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Episode 15 - John Paul Keith

Episode 15 of the podcast is now live and features the amazingly talented John Paul Keith. JP was in town back in July and sat down with us at Off Broadway to record this episode. For those of you not familiar with JP's music, you are truly missing out on a great songwriter and guitar player. JP is based out of Memphis, TN and can usually be found playing with his band, The One Four Fives. You can also hear JP in Motel Mirrors, which also features past podcast guest Amy LaVere. His latest record, Memphis Circa 3 AM, is available on Big Legal Mess Records.

We had a great time talking with JP about Memphis, the Stagger Inn, recording with Roland Janes, what it is like making a living as a touring musician, and how he ended up meeting Charlie Sexton, among other topics. JP also plays two of his songs, "The Man That Time Forgot" and "If You Catch Me Staring", and covers the classic, "Home In My Hand."

Those of us lucky enough to be in the St. Louis area have two chances to see John Paul Keith and the One Four Fives coming up here real soon. On Friday, October 17, 2014, JPK and the band will be opening up for Deke Dickerson and Los Straitjackets at Off Broadway in St. Louis. Doors for that show are at 7PM, admission is $15, and the show is all ages. The very next night, Saturday, October 18, 2014, JPK and the band takeover the always fun Stagger Inn... Again in Edwardsville, IL. That show kicks off at 10PM with Riley James opening and is 21 and up.

You can find all the episodes over on iTunes by clicking here or you can listen to all the episodes directly from the Podcast page. If you would like to subscribe to the podcast while you are over on the iTunes page, we would absolutely love that. For those of you that like to subscribe via your favorite RSS reader, click here.

As always, you can still listen to or download all episodes from their direct links. Just click below on your episode of choice. (To download: Right Click (PC)/CTRL-Click (Mac) and then select Save Link As….)

Episode 15: John Paul Keith

Episode 14.5: Bruiser Queen Performances

Episode 14: Bruiser Queen

Episode 13.5: Jim Harper Part 2

Episode 13: Jim Harper

Episode 12.5: Ben Nichols Performances

Episode 12: Ben Nichols

Episode 11.5: Cory Branan Performances

Episode 11: Cory Branan

Episode 10.5: John Henry Performances

Episode 10: John Henry

Episode 9.5: John Moreland and Chris Porter Performances

Episode 9: John Moreland and Chris Porter

Episode 8.5: Mike Heidorn - Part 2

Episode 8: Mike Heidorn - Part 1

Episode 7.5: Amy LaVere Performances

Episode 7: Amy LaVere

Episode 6: Lizzie Weber

Episode 5.5: Chris Mills Performances

Episode 5: Chris Mills

Episode 4: Dana Anderson, Jesse Irwin, John Krane, and Dave Werner

Episode 3: Bart, Jeff, and Scott Rambling - Part 2

Episode 3: Bart, Jeff, and Scott Rambling – Part 1

Episode 2: The Trophy Mules

Episode 1: Best of 2012 and John Krane

Thanks for listening, more coming soon!

Episode 14.5 - Bruiser Queen Performances

Episode 14.5 is our "performance only" version of our podcast with Bruiser Queen! They perform their songs, "On The Radio" and "Tiny Heart Attack", and a cover of the classic, "These Boots Are Made For Walkin'."

Bruiser Queen will be celebrating the release of Sweet Static with a record release show in St. Louis on Friday, October 3 at Off Broadway. Opening the show will be Josh Berwanger and Pretty Little Empire. Doors are at 8PM, show starts at 9PM, open to all ages, and is free! They also have an in-store performance on October 7 at Vintage Vinyl.

You can find all the episodes over on iTunes by clicking here or you can listen to all the episodes directly from the Podcast page. If you would like to subscribe to the podcast while you are over on the iTunes page, we would absolutely love that. For those of you that like to subscribe via your favorite RSS reader, click here.

As always, you can still listen to or download all episodes from their direct links. Just click below on your episode of choice. (To download: Right Click (PC)/CTRL-Click (Mac) and then select Save Link As….)

Episode 14.5: Bruiser Queen Performances

Episode 14: Bruiser Queen

Episode 13.5: Jim Harper Part 2

Episode 13: Jim Harper

Episode 12.5: Ben Nichols Performances

Episode 12: Ben Nichols

Episode 11.5: Cory Branan Performances

Episode 11: Cory Branan

Episode 10.5: John Henry Performances

Episode 10: John Henry

Episode 9.5: John Moreland and Chris Porter Performances

Episode 9: John Moreland and Chris Porter

Episode 8.5: Mike Heidorn - Part 2

Episode 8: Mike Heidorn - Part 1

Episode 7.5: Amy LaVere Performances

Episode 7: Amy LaVere

Episode 6: Lizzie Weber

Episode 5.5: Chris Mills Performances

Episode 5: Chris Mills

Episode 4: Dana Anderson, Jesse Irwin, John Krane, and Dave Werner

Episode 3: Bart, Jeff, and Scott Rambling - Part 2

Episode 3: Bart, Jeff, and Scott Rambling – Part 1

Episode 2: The Trophy Mules

Episode 1: Best of 2012 and John Krane

Thanks for listening, more coming soon!

