Episode 347- Lusid

Last weekend I stopped by to visit Lusid at his home in St.Louis, MO to talk about his start in music, some of his different personas, plans for 2017, some upcoming shows, our love of Beck, and everything else. 

See LUSID Live!

1/27 The Bootleg in Lawrence, KS

1/28 2720 Cherokee

1/29 Old Rock House with That1guy

2/10 Lusid Night at Archive Music House

4/27-29 MoRoots Festival

On this episode you'll hear 3 songs from Lusid including his new single "Seeker." For more music check him out on Spotify, Facebook & Lusidelia.com

Listen on ITunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music apps or click PLAY

Direct download: LusidRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:00am CDT

Episode 346- Anthony Doria & Coty Cech

Singer Songwriter Anthony Doria returns to the show. This time he brought along special guest Coty Cech (aka Ivan Petro Kimskie). We had a great time and a lot of laughs recording this episode. Anthony performs 4 originals live acoustic.

  • Frienemy
  • Hot Sauce (ft Ivan Petro Kimskie)
  • Dreamer
  • The Hangover song


We also discuss him recording at Gaslight, and hopefully having a You, Me & Dougie album out soon. Along with recording there, Anthony has also started hosting Singer Songwriter Sessions there on Sundays once a month as a part of Allegro Entertainment. Keep an eye out for February's date. GaslightSTL.com or AllegroSTL.com.

Come see Anthony with You, Me & Dougie LIVE

1/26 at Nick's Pub

1/28 at Nick's Pub

Follow You, Me & Dougie on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram for more dates.

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Direct download: AnthonyDoriaRPP.mp3
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Episode 345- Christian Lawrence

It finally happened, Christian Lawrence is on the Rock Paper Podcast. This guy has been hustling all over St.Louis in the comedy scene putting together tons of great sketch comedy shows with Bare Knuckle Comedy, History Shmistory, and more. We talk about his start in comedy, our love for Nick Vatterott, Run Ronnie Run, his upcoming shows and everything in between.


See Christian LIVE

Jan 25 in Chicago for History Shmistory

Jan 28 Contraceptive Comedy with Stryker Spurlock at Shameless Grounds

Feb 17 Impolite Company with Chris Cyr at The Crack Fox

Feb 23 History Shmistory at Foam 7-9

Mar 7th Zach Peterson at Foam

Mar 18th Tomorrow


More dates, videos and information visit BareKnuckleComedy.com. Also on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.

Direct download: ChristianLawrenceRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:27pm CDT

Episode 344- Gerard Erker

Last week I went to visit my friend Gerard Erker of The Mighty Pines & Grass Fed Mule at his home in St.Louis, MO. We talked a bit about his start in music, some of the projects he is a part of, and a cancer benefit he helped put together for his friend.


Come out Feb 4 to 2720 Cherokee for Fashogan Fest! All proceeds of the this event go help support Nick's medical bills. LIVE MUSIC from:

  • The Mighty Pines
  • Jack Grelle
  • Grass Fed Mule
  • The Scandaleros
  • Hillary Fitz Band
  • Oak, Steel & Lightning
  • The Best Cat Memes
  • Break Night
  • Circle The Wagons

16114264_10100783884431313_4962646011807498833_nOn this episode you'll hear 2 live acoustic performances from Gerard. First song is an instrumental titled "Ashtray" and then closing out the show you'll hear an unreleased song Gerard wrote "Lonesome Blues". Let him know what you think of it! Keep up with The Mighty Pines (TheMightyPines.com) & Grass Fed Mule (GrassFedMule.com) on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.

You can also see Gerard LIVE

Monday's Keepin' It Grassy (Open Jam) at Pop's Blue Moon

1/24 at Broadway Oyster Bar 6-8 Solo

1/25 at Venice Cafe with The Mighty Pines

1/27 at 2720 Cherokee for Road To Summer Camp with Grass Fed Mule

1/28 at Off Broadway for Benefit For Giant Steps with Grass Fed Mule

2/1 at Venice Cafe with The Mighty Pines

Listen on ITunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music apps or ROCKPAPERPODCAST.com

Direct download: GerardErkerRPP.mp3
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Episode 343- Chris Helmick

A bit ago I caught up with Chris Helmick of Toefire Tribe to talk about about what he's been up to with his career in music therapy. Chris plays 2 live acoustic tunes, and the stories around the songs. We talk about the benefit he's hosting this weekend for Autism.


