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Episode 811: Shinyribs Return!

Thursday Jun 13, 2019

Thursday Jun 13, 2019

Hello friends! Back-to-back Austin Music Poll winners for "Best Band", Shinyribs' colorful frontman, Kevin Russell returns for episode 811! Shinyribs new album, the gorgeous, Fog & Bling drops tomorrow, Friday, June 14th where ever you stream or download your jams. They're also celebrating with a release show Friday, 6/14 at Mohawk here in Austin then heading out on tour until October. Go to for tour dates, music, videos and more. Kevin and I have a great conversation about making Fog & Bling, watching his kids grow up, our dear friend, George Reiff, touring, we take some social media question and much more! I hope you enjoy our conversation. I sure did. Let's get down!
Ciao! -JG

Friday Mar 15, 2019

Hello friends! If you're in the depths of SXSW, I hope you're enjoying it. Shinyribs recently won "Austin Band Of The Year" at The Austin Music Awards and their Shiny Soul Sisters, Alice Spencer and Kelley Mickwee  are my guests for episode 785! They'll be playing SXSW shows today, Friday 3/15 at Lucy's and tomorrow Saturday, 3/16 at The Belmont. Go to for more show dates, music, videos and more. We have a great conversation about winning "Austin Band Of The Year", finding their beautiful and unique vocal blend, touring, award shows, their solo music, Morocco and much more! I love these amazing, talented women. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!
Ciao! -JG

Friday Jan 18, 2019

Hello friends! Charlie Faye from Charlie Faye & The Fayettes returns to the show for episode 769! Their new album, The Whole Shebang drops on Friday, February 8th. They have a few singles from the album available now where ever you stream and download your music. Go to for music, show dates, video and more. If you live in Austin, you can see them at their release show Friday February 8th at The Continental Club in Austin. We have a great conversation about making The Whole Shebang with producer, Eric Holden, taking some steps with their sound, writing for the album, our favorite podcasts and tv show and much more! I always have a great time chatting with Charlie. Enjoy! Let's get down!
Ciao! -JG

Tuesday Sep 11, 2018

Hello friends! Sarah Dossey from Austin dreampop band, DOSSEY is my guest for episode 731! DOSSEY's dreamy new single, "Plastic Diamonds" is out now and they'll be at The Mohawk in Austin, TX on Friday September, 21st. Go to for music, shows, videos and more! Sarah came over last week with occasional DOSSEY member, Mariclaire Glaeser from Shy Beast and we had a great conversation about anthemic 80's jams, playing banjo Indian & the Jones, songwriting collaborations, faith and much more! I had a great time getting to know Sarah. I'm sure you will too. Plus, Miami hip-hop band, ¡MAYDAY! checks in via SKYPE! Their brilliant new album, the reggae flavored, South Of 5th is out now. They'll be on tour through the middle of November and they'll be in Austin This Saturday, September 15th at Flamingo Cantina. Go to for tour dates, music videos and more! Let's get down!
Ciao! -JG

Tuesday Sep 04, 2018

Hello friends! Charlie Faye from modern day, 60's girl group, Charlie Faye & The Fayettes returns to the show for episode 729! Their new single, "I Don't Need No Baby" drops this Thursday, September 6th. They'll be celebrating with a release shows at Antone's in Austin Thursday, September 6th and The Mucky Duck in Houston on Friday, September 7th. Go to for tourdates, music, videos and more. Charlie and I have a great conversation about making "I Don't Need No Baby" and the album that's coming in the new year, what is Americana?, being into Carly Simon and not New Kids On The Block as a kid, talking about our times in her songs and much more. I had a great time catching up with Charlie. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!
Ciao! -JG

Friday Apr 13, 2018

Hello friends! Ryan Harkrider, frontman for Austin soul band, The Nightowls returns to the show for episode 687! The Nightowls are releasing a new album, the brilliant, We Are The Nightowls, on April 27th. I've been listening to it like crazy lately. Check out the first single, "Don't It Feel Weird?" out now. If you live in Austin, you can get one early as they'll be selling them early at their release show at The Continental Club on Friday, April 20th. They're also heading to the West Coast starting at the beginning of May. Go to for tour dates, music, videos and more. Ryan and I have a great conversation about the changes the band has gone through since his last visit, making We Are The Nightowls, touring as a large band, their long-running Sunday residency at Icenhauer's here in Austin and much, much more! Plus, my old friend and one of my favorite songwriters, Arthur Yoria checks in. He's just released a gorgeous new album, After You on Splice Records and he's celebrating with a release show here in Austin TONIGHT, Friday, April 13th at The Cactus Cafe'! Go to for more info and get After You. I love it! Let's get down!
Ciao! -JG

Tuesday Oct 31, 2017

Hello friends! Jaimee Harris stopped by yesterday to do the intro today's show with me and talk about some shows she has this week, but we were having so much fun, we didn't stop and made it episode 639! Jaimee is playing this Thursday, 11/2 at The cactus cafe' with her friend and former Jimmy Lafave bandmate, Danny Click and on Saturday, 11/4, Both Jaimee's band and Danny's band are playing at One-2-One Bar here in Austin. Go to for info on all things Jaimee. We have a great conversation about finishing her debut album, our time at the All ATX show on Sunday, the sadness of hipster bingo, her mom was born on Halloween and my mom died on Halloween (which is spooky), how No Depression spoke to her and much, much more! Plus, she sings a beautiful song live!!! I hope you enjoy my conversation with this wonderful woman. I sure did. Let's get down! 
Ciao! -JG

Tuesday Aug 22, 2017

Hello friends! I hope you all had a good total eclipse of the sun yesterday. I did. The Mrs are my guests on the show today! In 2009, Andra Liemandt and Jenny Mason picked up musical instruments and decided to start a band with the idea of making music to help women see themselves in a more positive light. 8 years later they've been featured in People Magazine, CBS News, Fox News, Billboard Magazine, their "Magic Mirror" video has over 5 million plays, their single "I'm Enough" charted in Billboard's "Hot A.C." chart, they've opened for some of the biggest bands you know, Their self-titled debut album is out now and the second single, "Somewhere To Go" is just coming out of the gates. These women are bringing a message of empowerment, understanding and love in a time when the world needs it most. I had an amazing conversation with Andra, Jenny and their bandmates, Larissa Ness and Mandy Prater. I hope you enjoy it. I sure did. Find tourdates, music and videos of The Mrs at
Plus, Charlie Faye and the Fayettes are about to go into the studio to record their second album and they'd like your help. Charlie stopped by last week and told me all about their new Pledgemusic campaign with lots of incentives, special updates and video content available only to donors. Go to Charlie Faye and the Fayettes PledgeMusic Campaign  for more info. Let's get down!

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 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 Jun 13, 2017

Hello friends! Here is episode 600, recorded in front of a live audience last Monday, June 5th at The Townsend here in Austin, TX. I want to thank everyone who came out and celebrated with us, The Townsend for having us, Carles Zanetti for recording the show and running sound, you for listening and my wonderful guests, Nakia, Jane Ellen Bryant, Jaimee Harris and A.J. Vallejo! We have an insane conversation about new albums, upcoming tours and reunions, Jaimee's much anticipated album, Nakia and Jane's adventures in reality television, what happened when A.J. misspelled Queen in a Google search and much, much more! This is a fun, loose and slightly offensive show. I hope you enjoy it. I sure did. Thank you so much for listening to this show. It's been a true blessing in my life to connect with my music community and to bring this show to you guys. Thank you. Let's get down!
ciao! -jg

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