Episode 486: Jeremy Nail

• May 2nd, 2016

hello friends! i hope you all had a great weekend. i had a good one. photographer, todd wolfson came a shot some amazing photos of my dogs on saturday. the guys were extremely cooperative and at the end, my dog taylor acted all crazy and vicious for the todd. it was hilarious, i'll post some photos of it on the facebook page. then, saturday night skyrocket returned to our old haunt, cedar street courtyard. the show was really fun. people came and they were excited to see us at that venue again. we'll be back there soon. this weekend i finally got on periscope. i don't quite know what to make of it yet. i periscoped a bit, but i'm not sure what or when to periscope. i want to do some stuff with the podcast. i'll let you know when i do. 

my guest for episode 486 is amazing singer/songwriter and one of my favorite people in the world, jeremy nail! jeremy's profoundly powerful and gorgeous new album, my mountain, comes out tomorrow, tuesday, may 3rd. it was produced by the amazing alejandro escovedo, mixed by rock legend, jim scott. the album features the talents of chris searles, bobby daniel, chris masterson, eleanor whitmore, jazz mills, dana falconberry, stephen barber and me. jeremy and i have a great conversation about what it took to make my mountain, surviving cancer, how he couldn't cut it as a rancher, working with legends and much, much more. you can see jeremy perform my mountain at his record release show this friday, may 6th at strange brew in austin, tx. you can find out where and when he's performing by going to jeremynail.com. i hope you enjoy my conversation with jeremy as much as i did. let's get down!

ciao! -jg

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Episode 485: Altamesa

• April 29th, 2016

hey gang! i hope you're all doing well. i've been hanging out with my dogs this week. it's been a real blast! i love hanging with my dogs. for those of you in austin, i want to let you know that the band i'm in, skyrocket will be playing at cedar street courtyard this saturday april, 30th at 9:30. if you haven't seen us, it's a good time. i think i'm going to see adrien quesada's new band at uncle billy's here in austin on sunday. looking forward to that. what's you're weekend like?

my guest for episode 485 is guitar player/singer/songwriter, evan charles who plays under the name altamesa. he has a new album out out, the long ride home and he'll be playing every wednesday at the hole in the wall in austin in june. you can find the long ride home at the altamesa bandcamp page. we have a great conversation about recording with jonas wilson, touring with the happen ins, playing with nic armstrong, the power of herman hesse and much, much more. i hope you enjoy getting to know evan. i did. let's get down!

ciao! -jg
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Episode 484: Jonathan Terrell

• April 26th, 2016

hello friends! i hope you all had a good weekend. things are good here. i've gotten a lot of feedback about friday's show with klbj morning show producer and all-around cool woman, carissa mcatee. you all seem to find her honesty refreshing and compelling. her story is intense and she has an amazing outlook. dealing with food issues, sobriety and break-ups on the air every morning can be a pretty intense experience and carissa is a champ. if you haven't heard it, go back and check it out.

my guest for episode 484 is singer/songwriter, solo artist, rock and roll frontman and texas gentleman, jonathan terrell. some of you may know jonathan from his rock and roll band, not in the face, but he's also an amazing americana solo artist. his most recent release, past the lights of town shows the depths of his songwriting skills. we have a great conversation about black fret, not in the face, touring europe, writing songs, past the lights of town balancing both projects and much, much more. i had a great time getting to know jonathan. i'm sure you will too. let's get down!

ciao! -jg
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Episode 483: Carissa McAtee

• April 22nd, 2016

hello friends. i'm so sad to hear about the death of one of my favorite artists, prince. what a sad, sad loss. play your prince records, sing his songs, celebrate his life and music. i'm crying purple tears.

my guest for episode 483 is radio personality, carissa mcatee! carissa is a producer and on-air personality on the incredibly popular klbj morning show with dudley & bob + matt. if you listen to the show, you know her very, very well. if you don't, you will get to know her very, very well on this show. we talk about, eating disorders, getting sober, revealing your whole life on the radio and much, much more. i hope you enjoy getting to know carissa. i sure did. let's get down!

ciao! -jg
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Episode 482: Kady Rain

• April 19th, 2016

hello friends! floods are taking over today here in texas. houston has been hit hard and i hope all of our houston friends are safe and dry. i was in houston this weekend playing a couple of shows with skyrocket. i spent record store day there. i went to cactus music and sig's lagoon. i didn't get any "special releases", but i scored some good vinyl and got some gifts for folks. i hope you got to get out to some mom and pop record stores this weekend too. you can find my record store day pics at our facebook page.

my guests for episode 482 are pop music geniuses, kady rain and ben bazzrea! they have a brilliant new single dropping this week called, "can't save us" you can hear it at the end of the show. kady and ben stopped by a couple of weeks ago and we had a fantastic conversation about writing pop songs, how to be a pop band in austin, crazy parties when kady was my neighbor, internet trolls and much, much more!
you can hear their music and find out when they're playing by going to kadyrain.com. i hope enjoy getting to know kady and ben. i sure did. let's get down!

ciao! -jg
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Episode 481: The Accidentals Return!

