I caught up with Illinois based singer songwriter Lukcan the other night. He's been releasing a bunch of new music and it was time to get to know a little more about him. We dive into his story and discuss some of the early days and his recent return to playing live again. We talk about some stories behind these songs, play a couple live acoustic and debut a brand new one! 

On this episode you'll:

  • Hard As A Mountain
  • What Are You?
  • I Don't Care (Live Acoustic)
  • Across The Road
  • What Can You Do (Live Acoustic)

Find more from Lukcan on your favorite streaming platform. He just released a brand new LIVE AND RAW EP. Follow along your FB, IG, Tik Tok & YouTube. https://linktr.ee/lukcan

See him LIVE

6/22 Saturday 8pm at Steelevile Eagles in Steelevile, IL

Big thanks again to Phat Buddha Studios in St.Louis, MO for letting us record this one! 

Thank you to Friendship Brewing Company in Wentzville, MO. Flint Hill, MO & Hannibal, MO for their continued support! Stop in for some delicious food or grab a couple of canned beers to take home. Be sure to come visit them for all your craft beer needs. Over 25 rotating taps, all sorts of tasty eats! Live music every weekend FBC Wentzville 6/22 Steve Kyle (7-10p)  6/23 Howard Levinson (1-4p)  FLI-HI Music:  6/22 Michael Scott (7-10p)  FriendshipBrewingCo.com

 

Direct download: Lukcan2RPP.mp3
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The other night I took a trip across the river to Collinsville, IL to meet up with rockers Mark & Erik of Path To Midian and Phil, Michael & Eddie of Red Tape Riot. They have a big ol show coming up on Saturday night in Collinsville at the historic Miner's Theatre. We talk a bit about each groups history and some of what is going into the show. The show is particularly special for Path To Midian as it is their live stage debut! 

We also talk about Path To Midian's 2023 MARTYR EP and recording with the late great Matthew Amelung. They also talk about recording their new music video for "The Reaper" at Miner's Theatre! Red Tape Riot also has some brand new music and a great video for "The Rift" that was shot by our friend JT Ibanez. Be sure to check them out wherever you get your digital music and watch the videos on YouTube! 

On this episode you'll hear:

  • Path To Midian "The Reaper"
  • Red Tape Riot "The Rift"
  • Path To Midian "This Day"
  • Red Tape Riot "Not The Enemy"

Follow along on FB & IG for more info!

See them LIVE

June 15th Saturday Night in Collinsville, IL at Miner's Theatre, Path To Midian with special guests Red Tape Riot! TICKETS HERE!

Thank you to Friendship Brewing Company in Wentzville, MO. Flint Hill, MO & Hannibal, MO for their continued support! Stop in for some delicious food or grab a couple of canned beers to take home. Be sure to come visit them for all your craft beer needs. Over 25 rotating taps, all sorts of tasty eats! Live music every weekend FBC Wentzville 6/13 Singo Bingo: Drinking Songs (7-10p) 6/14 Fireside Duo (7-10p) 6/15 Buddy Entwistle 6/16 Robbie Burt (1-4p)  FLI-HI Music: 6/14 Michael Scott (7-10p) 6/15 Jeff Walchshauser & Steve (7-10p)  FriendshipBrewingCo.com

Direct download: PathToMidianRedTapeRiotRPP.mp3
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Today's episode I meet up with St.Louis singer songwriter Michael Blakey! I caught up with Michael at his home and we get into some of his stories of traveling the world. We also talk about his brand new album NEW PERSPECTIVE and some of thes stories behind these songs. He also performs 2 of them live acoustic today for the show! 

Be sure to join Michael for the Album Release Party happening on May 31st in St.Louis, MO at Blueberry Hill Duck Room with special guests West End Junction. tickets!

On this episode you'll hear:

  • Souls On Patrol
  • New Perspective (Live)
  • Bandits Of Time 
  • How Long (Live)

Find more from Michael Blakey on your favorite streaming platform. Pick up a copy of NEW PERSPECTIVE on vinyl, CD or cassette! Follow along with Michael on FB & IG.

