Episode 295: Christopher Durst / Cautiontape Checks In

• July 29th, 2014

hello friends! i hope you're all doing well. i'm good. i'm up early, about to go running before it gets to 100 degrees. zuri and i had a great time last night. we went to dinner at some old friends' house for dinner. i saw other old friends. it was so fun. it made me realize that people need to have more dinner parties. it's nice to see old friends and it's nice to have a get together outside of a performance place or a bar. i'd like to thank adam and christy for the lovely dinner and amazing hang. if you're in austin tonight, tuesday, july 29th 2014, come out to strange brew. i'll be opening for the great steve poltz tonight instead of the regular residency show. come out! steve is amazing!

my guest for episode 295 is photographer, christopher durst! i met chris a couple of months ago at a photo shoot for "music and mutts". i knew his work and seen a bunch of it online and was a fan already, but getting to know him has been a real pleasure. he's a class act. he's shot everyone from willie nelson to jane's addiction, traveled the world with bands and shot festivals around the world. his experience has been genuinely exciting because he's a real artist and he gets into the heart and soul of his subjects and brings that out in the some of the most beautiful visuals i've seen in a long time. the guy is a true talent. today he's launching a new company, music imagery inc.! it's a revolutionary business model set up to help musicians get the best images without having to pay out of pocket. find out more at christopherdurst.com i had a great time getting to know christopher. i'm sure you will too. let's get down!
ciao! -jg
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Episode 294: Museum Of Magnetic Sound Recording - Martin Theophilus

• July 25th, 2014

hello my friends! i hope you're hitting your summer stride. maybe you've had a vacation or gone to the movies or found the right pool with the right pool guests. indoors or out, beating them or joining them, i hope the summer is yours. the summer of YOU! i haven't truly taken advantage of summer. i've only gone swimming once, no pool parties, just announced my summer jam last week. well, i'm making up for it next week. on august 1st, i'm heading out to the beach for "beach weekend 2014"! yes. i'm going to galveston to stay in a beach house with my family for a few days. they're gonna meet my girlfriend, zuri. zuri's gonna meet them... it's all going down next week. i can't wait!

my guest for episode 294 is martin theophilus from the museum of magnetic sound recording! yes. i said the museum of magnetic sound recording. have a look for yourself MOMSR.ORG. i saw martin on the news last saturday morning talking about the museum and how they've started an indiegogo campaign to get some storage because martin and his wife, chris, house over 180 tape machines and hundreds of microphones in their home. anyway, i looked them up, reached out to them and martin and chris came over to tell me what the museum is about and what they need to make this dream a reality. i would love to have this museum in austin. i would go there all the time. i know a lot of my engineer, producer and audio-nerd friends would absolutely LOVE it too. i had a great time talking to martin and getting to know about the museum. i'm going to look at their collection soon. i'll post pictures on the facebook page. i hope enjoy my conversation with martin. i did. let's get down!
ciao! -jg
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Episode 293: Zak Loy

• July 22nd, 2014

hello jive turkeys! i hope this super-sized episode finds you healthy, happy and enjoying the summer. i am. i got out and saw a couple of bands on friday. i saw löwin and casual strangers at the mohawk on friday. great times. skyrocket played on saturday at the roost. also, a very good time. tonight, my solo residency at strange brew continues. my guests will be salim nourallah from dallas and jason blum from nyc. the madness starts at 8 come out and say hi. here's the lowdown, the lowdown 

my guest for episode 293 is the amazingly talented guitar player and incredible hang, zak loy! zak is currently the guitar player in ed kowalczyk's touring band and alpha rev. i first met him in like 1999 when he was co-leader of the teen-pop-rock band, dames violet with his brother beaux. he was just 15 and he was talented, humble, fearless, sweet and incredibly ambitious. 15 years later he's only more of the same. we have a lengthy and entertaining conversation that goes from having guitars made for him, managers, record companies and huge gigs as a teenager, his love and respect for the scene he came up in, playing with alpha rev, dames violet, mother's anthem and ed kowalczyk, touring the world with kowalczyk, opening for and meeting the rolling stones and much, much more. this guy is a class act. i had a great time catching up with him. i'm sure you will too. let's get down!
ciao! -jg
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Episode 292: GOBI / Löwin

