Episode 661: DAYEATER

• January 16th, 2018

Hello friends! I am joined by Jesse Lee, Christopher Noel Brockett and Landry Jackson from Austin's Loudest Psychedelic-Trio, DAYEATER for episode 661! Their ass-kicking debut album, Voices Out Of Nowhere is avaialble now where ever you stream music. You can find out when they're playing next and all that good stuff by going to dayeaterband.com These fine lads and I have a great conversation about Corpus Christi, Wheatsville Co-op, making Voices Out Of Nowhere on their own, playing guiatr without a pick and much, much more! I had a blast getting to know these talented and hilarious dudes. I'm sure you will too. Plus, "How Did I Get Here?" is on Spotify! Follow us here. Let's get down!

ciao! -jg

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Episode 660: Go Fever

• January 12th, 2018

Hello friends! Acey Monaro and Benjamin Burdick from 2017/1018 Austin Music Awards "Best New Band" nominees, Go Fever are my guests for episode 660! Their absolutely brilliant self-titled, debut album (I call it and e.p. in the show. I don't know why and I'm sorry) came out last year. Acey was part of the 2017 ATX-6 Project and traveled to Japan and Europe this year. You can find Go Fever, their music and when they'll be playing by going to gofever.com We have a great conversation about Acey's Austrailian origins, Benjamin's Humbolt County origins, being married and being in the same band, making their debut album with Danny Reisch, how it's hard to be enigmatic when you talk too much, Smooth Move Tea, your family is on Facebook and much, much more! I had a blast getting to know Acey and Benjamin and I'm pretty sure I'll be on their couch watching "Planet Earth" with them soon. Let's get down!

ciao! jg

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Episode 659: Brian Mendes

• January 9th, 2018

Hello friends! Drummer extraordinaire, Colossal Cable guy, Brian Mendes is my guest on the show for episode 659! You might know Brian from being the guy behind the drums for Malford Milligan, Stephen Bruton, Cory Morrow, Jeff Plankenhorn, David Grissom, Ray Prim, Dave Scher, Jake Andrews and many, many more. Brian and I have a great conversation about his journey from Postal Service mail sorter,  drummer to some of Austin's brightest and leaving town, making amplifiers in Los Angeles, being the founder of Colossal Cables, returning to Austin and playing with folks he loves and making amazing cables. It's been quite a journey for Brian... so far. You can find his magic cables at Colossalcable.com I had a great time getting to know Brian. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!

ciao! -jg

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Episode 658: Skye Strickler Returns!

• January 5th, 2018

Hello friends! The incredibly talented and always entertaining pop artist, Skye Strickler returns to the show for episode 658! Lat we checked in with Skye back in 2017, he had just released his brilliant e.p. DNA and since then he's been running around the U.S. promoting it. You can find all you need to know about Skye by going to skyestrickler.com. Skye and I caught up before Christmas and had a great conversation about his recent trip to Florida where he performed at a fabulous party, his incredibly strong heart, his latest collaboration borders., co-writing with usicians from around the world, Popstravaganza 2018 and much, much more! I always have a blast hanging out with Skye. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!

ciao! -jg

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Episode 657: The Wheelwrights

• January 2nd, 2018

Happy 2018! Austin indie/folk trio, The Wheelwrights are my guests for episode 657! Their debut album, A Forest In Trees is available now where ever you stream or download music. They're playing a show at Lemon Lounge in Austin, TX on Saturday, January 20th. You can find all their info at thewheelwrights.com. Band members, Seth Grueneberg, Jon-Michael Rogers and Anna Larson came by a few weeks ago and we had a great conversation about how they worked with 12 visual artists and 3 studios/producers to create 13 songs paired with unique pieces of art to make A Forest In Trees, parenting, how they came together as a band, Anna's son's spirit animal is James Brown, unlearning a classical music education and much, much more! I had a great time getting to know The Wheelwrights. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!

ciao! jg

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Episode 656: Goodbye 2017! With Jaimee Harris & Jane Ellen Bryant

• December 29th, 2017

Hello friends! 2017 was a crazy year. Join me and my guests, Jaimee Harris and Jane Ellen Bryant as we have a highly entertaining conversation about the music, movies, Donald Trump, hurricanes, floods and fires, loss of friends, personal triumphs and all the things that made 2017, 2017. Jaimee has a highly-anticipated new album coming out in 2018. Jane has been pushing herself in new directions which we will all hear in 2018. You can see Jaimee sing with Jane on New Years Eve on Ausditorium Shores here in Austin. Go to janeellenbryant.com for more info on that. Jaimee will be playing songs by the late Jimmy Lafave later on New Years Eve at Threadgills on Riverside. Go to jaimeeharis.com for more info. I'll be playing at Ernie's on Lake Travis with SKYROCKET! go to NYE w SKYOCKET! for tickets.

