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Episode 874: Pike and Sutton

Friday Jan 10, 2020

Friday Jan 10, 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

Episode 826: Nané

Friday Aug 02, 2019

Friday Aug 02, 2019

Hello friends! Daniel Sahad and Ian Green from Austin Indie rock/soul band, Nané are my guests for episode 826! Nané doesn't have any music available on streaming sites yet. They one song on YouTube, "Do It Alone" recorded live at Ice Cream Factory Studios and it's amazing. They're currently recording their debut album with producer, John Speice and engineer, Adrien Quesada. You can see them playing live around Austin. They'll be opening for Black Pumas on August 8th at Mohawk but that show is sold-out. Go to nanetheband.com for more info on shows and more. We have a great conversation about seizing opportunity, working with John and Adrien, their songwriting process and much more! I had a great time getting to know Daniel and Ian. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!
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Ciao! -JG 

Episode 783: Spencer Gibb

Friday Mar 08, 2019

Friday Mar 08, 2019

Hello friends! Singer/songwriter/producer/photographer, Spencer Gibb is my guest for episode 783! His latest album, the lush and epic, Let's Start Over is available now and he's dropped as new single, the gospel influenced, "Happy Birthday" just dropped a few weeks ago. Go to spencergibb.com for music, show dates, videos and more. Spencer and I have a great conversation about growing up in the Bee Gees bubble, making Let's Start Over, how break-ups fuel his songwriting, the various happy hours we played in the 90's as "Spencer & Johnny", working with The Czech National Symphony Orchestra, 54 Seconds and much more! It had been a few years since Spencer and I had talked, but like all good friendships, we picked up right where we left off. I hope you enjoy our conversation. I sure did. Let's get down!
Ciao! -JG

Friday Oct 05, 2018

Hello friends! I have a three-fer today! First up, artist/musician, Donnie Henry checks in via Skype to talk about his music memorabelia themed art show "Racontour", running for the duration of ACL Festival at Hotel Van Zandt. Find Donnie at hotelreginamtme.com. Next, Lake Tahoe based soul artist, Sam Ravenna checks in via Skype from the road! Sam's latest EP, the soul laden and brilliant, Fragile drops Friday, October 19th and he is currently on tour supporting and playing with, Eric Lindell. They'll be in Austin next Tuesday, October 9th at The Continental Club! Go to samravenna.com for music, videos, tour dates and more. Last but not least, I am joined in the studio by Austin R&B/soul artist, Aaron Stephens. Aaron's latest album, the gorgeous Focus, came out a few weeks ago and I can't stop listening to it! Go to aaronstephensmusic.com for music, show dates and more. We have a great conversation about growing up in a border town, his songwriting process and much more! I hope you enjoy getting to know Aaron. I sure did. Let's get down!
Ciao! -JG

Friday Aug 24, 2018

Hello gang! Austin blues singer, Cari Hutson from Cari Hutson & Good Company is my guest for episode 726! Their new album, the Jeff Plankenhorn produced, Don't Rain On My Sunny Day is out today, Friday, August 24th! They're also celebrating with a release show tonight, Friday, August 24th with a release show at One-2-One Bar here in Austin. Go to carihutson.com for music, show dates and more! Cari and I have a great conversation about making Don't Rain On My Sunny Day, becoming a mom, playing Janis Joplin on stage and finishing a song she started writing with her bandmates and much more! I had a great time getting to know Cari. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!
Ciao! -JG

Episode 716: Nakia VII

Tuesday Jul 24, 2018

Tuesday Jul 24, 2018

Hello friends! Blues singer/community activist, two time Black Fret recipient and my pal, Nakia returns to the show for episode 716! Nakia has a new album, the blues infused, Blues Grifter out on August 17th. He'll be celebrating with a string of release shows with his band, Nakia & The Blues Grifters including August 17th at Luna in San Antonio, August 18th at The Saxon Pub in Austin and more. Go to nakia.net for tour dates, music, videos and more! We have a great conversation about  finally finishing Blues Grifter after years of having shelved it, his "Voices in the Round" shows, learning about blues, arranging the classic blues songs on Blues Grifter the various incarnations of Nakia and much more! 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 wearethenightowls.com 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 arthuryoria.com for more info and get After You. I love it! Let's get down!
Ciao! -JG

Friday Apr 06, 2018

Hello friends! Welcome to another SXSW 2018 double-header. First up, honoring that old school Motown sound and working it into something of their very own, The Teskey Brothers are an unexpected revelation from Melbourne, Australia! Drummer Liam Gough joins me for a great conversation about this band's amazing independent rise. Their latest album, the soulful, Half Mile Harvest has made it to #1 on the Australian indie album chart, they've been selling out big venues all over Australia and after SXSW they were heading out to Los Angeles to open for Los Lobos! Find their music, tourdates, videos and more by going to theteskeybrothers.com. Next up on this SXSW double-header is Philidephia rock and roll band, Sire recording artists, Cold Fronts! Their latest album, the brilliant and rocking, Fantasy Du Jour, comes out Friday, April 20th. The first single from the album, "Staying In" (which happened to be the story of my life the day these guys came in) is out now and you can find music, videos and tourdates at coldfronts.us. We have a great conversation about getting discovered by Seymore Stein himself at SXSW a few years ago, making records and touring on a major label in the era of social media, the return of rock and roll and much, much more! I had a great time getting to know all of these fine people. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!
Ciao! -JG

Episode 680: The Watters

Tuesday Mar 20, 2018

Tuesday Mar 20, 2018

Hello friends! I hope you all made it through SXSW 2018 with your "selves" intact. Daniel and Jenna Watters, better known as Americana/soul band, The Watters are my guests for episode 680! They're about to release their sophomore album on June 15th. They've started a kickstarter campaign to help with the promotion etc and there are still 39 days to contribute. Just click on The Watters Kickstarter.  If you live in Austin, you can see them this Saturday, March 24th at Geraldine's and if you live in New Orleans, they'll be playing The Delgado Music Festival on Friday, April 6th. Go to wearethewatters.com for more info on shows etc. Daniel and Jenna and I have a great conversation about growing up in Arizona, their time in Colorado and Nashville, their years of touring the southwest, touring Holograms, the delicate balance when working as a couple and much, much more! I had a great time getting to know Daniel and Jenna. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!
Ciao! -JG

Tuesday Mar 06, 2018

Hello friends! Martin Aker, Ellen Gruber, Rachel Thompson and Wes Ballew from Austin rock band, Edison Chair are my guests for episode 676! So, Martin was on the show with their drummer, Wes Armstrong back in May of 2013 that was actually recorded at live Saxon Pub. You can check it out here. Martin and Wes have gone through some personnel changes since our chat at Saxon Pub five years ago, they've refined their sound and found a deep focus and they're out there kicking ass and taking names in 2018. They're releasing new music this month and they'll be playing some shows at SXSW, go to edisonchair.com for show info, music, videos and more. I had a great chat with Martin, Ellen and Wes about the changes they've been through since 2013, the teen rock scene in Austin in the late aughts, writing and recording, sleeping 6 in a hotel room, playing weddings and private events to keep the money flowing, the challenges of being a big band and much, much more! I had a great time getting to know these sweet, talented folks. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!
Ciao! -jg

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