Episode 740: Deanna Wheeler Returns!

• October 12th, 2018

Hello friends! Musician, veteran, mother, survivor, Deanna Wheeler returns to the show. Deanna's self-titled, debut album just came out a couple of weeks ago and is available wherever you stream or download music. Go to deannawheeler.com for music show info and more. Deanna and I have a great conversation about her battle with guillain barre syndrome, being paralyzed, how going through that publicly brought out an outpouring of support, writing songs about survival, making her debut album with AJ Vallejo and more! I hope you enjoy getting to know Deanna. I sure did. Let's get down!

Ciao! -JG

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Episode 739: Hamell On Trial / Christine Albert Checks In!

• October 9th, 2018

Hello friends! Anti-folk legend, Hamell On Trial is my guest for episode 739! His latest albums, the layered and timely, Tackle Box produced by Phil "The Butcher" Nicolo on New West Records and the raw and aggressive, The Night Guy At The Apocalypse Profiles Of A Rushing Midnight, recorded entirely on his phone, are both brilliant and available now. He's about to head out on a UK tour next week. Go to hamellontrial.org for tour dates, music and more. Ed was in town last weekend and we had a great conversation about his time in Austin, being the weirdest guy on the major label, navigating the current political atmosphere, composing the music and lyrics for the Columbus, Ohio based Shadowbox Live's play "F#(K Cancer: The Musical" and much more! I had a great time getting to know Ed Hamell. I'm sure you will too. Plus, my old friend, Christine Albert stops by to talk about her non-profit, Swan Songs, that fulfills musical last wishes for those at the end of their lives. They're having their annual celebration, "Swan Songs Serenade" featuring music by Shiny Ribs next Wednesday October 17th at Riverbend Community Center here in Austin. Go to Swansongs.org for tickets and info. Let's get down!

Ciao! -JG

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Episode 738: Aaron Stephens / Sam Ravenna / Donnie Henry

• October 5th, 2018

Hello friends! I have a three-fer today! First up, artist/musician, Donnie Henry checks in via Skype to talk about his music memorabelia themed art show "Racontour", running for the duration of ACL Festival at Hotel Van Zandt. Find Donnie at hotelreginamtme.com. Next, Lake Tahoe based soul artist, Sam Ravenna checks in via Skype from the road! Sam's latest EP, the soul laden and brilliant, Fragile drops Friday, October 19th and he is currently on tour supporting and playing with, Eric Lindell. They'll be in Austin next Tuesday, October 9th at The Continental Club! Go to samravenna.com for music, videos, tour dates and more. Last but not least, I am joined in the studio by Austin R&B/soul artist, Aaron Stephens. Aaron's latest album, the gorgeous Focus, came out a few weeks ago and I can't stop listening to it! Go to aaronstephensmusic.com for music, show dates and more. We have a great conversation about growing up in a border town, his songwriting process and much more! I hope you enjoy getting to know Aaron. I sure did. Let's get down!

Ciao! -JG

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Episode 737: Superfonicos

• October 2nd, 2018

Hello friends! My guests for episode 737 are bassist Nico Sanchez and guitarist Erick Bohorquez from Afro Colombian Funk band, Superfonicos! Their debut EP, the amazing, Suelta drops this Friday, October 5th and they'll be playing next Sunday October 14th at Austin City Limits Festival. Go to superfonicos.com for music, shows videos and more! We have a great conversation about discovering Latin Music in the era of nu-metal, the creative process in a big band, spreading the word about the depth of Colombian culture, bringing a divided America together through conversation, how Suelta came together and much more! I had a great time getting to know Nico and Erick. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!

