Episode 886: The Deer

• February 21st, 2020

Hello friends! Grace Rowland from from Austin psychedelic, southern gothic folk band, The Deer, is my guest for episode 886! Their latest album, the dreamy and gorgeous Do No Harm came out in November and is up for "Best Album" at the Austin Music Awards in a couple of weeks. Go to thedeermusic.com for music, videos, tour dates and more. I went to Grace's art studio earlier this week to do this podcast and was blown away by all of her beautiful artwork. You can find her artwork at gracerowland.com. We have a great conversation about growing up in central Texas, finding her musical voice in college, starting The Deer, surviving the loss of a close friend and band member, her visual art and much more! I had a great time getting to know Grace. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!

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Ciao! -JG

 

 


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Episode 885: The Human Circuit Returns!

• February 18th, 2020

Hello friends! Mat Oldiges, Ashley Case and Andy Manns from Austin alt-pop, orchestral psych-rock band, The Human Circuit return for episode 885! Their new ep, "Tar Nation", produced by Charles Godfrey (Of Montreal, Yeah Yeah Yeahs), drops later this spring. The first single, the celebratory and anthemic, "Right Now" is available right now wherever your stream or download your jams. Go to thehumancircuit.org for show dates, videos, music and more. We have a great conversation about making "Tar Nation", touring, starting their own booking and event company, Pull String Events LLC producing and hosting multiple events around Austin every night, being a big band, building community and much more! I had a blast hanging out with these wonderful and talented folks. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!

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Ciao! -JG

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Episode 884: Jonas Wilson Returns! / Jenna Barrett Checks In About Her “Static Exposure” Podcast

• February 14th, 2020

Happy Valentine's Day! Musician/composer/producer/engineer and all-around brilliant artist, Jonas Wilson is my guest for episode 844!  When Jonas isn't making records for other artists like Alta Mesa or making music in bands like The Midnight Stroll, he's writing and recording his own music in his studio. He's taken 50 songs he's written and recorded over the last decade and is releasing them this year. The first song, the dreamy, "Somebody Save Rock n Roll" is available now on Bandcamp.com. He's dropping another 20 songs tomorrow, Sat. 2/20 and celebrating with a show at Lockhart Arts & Crafts in Lockhart, TX. Go to jonaswilsonmusic.com for music, show dates and more. We have a great conversation about rock & roll and why it needs saving, his record label Mr. Pink Records and the artists that have joined, the rise of the cassette, our run-in with Mick Fleetwood and much more! I have been friends and been making music with Jonas for almost 20 years and I always love hanging out with him. I'm sure you will too. Plus, my valentine, photographer, Jenna Barrett joins me in the intro to chat about her new podcast, "Static Exposure", where she and her co-host, Julie Davis talk with others in the photography and fashion industry. You can find "Static Exposure" on Spotify and wherever you stream the pods. Great show! Let's get down!

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Ciao! -JG

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Episode 883: Sara Hickman Returns!

• February 11th, 2020

Hello friends! Social activist and former State Musician of Texas, the legendary Sara Hickman is my guest for episode 883! Sara has retired from the insanity of being a performing musician but she's still very active in community and social issues. She just released "The Texas Musicians Coloring Book" who's sales support a variety of non-profits including Sanford Community Center of Palacios, TX. Get the book at Waterloo Records and Book People in Austin or get it online at texasmusicianscolringbook.com. You can also dig into Sara's vast discography wherever you stream or download music and at sarahickman.com. Sara and I have been friends for over 25 years and have a great conversation about "The Texas Musicians Coloring Book" and the amazing history of the Sanford Community Center, retiring from the music biz, her "Studio Of The Future" podcast, making a crowd-funded album in 1994, hanging out with The Sugarcubes and much more! I love Sara and always get something out of our chats. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!

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Ciao! -JG

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Episode 882: Löwin Returns Again! / Patrick Armstrong Checks In about “The Lone Star Plate” Podcast

• February 6th, 2020

Hello friends! The amazing Sara Houser from indie-pop band, Löwin returns to the show for episode 882! They've just released a brand new single with a brand new sound, the dreamy, "A Fool For Thinking" and Sara brought along producer, Adam Mason to talk about it. If you live in Austin, you can see Löwin tonight, Friday, 2/7 at Cheer Up Charlie's. Go to lowinband.com for music, show dates, videos and more! We have a great conversation about going electronic with "A Fool For Thinking", keys vs. guitar, playing to tracks, writing the songs, singing and playing on other people's music and much more! I always have a great time talking to to Sara and it was a pleasure getting to know Adam. Plus, my pal, Patrick Armstrong has a new food-centric podcast called, "The Lone Star Plate" and he stopped by to talk about it. It's a great show where Patrick and a guest share a meal from a local restaurant and get to know each other. You can find it at texasrealfood.com or wherever podcast are served. "The Lone Star Plate", Check it out!