Thank you to Friendship Brewing Company in Wentzville, MO. Flint Hill, MO & Hannibal, MO for their continued support! Stop in for some delicious food or grab a couple of canned beers to take home. Be sure to come visit them for all your craft beer needs. Over 25 rotating taps, all sorts of tasty eats! Live music every weekend FBC Wentzville 5/31 Steve Kyle (7-10p) 6/1 Wayback Weekend Band (7-10p) 6/2 Howard Levinson (1-4p)  FLI-HI Music: 5/31 Fireside Duo (7-10p) 6/1 Buddy Entwistle (7-10p)  FriendshipBrewingCo.com

Direct download: MichaelBlakeyRPP.mp3
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This week I stopped by Atomic Junkshot's band practice and caught up with Aaron & Mark to talk about their brand new album PEACEDALE, Release Party, stories behind these songs and much more. Aaron also grabbed a guitar and perfomed a couple live acoustic for the show! 

We also talk about an upcoming concert series Aaron is developing at The Garage at The Intersection. You can join him on May 18th for the 1st show featuring singer songwriter Alex Huck. This will be a sober event and donotions accepted at the door. Follow along on the socials The Garage At The Intersection on FB & IG for more info.

Join us on for the Atomic Junkshot PEACEDALE Album Release Party on May 31st at Old Rock House in St. Louis, MO with special guests Neil C Luke and Jake Neuman & The Jay Birds. Tickets at OldRockHouse.com

On this episode you'll hear:

  • Dirt roads 
  • Gene The Auctioneer (Live Acoustic)
  • Pretty Girls And Pins 
  • Kankakee (Live Acoustic)

Find more from Atomic Junkshot on your favorite streaming platform. Follow along on FB, IG & Tik Tok. AtomicJunkshot.com for tour dates.

Thank you to Friendship Brewing Company in Wentzville, MO. Flint Hill, MO & Hannibal, MO for their continued support! Stop in for some delicious food or grab a couple of canned beers to take home. Be sure to come visit them for all your craft beer needs. Over 25 rotating taps, all sorts of tasty eats! Live music every weekend FBC Wentzville 5/10 Jeff Walchshauser (7-10p) 5/11 Michael Marciano (7-10p) 5/12 Fireside Duo (1-4p)  FLI-HI Music: 5/11 Buddy Entwistle (7-10p)  FriendshipBrewingCo.com

Direct download: AtomicJunkshot2RPP.mp3
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This week I stopped by band practice to visit with Facing Infamy! I've been seeing these guys play for several years so it was nice to sit and get to know them all a little better on today's episode. We get right into the big show for the Road To Pointfest Grand Finals, then that leads right into POINTFEST! Along with some big shows the guys just reelased some brand new music so we talk about that and when we might hear some more new songs. 

On this episde you'll hear:

  • Far Side of the Sun
  • Wake Up
  • Legacies 
  • Black & White (Live Acoustic)

Find more from Facing Infamy on your favorite streaming platform! Follow along on Facebook & Instagram. Subscribe on YouTube!

See them LIVE

5/4 at Pop's in Sauget, IL for Road To Pointfest

5/18 at Hollywood Casino Amphitheater in Maryland Heights, MO for Pointfest 

6/15 at Park Hills Underground in Park Hills, MO

Thank you to Friendship Brewing Company in Wentzville, MO and Flint Hill, MO for their continued support! Stop in for some delicious food or grab a couple of canned beers to take home. Be sure to come visit them for all your craft beer needs. Over 25 rotating taps, all sorts of tasty eats! Live music every weekend FBC Wentzville 5/3 James Bertels (7-10p) 5/4 Steve Kyle (7-10p) 5/5 Howard Levinson (1-4p)  FLI-HI Music: 5/3 Jeff Walchshauser (7-10p) 5/4 Josh Littig (7-10p) FriendshipBrewingCo.com

Direct download: FacinginfamyRPP.mp3
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I stopped in to visit my friends Boxcar at band practice as they gear up to release their brand new album OPEN EYES. We get into a little of the band's history and give a sneak peek at the new album. We share some stories behind these songs and perform one live! OPEN EYES due out on May 10th! 

On this episode you'll hear: 

  • Open Eyes
  • How Long (Live)
  • Wild Heart 

Find more from Boxcar on your favorite streaming platform. Be sure to follow along with them on Facebook, Instagram & subscribe on YouTube!