Ciao! -jg

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Episode 736: Brad Houser - Edie Brickell & New Bohemians

• September 28th, 2018

Hello friends! Bass/saxophone player extraordinaire, Brad Houser is my guest for episode 736! You know Brad from countless bands including Critters Buggin', Dead Kenny G's and as a founding member of Edie Brickell & New Bohemians.  Edie Brickell & New Bohemians' gorgeous new album, 'ROCKET" comes out on October 12th and they're hitting the road all over America this fall. Go to ebnewbos.com for their full tour schedule. Brad and I have a great conversation about starting New Bohemians in his parent's garage, the Dallas music scene, life in a successful band, Critters Buggin', the magic of reuniting with New Bohemians and making "ROCKET" and much more! If you want to find out more about Mr. Houser go to basshouser.com. I had a great time getting to know Brad. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!

Ciao! -JG

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Episode 735: Reddening West Returns!

• September 25th, 2018

Hello friends! Matt Evans and Kevin Butler from the band, Reddening West return to the show for episode 735! Their debut album, the gorgeous, Deltas just came out on Friday, September 21st and can be found wherever you stream or download your jams. Go to reddeningwest.com for music, show dates and more. We have a great conversation about making Deltas, writing songs, string arrangements, concussions and much more! I had a great time getting to know Matt and kevin I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!

Ciao! -JG

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Episode 734: Beth // James

• September 21st, 2018

Howdy gang! Mikaela Beth Kahn and Jordan James Burchill known professionally as Beth // James are my guests for episode 734! Their latest single, a peek into their next album, "Wasted On Sundays" just dropped a few weeks ago. Their song "Lion Eyes" off of their last album, 2017's All In Life, was prominently featured in the Spike Lee movie, "Blackkklansman". You can find their music, videos and tour dates at bethjamesband.com. We have a great conversation about American Sunday brunch culture, Nashville, getting a song on one of the year's biggest movies, their jazz roots and much more! I hope you enjoy getting to know these fine folks. I sure did. Let's get down!

Ciao! -JG

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Episode 733: Blynd Birds

• September 18th, 2018

Hello friends! Jared Blair and Sam Powell from Austin indie rock band, Blynd Birds aer my guests for episode 733! Their latest album, the brilliant, Find Your Concience, Baby is out now. Find it where ever you stream or download your jams. Go to blyndbirds.com for music, show date and more. We have a great conversation about their creative process, using 9 different mix engineers for Find Your Concience, Baby, balancing their other bands and 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 732: Heart Of The City

• September 14th, 2018

Hello friends! Paco Estrada, Brandon Callies and Taylor Autry from the band, Heart Of The City are my guests for episode 732! Their gorgeous, debut, self-titled album just came out a couple of weeks ago and is available where ever you stream or download music with a vinyl option available at shows and their website. Go to heartofthecitymusic.com for music, videos, tour dates, vinyl and more. The guys stopped by a couple of weeks ago and we had a great conversation about how this band came to existense, the "Dallas vs. Austin" thing, working as a band, Batman quotes in songs and much more! I had a great time getting to know these fine fellas. I'm sure you will to. Let's get down!

Ciao! -JG

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Episode 731: DOSSEY w/ Mariclaire Glaeser / ¡MAYDAY! Checks In!

• September 11th, 2018

Hello friends! Sarah Dossey from Austin dreampop band, DOSSEY is my guest for episode 731! DOSSEY's dreamy new single, "Plastic Diamonds" is out now and they'll be at The Mohawk in Austin, TX on Friday September, 21st. Go to Dosseymusic.com for music, shows, videos and more! Sarah came over last week with occasional DOSSEY member, Mariclaire Glaeser from Shy Beast and we had a great conversation about anthemic 80's jams, playing banjo Indian & the Jones, songwriting collaborations, faith and much more! I had a great time getting to know Sarah. I'm sure you will too. Plus, Miami hip-hop band, ¡MAYDAY! checks in via SKYPE! Their brilliant new album, the reggae flavored, South Of 5th is out now. They'll be on tour through the middle of November and they'll be in Austin This Saturday, September 15th at Flamingo Cantina. Go to maydayonline.com for tour dates, music videos and more! Let's get down!

Ciao! -JG

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