Episode 249- The Sleepy Rubies & John Henry

Last night I sat at Friendly's in St.Louis, MO with none other than Emily & Ali also known as The Sleepy Rubies and John Henry to discuss their Dual CD Release Party coming up. You'll hear a bit of background noise as we were recording live in Friendly's and there was an air conditioner right next to us, because it was like an 100 degrees July afternoon. We also talked about both of their albums coming out, both of them playing LouFest in September and much more.

See The Sleepy Rubies & John Henry both playing with their full bands July 23rd at Off Broadway in St.Louis, MO. There is a very good chance this will be a sold out show, so if you don't want to miss out grab your TICKETS HERE!

On this episode you can hear "South City" from The Sleepy Rubies' GREAT BIG LOVE EP. You can also hear "Broken City" closing out the show from John Henry's DARK CITY DARK COUNTRY album. Both will be available for purchase Saturday 7/23. Expect them online soon after.

See The Sleepy Rubies opening LouFest Saturday Sept 9th, and catch John Henry Sunday Sept 10th. Also don't miss great St.Louis acts like Bruiser Queen, Aaron Kamm & The One Drops, Illphonics and Karate Bikini. LouFest tickets are available at LouFest.com.

Follow The Sleepy Rubies & John Henry on Facebook.

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

Direct download: TheSleepyRubiesJohnHenryRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:39pm CST

Episode 248- Allen P. Williams

A bit ago I sat with Comedian Allen P. Williams and his wife Katie Williams and discussed his comedy, music, Weird Al, how he's on Spotify, Nicolas Cage as Superman, and so much more over a delicious meal at Taco Bell.

Hear some of Allen's Things That I Had Thought Of on this episode, Faith Hill No More's hit song "Hot Dog". Both available at Bandcamp.com or Spotify.

Follow Allen on Twitter @allenpwilliams

See him regularly at the Parrot's Comedy Open Mic in St.Charles, MO on Wednesday nights.

Direct download: AllenPWilliamsRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:24am CST

Episode 247- Jeremy Segel-Moss

A bit ago I stopped by the National Blues Museum to catch up with Jeremy Segel-Moss. Jeremy is basically a walking, talking encyclopedia of St.Louis Blues knowledge.

We got to sit and chat about The Blues and some of our favorites, the National Blues Museum, the St.Louis Blues Society, and the Big Muddy Blues Festival.

This year Big Muddy Blues Festival is 100% St.Louis LOCAL artists! Come on out Sept 3 & 4th to Laclede's Landing

The lineup includes

  • Big George Brock
  • Marsha Evans & The Coalition
  • Boo Boo Davis
  • Arthur Williams
  • Roland Johnson
  • David Dee
  • Renee Smith
  • Big Mike Aguirre & The Blu City All-Stars
  • Jeremiah Johnson
  • Eugene Johnson & Company
  • Ground Floor Band
  • John McVey
  • Green McDonough Band
  • Steve Pecaro
  • Joe Metzka
  • Aaron Griffin
  • Pennsylvania Slim
  • Soulard Blues Band
  • On Call Blues Band
  • St. Louis School of Rock
  • Love Jones
  • Skeet Rodgers & The Inner City Blues Band
  • Kingdom Brothers
  • Paul Bonn & The Bluesmen
  • Fab Foehners
  • Tom Hall
  • Jim McClaren
  • Letters to Memphis
  • Bumble Bee Bob Kamoske
  • Delta Sol Duo
  • Brian Curran
  • The Bottoms Up Blues Gang
  • Tommy Halloran
  • JD Hughes
  • Johnny Fox
  • Coco Rico
  • The Bottlesnakes
  • Erika Johnson & Tom Bryne
  • Larry Griffin & Eric McSpadden
  • The Dust Covers

More information & tickets at BigMuddyBluesFestival.com

You catch Jeremy with his band The Bottoms Up Blues Gang. Follow them on Facebook!

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

Direct download: JeremySegelMossRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:06pm CST

Episode 246- Search Parties

A bit ago I caught up with some of the guys of Search Parties to talk Jackal Fest coming up, play some acoustic tunes, talk Rock N Roll, and new music.

On this episode you can hear "Tangerine", "Stange Women/Soul Revival" & "Little Devil" live acoustic. You can also hear a brand new song "Fever Dream" closing out the show.

Check out more Search Parties tunes on Bandcamp.com. Follow them on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram to keep up to date.

See them LIVE:

7/30 at Jackal Fest at The Bootleg with Brother Lee & The Leather Jackals, The Maness Brothers, Miss Molly Simms, Dubb Nubb, Bug Chaser, Old Capital, The Langaleers, Gavin M., Cara Louise Band, The Wilderness, The Free Years, Old Souls Revival, 4th City Rag & more.

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

Direct download: SearchPartiesRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:25am CST

Episode 245- Hallow Point

Yesterday I went to visit STL Metal band Hallow Point to get to know them. We talked about how the band formed, influences, movies, upcoming shows and new music.

Check out their Veil of Reality EP available on HallowPointMetal.com, ITunes, Spotify and Google Play. Hear "Semper Invicta" from the EP closing out the show.

See them LIVE

7/12 at The Firebird with Nonpoint

7/30 at Fubar for Post Primal's CD Release Show w/ Outcome Of Berayal

9/10 at The Firebird for Outcome of Betrayal's CD Release Show

Follow Hallow Point on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.

Direct download: HallowPointRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:00am CST

Episode 244- Max Price

The other night I met up with up and coming comedian Max Price for his first podcast to talk about comedy, tell some road stories, his start in comedy, forming his own show with Ryan Ries and much more.

See Max LIVE

7/9 at Blueberry Hill

7/14 at Sappington Lounge

7/16 at Pirate's Place in Sullivan, MO

7/18 at St.Louis Funny Bone

Follow him on Twitter @the_maxipad

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

Direct download: MaxPriceRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:49pm CST

Episode 243- Edgefield C Johnston Duo

Stopped by to visit with Edgefield C Johnston Duo to get to know them a little better. We talked about songwriting, tour and played 4 live acoustic tunes.

On this episode you'll hear:

"Chasing Ghosts"

"Personalities, Icons and Other Cardboard Cut Outs"

"William 2"

"New Sermon 1"

Catch them LIVE

7/9 at The Blue Pearl Tour Kick Off Party with Kid Scientist, Mary Spadaro & Carondelet Guy

8/6 at Cherry Lounge in St.Louis

8/26 at Heavy Anchor in St.Louis

Follow the band on Facebook, Twitter, Reverbnation & Bandcamp.

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

Direct download: EdgefieldCJohnstonDuoRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:33am CST

Episode 242- Daniel Johnanning

Last week I stopped by 4 Hands Brewery in St.Louis, MO to hang out with my friend Daniel Johanning. If you're playing along at home, this is Dan's 2nd appearance on the show. He sat in on the Brother Lee & the Leather Jackals episode back in December. I wanted to give him his on proper episode to talk about some of his solo music coming out, the Wilderness and everything else he's involved in.

On this episode you'll hear a live acoustic version of "Alright" and closing out the show "Airstream Dreams." Both songs available on Bandcamp.com

See Dan LIVE

7/8 at House Show with Carter Hulsey in St.Louis, MO

7/9 at The Demo with The Wilderness, Brother Leee & The Leather Jackals, Rover, Blackwater '64, Everything Went Black, Bastard and The Crows, DJ Mahf & more.

7/30 at The Bootleg (Atomic Cowboy) for Jackal Fest with The Wilderness, The Maness Brothers, Miss Molly Simms, The Free Years, The Langaleers, Search Parties, 4th Ciyt Rag, Old Souls Revival, Brother Lee & The Leather Jackals and more!

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

Follow The Wilderness & Dan Johanning Acoustic on Facebook for updates!

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

Direct download: DanJohanningRPP.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:54pm CST

Episode 241- Jim Peters

Last week I sat down with one of the hardest working musicians in St.Louis, none other than Jim Peters. Jim plays in several projects around town including his 2 original projects The Provels & The Fog Lights.

We talked about his original music, songwriting, his podcast Guitar Wars Podcast, playing guitar with Sean Canan's Voodoo Players and much much more.

On this episode you'll hear a live acoustic version of Jim's "St.Louis" currently unreleased. You can also hear "Lead the Way" from the Fog Lights MANHASSETT. Closing out the show stick around for "Hex" from The Provels album.

Follow both of his bands on Facebook for updates. Grab some tunes on ITunes, Spotify or any live shows!

See Jim LIVE

7/9 at Off Broadway with The Fog Lights (opening for Water Liars)

7/15 at Jazz at The Bistro with Cooter & Hoss

7/23 at Off Broadway with Sleepy Rubies & John Henry Dual CD Release Party

7/28 at Stone Spiral Coffee (Solo)

Subscribe to Guitar Wars Podcast!

Listen to Rock Paper Podcast on ITunes, Stitcher or Goggle Play Music apps

Direct download: JimPetersRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:57pm CST

Episode 240- Jaimie Vaughan

In honor of the recent holiday July 4th, I recorded this episode in a fireworks tent with my friend Jaimie Vaughan. We had a great time just talking about all kinds of random topics.

