Episode 901: Andy Macintyre Returns Again!

• April 3rd, 2020

Hello friends! I hope you're all safe and healthy. Singing/songwriting, guitar hero, Andy Macintyre returns for episode 901! His latest single, "Dirty Conversation", recorded at Austin's 601 Studios and London's legendary, Abbey Road and was mixed by the the great Tim Palmer (U2, Pearl Jam). "Dirty Conversation" is available wherever you get the musics. Andy made a video for for the song and it premiers tomorrow, 4/4/2020. Go to macintyrerocks.com for music, videos and more. Andy and I have a great conversation about life under quarantine, making "Dirty Conversations" at different studios, working at Abbey Road, recording at home and much more! i always have a great time hanging with Andy. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!

Ciao! -JG


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Episode 900: Highlights From Live Shows!

• March 31st, 2020

Hello friends! I hope you are all safe and healthy. Welcome to episode 900!!!! I can't believe we're actually here. I can't believe it! First, I want to thank you and everyone who has listened to the show. I want to thank all of the artists who have come in and shared their story and made this show worth listening to. Thank you. I have loved doing this show. I have connected with so many artists and been inspired by their music and their stories. I hope you have too.

Since episode 400, we've done a live show for each hundred episodes. Obviously, this was not an option for episode 900, so I put together some snippets from other live shows. What Made Milwaukee Famous' Michael Kincaid explains himself from ep. 15 Live at Momo's, AJ Vallejo talks us through the Vallejo label shuffle from ep 182 Live at Strange Brew, Suzanna Choffel & Nakia talk about being on The Voice from ep. 400 Live from The Townsend, Kathy Valentine talks about the magic of being in a band and winning over an audience from ep. 415 Live at The Townsend, Suzanna Choffel talks about Jem and the Holograms with Nakia and AJ Vallejo from ep. 500 Live at The Townsend, AJ Vallejo and Nakia talk metal and Alabama from ep. 600 Live at The Townsend, Acey Monaro (Go Fever) tells a crazy story about El Paso while Ray Prim, Laurie Gallardo and Nöelle Hampton react to her bad decisions from ep. 800 Live at Cosmic Coffee + Beer.

Again, thank you so much for listening. I'm going to keep on bringing you stories from your favorite artists, introducing you to artists and spreading the word of music as long as I possible can. This show is, has and will always be available for free. However, if you would like to kick in a little something for all of the work, you can contribute here: Johnny's PayPal it is always appreciated. Let's get down!

Ciao! -JG

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Episode 899: Peter Blackstock

• March 27th, 2020

Hello friends! I hope you're all safe and healthy while sheltering at home. Legendary music journalist, co-founder and editor of No Depression magazine, Peter Blackstock joins me for episode 899! As a writer for the Austin American-Statesman, Peter has been busy keeping folks up on who's live streaming and when since the closure of clubs almost two weeks ago. Find him at austin360.com or follow him at @blackstock360 on Twitter. We have a great conversation about growing up in Austin and the scene in the mid-80's and early 90's, moving to Seattle at the dawn of Grunge, co-founding No Depression magazine and what it meant to Americana, life under quarantine and much more! I am a fan of Peter's work and I had a great time getting to know him. I'm sure you will too. 

Usually the 99th episode of the hundred is a mixtape I make of artists that have been on the show in the last hundred episodes. I skipped that this year to keep the conversations coming during our collective quarantine. However, I made a Spotify playlist with over two hours of music from artists that have been on the show in the last 99 episodes!!! Music from artists like Little Mazarn,  Mobely, Fastball, Sydney Wright, Shinyribs, Kydd Jones, The Deer, Brownout, William Harries Graham, Calliope Musicals, DAYEATER and many more! Listen HERE!

Ciao! -JG

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Episode 898: Jeff Warren Johnston

• March 24th, 2020

Hello friends! I hope you're safe and healthy. Country singer/songwriter, Jeff Warren Johnston is my guest for episode 898! His Rich Brotherton produced album, Undiscovered Country is available now. Go to jeffwarrenjohnston.com to buy the album and for more info. We have a great conversation about growing up in Austin, making Undiscovered Country with some of Austin's best, taking his time making the album, working in the nursing field, dealing with voice issues and much more. I had a great time getting to know Jeff. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!

