Episode 863: Dave Scher

• December 3rd, 2019

Hello friends! Guitar playing, singing and songwriting multi-instrumentalist, Dave Scher is my guest for episode 863! He's currently producing an album for Beat Root Revival's Andrea Magee, playing with his own band, The Dave Scher Trio as well as playing guitar with artists like Jeff Plankenhorn, Ruthie Foster and more. Go to davescher.com for music, videos, show dates and more. Dave and I have a great conversation about growing up in Austin, Berklee College of Music, playing all of the instruments, producing other artists, being a Black Fret nominee and much more! I had a great time getting to know Dave. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!

Dave Scher is also a 2019 Black Fret nominee and Black Fret is hosting their annual "Black Fret Ball" this Saturday, December 7th at ACL Live at Moody Theater where they'll be giving away $250,000 to 20 artists. Go to blackfret.org for tickets and more info.

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Ciao! -JG


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Episode 862: Little Mazarn

• November 29th, 2019

Hello friends! I hope you had a great Thanksgiving holiday! Lindsey Verrill and Jeff Johnston also known as ethereal folk duo, Little Mazarn are my guests for episode 861! Their latest release, the dreamy Io is available now on all streaming services and vinyl. Go to littlemazarn.net for music, videos, show dates and more. We have a great conversation about how space plays a huge part of their sound, making Io, player pianos, playing the saw and banjo, the color "brown", bringing music back to home life and much more! I had a great time getting to know Lindsey and Jeff. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!

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Ciao! -JG

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Episode 861: Fastball Returns!

• November 26th, 2019

Hello friends! Miles Zuniga and Tony Scalzo from Fastball return to the show for episode 861! Their seventh album, the gorgeous, The Help Machine is being heralded as their best album yet and is available wherever you stream or download your jams. Go to www.fastballtheband.com for music, videos, tour dates and more. We have a great conversation about working with legendary producer Steve Berlin (Alejandro Escovedo, Faith No More, Rickie Lee Jones), what makes a Fastball song?, recording as a four piece with bass player, Bruce Hughes, writing songs as grown ups, running the their own label, touring and much more! I always have a great time talking to Tony and Miles. Enjoy! I hope you all have a happy and safe Thanksgiving holiday. Let's get down! 

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Ciao! -JG

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Episode 860: Mike Melinoe

• November 22nd, 2019

Hello friends! Hip-hop artist, visual artist, producer, model and Austin Music Foundation's Artist of the Month for November 2019, Mike Melinoe is my guest for episode 860! Mike's latest album, the amazing, Clajidu, dropped last week and is available wherever you stream or download your jams. Go to goldaintcheap.com for music, videos, artwork and more. We have a great conversation about growing up in the intensity of Detroit, art, numerology, "Mike Melinoe Day" in Austin, being homeless, making Clajidu and much more! I had a great time getting to know Mike. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!

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Ciao! -JG

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Episode 859: Shwa Losben Returns!

• November 19th, 2019

Hello friends! San Francisco based screenwriter/songwriter, Shwa Losben returns for episode 859! Shwa's first album in 9 years, the beautiful, You Would have Loved It, produced by Lang Freeman, dropped a couple of weeks ago and is available wherever you stream or download your jams. Go to shwamusic.com for more music and info. Shwa was in a few weeks ago for a screenwriting conference and we had a chance to sit down and catch up. We have a great conversation about his years on tour by himself, making You Would have Loved It, moving to San Francisco and studying screen writing, married life and much more! I had a great time catching up with Shwa. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!

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Ciao! -JG

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Episode 858: Tommy Rebel and the Righteous

• November 15th, 2019

Hello friends! Tommy Rebel and Rollie White from Tommy Rebel and the Righteous are my guests for episode 858! Their new album, the Chris "Frenchie" Smith produced rocker, Renaissance Dude drops Friday, January 31st wherever you stream and download your jams. Go to tommyrebelatr.com for music, videos, show dates and more! We have a great conversation about starting a band after watching The Beatles on Ed Sullivan, making Renaissance Dude at The Bubble, life in a power trio and much more! I had a great time getting to know Tommy and Rollie. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!

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Ciao! -JG

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Episode 857: Beat Root Revival

• November 12th, 2019

Hello friends!Ben Jones and Andrea Magee, better known as multi-instrumentalist roots duo, Beat Root Revival, are my guests for episode 857! Their brand new album, the Paul Leary produced, Up just dropped in October and is available where ever you stream and download your jams. You can see them on Saturday, November 30th at Saxon Pub in Austin. Go to beatrootrevival.com for more tour dates, videos, music and more. We have a great conversation about staying a team after being a couple, the move from the U.K. to Austin,  making Up, touring with Brian Wilson, Jeff Bridges, Brian Setzer and much more! I had a great time getting to know Andrea and Ben. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!

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Ciao! -JG

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Episode 856: Indian & The Jones

• November 8th, 2019

Hello friends! Jesse Schaefer, Tanner Evans and Sarah Dossey from Americana band, Indian & The Jones are my guests for episode 856! Their debut album, Texas drops next Friday, November 15th and they're celebrating with a release show on Thursday, November 14th at The 04 Center in Austin, TX. Go to indianandthejones.com for show dates, music and more. We have a great conversation about making Texas, Bluegrass vs. Country, songwriting, Tanner's knowledge of traditional American music and much more! I had a great time getting to know these talented folks. I'm sure you will too. Plus, we got an award! Check it out HERE! Thank you Austin Chronicle. Let's get down!

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Ciao! -JG

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Episode 855: Hong Kong Wigs

• November 5th, 2019

Hello friends! Sweet Spirit bass player, Jon Fichter, is the guitar playing frontman of the power trio, Hong Kong Wigs! Jon and Hong Kong Wigs bass player, Anastasia Wright are my guests for episode 855! Their latest single, promoting gun sensibility laws, "I'm So Free" is available exclusively on Bandcamp.com. You can pay-what-you-want for "I'm So Free" with all proceeds going to Everytown For Gun Safety, a nonprofit that advocates for universal background checks on firearm purchases. We have a great conversation about working in several bands, how open-carry gun laws suck, making, "I'm So Free" and their upcoming full-length album with engineer/mixer Dan Duszynski and much more! I had a great time getting to know Jon and Anastasia. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!

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Ciao! -JG

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Episode 854: Demi The Daredevil Returns!

• November 1st, 2019

Hello friends! Jeff Azar from Austin pop band, Demi The Daredevil returns to the show for episode 854! Demi The Daredevil has a brilliant new EP out, "Magic + Accidents" available wherever you stream and download your jams. Go to demithedaredevil.com for music, videos, show dates and more. Jeff and I have a great conversation about the musical changes between 2017's "Secret Schitzoid" and the brand new "Magic + Accidents", the amazing video for "Not Having A Blast", changing up the band, dealing with heavy issues through music and much more! I always have a great time hanging with Jeff. I'm sure you will too. Plus, I'm sick. :(

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Ciao! -JG

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