Episode 14 - Bruiser Queen

For Episode 14 of the podcast we sat down at The Heavy Anchor with the dynamic duo of Morgan Nusbaum and Jason Potter who comprise the St. Louis band Bruiser Queen! Bruiser Queen's new record, Sweet Static, will be released on October 7, 2014 on Boxing Clever Records. We talk about recording the record in Memphis, influences, touring, and being a part of the St. Louis scene, among other things. They also play their songs, "On The Radio" and "Tiny Heart Attack", and a cover of the classic, "These Boots Are Made For Walkin'."

Bruiser Queen will be celebrating the release of Sweet Static with a record release show in St. Louis on Friday, October 3 at Off Broadway. Opening the show will be Josh Berwanger and Pretty Little Empire. Doors are at 8PM, show starts at 9PM, open to all ages, and is free! 

You can find all the episodes over on iTunes by clicking here or you can listen to all the episodes directly from the Podcast page. If you would like to subscribe to the podcast while you are over on the iTunes page, we would absolutely love that. For those of you that like to subscribe via your favorite RSS reader, click here.

As always, you can still listen to or download all episodes from their direct links. Just click below on your episode of choice. (To download: Right Click (PC)/CTRL-Click (Mac) and then select Save Link As….)

Episode 14: Bruiser Queen

Episode 13.5: Jim Harper Part 2

Episode 13: Jim Harper

Episode 12.5: Ben Nichols Performances

Episode 12: Ben Nichols

Episode 11.5: Cory Branan Performances

Episode 11: Cory Branan

Episode 10.5: John Henry Performances

Episode 10: John Henry

Episode 9.5: John Moreland and Chris Porter Performances

Episode 9: John Moreland and Chris Porter

Episode 8.5: Mike Heidorn - Part 2

Episode 8: Mike Heidorn - Part 1

Episode 7.5: Amy LaVere Performances

Episode 7: Amy LaVere

Episode 6: Lizzie Weber

Episode 5.5: Chris Mills Performances

Episode 5: Chris Mills

Episode 4: Dana Anderson, Jesse Irwin, John Krane, and Dave Werner

Episode 3: Bart, Jeff, and Scott Rambling - Part 2

Episode 3: Bart, Jeff, and Scott Rambling – Part 1

Episode 2: The Trophy Mules

Episode 1: Best of 2012 and John Krane

Thanks for listening, more coming soon!

Episode 13.5 - Jim Harper Part 2

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Episode 13.5 is a continuation with St. Louis multi-media artist and entrepreneur, Jim Harper. Jim has drummed for numerous St. Louis based bands, is a partner in Boxing Clever marketing agency, and also a partner in Boxing Clever Records. Boxing Clever creates some of the most unique marketing art around and the label produces the highest quality packaging and design for their releases. This portion of our conversation with Jim at The Stagger Inn…Again in Edwardsville, IL covers what he is listening to today, college fraternity brother stories, cars with astroturf, Edwardsville memories, broken gas pedals and cruise control remedies, Janeane Garofalo vs. Pave The Rocket, Gibby Haynes couch potato, neck punches, and passing on meeting Candlebox. Thanks again for listening, enjoy!

You can find all the episodes over on iTunes by clicking here or you can listen to all the episodes directly from the Podcast page. If you would like to subscribe to the podcast while you are over on the iTunes page, we would absolutely love that. For those of you that like to subscribe via your favorite RSS reader, click here.

As always, you can still listen to or download all episodes from their direct links. Just click below on your episode of choice. (To download: Right Click (PC)/CTRL-Click (Mac) and then select Save Link As….)

Episode 13.5: Jim Harper Part 2

Episode 13: Jim Harper

Episode 12.5: Ben Nichols Performances

Episode 12: Ben Nichols

Episode 11.5: Cory Branan Performances

Episode 11: Cory Branan

Episode 10.5: John Henry Performances

Episode 10: John Henry

Episode 9.5: John Moreland and Chris Porter Performances

Episode 9: John Moreland and Chris Porter

Episode 8.5: Mike Heidorn - Part 2

Episode 8: Mike Heidorn - Part 1

Episode 7.5: Amy LaVere Performances

Episode 7: Amy LaVere

Episode 6: Lizzie Weber

Episode 5.5: Chris Mills Performances

Episode 5: Chris Mills

Episode 4: Dana Anderson, Jesse Irwin, John Krane, and Dave Werner

Episode 3: Bart, Jeff, and Scott Rambling - Part 2

Episode 3: Bart, Jeff, and Scott Rambling – Part 1

Episode 2: The Trophy Mules

Episode 1: Best of 2012 and John Krane

Thanks for listening, more coming soon!

Episode 13 - Jim Harper

Episode 13 has arrived and it features St. Louis multi-media artist and entrepreneur, Jim Harper. Jim has drummed for numerous St. Louis based bands, is a partner in Boxing Clever marketing agency, and also a partner in Boxing Clever Records. Boxing Clever creates some of the most unique marketing art around and the label produces the highest quality packaging and design for their releases. We sat down with Jim at The Stagger Inn…Again in Edwardsville, IL for a long chat about all things music, design and business. We touched on subjects like early drum lessons, Margaritas with Darin Gray and Jeff Tweedy, his early band Snake Ranch, touring vs. design career, van breakdowns & tour woes, Deep Elm records, his own Boxing Clever Records, the list of great bands they are working with, their new proprietary digital music delivery innovation, vinyl packaging, Boxing Clever’s first foray into the book world and our mutual love of 3 Floyds Beer. Thanks again for listening, enjoy!