Topics including:

-Wreck it Ralph 2

-Hanson

-Podcasting

-Rubber rat hood ornaments

There was a few issues with the sound being that we recorded outside in a fireworks tent. A few parts I had to cut for sound reasons. A few I left in that weren't as bad.

Thanks for listening!

Direct download: jaimievaughanRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:21pm CST

Episode 239- Gavin M.

The other night I met up with Gavin M. of The Daisy Ad at Gaslight in St.Louis, MO to talk about some of his solo music, talk songwriting and play a few live acoustic.

On this episode you'll hear live acoustic versions of "Oh Nora Oh Regina" & "Necklace" along with a studio version of his new single "I Will Miss You".

Find all of Gavin's music on Bandcamp.com or ITunes.

See him LIVE

7/2 at Peel in O'fallon, IL

7/9 at Syberg's O'Fallon, IL with Danny Newgent

7/16 at Layla in St.Louis

Follow Gavin M. on Facebook & Instagram. Be sure to check out his band The Daisy Ad as well.

Direct download: GavinMRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:04pm CST

Episode 238- Discrepancies 2

Last night I met up with the guys of Discrepancies to talk about their new album, recording with Matt Amelung, Release Party and other upcoming shows they have planned.

See them LIVE

7/2 at Cicero's in St.Louis

7/9 at Mikey's Pour House in Wright City, MO

8/6 We Are United Presents Discrepancies vs. Inner Outlines CD Release Party with Ashland, Apollo's Daughter & Forgetting January at Pop's Sauget, IL

9/3 at Huzzah Valley Rock Fest with New Lingo, Sky Burnt White, Apollo's Daughter, Inimical Drive, OneDay, Made In Waves and many more

Keep an eye out for Discrepancies coming to a town near you! Follow them on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram to keep with them.

Direct download: Discrepancies2RPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:57pm CST

Episode 237- Mikey Manker

Last week Comedian Mikey Manker came back home to St.Louis from Chicago. I invited him to come on the show and hang out for a bit. We sat at the Backstreet Jazz & Blues bar connected to the St.Louis Funny Bone.

We talked about how Mikey started in comedy, moving to Chicago, Oasis, hockey and much more. Check out Mikey's 2 albums "Beg, Borrow & Steal" & "Voyageur" on ITunes, Amazon and StandUpRecords.com

Follow Mikey on Twitter & Facebook.

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

Direct download: MikeyMakerRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:45pm CST

Episode 236- Orphan Welles

The other night I sat down with Brandon Creath of Orphan Welles to talk about songwriting, becoming a producer, his start in music & influences, and jammed a few live acoustic.

On this episode you can hear his originals "Shattered Love" & "Classic Soma" live acoustic. Closing out the show you can hear the studio version of "Paint It Back." 

Follow Orphan Welles on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. Check out OrphanWelles.Bandcamp.com to listen to some demos of new songs.

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

Direct download: OrphanWellesRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:18pm CST

Episode 235- Scott James

I sat with Scott James to talk comedy, his start, growing up in a small town, and some fun stories.

See Scott LIVE

6/25 at Bombshell Bar & Grill in St.Charles, MO

He's also a regular at the St.Louis Funny Bone in Westport Plaza.

Follow Scott on Twitter!

 

Direct download: ScottJamesRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:07pm CST

Episode 234- Slow Down Scarlett

Last week I took a drive to O'Fallon, IL to visit with Slow Down Scarlett. I had a great time getting to know the band. We talked about some of their backgrounds in music, influences, how they get their sound and even play some live acoustic.

On this episode you'll hear a live acoustic version of "Wake Up and Smell The Coffee". Also, opening the show you'll hear "Dead Man Walking" and closing the show "Droppin Beats Not Bombs." All three songs can be found on their debut album THE GREATEST HITS. Available on SlowDownScarlett.com & ITunes.

Courtney & Andy are involved in a television show called Song Stage on PBS (Channel 9). Their episode airs TONIGHT 6/23 10pm in St.Louis, MO. Set your DVR!

You can also see the band LIVE this weekend

6/25 Acoustic at Peel Brewing Company in O'Fallon, IL

6/26 at Bethalto Fireworks at the St.Louis Regional Airport in Alton, IL

9/24 at The Chapel in St.Louis, MO

Find more information on their Facebook, Twitter & Instagram pages. Everything else at SlowDownScarlett.com

 

 

Direct download: SlowDownScarlettRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:37am CST

Episode 233- Carson Mann

Last Sunday I stopped in at Music Record Shop for a live in-store performance from Carson Mann and brought along my microphone. We sat inside Music Record Shop and played a few acoustic, talked about his new Oak, Steel & Lightning EP and just get to know Carson a little better. Oh, and of course, what would an interview with Carson be without some talk of aliens, ya'll!

On this episode hear live acoustic versions of "Freeway" & "Make up Some Friends." Closing out the show you can hear "Lil Dab" from the new TINY ACORN EP from Oak, Steel & Lightning.

See Carson LIVE:

with The Scandaleros  6/15 at Broadway Oyster Bar

with Oak, Steel & Lightning 6/25 at Old Rock House with Dock Ellis Band, Woodshine and Alsop, Grossi & Halley.

with Oak, Steel & Lightning at Pickin on the Huzzah 9/9 & 9/10 with Splitlip Rayfield, Old Salt Union, Hillary Fitz, Clusterpluck, Leah Osborne and many more

Follow his bands on Facebook to keep up with more show announcements

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

Direct download: CarsonMannRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:20am CST

Episode 232- New Lingo

A bit ago I took a drive to Washington, MO to hang out at New Lingo's band practice. I invited along friend of the show Korey Smith of Apollo's Daughter to sit in on this one. We had a lot of laughs talking about New Lingo's new Best Friends EP, the success of "Violent Shakes", making music videos, answer questions from the fans and lots of filth sprinkled through out. 

See New Lingo LIVE

6/25 at Pop's for their Best Friend EP Release Party with Sky Burnt White, Isabella, My Legacy My Ghost & City of Parks.

8/27 at The Firebird with Ava, Wait, Last Nights Vice, and City Of Parks

Follow the band on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & YouTube. Check out their 3 music videos and keep an eye out for their brand new one.

Grab some older songs on Bandcamp.com or NewLingoSTL.com

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

Direct download: NewLingoRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:51pm CST

Episode 231- Richie Kihlken

Last Monday I stopped by Sasha's On Shaw to talk with Richie Kihlken. I had a great time getting to talk about his background, influences, songwriting, house shows and more. He played a few live acoustic tunes for the show including "Blue Love" & "Working on the Same Piece"

Pick up one of Richie's CDs at a live show.

See Richie every Monday at Sasha's On Show then

6/16 at KOAH Media Presents Live In The Living Room

6/25 at Benton Park's 150th Year celebration 1pm

Follow Richie & his band on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram

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

Direct download: RichieKihlkenRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:45pm CST

Episosde 230- Roland Johnson

Last week I went by Blue Lotus studios in St.Louis, MO to talk with Roland Johnson and Paul Niehaus. I had an incredible time with these two talking about their new album IMAGINE THIS, how they started working together, some stories from the studio and when we can get a copy of the new record.

See Roland Johnson and his 8 piece band

6/23 at Blues City Deli 6-8p

6/24 at Beale on Broadway 8-10p

8/14 at Casa Loma Ballroom

Pick up a copy of IMAGINE THIS at these shows. On this episode you'll hear the first track "Can't Get Enough" opening the show and a special live acoustic version of my favorite track on the album "Someone To Love."

Follow Roland on Facebook for updates and shows.

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

Direct download: RolandJohnsonRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:54pm CST

Episode 229- Calvin Tiger

Last week I went by Calvin Tiger's home to sit and talk with about Ursa Major, rapping & the art of rap, Barnfest, and a lot more!

Check out Calvin's band Ursa Major at UrsaMajor.bandcamp.com. They have a music video for "Bridges" filmed by Cavlin.

See them LIVE

6/12 - The Paramount, OKC, OK
6/13 - The Fur Shop, Tulsa, OK
6/14 - The Jackpot Music Hall, Lawrence, KS
6/15 - The Rats Nest, Mt. Olive, IL
6/16 - The House Cafe, DeKalb, IL
6/17 - Broke Haus, Minneapolis, MN
6/18 - The Barn, Rochester, IN

7/16 at Barnfest in Troy, MO

Follow the band on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram

Thanks to Music Record Shop for sponsoring the show!

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

 

Direct download: CalvinTigerRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:06pm CST

Episode 228- Jeremy Bohannon

Last week I stopped by to hang out with friends of the show The Random Ass Podcast aka The R.A.P for a crossover event. They had me on their show to promote all things Rock Paper Podcast, then afterwards we flipped the mic around and did another hour for Rock Paper Podcast.

Find all things Random Ass Podcast related at TheRapcast.com. Follow them on Facebook & Twitter. Be sure to SUBSCRIBE! Listen to myself on The RAP here!

Had a great time getting to know Jeremy and talking about his start in podcasting, his love of beer & comics, Kevin Smith and much more.

