Episode 628: Jason Morris From Hours Quiet, The Clouds Are Ghosts & Lunar Gold

• September 23rd, 2017

Hello friends! Sorry for the late posting, I've been sick the last few days. Jason Morris, frontman for Hours Quiet, The Clouds Are Ghosts and Lunar Gold is my guest for episode 628! Jason Stopped by last week and we had a great chat about being a musician in Austin for 17 years, the trials of keeping bands together, getting words of wisdom from Jimmy Buffet, Garry Shandling's steak preferences keeping three bands going and writing for each one and much, much more! I had a great time getting to know Jason. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!

ciao! -jg

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Episode 627: Color Candy / Christine Albert Stops By To Talk About Swan Songs Serenade Benefit Concert!

• September 19th, 2017

Hello friends! Indie/pop rockers, Color Candy are my guests on the show for episode 627! Their gorgeous debut e.p., Beach Ball came out this summer and the band has been busy playing shows in support of it. They'll be playing this Sunday, September 24th at The 37th Annual Pecan Street Festival at 2 pm on the Trinity stage. Merri Palmer, Robert Willis and Kevin Martin stopped by a few weeks ago and i got to know all about Color Candy. Find Beach Ball and a listing of all their shows at colorcandysound.com I had a great time getting to know these guys. I'm sure you will too. Plus, my old friend, Christine Albert stops by to talk about The 2017 Swan Songs Serenade Benefit Concert Featuring Ruthie Foster taking place on Wednesday, October 18th at Riverbend Center for the Arts. Swan Songs care program is the fulfillment of musical last wishes for people at the end of their lives with no charge to the patient or family for this service. Get tickets for the event and find out how to donate at swansongs.org Let's get down!

ciao! -jg

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Episode 627: The Human Circuit / Chris Searles Talks Saving The Rainforest With Biointegrity

• September 15th, 2017

Hello friends! Mat Oldiges and Mickey Christopher from the 9-piece, orchestral, power/pop powerhouse, The Human Circuit are my guests for episode 627! Their briliant, new album, Electric City is available now and the video for their single, "Greeves" is featured in the Austin Music Video Festival going on right now. You can see the videos, hear the musics and find out when you can see The Human Circuit by going to thehumancircuit.org You can catch them at The 37th Annual Pecan Street Festival on Saturday, Sept. 23rd at 7pm on the Trinity Stage. I had a grat conversation with Mat and Mickey and I'm a huge fan of The Human Circuit. I'm sure you will be too.

Plus, my old friend, Chris Searles from Biointegrity.net checks in via Skype. Biointegrity is an amazing non-profit that is committed to empowering people to protect and restore the Earth's biological integrity. I'll be playing in a fundraiser for Biointegrity, it's "Neil and Us" a tribute to Neil Young featuring Giulia Millanta, Michael Fracasso, Darin Murphy, Gabe Rhodes, Kacy Crowley, Noelle Hampton and more! "Neil and Us" Takes place Wednesday, September 20th at 7:30 pm at Lemon Lounge in Austin, TX Go HERE for more info. Let's get down!

ciao! -jg

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Episode 626: Kathy Valentine Returns Again!

• September 12th, 2017

Former Go-Go, current Bluebonnet and one of my favorite people, Kathy Valentine returns to the show for episode 626! Kathy's has a busy year and she's back on the show to talk about it. Plus, she's started a new series assembling the talent of women in the arts called, "She Factory". The first of the series is a song pool featuring Nina Diaz (Girl In A Coma), Carolyn Wonderland, Jane Ellen Bryant, Suzanna Choffel, Ruthie Foster and Patricia Vonne. It takes place at The Townsend on Tuesday, September 19th from 8-10:30. You can find out all the details HERE. Kathy and I have  great conversation about The Bluebonnets newest album, Tonewrecker, her solo singles she's been releasing,  the idea behind and the future of "She Factory", her memoir and much, much more! I always love hanging out with Kathy. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!

ciao! -jg

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Episode 625: Ray Prim / Reenie Harwood Collins Stops By To Talk About HAAM Day!

• September 8th, 2017

My old pal, singer/songwriter, Ray Prim returns to the show for episode 625! His amazing new album, To Whom It May Concern drops next Friday, September 15th and he's celebrating with a release show that same night at The North Door here in Austin. Go to rayprim.com for ticket and album info. Ray and I have a great conversation about making To Whom It May Concern with co-producer, Omar Vallejo, winning a Black Fret grant and what he did with the money, relearning guitar after shoulder sugery, he tries to sell me on "Game of Thrones" and much, much more! It's always a great chat with with this talented and hilarious dude. Plus, Reenie Harwood Collins stops by to talk about HAAM Day (Tuesday, 9/12) and all things HAAM. Go to myhaam.org for a listing of music, venues and participating businesses. Let's get down!

ciao! -jg

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Episode 624: Joseph King & The Mad Crush

• September 5th, 2017

Hello friends! Things are still a mess on the Gulf Coast of Texas and cities like Houston, Beumont and others still need your help. People have really gone above and beyond for each other over the last week in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. Donate to The Salvation Army, The Red Cross and The Central Texas Food Bank HERE. Keep it up, they're going to need it for a while.