I want to thank you all for a wonderful 2017! Let's get down!

ciao! -jg

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Episode 655: Major Grizz Returns!

• December 26th, 2017

Hello friends! I hope you had a very happy holiday. My friend, Aaron Blackerby from the rock band, Major Grizz returns to the show for episode 655! They been recording some songs with producer and "How Did I Get Here?" favorite, Frenchie Smith and the first single, "Ring Wormington" comes out next week. You can keep with Major grizz by following their Facebook page or going to their Bandcamp page. They'll be playing three shows for "Free Week" Here in Austin, get out and see them and Austin's many other treasures. Aaron and I have a great conversation about "sprinkling singles" as opposed to "making in rain", recording with with Frenchie Smith, releasing singles and keeping the band fresh, "Free Week and much, much more. I had a great time chatting with Aaron. Enjoy. Let's get's get down! 

ciao! -jg

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Episode 654: Andy Macintyre / Chris Searles & Giulia Millanta Stop By!

• December 22nd, 2017

Hello friends! I hope you all have a very happy holiday! Austin-based frontman,
songwriter and guitar aficionado Andy Macintyre is my guest for episode 654! Andy's kick-ass new EP, Melomania doesn't drop until April 14th, but the first single, "Meloman" drops in January. Melomania was recorded at at Wire Recording ​studio with Stuart Sullivan (Sublime, Meat Puppets, Jimmie Vaughan) ​and Eric Harrison at Studio 601 (MGMT, Capital Cities,​ ​Jason​ ​Isbell)​, and mixed by the legendary Tim Palmer (Pearl Jam, U2, Tears for Fears, Blue October). You can find him at macintyrerocks.com Andy and I have a great conversation about growing up in Chicago with hippie parents that hipped him to the good music, his alternative rock influence mixed with blue-based guitar and much much more! I had a great time getting to know Andy. I'm sure you will too. Plus, Chris Searles from Biointegrity.net and singer/songwriter Giulia Millanta stop by to talk about the  "Tom & Us" event next Thursday, 12/28 at One-2-One Bar here in Austin. Go to the "Tom & Us" Facbeook page for more info. Let's get down!

ciao! -jg

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Episode 653: The Pons

• December 19th, 2017

Hello friends! Thomas Mazzi, Ruby Painter, Steve Sanders and Joel Mullins, collectively known as The Pons, are my guests for episode 653! Their brilliant, new e.p., Everything Must Go is available now. We have a great conversation about how they became a band, how their 4th member Joel helped them realize their sound, how they write as a band, weekly rehearsals and writing sessions, MySpace, working with Erik Wofford, making Everything Must Go and much, much more! Find them at theponsmusic.com I hope you enjoy getting to know these fine, talented folks. I sure did. Plus, I got to play a really beautiful memorial concert for my friend George Reiff and opened for Snoop Dogg this weekend. Let's get down!

ciao! -jg

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Episode 652: Eddie Wilson & Jesse Sublett

• December 15th, 2017

Hello friends! Austin music legends Eddie Wilson and Jesse Sublett are my guests on the show today! Eddie Wilson started The Armadillo World Headquarters in 1971, brought the cowboys and the hippies together under one strange and beautiful roof to bond over music made by people that would go on to be some of music's greatest legends. He and musician/author, Jesse Sublett wrote the definitive story of the celebrated, historical music/art venue. "Armadillo World Headquarters: A Memoir" by Eddie Wilson with Jesse Sublett is an amazing account of the place and the people set in motion the Austin music scene that we know today. You can find it at awhq.com We have a great conversation about getting AWHQ started, why Eddie left AWHQ, great stories about the old days at The Adrmadillo, Threadgill's, Thanksgiving with The Grateful Dead and much, much more. I really loved this book and had a blast chatting it up with these two legendary gentlemen. Enjoy. Let's get down!

ciao! -jg

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