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Posts made in March, 2017

Episode 366- Anthony Sasser

Episode 366- Anthony Sasser

By on Mar 16, 2017 in Episodes |

The other day I stopped in at Firebird to talk with my friend Anthony Sasser about his work around the St.Louis music scene. We talk everything from him playing with Make Me Break Me, being a talent buyer with The Beard Productions and his latest adventure as a co-owner of The Firebird. We also get into The Beard’s own line of beard oil and other beard tips, Cardinals baseball and a whole lot more. If you haven’t been by yet, check out The Firebird at FirebirdSTL.com. They recently just celebrated 8 years as a concert venue in St.Louis. We talk about some upcoming dates including: 3/19 Flaw with TROY 4/1 We Are United Birthday Bash with Sky Burnt White, Verba Stellae, Conquer As They Come, Isabella, Calloway Circus & Disguise The Limit 4/10 Doyle Full listing on the website. Be sure to follow along on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. On this episode you’ll hear “Another First Date” from Anthony’s band Make Me Break Me. Music available for purchase on CdBaby.com & more. Physical copies from Anthony at The Firebird! Listen to Rock Paper Podcast on ITunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music apps or click PLAY Thanks to Gaslight for all of their support with this show. Check out GaslightSTL.com and schedule a tour today if you haven’t been by there. It’s a beautiful recording studio attached to a bar! Come by  March 18 come see Scrub LIVE for Gaslight Sessions. Carter Hulsey there on March 26th. Follow them on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. Also big thanks to Music Record Shop for supporting the show!! They relocated to .ZACK on Locust now, so swing by and check out their new location! New records in every Friday. Shop online 24/7 at MusicRecordShop.com. Be sure to follow them on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram!...

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Episode 365- Les Gruff and the Billy Goat 2

Episode 365- Les Gruff and the Billy Goat 2

By on Mar 12, 2017 in Episodes |

A bit ago I stopped in to visit my friends Les Gruff and the Billy Goat. It was really a lot of fun to catch up with these guys talking about their new album THE LAST NIGHT, recording, songwriting, Release Party, touring, BBQ, playing the recorder, and everything in between. Les Gruff and the Billy Goat are (Left to Right): Billy Croghan (Guitar/Vocals), Sean Kamery (Violin), Tony Compton (Guitar/Vocals), Nigel Soloman (Guitar) & Dave Roach (Bass *Not Pictured*) On this episode you can get a sneak peek at the new album with two songs “7 Years” & “Half a Mile”. You can currently grab 4 other new tunes from their EP, available at LesGruff.com. Here’s a look at them inside the studio recording “Another Man” which appears on THE LAST NIGHT. Come on out to OFF BROADWAY on April 1st for the release of THE LAST NIGHT with special guests Matthew McNeal, River Kittens & The Old Souls Revival. Tickets available at OffBroadwaySTL.com You can also see Les Gruff LIVE: 3/18 at Honky-Tonk BBQ in Chicago, IL 4/22 at Naked Vine in Chesterfield, MO Be sure to follow them on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram to keep up to date. Listen to Rock Paper Podcast on ITunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music apps or click PLAY Thanks to Gaslight for all of their support with this show. Check out GaslightSTL.com and schedule a tour today if you haven’t been by there. It’s a beautiful recording studio attached to a bar! Come by  March 18 come see Scrub LIVE for Gaslight Sessions. Carter Hulsey there on March 26th. Follow them on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. Also big thanks to Music Record Shop for supporting the show!! They relocated to .ZACK on Locust now, so swing by and check out their new location! New records in every Friday. Shop online 24/7 at MusicRecordShop.com. Be sure to follow them on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram!...

