Episode 688: The Accidentals Return Again! / Ty Richards Drops By!

• April 17th, 2018

Hello friends! Traverse City, Michigan's own Sony Masterworks recording artists, The Accidentals return to the show today! Their latest album, the amazing and fully-realized, Odyssey is out now and they're currently out on tour supporting it. See them on April 24th at The Mill in Iowa City, Iowa, April 25th at Knuckle Head's Saloon in Kansas City, MO and more. Go to theaccidentalsmusic.com for more tour info, music, videos and more. Katie, Sav and Michael stopped by the apartment while they were in town for SXSW 2018 and we had a great conversation about making Odyssey, what they've been up to for the last two years since they were last on the show and much, much more! I always have a blast talking to these lovely kids. Plus, Ty Richards stops by to talk about his sophomore album, the amazing, Welcome To Flat Earth and his release show this Friday 4/20 at Mosaic Sound Collective. Go to tyrichards.com for show and ticket information. Enjoy my conversations with these great artists. I sure did. Let's get down!

Ciao! -JG

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Episode 687: The Nightowls Return! / Arthur Yoria Checks In!

• April 13th, 2018

Hello friends! Ryan Harkrider, frontman for Austin soul band, The Nightowls returns to the show for episode 687! The Nightowls are releasing a new album, the brilliant, We Are The Nightowls, on April 27th. I've been listening to it like crazy lately. Check out the first single, "Don't It Feel Weird?" out now. If you live in Austin, you can get one early as they'll be selling them early at their release show at The Continental Club on Friday, April 20th. They're also heading to the West Coast starting at the beginning of May. Go to wearethenightowls.com for tour dates, music, videos and more. Ryan and I have a great conversation about the changes the band has gone through since his last visit, making We Are The Nightowls, touring as a large band, their long-running Sunday residency at Icenhauer's here in Austin and much, much more! Plus, my old friend and one of my favorite songwriters, Arthur Yoria checks in. He's just released a gorgeous new album, After You on Splice Records and he's celebrating with a release show here in Austin TONIGHT, Friday, April 13th at The Cactus Cafe'! Go to arthuryoria.com for more info and get After You. I love it! Let's get down!

Ciao! -JG

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Episode 686: The Vettes / Andy Macintyre

• April 10th, 2018

Hello friends! My guest for episode 686 is Rachel Vette, leader of New Orleans, electronic rock band, The Vettes! Their incredible new album, Gold Star is available now and features songs produced by Zak Loy from the band Live and songs mixed by Tim Palmer (Pearl Jam, Blue October, Robert Plant). They'll be playing Freanch Quarter Fest in New Orleans this Sunday, April 15th. Go to thevettes.com for music, videos, tour dates and more. Rachel stopped by during SXSW and we had a great conversation about having a family band, touring with your brothers, making Gold Star and much, much more! Plus, Andy Macintyre stops by to talk about his amazing new e.p., Meloman that drops this Saturday, April 14th. The album was recorded with legendary, Grammy winning engineer, Stuart Sullivan (Sublime, Butthole Surfers) and, like The Vettes, mixed by Tim Palmer (Ozzy Osbourne, Tin Machine, Quiet Company). Andy is celebrating this release with a show this Saturday, April 14th at Antone's here in Austin. Go to macintyrerocks.com for more info. Let's get down!

Ciao! -JG

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Episode 685: Cold Fronts / The Teskey Brothers

• April 6th, 2018

Hello friends! Welcome to another SXSW 2018 double-header. First up, honoring that old school Motown sound and working it into something of their very own, The Teskey Brothers are an unexpected revelation from Melbourne, Australia! Drummer Liam Gough joins me for a great conversation about this band's amazing independent rise. Their latest album, the soulful, Half Mile Harvest has made it to #1 on the Australian indie album chart, they've been selling out big venues all over Australia and after SXSW they were heading out to Los Angeles to open for Los Lobos! Find their music, tourdates, videos and more by going to theteskeybrothers.com. Next up on this SXSW double-header is Philidephia rock and roll band, Sire recording artists, Cold Fronts! Their latest album, the brilliant and rocking, Fantasy Du Jour, comes out Friday, April 20th. The first single from the album, "Staying In" (which happened to be the story of my life the day these guys came in) is out now and you can find music, videos and tourdates at coldfronts.us. We have a great conversation about getting discovered by Seymore Stein himself at SXSW a few years ago, making records and touring on a major label in the era of social media, the return of rock and roll and much, much more! I had a great time getting to know all of these fine people. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!

Ciao! -JG

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Episode 684: Mélat

• April 3rd, 2018

Hello friends! My guest for episode 684 is R&B chanteuse, Mélat! Her third album, Move Me 2: The Present came out last month and it's been getting a lot of radio play here in town. She was picked as one of NPR's "Bands To Watch at SXSW 2018", Austin 360's and Austin Music Foundation's "artist of the month" all in the last couple of months! If you live in Austin, you can see her this Friday, April 6th at Stubb's. To get tickets, music, videos and more go to beholdmelat.com. Mélat and I have a great conversation about her parents fleeing the communist regime of Ethiopia in 1980, growing up in Austin, growing up on her parents' lovingly curated mixture of African pop and American R&B, creating your own culture as a first generation American, finding her producer on Twitter, her ambitions, dreams and much, much more! i had a great time getting to know Mélat. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!

