Episode 547: DD Dagger a.k.a. Allyson Lipkin

• December 6th, 2016

Hello friends! I hope you all had a good weekend. I'm doing well. I've been working on a lot of busy work today. It's not super-fun but it leaves you woth a feeling of accomplishment when you finish... and that's pretty good. Right? I urge any of you musicians that live in Austin to come out to a panel I'm moderating tomorrow, Wednesday December 7th at at St. Elmo Sounstage from 7-9 pm. The Austin Music Foundation presents "Hit The Road Jack(ie): Touring Deconstructed" a panel on planning and managing go to austinmusicfoundation.org for more info.

My guest for episode 547 is multi-instrumentalist art-rocker, DD Dagger a.k.a. Allyson Lipkin! Allyson is releasing her brilliant new album, The Lone Wolf Meets The Underdog on December 17th. She's also having a release party on Sat. Dec 17th at Dozen Street. Go to dddagger.com for more info on the show and where to get the album. We sat down about a month ago and had a fantastic conversation about writing a "divorce album", making The Lone Wolf Meets The Underdog, playing with Los Coast, Fastball, Danger Cakes and others, staying sane through making art and much, much more! I hope you enjoy our conversation as much as I did. Let's get down!

Ciao! -jg

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Episode 546: Monte Warden

• December 2nd, 2016

Hello friends! I hope you're all doing well. I am. I got to play at The "Eye Love Savannah" show that my friend Todd Wolfson put together on Monday at Monkey Nest. I was honored to be a part of the music, but even more, I was honored to be a part of my community. It's sad to have to get together because something unfortunate has happened to a memebr of our tribe, but it's amazing how quickly and how powerfully we come together as a community to lend support and raise money for our own. It was very moving to see and hug savannah for the first time since her accident and I'm very glad she's still in our lives. You can still donate to her gofundme page every bit makes a difference. 

Legendary singer/songwriter and frontman for Americana pioneers, The Wagoneers, Monte Warden! I played a show with Monte and his new band, Monte Warden and the Dangerous Few a few weeks ago and invited him to be on the show. I haven't seen him in the last 15 years or so and was pleasantly surprised to see how much music he's written for others including, Carrie Underwood and Goerge Strait and many more. We have a great conversation about how he discovered music, going from cease and desist orders with The Wagoneers to recording a new album and playing a residency, getting sober and why, the idea behiind the jazzy country of Monte Warden and the Dangerous Few, getting his song "Desperately" recorded by George Strait and much, much more. I hope you enjoy our conversation. I sure did. Let's get down!

 

Ciao! -JG

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Episode 545: Aly Tadros Returns!

• November 29th, 2016

Hello friends! I hope your holiday was a success and that you got to spend time with loved ones. I had a good Thanksgiving. It was a great weekend. I had a blast playing with SKYROCKET! at Fitzgerald's in Houston on Friday. This Friday, we'll be playing at Cedar Street Courtyard here in Austin. This is the best time of year at Cedar Street, cool nights, good friends, the whole thing. I'm recording some this week. I'l let you know how it goes. 

Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter, Aly tadros returns to the sow for episode 545! Aly's latest album, the gorgeous, Hungry Ghost, comes out this Friday December 2nd. you can download her latest single, "Rivers" now. Just go to Alytadros.com for all of your Aly tadros needs. We got to sit down and chat when she was here for The Dripping Springs Singwriter Festival back in October. Aly and I have a great conversation about her time at the songwriter festival, virtual assistants, her love of bacon, making Hungry Ghost and much, much more. I hope you enjoy our conversation. I sure did. let's get down!

 

ciao! -jg

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Episode 544: David Halley / Nomad City Stops By

• November 25th, 2016

Hello friends! I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving and you're living that "Black Friday" dream. You know the dream, the one where you don't have to be with your crazy family anymore and there are tons of leftovers that you can eat cold, right out of the fridge. The people you're tired of hanging out with are the kind of people that go shopping on "Black Friday", so you're happy they're gone. Hey! If you're in Houston tonight, Friday, Novermber 25th, SKYROCKET! is playing at Fitzgerald's! Come out and say hi. Also, it's a fabulous escape from your family. 

