We sit down with Samantha Fisher of Play It Foward ~ STL  to discuss this program which helps provide children in St. Louis with the opportunity to discover music. We talk about how the program was formed, how it has grown, and why it is so important to introduce kids to the ability to play a musical instrument. 

There is a show at Pop's on March 13th featuring Well Hungarians and Dr. Zhivegas in which you can donate an instrument to Play it Forward and your ticket isget in free. 

Please Like Play It Forward on Facebook, and if you have any instruments that are collecting dust, please consider contacting Play It Forward or go to your local school and see if their music program is in need of instrumnet donations. 

Finally, thank you for all who have tagged along with the Rock Paper Podcast for these last 50 episodes, we cannot express how much we appreciate it. Remember, if you enjoy the show to please like the Facebook page and subscribe to the podcast. 

Direct download: Episode_50_-_Samantha_Fisher_Play_it_Forward_-_22515_6.38_AM.mp3
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Episode 49 features the cover band Stranger's Almanac who is set to play at Dog Prairie in St. Paul, MO on February 28th. On the show 3 of the members, Chris, Becky and Aaron discuss how the band chooses songs, what they think of music today, and how they discover new music outside of the radio. 

The band played a Bob Dylan cover to open the show, and also hooked us up with a track of some original material they're working on, that you can catch at the end of the show called "Matinee".

If you enjoy the show, please subscribe and Like us on Facebook, for a new episode every Thursday. 

Direct download: Episode_49_-_Strangers_Almanac.mp3
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Episode 48 - Stryker Spurlock

On this week's episode of the Rock Paper Podcast, comedian Stryker Spurlock joins us as we discuss his interest in film making  shorts he makes to promote shows, as well as some of his funny shows stories including one in St. Joseph, Missouri.

Add Stryker Spurlock on Facebook, and you can follow him on Twitter @StrykerSpurlock.


Direct download: Episode_48_-_Stryker_Spurlock.mp3
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Mike and Bryan of the band Exit 714 joined us this week on the Rock Paper Podcast to promote their upcoming shows at the Mad Magician. On the show, the guys also discuss throwing their own shows, opening for Slash and wrap the show up with a pretty hilarious prank phone call. Catch Exit 714 at the shows below coming up:

February 28th at the Mad Magician with Hollow Point Heroes, Silent Hollow and Trip 2

April 12 at The Mad Magician with [HED] P.E., Alien Ant Farm and Hollow Point Heroes. 

If you enjoyed the show then go Like Exit 714 on Facebook and leave the show a review on iTunes, Stitcher or any other podcasting service, and make sure you subscribe to get every new episode!

Direct download: Episode_47_-_Exit_714.mp3
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Episode 46 - Big Mike Aguirre

Big Mike Aguirre joins us this week on the Rock Paper Podcast. Shane had a great chat including discussing some blues history, the National Blues Museum opening in St.Louis soon, and the delicious duck confit crepe at Herbie's Vintage 72. Big "Thank You" to Herbie's for having us out and allowing us to record there. Its a wonderful place, go check it out!

Also on this episode you can hear 2 original Big Mike songs "Free Yourself" and "My Dog'', and you can see Mike live every Sunday at Beale on Broadway, Sat Feb 14 2:30-4:30 at Beale, Herbie's Vintage 72 Feb 26, and March 1st at BB's Cause For Paws.

Direct download: Episode_46_-_Big_Mike_Aguirre.mp3
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