Episode 645: Summer Fires

• November 21st, 2017

I hope you all have a happy Thanksgiving! J.P. Welsh from the Austin rock band, Summer Fires is my guest on the show for episode 645! Summer Fires is about to put out their debut e.p., Without A Word on January 18th 2018. They'll also be celebrating with an e.p. release show at Stubb's here in Austin on Thursday, january 18th. Their first single, "Coming Down" is available now. Go to summerfires.com for all of your Summer Fires needs. J.P. and I have a great conversation about making Without A Word with producer Frenchie Smith, choosing music over law school, how long is too long to spend in College Station, an odd connection to the restaurant chain Cheddar's and much, much more! I had a great time getting to know J.P. I'm sure you will too. Happy Thanksgiving! Let's get down!

ciao! -jg

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Episode 644: Dylan Jones / Ley Line Stops By!

• November 17th, 2017

Hello friends! My guest for episode 644 is bass player, Dylan Jones! Dylan is a founding member of world music band, Atash. They have won "Besy World Music Band" at the Austin Music Awards for the last six years. you can find them at Atash.com He's also played with Zoe Vaiccaji, Pilar Andular, Neal Pollack and many, many more! Neal also co-founded anthroposarts.org Anthropos Arts connects at-risk youth with professional musicians, cultivating confidence, integrity, and life skills through musical instruction and mentorship. Dylan and I have a great conversation about discovering music, his first bands, what made him start Anthropos Arts and much, much more! Plus, Ley Line checks in. They've just released a gorgeous new single,  “Respiração (The Breath)”  and they're celebrating with a release show at Radio Coffee and Beer here in Austin, TX on Thursday, November 30th. They're an amazing band and if you live in Austin, do yourself a favor and go see these talented women. You can hear  “Respiração” and their other music and find out when and where they're playing by going to leylinesound.com Have a great weekend. Let's get down!

ciao! -jg

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Episode 643: Brian Christopher & The Wild Oats / James Junius Stops By!

• November 13th, 2017

Hello friends! I hope you had a great weekend! Brian Christopher, from Brian Christopher and the Wild Oats is my guest on the show today! Their new e.p. Ride With Me is available now. Although the band is new, they've already had write-ups in U.S.A. Today, they've had their single, "Ride With Me" in the Texas Country radio "Top 50" and are hard at work on their next release. Find them at bcwildoats.com Brian and I go way back. We've actually worked on a couple of projects together including co-producing his old band, Saturday's Radar back in 2004. We have a great conversation about his shift from alt-rock to Texas country, his hiatus from music in Corpus Christi, making Ride With Me, strip clubs in Cabo, guitar students giving weed as gifts and much, much more! Plus, Heartland shoegaze artist, James Junius stops by to chat about moving to Austin from Utah, working with The Austin Music Foundation, life in Utah and much, much more. You can find James at jamesjunius.com You can see James live at the "The Next and Best in Local Music" showcase at 3Ten ACL Live THIS Wednesday, November 15th! Get your tickets here austinmusicfoundation.org Let's get down!

ciao! jg

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Episode 642: BLXPLTN Returns! / Migrant Kids Stop By!

• November 10th, 2017

Hello friends! I hope you're all doing well. TaSz Muerte from punk/industrial band, BLXPLTN returns to the show! BLXPLTN's explosive new single, "Education Destruction" is out now. They're playing Saturday, November 11th at Cheer Up Charlies here in Austin, TX. To find out more about the show and where else BLXPLTN is playing, go to BLXPLTN.com. TaSz and I have a great conversation about what's happening in the world politically, gun violence, jamming in his studio with members of The Trail of Dead and much, much more! Plus, our pals, Migrant Kids stop by and check in about their next album and what they've been up to. You can keep up with them by going to migrantkids.com They'll be playing the Austin Music Foundation's "Next and Best in Local Music" Show next Wednesday, November 15th. Get your tickets HERE. Let's get down!

Ciao! -JG

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Episode 641: Burgess Meredith Returns Again! / Charlie Faye Stops By!