You can find all the episodes over on iTunes by clicking here or you can listen to all the episodes directly from the Podcast page. If you would like to subscribe to the podcast while you are over on the iTunes page, we would absolutely love that. For those of you that like to subscribe via your favorite RSS reader, click here.

As always, you can still listen to or download all episodes from their direct links. Just click below on your episode of choice. (To download: Right Click (PC)/CTRL-Click (Mac) and then select Save Link As….)

Episode 13: Jim Harper

Episode 12.5: Ben Nichols Performances

Episode 12: Ben Nichols

Episode 11.5: Cory Branan Performances

Episode 11: Cory Branan

Episode 10.5: John Henry Performances

Episode 10: John Henry

Episode 9.5: John Moreland and Chris Porter Performances

Episode 9: John Moreland and Chris Porter

Episode 8.5: Mike Heidorn - Part 2

Episode 8: Mike Heidorn - Part 1

Episode 7.5: Amy LaVere Performances

Episode 7: Amy LaVere

Episode 6: Lizzie Weber

Episode 5.5: Chris Mills Performances

Episode 5: Chris Mills

Episode 4: Dana Anderson, Jesse Irwin, John Krane, and Dave Werner

Episode 3: Bart, Jeff, and Scott Rambling - Part 2

Episode 3: Bart, Jeff, and Scott Rambling – Part 1

Episode 2: The Trophy Mules

Episode 1: Best of 2012 and John Krane

Thanks for listening, more coming soon!

Episode 12.5 - Ben Nichols Performances

Episode 12.5 is our "performance only" version of our podcast with Ben Nichols! This episode features the performances of "When You Decided To Leave", "Last Pale Light In The West", and also the John Moreland song, "God's Medicine." You can also click here to watch the videos of these performances. Thanks again for listening, enjoy!

You can find all the episodes over on iTunes by clicking here or you can listen to all the episodes directly from the Podcast page. If you would like to subscribe to the podcast while you are over on the iTunes page, we would absolutely love that. For those of you that like to subscribe via your favorite RSS reader, click here.

As always, you can still listen to or download all episodes from their direct links. Just click below on your episode of choice. (To download: Right Click (PC)/CTRL-Click (Mac) and then select Save Link As….)

Episode 12.5: Ben Nichols Performances

Episode 12: Ben Nichols

Episode 11.5: Cory Branan Performances

Episode 11: Cory Branan

Episode 10.5: John Henry Performances

Episode 10: John Henry

Episode 9.5: John Moreland and Chris Porter Performances

Episode 9: John Moreland and Chris Porter

Episode 8.5: Mike Heidorn - Part 2

Episode 8: Mike Heidorn - Part 1

Episode 7.5: Amy LaVere Performances

Episode 7: Amy LaVere

Episode 6: Lizzie Weber

Episode 5.5: Chris Mills Performances

Episode 5: Chris Mills

Episode 4: Dana Anderson, Jesse Irwin, John Krane, and Dave Werner

Episode 3: Bart, Jeff, and Scott Rambling - Part 2

Episode 3: Bart, Jeff, and Scott Rambling – Part 1

Episode 2: The Trophy Mules

Episode 1: Best of 2012 and John Krane

Thanks for listening, more coming soon!

Episode 12 - Ben Nichols

 Bart, Ben, and Jeff

Bart, Ben, and Jeff

Episode 12 is here and our guest is Ben Nichols! As most of you know, Ben is the lead singer of the Memphis-based group, Lucero. Ben was in town on August 12 for a solo show at Off Broadway and we were fortunate enough to be able to sit down with him for a little while. We talk about the new live Lucero record, Live From Memphis, upcoming shows at Riot Fest and opening for The Replacements, and talk a little bit about some geek/nerd stuff. This episode also features Ben playing "When You Decided To Leave" and "Last Pale Light In The West", and also the John Moreland song, "God's Medicine." Thanks again for listening, enjoy!

You can find all the episodes over on iTunes by clicking here or you can listen to all the episodes directly from the Podcast page. If you would like to subscribe to the podcast while you are over on the iTunes page, we would absolutely love that. For those of you that like to subscribe via your favorite RSS reader, click here.

As always, you can still listen to or download all episodes from their direct links. Just click below on your episode of choice. (To download: Right Click (PC)/CTRL-Click (Mac) and then select Save Link As….)

Episode 12: Ben Nichols

Episode 11.5: Cory Branan Performances

Episode 11: Cory Branan

Episode 10.5: John Henry Performances

Episode 10: John Henry

Episode 9.5: John Moreland and Chris Porter Performances

Episode 9: John Moreland and Chris Porter

Episode 8.5: Mike Heidorn - Part 2

Episode 8: Mike Heidorn - Part 1

Episode 7.5: Amy LaVere Performances

Episode 7: Amy LaVere

Episode 6: Lizzie Weber

Episode 5.5: Chris Mills Performances

Episode 5: Chris Mills

Episode 4: Dana Anderson, Jesse Irwin, John Krane, and Dave Werner

Episode 3: Bart, Jeff, and Scott Rambling - Part 2

Episode 3: Bart, Jeff, and Scott Rambling – Part 1

Episode 2: The Trophy Mules

Episode 1: Best of 2012 and John Krane

Thanks for listening, more coming soon!

