • Brother Lee & The Leather Jackals
  • The Old Souls Revival
  • Rover

This show is Death to 2016 so be sure to dress in best funeral clothes. $10 18+

Tickets available here!

On this episode you'll also hear a song from each band featured at That Rat Fest

Be sure to follow all 4 bands & That Rat Productions on Facebook for more info.

 

Direct download: ThatRatDannyRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:00am CST

Episode 334- FarFetched

Over the weekend I stopped by the FarFetched headquarters to talk with Damon Davis, Darian Wigfall, Charles Purnell & Mathias James of the FarFetched collective about their new album, release party and what all is in store for 2017.

On this episode you'll hear Supreme Sol's "Afrosam" & Mathias & The Pirates "Altered Beast" from the PROLOGUE VI which is available on Friday Jan 6.

We also mention several other friends of the FarFetched collective that'll appear on the PROLOGUE VI like

  • CaveofswordS
  • Centipede
  • 18andCounting
  • Scrub
  • Hands & Feet
  • & many more!

Check out the entire lineup at WeAreFarFetched.net

Join them Jan 6th 8pm at The Firebird in St.Louis, MO for the Release Party! Live performances from:

  • Rick Maun (Kansas City, MO)
  • Blank Generation
  • Mathias & The Pirates
  • CaveofswordS
  • 18andCounting
  • Abnormal/Centipede (Duo set)

Pre-Order the PROLOGUE VI on ITunes today! WeAreFarFetched.bandcamp.com

 

 

Direct download: FarFetchedRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:34pm CST

Episode 333- The Grooveliner 2

This episode I went to meet up with The Grooveliner at their practice space in Toby's Basement to talk about their new album, release party, some stories behind the songs, recording at the MIDI Room and so much more!

This episode is a lot of laughs!

You'll get to hear "D'Nost" & "3LT" from their debut album Toby's Basement. Currently available for pre-order on ITunes. Physical copies available at the party!

See The Grooveliner LIVE

1/7 at The Ready Room with Southern Exposure & Jackson Howard

Don't forget to check out their TuneSpeak deal on their Facebook page for a chance at some free tickets!! Also be sure to set your DVR to watch the Grooveliner on Fox 2 Friday 1/6 at 9am.

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

 

 

Direct download: TheGrooveliner2RPP.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:02am CST

Episode 332- Joe Meyer

Earlier this week I met up with Joe Meyer in a Einstein Bagels in St.Louis, MO to talk about his work. We talk about his learning to drum, some of the groups he's played in, moving to Nashville, playing the Grand Ole Opry with Craig Campbell and more.

See Joe Meyer LIVE

12/30 in Nashville with Javier Mendoza

12/31 in Atlanta with Craig Campbell

On this episode you'll hear a few tracks that Joe has drummed on including

  • The Incurables "Gravedance"
  • Amy Petty "Skeleton Key"
  • Building Rome "Nightmare"

Also check out Craig Campbell's latest single "Outskirts of Heaven" on ITunes & Spotify. Call your local radio station and request it!

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

Direct download: JoeMeyerRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:26pm CST

Episode 331- For The City

The other night I caught up with For The City at band practice to talk about their show coming up, their debut EP, recording with Dan Marsala, Christmas plans and more!

See For The City LIVE

1/6 at The Heavy Anchor with Inner Outlines, Sky Burnt White & Forgetting January

On this episode you'll hear their songs "Nothing Golden" & "Exhale". Available on ITunes, ForTheCity.Bandcamp.com or Spotify.

Follow the band on Facebook.

Listen on Itunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music apps or ROCKPAPEPODCAST.com

Direct download: ForTheCityRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:31pm CST

Yesterday I stopped in at Elaine's on Cherokee to hang out with some new & old friends including to Jess Bohn, Elaine Gruener & Mathlida Fenton of Ramona Deflowered, Shawn Telkamp of Shotgun Abby, Cameron Novack of Slushwave and many more. We talked about about their 5th annual Christmas Album, some of the songs and even played 2 live from Elaine's.

On this episode you'll hear:

  • Slushwave "Last Christmas" (WHAM cover)
  • Shotgun Abby "Mary Did You Know/Rock The Manger"
  • Jewell Yocum, Elaine Gruener, Jess & Chuck Bohn "Baby It's Cold Outisde"
  • Jewell Yocum, Elaine Gruener, Jess & Chuck Bohn "Mele Kalikimaka"
  • Chris Wright "Santa Claus Wants Some Lovin"
  • St.Mark's Saturday Night Chuch Choir "O Who Are They?"
  • Cameron Novack, Chuck Bohn & Steve Gruener "Mr.Grinch (Live From Eliane's)"
  • Cameron Novack, Chuck Bohn & Steve Gruener "Let It Snow (Live from Elaine's)"

If you'd like a copy of the collection, reach out to Jess Bohn and I'm sure she would love to get you a copy.

See Slushwave LIVE

Dec 31 at Fubar

See Shotgun Abby LIVE

Feb 9 at The Way Out Club

Thanks to all of my guests today! I had a great time recording this one. Listen to Rock Paper Podcast on ITunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music apps or ROCKPAPERPODCAST.com

Direct download: BohnFamilyHolidaySpecialRPP.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:50pm CST

Episode 329- Neil Salsich

The other night I stopped in to visit Neil Salsich of The Mighty Pines & Southern Exposure. You may have also seen him with Sean Canan's Voodoo Players on Wednesday nights. I've become a big fan of Neil's through those Voodoo shows and wanted to catch up with him and get to talk about some of his original music in The Mighty Pines, and his New Orleans Funk band Southern Exposure.

See Neil LIVE

12/22 Southern Exposure at Broadway Oyster Bar

12/31 The Mighty Pines at 2720 Cherokee

1/6 Southern Exposure at The Ready Room for The Grooveliner's CD Release show with Jackson Howard

1/18- 2/15 Wednesday Night residency with The Mighty Pines at Venice Cafe

On this episode you'll hear "Eastern Heart, Western Soul" from The Mighty Pines Blissful Vision EP

Listen on ITunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music apps or ROCKPAPERPODCAST.com

Direct download: NeilSalsichRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:32pm CST

Episode 328- Inimical Drive

Sunday night, just before they took over 105.7 The Point's studios with Cornbread for the Local Show, I sat with the guys of Inimical Drive at Union Station Hotel in St.Louis, MO. We talked about their brand new song "Nothing Less", recording with Matt Amelung, new music video, more new music, crowdfunding campaign and an upcoming show!

On this episode you'll hear the debut of their new single "Nothing Less"

See Inimical Drive at The Firebird Feb 4 2017

Final Drive Release Party with:

Outcome of Betrayal

As Earth Shatters

Nevalra

& Inimical Drive

Follow them on Facebook & Instagram

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

Direct download: InimicalDrive2RPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:05am CST

Episode 327- Treading Oceans

This week I took a drive out to Granite City, IL to meet up with Treading Oceans at band practice. We talked about their debut EP, their music video, their release party coming up, new music, stories behind the songs and more

On this episode you'll hear "Halls (live acoustic)" recorded live for the show. You'll also hear "Florist" & "What We've Got" from their EP now available at TreadingOceans.bandcamp.com & Spotify.

Pick up a copy of the EP at their Release Party Jan 18th at Fubar with Strange Medicine, Overtake & Right Quick.

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

Direct download: TreadingOceansRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:18pm CST

The other night I stopped by Matt McElwrath's apartment to hang out with Curt Copeland, Dre Montez (Who's 2 Blame Podcast), Matt McElwrath & Nick Adamson (of Media Outlaws/The Loft Sessions). We had a lot of fun & laughs talking about Curt's radio career, songwriting, his new project, and played a few live acoustic tunes!

On this episode you'll hear 2 Curt Copeland originals "Bad Luck Charm" & "Mound."

Follow Curt on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.

Check out The Loft Sessions on YouTube!

Check out Who's 2 Blame Podcast!