New York City singer/songwriter, raconteur and one of my best friends, Joseph King from Joseph King & The Mad Crush returns to the show! Their brilliant new e.p. I Miss Everything is available now. Joseph was doing a solo tour in Texas last week and stopped by the apartment to chat about his new band, I Miss Everything, what happens when your team breaks down prior to release, the secret meaning of "sofaplaya", connecting with your audience, his next recording peoject and much, much more. Joseph is a great artist and a great guy. I Miss Everything is his best work yet. Find music, show dates & more at josephkingmusic.com I hope you enjoy our conversation. I sure did. Let's get down!

ciao! -jg

 

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Episode 623: Curse Mackey / Louie Carr Stops By Between Rescue Trips To Houston

• September 1st, 2017

Hello friends! Hurricane Harvey has really laid some destruction on our fair state. Over 38,000 people are in shelters and the time to help is now. This page on texasmonthly.com shows you the many ways you can help those in need. Speaking of which, my friend, Louie Carr stopped by after his first trip to Houston. Louie and his partners at BMUSED Imaging bought a boat, grabbed an R.V. and headed to Houston to rescue people from their flooded streets and homes. It's an extremely intense scenme down there as Louie tells us. Also, he let's us know what the most needed spplies are. Louie is a real hero among many others who have come to the aid of these people in need.

Industrial rock hero, Curse Mackey is my guest on the show today! You might know Curse from his many musical projects including, PIGFACE, Evil Mothers, My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult, DJ and solo performances and even his latest project, Amorous. He's also a real art currator, he's published two books of art, he's the co-founder of Mosaic Sound Collective, he's composed and produced music for video games and much, much more. Find him at cursemackey.com Curse is a real artist and a great hang. I hope you enjoy getting to know him. I sure did. Let's get down!

ciao! -jg

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Episode 622: Caleb Elliott / Rain Perry Checks In “The Shopkeeper” Is Out Now!

• August 29th, 2017

Our thoughts and prayers are with our fellow Texans affected by Hurricane Harvey. If you're wondering how you can help, Texas Monthly has compiled a list of ways you can help Texasmonthly.com Help out now.

Muscle Shoals singer/songwriter/cellist, Caleb Elliott is my guest for episode 622! caleb stopped by last week when he was in town on tour. We have a great conversation about being a sideman and frontman, touring solo, the Muscle Shoals studio scene, growing up the son of a preacher, Natchitoches LA and much, much more. find Caleb at Calebelliott.com Plus, Rain Perry's brilliant new documentary, "The Shopkeeper" about my mentor, Mark Hallman, his studio, The Congres House and the changing music business is out now! Find it at shopkeepermovie.com Rain checks in via Skype to talk about making "The Shopkeeper" and more. Let's get down!

ciao! -jg

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Episode 621: Cowboy Diplomacy

• August 25th, 2017

Hello friends! I hope you're all doing well. Ian Cochran and Matt Leslie from Cowboy Diplomacy are my guests for episode 621! Their debut album, It's No Alibi comes out today, Friday August 25th. The album was produced by Eric Harrison and mastered by the legendary Howie Weinberg (Wilco, Spoon). Cowboy Diplomacy has only been around for a year, but in that year they've been runner-up for "Best New Band" in The Austin Chronicle Music Awards, nominated for a Black Fret grant, garnered a big following through their residency at The Black Heart and much more. Find out how to get their album, when they're playing next and more by going to cowboydiplomacymusic.com I had a great time getting to know Ian and Matt. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!

ciao! -jg

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Episode 620: The Mrs / Charlie Faye Stops By!

• August 22nd, 2017

Hello friends! I hope you all had a good total eclipse of the sun yesterday. I did. The Mrs are my guests on the show today! In 2009, Andra Liemandt and Jenny Mason picked up musical instruments and decided to start a band with the idea of making music to help women see themselves in a more positive light. 8 years later they've been featured in People Magazine, CBS News, Fox News, Billboard Magazine, their "Magic Mirror" video has over 5 million plays, their single "I'm Enough" charted in Billboard's "Hot A.C." chart, they've opened for some of the biggest bands you know, Their self-titled debut album is out now and the second single, "Somewhere To Go" is just coming out of the gates. These women are bringing a message of empowerment, understanding and love in a time when the world needs it most. I had an amazing conversation with Andra, Jenny and their bandmates, Larissa Ness and Mandy Prater. I hope you enjoy it. I sure did. Find tourdates, music and videos of The Mrs at themrs.com

Plus, Charlie Faye and the Fayettes are about to go into the studio to record their second album and they'd like your help. Charlie stopped by last week and told me all about their new Pledgemusic campaign with lots of incentives, special updates and video content available only to donors. Go to Charlie Faye and the Fayettes PledgeMusic Campaign  for more info. Let's get down!

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