Episode 11.5 - Cory Branan Performances

The "Performance Only" episode of the podcast with Cory Branan is now up and running! Cory's newest record on Bloodshot Records, The No-Hit Wonder, hit stores on August 19th. Get on out to your favorite record store and pick it up if you haven't already! This episode features Cory playing acoustic versions of his songs, "Meantime Blues" and "The Only You", and the Lyle Lovett tune, "Creeps Like Me". Thanks for listening!

You can find all the episodes over on iTunes by clicking here or you can listen to all the episodes directly from the Podcast page. If you would like to subscribe to the podcast while you are over on the iTunes page, we would absolutely love that. For those of you that like to subscribe via your favorite RSS reader, click here.

As always, you can still listen to or download all episodes from their direct links. Just click below on your episode of choice. (To download: Right Click (PC)/CTRL-Click (Mac) and then select Save Link As….)

Episode 11.5: Cory Branan Performances

Episode 11: Cory Branan

Episode 10.5: John Henry Performances

Episode 10: John Henry

Episode 9.5: John Moreland and Chris Porter Performances

Episode 9: John Moreland and Chris Porter

Episode 8.5: Mike Heidorn - Part 2

Episode 8: Mike Heidorn - Part 1

Episode 7.5: Amy LaVere Performances

Episode 7: Amy LaVere

Episode 6: Lizzie Weber

Episode 5.5: Chris Mills Performances

Episode 5: Chris Mills

Episode 4: Dana Anderson, Jesse Irwin, John Krane, and Dave Werner

Episode 3: Bart, Jeff, and Scott Rambling - Part 2

Episode 3: Bart, Jeff, and Scott Rambling – Part 1

Episode 2: The Trophy Mules

Episode 1: Best of 2012 and John Krane

Thanks for listening, more coming soon!

Podcast Episode 11 with Cory Branan

Our latest episode of the podcast features the one and only Cory Branan! Cory has a new record coming out on August 19th on Bloodshot Records titled, The No-Hit Wonder. This will be Branan's fourth full length record and second on Bloodshot. From my early listens, the new record sounds great and is everything you come to expect from a Cory Branan record. This album features great songwriting spread out over a few different musical styles and also features some contributions from some folks you may have heard of, Jason Isbell and Craig Finn. This was a fun interview and we talk about the new record, growing up with pop radio, and the current state of the pop country world. Cory also plays a couple of songs that will be on the new record and a great cover of a Lyle Lovett tune. Thanks again to Cory for joining us and we hope you enjoy!

You can find all the episodes over on iTunes by clicking here or you can listen to all the episodes directly from the Podcast page. If you would like to subscribe to the podcast while you are over on the iTunes page, we would absolutely love that. For those of you that like to subscribe via your favorite RSS reader, click here.

As always, you can still listen to or download all episodes from their direct links. Just click below on your episode of choice. (To download: Right Click (PC)/CTRL-Click (Mac) and then select Save Link As….)

Episode 11: Cory Branan

Episode 10.5: John Henry Performances

Episode 10: John Henry

Episode 9.5: John Moreland and Chris Porter Performances

Episode 9: John Moreland and Chris Porter

Episode 8.5: Mike Heidorn - Part 2

Episode 8: Mike Heidorn - Part 1

Episode 7.5: Amy LaVere Performances

Episode 7: Amy LaVere

Episode 6: Lizzie Weber

Episode 5.5: Chris Mills Performances

Episode 5: Chris Mills

Episode 4: Dana Anderson, Jesse Irwin, John Krane, and Dave Werner

Episode 3: Bart, Jeff, and Scott Rambling - Part 2

Episode 3: Bart, Jeff, and Scott Rambling – Part 1

Episode 2: The Trophy Mules

Episode 1: Best of 2012 and John Krane

Thanks for listening, more coming soon!

Open Highway Festival kicks off tonight, runs through August 9th

Those of us here at 3minrecord.com are excited for the kickoff of the Open Highway Music Festival tonight at Off Broadway. In just three short years, the festival has expanded to five nights of shows at two different venues in St. Louis. We recently discussed the festival with John Henry on Episode 10 of our podcast which you can listen to here. Here is just a quick summary of each night's shows. So many nights of great music ahead of us this week. We hope to see you at every night!

Night One: Cory Chisel's Soul Obscura
Date: August 5, 2014
Place: Off Broadway
Time: Doors at 7PM, show at 8PM
Ages: All ages
Price: $15 ($3 minor surcharge)

Night one brings Cory Chisel back to the Off Broadway stage with his new project, Cory Chisel's Soul Obscura. This night promises Stax-era soul music, and I cannot wait to see the band that Chisel has formed for this project. Come dance your booties off!