Listen to Rock Paper Podcast (& the RAP) on ITunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music apps on ROCKPAPERPODCAST.com

Direct download: JeremyBohannon.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:45pm CST

Episode 227- The Vigilettes

Last week I stopped by The Vigilettes' band practice to sit and talk and get to know the band a little better. We discussed their debut album (coming soon!), how they started together, answer questions from the fans, our go to karokee songs and play some live songs.

You can see the Vigilettes LIVE

6/11 at Heavy Anchor with Ex Oh Ex and Vandelion

6/19 at CBGB with The Head and Queen Rainbow

6/25 at Foam with DinoFight! and Bagheera

Keep an eye out for more details on their debut album release party around August.

On this episode you'll hear 2 live recordings of songs that'll be on that album "Winter's Parade" & "Nothing is Yours"

Follow the band on Facebook to keep up with all the show announcements.

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

Direct download: theVigilettesRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:13pm CST

Episode 226- Fivefold 2

Fivefold returns! Fair warning this episode is not the best recording but it's way too good not to share with you. I had an incredible time hanging out with Ryan, Matt A, Matt B, Derrick & CoCo or more commonly known together as Fivefold. We sat inside the their touring Sprinter in Wentzville, MO to record this one.

We discussed their new record Open Letter and the work that went to pulling that album off, answer questions from the fans, and have some serious debates over muffins vs cupcakes.

Find all things Fivefold at FivefoldBand.com including shirts, hats, stickers and music. Follow the band on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. Find the tunes on Spotify, ITunes, and Amazon. Buy all of their albums! On this episode you'll hear a clip of "Darker Side of Me" and closing out the show "Room To Breathe"

Listen on ITunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music or ROCKPAPERPODCAST.com. Be sure to Subscribe!

Thanks to Music Record Shop in St.Louis, MO for sponsoring the show. Go grab some records from them in the Grove.

Direct download: Fivefold2RPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:06am CST

Episode 225- Kevin Harvell

Last week I stop in at Techartista in CWE to hang out with Kevin Harvell of Who's Who in St.Lou Podcast. He's been involved in podcasting in the St.Louis for quite a while and that's originally how we became aware of each other. We decided to meet up and record an episode of each others show. So this is kind of a part 2 of my appearance on his show.

You can find out more about Who's Who in St.Lou at WhoSTL.com, ITunes & Stitcher Apps. New episode every week. Be sure to click Subscribe.

Thank you for continuing to support Rock Paper Podcast. Mark your calendar for the 2nd Annual Birthday Show coming up June 24th at Broadway Oyster Bar with Mathias & The Pirates, Brother Lee & the Leather Jackals and Sky Burnt White.

 

 

Direct download: KevinHarvellRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:40pm CST

Episode 224- Mark Brainard

This episode I sat with Mark Brainard to get to know him a little better. We talked about some of his upcoming shows, his new EP, influences and more.

We also talked about food challenges & answer some questions from the fans.

Mark even played 2 live acoustic tunes on this episode. Hear "Can't Blame Me" & "Kerry" live acoustic, and "Outer Space" from the Mark's self titled EP. The Mark Brainard EP is now available on ITunes, so grab a copy of that!

Follow Mark on Facebook to keep with more shows, or MarkBrainard.net for more information.

Thanks to Music Record Shop for sponsoring the show. Visit them in the Grove on Manchester Ave for some new records.

Direct download: MarkBrainardRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:11pm CST

Episode 223- Gabe Stroup

The other night I went out to Washington, MO to talk with my friend Gabe Stroup of Sky Burnt White about becoming a new father, upcoming shows and a bunch of our friends music.

You can see Sky Burnt White LIVE

6/4 Homegrown Acoustic Show at America's Tavern

6/18 at 300 State in Alton, IL with Divide The Empire, The Fade & Skyline In Ruins

6/24 at New Lingo's EP Release Party with City of Parks, Isabella & New Lingo

6/24 at Rock Paper Podcast's 2nd Annual Birthday Show at Broadway Oyster Bar with Mathias & The Pirates and Brother Lee & The Leather Jacakals

Follow the band on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. Buy their album EXIT STRATEGIES on SkyBurntWhite.Bandcamp.com.

On this episode you'll hear

"Panic Button" Mathias & The Pirates

"Casting Fire Ant Colony" New Lingo

"Dare to Dream" City of Parks

"Happy" Sky Burnt White

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

Direct download: GabeStroupRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:22pm CST

Episode 222- Leah Osborne

The other night I was hanging out with multi-instrumentalist Leah Osborne. We talked about some of her previous bands The Boomtops & Clusterpluck, her passion for food and play 3 live songs.

You can see Leah LIVE this summer

July 29 & 30 at Beesonstock

Sept 9 & 10 at Pickin on the Huzzah

Follow her on Facebook.

Direct download: LeahOsborneRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:43am CST

Last night I went over to Ambit Studios in Maryville, IL to hang out with the guys of My Legacy My Ghost. Had a great time talking about everything from touring, Deadpool, Nathan going to China, their first headline show, and when we might hear new music.

See My Legacy My Ghost headlining the Demo on 5/27 with Conman Economy, Cuvi, The Cinema Story & Calloway Circus. Tickets are $7 in advance from the bands, or $10 at the door.

Head over to MyLegacyMyGhost.bandcamp.com and grab their EP for free. Listen on repeat so you can sing a long at the show.

Follow the band on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram

Direct download: MyLegacyMyGhost2RPP.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:14am CST

Episode 220- The Brothers Reed 2

The Brothers Reed return to Rock Paper Podcast to talk about their new album Monster In My Head, touring, country music, songwriting, and play 3 live acoustic tunes.

Pick up their 2 albums SICK AS FOLK & MONSTER IN MY HEAD at TheBrothersReed.com. Available in physical or digital copies. Grab a shirt while you're there too. Also available on ITunes, Spotify or Amazon.

Here "Jake's Song" on this episode from their Monster in My Head album. You'll also hear "Ever Since You Found Me", "Right By My Side" & "Unimportant Problem" that are currently unreleased. Expected out on their next record in 2017.

See the LIVE this weekend in Wentzville, MO

5/14 at a House Concert (Details on their Facebook)

5/15 at Hwy40 Brews with Joe Bizelli & Maury Avenue

Follow them on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. All other dates at TheBrothersReed.com

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

 

Direct download: TheBrothersReed2RPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:15pm CST

Episode 219- Zagk Gibbons

I went by Gaslight off Kingshighway & Shaw the other night and sat down with Zagk Gibbons to talk about everything he's a part of in St.Louis music. Zagk is currently working as Audio engineer for Gaslight. He run his own audio recording company called Loudhouse. He's the drummer for the Miss Molly Simms band. He's also a live sound guy for The Demo & The Firebird. We discuss all of these things and more .

I had a great time with Zagk hearing about all of his projects he's working on. Check out some of the bands we mentioned in this episode:

Miss Molly Simms

Brother Lee & The Leather Jackals

Maness Brothers

Old Souls Revival

Caveofswords

The Leopard/ The Hush List

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

Direct download: zagkpp.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:18am CST

Episode 218- The Cinema Story

A bit ago I hung out with the guys of The Cinema Story in a Denny's to get to know them a little better. We talked about some of their influences, working on new music, answer questions from the fans and more.

See them LIVE

5/27 with My Legacy My Ghost, Conman Economy, Calloway Circus & Cuvi at the Demo

Closing out the episode you can hear "The Opening Scene" form their first EP. Keep a look out for a new EP later this year.

Also keep an eye for a date for Notes for Hope this Fall.

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

Direct download: CinemaStoryRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:17am CST

Episode 217- The Fade

The other day I took a drive to Belleville, IL to hang out with The Fade. I had an incredible time hanging out with them at their studio. We talked about their upcoming shows, their EP, influences & sound and jammed 2 live songs.

On this episode you'll hear "Stealing The Moon (Live)", "Light on The Mast (Studio)" and "Better of Us (Live)." All three songs are available on their Selft Titled EP now available on ITunes, Bandcamp, Spotify, TheFadeMusic.com or any live show.

See them LIVE

5/20 at America's Tavern

5/27 at Melt

Follow the band on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.

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

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

Episode 216- Toefire Tribe

The other night I met up with Toefire Tribe at Venice Cafe in St.Louis, MO to get to know the band a little better. We talked about their sound, influences, how they met, and more.

Hear 2 live recordings on this episode including "This Space" & "Long Hard Ride"

See them live:

5/7 at Venice Cafe

5/20 at Pop's Blue Moon

8/26 at TOCO Festival

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

Direct download: ToefireTribeRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:59pm CST

Episode 215- The Hollow Ends

Over the weekend I met up with Singer/Songwriter Zach Schwartz of The Hollow Ends to get to know him a little better. We discussed his 3 song EP, Tour, differences between comedy & music crowds, music videos & more.

See The Hollow Ends 5/15 at The Demo with Suzie Cue, Might Brother & JOA.

On this episode you'll hear Zach perform "The Low" live acoustic, then "Slow It Down" & "Black List" from his self titled EP.