• July 18th, 2014

hello friends! i'm just waking up to some crazy reports of flash flooding overnight here in austin. i'm gonna go survey the damage when i go running in a bit. apparently, there was SEVEN inches of rain on the east side where i live. anyway, i hope you guys are all doing well wherever you are.  i want to remind you guys that my tuesday night residency at strange brew in austin continues this coming tuesday, 7/22. i have great guests who have both been on the show, jason blum and salim nourallah. here's the facebook event for it https://www.facebook.com/events/1455990667987885/ i think all of my guests have been on the podcast... ha ha. am i really just realizing that now?

episode 292 is a double-header! first up, pop group, GOBI (i'm wearing the shirt they gave me as i'm writing this. thanks guys!). there's not much dance/pop music going on in austin, but i'm happy to report that what is happening is great! the guys from GOBI stopped by a couple of weeks ago and we chatted about what they do, what they're up to and the release show they're having for their single, "born to dance" at stubb's in austin on july 25th. great guys, great conversation. our next guest is sara houser from the rock band, löwin. sara has been on the show before with her old band, the couch, but they have since split up and she has narrowed her focus, written some great songs, put a great band together and is out there kicking ass as we speak. they're actually playing a show TONIGHT friday, july 18th at the mohawk in austin, tx. anyway, sara and i have a great conversation about her journey and the new band, löwin. i had a great time talking to these two bands and it's nice to know that there is such diversity in this crazy little music scene. let's get down!
ciao!
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Episode 291: Charlie Mars

• July 16th, 2014

hello friends! i hope your summer is filled with summer fun! it's about to be really be summer for me. in a couple of weeks, SKYROCKET! will be off for three weeks. i know. the band is always going, but we're actually taking a break. i'll still be playing tuesdays at strange brew. i'm going to the beach for the first few days and of course i'll be doing some podcasting, but i'm going to be doing some writing and recording as well. i played strange brew last night with aj vallejo and kendall beard. it was a fun show! i'm looking forward to playing next tuesday with salim nourallah and jason blum. come out!

my guest for episode 291 is singer/songwriter, charlie mars! i met charlie about a decade ago when we were on the same tour. you might know him from his tours with r.e.m., the dixie chicks, bob schneider, or his song "listen to the darkside" which features mary louise parker in the video or his relelntless solo touring. anyway, charlie was in town doing some shows a few weeks ago. i went over to our mutual friend, andy's house and talked about growing up a misfit in mississippi, finding himself through music, making albums, touring working with tchad blake, jim scott and billy harvey determination to be the best and much, much more. his amazing new album, the money, comes out october 14th 2014. i had a good time getting to know charlie. you will too. let's get down!
ciao! -jg
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Episode 290: Jess Klein Returns! / Dr. Ellen Jefferson from Austin Pets Alive!

• July 11th, 2014

hello friends! i am writing you, appropriately, with my dogs laying their heads on my lap. it's an amazing feeling. i don't live with my dogs anymore, but i share custody with their mom since we broke up and when she goes out of town, i stay with them and we have a blast. anyway, they're big dogs and they're rescues. they've brought their mom and me more joy than you can imagine. on the show today, i have a quick conversation with dr. ellen jefferson form austin pets alive!. i was asked to be in their "music and mutts" campaign and after i did the photo shoot, dr. jefferson asked me if i would want a tour of the facility. i did. i was touched and amazed by the hard work put in by all of the staff and volunteers and what they were able to pull off being funded by the community. i invited dr. jefferson over to explain what austin pets alive! does and what we, as a community can do to keep austin a "no-kill" city and what you can do to make your city a "no kill" city. check it out. go to austinpetsalive.org to find out how YOU can get involved.

my guest for episode 290 is singer/songwriter, jess klein! jess was on the show a couple of years ago when she released, behind a veil. well, she's just released her toughest album to date, learning faith. the album was inspired by klein's relentless quest for spritual truth. the album's sound and subject matter are her toughest to date. jess stopped by and we talked about the album, being inspired by protesting along side wendy davis last summer, romance, touring, staying inspired and much, much more. she's out on tour of the southeast right now! check out jessklein.com to get the record and to find out when she's coming to a town near you! jess and i always have entertaining conversations. i hope you enjoy it as much as i did. let's get down!
ciao! -jg
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Episode 289: The Mastersons