Listen on ITunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music apps or ROCKPAPERPODCAST.com

Direct download: CurtCopelandRPP.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:02am CST

Episode 325- Jeremiah Johnson 2

Jeremiah Johnson returns to the show to talk about his new album Blues Heart Attack, upcoming dates, building his own guitars, Connor Ray Music label, music videos, and just catching up!

Pick up a copy of Blues Heart Attack TODAY on JeremiahJohnsonBand.com. Go ahead and great a shirt or hoodie too!

See Jeremiah Johnson Band LIVE

Thursday 12/15 at Hammerstone's

Saturday 12/17 at Moonshine Blues Bar St.Charles, MO

Saturday 12/31 NYE at Beale on Broadway

Sunday 1/1 at Schmitty's

Follow JJB on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.

Listen on ITunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music apps or ROCKPAPERPODCAST.com

Direct download: JeremiahJohnson2RPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:00pm CST

Episode 324- Tony Barbata

This week I sat with St.Louis drummer Tony Barbata! You may have seen him performing around town recently with The Sleepy Rubies & John Henry. We talk about both of those groups he's in, playing LouFest this summer, teaching drum lessons and so much more.

See Tony LIVE

Dec 14th Sean Canan's Voodoo Players playing Led Zepplin at Broadway Oyster Bar

Dec 29th The Sleepy Rubies with Salisbury at Off Broadway

Dec 30th SLAM at Trainwreck Saloon

Dec 31st SLAM NYE at Moulin

Feb 4th John Henry at Off Broadway "Video Release"

May 5-6 Kevin Bowers at Jazz At The Bistro

On this episode you'll hear:

The Sleepy Rubies "A Good Something" available on TheSleepyRubies.Bandcamp.com or ITunes on their A Great Big Love EP

John Henry "The Professional" available on ITunes on John's Dark City Dark Country album

Check out Tony's drum lessons and more at STLDrumLab.com or Facebook.

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

 

Direct download: TonyBarbataRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:18pm CST

Episode 323- Phil "Spanky" Manaois

Over the weekend I stopped by to visit with my friend Phil Manaois aka Spanky of Mom's Kitchen, The Provels and owner of The Live Juke Joint. He's one of the hardest working guys in show business! We get into it all on this episode talking about his start in music, 20 years of dueling pianos, his original music and everything in between.

On this episode you'll hear:

The Provels "Hex"

Mom's Kitchen "Lawn Boy"

See Phil LIVE

Dec 14th with Sean Canan's Voodoo Players doing Paul Simon songs at Broadway Oyster Bar

Jan 7th with Mom's Kitchen & The Provels at The Live Juke Joint for Spanky's Birthday party!

Follow Mom's Kitchen, The Provels, Barley Alive & The Live Juke Joint on Facebook for more information

Direct download: PhilManaoisRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:09am CST

Episode 322- Clusterpluck

Over the weekend I went by Phillip-a-Looza at the Old Rock House and saw some buddies Clusterpluck open the show. I was able to get a few minutes with them before the show to talk about their new album A THOUSAND MILES TO GO, their release party, Recording and more.

Join us December 17th for their Release Party with special guests Old Salt Union at Broadway Oyster Bar $10 10pm-2am

On this episode you'll hear 2 new songs from the album "A Thousand Miles To Go" & "Mr.Moon".

For more dates and information be sure to visit Clusterpluck.org. Follow them on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.

Direct download: Clusterpluck2RPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:04am CST

Last week I caught up with the guys of Aquitaine to talk about their new album, some of the songs, upcoming shows, first concerts and much more.

On this episode you'll hear "The Transformation" & "Leave U Behind" from their album TRANSFORMATIONS available on Aquitaine.bandcamp.com, Spotify, Vintage Vinyl, Music Record Shop, Euclid Records and any show!

See them LIVE

DEC 11 at Vintage Vinyl 4pm

JAN 21 at Schlafly Tap Room with The Potomac Accord & The Langaleers

Follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & Snapchat.

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

Direct download: AquitaineRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:16am CST

Episode 320- Monkh & The People

Last week I stopped in at Monkh & The People's band practice to hang out and talk about what they've been up to recently including their Loft Sessions videos, recording at Gaslight, working on an EP, upcoming dates, get to know the band, and answer questions from the fans.

On this episode you'll hear:

"Bad Times"

"I Swear"

"With This Love"

All live recordings from Gaslight

Check out their Loft Sessions videos on Facebook or YouTube.

See Monkh & The People LIVE

Dec 7 at Blueberry Hill for Chel's CD Release Party

Dec 9 at Pop's for Hero Inside Day

Dec 18 at Delmar Hall for Poefest

Dec 23 at Seven-Bellville

Follow them on Facebook & Instagram and Monkh.us

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

 

Direct download: MonkhandThePeopleRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:47am CST

Episode 319- The Woodshed

Stopped in to visit with some friends Sean Canan, Laren Loveless & Alex Baisch the other night and talk about their new project The Woodshed: A Rock N Roll Game Show. We talk about how this idea started, some of the wonderful guests they've had on the show already, their first LIVE show coming up, some of the games they play and they even play a little Rock n Roll Dead Pan Pyramid with me.

Get your tickets TODAY for the first live taping of The Woodshed at Off Broadway on Monday December 5th with special guests The Mighty Pines vs Old Salt Union. Tickets are available at OffBroadwaySTL.com

Be sure to check out their Facebook page for some videos of the first 3 episodes.

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

Direct download: WoodshedRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:41am CST

Episode 318- Forgetting January 2

The guys of Forgetting January return to the show to talk about their new FRIENDSHIP IS A DYING ART EP over some pizza and beers. We talk about working with Mike Bivenz, their release party coming up and a whole lot more.

15233756_10154600945976708_2017231921_oForgetting January is (Left to right): Trevor (Drums), Joe (Bass/Vocals) & Andrew (Vocals/Guitar)

See Forgetting January Dec 3 at Orchard Inn 830-1230a

On this episode you’ll hear their single “Ballad of Paul Revere” which is currently available at ForgettingJanuary.Bandcamp.com as well as a Rock Paper Podcast exclusive “Jumping In Reverse.”

Follow them on Facebook & Twitter for more information and dates.

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

Thanks to Gaslight for all of their support with this show. Check out GaslightSTL.com and schedule a tour today if you haven’t been by there. It’s a beautiful recording studio attached to a bar!12342578_182933895386709_6687088724347852320_nAlso I’d like to welcome back to the show Music Record Shop!! They relocated to Washington Ave now, so swing by and check out their new location! New records in every Friday. Shop online 24/7 at MusicRecordShop.com.

 

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Direct download: ForgettingJanuary2RPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:41pm CST

Episode 317- The Stone Sugar Shakedown

A bit ago I stopped by The Stone Sugar Shakedown house and hung out with Nick, Tracy, Tommy & Jesse. We had a lot of fun talking about their new album WORDS, some upcoming shows, stories behind the songs and did a really awesome acoustic jam in the living room. They played 4 live acoustic tunes for the show:

  • Island Breeze
  • Kelly
  • River Song
  • Creator and Creation

On this episode you'll also hear "Words" the title track from their new album. Now available for FREE at StoneSugarShakedown.com, StoneSugarShakdown.bandcamp.com or Spotify.

See them LIVE

Dec 2 at Red Fish Blue Fish in St.Charles, MO with Clusterpluck

Dec 3 at Magnia Italiano in St.Louis, MO with SpaceShip

Follow them on Facebook for more dates!

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Direct download: StoneSugarShakedownRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:59pm CST

Episode 316- The Kuhlies

A bit ago I went over to Fort Dude to meet & talk with The Kuhlies at band practice. We get into talking about their new record THE SEQUEL NO ONE ASKED FOR, their release party, their love of fish, some history of the group, the band name and more.

Join them December 10th at The Way Out Club for their CD Release Party. Special Guests: The Public, Captain Dee and the Long Johns & Murphy and the Deathrays. $7

On this episode you'll hear "Your Boyfriend vs My Aquarium" & "Sunburn." Full album available at TheKuhlies.Bandcamp.com & physical copies at the Release Party!!