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

Direct download: TheHollowEndsRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:23am CST

Episode 214- Ramona Deflowered

I sat with Ramona Deflowered in Elaine's on Cherokee to get to know the band and talk about their upcoming release of their debut album. We also talked a lot about their band mascot Jenny Noarms, rehearsing at the Brewhouse, and so much more.

On this episode you'll hear "Polyamory" from their album I Hate Your Face. You can pick up the album at one of their two CD Release Parties:

June 11th at The Way Out Club with Dangerpussy & Suzie Cue

June 13th at Off Broadway Acorns To Oaks & Johnny Saint and The Princess of Hell

Find more dates and information on their Facebook page & RamonaDeflowered.com

Closing out the show, Ramona Deflowered did some acoustic jamming for the show, so stick around to hear that.

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

Episode 213- Chris Denman & Casey Reeves

Over the weekend I met up with Chris Denman of We Are Live. Onthe way over to meet him he tells me he has a surprise for me. WhenI arrive, I realize that the surprise was our mutual friend CaseyReeves. Chris & Casey go way back and had some fun stories oftheir adventures together. We also talked about each of their showscoming up this weekend. We also discuss requesting "Wagon Wheel"& million dollar ideas.

You can see Chris & his co-host Travis at The Ready Roomrecording a live show of We Are Live 5/7 Saturday night. Special guest (and friend of the show) Libbie Higgins will bethere. Grab tickets today!

Listen to We Are Live Monday-Friday at 7pm on CBS 920 AM, 105.7HD2, InsideSTL.com or WeAreLiveRadio.com. Follow the show onFacebook, Instagram & Twitter.

You can catch Casey Reeves at Element on Carrol Street inSt.Louis Saturday 5/7. Find more information about Element atElementSTL.com. Follow him on Facebook. Buy some of his music onITunes, CdBaby, Spotify, or at shows.

Closing out this episode you can hear "Drive All Day" from CaseyReeves.

Listen to Rock Paper Podcast on ITunes, Stitcher, Google PlayMusic or ROCKPAPERPODCAST.com. Thanks to Music Record Shop forsponsoring the show. Go visit them in the Grove for some new brandnew records, tapes or CDs.

Direct download: ChrisCaseyRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:44pm CST

Episode 212- Middle Class Fashion

Last week I went out to Steinway Pianos in Maryland Heights to meet up with Middle Class Fashion to discuss their brand new album, music video, how they formed and more.

On this episode you'll hear "Don't Stop It" & "86" from their new record title III (3). It will be available everywhere on May 20th including their Album Release show at Off Broadway in St.Louis, MO with Superfun Yeah Yeah Rocketship.

Listen on ITunes, Stitcher or click play

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

Episode 211- The Old Souls Revival

On this episode I met up with The Old Souls Revival on Sunday right after Record Store Day at Foam in St.Louis, MO, so there is some background noise on the audio. We ended up talking about their brand new album, The Shake Weight, upcoming shows, Saturday Night Live, and even played a live acoustic tune.

Special guest Zack Sloan sat in on this episode.

You can pick up their new studio record I Will Let You In on Bandcamp.com. Closing out the you'll hear "Move" from the album. Neil was cool enough to play a solo acoustic version of "Atlantic City" from Bruce Springsteen (or The Band) for the show by request.

They also recorded a live album the night of their release party. The live album includes 3 tracks a piece from Brother Lee and The Leather Jackals & The Wilderness. Currently available from the bands or at Music Record Shop.

See the Old Souls Revival LIVE

4/30 at ITAP Chesterfield then ITAP CWE

5/7 at Cinco De Mayo on Cherokee

5/13 at Gaslight

5/28 at Art Outside

Listen on ITunes, Stitcher or click play.

Direct download: OldSoulsRevivalRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:58am CST

Last night I caught up with Alonzo Townsend. We talked all about his Father, the Blues, the National Blues Museum, and all the events Alonzo is a part of this year.

You can see Alonzo at The National Blues Museum on Saturday 4/30 at 2pm. He's part of the Sons & Fathers: A Panel Discussion.  Alonzo (son of Henry Townsend), Eric Luther Ingram (Son of Luther Ingram) & Lou Thime (Son of DJ Lou "Fatha" Thime) will all be telling stories.

Also mark your calendar for Killer Blues on June 12th at Broadway Oyster Bar.

Closing out this show you can hear "Ciaro Blues" by Alonzo's father Henry Townsend. Grab some of his music, and pick up a copy of his book.

Listen on ITunes, Stitcher or ROCKPAPERPODCAST.com

Direct download: AlonzoTownsendRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:29am CST

Episode 209- The Shamless Pursuit

A little bit ago I was contacted by The Shameless Pursuit's Jeff Means, he was telling me he was on his way to St.Louis from Kansas City and wanted to be a part of the podcast. I was flattered and said "Come on over!"

On this episode we get to know The Shameless Pursuit talking about influences, their sound, STL foods & beer, and play live acoustic.

You'll hear a live acoustic version of "Fight or Flight" and the studio version of "Sing Louder" from their Fail It Forward EP which is available on ITunes, Spotify, Bandcamp as well as locally at Music Record Shop, Vintage Vinyl & Dead Wax.

Follow the band on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. TheShamelessPursuit.com

Listen on ITunes, Stitcher or click play

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

Episode 208- Davey Vaughn of This Is Our Dance

On this episode I went over to Davey's home, we sat and talked about everything from upcoming shows, how he started, tattoos, his music, Wizard of Oz, MySpace, and everything in between.

Closing out the show you can hear a This Is Our Dance song "Beyond The Horizon" available for free download on Reverbnation.com.

You can see This is Our Dance LIVE

Friday 4/22 at Cicero's performing an Owl City cover set

Saturday 5/7 at Elk's Lodge in Afton, MO for Floor Fest

Follow This Is Our Dance on Facebook & Twitter to keep up with everything.

Listen to the show on ITunes, Stitcher or ROCKPAPERPODCAST.com

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

Episode 207- Matt Kennon

Last week I caught up with my friend singer songwriter Matt Kennon. We sat inside of Victorian Gardens retirement home in Eureka, MO right after his gig there. Matt played a couple live acoustic tunes including some older favorites and 2 new ones he's working on. Keep an eye out for a new record coming this summer.

On this episode you'll hear "You Had to Pick on Me" from his 77 album.  Along with live acoustic snippets of "The Call", "Faithfully" & "Old Rock n Roll" and closing out the show with "Tell me Something I Don't Know"

You can see Matt Kennon live:

May 6 at Kilderkins Pub

May 13 at JP's Corner

June 11 at Ballwin Days

Sept 10 at Eureka Days

Sept 24 at Brookdale Farms for Concert In The Corn with Craig Cambell

Keep up with Matt on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & Bandsintown. MattKennon.com. Be sure to go listen and buy some of his music on Amazon, ITunes or where ever you get your music.

Listen on ITunes, Stitcher or ROCKPAPERPPODCAST.com

Direct download: MattkennonRPP.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:54am CST

Episode 206- River Kittens

The other night I sat with The River Kittens in the same studio space where they recorded their debut album. We had a lot of laughs, and Stag, talking about their tour, some crazy stories about bathrooms, their album, Lo-Fi Cherokee and so much more.

See them live at Off Broadway in St.Louis, MO 4/23 with Cara Louise Band & 4th City Rag. While there, be sure to pick up a copy of their brand new album.

On this episode you can hear them play a live acoustic version of "Illinois Boy" and then a studio version of "Dressin On The Side"

Follow The River Kittens on Facebook & Instagram. All other information at RiverKittens.com.

Listen on ITunes, Stitcher or RockPaperPodcast.com

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

Episode 202- The Driftaways

Last week I went to hang out with the guys of The Driftaways at band practice for an hour. I had a great time getting to know these guys. We discussed the possibilities of them becoming a Creed Tribute band, some of their summer festival plans, what its like for a 7 member band to tour and much more.

They even jammed some acoustic tunes to close out the show. You can hear an acoustic version of "Burn Down Babylon" along with a few others.

I also added the studio version of "Pistol" from their album Sun Shining to the end. Give it a listen and go pick up your copy of the album.

See them LIVE

4/21 at Cicero's with Ocean Disco

4/30 at MoRoots

5/7 at The Demo

5/14 at 2720 Cherokee

5/20 at Red Fish Blue Fish (St.Charles, MO)

5/21 at Utopia Studios

5/26 at Cosmic Reunion (Astral Valley)

Follow the band on Facebook, Twitter, Bandsintown & Instagram.

Listen on ITunes, Stitcher or ROCKPAPERPODCAST.com

Direct download: TheDriftawaysRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:18am CST

Episode 204- Guerrilla Theory

Check out Episode 204 with Reggae rockers Guerrilla Theory. I met up with these guys at their practice in St.Charles, MO to get to know them a little better. We talked about how the band formed, new Guerrilla Theory music, influences, playing with POD & Hed PE, seeing the Urge in Columbia and almost getting in a fight and so much more.

See these guys LIVE

4/16 at Red Fish Blue Fish for Record Store Day with Hobo Empire

4/29 at MoRoots Festival at Bass River Resort

5/12 at Lloyd & Harry's for their Music Video Shoot

Closing out the show the guys gave me a live basement demo of "Don't Stop" to give you a taste of what to expect.