 

My guest for episode 544 is legendary singer/songwriter, David Halley. David has a new album coming out, A Month Of Somedays on December 6th. A Month Of Somedays is David's first album since the classic, Stray Dog Talk over 20 years ago. He's playing a record release show here in Austin next Saturday December 3rd at 9:30 pm at The Townsend. David and i have a great conversation about what he's been up to for the last 20 years, working on A Month Of Somedays with Will Sexton and J.D. Foster, fatherhood and much, much more. I love David Halley and his music. It was a real treat to get to talk to him. Plus, Brit and Ray from Nomad City stop by and talk about their e.p. release show next Thursday, December 1st at The Mohawk. Big show. Good times. Let's get down! 

 

ciao! -jg

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Episode 543: Scott Collins Project

• November 22nd, 2016

Hello friends! I hope you're having a great time preparing for Thanksgiving. Hopefully you're not fighting with family about what happened in the election and after, deflate-gate, is "Saturday Night Live" still good and all that stuff. I'll be heading to Houston to see the family. Plus, SKYROCKET!'s playing Fitzgerald's in Houston on Friday. On Thanksgiving eve, we'll be playing at Don Strange Ranch in Boerne, TX. You can find out about both shows by going to skyrockettheband.com and looking up our tour dates. I hope you all have a very happy Thanksgiving. I'm Thankful for all of you. 

My guest for episode 543 is singer/songwriter/studio owner, Scott Collins from The Scott Collins Project! If you're listening to this the day it comes out, Tuesday, November 22nd, at The Mohawk here in Austin. Go to Scottcollinsproject.com to find out where they're playing and to get their e.p., Sleeper and more. Scott and I have a great conversation about working with the great Frenchy Smith and the legendary Hunt Sales, opening a new studio with world-famous engineer Chet Himes, his time living in his car and much, much more! I had a great time getting to know Scott. I'm sure you will too. Happy Thanksgiving!

 

ciao! -jg

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Episode 542: Tahoma

• November 18th, 2016

Hello friends! I hope you're all doing well. Maybe you're getting your Thanksgiving plans together. I'm playing this weekend with SKYROCKET!, but I wanted to tell you about a special benefit show going on this Sunday, November 20th at The One-2-One Bar here in Austin. A dear friend and beloved musician in the Austin scene, Natalie Zoe, has been diagnosed with breast cancer and she's currently undergoing treatment. So, this Sunday, Novemeber 20th from 3-8 pm, there's a benefit for Natalie at the One-2-One Bar with music from Van Wilkes, AJ Vallejo, Malford Milligan, Extreme Heat and more! Come out and support Natalie! More info HERE

 

My guest for episode 542 are Austin Americana artists, Tahoma! Their new album, Hide Away is out now. If you're listening to this show the day it comes out, they'll be playing tonight, Friday November 18th at The Shrine Mosque in Springfield, MO. You can find out when they're coming to a town near you by going to tahomaband.com Brandon, Sarah and Vinnie stopped by a couple of weeks ago and we had a fantastic conversation about making Hide Away, surviving their first U.S. tour, making videos and much, much more! I hope you enjoy our conversation. I sure did. Let's get down!

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Episode 541: Mandy Rowden Returns!

