Episode 679: Ty Richards Returns!

• March 16th, 2018

Hello friends! If you're in Austin tight now, I hope you all are surviving SXSW 2018. My guest for episode 679 is one of my favorite new artsists to come out in years, Ty Richards! His debut release, 2017's Zillion was my favorite album of 2017 and made it to #4 on the college music charts and many others. Well, Ty Richards is back with a new brilliant album, Welcome To Flat Earth out April 20th.The album recorded entirely on the Tascam 388 8-track reel-to-reel tape machine! He's dropped two single from Welcome To Flat Earth, "Merry Go Round" and "Killjoy". Go to tyrichards.com to find out when and where you can find him and his music. Ty and I have a great conversation about the Tascam 388, the artistically inspiring political climate we're in, his new label Tremolo Records, his successful year promoting Zillion and much, much more! I lways have a great time hanging with Ty. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!

Ciao! -JG

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Episode 678: Calliope Musicals III / Daisy O’Connor Stops By!

• March 13th, 2018

Hello friends and Happy SXSW! Austin's own psychedelic space cadets, Calliope Musicals return to the show for episode 678! They're hitting the ground running at this year's SXSW with tons of shows this week starting two today Tuesday, March 13, 2018, including their showcase tonight at Central Presbyterian Church at 11 pm. Go to calliopemusicals.com for all of your Calliope Musicals needs. As always, I have a great chat with these guys and gal about projections, costumes and confetti, recording with Frenchie Smith, what insects would be creepiest at human size, touring as a big band, their plans for SXSW and much, much more! I always love to talking to this amazingly talented and super sweet group of people. I'm sure you will too. Plus, the lovely Daisy O'Connor stops by to talk about her brilliant new 4-track e.p. Mixtape Sessions available only on her Patreon patreon.com/daisyoconnor You can find out more about Daisy at daisyoconnor.com Let's get down!

Ciao! -JG

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Episode 677: Pauline Reese

• March 9th, 2018

Hello friends! My guest for episode 677 is singer/songwriter/mother/wife/survivor/rancher and award winning Texas Country hero, Pauline Reese! Pauline and I have a incredible conversation about growing up in a big family with without a lot of money but with a lot of soul, finding her voice as an artist and songwriter, surviving a stroke, working with Willie Nelson, her years of being a successful independent musician in the Texas Country scene, touring with her kids and much, much more! I had a great time getting to know pauline. I'm sure you will too. You can find her many releases, tourdates, videos and more at paulinereese.com We're actually playing a show together tomorrow, Saturday, March 10th at Toupsie's in Lampasas, TX. Click HERE for the Facebook event page. Also, I talked about "HOME's 5th Annual Huge Estate Sale" going on Saturday, March 17th and Sunday, March 18th in the intro of the show, for info on that event go to their Facebook event page and for more information on HOME (Housing Opportunities for Musicians and Entertainers), go to homeaustin.org. Have a great weekend! Let's get down!

Ciao! -JG

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Episode 676: Edison Chair Returns!

• March 6th, 2018

Hello friends! Martin Aker, Ellen Gruber, Rachel Thompson and Wes Ballew from Austin rock band, Edison Chair are my guests for episode 676! So, Martin was on the show with their drummer, Wes Armstrong back in May of 2013 that was actually recorded at live Saxon Pub. You can check it out here. Martin and Wes have gone through some personnel changes since our chat at Saxon Pub five years ago, they've refined their sound and found a deep focus and they're out there kicking ass and taking names in 2018. They're releasing new music this month and they'll be playing some shows at SXSW, go to edisonchair.com for show info, music, videos and more. I had a great chat with Martin, Ellen and Wes about the changes they've been through since 2013, the teen rock scene in Austin in the late aughts, writing and recording, sleeping 6 in a hotel room, playing weddings and private events to keep the money flowing, the challenges of being a big band and much, much more! I had a great time getting to know these sweet, talented folks. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!

Ciao! -jg

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Episode 675: The Cover Letter

• March 2nd, 2018

Hello friends! Jacob Shipman and Jarrod Nall from Austin Americana band, The Cover Letter are my guests for episode 675! Their latest e.p., Cities Made Of Sand is available where ever you stream or download your jams. They're playing Friday, March 2 at Grand Stafford Theater in Bryan, TX, Saturday, March 3 at Notsuoh in Houston, TX. They'll also be playing some shows during SXSW 2018, go to thecoverlettermusic.com for info on those shows. Jacob and Jarrod and I have a great conversation about how they mesh the folk and the rock to make their own brand of Americana, R.O.T. Rally blues, making Cities Made Of Sand, bandmates selling from their pyramid scheme at shows and much, much more. I hope you enjoy getting to now these talented and hillaious dudes. I sure did. Let's get down!

