Episode 769: Charlie Faye & The Fayettes Return!

• January 18th, 2019

Hello friends! Charlie Faye from Charlie Faye & The Fayettes returns to the show for episode 769! Their new album, The Whole Shebang drops on Friday, February 8th. They have a few singles from the album available now where ever you stream and download your music. Go to charliefayeandthefayettes.com for music, show dates, video and more. If you live in Austin, you can see them at their release show Friday February 8th at The Continental Club in Austin. We have a great conversation about making The Whole Shebang with producer, Eric Holden, taking some steps with their sound, writing for the album, our favorite podcasts and tv show and much more! I always have a great time chatting with Charlie. Enjoy! Let's get down!

Ciao! -JG

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Episode 768: Anna Larson

• January 15th, 2019

Hello friends! Keyboard player, Anna Larson, from The Wheelwrights and more is my guest for episode 768! Anna's debut solo album, Shifting Sand drops on Friday, February 8th, but you can hear the first two singles, "Acting Alone" and "Where Were You" where ever you stream and download music. She's celebrating the release of Shifting Sand with a release show at The Townsend here in Austin on Friday, February 9th. Go to annalarsonmusic.com for music, videos, shows and more. We have a great conversation about her transition from "classical pianist" to keyboard playing songwriter, making Shifting Sand and much more! I hope you enjoy getting to know Anna. I sure did. Let's get down!

Ciao!n -JG

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Episode 767: Kyle Shutt

• January 11th, 2019

Hello friends! Guitarist, Kyle Shutt from The Sword and Doom Side of the Moon is my guest for episode 767! Kyle has just finished his awesome, debut solo album where he plays all the instruments and wrote all the songs. The self-titled album drops on May 6th, but if you live in Austin, you can see him perform the songs on the album at his first solo show with his new band on Monday, January 28th at The 13th Floor. Kyle will also be touring with The Road Podcast with JT Habersaat in Houston, Dallas, FT. Worth and Hot Springs Arkansas later this month. Go to theroadpodcast.com for more info. Kyle and I have a great conversation over Skype about making his new solo album, working alone, Doom Side of the Moon and everything that goes into it, touring with Metallica, secret commissioned velvet paintings, traveling with his family and much more. I had a great time getting to know Kyle. I'm sure you will to. Let's get down!

Ciao! -JG

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Episode 766: AMF’s Artist Development Program Class of 2018- Otis Wilkins, Kalu & The Electric Joint, Shy Beast, Aaron Stephens, Superfonicos, Alesia Lani & Western Youth!

• January 10th, 2019

Hello gang! The second year of the Austin Music Foundation's, Artist Development Program, which I am part of, is drawing to a close and ready to celebrate!The NEXT is our way to showcase these hardworking bands. Join us at Antone’s Nightclub on Friday, January 18 for performances from all 7 of our current program participants: Aaron Stephens, Alesia Lani, Kalu & the Electric Joint, Otis Wilkins, Shy Beast, Superfónicos and Western Youth. In this episode of "How Did I Get Here?" I took some snippets from conversations I had with each of these artists on the podcast over the last year giving you the chance to get to know them better. For tickets to The NEXT go HERE! I have had a great time getting to know these amazing artists through the Artist Development Program and the podcast. I'm sure you will too. See you at The NEXT! Let's get down!

 

About the Artist Development Program

The Artist Development Program (ADP) was designed by the Austin Music Foundation alongside leading music industry professionals. The intensive seven-month program aims to prepare a select group of emerging Austin artists to take their careers to the next level. ADP artists work closely with a team of mentors through both one-on-one consultations and classroom-focused group sessions, where artists are encouraged to discuss their goals and share ideas with peers.

 

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Episode 765: Tiarra Girls

• January 4th, 2019

Hello gang! Tori, Sophia and Tiffany Beltierra, better known as Austin sister trio, Tiarra Girls are my guests for episode 765! Their latest single, the empowering, "Leave It To The People" is available now where ever you stream and download your jams. Go to tiarragirls.com for music, videos tour dates and more. If you live in Austin, you can see them tonight, Friday, January 4th, for a "free week" show at Stubb's. We have a great conversation about becoming a band of sisters, writing songs, staying up on the political front, the bands they like and much more!. I had a great time getting to know these fine young ladies. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!

Ciao! -JG

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Episode 764: Alesia Lani Returns!

• January 1st, 2019

Happy 2019!!!! I wish you all the very best in the new year. Austin R&B queen and Austin Music Foundation artist of the month for January 2019, Alesia Lani returns the show for episode 764! Her latest release, the beautifully honest, Resilient is out now and available where ever you stream or download your jams. Go to alesialanimusic.com for music, show dates, videos and more. We have a great conversation about making music as a mom, getting extremely real on and making Resilient, the Austin R&B scene, writing on bass and much more! Alesia is a true talent and a great hang. Enjoy. Let's get down!

Ciao! -JG

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Episode 763: Nagavalli

• December 28th, 2018

Ethereal, Eastern soul artist, Nagavalli is my guest for episode 763! Her brand new album, the breath-taking, Immersion drops on January 15th, but you can hear the first single, "Jhini Re Jhini" where ever you stream or download your jams. Nagavalli is celebrating the release of Immersion on Sunday, January 20th at One World Theater here in Austin. Go to nagavalli.com for music, videos, show dates and more. We have a great conversation about making Immersion as one continuous track, growing up in Mumbai, India, college in Tallahassee, Fl and much more! I had a great time getting to know Nagavalli. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!

Ciao! -JG

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Episode 762: Collin Russell Mullins

• December 25th, 2018

Merry Christmas everyone! Singer/songwriter/guitarist, Collin Russell Mullins is my guest for episode 762! Collin has just released two new singles this fall, "All In Your Head" and "Wish You Were My Lover". Both songs were recorded with the amazing Danny Reisch at Good Danny's and are available where ever you stream or download your jams. Go to collinrussellmulins.com for music show dates and more. Collin and I have a great conversation about getting out of Galveston, touring with Black Joe Lewis, writing pop songs with the ladies in mind, recording with Danny Reisch and much more! I hope you enjoy getting to know Collin. I sure did. Let's get down!

Ciao! -JG

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Episode 761: Sydney Wright Returns!

• December 21st, 2018

Hello friends! Austin pop artist, looper extraordinaire and scooter accident survivor, Sydney Wright returns for episode 761! Sydney's long-awaited album, the dreamy and beautiful, Seiche is available now where ever you stream or download your jams. She'll be playing tomorrow, Saturday, 12/22 at The Horney Toad Pub and Grub in Snyder, TX. Go to sydneywrightmusic.com for music, videos, shows and more. Sydney and I have a great conversation about her scooter accident, making Seiche, the power of looping, new music and much more. I always have a great time hanging out with Sydney. Enjoy! Happy Holidays!

Ciao! JG

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Episode 760: Eric Tessmer Returns Again!

• December 18th, 2018

Hello friends! Guitar hero, Eric Tessmer returns to the show for episode 760! Eric's gorgeous new single, "Good So Bad", a preview into 2019's EP 2, is available now where ever you stream or download your jams. You can catch him and the band at The Continental Club here in Austin this Friday, December 21st. Go to erictessmer.com for music, tour dates and more. Eric and I have a great conversation about politics, Anders Osborne's influence, his rig and how he uses his Leslie cabinet, David Gilmour, making EP 2 and much more! Eric is a thoughtful and amazingly talented human being. I always feel better after our chats. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!

Ciao! -JG

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