Episode 636: Jonny 8 Track Returns!

• October 20th, 2017

Hello friends! Brittish drummer, singer/songwriter and front man, Jonny 8 Track returns to the show for episode 636! Jonny was on episode 115 way back in 2012 and has returned to the show via SKYPE after five years to catch up. In the last few years Jonny's spent 3 years behind the drums with Psychedelic gurus, Spritualized, he released a brilliant album, 8 Hours Work 8 Hours Sleep 8 Hours For What We Will, Chicken Ranch Records is releasing his back catalog, he just returned to the UK after playing a festival in India and much, much more. You can find all things Jonny 8 Track at jonny8track.com I hope you enjoy our conversation. I sure did. Let's get down!

ciao! -jg

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Episode 635: Deanna Wheeler / Ulrich Ellison Checks In!

• October 17th, 2017

Hello friends! Country singer/songwriter, Deanna Wheeler tells her incredible and harrowing story of survival and turning life's challenges into art for episode 635! Her single " Never Be The Same" is available now and you can find out when and where she's playing by going to deannawheeler.com Deanna and I have a great conversation about her incredible trip from Sacramento to Austin, joining the Air Force, being deployed to Afganistan, being a mom, bad relationships, depression and eating disorders and much, much more! Plus, Ulrich Ellison checks in. You can see him and his band at the East Riverside Spirits and Music Festival this saturday October 21st at South Shore District. Find out more at ulrichellison.com Let's get down!

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Episode 634: Scott Collins IV / Jack Goudie

• October 13th, 2017

Hello gang! Singer/songwriter and my friend, Scott Collins returns to the show today! He's about to embark on a tour of the northeast, he'll be playing Nashville, NYC, New Orleans, Chicago and more. Go to scottcollinsproject.com to find out when and where. Scott came over on short notice and we had a great chat about his upcoming Eastcoast tour, his residency at The Rustic in San Antonio on Mondays, dating apps and much, much more! I always have great conversations with Scott and this one is the best. Plus, my uncle, Jack is in town and we have a chat in the intro of the show about our releationship, being music fans together, our love of record stores and much, much more. Find him on  his Facebook page. Great show! Have a good weekend. Let's get down!

ciao! -jg

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Episode 633: Tomar And The FCs / Donnie Henry Checks In!

• October 10th, 2017

Hello friends! I hope you all had a great weekend. Andy Tenberg and Paul Kresowik from Austin R&B/Soul band, Tomar And The FCs are my guests for epsiode 633! Their brilliant album, Heart Attack engineered by one of our favorites, Adrien Quesada, is available now wherever you stream or download your jams. They were The Austin Music Foundation's Band of the Month for September and they'll be play ACL Fest this Saturday, October 14th. Go to thefcs.band for music, videos and gig schedule. We have a great conversation about how the FCs came to be, Iowa, making Heart Attack, what they're working on next, i was really wrong about The Astros making it to the playoffs and I'm sorry and much, much more! I had a great time getting to know Paul and Andy. I'm sure you will too. Plus, my friend, artist/musician Donnie Henry checks in via Skype to talk about his latest industrial art show, Music To My Eyes which will be up Friday, October 13th through Sunday, October 15th at The Hotel Van Zant here in Austin, TX. Donnie and I have a fantastic chat about what made him make art out of his musical memories and how he can help make that art for YOU. You can fnd out more about Donnie and his Music To My Eyes art show at hotelreginamtme.com. Let's get down!

ciao! -jg

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Episode 632.2: Ley Line / Butcher’s Ball

• October 10th, 2017

Hello friends! Kate Robberson, Emilie Basez, Madeleine Froncek, Lydia Froncek from the world music/folk, multilingual band, Ley Line are my guests for episode 632! Their latest release, Field Notes is available wherever you stream your jams. You can find the album, their tour dates, videos and more at leylinesound.com We have a great conversation about their three month tour of Brazil, learning talking drum in Africa, the influence of folk music from all around the world on the music they make, they perform a gorgeous a cappella song and much, much more! I had a great time getting to know these amazingly talented women. I'm sure you will too. Plus, the founders of The Butcher's Ball check in via Skype. The Butcher's Ball is a food and drink event that highlights local ranchers, farmers and chefs dedicated to ethical and sustainable farming and ranching practices. The Butcher's Ball takes place Sunday, October 15th at Rockin' Star Ranch in Brenham, TX. Go to butchersball.com for tickets and information. Let's get down!