Ciao! -JG

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Episode 674: Culture Wars

• February 27th, 2018

Hello friends! My guests for episode 673 are Alex Dugan and Mic Vredenburgh from Austin rock band, Culture Wars! Their five-song debut Culture Wars EP recorded at the legendary Sonic Ranch Studios with production by longtime collaborator Robert Sewell and mixing by Manny Marroquin (Kanye West, Imagine Dragons) and Alan Moulder (The Killers, Nine Inch Nails). They'll be playing a show here in Austin this Thursday, March 1st at Stubb's. go to culturewars.io for all of your Culture Wars needs. We have a great conversation about working at Sonic Ranch, how they got to Alan Moulder and Manny Marroquin, growing up in El Paso, music school, film school and much, much more! I had a great time getting to know Alex and Mic. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!

Ciao! -JG

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Episode 673: Donovan Keith

• February 23rd, 2018

Hello friends! Former Soul Track Mind frontman, Donovan Keith is my guest for episode 673! Soul Track Mind disbanded in 2016 and Donovan took the reigns of his solo career and released a solo e.p. Carry Me On in 2017 to great acclaim. His new band is on the road as of the day this podcast comes out playing in San Angelo, TX on Friday, February 23rd and Alpine, TX on Saturday, February 24th. Go to onesoulsinger.com for music, videos, tourdates and more! Donovan and I have a great conversation about his time in Soul Track Mind, making Carry Me On, his podcast, "Ginger Got Soul Podcast" on Soundcloud, touring, West Texas and much, much more. I hope you enjoy my conversation with Donovan. I sure did. Let's get down!

Ciao! -JG 

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Episode 672: Wilson Marks

• February 21st, 2018

Hello friends. I have some sad news... we said goodbye to our sweet Greyhound, Dylan on Monday. You've heard me talk about him since the show started. Over the last year, he's not been doing well but he's been hanging in there. I think he hung in there because he loved his mommy, his brother Taylor and me so much. I loved Dylan so much and just wanted to let the world know the amount of joy that this strange and beautiful creature brought to our lives. I love you, Dylan. I always will.

My guest for episode 672 is guitarist/songwriter/educator and all around awesome guy, Wilson Marks! Some of you might know Wilson from being the guitar player for The Love Leighs, McMercy Family Band or Sarah Sharp. Well, Wilson is also a great songwriter and he's releasing his brand new album, Peregrine on Saturday, February 24th. The first single, "Rainbows" is out now. We also premier a brand new song, "Traveling Song" at the end of the show. He's also celebrating the release at The Cactus Cafe' here in Austin on Saturday, February 24th as well. Go to wilsonmarks.com for ticket info and all of your Wilson Marks needs. I had a great time getting to know Wilson. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!

Ciao!-JG

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Episode 671: Arielle LaGuette Returns!

• February 19th, 2018

Hello friends! Musician/actor/improv queen, Arielle LaGuette returns to the show today! Arielle has just recorded her sophomore e.p., Case Of The Times and it's coming out this Thursday, February 22nd and she's celebrating with a release show at Stubb's here in Austin that same night. Go to ariellelaguette.com for music and info on the show. We have a great conversation about making Case Of The Times, the new sound of her first single "Settle For You", how the last couple of years has affected her songwriting, "Shit-Faced Shakespeare", how improv works, "Applebees Club" and "Starbuck's nights" and much, much more! I hope you enjoy our conversation. I sure did. Let's get down!

Ciao! -JG

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Episode 670: Midcentury / Brandon DeMaris & Debbie Stanley - Musicians’ Living Wage

• February 15th, 2018

Hello friends! Austin post-indie band, Midcentury are my guests for episode 670! Their debut album, Modern Nostalgia comes out this Saturday, February 17th and they're celebrating with a release show that same night. Catch Midcentury's record release show this Saturday Feb 17th at Swan Dive here in Austin, TX. The album's first single, "Warrior" is avaialble now. Go to midcenturyband.com  for more info. We have a great conversation about how Amazon knew Bruce wanted to go on a cruise, how the band came together, making Modern Nostalgia, having patience in this crazy world, mixing Christian rock with hair metal and Tears For Fears and much, much more! I had a great time getting to know these guys. I'm sure you will too. Plus, Brandon DeMaris and Debbie Stanley of DeMaris Entertainment have just announced a new public advocacy endeavor called the Musicians’ Living Wage. It’s a movement geared towards starting the conversation on why it’s important for musicians to earn equitable pay for performing their music. There will be a public forum event with live music and panel on Wednesday, Feb. 21 at The North Door that will act as the introduction to the Musicians’ Living Wage movement. Get tickets for the event here. Let's get down!

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