Episode 652: Eddie Wilson & Jesse Sublett

• December 15th, 2017

Hello friends! Austin music legends Eddie Wilson and Jesse Sublett are my guests on the show today! Eddie Wilson started The Armadillo World Headquarters in 1971, brought the cowboys and the hippies together under one strange and beautiful roof to bond over music made by people that would go on to be some of music's greatest legends. He and musician/author, Jesse Sublett wrote the definitive story of the celebrated, historical music/art venue. "Armadillo World Headquarters: A Memoir" by Eddie Wilson with Jesse Sublett is an amazing account of the place and the people set in motion the Austin music scene that we know today. You can find it at awhq.com We have a great conversation about getting AWHQ started, why Eddie left AWHQ, great stories about the old days at The Adrmadillo, Threadgill's, Thanksgiving with The Grateful Dead and much, much more. I really loved this book and had a blast chatting it up with these two legendary gentlemen. Enjoy. Let's get down!

ciao! -jg

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Episode 651: Kalu & The Electric Joint

• December 12th, 2017

Hello friends! Kalu James from kalu & The Electric Joint returns to the show today! Kalu has gone through some changes since his last visit to our show. Since his father's passing, he joined forces with his talented guitar playing co-writer, JT Holt and along with co-producer Brett Orrison they've made an amazing album about loss and redemption, Time Undone. Through the process of making the album and healing in life, Kalu ditched the nightly restaurant gigs and focused his energy on making an album with purpose. It's paid off. Kalu and I have a great conversation about comeing together with JT and making music, getting rid of his anger, becoming a U.S. citizen, making Time Undone, his connections to Widespread Panic and more. I always have a great time chatting with Kalu. Enjoy. Let's get down!

ciao! -jg

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Episode 650: Conrad Keely

• December 8th, 2017

Hello folks! Multi-instrumentalist, co-founder of ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, Conrad Keely is my guest for episode 650! Conrad recently moved back to the U.S. after living in a few countries and finally settling in Cambodia for a while where he recorded a brilliant solo album, Original Machines. You can find his music and his amazing art on his Facebook pages conradkeelymusicconradkeelyart. The Trail Of Dead are currently working on their 10th album and they're playing shows. Conrad and I have a great conversation about recording and living in Cambodia, the story of The Trail Of Dead, his artwork, being influenced by classical music, The Trail Of Dead's reputation of destruction and chaos and much, much more! I had a great time catching up with my old friend. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!

ciao! -jg

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Episode 649: Johnny Nicholas

• December 5th, 2017

Hello gang! My guest today, heralded blues/roots musician and songwriter Johnny Nicholas will reissue his long out-of-print 1977 album, Too Many Bad Habits, along with a special bonus disc of previously unreleased performances. The two-disc set has been completely remastered and includes the liner notes from the original Blind Pig LP release in 1977. A new set of liner notes written by acclaimed author/music critic Ed Ward will also accompany the CDs and vinyl. Featured artists on the original sessions included blues legends Big Walter Horton on harmonica and vocals, Johnny Shines on guitar and vocals and Boogie Woogie Red on piano and vocals, as well as Ray Benson and other luminaries of the original Asleep at the Wheel lineup. He'll be celebrating this re-release on Thursday, December 7th here in Austin with an instore at Waterloo Records at 5 pm and a relase party at Antone's at 9:30. Go to johnnynicholasblues.com for more info. Johnny and I have a great conversation about his storied journey following the coolest scenes in the U.S. from the late 60's to the mid 70's when he landed in Austin, his amazing recording career, his gorgeous album Fresh Air, and much, much more! I had a great time getting to know Johnny. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!

ciao! -jg

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Episode 648: Brian Pounds

• December 1st, 2017

Hello friends! Singer/songwriter, Brian Pounds is my gust for episode 648! Brian's latest album, the gorgeous, Southern Writer is out now but only available on his website, brianpounds.com. You might know Brian from his stint on season five of "The Voice". Well, Brian came by last week and we had one of my favorite conversations I've had in a long time. We talk about fatherhood, his time on "The Voice", getting a degree in political sciaence, interning at the Texas State Senate, his decision not to release Southern Writer on streaming services, looking at law schools and much, much more. I hope you enjoy getting to know Brian. I sure did. Let's get down!

ciao! -jg

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Tony Scalzo and Miles Zuniga from Fastball Discuss Definitive Versions of Songs!

