On Tuesday October 9th, I invited my friends Phillip Russo, Matthew Hitchcock & Samantha Clemons to join me at Naked Vine for my Singer Songwriter Storytelling Showcase. This episode is the audio from that evening!

Left to Right: Phillip Russo, Matthew Hitchcock & Samantha Clemons. Photo by Jessica Hitchcock

If you've been following along, this one has much improved audio quality. I'd like to give a big THANKS to Dan Kelley for his help recording and editing this episode. Also shout out to Jessica Hitchcock for snapping some great pictures of the evening. 

Join us for the next one on November 13th at Naked Vine with Nick Gusman, Mattie Schell & Sean Kimble. $5

Poster by New Scar Design


Thanks to my wonderful friends at Naked Vine for their support of the show. Swing by and visit them for a glass of wine or whiskey and around for the show. Full listing of wines, whiskey & beers along with their music calendar at NakedVine.net. Follow them on Facebook Twitter & Instagram!

I’m very proud to say this show is now sponsored by Hess Van Schlemer Metalworks. Give them a call for all of your metal working needs.   Visit them at HVSMetalworksart.com 

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Singer Songwriter Nick Gusman returns to the show! We get right in to talking about his debut album DEAR HARD TIMES, his release party, stories behind the songs, some of the talented people that played on the recordings, tour, music video, and play some live acoustic. 

This episode was recorded from The Pocket in St.Louis, MO. The first Jam B&B, visit ThePocketSTL.com

On this episode you'll hear:

  • Look At Me Now
  • Wild & Blue (Live Acoustic) (John Anderson Cover)
  • The Ballad of John Wilson
  • Left Behind (Live Acoustic)

Join us on November 9th at Off Broadway to celebrate the release of DEAR HARD TIMES. Physical copies will be available. CD or Vinyl. FREE SHOW!! Also performing that evening will be AV & The Dirty Details and Brother Francis & The Soultones. 

Also catch Nick LIVE

11/13 at Naked Vine Singer Songwriter Storytelling Showcase with Mattie Schell & Sean Kimble

12/4 at Blue Plate Radio Knoxville, TN

12/12 at Adair's in Dallas, TX

Visit NickGusman.com for full tour dates. Follow Nick on Facebook & Instagram.


Direct download: NickGusman2RPP.mp3
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The other night I caught up with Indie Rock group Sorry, Scout to discuss their recently released NEVER ASKED FOR IT EP, how the group formed, stories behind the songs, upcoming Halloween show and much more. 

On this episode you'll get to listen to their entire EP

  • Never Asked For It
  • Simona
  • Great Modern Homes

Now available digitally everywhere. Physical copies in St.Louis at Vintage Vinyl & Euclid Records. 

See them LIVE

10/31 at Heavy Anchor with Tiger Rider, Granddad & Bounce House. Hosted by Maxi Glamour. $10 8pm

11/30 at Vintage Vinyl

Find more dates and information by visiting SorryScout.com & following them on Facebook & Instagram.



Direct download: SorryScoutRPP.mp3
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Audio Engineer & Film Maker Justin Fisher joins me for this episode! Recorded at the beautiful SmithLee Productions in Maplewood, MO. We get in to talking about Justin's work at SmithLee, from being a musician to some of the musicians and talent he's worked with, We also talk about his new documentary Gateway Sound that will be screening at the St.Louis International Film Festival.

See Gateway Sound November 3rd at The St.Louis International Film Festival 2pm at KDHX The Stage. Visit GatewaySoundFilm.com for more information. 

You can also follow Gateway Sound & SmithLee Productions on Facebook

Direct download: JustinFisherRPP.mp3
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The other night I took a trip out to Granite City, IL meet up with singer songwriter Dean Justus of Justus & The Experience to talk about his start in music, love, stories behind the songs, hip hop, Snoop Dogg & play some live acoustic jams.

