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
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:26pm CDT

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.


Direct download: JacksonHoward2RPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:10pm CDT

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.



Direct download: kevingagnepainRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:51am CDT

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
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:15am CDT

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
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:00am CDT

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 CDT

Episode 149- The Few

On this episode, I get to know St.Louis rockers The Few. We talk about some of their influences, lightsabers, their music video, touring, and new music!

See them LIVE Friday Dec 18 at Fubar with The Winks, Inner Outlines and Little Falcon.

Find them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or TheFewOfficial.com


Direct download: thefewRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:50am CDT

Episode 148- Driving Wheel 2

A while back I was up in Columbia, MO at Rose Music Hall (formerly Mojo's) to see Devon Allman & Driving Wheel. I recorded interviews with both. We talk a little about some of the amazing people Driving Wheel has shared the stage with, and talk about their show 12/19 at The Blue Note in Columbia, MO.

On this episode you'll also hear two tracks from their album "Sun's Gonna Rise" and "Righteous Man".

Follow Driving Wheel on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.

Also listen on ITunes, Stitcher & ROCKPAPERPODCAST.com

Direct download: drivingwheelRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:04pm CDT

Episode 147 with St.Louis folk band The Good Deeds. We sat in Drew's living room to record this episode. The band played 3 live songs for the show "Clementine", "Glass" and "Madhouse." If you like what you hear, come out to see them LIVE Jan 9 at The Demo with Typhoon Jackson & Marie and the Americans. You can also purchase songs from their Bandcamp.com site.


Direct download: gooddeedsRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:48pm CDT

Episode 146- Brother Lee & The Leather Jackals 2

Sunday night after their Boredom Leads to the Bottle EP listening party at Music Record Shop, I sat with the guys of Brother Lee & The Leather Jackals and The Wilderness to talk. We discussed the new EP and how the sound has changed from their last recordings, recording with Zagk Gibbons at Loud House Studios, and the Release Party this FRIDAY December 11.

Come out to Blueberry Hill in the Duck Room and see Brother Lee & the Leather Jackals with friends The Wilderness, River Kittens, The Maness Brothers, and Blackfoot Gypsies. Doors at 7 shows at 8. $10

If you miss them Friday, you'll have another to catch them like

12/17 The Night Owl (above Tree House) with Old Souls Revival

12/18 Layla take over

12/19 Pitchers with Monkh, Zagk Gibbons and more.

On this episode you'll also hear two new songs from the EP, the title track "Boredom Leads to the Bottle" and "Jesse".

Follow the band on Facebook & Instagram.

Direct download: BrotherLee2RPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:55am CDT

Episode 145- Diamond Back Kings

The night I took a drive out to Washington, MO to talk with the guys of Diamond Back Kings. I first saw these guys play live at Pop's for a Road To Pointfest Show and they blew me away.

On this episode we talk about how band came together, some of their influences, Tencacious D, and upcoming shows. You can also hear some live songs we recorded like "Dear God", "Owen's Song" and "Shores"

Find Diamond Back Kings on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.

See them LIVE Dec 5th at Pop's & Dec 20th at Cicero's.

Direct download: DiamondBackKingsRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:27am CDT

Episode 144- Phil Wright

Last Wednesday, the night before Thanksgiving, I went out to Halo Bar to sit with Phil Wright before his gig with The Scandaleros. So obviously recording this episode live in the Halo Bar on the biggest party night of the year there's some background noise, but I felt it was still listenable. Guest appearance from Carson Mann of towards the end of the episode.

We talked about his event Phillip-A-Looza, an ALS Benefit, coming up December 5th at Old Rock House. This is the 10th Anniversary of the event. This year Phil is bringing along a bunch of friends of the show like Funky Butt Brass Band, Falling Fences, Big Mike Aguire & the Blu City Allstars. Also appearing will be Jake's Leg, Mom's Kitchen, Vitamen A, Oak, Steel & Lightning, Grass Fed Mule, and Phil will be performing with his band Thunder Biscuit Orchestra. This is a stacked lineup and it benefits a great cause.

Find out more about the event on the Facebook page. Also LIKE Phil's bands Thunder Biscuit Orchestra & The Scandaleros.

Give tickets from Phil or MetroTix.com for December 5th!

On this episode you'll also hear 2 live tracks of Thunder Biscuit Orchestra from May 2015, an original song "City Girls" and a Galactic cover "Never Called You Crazy".


Direct download: PhilWrightRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:50pm CDT