The other night I caught up with husband & wife Keith and Tiffany Hafner of Down Swinging to discuss their latest album, upcoming tour, stories behind these songs and play one live acoustic!

On this episode you'll hear:

  • Scout's Honor (Live Acoustic)
  • Fearless
  • November

Pick up their album FEARLESS today wherever you get digital music or physical copies at the upcoming shows.

See them LIVE

8/25 at Pop's in St.Louis for Rock The Vote

8/30 Cape Giradeau, MO

8/31 Columbia, MO

9/1 Kansas City, MO

9/2 Springfield, MO

Follow them on Facebook & Instagram for more information! 

Direct download: DownSwingingRPP.mp3
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Last week I met up with Pop singer songwriters Neil & Adam at Smith Lee Productions in St.Louis, MO. I had a great time meeting and hanging out with them. Also big thanks to Justin of Smith Lee for his help recording this episode. We get in to talking about how the band formed, the success of their single "Everything is Alright", new music, stories behind the songs and do some live acoustic jamming in the studio. 

On this episode you'll hear:

  • Everything Is Alright
  • Oil Fire (Acoustic)
  • Bright Light (Acoustic) 

Purchase some music on ITunes, stream it on Spotify. Follow Neil & Adam on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram!

See them LIVE 

August 19th at Rose Music Hall in Columbia, MO 


Direct download: NeilAndAdamRPP.mp3
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The other night I met up with some of the guys behind HEART OF SATURDAY NIGHT - A tribute to Tom Waits. They have a big show coming up and we talk all about what to expect that evening, some of their favorite Tom Waits tunes, play some live from the living room, talk about how the band formed & a whole lot more.

See them LIVE

8/25 at The Hideaway in St.Louis, MO 

On this episode you'll hear:

  • Blue Valentine (Tim Leavy)
  • Hold On (Jorge Valcarcel) 

Check out the Facebook event for more details! 


Direct download: TimLeavyJorgeValcarcelRPP.mp3
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The other day I caught up with punk rockers Name It Now! at their home. We got into how the band formed, their first ALBUM NAME EP, their new SONGS FROM THE SHED EP, Release Party, music videos, stories behind the songs & more. 

See them LIVE

Sept 8 at The Firebird as Ultraviolet Entertainment presents NAME IT NOW! Album Release Party with An Unfortunate Trend, The Kaiju Killers & Lysergik $8 6:30 pm Doors 7pm Show

On this episode you'll hear:

  • Halfway Happy
  • Tim
  • Kate Spade

Find some Name It Now! tunes on ITunes & Spotify. Follow them on Facebook & Instagram. Subscribe to the YouTube channel!


Direct download: NameItNowRPP.mp3
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Comedian Tina Dybal joins me on the show. We hung out at Mokabe's recently and talked about her comedy, winning Helium's funniest person in St.Louis competition, growing up, Six Flags, Sasha Baron Cohen, podcasting and more. 

See Tina LIVE

8/19 at Helium Best of the City Showcase

8/23 at Foam Coffee Break with Yale Hollander

9/8 at Rendezvous in O'Fallon, MO 

Click subscribe to her podcast Where You Fucked Up with friend of the show Jeremy Essig.

Follow Tina on Instagram for more dates!

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

Direct download: TinaDybalRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:19am CST

This episode is the live audio recorded the night of July 10th, 2018 during the Singer Songwriter Storytelling Show at Naked Vine featuring the talents of Sean Coray, Gavin M & Elliott Pearson. Hope you enjoy the show. Please support these guys, buy some music, go see a show, follow them on social media, tell a friend, whatever you can do!

Please join us August 14th for the next edition of the Singer Songwriter Storytelling Show with Ahna Schoenhoff, Bobby Stevens & Matt Wynn. 7-9pm $5

See Gavin M LIVE

Aug 11 at Delmar Hall with Brewer & Shipley

Aug 23 at Alpha Brewing Co 

See Elliott Pearson & The Passing Lane LIVE

Aug 11 at Grub & Groove in Francis Park

Aug 25 at Main Street Abbey Columbia, IL

Aug 29 at ANEW Happy Hour with A Purpose STL

Sept 16 at Taste of St.Louis in Chesterfield, MO

Oct 5 at Songs & Soldiers in Columbia, IL 

Find more Sean Coray at


Direct download: SingerSongwriter7.10.18RPP.mp3
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This was an absolute treat. I had the chance to sit and talk with Valerie & Ethan of Miss Jubilee & St.Louis Steady Grinders. These two are just students of the music and were happy to open up and share some of their knowledge with me. We talk about how Miss Jubilee formed, Ethan moving to St.Louis, his love for pianos, some big upcoming shows. stories form recording their albums & more!

On this episode you'll hear:

  • Miss Jubilee "Froggy Bottom" 
  • St.Louis Steady Grinders "Peepin At The Rising Sun"
  • Miss Jubilee "Throw Me in The Alley"

Pick up both albums wherever you get your digital music. CDs available at any of the upcoming shows.

See Miss Jubilee LIVE

8/9 at Joe's Cafe

8/31 at Focal Point

9/2 at Big Muddy Blues Festival

Every Wednesday at Schlafly Bottleworks

Every Sunday at Evangeline's

Follow them on the website, or Facebook fore more dates!


Direct download: MissJubileeRPP.mp3
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Monkh RETURNS! I caught up with Monkh to talk about the new Monkh & The People GROOVELOVE FANTASTIC EP that is now available everywhere, stories behind the process, we talk LouFest, TuneSpeak, Funk music, D'Angelo, and play some live acoustic!

On this episode you'll hear:

  • People Power
  • Groovelove Fantastic
  • Ramble On (Led Zeppelin cover) (Live acoustic)
Direct download: Monkh3RPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:20pm CST

Meet The Broken Kingdom! I had a blast hanging with these guys. I took a drive over to Collinsville, IL to record this one. We talk about how the group came together, stories behind the songs, sobriety, influences, upcoming shows and jam some live acoustic!

On this episode you'll hear:

  • Until The End (live acoustic)
  • Set Me On Fire
  • Never Again (live acoustic)

Pick up their EP today on

See The Broken Kingdom LIVE

Aug 8th at Fubar Jimmy Solo acoustic

Aug 16th at Fubar with Boy Hits Car

Find more upcoming dates on their Facebook page! Subscribe to their YouTube channel!

Direct download: TheBrokenKingdomRPP.mp3
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The other night I caught up with singer songwriter Jon Bonham in the basement of Das Bevo to talk about growing up in St.Louis, surfing, his start in music, early influences, stories behind some of the songs, play live acoustic and talk about upcoming gigs!

On this episode you'll hear:

  • Don't Bet On Me
  • Tower Grove (live acoustic)
  • Now That She's Gone (live acoustic)

See Jon Bonham & Friends LIVE

1st & 3rd Fridays at Das Bevo

1st & 3rd Sundays at The Gramophone

8/10 at Naked Vine

8/16 at Joe's Cafe

Find more dates on Jon Bonham & Friends on Facebook!

Big Thanks to Das Bevo for letting us hang out and record. Be sure to check out this beautiful place!



Direct download: JonBonhamRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:56am CST