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Friday Nov 17, 2017

Hello friends! My guest for episode 644 is bass player, Dylan Jones! Dylan is a founding member of world music band, Atash. They have won "Besy World Music Band" at the Austin Music Awards for the last six years. you can find them at Atash.com He's also played with Zoe Vaiccaji, Pilar Andular, Neal Pollack and many, many more! Neal also co-founded anthroposarts.org Anthropos Arts connects at-risk youth with professional musicians, cultivating confidence, integrity, and life skills through musical instruction and mentorship. Dylan and I have a great conversation about discovering music, his first bands, what made him start Anthropos Arts and much, much more! Plus, Ley Line checks in. They've just released a gorgeous new single,  “Respiração (The Breath)”  and they're celebrating with a release show at Radio Coffee and Beer here in Austin, TX on Thursday, November 30th. They're an amazing band and if you live in Austin, do yourself a favor and go see these talented women. You can hear  “Respiração” and their other music and find out when and where they're playing by going to leylinesound.com Have a great weekend. Let's get down!
ciao! -jg

Tuesday Oct 10, 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

Friday Sep 01, 2017

Hello friends! Hurricane Harvey has really laid some destruction on our fair state. Over 38,000 people are in shelters and the time to help is now. This page on texasmonthly.com shows you the many ways you can help those in need. Speaking of which, my friend, Louie Carr stopped by after his first trip to Houston. Louie and his partners at BMUSED Imaging bought a boat, grabbed an R.V. and headed to Houston to rescue people from their flooded streets and homes. It's an extremely intense scenme down there as Louie tells us. Also, he let's us know what the most needed spplies are. Louie is a real hero among many others who have come to the aid of these people in need.
Industrial rock hero, Curse Mackey is my guest on the show today! You might know Curse from his many musical projects including, PIGFACE, Evil Mothers, My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult, DJ and solo performances and even his latest project, Amorous. He's also a real art currator, he's published two books of art, he's the co-founder of Mosaic Sound Collective, he's composed and produced music for video games and much, much more. Find him at cursemackey.com Curse is a real artist and a great hang. I hope you enjoy getting to know him. I sure did. Let's get down!
ciao! -jg

Friday Jul 21, 2017

Hello friends! The world's only emo puppet band, Fragile Rock returns to the show for episode 611. Last time we were joined by guitarist, Ryan Hill and back-up singer, Emily Cawood. This time we're joined by Brently Heilbron who plays lead singer, "Milo" and Megan Thornton who plays bass player, "Nic Hole". Their brilliant new album, Wake Up To The Break Up came out last Friday and they were on NPR's "Tiny Desk Concerts" last week as well. Go to fragilerockband.com for all of your Fragile Rock needs. Megan and Brently and I have a great conversation about starting a band from a Facebook post, their experience on "America's Got Talent", how a highly emotional show can keep a band on the verge of break-up, traveling to Washington D.C. for NPR's "Tiny Desk Concerts", making Wake Up To The Break Up and much, much more! I love Fragile Rock and I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!
ciao! -jg

Tuesday Jul 11, 2017

Hello friends! My guest for episode 608 is publicist extraordinaire, Heather Wagner Reed! Her company, Juice Consulting is celebrating their 10th anniversary this year. Juice Consulting started as a small independent PR firm based in Houston and has grown into a full-service, PR, marketing, strategic consulting, social media, graphic design, web development, video production, artist development and event planning company with a client list that goes from Grammy winning artist, Gloria Gaynor to up-and-comers like Jane Ellen Bryant and many more. You can find them at juiceconsulting.com. Heather and I have a great conversation about her journey doing PR for her college radio station events in Athens Ga, working in Europe, being product manager for Beyonce', starting Juice Consulting, sitting on the board of many non-profits and much, much more! Heather is the real deal and if you're wondering what a publicist does, she is one of the best examples. I hope you enjoy our conversation. I sure did. Let's get down!
ciao! -jg

Episode 594: Donut Musik

Tuesday May 23, 2017

Tuesday May 23, 2017

Hello friends! It's been a tough week for this music community. We lost two pillars on Sunday... The great Jimmy LaFave and the amazing George Reiff. My thoughts and prayers are with their families and loved ones at this time. I know this music community is reeling from two powerful losses, but remember that these beautiful souls and their music will live on within us forever. They'll be missed.
My guests for episode 594 are Alice Spencer, Brian Beattie and Dony Wynn, collectively known as Donut Musik! These amazing talents joined forces and are finally bringing their beautiful, strange and highly entertaining music to the people. They're doing their "Donut Musik's Wang Dang Doodle" at The Townsend in Austin, TX on Wednesday, May 24th and Wednesday, May 31st. Shows start at 7:30pm. You can find out more about the shows and see videos at their facebook page. I hope you enjoy our conversation. I sure did. Let's get down!
ciao! -jg

