Episode 804: Atlas Maior

• May 21st, 2019

Hello friends! Joshua Thomson and Charlie Lockwood from world music/global jazz band, Atlas Maior are my guests for episode 804! Their latest album, Riptide just came out on May 3rd and it's available where ever you stream and download your jams. Atlas Maior is celebrating the release of Riptide with a release show this Friday, May 24th at Stay Gold here in Austin. Go to atlasmaior.com for music, tour dates and more. We have a great conversation about the influence of middle eastern music on their music, studying under amazing music teachers, recording Riptide live for the most part, touring Spain, France, Turkey and much much more! I had a great time getting to know Charlie and Joshua. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!

Ciao! -JG


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Episode 803: Matthew Lindsey

• May 17th, 2019

Hello friends! Bass player/photographer, Matthew Lindsey is my guest for episode 803! You might know Matthew from his work with Charlie Faye, Wendy Colonna, Rosie Flores and many more. I got to spend some time with him over the last six months through some SongDivision gigs we were on together and became fast friends. We have a great conversation about listening to his older siblings' albums and getting "turned on" to rock and roll, falling in love with photography after a walkabout, working in the film industry in Chicago, working as a photographer's assistant, cutting his teeth in the New York music scene,  our shared dislike of "influencers", how our grandfathers were way tougher than us, having a heart attack during load in and much more. I had a great time getting to know Matthew. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!

Ciao! -JG

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Episode 802: The Ventures

• May 14th, 2019

Hello friends! Lucas Griffin from Rock and Roll Hall of fame inductees and the best selling instrumental group of all time, The Ventures is my guest for episode 802! The Ventures have been around since the early 60's and they're still playing shows and making new music with a new generation carrying on The Ventures name and spreading their music around the world. They released an album of new music in Japan in 2018, the very "Ventures" sounding, Here We Go Again. They've also been touring in the U.S. and Japan and they'll be playing this Friday, May 17th at Gas Monkey Bar & Grill in Dallas, TX and Saturday, May 18th at The Cactus Theater in Lubbock, TX. Go to theventures.com for more information on the band and to find out when they'll be coming to a town near you. Lucas and I have a great conversation abut the history the present and the future of The Ventures. I hope you enjoy it. I sure did. Let's get down!

Ciao! -JG

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Episode 801: Shandon Sahm

• May 10th, 2019

Hello friends! Former Pariah, Meat Puppets drummer/former Austinite turned Amsterdammer, Shandon Sahm is my guest for episode 801! Shandon has just released a new ep, Sahm Covers Sahm on Friendly Folk Records. It's a collection of his legendary father, Doug Sahm's songs. Shandon moved to Amsterdam a year ago and loves it. We have a great conversation about what prompted his move to Amsterdam, growing up with Doug, The Meat Puppets, what made him record Sahm Covers Sahm, his extreme love of Amsterdam, his up coming ep and much, much more! I had a great time catching up with Shandon. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!

Ciao! -JG

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Episode 800: Live At Cosmic Coffee + Beer Garden w/ Ray Prim, Laurie Gallardo, Nöelle Hampton and Acey Monaro

• May 7th, 2019

Hello friends! Welcome to episode 800 recorded live at Cosmic Coffee + Beer Garden in Austin, TX on Sunday, May 5th.  I want to thank everyone who came out and celebrated with us, Cosmic for having us, Travis from Klayman Productions for recording the show and running sound, you for listening and my wonderful guests, Ray Prim, Laurie Gallardo, Nöelle Hampton ( The Belle Sounds) and Acey Monaro (Go Fever)! We have an insane conversation about Ray's love of television shows, Laurie's new podcast that asks the question, "What's your darkness?", Nöelle's teenage pal, Tupac, Acey's wild Saturday night and much, much more! I hope you enjoy it. I sure did. Thank you so much for listening to "How Did I Get Here?". It's been a true blessing in my life to connect with my music community and to bring this show to you guys. Thank you. Let's get down!

