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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Episode 876: YATTE

• January 17th, 2020

Hello friends! Songwriting keyboard player, Alex Chod has a new collaborative enterprise and it's called YATTE. YATTE "craft the soundtracks for top-down drives home from your next technically illegal all-nighter" and their first offering, the synth and electronic drum laden pop jam, "Time Wasted" is available now wherever you stream and download your jams. You can find music, video and more at YATTE.world. Alex and I have a great conversation about the idea behind YATTE and the demise of Wonderb*tch, making videos with Bruce Smith for Andy Macintyre, Calliope Musicals and more, his Tigercop Podcast, Midcentury and much more! I always have a great time hanging and catching up with Alex. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down! 

Get your tickets for "AMF Presents The Next 2020" HERE!

Ciao! -JG

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Episode 875: Travis Kennedy

• January 14th, 2020

Hello friends! My guest for episode 875 is prolific mixer/producer, Travis Kennedy! You might know him from his work on records by Erin Ivey, Quiet Company, Otis Wilkins, Blue October, The Deer and many more. Go to traviskennedysound.com for more info. He's launched a new recording program called Audio Pro Bootcamp. An immersive 6-week recording program where students work under some great engineers, producers and mixers. Find out more about it at audioprobootcamp.com. Travis and I have a great conversation about starting out at Electric Lady Land Studios under Eddie Kramer (Jimi Hendrix, KISS), working under and with producer mixer, Tim Palmer (Pearl Jam, U2), making and mixing albums, Audio Pro Bootcamp and much more. I had a great time getting to know Travis. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!

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Ciao! -JG

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Episode 874: Pike and Sutton

• January 10th, 2020

Hello friends! Patrice Pike and Wayne Sutton from Pike and Sutton are my guests for episode 874! Their new album, Heart Is A Compass drops later this spring. They've put out a couple of singles, the title song from their new album, "Heart Is A Compass" and "New Year's Resolution" with John Popper from Blues Traveler available where ever you stream and download the jams. Go to pikeandsutton.com for music, tour dates and more. We have a great conversation about bringing it all back home after a 30 year partnership, Little Sister and Sister 7, hit songs and major label insanity, their solo projects, the One Step Onward Foundation, making Heart Is A Compass and much more! I had a blast catching up with my old friends. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!

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Ciao! -JG

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Episode 873: Stella and the Very Messed

• January 7th, 2020

Hello friends! Former Cruiserweight front woman, Stella Maxwell has a brand new Austin pop rock/artrock band, Stella and the Very Messed and she's my guest for episode 873! Their debut album, the gorgeous, fun and cathartic, On Fences dropped last week and is available now where ever you stream or download your jams. They're celebrating with a release show this Friday, January 10th at 3Ten Austin City Limits Live here in Austin. Go to stellaandtheverymessed.com for show info, music, videos and more! We have a great conversation about starting out with her brothers in Cruiserweight, turning "life stuff" into art, getting in the driver's seat of her music career, Spilled Milk Social Club, making On Fences and much more! I had a great time getting to know Stella. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!

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Ciao! -JG

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Episode 872: The Broken Things

• January 3rd, 2020

Happy new year everyone! Mark Younger-Smith from rock band, The Broken Things is my first guest for the new year and decade! Mark co-wrote, recorded and toured the world with Billy Idol during the "Charmed Life" and "Cyber Punk" years. He's also played with Joe Cocker, Tom Jones, Charlie Sexton and many more. The Broken Things is currently releasing singles, ("Devil Makes Three", "Down" and "So Low") and playing shows. Go to thebrokenthings.bandcamp.com to hear the music and you can find them on Instagram and Facebook. You can find his custom guitar straps, Smith Straps HERE. Mark and I have a great conversation about touring with Charlie Sexton, writing, making records and touring with Billy Idol, producing other bands, writing, recording and performing with his new band, The Broken Things and much more! I had a great time catching up with Mark and hearing these great rock stories. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!

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Ciao -JG

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Episode 871: Ismael Quintanilla

• December 31st, 2019

I wish you all a very Happy New Year! 2019 Austin Music Award winner for "Best Photographer", Ismael Quintanilla is my last guest of the 2010's. He's one of the most prolific photographers around and one of the nicest guys I know. If you live in Austin or follow Austin music or music festivals on social media, no doubt you've seen Ismael's photos over the last few years. You can see all of the amazing photos we talk about of Paul McCartney, Thom Yorke, St. Vincent, Jackie Venson, DAYEATER and more at iq3photo.com. We have an amazing conversation about growing up in Monterrey and on the Texas border, growing up seeing metal and punk shows, his love of photography, shooting live sets at festivals and clubs and much more! I had a great time getting to know this sweet and talented man. I'm sure you will too. Have a safe and happy new year! Let's get down!

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Ciao - JG

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Episode 870: Robb Kidd

• December 27th, 2019

Hello friends! Drummer, Robb Kidd from Austin psychedelic Afrobeat collective, Golden Dawn Arkestra, 8 1/2 Souvenirs, Pike and Sutton, Matt Hubbard and many, many more is my guest for episode 870! Golden Dawn Arkestra will be playing New Year's Eve at ACL Live at the Moody Theater with Ghostland Observatory. Go to goldendawnarkestra.com for music, tour dates and more. Robb and I have a great conversation about growing up in New Orleans and London, playing with Gingerbread Men, 8 1/2 Souvenirs, Chrysta Belle, Papa Mali, Maceo Parker, Kalu and the Electric Joint, Golden Dawn Arkestra, Pike and Sutton and many, many more. I had a great time getting to know Robb. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!

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Ciao! -JG

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Episode 869: Ladder To The Moon

• December 24th, 2019

'Tis the season to wish one and other joy and love and peace. I wish you joy, love and peace this holiday season. Colin Gilmore and Nicolette Good, also known as, folk-pop duo, Ladder To The Moon are my guests for episode 869! Their debut ep, Brown Eyes is now available wherever you stream and download your jams. They'll be playing Folk Alliance International in New Orleans next month. You can find show info, videos and more on Facebook at Ladder to the Moon Band. We have a great conversation about forming Ladder To The Moon, finding their vocal blend, making Brown Eyes and much more! I had a great time getting to know these sweet and talented folks. I'm sure you will too. Have a very merry Christmas. Let's get down!

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Ciao! -JG

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