Episode 633: Tomar And The FCs / Donnie Henry Checks In!

• October 10th, 2017

Hello friends! I hope you all had a great weekend. Andy Tenberg and Paul Kresowik from Austin R&B/Soul band, Tomar And The FCs are my guests for epsiode 633! Their brilliant album, Heart Attack engineered by one of our favorites, Adrien Quesada, is available now wherever you stream or download your jams. They were The Austin Music Foundation's Band of the Month for September and they'll be play ACL Fest this Saturday, October 14th. Go to thefcs.band for music, videos and gig schedule. We have a great conversation about how the FCs came to be, Iowa, making Heart Attack, what they're working on next, i was really wrong about The Astros making it to the playoffs and I'm sorry and much, much more! I had a great time getting to know Paul and Andy. I'm sure you will too. Plus, my friend, artist/musician Donnie Henry checks in via Skype to talk about his latest industrial art show, Music To My Eyes which will be up Friday, October 13th through Sunday, October 15th at The Hotel Van Zant here in Austin, TX. Donnie and I have a fantastic chat about what made him make art out of his musical memories and how he can help make that art for YOU. You can fnd out more about Donnie and his Music To My Eyes art show at hotelreginamtme.com. Let's get down!

ciao! -jg

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Episode 632.2: Ley Line / Butcher’s Ball

• October 10th, 2017

Hello friends! Kate Robberson, Emilie Basez, Madeleine Froncek, Lydia Froncek from the world music/folk, multilingual band, Ley Line are my guests for episode 632! Their latest release, Field Notes is available wherever you stream your jams. You can find the album, their tour dates, videos and more at leylinesound.com We have a great conversation about their three month tour of Brazil, learning talking drum in Africa, the influence of folk music from all around the world on the music they make, they perform a gorgeous a cappella song and much, much more! I had a great time getting to know these amazingly talented women. I'm sure you will too. Plus, the founders of The Butcher's Ball check in via Skype. The Butcher's Ball is a food and drink event that highlights local ranchers, farmers and chefs dedicated to ethical and sustainable farming and ranching practices. The Butcher's Ball takes place Sunday, October 15th at Rockin' Star Ranch in Brenham, TX. Go to butchersball.com for tickets and information. Let's get down!

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Episode 632: Ley Line / The Butcher’s Ball

• October 5th, 2017

I'm gonna miss you, Tom Petty.

Hello friends! Kate Robberson, Emilie Basez, Madeleine Froncek, Lydia Froncek from the world music/folk, multilingual band, Ley Line are my guests for episode 632! Their latest release, Field Notes is available wherever you stream your jams. You can find the album, their tour dates, videos and more at leylinesound.com We have a great conversation about their three month tour of Brazil, learning talking drum in Africa, the influence of folk music from all around the world on the music they make, they perform a gorgeous a cappella song and much, much more! I had a great time getting to know these amazingly talented women. I'm sure you will too. Plus, the founders of The Butcher's Ball check in via Skype. The Butcher's Ball is a food and drink event that highlights local ranchers, farmers and chefs dedicated to ethical and sustainable farming and ranching practices. The Butcher's Ball takes place Sunday, October 15th at Rockin' Star Ranch in Brenham, TX. Go to butchersball.com for tickets and information. Let's get down!

ciao! -jg

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Episode 631: Zeale - Blastfamous USA

• October 3rd, 2017

Prayers for the victims and families of the Las Vegas shooting.

Austin hip-hop artist, Zeale returns to the show for episode 631! I saw Zeale perform a few weeks ago at the "Rock and Restock" show and was totally blown away. We got to gether a couple of weeks ago and caught up on all things Zeale; his collaboration with electronic sensations, Missio (see them this Saturday, October 7th at Antone's for ACL Festival Nights), his new band, Blastfamous USA, how the racial situation in America has inspired him to make new music that speaks to the tension, hosting parties and much, much more! Find him at zealerapz.com Find Blastfamous USA at BlastfamousUSA.com I had a great time getting to know Zeale. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!

ciao! -jg

 

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Episode 630: The History Department / Baby Island Checks In!

• September 29th, 2017

Hello friends! Jack Thornton and Matt Leslie from garage-rock/power-pop trio, The History Department are my guests for episode 630! Their brand new e.p., Alchemy is avaialble now on Bandcamp and will be available on all platforms next Tuesday, October 3rd. They're also playing a release show here in Austin at Cheer-up Charlie's on Tuesday, october 3rd. I had a great time talking to Matt and Jack about making Alchemy, Jack's work with Shivery Shakes, Matt's sobriety and what it brings to the band and much, much more. I had a great time hanging with these guys. I'm sure you will too. Plus, Eli Moore from Seattle WA area garage-pop band, Baby Island checks-in via Skype. Their brilliant new album, Break The Lease is out now. Find it on their Bandcamp page. Two great conversations on one show! Let's get down!

ciao! -jg

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Episode 629: Otis The Destroyer Is Back!