Night Two: The Baseball Project w/Water Liars
Date: August 6, 2014
Place: The Duck Room at Blueberry Hill
Time: Doors at 7PM, show at 8PM
Ages: 21+
Price: $15


Night two sees The Baseball Project make their return to The Duck Room. The Baseball Project consists of members of Dream Syndicate, The Minus 5, and some little band you may have heard of, R.E.M. The Baseball Project create well-crafted pop songs about the only sport that matters, baseball. Their performance back at Twangfest 15 was an extremely fun night and this appearance is not to be missed. St. Louis' own, Water Liars, open the show so you definitely want to get there before the show starts at 8.

Night Three: Sturgill Simpson w/The Dock Ellis Band and Brian Henneman and Kip Loui
Date: August 7, 2014
Place: Off Broadway
Time: Doors at 7PM, show at 8PM
Ages: All ages
Price: $14 advance, $16 day of show ($3 minor surcharge)

If you are not familiar with Sturgill Simpson, you will be very soon. Simpson is blowing up with his latest release, Metamodern Sounds In Country Music. For the folks that have been waiting for country music to sound like country music, Simpson is your guy. Get on out and see this artist in a small club environment while you can. Opening the show will be the one and only Dock Ellis Band and Brian Henneman and Kip Loui. If you have not seen The Dock Ellis Band you truly are missing out on one of the finest bands St. Louis has to offer. Such a great mixture of humor, songwriting, and musicianship. Brian Henneman really needs no introduction in this town. Henneman has been writing, recording, and performing tunes with his band The Bottle Rockets for well over 20 years now. Those that caught Henneman and Loui opening for Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis recently at Off Broadway know what a great treat is in store for their set on this night.

Night Four: Justin Townes Earle w/Emily Wallace
Date: August 8, 2014
Place: Off Broadway
Time: Doors at 7:30PM, show at 8:30PM
Ages: All ages
Price: $23 advance, $25 day of show ($3 minor surcharge)

Justin Townes Earle makes his way back to St. Louis for a highly anticipated show at Off Broadway on the fourth night of the festival. Although fans will be looking forward to hearing their favorite JTE songs on this night, there is the added excitement of hopefully hearing some of the new material from his upcoming release, Single Mothers. That record will be out on September 9, 2014 and is being released on Vagrant Records. Opening the show will be Emily Wallace, who John Henry said will be one of the St. Louis artists he expects to be doing big things very soon.

Night Five: Dave and Phil Alvin with the Guilty Ones w/Candye Kane
Date: August 9, 2014
Place: Off Broadway
Time: Doors at 7PM, show at 8PM
Ages: All ages
Price: $25 ($3 minor surcharge)

I should just get this out of the way before writing anything else about this show. I love Dave Alvin. I love The Blasters. I might be just a little excited for this show. The Blasters are a band I wish everyone knew about, and Dave Alvin is someone that I think everyone should go see live any chance they get. Dave and Phil started The Blasters in 1979, with Dave leaving for a solo career in 1986. Dave plays with The Blasters every once and a while, but it usually happens nowhere close to St. Louis, so this may be one of the few chances I ever get to see Dave and Phil on the same stage together. Add the fact that The Guilty Ones (Dave's current backing band) will be backing the brothers Alvin, and this will be an amazing night of music. The brothers are out on tour promoting their recent release, Common Ground: Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin Play and Sing the Songs of Big Bill BroonzyLooking at reviews and set lists from recent shows, attendees can look forward to hearing a lot of the Big Bill Broonzy material from the record mixed in with other blues covers and plenty of Blasters favorites. I really do not think I can stress how badly you should want to go to this show. Blues artist Candye Kane gets the night off to a rollicking start.

Such a great week ahead and a major tip of the hat goes to John Henry and Steve Pohlman for putting together such a great lineup. Head on over to www.offbroadwaystl.com to pick up tickets ahead of time to all the shows, they all look to be well attended so get those tickets before they are gone. See you there!

 

Episode 10.5 - John Henry Performances

Episode 10.5 of the podcast is now available for your listening pleasure! This is the "performance only" episode featuring St. Louis singer-songwriter and promoter, John Henry. Be sure to get your tickets for the upcoming Open Highway Music Festival shows as all of them are going to be great.  In this episode, John performs two of his songs, "Fade To Black" and "Spinning Wheel", as well as the Sam Cooke classic, "Bring It On Home To Me". We hope you enjoy, cheers! 

And again, we would like to thank Steve at Off Broadway for letting us use the space for recording this episode. Be sure to head on over to their website and buy some tickets to some upcoming shows!

You can find all the episodes over on iTunes by clicking here or you can listen to all the episodes directly from the Podcast page. If you would like to subscribe to the podcast while you are over on the iTunes page, we would absolutely love that. For those of you that like to subscribe via your favorite RSS reader, click here.

As always, you can still listen to or download all episodes from their direct links. Just click below on your episode of choice. (To download: Right Click (PC)/CTRL-Click (Mac) and then select Save Link As….)

Episode 10.5: John Henry Performances

Episode 10: John Henry

Episode 9.5: John Moreland and Chris Porter Performances

Episode 9: John Moreland and Chris Porter

Episode 8.5: Mike Heidorn - Part 2

Episode 8: Mike Heidorn - Part 1

Episode 7.5: Amy LaVere Performances

Episode 7: Amy LaVere

Episode 6: Lizzie Weber

Episode 5.5: Chris Mills Performances

Episode 5: Chris Mills

Episode 4: Dana Anderson, Jesse Irwin, John Krane, and Dave Werner

Episode 3: Bart, Jeff, and Scott Rambling - Part 2

Episode 3: Bart, Jeff, and Scott Rambling – Part 1

Episode 2: The Trophy Mules

Episode 1: Best of 2012 and John Krane

Thanks for listening, more coming soon!