• July 8th, 2014

hello summertime lovers! i hope you're all recovered from 4th of july weekend. i am. i had a good weekend. went to a wedding, played, wrote a song and watched some movies. my residency at strange brew continues tonight at 8 pm. my guests are daisy and graham wilkinson. i'm looking forward to it. i'm excited to play a song with each of them. if you're in austin tonight, tuesday, july 8th, come out to strange brew at 8pm and check out some great songwriters in the flesh. here's the deets... https://www.facebook.com/events/843999768946114/

my guests for episode 289 are the amazing duo, the mastersons! you might know chris and eleanor from being members of steve earle's band, the dukes. they've also spent this summer opening for and performing with steve earle and the dukes. their second album, the incredibly gorgeous, good luck charm, comes out today! i highly recommend it. anyway, chris and eleanor came by back in may and we sat down and talked about, making good luck charm in l.a. with jim scott, writing songs, working as a couple as side people and front people, and much, much more. i really liked getting to know the mastersons. i know you will too. let's get down!
ciao! -jg
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Episode 288: Kelley Mickwee

• July 4th, 2014

happy 4th of july my fellow americans! for those of you not in the u.s., happy friday! i hope you're all well and you have great plans for this holiday. i woke up today to the pool at my apartments totally trashed. i saw a bunch of people partying like crazy when i got home from my gig last night at like midnight. now there are beer cans everywhere, tables are turned over and the exercise room is totally flooded because they stopped up the toilets. why am i complaining to you? because i think it's ugly. don't trash public places. i was gonna spend some time at the pool today. now i can't. happy 4th of july!

my guest for episode 288 is singer/songwriter, kelley mickwee! you might know her from americana sensation, the trishas. well, the trishas are on hiatus and kelley has taken it upon herself to make a solo album. her self-produced, debut solo album, you used to live here, comes out on july 22nd. you can go to kelleymickwee.com to hear some of it. it's amazing! she's already gotten some great reviews and recognition for making a very special album. kelley came by and we talked about making her record in memphis, writing her first songs after getting a publishing deal, professional songwriting appointments in nashville, inside the trishas' phenomenal rise and much, much more. kelley is super cool and a great hang! i hope you like getting to know her as much as i did. let's get down!
ciao! -jg
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Episode 287: Rick Hornyak

• July 1st, 2014

hello my friends! i hope you have your plans ready for the 4th of july which is coming up this friday. i do. i'm actually going to a wedding. my friend joe is getting married on friday and i'm going to attend. i got my friend rusty to sub for me in skyrocket that night. they're playing at the house of blues in houston. i'll be with them on thursday and saturday, but not friday. i start my summer residency at strange brew tonight! yes! i'll be playing every tuesday at 8 pm at strange brew in austin, tx. if you are around, come out. it will be a good time. here's a poster made by my friend, ramin nazer. https://www.facebook.com/events/1470709166502528/  my guests tonight are joseph king and jeremy nail.

my guest for episode 287 is singer/songwriter rick hornyak! rick moved here from pennsylvania a few years ago to pursue his musical ambitions. he sold everything he had including his house and headed to austin. i met rick at steve poltz show a couple of months ago and he told me he listens to the show and wanted to come on. well, he did and we had a fantastic conversation about his journey. he'll be on the road playing in wisconsin and pennsylvania for the next few weks. look him up and go check him out. i hope you enjoy getting to know rick. i did. let's get down!
ciao! -jg
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Episode 286: Angus Clark

• June 27th, 2014

hello universal soldiers! i hope you're all living the american dream. i'm good. i played with skyrocket last night at this place called, the roost. it was good. sometimes it just takes us being together and making each other laugh to make it a good show. we're lucky like that. i'm starting a residency this coming tuesday 7/1 at strange brew in austin, tx. i'll be playing every tuesday in july and august while my friend, jeff plankenhorn, is on vacation. it's called, "johnny goudie and friends". i'll have one person playing a 30 minute set before me, then i'll join them for their last song. after that song, they'll leave the stage and i'll stay up and play my set. then i'll be joined by the last person for my last song and i'll leave the stage and that person will play their set. i'm trying to make it a seamless show which should be fun for the audience. my guests on tuesday will be joseph king and jeremy nail. here's the event page https://www.facebook.com/events/1470709166502528/

my guest for episode 286 is the phenomenally talented guitar player, angus clark! angus is friend of mine i met through playing with song division, but you might know his from trans siberian orchestra, "rock of ages" on broadway, daredevil squadron or any of his instructional videos on youtube. needless to say, he's an accomplished player. i met up with angus when i was in new york a few weeks ago. he came to my hotel room in brooklyn and we talked about everything, growing up in new york city, finding david gilmore, bending strings in tune, touring with kitaro, the amount of production involved in a trans siberian orchestra tour and much, much more. i had a great time getting to know angus. i'm sure you will too. let's get down!
ciao! -jg
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