A weekly podcast by Blaggards

About the show

SlapperCast is a weekly podcast by Blaggards, a band based out of Houston, TX. Hosted by Patrick Devlin (lead singer & guitarist) and Chad Richard Smalley (bassist). Past guests include drummer Vinny Appice and comedian Doug Stanhope.

Full video versions of each episode are published on the SlapperCast YouTube channel. All episodes are mixed and edited by Chad.

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  • Episode 183: Double the Red (Introducing Kevin Newton on Drums)

    August 16th, 2022  |  33 mins 38 secs

    Recorded in the van en route to Omaha, we introduce you to drummer Kevin "Thunderstick" Newton, who had played his first show with us in Wichita only a couple nights before.

  • Episode 182: Trey "Low End" McGee — Blaggards Getting Ready to Hit the Road

    August 9th, 2022  |  46 mins 54 secs

    As we prepare to hit the road, Heide Riggs joins us to talk about her new Glasser carbon composite fiddle and the ABBA tribute band she worked with recently.

  • Episode 181: Slapping Onwards

    August 2nd, 2022  |  46 mins 8 secs
  • Episode 180: Little Rockers

    July 26th, 2022  |  1 hr 21 mins

    Patrick, Chad & Heide talk about solo gig experiences: the good, the tough, and the weird.

    Also discussed: Rory Gallagher, Thin Lizzy, George Harrison, David Byrne, Eminem and Leonard Cohen.

  • Episode 179: Chef in a Burger Shop

    July 19th, 2022  |  1 hr 27 mins

    The cornerstone of this episode is a long, late-night-hunger-fueled conversation about classic Houston restaurants, past and present, which got cut short only because Chad's phone ran out of storage.

  • Episode 178: Reclunion: Mike McAloon Returns

    July 12th, 2022  |  1 hr 4 mins

    Mike McAloon is returning to play THREE shows with us this month and joins us on the show this week.

  • Episode 177: Fiddle for Felons

    July 5th, 2022  |  1 hr 3 mins

    Ear training in music and past audition experiences. Special guest: Heide Riggs.

  • Episode 175: Destroying in a Good Way: Our Search for a New Drummer Begins

    June 21st, 2022  |  50 mins 59 secs

    Blaggards is looking for a new drummer. This week, joined by fiddler Heide Riggs, we bring you up to speed while looking ahead to the future.

  • Episode 174: Eric Clapton Ruins Everything

    June 14th, 2022  |  39 mins 53 secs

    We talk about Patrick's recent solo acoustic show, dig into some music history, and kill/rescue some music.

  • Episode 173: Arm-Crossy

    June 7th, 2022  |  43 mins 28 secs

    Episode 173 was recorded in the van shortly after leaving the Nick in Birmingham, AL, the final date of our "Beast Coast" tour. Heide Riggs joins us again to talk about our experiences on the road, and of course we kill/rescue some songs as well.

  • Episode 172: Roar of Authority

    May 31st, 2022  |  45 mins 39 secs

    Fiddler Heide Riggs joins us to recap the tour so far, kill some overplayed songs and shine a light on some (by our estimation) underrated/under-appreciated music. Featuring a guest appearances by our gracious host, Tim Mohan.

  • Episode 171: Vegan Vampire

    May 24th, 2022  |  30 mins 32 secs

    A quick show as we're getting ready to hit the road for our East Coast tour. As always, we kill some songs and continue our new feature of rescuing underrated songs & albums.