• November 7th, 2017

Hello friends! I hope you all had a good weekend. Josh King and Jesse Hester from garage pop rock and roll band, Burgess Meredith return to the show today! Their brilliant, new album, A Dimension Of Sound comes out next Friday, November 17th. They'll be celebrating with a record release show on Saturday, November 18th at The Hole in the Wall here in Austin, TX. We have a great conversation about making A Dimension Of Sound, the songwriting process of a multi-writer band, Jellyfish, T-rex, Jon Brion and other nerd stuff. I love this band and I always have a blast talking to Josh and Jesse. Plus, my friend, Charlie Faye from Charlie Faye and the Fayettes stops by to chat about their new album they've just started recording and The Austin Music Foundation's "The Next and Best in Austin Music" showcase next Wednesday, November 15th at 3Ten ACL LIve get tickets and find out more here! Find Charlie Faye and the Fayettes at charliefayeandthefayettes.com  Let's get down!

Ciao! -JG

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Episode 640: Matt Hammon

• November 3rd, 2017

Hello friends! Congratulations to the world champion Houston Astros and the city of Houston. That was a much needed win. My dear old friend and the drummer behind artists like Mineral, Bob Mould, David Rice, The Damnwells and many, many more, Matt Hammon is my guest for episode 640! Matt has just released his first solo album, Siver Suitcase which he wrote, recorded and played all of the instruments himself in his home studio. Silver Suitcase is a gorgeous record and Matt's songs tell the his incredible story. Matt and I have a great conversation in my hotel room in Houston about being everyone's drummer in the 90's and early 2000's, how his life was altered by 9/11, the struggle and ultimate triumph of making Silver Suitcase, surviving cancer and changing his life, we get evacuated from my hotel room at the beginning of the conversation and much, much more! You can find out where he's playing and more about Matt at matthammonmusic.com I had a great time catching up with my dear old friend, Matt. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!

Ciao! -JG

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Episode 639: Jaimee Harris Returns!

• October 31st, 2017

Hello friends! Jaimee Harris stopped by yesterday to do the intro today's show with me and talk about some shows she has this week, but we were having so much fun, we didn't stop and made it episode 639! Jaimee is playing this Thursday, 11/2 at The cactus cafe' with her friend and former Jimmy Lafave bandmate, Danny Click and on Saturday, 11/4, Both Jaimee's band and Danny's band are playing at One-2-One Bar here in Austin. Go to jaimeeharris.com for info on all things Jaimee. We have a great conversation about finishing her debut album, our time at the All ATX show on Sunday, the sadness of hipster bingo, her mom was born on Halloween and my mom died on Halloween (which is spooky), how No Depression spoke to her and much, much more! Plus, she sings a beautiful song live!!! I hope you enjoy my conversation with this wonderful woman. I sure did. Let's get down! 

Ciao! -JG

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Episode 638: Continental Drift Returns!

• October 27th, 2017

Hello friends! David Dalton from Afrocentric/Latin/funk/soul/psychedelic nine-piece band, Continental Drift, returns to the show. They're releasing their amazing album, The Tide, next Friday, November 3rd on vinyl. They'll be celebrating with a "vinyl release" party that same night at Cheer Up Charlie's here in Austin with special guests, Hard Proof and Superfonicos. Find out more about their schedule, music and more go to continentaldriftmusic.com David and I have a great conversation about making The Tide and working with Adriend Quesada and Alex Maas, the trials of a nine-piece band, getting into engineering, microphones and much, much more. I hope you enjoy our conversation. I sure did. Let's get down! 

Ciao! -JG

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Episode 637: The Texas K.G.B.

• October 24th, 2017

Hello friends! I hope you all had a great weekend. Austin Americana band, The Texas K.G.B. are my guest for episode 637! Their new album, Welcome Home comes out November 18th and they're celebrating with a release show at The Mohawk here in Austin on Saturday November 18th. find out where and when they're playing next at thetexaskgb.com Kelly, Kody, Violet, Jace and I have a great conversation about starting out in your family's band, living "off the grid" in rural Georgia, writing songs as a band, making Welcome Home with producer Omar Vallejo, life on the road, residencies in remote mountain areas and much, much more! I had a great time getting to know these guys and gals. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!

Ciao! -JG

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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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