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Episode 799: Music From The Podcast

• May 3rd, 2019

Hello friends! Welcome to episode 799 where I get to play D.J. and play some songs that I got turned on to by guests over the last hundred episodes. I also made a Spotify playlist with even more songs from the show. Check it out here, Spotify Playlist. Anyway, I hope you enjoy this episode as much as I enjoyed making it. Here's the track listing...

1. Jaimee Harris - "Depressive State"

2. Shy Beast - "Monday/Sunday"

3. Edie Brickell & New Bohemians - "What Makes You Happy"

4. Ben Dickey - "I Think It's All Different"

5. Billy Harvey - "The Arsonist"

6. Queue Queue - "Man Boy"

7. Eric Tessmer - "Good So Bad"

8. Jeff Plankenhorn - "Sleeping Dogs"

9. Daisy O'Connor - "Ether"

10. Go Fever - "Cling"

11. Western Youth - "Hangin' On"

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Episode 798: Highlights

• April 30th, 2019

Hello friends! Welcome to Episode 798: Highlights, where you get to hear some bits of conversations from the show's last hundred episodes. Darden Smith talks about how we all need to hear words of inspiration, Jaimee Harris talks about dealing with depression, Ben Dickey talks about getting the part for and playing "Blaze", Kathy Valentine talks about the six weeks that the Go Go's had the number one album in the country, Jackie Venson talks about practice, Eric Tessmer talks about he inspiration for his song, "Good So Bad", Kydd Jones talks about the Austin Hip-Hop scene and Superfónicos talk about Colombia and Colombian music. Great conversations with great artists! Let's get down!

Ciao! -JG 

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Episode 797: The South Austin Moonlighters Return Again!

• April 26th, 2019

Hello friends! The South Austin Moonlighters return to the show for episode 797! Their latest album, the Anders Osborne produced, Travel Light, on Station House Records, drops Friday, May 17th. They're celebrating with release show in Austin at The Saxon Pub on Friday, May 10th and they'll be hitting the road promoting the record after that. Go to thesouthaustinmoonlighters.com for tour dates, music, videos and more. We have a great conversation about working with the brilliant Anders Osborne as producer, how they choose the songs with so many songwriters, making Travel Light in Louisiana and much more! I always have a great time hanging with fine gentlemen. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!

Ciao! -JG

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Episode 796: Adrí Lavigne / Stephanie Marlar W/ “May The 4th Be With Y’all” Stops By!

• April 23rd, 2019

Hello friends! Singer/songwriter, Adrí Lavigne is my guest for episode 796! He is releasing  a new single, the Matt Novesky (Blue October) produced, "Take Me Home" this Friday, May 26th. He jumped into a career in music about a year ago, which is soon, but he's already in the studio with real dudes. Go adrilavigne.com for music, show dates and more. Adrí and I have a great conversation about growing up in Géraudot France, a village of about 300, the culture shock of moving to the U.S. at 10 years old, making music with his dad, working with Matt Novesky and much more. I had a great time getting to know Adrí. I'm sure you will too. Plus, the amazing Stephanie Marlar stops by to chat about her big Star Wars themed event, the 4th annual "May The 4th Be With Y'all" benefitting Ronald McDonald House taking place Saturday, May 4th from 2pm to midnight at The Highball here in Austin. The event is a must for any Star Wars fan and includes an art show, live tattooing, Star Wars themed performances. Find out more at silverlegcreative.org. Let's get down!

Ciao! -JG

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Episode 795: Edan Archer

• April 19th, 2019

Hello friends! Gainesville, Florida singer/songwriter, Edan Archer is my guest for episode 795! Edan's latest single, "Bad Imitation Of Something Good" is available now where ever you stream or download your jams. She'll be playing the Stagecoach Country Music festival in Indio, Ca next Friday, April 26th. Go to edanarcher.com for show dates, music, videos and more. Edan and I had a great and very entertaining conversation when she was in town about a month ago about growing up going to Mexico, living in Miami, making music in Gainesville, her time in Texas and much more! I hope you enjoy getting to know Edan. I sure did. Let's get down!

Ciao! -JG

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