See them LIVE:

May 17 Vintage Vinyl in St. Louis, MO 6p

May 17 Album Listening Party at Tick Tock Tavern 7p

May 24 Album Release Party at Off Broadway with special guests Car Microwave & Langen Elise. TICKETS

May 26 MiniBar in Kansas City, MO with Joshua James & Timbers

Thank you to Friendship Brewing Company in Wentzville, MO and Flint Hill, MO for their continued support! Stop in for some delicious food or grab a couple of canned beers to take home. Be sure to come visit them for all your craft beer needs. Over 25 rotating taps, all sorts of tasty eats! Live music every weekend FBC Wentzville 4/25 Singo Bingo Your Dad's Favorites 4/26 Jeff Walchshauser (7-10p) 4/27 Andy Tucker (7-10p)  FLI-HI Music: 4/26 Michael Scott (7-10p) 4/27 Michael Marciano (7-10p) FriendshipBrewingCo.com

 

 

Direct download: BoxcarRPP.mp3
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Cody Perkins of Magnificent Mullets of Lonedell joins me on today's show! I had a lot of fun catching up with Cody talking about growing up country and finding ways to entertain ourselves in small towns. We also get into some of his music, share some stories behind these songs, play a couple live acoustic and debut a brand new one!

On this episode you'll hear:

  • Mermac River Mudwalk
  • Backwoods
  • Get Stoned (WORLD PREMIERE)
  • Farmer on A Soapbox (Live Acoustic)
  • Daddy's Homegrown Tree (Live Acoustic)

See Magnificent Mullets LIVE

4/20 in St.Clair, MO at Lit N Lost Cannabash at Lost Hill Lake with We Practiced Santeria (Sublime Tribute) and Josh Baloo

You can also catch Cody Perkins live at Strings on Kings in Eureka Springs, AR May 23-26

Follow along with Magnificent Mullets on your FB & IG. Subscribe on YouTube! More music on your favorite streaming platform!

Thank you to Friendship Brewing Company in Wentzville, MO and Flint Hill, MO for their continued support! Stop in for some delicious food or grab a couple of canned beers to take home. Be sure to come visit them for all your craft beer needs. Over 25 rotating taps, all sorts of tasty eats! Live music every weekend FBC Wentzville 4/20 Buddy Entwistle (7-10p) 4/21 Robbie Burt (1-4p)  FLI-HI Music: 4/20 Fireside Duo (7-10p) FriendshipBrewingCo.com

Direct download: CodyPerkinsRPP.mp3
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A little while ago I caught up with singer songwriter Hollie Schultz at her home. I was surprised to find out that Emma Nobbe was also there as they rehearsed for a gig. I had a great time getting to know these two talented performers. We get into some of their individual stories of getting here today. We also talk about losing loved ones. Hollie plays a couple live acoustic tunes and we get into the stories behind these songs. Emma talked a bit about her latest LETTERS FROM EARTH EP and when we might expect some new music. 

On this episode you'll hear:

  • Hollie Schultz "Summer" (Live Acoustic)
  • Hollie Schultz "Like Before" (Live Acoustic)
  • Emma Nobbe "Into The Fog" 
  • Hollie Schultz "Bubby"

Find more music from Hollie Schultz & Emma Nobbe on your favorite streaming platform! Follow along with them on Facebook & Instagram. 

See them LIVE

Hollie Schultz

April 13 at Mississippi Culture

1st Friday at Seamus McDaniels

4th Friday at Chillax St.Peters

Emma Nobbe 

April 12 at City Foundry STL

April 13 at Four Brothers Mead 

EmmaNobbeMusic.com

 

Thank you to Friendship Brewing Company in Wentzville, MO and Flint Hill, MO for their continued support! Stop in for some delicious food or grab a couple of canned beers to take home. Be sure to come visit them for all your craft beer needs. Over 25 rotating taps, all sorts of tasty eats! Live music every weekend FBC Wentzville 4/11 Singo Bingo: Boy Bands & Girl Gangs 4/12 Michael Marciano 4/13 Josh Littig (7-10p)  FLI-HI Music: 4/12 James Bertels (7-10p) 4/13 Songs For Heroes w/ John Eason & Zach Henard (7-10p) FriendshipBrewingCo.com

Direct download: HollieSchultzEmmaNobbeRPP.mp3
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Hubb & The Heavy Heats return! I caught up with singer songwriter Caleb Hubbartt aka Hubb of Hubb & The Heavy Hearts to talk about their brand new EP and upcoming release party! We get into some stories behind a few of the songs, recording the album and even play a couple live acoustic. We also talk about some dreams, movies, The Beatles and much more. 

Don't miss the Release Party happening Friday March 29th at Red Fish Blue Fish in St.Charles, MO with special guest Sinead Angele. They will have copies of the EP on Vinyl & CD available for purchase! 

On this episode you'll hear:

  • By My Side 
  • Redline (Live Acoustic)
  • Time Goes Around (Live Acoustic)
  • Lake of Fire (Live Acoustic)

Follow along with Hubb & The Heavy Hearts on Facebook, Instagram, Tik Tok & YouTube. HubbandTheHeavyHearts.com

Also catch the band at legendary BB's in downtown St.Louis, MO on April 26 & May 23!

