Comedian Will O'Donnell joins me to talk about his start in comedy, some QuikTrip life hacks, winning Hey Guys comedy competition and more. 

See Will LIVE

4/18 at Hey Guys Comedy in Fairview Heights, IL

4/20 at Good News Brewing Company O'Fallon, MO

Follow Will online for more QT tips

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Direct download: WIllODonnellRPP.mp3
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On April 10th I hosted my very first Singer Songwriter Storytelling showcase at The Monocle. I invited some of the best guys I know to join me Dana Michael Anderson, Neil C. Luke and Chris Rader.

Photo by Gavin McNutt. Left to Right: Dana, Neil & Chris

Be sure to support these guys. Pick up Dana's latest record BOTTLES available digitally everywhere. Check out Neil with his band's Old Soul Revival and L.S. Xprss. Old Souls Revival have a brand new record titled OLD SOULS REVIVAL. You can see Chris with his band Clusterpluck. The also have albums available everywhere.

Thanks again to my wonderful guests, and all the fans and friends that showed up that night. Big thanks to The Monocle for the opportunity. Join us every 2nd Tuesday as we continue this as a monthly series. 

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Thanks to Music Record Shop for their support! New records in every Friday! Visit them at their new location in the Dotzack Building. Shop online 24/7 at

Direct download: songwriters1RPP.mp3
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I took a drive out to Hess Van Schlemer Metalworks in Illinois for the night to hang out with my friend Lexy Schlemer of Candy Coated Evil. We get into talking about some of her solo music, her crazy weekend for the shop at Walker Stalker, hanging out with Paul Thorn and play some live acoustic.

On this episode you'll hear:

  • Blame It On The Music
  • Livin' Loud
  • Never Be Mine

See Lexy LIVE

4/13 at Franchise 8-12 with Brad Noe

4/14 at Paddy McD's 9-1 with Brad Noe

4/21 at Stagger Inn 5-8

Be sure to follow Hess Van Schlemer on Facebook.

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Direct download: LexySchlemerRPP.mp3
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New Lingo returns to the show! This time they brought along their manger Juan Ibanez. Juan also recently shot music videos for New Lingo including their "Swoon" & "Texas Justice" videos. We talk about how these guys are all came to working together, the new RV, hitting the road on tour, brand new music and big ol release party coming up!

See New Lingo LIVE

4/28 at The Firebird with Ashland, Steeples, Hard Loss, Man The Helm & Cold Rooms. $10 tickets. 6pm

For more dates, follow the band on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.

On this episode you'll hear 2 songs from their upcoming BELOVED EP including "Swoon" and the WORLD PREMIERE of "High Hopes"


Direct download: NewLingo2RPP.mp3
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The other night I had the privilege of hanging out with my friends Neil C. Luke & Drew Sheafor of L.S Xprss. I just pressed record and let them do their thing. We talked about a little of everything, played some live acoustic and had a lot of laughs. 

Neil C. Luke (Left) & Drew Sheafor (Right) of L.S Xprss

See them LIVE

4/13 Jamapolooza at Livery Company

4/14 at Lo-Fi Cherokee 11a

4/29 at Sinkhole with Thee Oswalds

5/12 at Venice Cafe

6/2 at Cantonn Inn

6/16 & 17 at RFT Showcase in The Grove

6/23 at Creefest at Off Broadway

Find more dates by following L.S. Xprss on Facebook & Instagram!

On this episode you'll hear

  • "I Had To Face It" 
  • "Mama" (River Kittens cover)
  • "Rock N Roll Milkshake"
Direct download: LSXprssRPP.mp3
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The other night I sat in a St.Louis Denny's with Comedian & Musician Sarah Pearl to get to know a little more about what she has been up to. We get into her start and love for comedy, her early days in music and her new project she's working on and then we chow down on some pancakes! Thanks to Ruth our wonderful waitress for taking such great care of us. 

Closing out the show you hear a bit of Virgina Muse a demo version of Lake Street Drive's "What I'm Doing Here." Keep an eye out for more music and dates from Virgina Muse soon.

See Sarah LIVE

4/6 at Foam for Coffee Break with Yale Hollander

4/22 at Helium for Best In The City

5/3 at Venice Cafe for debut performance of Virgina Muse

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Direct download: SarahPearlRPP.mp3
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Pure October RETURNS! I caught up with this pop punk trio the other day to talk about some of their big upcoming shows, brand new music, we answer all the burning questions from the fans, and debut their new single!

On this episode you'll hear:

  • Always 
  • Sunny Side Up

Follow Pure October on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram! Pick up their music on ITunes, Bandcamp or Spotify.

See them LIVE

4/5 at Lindenwood University 

4/7 at Blueberry Hill Duck Room with Inner Outlines, Free Parking & Calloway Circus. Don't forget to pre-order your new shirt before the show at!

5/19 Kickback Fest

6/2 at The Firebird for Agitate The Airwaves Birthday show



Direct download: PureOctober2RPP.mp3
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The other night I stopped in at the Mudpit to talk with Nate Lowery of The Native Sons. I had a great time talking with him and getting to know him a little better. We get into talking about his move to St.Louis, starting The Native Sons, his family, Mudpie, play some live acoustic and share stories behind these songs.

On this episode you'll hear: 

  • Searching For A Line (Live Acoustic)
  • Circles Around The Sun (Live Acoustic) 
  • Valley Of The Acid Eaters (Live Acoustic)

See The Native Sons LIVE: 

Every Sunday at The Beale on Broadway 5-8

Every Monday at 1860 Saloon 9-1

4/4 at The Ready Room

For more dates, follow the band on Facebook & Instagram. Keep an eye out for an album coming soon!

Direct download: nateloweryRPP.mp3
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Singer songwriter Brent Stewart joins me on the show to talk about his brand new album, some stories behind some of the songs, play some live acoustic and more!

See Brent LIVE

4/6 at Varsity Theater in Carbondale

4/7 at Evangeline's in St.Louis

On this episode you'll hear 3 new songs from HOME TO ROAM

  • Record Junkie Blues
  • Some Things
  • Home to Roam

Follow Brent Stewart on Facebook & Instagram. Pick up some of his other albums on

Direct download: BrentStewartRPP.mp3
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A bit ago I stopped in at Steve's Hot Dogs in Tower Grove to talk with Melwheezy of Geekly Podcast. We talk about his show, Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War and a bunch of other geek talk. 

Thanks to Steve's for letting us hang out and record! 

Be sure to check out Geekly Podcast on ITunes or Soundcloud. Follow the show on Facebook & Twitter!

Direct download: GeeklyRPP.mp3
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