Episode 1130: Robin Mordecai

• January 18th, 2022

Hello friends! Multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, podcaster, Robin Mordecai, is my guest for episode 1130! His latest single, the 80's, power-pop inspired, "Alive" from his up coming EP, "Portraits" (out 3/15), is available now. find "Alive" and his previous singles, "I Don't Blame You" and "Caroline" wherever you stream or download your jams. Go to robinmordecai.com for music, show dates and more. We have a great conversation about his writing and recording process, playing everything on "Portraits", playing the legendary Elephant Room jazz club in Austin a kid, growing up with musician parents, his Rock Detention Podcast, playing Eddie V's and much more. I had a great time getting to know Robin. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!

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Episode 1129: The Lord Baltimores

• January 13th, 2022

Hello friends! I hope you're all staying safe and healthy. Producer-composers, R. Jason Vandygriff and David J. Pierce from cinematic, soul band, The Lord Baltimores are my guests for episode 1129! Their phenomenal self-titled, debut album is available now wherever you stream or download your jams. Go to thelordbaltimores.com for vinyl, videos and more! We have a great conversation about coming up in the Dallas/Ft Worth scene, how Jason and David met on a session, writing and arranging this music together, recording the album, recording during the pandemic and much more. I had a great time getting to know David and Jason. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!

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Episode 1128: The Whitmore Sisters

• January 11th, 2022

Hello friends! Bonnie and Eleanor Whitmore, The Whitmore Sisters are my guests for episode for episode 1128! Their debut album, the gorgeous and haunting, Ghost Stories, drops on January 21st on Red House Records. Check out their singles, "Hurtin' For A Let Down", "The Ballad Of Sissy And Porter" and "Learn To Fly" available now wherever you stream or download your jams. Go to thewhitmoresisters.com for music, tour dates, merch and more. We have a great conversation about what it took to make Ghost Stories, growing up in a musical family, their pilot's licenses, dealing with loss through songwriting, touring Europe later this month, singing siblings and much more. I had a blast hanging out with Bonnie and Eleanor. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!

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Episode 1127: Birdtalker

• January 7th, 2022

Hello friends! Zack and Dani Green from Nashville-based, alt-country band, Birdtalker are my guests for episode 1127! Birdtalker just released their dreamy, self-titled sophomore LP in October and spent the fall of 2021 back on the road after their Coronavirus imposed break. Go to birdtalkermusic.com for music, tourdates, videos and more. We have a great conversation about the band's instant success in 2017 with their single, "Heavy" getting over 80 million plays on Spotify, playing The Grand Ole Opry, writing and recording their self-titled sophomore album, getting back on the road and much more. I had a great time getting to know Dani and Zack. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!

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Episode 1126: Jim Keller

• January 4th, 2022

Happy new year! Singer/songwriter/guitarist, co-founder of Tommy Tutone, co-writer of "867-5309/ Jenny", Jim Keller is my guest for episode 1126! His latest album, the gorgeous, By No Means, produced by the legendary Mitchell Froom (Crowded House, Los Lobos) is available now wherever you stream or download your jams. Go to jimkeller.com for music tour dates and more. Jim was in town a few weeks ago to play a show and do some recording and we got to sit down and talk about recording By No Means live with music legends, Bob Glaub, David Hidalgo and Michael Urbano, coming up in the Northern California music scene, starting Tommy Tutone, Writing "867-5309 / Jenny", managing Phillip Glass, Rufus Wainwright and others, embarking on a solo career and much more. I had a great time getting to know Jim. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!

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Episode 1125: Penny and Sparrow

• December 31st, 2021

Hello everyone! Andy Baxter and Kyle Jahnke better known as Americana-folk duo, Penny and Sparrow are my guests for episode 1125! Their new album written and recorded over the last year, Olly Olly, drops on January 21st, but their EP, "Need You" came out in November and is available wherever you stream or download your jams. Go to pennyandsparrow.com for music, videos, tourdates and more! We have a great conversation about how they met and formed at The University of Texas, getting started out in the clubs here in Austin, their partnership, living on the road and then not living on the road, writing and recording Olly Olly during a pandemic and much more. I had a great time getting to know Andy and Kyle. I'm sure you will too. I hope you all have a safe and happy new year!

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Episode 1124: Cowboy Diplomacy Returns Again!

• December 28th, 2021

Hello friends! Ian Cochran from Austin, Americana-rock band, Cowboy Diplomacy returns to the show for episode 1124! Their new single from their upcoming 2022 EP, "Easier When I'm Stoned" is available now wherever you stream or download your jams. Go to cowboydiplomacy.band for music, show dates and more. We have a great conversation about making music with a mellower sound, working with Omar Vallejo, playing gigs during 2020, heading to L.A. for a gig at The Mint on 1/13, their upcoming EP and much more. I had a great time catching up with Ian. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!

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From The Vault - Episode 1001:The Lickerish Quartet Returns! (12/18/2020)

• December 26th, 2021

Hello and welcome to How Did I Get Here? From The Vault! Today we go back to episode 1001 for a great conversation with Roger Joseph Manning (Jellyfish, Beck) and Tim Smith (Jellyfish, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds) from power-pop band, The Lickerish Quartet originally released on December 18, 2020! Below are my original notes form the show. 

Hello friends! Roger Joseph Manning Jr. (Jellyfish, Beck) and Tim Smith (Jellyfish, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds) from The Lickerish Quartet return to the show for episode 1001! Their second EP, "Threesome Vol. 2" comes out on January 8th, but you can check out the first single, the brilliant, "Snollygoster Goon" wherever you stream or download your jams. Go to thelickerishquartet.com for music, merch, fan experiences and more. We have a fantastic conversation about their writing and recording collective, life under quarantine, touring, fan experiences, why Hispanic people love Morrissey, Clint Eastwood and doo-wop, woking with Jellyfish, Beck, Noel Gallagher and much more! I had a great time catching up with Roger and Tim. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!

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Episode 1123: Esther‘s Follies

• December 24th, 2021

Hello friends! Since 1978, modern-day vaudeville theater, Esther's Follies has been entertaining Austin residents and tourists with musical comedy and political/social satire. Shaun Brannigan and Ted Meredith, two long-time members, join me to talk about all things Esther's Follies for episode 1123! Esther's Follies is located at 525 east 6th St. in Austin and has performances Thursdays at 8 pm, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm and 10 pm. Go to esthersfollies.com for tickets and more. I have a great conversation with Ted and Shaun about the history of Esther's, writing, prepping and performing sketches, how they made it through the 2020 shutdown, keeping up with politics and pop culture as writers and much more. I had a great time getting to know Ted and Shaun. I hope you do too. Also, I want to wish you and yours a very merry Christmas and a happy holiday. 

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Episode 1122: Quentin And The Past Lives

• December 21st, 2021

Hello friends! Singer/songwriter, actor, queer-alien, Quentin Arispe from Quentin And The Past Lives is my guest for episode 1122! Quentin And The Past Lives have been playing some high-profile shows around Austin for the last few months and have just recorded a couple of songs for The Austin Music Foundation's Artist Development Program with Grammy nominated producer, Chris "Frenchie" Smith. Look for those songs in January. You can keep up with them at quentinandthepastlives.com. Quentin and I have a great conversation about growing up the adopted African-American son of a nice Mexican family in Corpus Christi, getting his start in musical theater performing in over 50 musicals in 10 years, going from soul/R&B to outer-space, glam-rock, Neptune, being in a rock band and much more. I had a great time getting to know Quentin. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!

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