Ciao! -JG

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Episode 683: The Posies

• March 30th, 2018

Hello friends! Ken Stringfellow, co-founder of legendary power pop band, The Posies is my guest for episode 683! This year is The Posies 30th anniversary and they're celebrating with a 6 month North American/European tour and they're dropping deluxe re-releases of their classic 90's albums, Dear 23, Frosting On The Beater and Amazing Disgrace. Go to theposies.net to find out when you can see them and how you can get the albums. Their latest album, Solid States is amazing. You should check it out because these guys are still making incredible albums. Ken and I have a great conversation about how he and Jon Auer got together and started The Posies, making their classic albums and the tours that followed, being a power-pop band from Seattle in the time of grunge, being lampooned by Bevis & Butthead, the difficulty of touring for years, playing with Big Star for 17 years, playing guitar and keyboards for R.E.M., finding his birth parents and making a film about it and much, much more! I had a great time getting to know Ken. I'm sure you will too. let's get down!

Ciao! -JG

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Episode 682: Joseph King & The Mad Crush / Colin Macleod

• March 27th, 2018

Hello friends! I have a SXSW 2018 double-header for you today. First up, from the remote Isle of Lewis in Scotland, singer/songwriter, Colin Macleod! Colin has a new album on BMG, Bloodlines Produced by the amazing Ethan Johns, dropping this May. The first single, "Kicks In" is out now! Colin is an amazing songwriter and such a great human being. You can find him at colinmacleodmusic.com. Colin and I have a great conversation about growing up and living in a remote area where you grow and raise your own food, Scottish accents, working with Ethan Johns, his upcoming Bonaroo performance and much more. After Colin Macleod, I was joined by Brooklyn trio, Joseph King & The Mad Crush! Joseph is one of my best friends and it's always a treat to sit down during SXSW with him and his bandmates. JP, Will, Joseph and I had a couple of vodka shots and got right into it... how the trio has been a liberating and inspiring transition, Their e.p. I Miss Everything, working on new music, the insanity of SXSW, a whole lot of laughs and much, much more. You can find Joseph and the guys at josephkingmusic.com. I hope you enjoy my conversations with these fine artists. I sure did. Let's get down!

Ciao! -JG

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Episode 681: Anthony da Costa

• March 23rd, 2018

Hello friends! My guest for episode 681 is Nashville, power pop singer/songwriter, Anthony Da Costa! Anthony came by back in early February when he was in Austin playing some shows. His latest, Da Costa Deluxe featuring the lovely vocals of Grammy winner, Sarah Jarosz. If you live in Nashville, you can see him this Saturday, March 24th at The Kitchen. He'll be heading to Europe on tour in July. Go to anthonydacosta.com for more tour dates, music and more! Anthony and I have a great conversation about growing up in Pleasantville, NY, John Stamos' role in The Beach Boys, the oddity of playing open mics at 13 in an over-sized leather jacket, working with Steve Poltz, his time living in Austin and much, much more! I hope you enjoy getting to know Anthony. I sure did. Let's get down!

Ciao! -JG

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Episode 680: The Watters

• March 20th, 2018

Hello friends! I hope you all made it through SXSW 2018 with your "selves" intact. Daniel and Jenna Watters, better known as Americana/soul band, The Watters are my guests for episode 680! They're about to release their sophomore album on June 15th. They've started a kickstarter campaign to help with the promotion etc and there are still 39 days to contribute. Just click on The Watters Kickstarter.  If you live in Austin, you can see them this Saturday, March 24th at Geraldine's and if you live in New Orleans, they'll be playing The Delgado Music Festival on Friday, April 6th. Go to wearethewatters.com for more info on shows etc. Daniel and Jenna and I have a great conversation about growing up in Arizona, their time in Colorado and Nashville, their years of touring the southwest, touring Holograms, the delicate balance when working as a couple and much, much more! I had a great time getting to know Daniel and Jenna. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!

Ciao! -JG

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Episode 679: Ty Richards Returns!

• March 16th, 2018

Hello friends! If you're in Austin tight now, I hope you all are surviving SXSW 2018. My guest for episode 679 is one of my favorite new artsists to come out in years, Ty Richards! His debut release, 2017's Zillion was my favorite album of 2017 and made it to #4 on the college music charts and many others. Well, Ty Richards is back with a new brilliant album, Welcome To Flat Earth out April 20th.The album recorded entirely on the Tascam 388 8-track reel-to-reel tape machine! He's dropped two single from Welcome To Flat Earth, "Merry Go Round" and "Killjoy". Go to tyrichards.com to find out when and where you can find him and his music. Ty and I have a great conversation about the Tascam 388, the artistically inspiring political climate we're in, his new label Tremolo Records, his successful year promoting Zillion and much, much more! I lways have a great time hanging with Ty. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!

Ciao! -JG

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