Follow them on Facebook & Instagram.

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Direct download: TheKuhliesRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:55am CST

Episode 315- Fur The Birds

The night I stopped in to visit friend of the show Evan Thomas to talk about some of his new projects. He recently started a solo acoustic project called Fur The Birds, but even more recently he's become the newest member of Sky Burnt White.

On this episode we get into talk about both projects, songwriting, and play 2 acoustic tunes "Days Go By" & "Invisible Man"

Be sure to follow Fur The Birds & Sky Burnt White on Facebook for more dates.

See Evan LIVE

11/26 at The Sandbar in Washington, MO Fur The Birds & Sky Burnt White for Andrew VanDyke's birthday party

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Direct download: FurTheBirdsRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:12pm CST

Episode 314- Phillipalooza 11

Over the weekend I stopped by The Scandaleros band practice to talk with Phil Wright, Joe Capan, Carson Mann & special guest Jack Wright. We talk all about Phillipalooza, The Scandaleros, their other band Alligator Wine, how amazing our friends are and so much more.

On this episode you'll hear 3 live songs from The Scandaleros recorded at a live set at 2720 Cherokee. Keep an eye out for a full length album coming soon! Be sure to follow The Scandaleros & Alligator Wine on Facebook for more dates.

See them LIVE

The Scandaleros at Stagger Inn Nov 26

Alligator Wine at Venice Cafe Dec 2

The Scandaleros at Phillipalooza at Old Rock House Dec 3

The Scandaleros at Venice Cafe Dec 9

Listen on ITunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music apps or ROCKPAPERPODCAST.com

 

 

 

Direct download: Phillipalooza11RPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:17pm CST

Episode 313- Cuvi

Last week I took a drive to Granite City, IL to meet up with Cuvi in his studio with his producer Evan Murray. We had a great time talking about some of Cuvi's songs, some past bands he was involved in, his blindness, doing comedy, Tenacious D & more.

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On this episode you'll hear a brand new Rock Paper Podcast exclusive song "It'd Be Neat", a live acoustic version of "Falling Lights" then closing out the show with "The Angry Tango"

Find more Cuvi music on his YouTube channel! Follow him on Facebook & Twitter.

See him LIVE

Nov 26 at Shots in Rolla, MO

Listen on ITunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music apps or ROCKPAPERPODCAST.com

Direct download: CuviRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:12am CST

Over the weekend I met up with St.Louis Rockers ThePour to get to know them. A few familiar faces in this band, as its essentially a super group. The line up consists of:

Jeff Lee (Vocals)

Brian Smith (Bass)

Addison Bracher (Guitar)

Jack Wiese (Guitar)

Chad LaRoy (Drums)

We talk about their new single "Animal," how this band came together, new album in the works, and much more!

On this episode you'll hear "Animcal" & "The Vow" both are available for purchase on ITunes!

Come see ThePour LIVE

Nov 26 at Cicero's St.Louis with Oneday, Cost of Desire & Struck Down By Sound

Dec 3 at Outland Ballroom Springfield, MO with Devour The Day, TROY & Bridge To Grace

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

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Direct download: ThePourRPP.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:08am CST

Episode 311- Violet & The Undercurrents

Last weekend I caught up with Violet & The Undercurrents form Columbia, MO  while they were in St.Louis. This episode was recorded outside of Pop's Blue Moon. We talked about their new Nashville Sessions EP, new music, going out on tour and more!

On this episode you'll hear all 3 songs from their Nashville Sessions EP

"I Got You"

"Chasin' The Sun"

"Heartbreak Reliever"

Available at VioletandtheUndercurrents.com or Bandcamp.com

Catch them on TOUR with David Wax Museum or tell a friend if they live near these cities!

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Direct download: VioletUndercurrentsRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:15am CST

Episode 310- Nothing Set In Stone 2

Nothing Set In Stone returns to the show with some new faces. We talk about the new lineup, new music, new music video on the way, upcoming shows, and everything in between.

Catch them FRIDAY 11/18 at Pop's for the Road To Pointfest with Pirate Signal

On this episode you'll hear "The Darkness" & "No Tomorrow" from their ARISE EP. Now available on NothingSetInStone.Bandcamp.com or physical copies at the shows.

Follow them on Facebook for more dates!

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Direct download: NothingSetInStone2RPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:10am CST

Episode 309- The East Side Rhythm Band Horns

A bit ago I caught up with Ryan Torpea, Zac Minor & Derick Tramel of Al Holliday and The East Side Rhythm Band. We hung out at the Gaslight in St.Louis to record to this episode. Thanks to JB & Zagk over there for all of their help!

We had a great time talking about their latest record Natural Remedies, some other projects they are involved in, early days of them playing horns and much more.

On this episode you'll hear:

Al Holliday and The East Side Rhythm Band "The Times"

Animals in Hindsight "Let It Go"

Miss Molly Simms "Real Good Man"

See Al Holliday and the East Side Rhythm Band Dec 9th at Off Broadway paying tribute to Mad Dog & The English Men

See Miss Molly Simms band Nov 20 at Broadway Oyster Bar for Voodoo Mama Fest

Direct download: HollidayHornsRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:03am CST

Episode 308- Bill Reiter 2

Bill Reiter of The Urge & El Monstero makes his return to the Rock Paper Podcast! We talk about the upcoming shows for both bands, being a foodie and some of our favorite restaurants around town, when we fell in love with Pink Floyd and much more.

On this episode you'll hear "Out On The Fringe" & "Chupacabra" from The URGE and "Fearless" from Pink Floyd.

See Bill with The Urge

Nov 18 & 19th at the Pageant

See Bill with El Monstero

Dec 16, 17, 22 (reserved seated show), 23, 29, 30 & 31st

Since recording this episode they announced that El Monstero still will be performing for the KSHE 95 New Year's Eve show Dec 31st at The Pageant! Tickets include open bar for the NYE show.

Follow both bands on Facebook for more information.

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Direct download: BillReiter2RPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:47am CST

Episode 307- John Calvin Abney

Last Saturday night I stopped by Dead Wax Records in St.Louis, MO to see my friends Beth Bombara & John Calvin Abney perform a quiet intimate acoustic show there. They brought along friend M.Lockwood Porter who was wonderful! Just before the show I was able to catch up with John for about 30 mins to talk about his new record FAR CRIES AND CLOSE CALLS, songwriting, writing his first song, our friend John Moreland and he plays "Way Out" live acoustic!

John also mentions his music video for "Way Out" which is now available! I had a very small part in the making of this, so I was excited to see it. John had asked me to us some video I shot of him and Chris Porter on stage together at Off Broadway a year ago that he used in the video. It turned out beautifully! Love this song!

Pick up John's latest FAR CRIES AND CLOSE CALLS today on JohnCalvinAbney.com or JohnCalvinAbney.bandcamp.com. Available in Vinyl, CD & Digital. While there, go ahead and just buy all of his music. You won't regret it.

Follow John on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. JohnCavlinAbney.com for Tour dates & merch.

Direct download: JohnCalvinAbneyRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:55am CST

Episode 306- Oh Caledonia

The other night I caught up with Oh Caledonia at their band practice. This was my first time meeting anyone in the group, but by the end of this it felt like we were old friends already. We talked about their ALBUM RELEASE party, recording their debut album TAUPE, various musical backgrounds, how wonderful Emily Wallace is, and Jayce shares a fun story of being paid in crawfish and more!

On this episode you'll hear "Don't Fade" & "Georgia Girls" from TAUPE. Now available on ITunes, Soundcloud & Spotify. Grab a physical copy at the ALBUM RELEASE show at FOAM Friday 11/11 with special guest Casey Reeves. You also catch Oh Caledonia at FOAM on Monday 11/14.

Follow them on Facebook for more dates!