• November 30th, 2017

Hello friends! Welcome to a special episode of "How Did I Get Here?". A few months ago, Tony Scalzo and Miles Zuniga from Fastball were asked to record some comments about definitive versions of songs for a Spotify playlist. They invited me to be a part of that conversation and we kept a fun and unedited version for "How Did I Get Here?". So we did. We discuss songs like "You Really Got Me" and wether The Kinks' or Van Halen have the definitive version. We talk about other songs "Hallelujah", "How Can You Mend Broken Heart" and more. Fastball has had a great year. Their amazing new album, Step Into The Light has been doing really well and they've been on tour of the U.S. all summer. They'll be playing tomorrow night, Friday, December 1st at Antone's here in Austin. Find out when they're coming to a town near you by going to fastball.com I hope you enjoy our chat about music. Please let us know by leaving us a comment here or on our Facebook page.

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Episode 647: Light Horse Harry

• November 28th, 2017

Hello friends! Gus Miller, Zach Youpa and Drew Scherger from Austin country band, Light Horse Harry are my guests on the show for episode 647! Their sophmore release, San Pedro comes out Friday December 8th and they're celebrating with a release show at Spider House Ballroom on Friday, December 8th as well. Go to lighthorseharry.com for show info, music and more. I have a great talk with these guys about being friends since childhood in Dallas, starting the band when they were in high school, first band names like, "The Sporkmen", cutting their teeth playing four-hour gigs on 6th street, I learn some more about the song, "Wagon Wheel" and much, much more! I had a great time getting to know these guys. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!

ciao! -jg

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Episode 646: Shy Beast

• November 24th, 2017

I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving! MC, David Tenczar and Andrew Bennett from dream-pop band, Shy Beast are my guest for episode 646! Their gorgeous, debut e.p. came out a week ago and has already been receiving great reviews. You can find their music and schedule at shybeast.com. They'll be playing at Mohawk here in Austin on Friday, December 15th. You should go. We have a fantastic conversation about MC asserting herself as a leader and bring their music into focus, working with a multi-writer band, MC explains the terms, "upper-crust" and "Tinder-poop" and much more! I hope you enjoy getting to know these guys. I sure did. Let's get down!

ciao! -jg

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Episode 645: Summer Fires

• November 21st, 2017

I hope you all have a happy Thanksgiving! J.P. Welsh from the Austin rock band, Summer Fires is my guest on the show for episode 645! Summer Fires is about to put out their debut e.p., Without A Word on January 18th 2018. They'll also be celebrating with an e.p. release show at Stubb's here in Austin on Thursday, january 18th. Their first single, "Coming Down" is available now. Go to summerfires.com for all of your Summer Fires needs. J.P. and I have a great conversation about making Without A Word with producer Frenchie Smith, choosing music over law school, how long is too long to spend in College Station, an odd connection to the restaurant chain Cheddar's and much, much more! I had a great time getting to know J.P. I'm sure you will too. Happy Thanksgiving! Let's get down!

ciao! -jg

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Episode 644: Dylan Jones / Ley Line Stops By!

• November 17th, 2017

Hello friends! My guest for episode 644 is bass player, Dylan Jones! Dylan is a founding member of world music band, Atash. They have won "Besy World Music Band" at the Austin Music Awards for the last six years. you can find them at Atash.com He's also played with Zoe Vaiccaji, Pilar Andular, Neal Pollack and many, many more! Neal also co-founded anthroposarts.org Anthropos Arts connects at-risk youth with professional musicians, cultivating confidence, integrity, and life skills through musical instruction and mentorship. Dylan and I have a great conversation about discovering music, his first bands, what made him start Anthropos Arts and much, much more! Plus, Ley Line checks in. They've just released a gorgeous new single,  “Respiração (The Breath)”  and they're celebrating with a release show at Radio Coffee and Beer here in Austin, TX on Thursday, November 30th. They're an amazing band and if you live in Austin, do yourself a favor and go see these talented women. You can hear  “Respiração” and their other music and find out when and where they're playing by going to leylinesound.com Have a great weekend. Let's get down!

ciao! -jg

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