Follow the band on Facebook for more dates.

Listen on ITunes, Stitcher or Rockpaperpodcast.com

Direct download: GuerrillaTheoryRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:15am CST

Episode 203- Andrew Frank & Dan Frigolette

Last night I sat in a Denny's with two comics, and this is what happened.

Check out Dan Frigolette on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & Snapchat. DanFrigolette.com

See Andrew & Dan LIVE at

4/15 at Blueberry Hill in the Elvis room for Make Me Laugh St.Louis Semi-Finals

Tickets here!

4/16 at Jefferson Ballroom

Also follow their tour Comedy's Best Kept Secret Tour on Facebook or ComedysBestKeptSecret.com 

Listen on ITunes, Stitcher or RockPaperPodcast.com

Direct download: AndrewDanRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:28am CST

Episode 202- Soundtrapp

A while back I sat with the guys of Soundtrapp to get to know the band a little better. I had a great time and a lot of laughs with them. Listen in as we discuss our favorite fast food, sharing the stage with rock stars, Pointfest, Limp Bizkit, and new Soundtrapp music!

Be sure to follow the band on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. Everything at Soundtrappmusic.com

Stick around til the end of the episode to hear their BRAND NEW single "Superhero" ft Gabe Stroup of Sky Burnt White.

See Soundtrapp LIVE

4/15 at Cicero's with TROY & Silent Hollow

5/7 at Pop's for Grand Finals for Pointfest

5/21 at Hollywood Casino Amp for POINTFEST

5/23 at Old Rock House with Black Stone Cherry

5/28 at Rose Music Hall (Columbia, MO) with Down Side Up & Fivefold

Listen on ITunes, Stitcher or Rockpaperpodcast.com

 

Direct download: SoundTrappRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:41pm CST

Episode 201- Will Saulsbery of Money For Guns

The other night I went to meet up with Will Saulsbery of Money For Guns. We had a great time talking about everything from concerts, Bruce Springsteen, Lou Diamond Phillips, Juicy Fruit gum, and new Money For Guns music.

Hear Will play 2 live acoustic tunes, "Train Ticket" from 21st Century Life and "Tonight The Highway" from their upcoming album. Visit MoneyForGuns.Bandcamp.com to purchase some music. Closing out the show you can hear the album version of "Beauty In The Wreckage" also from 21st Century Life.

Follow the band on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.

 

Direct download: MoneyForGunsRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:08pm CST

Episode 200- SpaceShip

Celebrating another milestone, 200 episodes! This episode I sat down with Jazz fusion group SpaceShip. We discussed how the band formed, pizza, first concerts, influences, new album and more.

You'll hear two tracks off their upcoming album (hopefully this Summer!), "Mandalaxy" at the opening & "Beyond Impossible" at the end. Find more SpaceShip on TheSpaceShipBand.Bandcamp.com,

Follow the band on Facebook & YouTube.

See them LIVE

4/8 at Evangeline's

4/15 at America's Tavern

4/16 at The Dark Room

4/23 at Mangia Italiano

5/5 at Schlafly Tap Room

Listen to Rock Paper Podcast on ITunes, Stitcher or RockPaperPodcast.com

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

Episode 199- Mark Harmon

Joined by Mark Harmon of Nonsense Brothers to discuss all things MoRoots on this episode. This is the 3rd year of MoRoots and they've put together a stellar lineup full of your favorites. Get tickets at BassResort.com or 800-392-3700. Call for reservations and come spend the weekend of April 29 & 30th on the river with some great live music.

MoRoots includes

Aaron Kamm & The One Drops (Both nights)

Madahoochi

Funky Butt Brass Band

Spankalicious

The Mighty Pines

Moon Jr.

Chinese Connection Dub Embassy

Driving Wheel

The Driftaways

Oak Steel & Lightning

Cree Rider Family Band

Grass Fed Mule

Lusid & MORE!

Tickets are $60 on presale for the weekend, $75 at the door. Still an opportunity to win some free tickets by making a video commercial for MoRoots on the NonSense Brothers Facebook page.

 

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

Last week I sat down with Robin & Suzie of the Ridin' With St.Louis podcast to get to know them a little better and talk all about their show. We discussed how they came to know each other, some favorite moments, and celebrating their 1 year anniversary of the show.

Listen to Ridin' With St.Louis on SoundCloud.com or RidinWithStLouis.com. Be sure to follow the show on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.

Closing out the show you'll hear one of Suzie Cue's songs "Karma Is a Bitch (and So Am I)" available for download at SuzieCueMuisc.Bandcamp.com

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

I sat down with up in coming Comedian Nathan Orton in a Denny's and talked about this start in comedy, his trip to Vegas, playing guitar, the blues and more!

See Nathan live

April 1st at Happy Tree and Friends at Melt

April 7th at Lux Theater

Follow him on Facebook & Twitter

Direct download: NathanOrtonRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:58pm CST

Episode 196- Johnny Applepex

Last week I sat down with Johnny Applepex of The Johnny Applecast. He invited me into the Johnny Applecast studios to record his show and then we flipped the mic and recorded part 2 for Rock Paper Podcast.

Please go check out The Johnny Applecast on ITunes or TheJohnnyApplecast.libsyn.com. Follow the show on Facebook & Twitter.

I had a great time discussing podcasting with Johnny, along with some of his musical background, some favorite guests and more.

 

Direct download: JohnnyApplepexRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:49am CST

Episode 195- illphonics

A bit ago I met with 3 of the guys of Illphonics. They've been at it nearly 10 years, making hip hop in St.Louis. Their brand new record Gone With The Trends promises to be some of their best work yet, as its already getting quite a bit of buzz.

Listen in as we discuss the new record, some of our favorite tracks, the history of the group, nicknames & more.

Pre-Order the album Gone With The Trends on Amazon, ITunes, or wherever you purchase music.

See them LIVE April 1st at The Stage at KDHX for their album release party.

You can also catch them 4/24 in Forrest Park for Earth Day.

 

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

Episode 194- Echo Trace

I caught up with the guys of Echo Trace over the weekend to get to know them a little better. This episode gets pretty silly as discuss about their music, their sound, tattoos, first jobs, and new music!

Listen on ITunes, Stitcher or RockPaperPodcast.com

On this episode you can hear Echo Trace perform two songs live "The Balance" & "Hypnosis". You can get more Echo Trace at EchoTraceMusic.com or Soundcloud.com.

Follow the band on Facebook & Twitter.

Direct download: EchoTraceRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:48am CST

Episode 193- The Daisy Ad

Over the weekend I sat down with Gavin & Dylan of The Daisy Ad to get to know them and what they have coming up. We discussed some of their past projects they were involved in, some of our friends, when to expect new music, and a whole lot more.

On this episode you can hear two live tracks for "Let Down" & "Home", the audio from their Loft Sessions video. Watch the videos on YouTube or LoftSessions.Tv. Download the audio at TheDaisyAd.Bandcamp.com

Listen to this episode on ITunes, Stitcher or RockPaperPodcast.com

 

Direct download: TheDaisyAdRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:46pm CST

Friday night I took a drive to Columbia, MO to see my friends in Decadent Nation, Made In Waves, John Galbraith & Clockwork at Rose Music Hall. Before the show, I was able sit in Zack's garage and record with the guys on Decadent Nation. Listen as we discuss everything from the recent line up change, ghosts, vinyl, Adam Sandler, upcoming shows & new music!

You can see Decadent Nation LIVE

3/25 at The Blue Note in Columbia, MO for Seattle Royale as Pearl Jam.

4/29 at The Bridge in Columbia, MO

5/14 at Shots in Rolla, MO

Buy some of their music on ITunes. Check out their brand new album Space+Time. Follow the band on Facebook & Twitter.

Listen on ITunes, Stitcher or RockPaperPodcast.com

 

Direct download: DecadentNationRPP.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:31pm CST

Episode 191- Hillary Fitz 2

I've been sitting on this episode for a while debating on if I should air it or not since there were some sound problems, but I decided to just let you hear it. It does end rather abruptly as the Richie Kihlken Band started jamming at sound check. This episode was recorded in the upstairs green room area of the The Bootleg at Atomic Cowboy before Hillary's show there back in January with Richie Kihlken Band & The Good Deeds.

We discussed of Hillary's travels, her She EP while Hillary and Christo we're enjoying some delicious burritos from the Atomic Cowboy.

Go buy Hillary's She EP on ITunes! Follow her on Facebook.

Hear Hillary played "Truths We Came To Know" live acoustic (with a some guest saxophone from Charlie Cerpa of Richie Kihlken Band). You can also hear "She" & "Metamorphosis."

 

Direct download: HillaryFitz2RPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:00am CST

Episode 190- Old Salt Union

I took a drive out to Belleville, IL to hang with the guys of Old Salt Union. It was a real treat to sit and talk with them and have them play live on the show. We discussed the new CUT AND RUN EP, their upcoming shows, N64, the start of OSU and play 2 new songs live.