Episode 10 with John Henry

Episode 10 of the podcast is now available for your listening pleasure! We are joined by St. Louis singer-songwriter and promoter, John Henry. We met up with John at Off Broadway to talk about his music, his upcoming show at The Pageant opening for Turnpike Troubadours, and the upcoming Open Highway Music Festival. John also performed two of his songs, "Fade To Black" and "Spinning Wheel", as well as the Sam Cooke classic, "Bring It On Home To Me". We hope you enjoy and hope to see you at some of the great shows we talk to John about in the episode. Cheers! 

And again, we would like to thank Steve at Off Broadway for letting us use the space for recording this episode. Be sure to head on over to their website and buy some tickets to some upcoming shows!

You can find all the episodes over on iTunes by clicking here or you can listen to all the episodes directly from the Podcast page. If you would like to subscribe to the podcast while you are over on the iTunes page, we would absolutely love that. For those of you that like to subscribe via your favorite RSS reader, click here.

As always, you can still listen to or download all episodes from their direct links. Just click below on your episode of choice. (To download: Right Click (PC)/CTRL-Click (Mac) and then select Save Link As….)

Episode 10: John Henry

Episode 9.5: John Moreland and Chris Porter Performances

Episode 9: John Moreland and Chris Porter

Episode 8.5: Mike Heidorn - Part 2

Episode 8: Mike Heidorn - Part 1

Episode 7.5: Amy LaVere Performances

Episode 7: Amy LaVere

Episode 6: Lizzie Weber

Episode 5.5: Chris Mills Performances

Episode 5: Chris Mills

Episode 4: Dana Anderson, Jesse Irwin, John Krane, and Dave Werner

Episode 3: Bart, Jeff, and Scott Rambling - Part 2

Episode 3: Bart, Jeff, and Scott Rambling – Part 1

Episode 2: The Trophy Mules

Episode 1: Best of 2012 and John Krane

Thanks for listening, more coming soon!

Podcast Episode 9.5 - John Moreland and Chris Porter Performances

Episode 9.5 of the podcast is now available for your listening pleasure. This is a mini episode featuring the performances from Episode 9 with John Moreland and Chris Porter. Amazing performances from two incredibly talented and nice dudes. Make sure to also head on over to our Videos page to watch their performances or check out this playlist over on YouTube.

You can find all the episodes over on iTunes by clicking here or you can listen to all the episodes directly from the Podcast page. If you would like to subscribe to the podcast while you are over on the iTunes page, we would absolutely love that. For those of you that like to subscribe via your favorite RSS reader, click here.

As always, you can still listen to or download all episodes from their direct links. Just click below on your episode of choice. (To download: Right Click (PC)/CTRL-Click (Mac) and then select Save Link As….)

Episode 9.5: John Moreland and Chris Porter Performances

Episode 9: John Moreland and Chris Porter

Episode 8.5: Mike Heidorn - Part 2

Episode 8: Mike Heidorn - Part 1

Episode 7.5: Amy LaVere Performances

Episode 7: Amy LaVere

Episode 6: Lizzie Weber

Episode 5.5: Chris Mills Performances

Episode 5: Chris Mills

Episode 4: Dana Anderson, Jesse Irwin, John Krane, and Dave Werner

Episode 3: Bart, Jeff, and Scott Rambling - Part 2

Episode 3: Bart, Jeff, and Scott Rambling – Part 1

Episode 2: The Trophy Mules

Episode 1: Best of 2012 and John Krane

Thanks for listening, more coming soon!

Podcast Episode 9 with John Moreland and Chris Porter

Episode 9 finds us sitting down with singer/songwriters John Moreland and Chris Porter. John and Chris were in town to play a show at The Gramophone and were kind enough to join us that afternoon before the show to sit down and talk to us and play us a few tunes. Make sure to head on over to our Videos page to watch their performances or check out this playlist over on YouTube.

You can find all the episodes over on iTunes by clicking here or you can listen to all the episodes directly from the Podcast page. If you would like to subscribe to the podcast while you are over on the iTunes page, we would absolutely love that. For those of you that like to subscribe via your favorite RSS reader, click here.

As always, you can still listen to or download all episodes from their direct links. Just click below on your episode of choice. (To download: Right Click (PC)/CTRL-Click (Mac) and then select Save Link As….)

Episode 9: John Moreland and Chris Porter

Episode 8.5: Mike Heidorn - Part 2

Episode 8: Mike Heidorn - Part 1

Episode 7.5: Amy LaVere Performances

Episode 7: Amy LaVere

Episode 6: Lizzie Weber

Episode 5.5: Chris Mills Performances

Episode 5: Chris Mills

Episode 4: Dana Anderson, Jesse Irwin, John Krane, and Dave Werner

Episode 3: Bart, Jeff, and Scott Rambling - Part 2

Episode 3: Bart, Jeff, and Scott Rambling – Part 1

Episode 2: The Trophy Mules

Episode 1: Best of 2012 and John Krane

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Podcast Episode 8.5 - Part 2 with Mike Heidorn

The second installment of our interview with Mike Heidorn, of Uncle Tupelo and Son Volt fame, is now up for your listening pleasure. Mike touches on the recording of the No Depression demos, his time coming to an end in Uncle Tupelo, how he reconnected with Jay to be in Son Volt, what it was like to attend the Uncle Tupelo tribute shows, and what he is currently up to. We also get to hear Mike play a little bit of "Give Back The Key To My Heart" on acoustic guitar.