• September 26th, 2017

Otis The Destroyer has a new album coming out this Friday called Keep Bashing and it ROCKS! They'll be celebrating with a record release show at Hotel Vegas here in Austin this Friday, September 29th. Otis frontman, Taylor Wilkins has had an amazing year so far and we have a great chat about it, touring with Project ATX 6, putting out solo material under the name Otis Wilkins getting engaged, sexuality, making Keep Bashing with Frenchie Smith and much, much more. Find them at otisthedestroyer.bandcamp.com Let's get down!

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Episode 628: Jason Morris From Hours Quiet, The Clouds Are Ghosts & Lunar Gold

• September 23rd, 2017

Hello friends! Sorry for the late posting, I've been sick the last few days. Jason Morris, frontman for Hours Quiet, The Clouds Are Ghosts and Lunar Gold is my guest for episode 628! Jason Stopped by last week and we had a great chat about being a musician in Austin for 17 years, the trials of keeping bands together, getting words of wisdom from Jimmy Buffet, Garry Shandling's steak preferences keeping three bands going and writing for each one and much, much more! I had a great time getting to know Jason. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!

ciao! -jg

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Episode 627: Color Candy / Christine Albert Stops By To Talk About Swan Songs Serenade Benefit Concert!

• September 19th, 2017

Hello friends! Indie/pop rockers, Color Candy are my guests on the show for episode 627! Their gorgeous debut e.p., Beach Ball came out this summer and the band has been busy playing shows in support of it. They'll be playing this Sunday, September 24th at The 37th Annual Pecan Street Festival at 2 pm on the Trinity stage. Merri Palmer, Robert Willis and Kevin Martin stopped by a few weeks ago and i got to know all about Color Candy. Find Beach Ball and a listing of all their shows at colorcandysound.com I had a great time getting to know these guys. I'm sure you will too. Plus, my old friend, Christine Albert stops by to talk about The 2017 Swan Songs Serenade Benefit Concert Featuring Ruthie Foster taking place on Wednesday, October 18th at Riverbend Center for the Arts. Swan Songs care program is the fulfillment of musical last wishes for people at the end of their lives with no charge to the patient or family for this service. Get tickets for the event and find out how to donate at swansongs.org Let's get down!

ciao! -jg

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Episode 627: The Human Circuit / Chris Searles Talks Saving The Rainforest With Biointegrity

• September 15th, 2017

Hello friends! Mat Oldiges and Mickey Christopher from the 9-piece, orchestral, power/pop powerhouse, The Human Circuit are my guests for episode 627! Their briliant, new album, Electric City is available now and the video for their single, "Greeves" is featured in the Austin Music Video Festival going on right now. You can see the videos, hear the musics and find out when you can see The Human Circuit by going to thehumancircuit.org You can catch them at The 37th Annual Pecan Street Festival on Saturday, Sept. 23rd at 7pm on the Trinity Stage. I had a grat conversation with Mat and Mickey and I'm a huge fan of The Human Circuit. I'm sure you will be too.

Plus, my old friend, Chris Searles from Biointegrity.net checks in via Skype. Biointegrity is an amazing non-profit that is committed to empowering people to protect and restore the Earth's biological integrity. I'll be playing in a fundraiser for Biointegrity, it's "Neil and Us" a tribute to Neil Young featuring Giulia Millanta, Michael Fracasso, Darin Murphy, Gabe Rhodes, Kacy Crowley, Noelle Hampton and more! "Neil and Us" Takes place Wednesday, September 20th at 7:30 pm at Lemon Lounge in Austin, TX Go HERE for more info. Let's get down!

ciao! -jg

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Episode 626: Kathy Valentine Returns Again!

• September 12th, 2017

Former Go-Go, current Bluebonnet and one of my favorite people, Kathy Valentine returns to the show for episode 626! Kathy's has a busy year and she's back on the show to talk about it. Plus, she's started a new series assembling the talent of women in the arts called, "She Factory". The first of the series is a song pool featuring Nina Diaz (Girl In A Coma), Carolyn Wonderland, Jane Ellen Bryant, Suzanna Choffel, Ruthie Foster and Patricia Vonne. It takes place at The Townsend on Tuesday, September 19th from 8-10:30. You can find out all the details HERE. Kathy and I have  great conversation about The Bluebonnets newest album, Tonewrecker, her solo singles she's been releasing,  the idea behind and the future of "She Factory", her memoir and much, much more! I always love hanging out with Kathy. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!

ciao! -jg

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