Hear live versions of "Here and Off My Mind" & "Feel My Love" and a studio version of "Hard Line." All three songs will be available on their new 6 song CUT AND RUN EP. You can get it digitally 3/22, or pick up copies at their Release Show 3/25 at Old Rock House in St.Louis, MO.

You can also catch them performing live in Vintage Vinyl in STL on 3/22 at 4pm.

Follow the band on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.

Pick up the album on Amazon, ITunes or OldSaltUnion.com

Direct download: OldSaltUnionRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:16am CST

Episode 189- Moon Bandits

On this episode I sat down with Moon Bandits to get to know them a little better. We talked about some of their previous bands such as MU330 & Orangetree, we talked about how the band formed, some goals, new music and upcoming show.

You can see Moon Bandits playing all original material April 13th at Blueberry Hill in the Duck Room opening for Voodoo Glow Skulls along with Breakmouth Annie.

Closing out this episode you can hear an acoustic version of "I am The One".

Follow the band on Facebook & Instagram to keep up to date.

Direct download: MoonBanditsRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:11am CST

Episode 188- Inner Outlines

The other night I took a drive out to Carrolton, IL to hang out with the guys of Inner Outlines. I had a great time getting to know the guys a little better. We discussed their start and how the band formed. We also talked about some of our buddies and wanted to play some of their music. On this episode you'll hear Fivefold's "Darker Side of Me" & Discrepancies "Get Hype". Closing out the show we answer some questions from the fans and play the new Inner Outlines single "Good For Me"

Follow Inner Outlines on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.

See them LIVE

3/12 at Cicero's

3/27 at The Firebird

4/4 at The Firebird

Listen on ITunes & Stitcher as well.

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

Episode 187- Andy Hamilton

Up-and-coming stand up comedian Andy Hamilton stops by to tell his stories of starting stand up comedy, starting his own open mic, answer questions from the fans, and does his spot on Jay Leno impression.

See Andy LIVE:

Every WEDNESDAY at Parrot's Bar & Grill in St.Peters. Follow the Official Parrot's Open Mic Facebook page.

Saturday 3/12 at Rendezvous with Nick Vatterott & Spencer Tegtmeyer

Listen on ITunes & Stitcher.

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

Episode 186- Brandon Judd

Comedian Brandon Judd joins me on the program to talk about how he started in comedy, punk rock music, some of his tattoos, and a whole lot more.

Find Brandon on Twitter @Juddgment

See him LIVE

3/8 at Helium Comedy Club Open Mic

3/9 at Helium Comedy Club

3/29 at Heavy Anchor

4/1 at R-Bar

4/3 at Rose Music Hall in Columbia, MO

4/15 at The Crack Fox for Impolite Company

4/23 at Tuscan Hills Winery

 

Direct download: BrandonJuddRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:21am CST

Episode 185- Erin Shea

Sunday I took I drive to Pop's for the 1st We Are United local networking show. Before I show got started, I sat with Erin Shea to get to know her a little better, talk about Mo's Super Fun Local Show that she hosts, some of her favorite concert moments, where her passion comes from and more. So sit back and get to know Erin Shea.

You can find Mo's Super Fun Local show on UMSLRadio.com/ (Live streaming Friday 5-6p) or YouTube.com.

Erin also runs Butterfly Boomerang Productions. She's putting on a show with some great local talent at Cicero's in the Delmar Loop Friday April 22nd. It's called Under The Covers with local artists performing cover sets of Foo Fighters, Coheed & Cambria, Saosin, Senses Fail, & Owl City. $8 tickets/ $10 DOS.

Follow Butterfly Boomerang Productions on Facebook to keep up with more snow announcements.

 

Direct download: ErinSheaRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:00am CST

Episode 184- Whoa Thunder

A bit ago I was able to sit and talk with Brian McClelland & Mic Boshans of Whoa Thunder. We talked about some crazy road stories, some of the history of Whoa Thunder, new music, and the future of the project.

See Whoa Thunder LIVE

Saturday 3/5 at Off Broadway with Dressy Bessy

Friday 3/11 at Foam with Caveofswords, The Foreign Resort, New Canyons

Tuesday 3/15 at Rose Music Hall with Dressy Bessy

Keep a look out at these shows for a new single "Hop To It" that you'll hear at the end of this episode.

Follow the band on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.

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

Episode 183- Common Jones

I had an absolute blast hanging out with the guys of Common Jones to record this episode. We talked about their new new album coming out, their upcoming show for the Road To Pointfest, answer some questions from the fans and whole lot more.

You can see Common Jones LIVE March 12th at Pop's with Skyline in Ruins, Through The Scope, Apart O'Heart, Money For Guns & Outcome of Betrayal. You'll be able to pick up copies of their album LISTEN TO ME that evening as well.

Follow the band on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. Everything at CommonJones.com.

 

Direct download: CommonJonesRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:04pm CST

Episode 182- Ruth Acuff

A few months ago I went down to Off Broadway for a show with Letter To Memphis, The Good Deeds & Ruth Acuff. It was an incredible show from beginning to end. That was that first time I saw Ruth & Jeff play. I was blown away. I've been to many shows, but that was the first time there was someone playing a Harp on stage. Naturally, I was intrigued and after the show I mentioned the show to her and asked if we could record an episode together soon....here's that episode.

It was a real treat to not only get to hang out and talk with Ruth and Drew Lance, but they play also played three songs live for for the show. Hear live versions of "We Do", "Right Now" & "Cocoon". "Right Now" & "Cocoon" are available for purchase on her album This Is The Dream which is available for purchase at RuthAcuff.com or RuthAcuff.bandcamp.com.

We get into talking about how Ruth started on the Harp, some of the stories behind the songs, coming from a musical family and more. Listen on ITunes, Stitcher or Rockpaperpodcast.com

Follow her on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. Find all her dates RuthAcuff.com

 

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

Episode 181- Media Outlaws

The other night I sat with Matt, Nick & Brad of Media Outlaws to discuss their show The Loft Sessions. We talked about how they started together, some guests that they've recorded and some dream guests. I had a wonderful time getting to know these guys.

Be sure to check out their videos on LoftSessions.Tv & MediaOutlaws.com for all the videos and more information. Subscribe on YouTube and then follow the show on Facebook to keep up to date.

 

Direct download: MediaOutlawsRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:25am CST

Episode 180- Queens Blvd

Today's episode I'm joined by Queens Blvd! I had a great time talking to these guys about their song selection & upcoming shows. We answer questions from the fans and even played Journey's "Anyway You Like It" live acoustic.

Follow them on Facebook & Twitter.

See Queens Blvd LIVE this weekend

2/26 at River City Casino- Judy's Velvet Lounge

2/27 at Ameristar Casino St.Charles- Bottleneck Blues Bar

Direct download: QueensBlvdRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:21am CST

Episode 179- Sean O'Brien 2

Comedian Sean O'Brien returns to the program to hang out. We discuss everything from Saved By The Bell, late night talk shows, how Sean photobombed Greg Warren's picture with Seth Meyers, SNL, and everything in between.

Follow Sean on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with dates. He's a regular at the Westport Funny Bone in St.Louis.

 

Direct download: SeanObrienRPP.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:23pm CST

Episode 178- David "Cornbread" Brown

Sunday night I was invited by Cornbread of 105.7 The Point to join him on the air for his Sunday Night Local show. Before we went on the air I recorded about 25 minutes with him. On this episode you'll hear that interview and then all of our on air segments.

Listen to the Cornbread's local show every Sunday 9-10pm.

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Direct download: CornbreadRPP.mp3
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Episode 177- Dave Chapman

Check out this new episode with Dave Chapman of Sky Burnt White, Crabby Travvy and The Blue Electric and The Goodtime Enginners. Special guest co-host Steven Woolley. Listen as we get to know Dave a little better. We talk about he started on bass, early influences, some GTE stories, and then he plays "Wynonna's Big Brown Beaver (Primus cover)" live on the show.

Opening up the show you can hear Dave playing bass with his band on Sky Burnt White's "Song and Dance" now available on their Exit Strategies album. SkyBurntWhite.bandcamp.com

You can see Dave live:

2/21 on Sunday Night Local Show with Cornbread (105.7 the Point) with Sky Burnt White

2/26 at America's Tavern with Sky Burnt White, Crabby Travvy and the Blue Electric and The Faded Truth. Music video shoot for "Smoke"

4/9 at Pop's with Sky Burnt White and The Faded Truth

Follow Sky Burnt White, Crabby Travvy and The Blue Electric and The Goodtime Enginners on Facebook to keep up with dates. Keep an eye out for a GTE reunion show in October.

 

Direct download: DaveChapmanRPP.mp3
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Episode 176- Monkh & friends

Monkh returns to the show with a few special guests Nick Adamson & Matt McElwrath. Nick & Matt both work on The Loft Sessions together, and Nick also plays Mandolin for Cara Louise Band.

I catch up with Monkh and talk about how things are now that he moved to Portland, new music, Space Jam, Super Bowl, and a story about his flight home you have to hear.

Pick up some Monkh music at Monkh.us or Monkh.bandcamp.com. Follow him on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. See him live Saturday 2/20 at The Boxing Turtle Saloon in Belleville, IL.

Follow The Loft Sessions on Facebook & Twitter. Subscribe on YouTube.