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Direct download: OhCaledoniaRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:05am CST

Episode 305- Langen Neubacher of The Defeated County

Met up with my new friend Langen Neubacher over the weekend to get to know more about her start in music, her band The Defeated County, songwriting, and some upcoming shows.

You can see Langen SOLO this Thursday 11/10 at The Heavy Anchor with Singer Songwriter Matt Woods.

Also do no miss the Music Video release party 12/2 at The Stage at KDHX. The Defeated County will be playing live as well as debuting their video for "Gonna Be Damned" directed by Matt Basler.

On this episode you'll hear the studio version of "Gonna Be Damned" from album BAR TABS & BABY NAMES, available at TheDefeatedCounty.Bandcamp.com. Langen also performed 3 live acoustic songs:

  • Chemicals and Science
  • Lifes a Joke
  • See Me Coming

Be sure to follow The Defeated County on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram for more show announcements.

Listen on ITunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music or ROCKPAPERPODCAST.com

Direct download: LangenRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:12am CST

Last week I caught up with Kevin Renick & Mark Arnold of Shakey Deal: A Neil Young Tribute to talk about some of their background that led them to forming a Neil Young tribute, talk about song of the songs, talk about Kevin's connection with the film Up In The Air & their upcoming show!!

See SHAKEY DEAL: A Neil Young Tribute at DELMAR HALL 11/11/16 with special guests Lida Una & Ragged Company. Tickets are $12. DelmarHall.com

They'll be performing an electric and acoustic sets for the evening. On this episode you'll hear a sample of some of the acoustic. Mark & Kevin played 5 songs LIVE

  • Heart of Gold
  • Pocahontas
  • Sail Away
  • Sugar Mountain
  • Hank To Hendrix

Follow them on Facebook!

Direct download: ShakeyDealRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:29am CST

Episode 303- Jon Heisserer

A while back I sat with Jon Heisserer and talked about some of his background, pop music, his previous band Building Rome, songwriting and then new record.

On this episode you'll hear "Lost" & "Mr.H" from his new album 2012-2014 now available everywhere.

Follow Jon on Facebook!

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Direct download: JonHeissererRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:06am CST

Episode 302- Scrub

Hanging out with Scrub for Episode 302. I had a blast meeting and talking with him. We talked about his start into music, Hip Hop, some music videos, new music coming out and more! Throughout the episode you'll heard some beats from ACE HA.

On this episode you'll hear "Anita Ride" & "Ozark Outlaw." Videos for both songs available on YouTube.

See Scrub LIVE

11/19 at Pop's with Strata-G & More

Keep up with Scrub on Facebook & Instagram. Subscribe on YouTube. New music on the way!!

Listen on ITunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music or ROCKPAPERPODCAST.com

Direct download: ScrubRPP.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:05am CST

Episode 301- Shark Dad 2

Shark Dad RETURNS! The other night I went by Utopia Studios in St.Louis, MO to meet up with Shark Dad. We introduced the new lineup, talk about playing Busch Stadium, upcoming shows, new music, vinyl, and more all while trying to not be caught on fire from the guy spinning fire in the background.

Be sure to grab a copy of their album A BIGGER BOAT now available on WeAreSharkDad.Bandcamp.com. On this episode you'll hear "OK Soda" & "Ke$ha's Haunted Vagina" from the album.

Catch Shark Dad LIVE

11/3 at Venice Cafe with Suzie Cue & Joshewa Boyer $3

12/10 at Heavy Anchor for Dan Kelley Christmas

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Direct download: SharkDad2RPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:44am CST

Episode 300- Cavo 2

Boom! Episode 300! Cavo returns to the show to the show to talk about their latest record BRIDGES, tell some stories behind the songs and play 5 live acoustic songs in front of a studio audience at Gaslight.

Everything you hear today was recorded live in the studio at Gaslight. Please be sure to check them out as GaslightSTL.com. They are wonderful people doing some amazing work. Thank you Gaslight!!

On this this episode you'll hear 3 songs from BRIDGES

  • "Nights (Acoustic)"
  • "Stay (Acoustic)"
  • "Just Like We Want It (Acoustic)"

As well as

  • "Champagne (Acoustic" from 2009's BRIGHT NIGHT DARK DAYS
  • "Black Honey (Acoustic)" Thrice Cover

I highly encourage you to go grab a copy of Cavo's BRIDGES today! It's a great album! Follow them on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. CAVOMUSIC.com

Listen on ITunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music or ROCKPAPERPODCAST.com

 

Direct download: Cavo2RPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:38am CST

Episode 299- Dear Genre

The other night I stopped in at a Denny's and talked with rock duo Dear Genre about touring with Bruiser Queen, naming the band, the evolution of Dear Genre, their new album Flower Puns, live shows vs studio recordings, their "Move" music video and more.

On this episode you'll hear "Move" & "Lucifer" available digitally at DearGenre.com

Be sure to follow them on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram and keep an eye out for more dates coming soon.

Listen on ITunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music apps or ROCKPAPERPODCAST.com

Direct download: DearGenreRPP.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:58pm CST

Episode 298- Gabe Stroup 2

Gabe Stroup of Sky Burnt White returns for his record 8th appearance. We talked about Sky Burnt White's show at The Firebird, what it'll be like sharing the stage with all of his friends, play a couple of rare songs and and more

Don't miss SATURDAYS show 10/29/16!

Orange Mark Productions presents

Sky Burnt White

Discrepancies

New Lingo

Apollo's Daughter

OATM

Conquer As They Come

6 Bands for $8

There will be many one time only special live performances, music video recording, a light show like none other and many more surprises.

On this episode you'll hear 2 unfinished & unreleased Sky Burnt White songs "Glam Rock" & "Victory." Closing out the a song from Gabe's previous band Sicklove "Avalanche."

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Direct download: GabeStroup2RPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:52am CST

Episode 297- Money For Guns 2

Last week I stopped by Will's house again to talk about Money For Guns. This episode we were joined by drummer Kevin Siebenaler. We had a great time talking about the new record ON THE EDGE OF LIGHT, their release party, stories behind some of the songs, have Kyle call in and much more.

Catch Money For Guns LIVE

10/27 at Planet Score for their Album Listening Party

10/29 at Blueberry Hill in the Duck Room for their Album Release Party with Soma & Accelerando. Be sure to dress up for Halloween Costume contest!! $8

On this episode you'll hear 2 brand new songs from ON THE EDGE OF LIGHT "Pure Electric Sound" & "Have Faith In The Machines".

Follow Money For Guns on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.

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Direct download: MoneyForGuns2RPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:54am CST

Episode 296- Mario Spina

Over the weekend I sat with my friend Mario Spina of Sky Burnt White in a park after enjoying some Taco Bell to talk about some of the old bands he was a part of, started playing guitar, and the party we'll be at this weekend

Come see Mario with Sky Burnt White SATURDAY NIGHT 10/29/16 at The Firebird in St.Louis, MO. Discrepancies, New Lingo, Conquer as They Come, Apollo's Daughter & OATM will also be there. $8 tickets. Be sure to wear your Halloween costumes! Don't miss out!

On this episode you'll hear "Isn't It?" & "Smoke" from the Sky Burnt White's debut record Exit Strategies. You can purchase a copy at SkyBurntWhite.Bandcamp.com or SATURDAY NIGHT's show!! Follow them on Facebook to keep up with more show dates and when you can expect some new music.

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Direct download: MarioSpinaRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:00am CST

Episode 295- The Green McDonough Band

The other night day I stopped in at Howards in Soulard to catch up with Laura Green & Rich McDonough of The Green McDonough Band after their gig. We talked about their debut album, songwriting, recording with Paul Niehaus at Blue Lotus studios, Big Muddy Blues festival and much more.