On this episode you'll hear:

  • Human Race
  • Dance Gypsy Dance
  • If Heaven Had a Phone/Keep The Love Alive

See Justus & The Experience LIVE

10/19 at Red Fish Blue Fish in St.Charles, MO with Bongo Jak Vs. The Loop Machine & Blake Gardner & The Farmers

11/1 Lascelle's

11/2 Skeeter's

11/10 3rd Bar

11/13 Vintage Wine Bar

Follow him on Facebook for more dates & info!



Direct download: DeanJustusRPP.mp3
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Indie group Big Tobacco joins me on the show to discuss their brand new CLOUD 9 EP, some stories behind the songs, share a preview of the EP, their upcoming & last show, Bret Michaels and more!

See them LIVE

10/19 at Foam with New Mayans & Thames

Find their CLOUD 9 EP everywhere digitally on October 20th. You'll hear:

  • I Don't Know
  • Something Else
  • Dead Boy

Follow Big Tobacco on Facebook & Instagram


Direct download: BigTobaccoRPP.mp3
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Young bluesman Matt "The Rattlesnake" Lesch stops in to discuss his debut album, recording with Paul Niehaus at Blue Lotus Recording Studio, how he started out playing guitar and writing songs, influences and more. 

Don't miss the FURIOUS STRIKE Album Release Party on Oct 20th at Hwy 61 Roadhouse Kitchen in Webster Groves, MO. FREE SHOW!

On this episode you'll hear:

  • Cross Cut Saw (Albert King cover)
  • Still Got My Blues

Follow Matt "Rattlesnake" Lesch on Facebook for more dates and information.


Direct download: MattRattlesnakeLeschRPP.mp3
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Joe & Khyle of Luxora stop by to talk about their new EP, recording, how the band formed, Mitch Hedberg, Spectrum of Sound & much more. 

See them LIVE

Oct 27 at Pop's with For The City, Disguise The Limit, Stump Water Shine & Verba Stellae 

On this episode you'll hear: 

  • Death Of A Best Friend
  • Calypso

Follow them on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram!


Direct download: LuxoraRPP.mp3
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Morning Mtn returns to discuss their debut album, recording, stories behind some of the songs, the release party and much more!

See them LIVE 

November 2nd at Foam Album Release Party with special guest The Randys $5 

Shirt + CD for $15

On this episode you'll hear 3 tracks from the upcoming album

  • I Don't Need It
  • Further
  • Gone

Follow them on Facebook & Instagram


Direct download: MorningMtn2RPP.mp3
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The other night I caught up with Jordan & Eric of Shootin' The Dawg Shit Podcast for a crossover episode. I had a blast hanging out with these guys and talking about their show, how they met,stand up comedy & improv, and much more. 

Be sure to click SUBSCRIBE on Shootin The Dawg Shit wherever you listen to podcasts!

Also check out my appearance on their show!

Direct download: ShootinTheDawgShitRPP.mp3
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Singer songwriter Devon Cahill returns to the show! We get to talking about her new solo EP, what inspired some of the songs, her big release party, her new music video, recording at Suburban Pro Studios and play live acoustic.

On this episode you'll hear:

  • Hindsight
  • My Grace (live acoustic)

Pick up her WHEN I WAKE EP on Friday 10/12 at OFF BROADWAY in St.Louis with special guests Tonina & Mt.Thelonis Tickets at OffBroadwaySTL.com

Follow her on Facebook & Instagram. 

Visit DevonCahill.bandcamp.com


Direct download: DevonCahillRPP.mp3
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A little while back Meg Williams rolled through St.Louis to play at Evangeline's, while she was in town we decided to meet up at The Pocket and record a podcast. Meg brought along her band Kirby (drums) and Dan (guitar). We talk about her about her EP, some stories behind the songs, Nashville and food!