See the Cara Louis Band with Erica Blinn on Saturday 2/13 at Mangia Italiano on Cherokee.

Direct download: MonkhRPP2.mp3
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Episode 175- Jeff Faulkner

Took a drive over to Schlafly Bottleworks in Maplewood, MO to meet up with guitarist & vocalist Jeff Faulkner of Vote For Pedro and 3 Pedros. I had a great time getting to know him, discussing his journey in music, some of his favorite restaurants, where he went to high school and more. We talk also talked about Howard Stern show as we recorded this on the day it was announced that Crackhead Bob died.

Check out Jeff's bands Vote for Pedro & 3 Pedros. You can hear their covers of Pure Prairie League's "Aimee" and Duran Duran's "Ordinary World" on this episode. Follow them on Facebook to keep up with dates.

 

Direct download: JeffFaulknerRPP.mp3
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Episode 174- Drew Jameson

Drew Jameson stops by to talk about some of his professional career and some of his music. We talk about what Drew has been working on with working at The Bootleg at Atomic Cowboy including LouGrass Thursdays bringing in some of the biggest Local, Regional & National bluegrass acts. We talk about Marley Gras that is going on this Saturday for Bob Marley's Birthday & Mardi Gras. We talk about some of Drew's music with Acoustics Anonymous, their last show coming up in March, and his new project Grass Fed Mule.

Drew played a couple of live acoustic tunes he wrote "Drive Your Own Car" & "Wild Violets." You can also hear an Acoustics Anonymous song Drew wrote opening the show called "It'll Be Alright" from their HONEST & WILD album.

 

Marley Gras is 2/6 at The Bootleg Mardi Gras Tent (10th & Geyer) $25 with Unifyah, Non-Stop Reggae, Murder City 5 & DJ Michael Kuelker

See Drew with Grass Fed Mule 2/27 at Broadway Oyster Bar for their Album Release party. See the last Acoustics Anonymous show 3/3 at The Bootleg at Atomic Cowboy.

Direct download: DrewJamesonRPP.mp3
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Episode 173- Letter To Memphis

Episode 173 I'm joined by folk group Letter To Memphis to discuss their brand new album COME ON HOME. We talk about touring, home shows, take questions from the fans, recording the new album and their upcoming show.

You can see Letter to Memphis LIVE 2/14 at The Stage at KDHX for their album release party with special guests Hazel Ra & John Donovan.

Still time to pre-order the new record with great perks at PledgeMusic.com.

Find more information & dates at LetterToMemphis.net, Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.

 

 

Direct download: lettertomemphis2RPP.mp3
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Episode 172- JD Hughes

Sunday I sat down with JD Hughes at the lovely Shanti Yoga Studio in Maplewood, MO to get to know him a little better. We talk about his introduction into music, playing guitar & song writing, and he even plays a live acoustic song "All That I Am"

Stick around, at the end of the show hear the studio version of his song "Whole New Way." Find more information and dates at JDHughes.net

You can see JD LIVE:

2/3 at Broadway Oyster Bar with Sean Canan's Voodoo Players playing 2 sets of Bob Marley songs for Bob's Birthday

2/26 at Old Rock House with Unifyah, The Grooveliner and JD Hughes & The Fuze

Listen on Itunes, Stitcher, YouTube or Rockpaperpodcast.com

Direct download: jdhughesRPP.mp3
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Episode 171- Ryan Kemp

Last week  I sat down with Ryan Kemp of Oak, Steel and Lightning, a St.Louis Classic Country/Jam Band. We had a great time talking about Ryan's start into music, the band, their tour, new tunes, songwriting and a whole lot more.

See Oak, Steel & Lightning LIVE

Jan 30 at 2720 Cherokee for On The Road to Summer Camp with Break Night, The Driftaways, St. George & The Echo Base Quartet

April 29-30 MoRoots Festival

Hear Ryan Kemp play a live acoustic tune that he wrote about his trip to Nashville, and 2 studio tracks from their EP "Lonesome Whippoorwill" & "On The Road". The EP is now available at OakSteelLightning.com & OakSteelLightning.bandcamp.com, along with shirts and OSL beard oil.

Follow them on Facebook for more information and more dates!

 

Direct download: RyanKempRPP.mp3
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Episode 170- Rob Durham

The other night I sat down with Comedian & Author Rob Durham to discuss his start in comedy, how he became an author, winning 1st place in the school talent show, being a Bears fan, and take some questions from the fans.

Pick up a copy of Rob's DON'T WEAR SHORTS ON STAGE available on Amazon, or at any of Rob's shows. It's a great gift from anyone thinking about getting into stand up comedy.

Follow Rob on Facebook & Twitter to keep up with his appearances. He's a regular at the St.Louis Funny Bone in Westport Plaza.

 

Direct download: RobDurhamRPP.mp3
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Episode 169- Midnight Reveille

The other night I sat with Midnight Reveille at their practice and talk about the formation of the band, influences, their Self Titled EP, new music, and have a lot of laughs. I had a great time hanging with these guys.

Pick up their EP on ITunes, Amazon, CdBaby, or Spotify. Follow them on Facebook & Twitter.

On this episode hear "Devil's Daughter" & "Break Me."

Keep an eye out for new music as these guys are gearing up to record a new album.

Listen on ITunes, Stitcher, YouTube and Rockpaperpodcast.com.

 

Direct download: midnightreveilleRPP.mp3
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Episode 168- Tyler Kasch of Tear Out The Heart

On this episode I catch up with Tyler Kasch of St.Louis Metalcore band Tear Out The Heart. We talk about everything from songwriting, podcasting, upcoming show, pizza, Batman, and answer questions from the fans.

See Tear Out The Heart Feb 5th at The Ready Room in St.Louis, MO with Weekend Routine, Welcome Home, A Promise To Burn & Make Room. There's a handful of $30 VIP packages available. Grab tickets now!

RSVP on Facebook!

Find everything else at TearOutTheHeart.com including Merch, music, and music videos. Follow the band on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.

Direct download: TylerKaschRPP.mp3
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Episode 167- Pirate Signal

Last week I met up with Pirate Signal at their rehearsal space in Lemp. Found it was just too loud for a podcast, so improvised and used Josh's mini van to record this episode. A new first for the show!

Listen as we get to know Josh, Brett, Austin & Nick better known together as Pirate Signal. We discuss upcoming shows, answer questions from the fans, new music, touring and whole lot more.

On this episode hear "Salt on Wound" & "Silver Tongue" both available for purchase at piratesignal.bandcamp.com

See Pirate Signal LIVE

1/30 at Heavy Anchor with TOK, Dog of Panic & The Tip

Follow them on Facebook & Twitter. Everything at PirateSignalMusic.com

Direct download: PirateSignalRPP.mp3
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Episode 166- The Grooveliner

On this episode, get to know Dave Muser & Matt Vianello of The Grooveliner. I sat with the guys and talk about the band, covers vs originals, their new EP, plans for 2016, recording and more.

On this episode you'll hear 2 tracks from their EP "Get To Know Ya" & "Salsa De Peligro". Now available on their Reverbnation.com or any live shows!

See them LIVE

Feb 12 at Broadway Oyster Bar with Big Sam's Funky Nation

Feb 26 at Old Rock House

Follow them on Facebook for more details.

 

Direct download: TheGroovelinerRPP.mp3
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Episode 165- Visionary Media

Dustin, Kevin & Michael of Visionary Media join me for Episode 165 to discuss what they've been up, some services they offer and what they have planned for 2016. So sit back and get to know the guys of Visionary Media.

Follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & YouTube.

Feel free to contact them through Facebook if you're looking for some live video, music video, pictures or anything along those lines. These guys are looking to help you create something incredible.

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Episode 164- Steven Woolley

The other night I stopped by to visit my buddy Steven Woolley at his home to catch up with him. We talked about some of our favorite venues, upcoming shows, his full band, new music and things but mostly wanted to just hear him play some songs. He does covers of "One Love" Bob Marley, "Everybody Wants to Rule The World" Tears For Fears, "Don't" Ed Sheeran and a few more.

Find more information, including all of Steven's shows on his Facebook fan page. Follow his Twitter & Instagram to keep up to date.

 

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Episode 163- Adam Ray

Sunday night I went by the Westport Funny Bone in St.Louis, MO to see my friend and one of my favorite comics Adam Ray perform. After the show, Adam & myself drove to the Courtyard Marriott and knocked out a podcast. I've been a huge fan of Adam's work from his stand up comedy, his movie appearances in The Heat & Spy to his podcast About Last Night with Brad Williams. It was a real honor to be able to sit and talk to him and discuss some of his experiences on his podcast, movies, working on Ghostbusters and more.

Pick up Adam's album Poptart Suicide on AdamRayTV.com, where you can also find all of his tour dates and videos.

Find all episodes of About Last Night Podcast at AboutLastNightPodcast.com, ITunes, Stitcher or Soundcloud.com.

Subscribe to his YouTube channel for more laughs. Follow him on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.

 

Direct download: AdamRayRPP.mp3
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Episode 162- Michael Eisenbeis

On this episode I'm joined by Michael Eisenbeis of Shooting With Annie, Whiskey Morning & Fine To Drive. We discuss all 3 projects, his start in music, songwriters, KISS and more.

