Episode 97- Jon Maddy & Jake Ashlock

On this episode of Rock Paper Podcast, I got to get to know two of the finalist in this years St.Louis Funny Bone Comedy Competition, Jon Maddy & Jake Ashlock. 

This one is super silly and packed full of laughs. We talk about their start in comedy, influences, Jake does his spot on Fonzie impression, and discuss Space Jam 2. 

See Jon & Jake Friday 7/31 at American's Tavern. Comedy Throwdown with Shon Don, Max Price & Nathan Orton vs. Andrew Frank, Stryker Spurlock, & Matt Rose. 9pm. 

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Direct download: JonJakeRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:31pm CDT

Episode 96- It's A Hard Rock Life

Really fun episode! I sat down with the star of It's A Hard Rock Life, Bryan Chappell & Paul Schaffrin of Divine Sorrow, Keith Dickerson of Pedaling To Stop Pushing, and filmmaker Ken Calcaterra. 

Closing out the episode you'll hear "Everything" from Divine Sorrow's TALES OF DESCENSION. 

See Divine Sorrow September 16 at Pop's with Ace Frehley of KISS

Check out the Pedaling To Stop Pushing & It's A Hard Rock Life Facebook pages for more information. 


Direct download: HardRockLIfeRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:00am CDT

Episode 95- Joshua Powell

Last week Joshua Powell came through St.Louis on his solo tour. Before his set at Mangia Italiano that evening, I got to sit and discuss the Joshua Powell & The Great Train Robbery ALYOSHA with him. He also played 3 live acoustic songs for the show.

Joshua performed Gunfighter Ballad of the 21st Century & Birth Control which will appear on ALYOSHA available in Ocotber. He also performed Principles of Salt from their COMMONWEALTH EP.

Buy some Joshua Powell & The Great Train Robbery music and find all of his tour dates at JoshuaPowellMusic.com

Be sure to follow him on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.

Direct download: JoshuaPowellRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:25pm CDT

Episode 94- John Henry

Episode 94 I get to sit and chat for an hour with one of my favorites, long time friend, John Henry. I've been following John around for several years now. It was a lot of fun to have an intimate chat about all the things going on in his life right now musical & professionally. We discuss John's upcoming record he's been working on, becoming a father, and his work on the Open Highway Music Festival.

Closing out the show, hear John's latest single "Broken City" from his upcoming album.


See John Henry live Friday July 24 at The Ready Room in St.Louis with Robert Earl Keen. 

Also be sure to catch the Open Highway Music Festival going on Aug 5-9 at Off Broadway in St.Louis. 


Direct download: JohnHenryRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:54am CDT

Episode 93- Cree Rider

The other night I had the opportunity to catch up with singer songwriter Cree Rider of the Cree Rider Family Band. We sat in Dunaway Books in Tower Grove and played a few songs. On this episode you'll hear live acoustic performances of:

"You're Always Leaving" & "If You're Gonna Cheat Me" from One Night Stand album

"Lonesome When I'm Gone" from the upcoming Let The River Rise album

"One More Thing" a Mississippi Mike cover

Closing out the show you'll hear the studio version of "Family Band" from the upcoming Let The River Rise Album. You can pick up that album August 15 at Focal Point in Maplewood, MO at the Cree Rider Family Band CD Release show. TICKETS HERE

You can also catch CRFB at the New Town Amphitheatre on July 25th

And don't miss Cree Fest 3 at Off Broadway on Sept 6.

All other dates on CreeRider.com or follow the band on Facebook & Twitter


Direct download: CreeRiderRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:00am CDT

Episode 92- Rek & Chris from The Hush List

Episode 92 joined by long time friends Rek & Chris of The Hush List. We talked about the recent release of their EP, how much of a bad ass Dave Grohl is, and Chris even plays an acoustic tune for us "For The Birds."

You can see The Hush List live August 8 at Blueberry Hill in the Duck Room with Highly Suspect for $10.57.

Pick up a copy of their EP on Bandcamp.com or TheHushListBand.com

Follow the band on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram to keep up with them.

Direct download: HushListRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:47pm CDT

Episode 91- Matt Newlin with Sham Film Festival

The other night I caught up with new friend Matt Newlin of the 2nd Annual Sham Film Festival to get to know a little bit more about what it's all about. We discussed some of the big summer movies coming out, the amazing Kung Fury trailer, and the Film Festival.

We recorded this episode live inside of a St.Louis Bread Co so disregard the bit of background noise.

Come check out the 2nd Annual Sham Film Festival Sept 25 & 26 at Winfred Moore Auditorium at Webster University. All information can be found on ShamFilmFestival.com. Follow them on Facebook & Twitter as well. 