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Episode 364- We Are United 2.0

Episode 364- We Are United 2.0

By on Mar 9, 2017 in Episodes |

Sunday I stopped by the Firebird to hang out with some of my buddies that are putting together a big show Saturday April 1st at The Firebird, it’s We Are United’s 2nd birthday party with special guests Sky Burnt White, Conquer as They Come, Isabella, Verba Stellae, Calloway Circus & Disguise The Limit. $8 On this episode I’m joined by Gabe Stroup (Sky Burnt White), Gary Johnston (Verba Stellae), Patrick Scheel & Andrew VanDyke (Conquer As They Come) & Jorden Coco Murray (We Are United). Also featuring appearances by Anthony Sasser (Firebird), Korey Smith (Apollo’s Daughter), Phatbeatz Steve (Discrepancies) & Tom Williams (OATM). Fair warning there a few parts that kinda loud as we were laughing through the show, mostly at Gary’s crazy comments. Keep in mind this was 6 guys recording around a single mic. Thanks to Gary for supplying the Casey’s Pizza. Thanks to Firebird for letting us hang out and putting up with our shenanigans. Thanks to Gaslight & Music Record Shop for sponsoring this show and supporting local music! See you all April 1st at The Firebird!! Be sure to follow all of these bands on Facebook and check out their music! I threw in a few tunes to get you more excited for this party, you’ll hear Conquer As They Come “Make Believe” Isabella “Nice Knives” Sky Burnt White “In What World” Listen on ITunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music apps or click PLAY Thanks to Gaslight for all of their support with this show. Check out GaslightSTL.com and schedule a tour today if you haven’t been by there. It’s a beautiful recording studio attached to a bar! Come by  March 18 come see Scrub LIVE for Gaslight Sessions. Also I’d like to welcome back to the show Music Record Shop!! They relocated to .ZACK on Locust now, so swing by and check out their new location! New records in every Friday. Shop online 24/7 at...

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Episode 363- Gene Jackson & Paul Niehaus

Episode 363- Gene Jackson & Paul Niehaus

By on Mar 7, 2017 in Episodes |

Last night I went over to Blue Lotus Recording Studio in St.Louis, MO to hang out with friend of the show Paul Niehaus & Gene Jackson. We talk all about Gene’s new record 1963 which was recorded, produced, co-written & features Paul Niehaus on several instruments. They gave me an advance copy of the album to listen to and it’s really great! I highly encourage you to come out to Beale on Broadway in St.Louis on Friday March 10th for Gene Jackson’s album release party. They plan to play the record in its entirety. 8pm showtime! On this episode you’ll hear Gene & Paul play “Only God Can Help Us” LIVE for Rock Paper Podcast from Blue Lotus studio. Closing out the show you’ll hear the opening track “That’s Why I Love You”. The record will be available in physical copies at the show Friday & digitally on ITunes & Spotify. Also check out Gene Jackson’s “Ain’t No Way” that appears on St.Louis Blues Society’s 16 in 16 collection. Available at the National Blues Museum. Be sure to check out their NPR Tiny Desk submission for “Son” Follow Gene Jackson & Blue Lotus on Facebook! Listen to Rock Paper Podcast on ITunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music apps or click PLAY Thanks to Gaslight for all of their support with this show. Check out GaslightSTL.com and schedule a tour today if you haven’t been by there. It’s a beautiful recording studio attached to a bar! Come by  March 18 come see Scrub LIVE for Gaslight Sessions. Also I’d like to welcome back to the show Music Record Shop!! They relocated to .ZACK on Locust now, so swing by and check out their new location! New records in every Friday. Shop online 24/7 at...

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Episode 362- Gaslight Sessions