Find more information about all three bands on Facebook.

ShootingWithAnnie.com

WhiskeyMorning.com

FineToDriveBand.com

Listen on ITunes, Stitcher & Rockpaperpodcast.com

 

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On today's episode I'm joined by Al Holliday of the Al Holliday & The East Side Rhythm Band and special guest co-host my Mother Debbie. Al was gracious enough to invite us over into his home in St.Louis, MO to discuss his new album Natural Remedies, some influences, Memphis, vinyl, and upcoming shows.

See Al Holliday Live:

1/22 at Beale on Broadway

2/6 Old Rock House with Funky Butt Brass Band

Buy a copy of Natural Remedies on ITunes, CdBaby or AlHollidayMusic.com

Hear "Natural Remedies" & "Come Tru" from the album and Al played "Freedom For the Stallion" live for the show.

 

Direct download: AlHollidayRPP.mp3
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Episode 160- Mathias & The Pirates 2

Mathias James returns to the show bringing along the lovely and talented Candäcé aka Ms. Vizion of Mathias & The Pirates. Mathias was kind enough to have me over to record at his home. We talked about all the exciting things they have coming up including 2 new songs, shows, and get into a little of their origins and how they came to performing together.

A few great opportunities to see them live coming up.

Jan 14th at Cicero's. Prologue Pre-Party with Mathias & The Pirates, Superhero Killer, Hands and Feet & Centipede. All paid guests will receive a free download of Prologue 5 at the release party

Jan 15th FarFetched presents Prologue 5 Release Party with Abnormal, Adult Fur, Blank Generation, Caveofswords, Golden Curls & Loren D. at 2720 Cherokee

Jan 24th at The Demo Weekend For Bernie with Mathias & The Pirates, Blank Generation, Cara Louise Band, Letter To Memphis, Michael Franco & Zach's Wrath $10

Opening the show you'll hear the audio from Mathias & The Pirates performing "Weather Report" on STL Up Late a bit ago. Be sure to go check out some of the other great videos on STL Up Late's YouTube page and go see a live show.

Closing out the show, they hooked me up with 2 brand new songs to play for you. First their cover of "Summer Breeze" by Seals & Crofts. Secondly, their track that appears on Prologue 5 "Brettanomyces" with 18 and Counting.

 

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Episode 159- 2015 Wrap up with Joe, Gabe & Korey

Warning: Not safe for work, and not for the easily offended.

Jan 1st I took a drive to Potosi, MO to sit and talk with Joe Glenk of New Lingo, Gabe Stroup of Sky Burnt White and Korey Smith of Apollo's Daughter.

As you can imagine, the show derailed pretty early. We just drank some Keystone Light and rambled on about a bunch of stuff including encounters with the law, best & worst shows and some of our biggest moments of 2015.

Through out the show you can hear some of the guys music.

- New Lingo "Blood Thinners"

- Sky Burnt White "Song & Dance"

- Apollo's Daughter "Kurt Russell's Muscles"

If you enjoy the music, buy it on ITunes or a CD. Support local music!

LIKE their band pages on Facebook to keep up to date when they are playing in your town.

See Sky Burnt White Jan 9th in Sullivan, MO for the Winter Mayhem with System Slave, One Day, Midnight Hour, Maximus, Soundtrapp & more at Wedding Bells venue.

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Episode 158- Nick Vatterott 2

Nick Vatterott returns to the podcast! Nick and Myself discuss Trump being president, alt comedy, and his love for Lion's Choice.

Follow Nick on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. Keep an eye on his tour dates at NickVatterott.com. Grab his album from Comedy Central records FOR AMUSEMENT ONLY today!

 Also check out Nick's podcast, The Nick Vatterott show on Itunes or Soundcloud.com

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Episode 157- Ellesa Vec

Took a drive out to Collinsville, IL to sit and talk with Ellesa Vec of Advocating Adam. We talked about his start in music, early influences, songwriting and more. He performs full band and as a solo artist. On this episode you can hear a little of both sides of Ellesa Vec. Opening the show hear Advocating Adam's "Halo" and then at the end of the show "Holy of Holies" by Ellesa Vec. If you'd like to hear more songs, you can hear them on Soundcloud.com at the Advocating Adam & Ellesa Vec pages.

Follow the band Facebook page to keep up to date with them. Keep an eye out for tour dates in 2016!

Direct download: EllesaVecRPP.mp3
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Episode 156- My Legacy My Ghost

The other night I sat down with My Legacy My Ghost at Pop's Concert Venue in Sauget, IL.  They brought along some instruments and rocked a few acoustic tracks for the show. On this episode you'll hear live acoustic "Great Pariah" & "Invisible." Closing out the show hear the studio version of their new single "Cherry Blossoms," which is now available at MyLegacyMyGhost.bandcamp.com along with of the rest of their music.

We discussed how the band got started, writing music, inspirations, and their upcoming show. See them LIVE at Pop's Jan 15th for a Local Uplugged/Cover show where they'll be performing a set of some of your favorite Disney songs.

Follow the band on Facebook to keep up to date with them.

Direct download: mylegacymyghostRPP.mp3
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Episode 155- Jackson Howard 2

On this episode I catch up with Jackson Howard to discuss the new record ABOUT LIFE coming out January 2nd at Off Broadway. We're joined on this episode by his band made up of Drew Lance, Marcus Leonard, and Patrick Latour.

We recorded this one at Marcus' studio The Midi Room where the album was recorded. For more information about the studio visit TMRstudio.com.

Listen as we talk about the album and the release party. Hear Jackson play two unreleased songs "Surround You" and "Run with You" and also "Tribute", which appears on ABOUT LIFE, live acoustic. Closing out the show hear the album version of "All The Way Down." It's a turner upper!

Come see Jackson Howard with special guests Hillary Fitz & Emily Wallace at Off Broadway January 2nd.

 

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Over the weekend I met up with comedian Andrew Topping at the Valley Park Funny Bone to get to talk about his start in comedy, his theater background, SNL & more. Being that it's Christmas Eve we decided to do something fun and Andrew did a reading of Twas The Night Before Christmas to close out the show.

See Andrew Dec 26th at Valley Park Funny Bone for their Best of STL show. You can also catch him there Dec 31st with Lisa Landry for their NYE Party!

 

Direct download: andrewToppingRPP.mp3
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Episode 153- Kevin Gagnepain

Last night I went by The Pageant to talk to Kevin Gagnepain, bass player of El Monstero, Joe Dirt & The Dirty Boys, Whiskey Morning, Stir & Shooting With Annie. We talk about the origins on El Monstero and how's its evolved into their 17th year of the show, and touch on some of his other projects as well.

See Kevin with El Monstero Dec 25, 26 & 27 at the Pageant.

You can see him in his country band Whiskey Morning Dec 30 at Naked Vine in Chesterfield.

Then celebrate New Years Eve Dec 31 with Joe Dirt & The Dirty Boys (Classic Rock covers) and KSHE 95 at the Airport Hilton.

If you don't have a copy of GRAPESTAINS from Shooting With Annie or the STIR albums, you should grab a copy TODAY. They make great last minute gifts or stocking stuffers.

 

 

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Episode 152- City Of Parks

The other night I sat with City of Parks from Fenton, Mo to discuss their new album, how they formed and the crazy year they are having. You might have seen these guys at Pointfest or Ink Spot Block Party over the summer, now get to know to them a little better.

Pick up their album DON'T WORRY, I'LL BE FINE on ITunes, CdBaby, listen on Spotify, or pick one up a show. City of Parks will be at Pop's in Sauget, IL Feb 5 for the Road To Pointfest battle show. Tickets are $6.

On this episode you'll hear "Dare to Dream" & "False Hope" from their debut album.

Thanks to my pal Gabe Stroup for hanging out and helping co-host this episode. Check out his band Sky Burnt White. They have a big show in Sullivan, MO Jan 9 with System Slave, Soundtrapp and whole lot more. Check out his album on bandcamp.com.

Also big thanks to John Collier for taking some sweet pictures during the podcast.

 

Direct download: CityOfParksRPP.mp3
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Episode 151- Kenny Kinds

Tuesday I went out to the Funny Bone Westport open mic to watch some of the best upcoming and coming talent in the city like my guest Kenny Kinds. After the mic, we sat at Backstreet Jazz & Blues Club and talked about some of Kenny's comedy, some of favorites in town, him sharing the stage with Hannibal Buress & Dave Chappelle, and getting into the holiday spirit we discuss Kenny's favorite Christmas movie.

Find Kenny on Twitter @SteelyKen

See him at his live story telling show Sorry Please Continue at FOAM Dec 23. Subscribe to the Sorry Please Continue podcast and check out some of their past episodes.

Direct download: kennykindsRPP.mp3
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Episode 150- Jorden Coco Murray

Took a trip over to the Sauget, IL to Pop's to visit with my friend Jorden Coco Murray for this episode. We discuss all things We Are United & local music.

LIKE We Are United on Facebook to keep up to date.

Direct download: CocoRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:26am CST