Listen to Rock Paper Podcast on Spotify, Apple Podcast apps or ROCKPAPERPODCAST.com

Thank you to Friendship Brewing Company in Wentzville, MO and Flint Hill, MO for their continued support! Stop in for some delicious food or grab a couple of canned beers to take home. Be sure to come visit them for all your craft beer needs. Over 25 rotating taps, all sorts of tasty eats! Don’t miss Fish Fry Fridays all throughout Lent. Live music every weekend FBC Wentzville 3/28 Singo Bingo: Golden Oldies 3/29 Robbie Burt (7-10p) 3/30 Michael Marciano (7-10p) FLI-HI Music: 3/29 Howard Levinson (7-10p) 3/30 Fireside Duo (7-10p) FriendshipBrewingCo.com

Direct download: Hubb2RPP.mp3
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ClusterPluck returns! I had so much fun meeting up with my buddies in ClusterPluck the other day to talk all things HOMETOWN, their brand new album! We deep dive into some of the stories behind the songs on this album, recording at Phat Buddha with Zagk Gibbons and the decision to press this album to vinyl! We also get into some wrestling talk and a whole lot more.

Be sure to grab your copy of HOMETOWN at their Album Release Party in St.Louis, MO on Saturday March 23rd at Old Rock House with Special Guests: Horseshoes & Hand Grenades and Hunter Peebles & The Moonlighters. Tickets here!

On this episode you'll hear:

  • July Saturday Night
  • Celebrate (I Wanna Know)
  • Hometown 

Find more by following with ClusterPluck on Facebook & Instagram. More music available on your favorite streaming platform or visit ClusterPluckMusic.com

Listen to Rock Paper Podcast on Spotify, Apple Podcast apps or ROCKPAPERPODCAST.com

Thank you to Friendship Brewing Company in Wentzville, MO and Flint Hill, MO for their continued support! Stop in for some delicious food or grab a couple of canned beers to take home. Be sure to come visit them for all your craft beer needs. Over 25 rotating taps, all sorts of tasty eats! Don’t miss Fish Fry Fridays all throughout Lent. Live music every weekend FBC Wentzville 3/21 Singo Bingo: Taylor Swift 3/22 Michael Scott (7-10p) 3/23 Steve Kyle (7-10p) FLI-HI Music: 3/22 Jeff Walchshauser (7-10p) 3/23 Josh LIttig (7-10p) FriendshipBrewingCo.com

Direct download: ClusterpluckRPP2.mp3
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The other night I took a trip to Festus, MO to meet up with rockers Janatrix to talk about thier debut NO SMOKING IN BED EP. We get into how the group formed, stories behind these songs and influences. We also talk about first concert memories, Sugar Ray and much more! 

Follow along with Janatrix on Facebook, Instagram & Tik Tok! Keep an eye out for more show announcements coming soon!

On this episode you'll hear:

  • Sunflower Girl
  • Bad Dawg
  • Deth Stiks & Road Soadies
  • Mistress

 

Find more Janatrix on your favorite streaming platform or Bandcamp.com

Listen to Rock Paper Podcast on Spotify & Apple Podcast apps or ROCKPAPERPODCAST.com

Direct download: JanatrixRPP.mp3
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Welcome to the show Barnum Jack! I caught up with these bluegrass pickers the other night to talk about their debut album, recording at Sawhorse Studios with great & powerful Jason McEntire and some stories behind these songs. We talk about how the group formed at Pop's Blue Moon on a bluegrass jam night and some of their journey to get here today. 

On this episode you'll hear:

  • Gone Gone Gone
  • I Seem To Forget To Remember You're Gone
  • Old Home Place

Barnum Jack's debut album due out April 3rd. Find the single "Gone Gone Gone" on all of your streaming platforms today! Follow along with them on Facebook & Instagram. 

See Barnum Jack LIVE:

March 8 at St.Ann Catholic Church Fish Fry in St.Louis, MO

Thank you to Friendship Brewing Company in Wentzville, MO and Flint Hill, MO for their continued support! Stop in for some delicious food or grab a couple of canned beers to take home. Be sure to come visit them for all your craft beer needs. Over 25 rotating taps, all sorts of tasty eats! Live music every weekend FBC Wentzville 3/7 Singo Bingo: Party Starters 3/8 Jeff Walchshauser (7-10p) 3/9 Corey Clapper (7-10p) FLI-HI Music: 3/7 James Bertel (7-10p) 3/9 Steve Kyle (7-10p) FriendshipBrewingCo.com

 

Direct download: BarnumJackRPP.mp3
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A bit ago I caught up with St.Louis rockers Feeling This: Tribute to Blink-182 to talk all about our love for the band, how they formed this project and some of our favorite moments & albums from Blink-182. We also play 2 songs live acoustic for the show!