Follow the band on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. Grab their record at TheGreenMcDonoughBand.com. On this episode you'll hear the 4 originals that Laura & Rich wrote

  • Bone To Pick
  • Don't Know Why
  • Blue Rain
  • Pretty Little Thing

See them LIVE

1st Wednesday of every Month at BB's Jazz, Blues & Soups 7-930

2nd Sunday Sullivan's in Belleville

Thursday Oct 27 at Hammerstone's

Friday Nov 18th at Wildey Theater

New Year's Eve at BB's Jazz, Blues & Soups

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

Direct download: GreenMcDonoughRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:16pm CST

The other night I took a drive over to Lemp Brewery rehearsal spaces and met up with Jon Humphreys or better known as Mr.H. We talked all about his debut album titled MORE, his release party coming up, some stories behind the songs and everything in between.

See Mr.H and The Modern Historians LIVE

Thursday 11/3 at Cicero's with The By Gods, Four Arm Shiver & The Langaleers $10

On this episode you'll hear two live acoustic tracks we recorded standing outside of Lemp "Chattanooga Blues" & "Shaffer, TX" along with the album version of the title track "More (w/ Foothold)"

Pick up the album, shirts and stickers at the Release Party 11/3. It'll also be available digitally at his website. Follow Mr.H on Facebook for more upcoming dates.

Direct download: MrH_RPP.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:07pm CST

Episode 293- Beth Bombara

The other night I caught up St.Louis Singer Songwriter Beth Bombara about her latest record and some of my favorite songs off of that release, opening for Beth Hart at the Pageant, and her upcoming show!

On this episode you'll hear "In My Head" & "Heavy Heart" from her latest release titled BETH BOMBARA. Grab a copy at BethBombara.com or BethBombara.bandcamp.com on digital, CD or Vinyl.

See Beth LIVE

Nov 5th at Dead Wax Records in St.Louis, MO with John Calvin Abney & M.Lockwood Porter

Follow her on Facebook & BethBombara.com for more tour dates.

 

Direct download: BethBombaraRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:56pm CST

Episode 292- Voodoo Mama Fest

The other night I stopped by Leah Osborne's place to talk about this Voodoo Mama Festival she put together. She brought a long some friends that will also be a part of the festival.

Leah Osborne- Host of Voodoo Mama Fest

Lauren Busiere- Artist

Gavin Duffy- Mandolin

Cecily Well- Soul Much Water

I had a great time getting to know more about what all Lauren & Cecily are up to.

Closing out the show Leah & Gavin play an original song together.

Please join all of us Sunday Nov 20th at Broadway Oyster Bar. $10 Music from 2-12 from some of the best female singers in town:

Heather Manley
Emily Wallace
River Kittens
Bottoms Up Blues Gang
Miss Molly Simms
Blue Fruit Snacks
Chrysta Lynn and the Famdamily
Hillary Fitz Band

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Direct download: VoodooMamaRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:11am CST

Episode 291- Nate Gilberg

The other night I stopped by bassist Nate Gilberg's place to talk with him about his journey into St.Louis music. We talk about some of the bands he's involved with, play some of rare songs he was a part of and talk about all kinds of stuff.

Catch Nate with The River Kittens

Oct 28th at The Ready Room with Old Salt Union

Nov 5th at Off Broadway with Jack Grelle

On this episode you'll hear "Heart In Your Pocket" The Velvet Tones & "Across the Universe" Damon Davis and a Jam song Nate recorded with his friend Matt.

Listen on ITunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music or ROCKPAPERPODCAST.com

Direct download: NathanGilbergRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:21pm CST

Episode 290- Rafe Williams

Last week I caught up with Comedian Rafe Williams to talk about some of the things he's been working on including STL Up Late, being a team member at the Improv Shop, and stand up comedy. We also dive into talking about SNL, podcasting, his character Ronnie Jenkins Trump, and so much more.

Find Rafe on Facebook to keep up with his dates or RafeWilliams.com (coming soon!)

See Rafe LIVE

Open Mic every Tuesday at Helium Comedy

2nd Wednesday every month Smackdown at Helium

Thursdays at Improv Shop

Nov 9th at St.Louis Public Library Brother Rafe's Travelin' Comedy Revival with Libbie Higgins, Bobby Jaycox & Tina Dybal.

Give his podcast Other Side Of The Tracks a listen!

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

Direct download: RafeWilliamsRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:00am CST

Episode 289- Benji Wade

I sat with singer songwriter Benji Wade the other night to talk about his family name, Red Rocks, Deftones, being a father, Tattoos, and everything else.

We also played 3 live acoustic tunes for the show. On this episode you'll hear

  • "All I Know"
  • "Proof of Purchase"
  • "To Be Real"

Be sure to come by Gaslight on Sunday 10/16 to see Benji Wade perform some of these live in studio as part of Allegro Entertainment's Singer Songwriter Sessions. 6pm.

Follow Benji Wade on Facebook!

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

Epiose 288- Almost Heroes

A bit ago I sat down with St.Louis cover band Almost Heroes. We talked about how they all came to performing together, where the name came from, influences, song selection and so much more.

Keli of Almost Heroes performed a solo acoustic version of Fleetwood Mac's "Dreams" for the show.

See Almost Heroes LIVE

11/12 Otis Cambell's Washington, MO

11/23 Mustang Sally's Troy, MO

Follow the group on Facebook & Twitter for more dates

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Direct download: AlmostHeroesRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:10pm CST

Episode 287- Leslie Sanazaro

Last week I had the honor of sitting down with Leslie Sanazaro. I had a wonderful time talking with her about moving to St.Louis, getting started in music, one of her songs being used a film and her first acting role and her song NOW!

Come see Leslie LIVE

Oct 6 Thursday at Yaqui's

Oct 13 Thursday at Yaqui's

Oct 22 Saturday at Venice Cafe

Oct 28 Friday at Evangeline's Bistro & Music House

Full listing of dates, and to buy some of Leslie's music head over to LeslieSanazaro.com

She has a brand new song & video for her song "Now!" in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. You can download the song for free and watch the video at TheSongIsNOW.com

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

 

Direct download: LeslieSanazaroRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:57am CST

Episdoe 286- Marie And The Americans

A bit ago I sat down with Marie and The Americans to meet them and talk about their new Princess In Hell EP. Marie had some fascinating stories about growing up in Germany and moving to the United States. We also talked about how the group formed, influences, some stories behind the songs and upcoming shows.

You can see Marie And The Americans LIVE

October 7th with Whiskey Autumn & Apex Shrine at  The Way Out Club

On this episode you'll hear 2 tracks from their EP, "Princess in Hell" & "Good Guy Gone Band". Digital copies coming soon. Physical copies available from the band or at shows.

Listen on ITunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music or ROCKPAPERPODCAST.com

Direct download: MarieAndTheAmericansRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:42am CST

Epiosde 285- The Kamicosmonaut

Last week I sat down with hip hop group The Kamicosmonaut to help introduce this newer group. We talked about some the art of hip hop & played 4 songs including debuting a brand new on the show. We also talked about how this group formed and some of their history together.

On this episode you'll hear:

"Gasoline"

"Voxtrot"

"Penny in the Lake"

& "No Respect"

All of these can be found on TheKamicosmonaut.bandcamp.com

Be sure to follow them on Facebook!

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

Direct download: KamicosmonautRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:34am CST

Episode 284- MO Prairie Fest

The other night I stopped by Kevin Koehler's house to talk with him and Jake Maness about Missouri Prairie Fest. We sat around a bon fire in Kevin's backyard enjoying the beautiful evening. Here's what it sounded like...

Come out October 8th to MO Prairie Festival 4-11pm at Thomas Dunn Learning Center. Food & beer available. $10 dollar donation.

Live Music from

Unifyah, Letter to Memphis, Obviously Offbeat, Le' Ponds, Missouri Dave, Mark Brainard, Mother Meat, Vandventer, Traveling Sound Machine, Arshad Goods, Slushwave and MORE

For more information on how you can help, or make your donation, check out their website: MO Prairie Festival

Listen on Itunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music or ROCKPAPERPODCAST.com

Direct download: MoPrarieFestRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:34am CST

Episode 283- Disguise The Limit

A bit ago I had the opportunity to sit with some of the guys of Disguise the Limit and talk about how they formed, early influences, some stories behind the tunes, and when to expect new music.