On this episode you'll hear:

  • Little Bit Of The Devil
  • I Feel A Heart Ache Coming
  • Come On Over To Me

Pick up a copy on ITunes or stream on Spotify. MegWilliamsMusic.com

See her LIVE

Oct 11 in Nashville at The Local

Oct 12 in Nashville at Bowery Vault

Nov 3 in Lake St.Louis, MO at Roasted Coffee & Wine Bar

Nov 14 in New York City at Rockwood Music Hall

Follow Meg Williams on Facebook & Instagram!


Direct download: MegWilliamsRPP.mp3
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This weekend I stopped in to visit Bongo Jak at his home in St.Louis to discuss his brand new album, upcoming release party, tour and more. He also played a live track for the show and explained his loop station. It's pretty incredible to watch him work live. 

On this episode you'll hear:

  • Feed The Flame (Live)
  • Jah Is Gonna Live On
  • Flow Bear

See him LIVE

10/10 Venice Cafe ALBUM RELEASE PARTY with Joe Foerster

10/12 The Office Belleville, IL

10/13 Martini Joe's in Marion, IL

10/19 Red Fish Blue Fish in St.Charles, MO

10/21 Swampy Sundays

10/26 Da-nite Tavern in Murphysboro, IL

Direct download: BongoJakRPP.mp3
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A bit ago I was fortunate enough to talk some Jazz with a few of the best in the city at The Dark Room. I was joined by Ben Reece (Saxophone), Mo Egeston (Piano) & Kasimu Taylor (Trumpet). We discussed the Sounds Of St.Louis showcase that was put together at The Dark Room & Grandel Theatre after LouFest was canceled, how they became regulars at The Dark Room, the Kranzberg Arts Foundation and much more.

On this episode you'll hear:

  • Mo Egeston - Themes From G6
  • Ben Reece's Unity Quartet - Lazy Afternoon
  • Kasimu Taylor Quartet - Laura Therina

See them LIVE at the Dark Room

Kasimu Taylor every Wednesday

Ben Reece Unity Quartet every Thursday

Mo Egeston every Saturday

Follow them on Facebook for more dates and music.



Direct download: BenMoKasimuRPP.mp3
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Singer songwriter Gavin M. returns to the show! We recorded this one at his home in St.Louis, MO and talked about his upcoming trip to Europe, upcoming dates, played some live acoustic and share a brand new song "Don't Forget Me" that he wrote which is been helping raising money for Alzheimer's disease.

On this episode you'll hear:

  • Where Did Your Heart Go (Live Acoustic)
  • Don't Forget Me ft Bel De Silva

Get more Gavin M music wherever you buy digital music or CDs at any of his shows. Gavin-M.com

See him LIVE

Oct 5 Belleville,  IL Chili Cook Off

Oct 8 at Gaslight 

Oct 19 at Scape 

Find all of his dates, and his travel blog as he documents his journey on tour at Gavin-M.com



Direct download: GavinM4RPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:53am CDT

On September 11, 2018 I invited Emily Wallace, Kevin Babb & Joshua Eaker to join me for my monthly Singer Songwriter Storytelling Show at Naked Vine. This is the audio from that evening!

Don't miss the next one on Oct 9th (and every 2nd Tuesday of the month) with Phillip Russo, Matthew Hitchcock & Samantha Clemons. 7pm $5

Be sure to follow them on Facebook & Instagram and download some music from Emily Wallace (and her band The Sleepy Rubies), Kevin Babb and Joshua Eaker (and his band Brother Lee and The Leather Jackals).


Direct download: EmilyKevinJosh911RPP.mp3
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Scott James returns! I had a real good time hanging out with Comedian/Musician Scott James in his basement which we turned into a  make shift podcast studio for the afternoon. We talked about everything from comedy, his old band, football, and more. 

See Scott LIVE

Oct 4th at The Babylon in St.Peters for Stand Up Showcase with Jack Schurk & Jimmy Day

Dec 6th at The Firebird

Follow Scott on Facebook & Twitter for more dates & information


Direct download: ScottJames2RPP.mp3
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