On this episode you'll hear

  • "This Space"
  • "Feel The Rising Tide"

Join us Jan 28th at OFF BROADWAY in St.Louis, MO. Live music from The Dust Covers, Grass Fed Mule, The Bottoms Up Blues Gang & Cree Rider Family Band. This is a benefit for Giant Steps of St.Louis: A School For Autism. Suggested donation $20. 8pm


Catch Chris performing LIVE

Feb 17 at Off Broadway for Gordon Lightfoot Tribute

Tickets at OffBroadwaySTL.com

More information follow Toefire Tribe on Facebook & Instagram.

Direct download: ChrisHelmickRPP.mp3
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The other day I stopped in at a St.Louis Bread Co to talk with Chris & Ron of Kingdom Brothers. We had a nice time talking about how the band formed, their new album TIMES HARD, songwriting, National Blues Museum and more.

On this episode you'll hear "Come Back" & "Not Gonna Worry" from their album TIMES HARD. Now available on ITunes, KingdomBrothersBand.com & physical copies at the National Blues Museum gift shop.

See them LIVE

1/20 at National Blues Museum

more dates on Facebook & KingdomBrothersBand.com


Direct download: KingdomBrothersRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:01am CDT

Episode 341- Suzie Cue

Last weekend I went to visit my friend Suzie Cue to talk about her new music she's working on. Suzie had been on the show once before with Robin Wheeler when they co-hosted their podcast Ridin' Wit St.Louis (RidinWithStlouis.com). This time we focused on her new EP she's finishing up, her side project Red Scare Blacklist, her birthday show, opening for Mu330 and more!


See Suzie Cue LIVE

First Thursday of every Month at Venice Cafe

Feb 2 at Venice 3 Bands 3 bucks

Feb 10 Full Band at The Way Out Club

On this episode you'll hear a single "Typewrite To Me" and a live acoustic version of "Going Down" both songs appearing on her upcoming So It Goes EP. Closing out the show you'll hear Red Scare Blacklist's "I Like Boys" available on RedScareBlacklist.Bandcamp.com.

Follow Suzie Cue on Facebook for more dates. Also follow Red Scare Blacklist on Facebook. Pick up some tunes at SuzieCueMusic.bandcamp.com.

Listen on Itunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music apps or click PLAY

Direct download: SuzieCueRPP.mp3
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Epiosde 340- Only Sound

The night I caught up with new St.Louis rock band Only Sound to talk about their debut album, some upcoming gigs, early influences, songwriting and more.

One this episode you'll hear:

  • Derby Car
  • Bad Dog
  • Invisible Man
  • Janelle
  • Only Lights

Their album DERBY CAR is now available in physical copies at shows, Vintage Vinyl, Euclid Records & Music Record Shop. Online digitally at OnlySound.Bandcamp.com

See Only Sound LIVE

Jan 27 at The Firebird with Slushwave, Vya & Ramona Deflowered

Feb 25 at The Way Out Club with Rabble Rouser Thing Band & Irie Sound Company

Follow them on Facebook for more dates coming soon!

Listen on ITunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music apps or ROCKPAPERPODCAST.com

Direct download: OnlySoundRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:51pm CDT

Episode 339- Cara Louise Band

Last weekend I stopped in at Cara's home to hang out with 3/5 of the Cara Louise Band. Cara Louise (Vocals), Adam Donald (Guitar) & Scotti Iman (Drums). We talked about how things got started for Cara, songwriting, their new album & answer some questions from the fans.

On this episode you'll hear:

  • "South City Anthem" now available for purchase at CaraLouiseBand.Bandcamp.com
  • "Settle In" (Live acoustic)
  • "Past My Prime" (Live acoustic)
  • "Fires Out" (Live acoustic)

All appearing on the new album due out 2017.

See Cara Louise Band LIVE

1/18 at Old Rock House with JR Brown

1/27 at Stagger Inn with Old Capital & Nick Gusman

2/4 at EMAP Event at The Kranzberg

Follow them on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram for more dates & info.