See LIVE Oct 22 at Just Bill's

with Dead To Begin With

Conman Economy

Pirate Signal

& Dead Planet

Follow them on Facebook!

On this episode you'll hear "Ghost Inside In My Head" & "Wish You Well" from their EP

Listen on ITunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music or ROCKPAPERPODCAST.com

Direct download: DisguiseTheLimiitRPP.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:58pm CST

Episode 282- Conquer As They Come

Last weekend I took a trip out to Washington, MO to the Sand Bar to record with St.Louis rockers Conquer As They Come. These guys have quickly been making a name for themselves in the local scene. The hard work is paying off as they earned the opportunity to share the stage with Sevendust!!

In this episode we get into talking about their new single & the video for "Make Believe", we also talk about the origin of the group and how they band has evolved, and answer some questions from the fans.

See them LIVE

9/28 at Pop's with Sevendust, Crobot & Wilson

10/29 at The Firebird wiith Sky Burnt White, Apollo's Daughter, Discrepancies, OATM & New Lingo. Hosted by Shane Presley of Rock Paper Podcast. Come dressed up in your Halloween costumes.

Closing out the show you'll hear their new single "Make Believe" produced Matt Amelung at Encapsulated Studios. Be sure to check out their music video from the song, filmed by Juan Ibanez.

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

Direct download: ConquerAsTheyComeRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:55pm CST

Episode 281- Kenny Williamson

The other night I had the opportunity to sit and talk with one of my favorite concert photographers Kenny Williamson of RKNPHOTO. If you don't know the name, I guarantee you've see some of his work. He's been working the last 10 years as a photographer for LiveNation at the now Hollywood Casino Amphitheater.

Kenny had some great stories to how he landed that job, being a self taught photographer, and swap some favorite concert memories.

Find all things RKNPHOTO at RKNPHOTO.com. You can even purchase a copy of some of your favorite images. Follow him on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.

 

Direct download: kennywilliamsonRPP.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am CST

Episode 280- Guerrilla Street Food

The other day I caught up with Joel Crespo & Brian Hardesty of Guerrilla Street Food. We recorded this episode inside of Civil Life Brewing so you'll hear quite a bit of background noise along with a killer soundtrack.

If you haven't made it out to Guerrilla Street Food yet, I would highly encourage you to take a trip over there and grab some lunch or dinner. They are open 6 days a week at their location on the corner of Arsenal & Grand in St.Louis, or catch the food truck coming to a neighborhood near you.

We talk about how they started in the food truck industry, choosing to serve Filipino food and what's next for Guerrilla Street Food.

Listen on ITunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music or ROCKPAPERPODCAST.com.

 

Direct download: GuerrillaStreetFoodRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:44am CST

Episode 279- Waiting For Flynn

The other night I met up with St.Louis rockers Waiting For Flynn to talk about how they formed, when to expect new music, Flynn having his guitars stolen, and a bunch of other stuff. Just a great conversation with these four guys.

Come see them at Off Broadway with Melodime in St.Louis, MO on 9/15/16

On this episode you'll hear 2 tracks from their upcoming album "Anyway" & "Whats the Point"

Follow the group on Facebook to keep up with them.

Direct download: WaitingForFlynnRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:50am CST

On this episode I caught up with owner of the Blues City Deli, Vinnie Valenza, to get to know him better, talk about opening the Deli, his love music, 12th anniversary celebration, and talk Melo's Pizza with special guest Joey Valenza.

If you haven't been out to Blues City Deli yet, put October 1st on your calendar! This will be the 12th anniversary of the Blues City Deli and they are celebrating with Streetfest. This will be a day you won't want to miss.

Live music from:

The Boudin Brothers

Elliot Sowell & Aaron Griffin

Mat Wilson & Felix Reyes with Little Rachel & Paul Linden

John McVey Band

Big Mike Aguirre and The Blu City All Stars with special guest Marquise Knox

Roland Johnson and his full band with Renee Smith

11am-5:15pm.

Keep up with Blues City Deli on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. BluesCityDeli.com

Listen on Itunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music or ROCKPAPERPODCAST.com

Direct download: VinnieValenzaRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:54am CST

Episode 277- Prairie Rehab

Stopped by to meet Prairie Rehab the other night to get to know them and talk about their new double album coming out. We talked about how the band formed, some of the sounds of this record, tell some of the stories behind the songs and a lot more.

You can pick up their new double album CONFORMATEUR/IDIOMATIC on Oct 22 at The Schlafly Tap Room for Prairie Rehab's Release Party with special guests Letter To Memphis.

On this episode you'll hear clips of

-Not That Strong

-Tropical Depression

-Evolve

-Point of View

Be sure to follow the band on Facebook to keep up with them, everything else is at PrairieRehabMusic.com.

Direct download: PrarieRehabRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:54am CST

Episode 276- OddsLane

The other night I sat down with Doug Byrkit & Zielie better known together as OddsLane. We had a lot of laughs talking about some of their history together, early band names, working with Mike Zito, their new record, new music video and even play some live acoustic.

On this episode you'll hear "This Is What It's Like" & "Bottom of The Sea" from their new record LAST NIGHT ON CHEROKEE. They played a live acoustic version of "Take It Slow."

Check out their video for "Take It Slow" on YouTube. Follow the band on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. Everything else at OddsLaneMusic.com

See them LIVE

9/8 at BB's Jazz, Blues & Soups St.Louis, MO

9/10 at Peel Brewing Company Edwardsville, IL

9/15 at AB Beergarden St.Louis, MO

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

 

Direct download: OddslaneRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:38am CST

Episode 275- The Few 2

The other day I caught up with The Few for their return to the show. We had a great time talking about their new full length album Sleep Tight: When You Wake We'll Be Gone. Now available at TheFewOfficial.com

On this episode you'll hear "Agent A" & "The Sweetest Part is the End" from SLEEP TIGHT. We also talk about their upcoming East Coast tour, some of favorite comedy moments, music videos and so much more.

Be sure to follow them on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. Keep an eye out for details on their annual Christmas show closer to the holidays.

Listen on ITunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music apps or ROCKPAPERPODCAST.com

Direct download: TheFew2RPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:24pm CST

Episode 274- Daryl Hance

Last night Daryl Hance & Cameron Weeks were passing through on tour and asked them to stop by my house to talk about the new album, life on the road, starting a band with JJ Grey, and play some live acoustic.

Don't miss them 8/31 Wednesday at San Loo in St.Louis, MO. Full tour dates at DarylHance.com

On this episode you'll hear:

"With The Tide"

"Here She Comes (live acoustic)"

"I Don't Know (live acoustic)"

"Vibrational Reprise"

The live acoustic tunes are currently unreleased but expected to appear on Daryl's next album. The studio tracks are from Daryl's latest release WILD BLUE IRIS available about everywhere including DarylHance.com.

Be sure to follow him on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.

Direct download: DarylHanceRPP1.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:22am CST

Epiose 273- Chad Daniels

A while back I was able to catch up with one of my favorite Comedians, Chad Daniels, at the St.Louis Funny Bone. I had a great time talking comedy, his family, the road and everything in between.

Follow Chad on Facebook & Twitter. Find out when Chad is coming to your town at ChadDaniels.com.

 

 

Direct download: ChadDanielsRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:42pm CST

Episode 272- Dance Floor Riot

The other night I caught up with Mike, Brandon & Dan of Dance Floor Riot. We talked about everything from how they formed, how they chose songs, to their big trip to Las Vegas coming up.

Dance Floor Riot is currently raising some funds to help them out with this opportunity to play the Tropicana Lounge in Las Vegas. If you'd like to help them out with their travels, click this link! You can get some great perks like even getting your own private DFR show.

Check out some of their tracks from their album UNDER THE COVERS on this episode, "Gangsta's Paradise" and "Scream." You can hear the rest of the album on their website DANCEFLOORRIOT.com

Follow the band on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram to keep up with dates.