• November 15th, 2016

Hello friends! I hope you all had a fantastic weekend. Mine was good. I went to the Mac & Cheese Festival on Sunday with my friend A.J.. It was a pretty amazing experience that ended in possibly worst stmach ache I've ever had. What happened was, I went to the festival hungry. They were toally over-serving and I ate the whole 5-8 pounce servings right off the bat. There were tons of different cheeses including Gorgonzola, Bleu Cheese and other crazy cheeses mixed with bacon, chorizo, pork, brisket and anything else you can imagine. I say, if you go, only taste the mac & cheese and you'll be fine. You can watch our adventures at The Mac & Cheese Festival on our show "Cooking/Drinking with Johnny & AJ"

Singer/songwriter, Mandy Rowden returns to the show for episode 541! Mandy has just released a new album, 1,000 Miles and has been touring behind it. In fact, she's been touring since she was last on the show promoting her album, These Bad Habits which was #2 in The Austin Chronicle Music Awards. Mandy came by a few weeks ago and we talked about touring, making 1,000 Miles, strange times at The Americana Music Awards, Girl Guitar Austin and the opening of Girls Guitar Nashville and much, much more. I hope you enjoy our conversation. I sure did. Let's get down!

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Episode 540: Black Books

• November 11th, 2016

Hello friends! How are you? No. Seriously, how are you? You good? People are freaking out and taking to the streets in protest. Insanity is ensuing. They're working on my aprtments and making a lot of noise during my nap time. I don't know if the latter has anything to do with the election, but honestly, ever since Trump was elected president, they've been working on my apartments and making all kinds of noise during my nap time. Anyway, I'm sure I'll get to the bottom of this conspiracy. I hhope you all have a nice weekend and be good to each other. 

 

My guest for episode 540 is Black Books frontman, Ross Gilifillan! Black Books just played a Sound ON Sound Fest aftershow last weekend and debuted some new songs from an upcoming record they hope to release in February. I got to sit down with Ross earlier this week and we had a great conversation about all things Black Books, making a record while enduring divorces, marriages and member changes, how a tour with The Flaming Lips got him out of boot camp and much, much more! I had an amazing time getting to know Ross and I absolutely love Black Books. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!

 

ciao! -jg

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Episode 539: Jeff Glatz

• November 8th, 2016

Hello friends! Well, it's Election Day. Possibly the most hyped Election Day in my life. In fact, I find that the hype, polarization of the two candidates, setting historical precedence by having the first woman running as the candidate for a major party and on the other hand, having a 70-year-old "Blaine" from "Pretty In Pink" as the other party's candidate. It's pretty fucked up, but it's pretty clear who I am behind. I wonder what the media is going to do after this race is over. What will be the next big hyped thing? Good luck, America. The world is watching. i hope we make the right choice. 

My guest for episode 539 is singer/songwriter, Jeff Glatz! His gorgeous debut e.p., Multiverse, comes out next Tuesday, 11/15 and you can find it at jeffglatz.com and where ever you get your music online. Jeff stopped by a while back and we had a great conversation about growing up in Pittsburgh, Peacefield his band with his brother, hosting living room concerts, making Multiverse and much, much more. I hope you enjoy getting to know Jeff. I sure did. Let's get down!

Ciao! -jg
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Episode 538: Bootblacks / Liste Noire

• November 1st, 2016

Hello friends! I you're all doing well. Things are good here. I'm rehearsing some with my band, Ladyband Johnson for our show this Friday 11/4 at The Continental Club here in Austin. We go on at 11 pm. Come out and say hi. Other than that, tonight (Tuesday 11/1) I'll be doing some hosting duties at the TuneCore and Austin Music Foundation at Emo's. Come have a drink, hear about the many services TuneCore has to offer to better serve local artists, and catch sets by Austin-based artists, Migrant Kids and Keeper! Here's the Facebook event page 

My guests for episode 538 are Brooklyn based synth-rockers, Bootblacks and French synth wave band, Liste Noire! Both bands have new albums out and just toured Europe together and are currently on the road in America. Go to Bootblacks.net and Listenoire.tv to check out their music and find out if they're coming to a town near you. Nico from Liste Noire and Panther from Bootblacks join me via Skype and we have a great conversation about drum machines and sythesizers, touring Europe vs. America, living in a post-modern era as an artist, Mr. T for president, 80's sax solos and much more! I hope you enjoy getting to know Panther and Nico as much as I did. Let's get down!

ciao! -jg

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