Episode 68- Courtland Zelle

Episode 68 we're joined by Courtland Zelle of Exit 714 and special guest host Jimi Ballesteros. This episode we did a little bit of a Storytellers show, Courtland played 3 songs and tells some of the stories around the songs. We talk about his band Exit 714's latest album Bear Dog & opening for Slash. Get to know Courtland and see him live at Steve's Hot Dogs Tower Grove June 7th at the Rock Paper Podcast Birthday Party Acoustic Brunch. 


Direct download: CourtlandZelleRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:00am CDT

Episode 67- Jack Wiese from Brookroyal

Today's show I'm joined by Brookroyal's Jack Wiese and guest co-host Lance Lingle. We had a fun chat discussing Brookroyal's 2013 release Cycles of Life & Sound, which is available everywhere online music is sold, or you can always pick up a physical copy from Walter at CD Warehouse. We also discuss some of the collaborations of the album including Sully Erna, Dan Marsala & Clint Lowery. Jack tells the story how Brookroyal landed a deal with the St.Louis Blues recording "Bleed Blue" for the Playoffs. 

After the show stick around to hear "It's Already Over" from Cycles of Life & Sound. Keep an eye out for some Brookroyal shows late Summer or Fall. Follow them on Facebook & Twitter

Direct download: JackWieseRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:00am CDT

Episode 66- Tony Campanella & Nick Collico

Episode 66 Shane was able to sit and talk with one of the baddest guitar slingers in St.Louis Tony Campanella. We recorded this outside of Charlack Pub so there's some background noise from the band, the crowd and the bikes. Tony brought along the bass player from Tony Campanella band, Nick Collico, who also happens to be his nephew. Tony shared a few great stories about learning to play guitar, being a big fan Mike Zito, and the origins of the year Stevie Ray Vaughn Tribute show TCB is a part of at the Pageant. 

See Tony & Nick live with the Tony Campanella Band at 1860 Saloon in Soulard, MO Saturday 5/9/15. You can also catch them with Mike Zito at Ameristar's Bottleneck Blues Bar in St.Charles, MO 5/15/15.

This episode you'll hear "One Foot In The Blues" and "Pack It Up" from TCB. 

Find more information follow the band on Facebook & Twitter.

Direct download: TonyCampanellaRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:00am CDT

Episode 65 - Eric Christensen

Eric Christensen, host of the show STL Up Late joins us this week on the Rock Paper Podcast as we discuss the show, how it formed as well as Eric's study in to tv production and how it helped him with the show. Purchase tickets to see STL Up Late's next show May 9th on their website www.STLUpLate.com.

You can also follow the Eric on Twitter @ETCinSTL  and the show @STLUpLate. Also go and like the show on Facebook to get all of the latest updates on shows and news regarding STLUpLate. 

Direct download: Episode_65_-_Eric_Christensen.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:00am CDT

Episode 64 - Hillary Fitz

Episode 64 we talk with singer songwriter Hillary Fitz & Drew Lance and special guest Cody Henry (of Sophisticated Babies).

This episode we did a bit of a storytelling episode. Hillary played some songs and tells the stories behind the songs. We talked about rollerblading, influences, and her upcoming trip to the spend the summer in the jungle.

See Hillary Fitz Friday night at The Bootleg at Atomic Cowboy. Keep up to date with her on her Facebook fan page.

Direct download: Episode_64_-_Hillary_Fitz.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:11pm CDT

Episode 63 - John Pessoni

John Pessoni, member of The Urge, Joe Dirt and the Dirty Boys, Celebration Day and El Monstero joins us this week as we discuss some cool stories recording with the Urge, the music industry today versus the past, and playing in El Monstero and Celebration day. 

You can follow John on Twitter @JohnPessoni and stay tuned at the end of the episode to hear the song Standing In Line off of the Urge's newest record Galvanized

You can catch The Urge May 8th in Springfield, MO at the Outland Ballrom and May 9th at the Grenada in Lawrence, KS.

If you enjoy the show, make sure to follow us on Twitter and Like us on Facebook, and as always please leave us a review and subscribe on iTunes and Stitcher. 

Direct download: Episode_63_-_John_Pessoni.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:00am CDT

Today we're joined by Mathias James of Mathias & The Pirates, with special guest host Jimi Ballesteros. The guys chat about Mathias & The Pirates new EP Caveman Barnacles, sharing the stage with The Urge last October, and Mathias's discussed some of his experiences with past groups the Earthworms & Jive Turkey.

See The Pirates at The Bootleg at Atomic Cowboy April 29 with Abstract Rude& Jah Orah. They'll be back at The Bootleg on May 9th also for the Death & Taxes album release party. Stay tuned after the episode for "Panic Button" from Caveman Barnacles. Pick up a physical copy at shows or digital copies on wherever you get your music.


Direct download: MathiasRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:35am CDT

Chris and Shane reunite for a new episode of the Rock Paper Podcast. On the episode the guys discuss their invitation to be guest DJs at Vintage Vinyl for their Record Store Day on April 18th. They also discuss some upcoming blockbusters, Netflix and Shane's attempt at eating a huge amount of biscuits and gravy. 

Catch the Rock Paper Podcast at Vintage Vinyl guest DJing for their Record Store Day on April 18th from 2:30-3:30. Also make sure to get there early so you can enjoy some free food. 

If you enjoy the show then please leave us some feedback and subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher. 

Direct download: Episode_61_-_Record_Store_Day.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:08am CDT

Episode 60- Sophisticated Babies

Episode 60 we're joined by St.Louis' premier Tuba & Ukulele duo, Cody Henry and Adam Hucke, better known together as Sophisticated Babies. Chris got the night off to celebrate his birthday with his wife at the Blues hockey game, so Shane tried to hold his own on this episode. We had a great chat about the picking a setlist, Weird Al, and 90's TV shows. Sophisticated Babies also played 3 songs live for the show, 1st "Instanbul (Not Constantinople)" originally by The Four Lads, 2nd "Telelphone Line" originally by ELO, 3rd "Song For The Dumped" originally by Ben Folds. 

Lastly Rock Paper Podcast would like to extend a big congratulations to Cody Henry and his wife on the birth of their 2nd child yesterday. Born the same day as bandmate Adam Hucke. Happy Birthday yesterday Adam! 



Follow Sophisticated Babies on Facebook & Reverbnation. Keep an eye out for them at Broadway Oyster Bar soon. 

Direct download: SophisticatedBabiesRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:00am CDT

Episode 59- Bill Reiter

PTMFUS! This week we're joined by Bill Reiter (Saxophone/Keyboards) of The Urge and El Monstero. We had a great chat about Bill's experiences in both bands, talked movies, and even got to the believed origins of PTMFUS!

Pick up a copy of The Urge's latest album Galvanized on TheUrge.net, or wherever music is sold. At the end of the show you can hear the track "Hollywood Ending" from Galvanized. 

Direct download: BillReiterRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:37am CDT