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Episode 673: Donovan Keith

Friday Feb 23, 2018

Friday Feb 23, 2018

Hello friends! Former Soul Track Mind frontman, Donovan Keith is my guest for episode 673! Soul Track Mind disbanded in 2016 and Donovan took the reigns of his solo career and released a solo e.p. Carry Me On in 2017 to great acclaim. His new band is on the road as of the day this podcast comes out playing in San Angelo, TX on Friday, February 23rd and Alpine, TX on Saturday, February 24th. Go to for music, videos, tourdates and more! Donovan and I have a great conversation about his time in Soul Track Mind, making Carry Me On, his podcast, "Ginger Got Soul Podcast" on Soundcloud, touring, West Texas and much, much more. I hope you enjoy my conversation with Donovan. I sure did. Let's get down!
Ciao! -JG 

Friday Jan 05, 2018

Hello friends! The incredibly talented and always entertaining pop artist, Skye Strickler returns to the show for episode 658! Lat we checked in with Skye back in 2017, he had just released his brilliant e.p. DNA and since then he's been running around the U.S. promoting it. You can find all you need to know about Skye by going to Skye and I caught up before Christmas and had a great conversation about his recent trip to Florida where he performed at a fabulous party, his incredibly strong heart, his latest collaboration borders., co-writing with usicians from around the world, Popstravaganza 2018 and much, much more! I always have a blast hanging out with Skye. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!
ciao! -jg

Episode 612: The Reputations

Tuesday Jul 25, 2017

Tuesday Jul 25, 2017

Hello gang! I hope you all had a good weekend. My guests for episode 612 are Rockyanne Bullwinkle, Justin Smith and Jimmy Wildcat from The Reputations!Their debut album, Begging For More came out in march and is available now where ever you get your music. They'll be playing this Saturday, July 29th at Empire Control Room here in Austin. You can get their album and find out more about them at their Bandcamp Page Rocky, Jimmy, Justin and I have a great conversation about how they came together from different bands, recording Begging For More on their own, the magic of ABBA, making an album with Jody Stephens (Big Star) at the production helm, (Jody makes a special appearance on the show via speaker phone), what the future holds for them and much, much more. I had a great time getting to know these fine folks. 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

Tuesday May 09, 2017

Hello friends! I hope you all had a good weekend doing weekend things and what not. I played all weekend. I played with SKYROCKET! on Friday and Saturday nights in Dripping Springs and San Antonio. Then Sunday i played at The Pecan Street Festival with my new band. It was a great time, but I hurt my back during the show. I'm on the mend. Gang, I want to remind you that we are celebrating our 600th episode with a live podcast recording at The Townsend in Austin, TX on Monday, May 5th at 8pm. My guests will be A.J. Vallejo, Nakia, Jaimee Harris and Jane Ellen Bryant. Find out more about it here!
My guest for episode 590 was our very first guest and has appeared on this show more times than I can count. The amazing Suzanna Choffel returns to the show! Her gorgeous new album, Hello Goodbye, comes out this Friday, May 12th. She'll be celebrating the release with a few special shows this weekend. She's playing Friday, May 12th at 3Ten Austin City Limits Live and Saturday, May 13th at The Mucky Duck in Houston. You can go to for more info and to hear her new single, "Go Forth". Suzanna and I have a great conversation about making Hello Goodbye, motherhood, her years of travel and experience that led to Hello Goodbye and much, much more. I always love my conversations with Suzanna. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!
ciao! -jg

Friday May 05, 2017

Hello friends! I hope you're all doing well. It's a gorgeous day in Austin, TX and I always appreciate that. Quick promo, I'm playing with my new band on Sunday, May 7th at The 40th Annual Pecan Street Festival here in Austin. We're playing at 1 pm on the Trinity stage. There are a lot of awesome bands playing both days so go to for the full line-up and times. Alex Dezen (formerly of The Danmwells) checked in from the road the other day. He just released a new solo album Alex Dezen II and he's on tour supporting it. He'll be in Austin tomorrow, Saturday, May 6th at 3Ten Austin City Limits Live. Go to for tickets and information. Alex and I video chatted about his album, the tour and our mutual friends. I was glad to meet him, even virtually as ive been a fan for years. I hope you enjoy our chat.
My guests for epsiode 589 are Buck McKinney and Brad Bradburn from Austin funk/soul band, Flyjack. They just released their second album, New Day a month ago and they'll be playing some shows in May including Last Concert cafe' in Houston on May 13th and The Blackheart in Austin on May 20th. Go to for more info on album and dates. We have a great conversation about Buck and Brad's transition from Gnappy to Flyjack, making New Day, flying the flag for late 60's & early 70's deep funk and rare groove, working with a 10-peice band and much, much more. I hope you enjoy our conversation. I sure did. Let's get down!
ciao! -jg