 Bart, Scott, Mike, and Jeff (l to r)

Bart, Scott, Mike, and Jeff (l to r)

Again, we cannot thank Mike enough for inviting us over to his house and sitting down with us for this interview. As three huge Uncle Tupelo and Son Volt fans, it was an absolute thrill for us. We got a little off microphone towards the end of this episode, so please excuse the change in audio quality towards the end. We just did not want to have to cut anything out.

You can find all the episodes over on iTunes by clicking here or you can listen to all the episodes directly from the Podcast page. If you would like to subscribe to the podcast while you are over on the iTunes page, we would absolutely love that. For those of you that like to subscribe via your favorite RSS reader, click here.

As always, you can still listen to or download all episodes from their direct links. Just click below on your episode of choice. (To download: Right Click (PC)/CTRL-Click (Mac) and then select Save Link As….)

Episode 8.5: Mike Heidorn - Part 2

Episode 8: Mike Heidorn - Part 1

Episode 7.5: Amy LaVere Performances

Episode 7: Amy LaVere

Episode 6: Lizzie Weber

Episode 5.5: Chris Mills Performances

Episode 5: Chris Mills

Episode 4: Dana Anderson, Jesse Irwin, John Krane, and Dave Werner

Episode 3: Bart, Jeff, and Scott Rambling - Part 2

Episode 3: Bart, Jeff, and Scott Rambling – Part 1

Episode 2: The Trophy Mules

Episode 1: Best of 2012 and John Krane

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Podcast Episode 8 with Mike Heidorn

We were really honored to get a chance to head on over to Mike Heidorn's house in Belleville, IL to sit down for an extended chat and share a few Stag beers. Mike was a founding member of Uncle Tupelo and later, Son Volt. Topics range from Peter Bruntnell, Belleville, IL, the origins of Uncle Tupelo, garage rock, Big Star, Warren Zevon, and the new Legacy Edition release of Uncle Tupelo’s seminal debut album No Depression.

We can't thank Mike enough for inviting us into his home and taking the time to chat with us. We talked for quite a long time so we are going to divide this into two episodes. We hope you enjoy listening to this conversation as much as we had while recording it.

You can find all the episodes over on iTunes by clicking here or you can listen to all the episodes directly from the Podcast page. If you would like to subscribe to the podcast while you are over on the iTunes page, we would absolutely love that. For those of you that like to subscribe via your favorite RSS reader, click here.

As always, you can still listen to or download all episodes from their direct links. Just click below on your episode of choice. (To download: Right Click (PC)/CTRL-Click (Mac) and then select Save Link As….)

Episode 8: Mike Heidorn - Part 1

Episode 7.5: Amy LaVere Performances

Episode 7: Amy LaVere

Episode 6: Lizzie Weber

Episode 5.5: Chris Mills Performances

Episode 5: Chris Mills

Episode 4: Dana Anderson, Jesse Irwin, John Krane, and Dave Werner

Episode 3: Bart, Jeff, and Scott Rambling - Part 2

Episode 3: Bart, Jeff, and Scott Rambling – Part 1

Episode 2: The Trophy Mules

Episode 1: Best of 2012 and John Krane

Thanks for listening, more coming soon!

Podcast Episode 7.5 - Amy LaVere Performances

We are putting up a performances only version of the Amy LaVere podcast for your enjoyment. Ms. LaVere will once again be gracing the stage at Off Broadway this Saturday, May 10. Doors open at 8:30PM with show starting at 9PM and will only set you back $10. Amy will also be playing as part of Motel Mirrors on Saturday, May 24 at Stagger Inn in Edwardsville, IL. That show will start at 10PM with Dana Michael Anderson opening up. Two great opportunities this month to catch a great show!

You can find all the episodes over on iTunes by clicking here or you can listen to all the episodes directly from the Podcast page. If you would like to subscribe to the podcast while you are over on the iTunes page, we would absolutely love that. For those of you that like to subscribe via your favorite RSS reader, click here.

As always, you can still listen to or download all episodes from their direct links. Just click below on your episode of choice. (To download: Right Click (PC)/CTRL-Click (Mac) and then select Save Link As….)

Episode 7.5: Amy LaVere Performances

Episode 7: Amy LaVere

Episode 6: Lizzie Weber

Episode 5.5: Chris Mills Performances

Episode 5: Chris Mills

Episode 4: Dana Anderson, Jesse Irwin, John Krane, and Dave Werner

Episode 3: Bart, Jeff, and Scott Rambling - Part 2

Episode 3: Bart, Jeff, and Scott Rambling – Part 1

Episode 2: The Trophy Mules

Episode 1: Best of 2012 and John Krane

Thanks for listening, more coming soon!