Pick up their EP on Bandcamp.com or stream it on Spotify to hold you over til the new album is finished.

Listen on ITunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music apps or ROCKPAPERPODCAST.com

Direct download: CaraLouiseBandRPP.mp3
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The other night I caught up with friend of the show, making his 2nd appearance on the show, St.Louis singer songwriter Joe Bizelli. We got to catch up a bit and talk about some of his plans for 2017. He played 4 songs live acoustic on the show including

  • When It Comes To You
  • That Dress
  • Abby Set The Bar Too High
  • Float Trip

You can see Joe Bizelli LIVE

1/14 at Bemo's with Courtland Zelle 8-11

1/15 at Gaslight Songwriters Night

1/25 at Focal Point for Songbird Cafe with Aprille Goodman, Hope Dunbar & Kenny Lee Hall  Tickets at Www.songbird-STL.com

Follow Joe on Facebook for more dates. Keep a look out for an album in 2017!

Direct download: JoeBizelli2RPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:02am CDT

Episode 337- Candy Coated Evil

The other night I stopped in at Coffee Cartel to hang out with Lexy & Syd Schlemer of Candy Coated Evil & Hess Van Schlemer Metalworks. I had a great time meeting them. We discussed their music, their business & more. These two are a lot of laughs.

Follow Candy Coated Evil & Hess Van Schlemer Metalworks on Facebook. HVSMetalworksart.com

Keep an eye out soon for a benefit for Syd to help raise some money & kick cancer's ass!

Listen on ITunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music apps or ROCKPAPERPODCAST.com


Direct download: CandyCoatedEvilRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:03am CDT

The other day I stopped in to visit with Jack Grelle to talk about his new album GOT DRESSED UP TO BE LET DOWN, his involvement with Lavender Country and just catch up.

On this episode you'll hear a few songs from GOT DRESSED UP TO BE LET DOWN including

  • Got Dressed Up To Be Let Down
  • When To Run
  • Hilltop of Sand
  • Changes Never Made

All of these songs are available for purchase on Itunes, Amazon & JackGrelle.com. Vinyl copies available through Big Muddy Records.

Check out Lavender Country and keep an eye for shows in your town.

Follow Jack on Facebook & Instagram. All tour dates at JackGrelle.com



Direct download: JackGrelle2RPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:40am CDT

Episode 335- That Rat Danny

Stopped by Atomic Cowboy the other day to talk with my friend Danny Blaies of Brother Lee & The Leather Jackals. We talk about him booking shows now at Atomic Cowboy as That Rat Productions, That Rat Fest, That Rat Mondays, and a talk about a bunch of our dirtbag friends.

Don't miss That Rat Fest on Jan 6th at The Ready Room! Live performances from

  • Bruiser Queen
  • Brother Lee & The Leather Jackals
  • The Old Souls Revival
  • Rover

This show is Death to 2016 so be sure to dress in best funeral clothes. $10 18+

Tickets available here!

On this episode you'll also hear a song from each band featured at That Rat Fest

Be sure to follow all 4 bands & That Rat Productions on Facebook for more info.


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

Episode 334- FarFetched

Over the weekend I stopped by the FarFetched headquarters to talk with Damon Davis, Darian Wigfall, Charles Purnell & Mathias James of the FarFetched collective about their new album, release party and what all is in store for 2017.

On this episode you'll hear Supreme Sol's "Afrosam" & Mathias & The Pirates "Altered Beast" from the PROLOGUE VI which is available on Friday Jan 6.

We also mention several other friends of the FarFetched collective that'll appear on the PROLOGUE VI like

  • CaveofswordS
  • Centipede
  • 18andCounting
  • Scrub
  • Hands & Feet
  • & many more!

Check out the entire lineup at WeAreFarFetched.net

Join them Jan 6th 8pm at The Firebird in St.Louis, MO for the Release Party! Live performances from:

  • Rick Maun (Kansas City, MO)
  • Blank Generation
  • Mathias & The Pirates
  • CaveofswordS
  • 18andCounting
  • Abnormal/Centipede (Duo set)

Pre-Order the PROLOGUE VI on ITunes today! WeAreFarFetched.bandcamp.com



Direct download: FarFetchedRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:34pm CDT