Episode 362- Gaslight Sessions

By on Mar 6, 2017 in Episodes |

The other day I stopped in at the Gaslight in St.Louis to hang out with my friends JB Anderson (Owner of Gaslight), Matt McElwrath (The Loft Sessions/Media Outlaws) & Curt Copeland to talk about their partnership and the work they’ve been doing for St.Louis Music. Coming up Mar 10 Cree Rider Family Band CD release at The Stage KDHX (Recorded at Gaslight) Mar 11 ACLU Fundraiser at Sasha’s on Shaw with Gavin M, Knuckles, Elliot Pearson, River Kittens, Maness Brothers & more. $10 donation March 18th Scrub at Gaslight for Gaslight Session live filming Mar 21 Monkh & The People EP available online (Recorded at Gaslight) April 8 Gaslight Release Party with Brother Lee & The Leather Jackals, Cara Louise Band, Miss Molly Simms & Fame Machine at The Ready Room Check out GaslightSTL.com for more information. Subscribe to The Loft Sessions on YouTube. Follow both on Facebook! Listen to Rock Paper Podcast on ITunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music apps or click PLAY Thanks to Gaslight for all of their support with this show. Check out GaslightSTL.com and schedule a tour today if you haven’t been by there. It’s a beautiful recording studio attached to a bar! Come by  March 18 come see Scrub LIVE for Gaslight Sessions. Also I’d like to welcome back to the show Music Record Shop!! They relocated to .ZACK on Locust now, so swing by and check out their new location! New records in every Friday. Shop online 24/7 at...

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Episode 361- Oak Steel & Lightning

Episode 361- Oak Steel & Lightning

By on Mar 3, 2017 in Episodes |

Ryan Kemp & Wayne Imboden return to the show and brought along Andy Grossi to talk about their new Oak, Steel & Lightning album, tour, festivals, their brand new music video, songwriting and more. Left to Right: Wayne Imboden (Guitar/Vocals), Andy Grossi (Guitar) & Ryan Kemp (Bass/Vocals) Check out their video for “Lil More Willie” on YouTube Join us March 8th at OFF BROADWAY in St.Louis, MO for their Album Release Party with Still Shine & Hillary Fitz Band. $10 includes the new album CHASIN THE SUNSET. “Lil More Willie” will be on that album as well as “Mermac Rising” & “Honkytonkin” which you can hear on this episode. Don’t miss Oak, Steel & Lightning at MoRoots Festival April 27-29 at Bass River Resort with Aaron Kamm & The One Drops, Driftaways, Madahoochi, Cas Haley, Mighty Pines, River Kittens, Way Down Wanders and tons more! BassResort.com for tickets. Follow them on Facebook for more dates. Coming to a city near you! Listen to Rock Paper Podcast on ITunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music apps or click PLAY Thanks to Gaslight for all of their support with this show. Check out GaslightSTL.com and schedule a tour today if you haven’t been by there. It’s a beautiful recording studio attached to a bar! Come by March 8 for the Brother Lee & the Leather Jackals Listening Party. March 18 come see Scrub LIVE for Gaslight Sessions. Also I’d like to welcome back to the show Music Record Shop!! They relocated to ZACK on Locust (formerly Plush) now, so swing by and check out their new location! New records in every Friday. Shop online 24/7 at MusicRecordShop.com....

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Episode 360- Madison Thorn

Episode 360- Madison Thorn

By on Mar 1, 2017 in Episodes |

The other night I stopped in at the West End Grill in St.Louis, MO to hang out with my friend Madison Thorn of Madison Thorn Photography and 4&20: A CSNY Tribute. We’ve quickly become good friends and I was excited for the opportunity to sit and talk with her about her band, photography, a bunch of our friends, Jam For Johnny and everything in between. See Madison with 4&20 at Delmar Hall on 3/31. Tickets available at the box office or Ticketmaster.com On this episode you’ll hear a few clips of them doing “Deja Vu” & “Find The Cost of Freedom” Follow Madison Thorn Photography on Facebook. Listen to Rock Paper Podcast on Itunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music apps or click PLAY Thanks to Gaslight for all of their support with this show. Check out GaslightSTL.com and schedule a tour today if you haven’t been by there. It’s a beautiful recording studio attached to a bar! Come by March 8 for the Brother Lee & the Leather Jackals Listening Party. March 18 come see Scrub LIVE for Gaslight Sessions. Also I’d like to welcome back to the show Music Record Shop!! They relocated to ZACK on Locust (formerly Plush) now, so swing by and check out their new location! New records in every Friday. Shop online 24/7 at...

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