Podcast Episode 7 with Amy LaVere

Episode 7 is now up featuring the always amazing Amy LaVere! Ms. LaVere was in Edwardsville, IL for a show at The Stagger Inn... Again back in February and was nice enough to join Bart the following day at The Stagger to record this episode. Joining Amy for the episode was drummer, Shawn Zorn, and guitarist Will Sexton. Performances in this episode include Amy's songs, "The Last Rock 'n' Roll Boy To Dance" and "Never Been Sadder", and a cover of Leonard Cohen's "Tower Of Song". Amy's new record, Runaway's Diary, is out May 27 on Archer Records. She will be performing at Off Broadway on May 10 and as part of Motel Mirrors on May 24 at The Stagger Inn... Again.

You can find all the episodes over on iTunes by clicking here or you can listen to all the episodes directly from the Podcast page. If you would like to subscribe to the podcast while you are over on the iTunes page, we would absolutely love that. For those of you that like to subscribe via your favorite RSS reader, click here.

As always, you can still listen to or download all episodes from their direct links. Just click below on your episode of choice. (To download: Right Click (PC)/CTRL-Click (Mac) and then select Save Link As….)

Episode 7: Amy LaVere

Episode 6: Lizzie Weber

Episode 5.5: Chris Mills Performances

Episode 5: Chris Mills

Episode 4: Dana Anderson, Jesse Irwin, John Krane, and Dave Werner

Episode 3: Bart, Jeff, and Scott Rambling - Part 2

Episode 3: Bart, Jeff, and Scott Rambling – Part 1

Episode 2: The Trophy Mules

Episode 1: Best of 2012 and John Krane

Thanks for listening, more coming soon!

Play ball! Baseball inspired songs.

The Major League Baseball season kicked off in Australia on March 22-23 with games between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Arizona Diamondbacks. Last night, the Dodgers and the San Diego Padres kicked off the season in the States. But around here, Opening Day is today as the St. Louis Cardinals take on the Cincinnati Reds in Cincinnati, OH. Last year saw the Cardinals capture their nineteenth National League pennant and expectations are high going into the 2014 season.

I thought it would be fun to post some of my favorite baseball songs to celebrate today. I decided to stay away from any songs by The Baseball Project, just because that seemed it would be way too easy to pick. I have also included two songs on here that are not directly about baseball, but bring back baseball related memories. I also did not post any of the obvious choices such as "Take Me Out To The Ballgame", "Centerfield" by John Fogerty, and "Glory Days" by Bruce Springsteen, just to name a few.

I hope all the baseball fans out there enjoy this highly anticipated day and wish everyone's teams a good season. Let's get ready to "root root root for the home team" and I will see you down at the ballpark!

Stan The Man

It just wouldn't be right being from St. Louis and a huge Cardinals fan to make a post about baseball songs and not include this one. The greatest Cardinal ever and one of the best to have ever played, period. A legendary player and a legendary man. "The Man" was retired long before I was born, yet was one of my favorite players growing up. Probably had something to do with the fact that I was a lefty, as was Mr. Musial. I remember hearing this song in St. Louis Cardinals: The Movie as a kid and loved it. Still love it to this day.

"The Kid From Spavinaw" by Tom Russell

All to often we raise the superstars of the game to such a level we stop looking at them as being human. Mickey Mantle is one of the greatest players to have ever played the game, but struggled with alcoholism throughout his life. Mantle has stated in interviews that he began drinking heavily to help cope with the pain when his father passed away at the early age of 40 from Hodgkin's disease. I love how this song is a tribute to one of the giants of the game, yet is done in a somber tone to reflect the struggle inside the man. Such a beautiful song.

"A Dying Cubs Fan's Last Request" by Steve Goodman

It wouldn't be a baseball season in St. Louis without giving Cubs fans a little ribbing. Even better when the ribbing comes from a Cubs fan himself. Such a great, humorous take on what it must be like to be a Cubs fan. I'll just let these lines from the chorus finish my thought on this one. "When I was a boy they were my pride and joy, But now they only bring fatigue, To the home of the brave, The land of the free, And the doormat of the National League"

"America's Favorite Pastime" by Todd Snider

Todd Snider is an amazing songwriter. Todd Snider is also not one to shy away from talking about his recreational use of various substances. So is there really anyone better to write a song about Dock Ellis' no-hitter? Ellis threw the no-hitter on June 12, 1970 and later stated he did so under the influence of LSD. Such a fun song of an artist interpreting what it may have been like to be Dock Ellis on that fateful day.

"So Long Baby Goodbye" by The Blasters

Though this song is not specifically about baseball, it was used in one of the best baseball movies ever made, Bull Durham. You can hear this great Blasters tune in the movie during the montage where the Durham Bulls start their winning ways and play some good ball. And with a great tune like this as your background music, how could you not win?

"The Heat Is On" by Glenn Frey

Another song not specifically about baseball, yet brings back baseball memories for me. This was played on St. Louis radio station KHTR, 103.3 FM, during the 1985 season. Cheesy on so many levels, yet such a completely awesome memory from childhood. Somewhere I still have a bumper sticker that was given away that year that says "The Heat Is On" with a Cardinals log on it. I really need to find that. Love the point where they add the "We are really red hot" soundbite towards the end.

So those are some of my favorite baseball related songs. How about you? Let us know in the comments!