Episode 558: Skye Strickler

Friday Jan 13, 2017

Friday Jan 13, 2017

Hello friends! I hope this episode finds you well and enjoying life to it's fullest. Things are good here. I've doing tons of podcasts this week. Six to be exact. I got super-behind during the holidays to where a couple of weeks ago, i was doing podcasts the day before they are posted. I haven't goten behind like that in a few years, so I'm making up for it over the next couple of weeks by getting ahead again. Over the next few weeks, look for great converations with Leopold And His Fiction, Daisy O'Connor, Demi The Daredevil and more. 
Pop artist, Skye Strickler is my guest for episode 558! Skye's brilliant, debut e.p., DNA is out now. You find it and more at I met Skye a couple of months ago and I've run into him at different events. He is a really nice guy with incredible energy and an amazing wealth of talent. Skye and I have a great conversation about growing on a farm in rural Kansas, his humble beginnings in musical theater in his teens, the dangers of being "rufeed", making DNA with his producer in Guadalajara and much, much more. I had a great time getting to know Skye. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!
ciao! -jg

Friday Jun 24, 2016

hello friends! we did it! we hit 500 episodes and we did it in style. on monday, june 20th i was joined by aj vallejo, nakia, kathy valentine, taylor muse and suzanna choffel at the townsend here in austin, tx. we have a great and crazy conversation aj vallejo and i talk about our cooking show, "cooking/drinking w/ johnny & aj" and being producer of the year. we talk to nakia about his prince shows where he raised $15,000 for the sims foundation and haam. kathy tells about her new book, the movie she got to be in the new bluebonnet songs and videos. taylor muse and his love for chicken wings and star wars and suzanna choffel talks about jem & the holograms, her new album and much, much more! i want to thank juan alsina for recording the show, the townsend for having us and being so supportive of the show and last but not least, all of the people who came out and made it such a special night. let's get down!
ciao! -jg

Friday Jun 17, 2016

hello friends! i want to remind you that we are recording our 500th podcast live this coming monday, june 20th at 8 pm at the townsend here in austin, tx. my guests will be nakia, kathy valentine, taylor muse (quiet company), suzanna choffel and aj vallejo! come out and celebrate with us! enjoy fine cocktails, delicious snacks and a great conversation with some of he most entertaining musicians around. plus, there's no cover!!!
episode 499 part one: the music is a playlist i put together out of some of the music i've been turned on to by guests over the last hundred episodes. part two will be excerpts of conversations from soem of the last hundred episodes. look for that on tuesday. here's the track listing for episode 499 part one: the music...
 1. "baby when i close my eyes" - sweet spirit
 2. "stop the world" - mike flanigin w/ gary clark jr.
 3. "echo of whoos" - calliope musicals
 4. "no one gonna give you love" - my jerusalem
 5. "down to the ocean" - jeremy nail
 6. "atta blues" - emily wolfe
 7. "withdrawal" - max frost
 8. "september in your eyes" - bruce sudano
 9. "summer samaritan" - los coast
10. "ready for war" - love & chaos
11. "work" - tank washington
12. "heartbreak bugaloo" - the midnight stroll
13. "sweet dreaming" - daniel eyes and the vibes
14. "southern suburbian" - sally allen
15. "one" - moving panoramas
16. "polyester" - john evans
17. "i don't wanna have to lie" - lolo

Friday Jun 03, 2016

hello people! i hope you're all doing well. it seems like it hasn't stopped raining for like a month here in austin. there's flash flooding, you can't go swimming, when it stops raining and the sun comes out, the outside world becomes a steam sauna... it's really kinda gross. i'm playing a couple of shows with skyrocket this weekend and i'm really glad they're both inside shows. speaking of which, we'll be playing at the mercer street dance hall in dripping springs on friday, june 3rd and at the continental club in houston on saturday, june 4th. if you live in those towns are interested, you can find out more about us at
singer/songwriter, charlie faye returns to the show for episode 495! she has a new musical project, a new band and a new album with a fresh take on the 60's girl group sound and look. the self-titled, charlie faye & the fayettes comes out next friday, june 10th. the first single "sweet little messages" is already getting great reviews and has charted on the americana music charts. the core of the group is charlie and her two amazing back-up singers, akina adderly and betty soo, but just like the great girl group records of the sixties, charlie faye & the fayettes is a who's who of amazing studio musicians, including members of elvis costello and the attractions, jellyfish, lone justice and more. go to to find out where they're playing and how to get the album. i hope you enjoy my conversation with charlie faye. i sure did. let's get down!
ciao! -jg

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