On this episode you'll hear:

  • Rock Show (Acoustic)
  • What's My Age Again (Acoustic)

Find more from Feeling This by follow along on Facebook, Instagram & Tik Tok. Subscribe on YouTube!

See them LIVE

3/16 in Belleville, IL for St.Patrick's Day 2-5

Thank you to Friendship Brewing Company in Wentzville, MO and Flint Hill, MO for their continued support! Stop in for some delicious food or grab a couple of canned beers to take home. Be sure to come visit them for all your craft beer needs. Over 25 rotating taps, all sorts of tasty eats! Live music every weekend FBC Wentzville 2/29 Singo Bingo: 90's Party Mix 3/1 Josh Littig (7-10p) 3/2 Michael Marciano (7-10p) FLI-HI Music: 3/1 Andy Tucker (7-10p) 3/2 Buddy Entwistle (7-10p) FriendshipBrewingCo.com

Direct download: FeelingThisRPP.mp3
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Andy Sydow returns! I always enjoy getting to catch up with my buddy Andy Sydow. He joins me on Zoom to discuss his latest project MEASURE 1 and his album release party coming up. He talks about this album being his 1st to be pressed to vinyl and how you can get yourself a copy. We also get into a little about his recent move from Denver to Nashville.  When Andy isn't writing and recording music, he also hosts a podcast called Middle Class Rock Star so we talk a bit about a recent episode he recorded with Goldpine. 

Find all things Andy Sydow at AndySydow.com and be sure to order your copy of MEASURE 1 on vinyl! Find more music on your favorite streaming platform. 

Be on the look out this summer for a new album from Andy that he recorded with the great Anders Osborne!

See Andy LIVE:

Feb 20 Eddie V's Nashville, TN

Feb 22-24 Various performances at Folk Alliance in Kansas City, MO

March 10 Album Release Party at Dazzle in Denver, CO

On this episode you'll hear:

  • Small Chance of Better
  • Just Want You To Notice Me Again
  • Mama's Eyes (Justin Townes Earle cover) with AJ Fullerton

Follow along with Andy Sydow on Facebook, Instagram & YouTube!

Thank you to Friendship Brewing Company in Wentzville, MO and Flint Hill, MO for their continued support! Stop in for some delicious food or grab a couple of canned beers to take home. Be sure to come visit them for all your craft beer needs. Over 25 rotating taps, all sorts of tasty eats! Live music every weekend FBC Wentzville 2/22 Singo Bingo: Vibes 2/23 Steve Kyle (7-10p) 2/24 Michael Marciano (7-10p) FLI-HI Music: 2/23 Jeff Walchshauser (7-10p) 2/24 Corey Fireside Duo (7-10p) FriendshipBrewingCo.com

Direct download: AndySydow2RPP.mp3
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On January 5th, 2024 my buddy Jeff Nichols suffered a heart attack that nearly took his life. Luckily his wife Jenn was able to help save his lfe and he is still with us! They join me on today's episode to share their story. WARNING there is some heavy subject matter. I think this is a powerful story and hopefully it'll help save someone else's life. Please consider getting CPR certified!

 

Jeff & Jenn are both self employed and still out of work while recovering. If you'd like to contribute to their GoFundMe to lend a hand, anything is greatly appreciated. GoFundMe Link

Thank you to Friendship Brewing Company in Wentzville, MO and Flint Hill, MO for their continued support! Stop in for some delicious food or grab a couple of canned beers to take home. Be sure to come visit them for all your craft beer needs. Over 25 rotating taps, all sorts of tasty eats! Live music every weekend FBC Wentzville 2/2 James Bertels (7-10p) 2/3 Fireside Duo (7-10p) FLI-HI Music: 2/2 Josh Littig (7-10p) 2/3 Buddy Entwistle (7-10p) FriendshipBrewingCo.com

Direct download: JeffJennNicholsRPP.mp3
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Meet RumLuck! I had a lot of fun getting to know a little more about punk rockers Rumluck. We talk about some of their history together, upcpoming shows, their debut EP and recording at Encapsulated Studios in St.Louis, MO with the great & powerful Gabe Usery.