Episode 577: Happy Meals

Friday Mar 24, 2017

Friday Mar 24, 2017

Hey gang! I hope the world is treating you like a king or queen right now. Things are good here. I've just been working on some songs for my new band. We have a gig on Sunday, May 7th at Pecan Street festival here in Austin and we're getting into the rehearsal room to start knocking out some songs. I'll let you know how it's going. SKYROCKET! will be playing some shows this weekend... Tonight, Friday, March 24th we'll be at Sam's in San Antonio and tomorrow, Saturday, March 25th we'll be at Cedar Street Courtyard in Austin, TX. Come out and party with us.
My guests for episode 577 are Suzanne Rodden and Lewis Cook from Glasgow's, Happy Meals! This phenomenal dreamy, synth, French-pop duo was in from Scotland for SXSW. They came by and we had a great conversation about their e.p.'s Fruit Juice and Apero, the d.i.y. underground scene in Glasgow, our love for Swtched On, touring Russia, India and Europe, working as couple, our ove of synthsizers and much, much more. I hope you enjoy getting to know these fine people. I sure did. let's get down!
ciao! -jg

Episode 573: gum B

Friday Mar 10, 2017

Friday Mar 10, 2017

Hello friends! Well, it's official, SXSW is underway. Not the music part yet, but the whole thing is up and running. If you don't live in Austin, you don't have to deal with even more insisne traffic, no parking anywhere, people walkng into the streets looking at their phone and cursing you if you almost run over them. It gets nuts. having said that, if you're here for SXSW or you live here and you know how to do it, it can be a pretty fun time. I'll be going to a lot of events this year even though I'll only have a one-day badge for Thursday. Looking forward to the podcasts I have lined up. Should be fun.
My guest for episode 573 is my dear old friend, bassist/cellist, Mark Williams a.k.a. gum B! You might know gum B from his work with Kevin and Dustin Welch, Dan Dyer, Alejandro Escovedo, Stick People and many more. We have a fantastic conversation about baseball, growing up in South Florida, living in an Ashram, Stick People, fretless bass, playing 6th St and much, much more! I hope you enjoy our conversation. I sure did. Let's get down! 
ciao! -jg

Friday Feb 17, 2017

Hello friends! I'm a little late putting this out because I went to see Sphynx last night and then went and sang karaoke. I was drunk and terrible which is a great combo right? Anyway, Sphynx was incredible. Their new e.p. is out and it's awesome. Other than that, I want to invite you to a storytelling/improv show I'm doing tomorrow at The New Movement Theater here in Austin. It's called The Megaphone Show. I'll be telling stories and then an improv group will act them out. Should be fun. If you're in town, come out and say hi. Here's a link The Megaphone Show
My dear friend, the amazing Ian Moore returns to the show for episode 568! His gorgeous new album, Strange Days comes out next Tuesday, February 21. Ian was in town rehearsing with his new band and they're hitting the road on the west coast starting March 2nd and ending up in Austin for SXSW. Ian and I have a great conversation about making Strange Days and his last e.p. The Noble Art, selling out vs. making a living, his new non-profit, SMASH bringing affordable health care to Seattle musicians, his songwriting workshops, family and much, much more! I hope you enjoy our conversation. I sure did. Let's get down!
ciao!- jg

Tuesday Dec 20, 2016

Hello friends! I hope you're all staying warm. I am. I actually made a huge dent in my Christmas shopping today. That's always a relief. How did we make Christmas so stressful? It makes you realize how poor you are, how much you wish you could give people. At the same time, you stress out getting your cousin's boyfriend something you think he'll like and he's not even going to show up. I spent a lot of time the last couple of years buying people music I thought they would like, but i've seen a couple of cd's I bought over the last couple of years still in the cellophane. Merry Christmas!
San Antonio's hyper-prolific artist/singer/songwriter, Chris Taylor returns to the show for episode 551! Chris put out three albums in 2016, the electronic, Re: Imagine, the gorgeous double-album, Never Ending Now and the politically infused, USBlues. Three fantastic albums! You can find all of his albums and his amazing artwork at christaylorworld.com. Chris and i met up at Sam's Burger Joint Music Hall before my gig in San Antonio a couple of weeks ago. We have a great conversaion about what drove Chris to make 3 albums this year, playing with his band, fighting fear with art, what the election year means to him and much, much more. I hope you enjoy our conversation. I did. Let's get down!
 
Ciao! -jg
 
 

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