 

Direct download: DanceFloorRiotRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:10pm CST

Episode 271- BaldEagleMountain

Very excited to welcome BaldEagleMountain to the show! These veterans of the local scene are quickly making a name of themselves in this new project. Get to know the band & hear 4 songs from their upcoming album.

We talk about their start, answer questions from the fans, talk about sharing the stage with some amazing bands, and much more. You'll also hear on the is episode...

"Shredder"

"Tire Iron to the Face"

"P. Wonderly Mine"

& "Not Your Parents"

See them LIVE 8/26 at The Duck Room at Blueberry Hill with The Delta Saints

Follow the band on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.

Direct download: BaldEagleMountainRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:12am CST

Episode 270- The Vondrukes

A bit ago I caught up with The Vondrukes at their band practice to talk about their new album, the release party, how they formed, the story behind the name and so much more.

We preview the new album ON THIS RIDE TOGETHER on this episode. You'll hear the first two tracks "Soul I Sold" & "Next Lifetime". The album will be available for purchase at their Release Party 8/27/16, or your favorite local record store.

See them LIVE 8/27 at OFF BROADWAY in St.Louis, MO with Grace Basement & Adam Reichmann. The show is FREE!! courtesy of Logboat Brewing. 7:30 doors 8:30 show.

Follow The Vondrukes on Facebook for more information. TheVondrukes.com

Direct download: TheVondrukesRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:49pm CST

Episode 269- The Daisy Ad ORH

This episode was recorded LIVE from Jackal Fest on July 30th inside the green room of the The Bootleg at Atomic Cowboy. You'll hear a bit of Boys Club sound checking in the background.

Gavin McNutt, Tony Bertoglio, Jeremy Reidy & Dylan Doughty joined me talk about their show coming up at Old Rock House!

Don't miss The Old Souls Revival, Mt. Thelonious & The Daisy Ad August 27th Saturday night at Old rock House. $8

On this episode you'll also hear

The Old Souls Revival "I Will Let You In"
The Daisy Ad "Let Down (Live)"

To hear more songs check them out on Bandcamp.com. Follow the bands on Facebook & Instagram.

 

 

Direct download: DaisyAdORHRPP.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:07pm CST

Episode 268- The Leonas

The other night I caught up with folk duo The Leonas to talk about their new album, their release party, their name, how they met and so much more.

On this episode you'll hear clips of 2 songs from their new album FORBIDDEN FRUIT including the title track "Forbidden Fruit" & "Mushroom Lullaby" then closing out the show you'll hear "What Are You Waiting For?"

Grab a copy of FORBIDDEN FRUIT on LeonasMusic.com, Bandcamp & ITunes on Friday 8/19.

See them LIVE

8/19 at Blank Space Album Release Party

9/7 at Gaslight with Dagmar

Listen on ITunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music, TuneIn or ROCKPAPERPODCAST.com

Direct download: TheLeonasRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:52am CST

The other night I sat down with the guys of Traveler to get to know them better. They have a new lineup, a new album and new shows!

We also talk about how the band came to be, influences, and how much we love St.Louis.

On this episode you'll hear "Growing Pains" & "Disappear Here" from their SOMETHING BLUE album. Grab a copy on TravelerSTL.bandcamp.com or Spotify.

See them LIVE

9/27 at Fubar with Thank You Scientists & Apollo's Daughter

10/14 at Heavy Anchor with Ben Diesel

Listen on ITunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music, TuneIn apps or ROCKPAPERPODCAST.com

Direct download: TravelerRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:21am CST

Episode 266- 4th City Rag

Stopped in at Loud House Studio in St.Louis, MO to catch up with Matt & Brandon of 4th City Rag. We discuss their start, the album HOT DAMN, some of the other projects that are currently working on and when to expect some new tunes.

On this episode you'll hear the title track "Hot Damn" & "Money Train". Pick up the album today at 4thCityRag.bandcamp.com, ITunes & physical copies available at live shows.

Be sure to catch them LIVE

8/20 at Whiskey War Festival at South Broadway Athletic Club (St.Louis)

9/1 at Stagger Inn Again with Brother Lee & The Leather Jackals (Edwardsville)

Follow the band on Facebook & Instagram

 

Direct download: 4thCityRagRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:45am CST

Episode 265- Whiskey War Fest

The other night I caught up with The Maness Brothers to talk about all things Whiskey War Festival before their show with Patrick Sweany at Off Broadway.

Join us August 20th at South Broadway Athletic Club for a full day of amazing music! Full Lineup, Tickets and more information at WHISKEYWARFEST.com

 

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

Episode 264- Pickin' on the Huzzah Festival

I met up with my friends Ryan Kemp (Oak Steel & Lightning), Jesse Irwin (Dock Ellis Band) & Wayne Imboden (Son of Illrepute) to talk all about the Pickin' on the Huzzah Festival coming up Spetember 9th & 10th.

This episode was recorded in the back of Ryan Kemp's van outside of Kicker's Corner on Steak Night.

Music from:

Split Lip Rayfield           Grass Fed Mule

Old Salt Union               Jimbo Darville and the Truckadours

The Hooten Hallers               Jesse Irwin

The Mighty Pines               Leah Osborne

Clusterpluck                      Hillary Fitz

Oak Steel & Lightning             Dead Soldiers

Falling Fences                       Woodshine

River Kittens                         Son of Illrepute

Tickets are only $60 for 2 day pass (includes camping) til 9/1

Get tickets at PICKINFESTIVAL.com TODAY!

Direct download: PickinRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:15pm CST

Episode 263- John McVey

Stopped by Steve's Hot Dogs in Tower Grove a while ago to meet up with John McVey over some hot dogs. Turned out none other than Steve Ewing himself was putting on a show the room next door at Tick Tock Tavern. So you'll hear a bit of that show in the background of this show.

I had such a great time talking with John. He just recently moved to St.Louis and quickly made a name for himself in our music scene. He shares some amazing stories of playing with legends like Albert King, Johnnie Johnson and others. Talks about his life on the road, and getting started in music, to how things are now that he's 60 years old.

On this episode you'll hear "Thief" & "I Don't Stutter" from John's latest release MEET ME IN HOUSTON. Available on ITunes, Spotify, Amazon.com or JohnMcVeyBlues.com

See John and his band LIVE

Every Wednesday at Hammerstone's in Soulard

8/18 at Blues City Deli

9/3 at Big Muddy Blues Festival

10/1 at Blues City Deli's Streetfest

Follow John McVey Band on Facebook for more dates

Direct download: JohnMcVeyRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:24pm CST

Episode 262- Carter Hulsey

A bit ago Carter Hulsey rolled through St.Louis for a home show. I was lucky enough to sit and talk with him for a bit. We talk about some of our favorite songwriters, a crazy story of having his guitar stolen and play 2 live acoustic tunes.

On this episode you'll hear

"Let's Buy A House" (Live Acoustic)

"Vodka Soda" (Live Acoustic)

"Unstuck In Time" from his Drive Out album

Listen on ITunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music, TuneIn apps or ROCKPAPERPODCAST.com

 

Direct download: CarterHulseyRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:19pm CST

Episode 261- Katy Thomas of Gig-A-Bit Rocks

Get to know Katy Thomas, Founder of Gig-A-Bit Rocks,  and learn about her company and what all their service has to offer. I had a lovely time discussing the start of her company and what her goals are with this idea.

Listen on ITunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music apps or ROCKPAPERPODCAST.com to learn more.

Sign up at GigabitRocks.com! Tour smarter!

Follow them on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram as well.

Direct download: KatyThomasRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:22pm CST

Episode 260- Tok 2

Stopped by Suburban Pro studios in St.Louis, MO to talk with the Matt & Bryan of Tok about their new album, their release party, recording a Lo-Fi Cherokee video and so much more.

This episode is pretty much me laughing the whole time so sorry for that but these two guys crack me up.