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Ciao! -JG

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Episode 881: Vanessa Lively

• February 4th, 2020

Hello friends! Austin-based, singer/songwriter, Vanessa Lively is my guest for episode 881! Her new ep, I Am just came out in 2019 and is available wherever you stream or download the jams. Go to vanessalively.com for show dates, music and more. Vanessa started a non-profit called Home Street Music that empowers people experiencing homelessness through music. You can find out how to get involved at homestreetmusic.org. We have a great conversation about taking hiatus from her music career to have children and coming back with renewed passion, I Am, where she got the idea for Home Street Music, Folk Alliance and much more! I had a great time getting to know Vanessa. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!

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Ciao! -JG

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Episode 880: Pelvis Wrestley

• January 31st, 2020

Hello friends! Benjamin Violet from electronic country band, Pelvis Wrestley is my guest for episode 880! Their debut single, "Susanna" is available now on Spotify and Bandcamp. You can find them on Facebook and Instagram. Benjamin and I have a great conversation about growing up in Austin, moving to Seattle for love and staying to learn animation, making videos for Polyphonic Spree and The Toadies, making electronic country music, efficient partying, drag names and much more! I had a great time getting to know Benjamin. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!

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Ciao! -JG

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Episode 879: Tomar And The FCs

• January 28th, 2020

Hello friends! Tomar Williams from Austin Music Awards nominees for best Soul/R&B band, Tomar And The FCs is my guest for episode 879! They're releasing a new album called, Rise Above this Saturday, February 1st and they're celebrating with a release show at Antone's here in Austin that same night. Go to thefcs.band for music, tour dates, videos and more. Tomar and I have a great conversation about growing up in a musical family, the Austin party band scene in the 80's, producing bands, going from bass and keys to frontman, making Rise Above and much more! I had a great time getting to know Tomar. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!

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Ciao! -JG

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Episode 878: JaRon Marshall / Federico Pacheco Checks In About 25 Years Of KOOP Radio!

• January 24th, 2020

Hello friends! Keyboard player, JaRon Marshall from the Grammy-nominated Black Pumas is my guest for episode 878! JaRon has been in the studio and is preparing to release a brand new solo e.p. this year in between Black Pumas tours. You can find his music and more at jaronmarshall.com. We have a great conversation about growing up in Louisiana, starting out on the piano in church, his solo e.p., hooking up with Black Pumas, Grammy nom and much more! I had a great time getting to know JaRon. I'm sure you will too! We wish Black pumas luck this Sunday. Plus, KOOP Radio general manager, Federico Pacheco stops by to talk about KOOP Radio 25th Anniversary Bash taking place this Saturday Jan. 25th at Antone's with music from A Giant Dog, Dale Watson and Cilantro Boombox! get tickets and find out more about the event at koop.org. Let's get down!

Ciao! -JG

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Episode 877: Austin Music Foundation’s “The Next” 2020 - Calliope Musicals, Kydd Jones, Sydney Wright, DAYEATER, Ray Prim, Jai Malano, William Harries Graham and Einar Pedersen

• January 20th, 2020

Hello gang! The third year of the Austin Music Foundation's, Artist Development Program, which I am part of, is drawing to a close and it's time to celebrate! The NEXT On Wax and The Next showcase at Antone's are our way to showcase these hard working bands. You can see all of these bands live this Friday, Jan 24th at Antone's in Austin, TX. Tickets available HERE. We’ll also be celebrating the release of ‘The NEXT On Wax’, AMF’s FIRST-EVER vinyl compilation album, recorded at The Bubble with Grammy-nominated Austin producer Frenchie Smith and pressed by the fine folks at Gold Rush Vinyl! ‘The NEXT on Wax’ features new and original singles from our 2019 Artist Development Program artists. These artists are Calliope Musicals, Kydd Jones, DAYEATER, Ray Prim, Sydney Wright, William Harries Graham and Jai Malano. I got to sit down with all of these artists and the album's co-producer, Einar Pedersen and talk about their experiences recording and going through the program and much more! I have had a blast working with and talking to all of these fine artists. To find out more about the Austin Music Foundation go to austinmusicfoundation.org. I hope you enjoy getting to know all of these wonderfully talented folks. I sure have. Let's get down! 

Ciao! -JG

 

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