Episode 752: Amy Edwards & The Hi-Fi’s Return!

• November 20th, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving gang! Amy Edwards from Amy Edwards & The Hi-Fi's returns to the show for episode 752! They just released a double album, the honest and gorgeous Magic Vol. 1 and Magic Vol. 2 and it's available where ever you stream and download music. You can find all things "Amy" at amyandthehifis.com. We have a great conversation that goes deep about the life changes that led to the making of Magic, working with producer AJ Vallejo, Mom's Demand Action, The Real Show, and much more! I love Amy and always have a great time talking with her. Hope you do too. Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Let's get down!

Ciao! -JG

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Episode 751: Shy Beast Returns! / Castlecomer

• November 16th, 2018

Hello friends! We have a double-header today! First up, I met Bede and Patch from Australian rock band, Castlecomer at Antone's here in Austin before their show a couple of weeks ago. Their self-titled, debut album is out now and they'll be on tour promoting it for a while to come. You can find Castlecomer at castlecomermusic.com We have a great conversation about moving to The U.S. from Australia, touring in the U.S., being in a family band and much more! Next up, Mariclaire Glaeser and David Tenczar from Shy Beast return to the show! Their new ep, Leave Me/Let Me drops on Friday, November 30th but if you live in Austin, you can get it at their e.p. release show at Spider House on Saturday, November 24th. Go to shybeast.com for music, videos, show info and more. Shy Beast is Austin Music Foundation's Artist of the Month. We have a great conversation about making Leave Me/Let Me, new music video, their creative process and much more! Let's get down!

Ciao! -JG 

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Episode 750: The Cover Letter Returns!

• November 13th, 2018

Hello friends! Evan Runyon and Angie Vanegas from Austin folk-rock band, The Cover Letter are my guests for episode 750! They've been dropping singles this year and are dropping their latest, "Dollhouse" this Friday, November 16th! They're also celebrating with a release show at Hole In The Wall here in Austin this Friday, November 16th. Go to thecoverlettermusic.com for music, show info and more! We have a great conversation about Angie's accidental music career, balancing playing music and music business, their latest barrage of singles, Houston sub-cultures, metal and much more! I had a great time getting to know Evan and Angie. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!

Ciao! -JG

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Episode 749: Quiet Company V

• November 9th, 2018

Hello friends! Quiet Company frontman, Taylor Muse returns to the show for episode 749! Their brilliant new EP, Corners & Shapes drops on January 4th, they're releasing a new Christmas EP in a couple of weeks and playing some Holiday House shows in December. Go to quietcompanymusic.com for music, show dates and more! Taylor and I have a great conversation about the new Quiet Company music, the magic of Paul McCartney, Taylor's love of the Christmas season, Home Alone's hidden musical gems and more! I always love hanging out and talking to Taylor. I'm sure will too. Let's get down!

Ciao! -JG

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Episode 748: Lindsey Kappa

• November 6th, 2018

Happy voting day! Engineer/producer/singer/songwriter/pop artist, Lindsey Kappa is my guest for episode 748! Her latest EP, You Don't Own Me is out now. She'll be playing this Sunday, November 11th for a fundraiser for OutYouthBenefit Foundation at Cheer Up Charlie's here in Austin. Go to iamlindseykappa.com for music, show dates and more! Lindsey and I have a great conversation about starting out on flute in band then moving on to solo acoustic artist, recording school, the magic of the keytar, helping the LBGTQ community and much more! I had a great time getting to know Lindsey. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!

Ciao! -JG

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Episode 747: Kate Howard

• November 2nd, 2018

Hello friends! Singer/songwriter, Kate Howard is my guest for episode 747! She has a show coming up Wednesday, November 7th from 6-8 pm at One-2-One Bar here in Austin. Her debut album, The Best Medicine comes out next spring. You can find Kate online at katehowardmusic.com We have a great conversation about growing up the youngest of 7 kids in Savanna, GA, writing her first song at 50 years old, living with Dystonia and much more! I hope you enjoy getting to know Kate. I sure did. Let's get down!

Ciao! -JG

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Episode 746: Casper Rawls

• October 30th, 2018

Hellos friends! "Guitar playing monster", Casper Rawls is my guest for episode 746! His latest album, the brilliant, Brave World is available now and if you live in Austin you can see him every Thursday from 6:30-9 at The Continental Club. Go to casperrawls.com for music, show dates and more. We have a great conversation about his journey from Helotes, TX to all over the world and back, working with Buck Owens, touring the world as a sound system guy with Styx, Supertramp and more, being a "B-Bender" guy, 25 years with The LeRoi Brothers, making Brave World and much more! I had a great time getting to know Casper. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!

Ciao! -JG

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Episode 745: Austin Music Foundation Presents Jackie Venson / Kydd Jones Live From Austin City Limits Music Festival!

• October 29th, 2018

Hello friends! This year I was invited by Austin Music Foundation and ACL Cares to do a couple of live podcasts at Austin City Limits Music Festival. So, the first weekend, I got to sit down with guitar hero, Jackie Venson after she tore up the Tito's stage on Saturday, October 6th about her journey to ACL, releasing a single a month, touring Europe 4 times this year and more! Go to jackievenson.com for all things Jackie Venson. On Sunday, October 14th I sat down with hip-hop artist, Kydd Jones after his scorching set about his journey to ACL, the Austin hip-hop scene, the LNS Crew and more! Go to kyddjones.com for all of your Kydd Jones needs. I had a blast chatting with these fine folks. I'd like to thank Jackie and Kydd for taking the time on a very busy day to sit down and chat. I'd like to thank the fine folks at Austin Music Foundation and Austin City Limits Festival especially, Jennifer Dugas and Emily Miller. Special thanks to my homeboy Einar Pedersen for recording the shows and hanging out with me. Let's get down!

Ciao! -JG

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Episode 744: David Messier Returns! / Daisy O’Connor Checks In!

• October 26th, 2018

Hello friends! Producer/multi-instrumentalist/songwriter, David Messier returns to the show for episode 744! His sophomore solo album, the reflective and brilliant, Time Bomb drops Friday, November 2nd. The album was written and recorded in 22 days and was produced by Dave Madden and mixed by Chris Shaw (Bob Dylan, Wilco). David is celebrating with a release show on Saturday, November 3rd at One-2-One Bar here in Austin, TX. Go to davidmessier.com for music, show info and more. We have a great conversation about writing and recording an album in 22 days, phones as a distraction in the studio, making a truly introspective and reflective album and much more! Plus, Daisy O'Connor stops by to talk about her new album, Ether and the Kickstarter campaign she's started to release it. Go to daisyoconnor.com for more info. Let's get down!

Ciao! -JG

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Episode 743: Luke Bellet From Luke & The Lonely And LIP / Rev. Merrill Wade & Rev. Christian Hawley Check In!

• October 23rd, 2018

Hello friends! We have another double-header for you today. Luke Bellet from the bands, Luke & The Lonely and LIP is my guest for episode 743! You can find Luke & The Lonely HERE and LIP HERE. Luke and I have a great conversation about growing up in choir, concept albums, the problem with Billy joel and much more! I had a great time getting to know Luke. I'm sure you will too. Plus, "Soul Of A Musician Series" just started a new season and Rev. Merrill Wade and Rev. Christian Hawley stop by to tell us all about it.  You can find out all about it on their Facebook Page.

Ciao! -JG

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