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Episode 632: Ley Line / The Butcher’s Ball

• October 5th, 2017

I'm gonna miss you, Tom Petty.

Hello friends! Kate Robberson, Emilie Basez, Madeleine Froncek, Lydia Froncek from the world music/folk, multilingual band, Ley Line are my guests for episode 632! Their latest release, Field Notes is available wherever you stream your jams. You can find the album, their tour dates, videos and more at leylinesound.com We have a great conversation about their three month tour of Brazil, learning talking drum in Africa, the influence of folk music from all around the world on the music they make, they perform a gorgeous a cappella song and much, much more! I had a great time getting to know these amazingly talented women. I'm sure you will too. Plus, the founders of The Butcher's Ball check in via Skype. The Butcher's Ball is a food and drink event that highlights local ranchers, farmers and chefs dedicated to ethical and sustainable farming and ranching practices. The Butcher's Ball takes place Sunday, October 15th at Rockin' Star Ranch in Brenham, TX. Go to butchersball.com for tickets and information. Let's get down!

ciao! -jg

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Episode 631: Zeale - Blastfamous USA

• October 3rd, 2017

Prayers for the victims and families of the Las Vegas shooting.

Austin hip-hop artist, Zeale returns to the show for episode 631! I saw Zeale perform a few weeks ago at the "Rock and Restock" show and was totally blown away. We got to gether a couple of weeks ago and caught up on all things Zeale; his collaboration with electronic sensations, Missio (see them this Saturday, October 7th at Antone's for ACL Festival Nights), his new band, Blastfamous USA, how the racial situation in America has inspired him to make new music that speaks to the tension, hosting parties and much, much more! Find him at zealerapz.com Find Blastfamous USA at BlastfamousUSA.com I had a great time getting to know Zeale. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!

ciao! -jg

 

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Episode 630: The History Department / Baby Island Checks In!

• September 29th, 2017

Hello friends! Jack Thornton and Matt Leslie from garage-rock/power-pop trio, The History Department are my guests for episode 630! Their brand new e.p., Alchemy is avaialble now on Bandcamp and will be available on all platforms next Tuesday, October 3rd. They're also playing a release show here in Austin at Cheer-up Charlie's on Tuesday, october 3rd. I had a great time talking to Matt and Jack about making Alchemy, Jack's work with Shivery Shakes, Matt's sobriety and what it brings to the band and much, much more. I had a great time hanging with these guys. I'm sure you will too. Plus, Eli Moore from Seattle WA area garage-pop band, Baby Island checks-in via Skype. Their brilliant new album, Break The Lease is out now. Find it on their Bandcamp page. Two great conversations on one show! Let's get down!

ciao! -jg

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Episode 629: Otis The Destroyer Is Back!

• September 26th, 2017

Otis The Destroyer has a new album coming out this Friday called Keep Bashing and it ROCKS! They'll be celebrating with a record release show at Hotel Vegas here in Austin this Friday, September 29th. Otis frontman, Taylor Wilkins has had an amazing year so far and we have a great chat about it, touring with Project ATX 6, putting out solo material under the name Otis Wilkins getting engaged, sexuality, making Keep Bashing with Frenchie Smith and much, much more. Find them at otisthedestroyer.bandcamp.com Let's get down!

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Episode 628: Jason Morris From Hours Quiet, The Clouds Are Ghosts & Lunar Gold

• September 23rd, 2017

Hello friends! Sorry for the late posting, I've been sick the last few days. Jason Morris, frontman for Hours Quiet, The Clouds Are Ghosts and Lunar Gold is my guest for episode 628! Jason Stopped by last week and we had a great chat about being a musician in Austin for 17 years, the trials of keeping bands together, getting words of wisdom from Jimmy Buffet, Garry Shandling's steak preferences keeping three bands going and writing for each one and much, much more! I had a great time getting to know Jason. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!

ciao! -jg

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