• April 15th, 2016
hello gang! i hope you're all doing well. i am up super early so that i can get some shit done before i leave town for the weekend with skyrocket. i'll be in houston tomorrow for record store day. i'll be hitting cactus music, sig's lagoon and where ever else my record buying takes me. if you don't know the mom and pop record stores in your town, here's a good resource to find stores participating on record store day! http://www.recordstoreday.com/Venues happy shopping!


my guests for episode 481 are the pride of traverse city mi, insanely talented, extremely sweet, the accidentals! these guys were on the show a year ago during sxsw 2015, well, sxsw 2016 rolled around and we had them back! since they were last here, they've been on the road the whole time. touring the u.s., playing festivals, picking up a gaggle of fans along the way. they're on tour now, just go to moreaccidentals.com to find out when they're coming to a town near you and pick up their album, bittersweet. we have another great conversation about touring, puppy parties, keeping it together as a band by being sweet to each other and much, much more. i hope you enjoy my conversation with the accidentals. i sure did. lets' get down!

ciao! -jg
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Episode 480: Calliope Musicals Return!

• April 12th, 2016

hello friends! i hope you're all doing well. i'm good. i'm getting ready to make a yummy cuban chicken recipe i found on pinterest a couple of weeks ago. it's pretty easy. you just get a rotisserie chicken, shred the breasts, marinate them in lime, lemon or any citrus you like for a couple of hours, fry it up with some onions until it's crispy then serve it with rice, black beans and sliced avocado. i'll let you know how it went on friday's show.

my guests for episode 480 are austin's own calliope musicals! they were on the show last fall and now they're back and their new album, time owes you nothing comes out this friday, april 15th and they're having a very special record release show on friday here in austin at central presbyterian church. go to calliopemusicals.com. we have a great conversation about sxsw, being black fret nominees, the evils of facebook, making time owes you nothing, keeping it up when you're playing two shows a day for a week and much, much more! i love these guys and i'm sure you will too. let's get down!

ciao! -jg
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Episode 479: Eric Dingus Returns!

• April 8th, 2016

hello friends! i hope you're all doing well. i'm good. very tired. i played last night with my band, ladyband johnson at the townend here in austin. we had a great time. i wish we could have played longer. heading out to houston today to play some private events with skyrocket. looking forward to that. also, we'll be staying in my favorite hotel, so that's always a plus. i'm not sure you keep up with the cooking webseries i have with my old pal, aj vallejo, called, "cooking/drinking with johnny and aj". we made a crazy bloody mary last week with "bloody revolution" bloody mary mix and tito's vodka. well, both companies saw it and we have cases of both now. thanks to bloody revolution and tito's vodka! check out our show here .

my guest for episode 479 is producer/dj/beat maker/label owner, eric dingus. eric was on the show 3 years ago when he was 17 and making beats in his room for rappers. well, since then he's created a label called, dream sequence records, produced a song for drake, toured europe, the u.s. and canada dj-ing and much, much more. i had a great time catching up with this thoughtful, humble and extremely talented artist who is bringing a new sound to hip hop and electronic music. i hope you enjoy getting to know eric dingus again. i sure did. let's get down!

ciao! -jg
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Episode 478: Wonderbitch Returns!

• April 5th, 2016

hello friends! i hope you're all doing well and enjoying the spring. i am. i was in las vegas this weekend playing a show with skyrocket. i don't get all vegas-y. i didn't gamble, i only had two drinks and i didn't freaky deaky with any prostitutes. a guy asked me if i was looking for "party favors"  while i was walking through the casino at my hotel. so at least i still look like i party even though i was just a nerd heading to his hotel room to do his podcast intro. quick plug. i'm playing some songs tomorrow with the bluebonnets at the townsend here in austin for my friend steven's birthday show. should be a good time.

my guests for episode 478 are austin's psychedelic, 80's dance band, wonderbitch! wonderbitch was on the show a few months ago when they were the austin music foundation's band of the month. now they're back with the worlds premier of their new single, "miracle drive" which drops later this week but you can hear it first on this show. they having a single release show saturday, april 9th here in austin at swan dive. you can find out where they're playing and hear their music by going to wonderbitch.com. we have a great conversation about recording their new song, "miracle drive", social media and how to "michael bay" your career, redefining their sound, finding the best 80's synth sounds and much, much more. i had a great time talking to these guys again. dig it! let's get down!

ciao! -jg
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Episode 477: Bruce Sudano

• April 1st, 2016

hello friends! i hope you're all doing well out there in the world. i'm good. i have a busy day of running errands, laundry, writing two songs and of course, this podcast. i'm headed to vegas tomorrow to play a show with skyrocket. should be fun. i'm bringing my recording gear just in case i can interview donny osmond or an elvis impersonator. i hope you guys have a good weekend. 

my guest for episode 477 is legendary singer/songwriter, bruce sudano. i caught up with bruce when he was in town for sxsw promoting his gorgeous new album, the burbank sessions. his illustrious career spans five decades starting with the band, alive n kickin' in the late 60's, then his r&b band in the early 70's, brooklyn dreams hooked up with donna summer and wrote and performed, "heaven knows" with the disco star. he ended up marrying donna summer and going on to write "bad girls" with her among many other songs. he work on and in films like, "thank god it's friday", "american hot wax" and "hollywood knights". his latest album, the burbank sessions is absolutely gorgeous. he's still making music that is relevant because it's honest, the expression is raw and real and he is just a bad-ass songwriter. check him out at brucesudano.com he'll be on tour in may. i hope enjoy getting to know this amazning artist/person. i sure did. let's get down!

ciao! -jg
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