Ciao! -JG

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Episode 897: The Mastersons Return Again!

• March 20th, 2020

Hello friends! I hope you're staying healthy and sane. Singer-songwriters/multi-instrumentalists Chris Masterson and Eleanor Whitmore, the musical and marital twosome, known as The Mastersons, return for episode 897! Their latest album, the gorgeous and cathartic, No Time For Love Songs, produced by Shooter Jennings, is available now. Go to themastersonsmusic.com for music, merch, videos and more. We have a great conversation via Skype about making No Time For Love Songs at legendary Sunset Sound, playing on Tanya Tucker's Grammy winning album, their plans for performing during the quarantine and much more! I always love talking to these amazingly talented and soulful people. Enjoy! Stay healthy. Let's get down!

Ciao! -JG

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Episode 896: Deanna Wheeler Returns Again!

• March 19th, 2020

Hello friends! I hope you're all healthy and safe. Country singer/veteran/single mom/survivor, Deanna Wheeler is back for episode 896! Deanna and I have a great conversation about her recent trip to the U.K., Texas Country Radio, haters, getting through TBI (traumatic brain injury) and guillain-barré syndrome, her upcoming live streams, life under quarantine and much more. Go to deannawheeler.com for music, social media links and much more! Hang in there. Let's get down!

Ciao! -JG

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Episode 895: Primo Returns!

• March 18th, 2020

Hello friends! I hope you're hanging in there during this scary time. The always entertaining, Austin pop artist, Primo a.k.a. Laura Lee Bishop is my guest for episode 895! Primo is releasing a new single in collaboration with Finnish synth-wave artist Ace Buchannon the synth-pop anthem, "Secret" this Friday 3/20 on Bandcamp.com. Lucky for you, we are debuting the song at the end of this episode! Find Primo's music, videos, links to socials and more at Primothealien.com. She also co-hosts the podcast, Heavy Friending with Joe Barlow available where ever you stream the pods. Laura and I have a great conversation about "Secret", what she's doing while she's quarantined, streaming live shows during this time, her podcast adventures, "Love Is Blind", Dungeons & Dragons and much more! Always a good time chatting with this talented and entertaining alien. Enjoy! Let's get down!

Ciao! -JG

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Episode 894: The Cuckoos Return!

• March 17th, 2020

Hello friends! I hope you're all staying safe and healthy. Dave North and Kenneth Frost from Austin's modern, new wave rock band, The Cuckoos are my guests for episode 894! Their latest album, the synth and rock laden, I Hate Love is available now on streaming services and vinyl. Go to thecuckoosaustin.com for music, videos and more! The Cuckoos will be live streaming sets from their rehearsal space tonight (3/17-3/20) through Friday on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and Twitch. We have a great conversation about their plans for a weekly streaming show, making I Hate Love with producer Frenchie Smith, Dave tells me about some new "black metal" bands and much more! I had a great time getting to know these talented fellows. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!

Ciao! -JG

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Episode 893: Think No Think

• March 16th, 2020

Hello friends. Hunter S. Thompson said, "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." Well, things are officially weird. Austin rock and roll trio, Think No Think are my guests for episode 893! Their latest album, the raucous, Paul Leary produced, Nothing Really Matters is available wherever you stream or download your jams. John Dowey, Jimmy Vela, Lee Adams and I have a great conversation about making Nothing Really Matters, working with the legendary Paul Leary, when a band is a gang, touring with Gary Clark Jr. and much more! I had a great time getting to know these fine folks. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!

Ciao! -JG

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Episode 892: Star Parks

• March 13th, 2020

Things are crazy out there. Stay safe. Andy Bianculli, songwriting frontman from Austin's mini-orchestra that could have been the house band on "Playboy After Dark", Star Parks returns to the show for episode 892! Their latest album, the gorgeous and groovy, New Sounds Of Late Capitalism is available now on Modern Outsider! Find them at starparksmusic.com Andy and I have a great conversation about making New Sounds Of Late Capitalism with producer Danny Reisch and the reel-to-reel tape machine that defined the sound, how to get older in music without becoming uncool, weird music collaborations (see Bob Dylan and Kurtis Blow) and much more! I hope you enjoy our espresso-fueled conversation. I sure did. Let's get down!

Ciao! -JG

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