There is also a preview weekend coming up August 1, where you have an oppurtunity to preview some of the films and get some discounted tickets. This event is happening at Art Bar on Cherokee. RSVP here


Direct download: MattNewlinRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:27pm CDT

Episode 90- J Boozer

Woo! This is a wild one! Episode 90 with J Boozer, self proclaimed "World's Drunkest Band" joins Rock Paper Pocast to discuss his grand return to St.Louis. J Boozer is not a one man band, he's a band with one man! This is the first time on the podcast that I did some drinking. Notice the picture I shared with this post, that bottle of Captain Morgan was almost full when J and myself set down to record this episode. We had some help finishing the bottle as a few fans stopped by and guest appearance by Anthony Sasser.

See J Boozer with Alient Ant Farm July 17 at the Firebird

Big THANKS to Walter at CD Warehouse for putting up with us and allowing us to record in his place. Go see him and pick up a copy of J Boozer's PISSING LIFE AWAY album. 

On this episode you'll hear "Heather" and "Smoke A Joint" from Pissing Life Away, and "When Saturday Night Turns Into Sunday Morning". 

Follow J Boozer on Facebook & Twitter. Subscribe to his YouTube channel.




Direct download: JBoozerRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:00am CDT

Episode 89- Jack Grelle

Episode 89 I stopped by to visit with Jack Grelle. We discuessed his upcoming European tour, his album STEERING ME AWAY, and he even performed 2 new unreleased songs "Know When To Run" & "Not Taking After Me"

See Jack Grelle and his band, along with the Yellow Bellied Sap Suckers, Jack Klatt, and The Bottlesnakes at Off Broadway July 25th. This will be Jack's last show in town til the Fall. You can also see him in Kansas City July 31st with St.Louis' own Pokey LaFarge.

Pick up a copy of Jack's album STEERING ME AWAY on CD or Vinyl from his site JackGrelle.com, ITunes, Bandcamp.com or Music Record Shop on Manchester in St.Louis. 


Direct download: JackGrelleRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:03pm CDT

Episode 88- Jeff Nations #2

Over the weekend I stopped by and caught up with friend of the show Jeff Nations. You might remember Jeff from Episode 6 last year. We talked about his upcoming show with his band Various Hands, being named RFT's Cover Band of the Year for 2015 with The Town Drunks, and his summer tour.

See Various Hands on the LEARN TO DANCE TOUR

7/18 at Blueberry Hill in the Duck Room with Brother Lee & The Leather Jackals, Vanilla Beans, and CITIZEN8

7/19 Nashville, TN

7/20 Springfield, MO

7/21 Norman, OK

7/22 Wichita, KS

7/23 Des Moines, IA

7/24 Cherry Valley, IL

more information on  VariousHandsmusic.com/tour

Follow Various Hands on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.

And follow Jeff's cover band The Town Drunk on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.

Buy a copy of Hypoluxo EP on ITunes, Bandcamp.com or pick up a copy at the shows. Hear "R.M.A." from the EP at the end of this episode, and Jeff also plays "The Fleeting Starlight" live acoustic on the show.



Direct download: jeffnationsRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:19pm CDT

Episode 87- CaveofswordS

I was able to sit and talk with Sunyatta, Kevin, and Eric of CaveofswordS the other night. We discussed their sound, the new record SIGILS, and dreaming.

Pick up CaveofswordS latest albumSIGILS on cd or vinyl at Music Record Shop in St.Louis, or ITunes. On this episode hear two tracks from the album "Aviation Administration" and "Datura". 

See them live

7/30 at The Heavy Anchor w/ Search Parties & Curse of Cassandra

8/15 Rock The Hops Festival Alton, IL

8/15 at The Demo 

9/26 Strange Folk Festival at Union Station

Find all dates on CaveofswordS.com. Find them on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram



Direct download: CaveofswordsRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:24pm CDT

Episode 86- Chris Ward

Joined by the multi-talented Chris Ward. We hung out for an hour in a Taco Bell in St.Louis to discuss his radio show loudQUIETloud on KDHX, Party Bear, Taco Bell and all kinds of other stuff.

Check out Chris Monday nights 11pm on KDHX 88.1FM in St.Louis, TuneIn app, or KDHX.org. Follow his show loudQUIETloud on Facebook and Twitter.

Closing out this episode hear a song from Chris' band Acorns To Oaks "Sing Out Ya Sinners". Find out more info on their Facebook or Bandcamp.com.

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Thanks for listening!



Direct download: ChrisWardRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:54pm CDT

Episode  85- Tasi

Over the weekend I stopped in to hang out with Tasi at their band practice. We talked about the Brand New EP, the release party last month at The Bootleg, and their upcoming show July 10th at Ballpark Village with The Urge. It was a lot of fun hanging out at practice, the guys even played me a new song they're working on. It sound fantastic! The word is they're working on recording it now and should release it as a single soon. 

Pick up a copy of Tasi's Brand New EP on ITunes or at a show. Follow them on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. All other info at Tasimusic.com.

See them live July 10 with The Urge TICKETS HERE

Direct download: TasiRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:54am CDT