See them LIVE August 12th at Off Broadway for the Gold Dollar Hen House Vol 4 Release Party with special guests Middle Class Fashion and Scarlet Tanager. Be sure to collect all 4! Check out some of Vol 1-3 at TokandRoll.bandcamp.com

On this episode you'll hear "Parachutes" & "You Can't Go Home" from GDHH vol 4.

Be sure to follow the band on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.

 

Direct download: Tok2RPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:33pm CST

Episode 259- Ben Diesel

A bit ago I sat with the guys of Ben Diesel to talk about their new EP, recording at Gaslight, talking about how they formed and their sound. We also discussed the origin of their band name and other funny band names. Dan also shares a story of playing with Green Day.

Check out their songs "We've Always Partied" & "Wanderlust" from their WE'VE ALWAYS PARTIED EP. In the middle of the show you can hear their live recording of "Some People Eat Bugs (Live)" from their Gaslight session. Check out more songs on their Bandcamp.com page.

Keep an eye out for Dan Kelley's Christmas show, and Jason's charity show at Heavy Anchor September 23 with Ben Diesel playing a Green Day cover set.

Listen on ITunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music or ROCKPAPERPODCAST.com

 

Direct download: BenDieselRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:12pm CST

Episode 258- Inner Outlines 2

The other night I met up the punk rockers Inner Outlines for their 2nd appearance on the show. This time we had all kinds of new stuff to talk about. Brand new EP, Release Party, and a debut a new lineup!

Listen on ITunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music apps or ROCKPAPERPODCAST.com and get to know the new guys Dylan & Caleb.

See them LIVE at Pop's August 6th for their release party Discrepancies vs. Inner Outlines with special guests Ashland, Apollo's Daughter & Forgetting January. Pick up a physical copy of the new album IT'S NOT SAFE HERE.

On this episode you'll hear "Our Generation" & "Feel Nothing" from the EP.

Follow Inner Outlines (and Rock Paper Podcast) on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.com

Direct download: InnerOutlines2RPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:36pm CST

Episode 257- Forgetting January

A bit ago I was able to catch up with the guys of Forgetting January before their show at Cicero's in St.Louis. We talk (and laugh a lot) about how they started, some influences, recording music and when expect to new music.

Closing out the show is their new single "The Ballad of Paul Revere." Now available on ForgettingJanuary.Bandcamp.com

See them LIVE

August 6th at Pop's with Inner Outlines, Discrepancies, Ashland & Apollo's Daughter.

Listen on ITunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music or ROCKPAPERPODCAST.com

 

 

Direct download: forgettingjanuaryRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:45pm CST

Episode 256- Ron Stevens & Joy Grdnic

A bit ago I had the privilege of sitting down with Radio personalities Ron Stevens & Joy Grdnic. These have stories for days about working in radio, comedy, writing for WKRP in Cincinnati, own their own restaurant The Fountain on Locust and so much more.

We also talk about their most recent project OnSTL. Head over to OnSTL.com and see what all their up to. The page is a great source for finding out about live music in town, interviews with some of the most interesting people in St.Louis, where to find all the FREE entertainment and so much more. Also keep up with OnSTL on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.

Listen on ITunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music apps or ROCKPAPERPODCAST.com

Direct download: RonJoyRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:24pm CST

Episode 255- Bobby Stevens

The other night I sat down with Singer Songwriter Bobby Stevens to talk about his start in STL Music, some upcoming shows, play some live acoustic, talk new music, and so much more.

On this episode you'll hear live acoustic versions

-"I'm Home"

-"Traveling Show"

-"Chill Out Night"

-"Lost and Found"

See Bobby LIVE

7/30 with The Wilderness at Jackal Fest at Atomic Cowboy.

8/10 Solo house show with Dubb Nubb

8/20 with The Wilderness at Whiskey War Festival at South Broadway Athletic Club

Check out more songs from Bobby at his Bandcamp page. Also an option to pick up a copy of his Come One, Come All vinyl.

Listen on ITunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music apps or ROCKPAPERPODCAST.com

Thanks to Music Record Shop & Mo Game Con for sponsoring the show.

Direct download: BobbyStevensRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:11pm CST

Episode 254- Frank Pettis

A bit ago I sat down with Frank Pettis to talk about some of the projects he was involved in. Frank played guitar with STL Rock bands Six By Silver, Sicklove & Copperview.

We discussed a little bit about each band, how life has changed with being a dad now, and played a few riffs on acoustic guitar. Also on this episode you'll hear Sicklove "Breakdown" and Copperview "Yesterday". If you're unfamiliar with these bands, check them out!

Listen on ITunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music apps or ROCKPAPERPODCAST.com

Direct download: FrankPettisRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:35pm CST

Episode 253- Jackal Fest 2016

Saturday I went by the Music Record Shop to see the Langaleers and Brother Lee & The Leather Jackals rocking a live in-store. I stuck around after the show to sit down with Danny & Josh of BL&TLJ to talk about Jackal Fest coming up. We talked about how the idea came about, how awesome all the bands on the lineup are and what to expect.

Jackal Fest includes

Brother Lee and The Leather Jackals

The Maness Brothers

Old Souls Revival

Miss Molly Simms

Dubb Nubb

Cara Louise Band

Gavin M.

Search Parties

The Free Years

The Langaleers

Rover

Old Capital

Boys Club

Sister Wizard

Kid Scientist

The Wilderness

Bug Chaser

Grab tickets today! $7 HERE or $10 at the door.

Listen on ITunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music apps or ROCKPAPERPODCAST.com

Direct download: JackalFestRPP.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:02pm CST

Episode 252- The Langaleers

A bit ago I took a trip to Festus, MO to hang out with the guys of The Langaleers. We sat at Main Street Music Club and talked about how they formed, where the name comes from, their new EP, how Howard Stern inspired a song and so much more.

On this episode you'll hear 2 songs from their new CREEPYEEPY album "Green Lightning" and closing out the show "Worrying The Night Away." The EP is available on ITunes, Spotify, and Bandcamp.com.

Grab a physical copy at any of their shows

7/30 at Jackalfest at Atomic Cowboy with Brother Lee and the Leather Jackals, Old Souls Revival, Miss Molly Simms, The Free Years, 4th City Rag, Gavin M., Search Parties, Maness Brothers and more

8/5 at Main Street Music Club with Maness Brothers

8/20 at 5th Annual Whiskey War Festival at South Broadway Athletic Club

8/21 at Foam with Bucko Toby

8/27 at Schlafly Tap Room

Follow them on Facebook for more information and dates.

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

Direct download: TheLangaleersRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:01pm CST

Episode 251- Tree One Four

 The other night a caught up with the guys of Tree One Four to talk about their formation as a band, some of their past bands like Remedy, writing and recording their debut LIVIN EP and so much more.

On this episode you'll hear 3 Tree One Four tunes

-"Life is Random"

-"Rebels"

-"I Love"

All the songs are currently available on YouTube.

See them LIVE

7/30 Firebird (Battle For Buddha)

8/24 Battle At Busch Stadium

8/27 Pop's

Follow the band on Facebook for more information and dates.

Direct download: TreeOneFourRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:17pm CST

Episode 250- The Big Rigs

The other night I stopped by to catch up with the guys of The Big Rigs to talk about their debut WHISKEY AND WATER EP. This episode we go track by track through the EP to give everyone a preview of what they have been up to.

WHISKEY AND WATER EP will be available on ITunes for pre-order on 7/21 and you'll receive the title track "Whiskey and Water" with your purchase. The full album will be available for purchase 7/29. Physical copies will be available at shows soon.

See The Big Rigs LIVE

Billy B's in Kirkwood 8/8

Mike Duffy's 8/19

Jilly's 9/2

Follow the band on Facebook to keep up to date, keep and eye out for a EP Release Party hopefully coming soon.

Listen on ITunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music or ROCKPAPERPODCAST.com

 

Direct download: TheBigRigsRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:39pm CST