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Wednesday Apr 22, 2020

Hello friends! I hope you're all safe, healthy and sane. The movie, We Take The Low Road just debuted on Amazon Prime and I have writer/co-director, Jerry Spears and soundtrack and score composers, Kevin Curtin & Jonas Wilson on episode 909! You can watch the trailer and much more at lowraodmovie.com or just watch it on Amazon Prime now. We have a great conversation about the real life experience that inspired the movie, the problem with America's rising medical costs, making the movie on a budget while making it look expensive, using Austin music and musicians for the score and soundtrack and much more! I had a great time learning about how this movie was made and getting to know these fine artists. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!
To find out more about or sign up for the FREE "Austin Music Foundation Presents Time To Pivot: Adjusting Your Music Business Strategy Part 2!" panel taking place on Facebook live on Wed. 4/22 at 7:30 pm go HERE.
Ciao! -JG
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Episode 891: Sasha K.A.

Tuesday Mar 10, 2020

Tuesday Mar 10, 2020

Greetings from the upside down. Singer/songwriter/educator/composer and American Dreamer frontman, Sasha K.A. just released a solo album, the gorgeous Family available wherever you stream or download your jams. Go to sashakamusic.com for music, show dates and more. We have a great conversation about making Family, his drive to share music through education, American Dreamer, being a newlywed and much more! I had a great time getting to know Sasha. I'm sure you will too. Plus, SXSW was canceled. Let's get down!
Ciao! -JG

Tuesday Aug 27, 2019

Hello gang! We have a great, big show for you guys today. Legendary drummer, Austin Rehearsal Complex co-owner, SIMS Foundation co-founder, Don Harvey is my guest for episode 834! Don has played drums for many artists you might have heard of like Charlie Sexton, Ronnie Lane, Ian McLagan, Joe Ely, Alejandro Escovedo and this goes on and on. His latest project, the instrumental, Don Harvey and A Is Red is out playing shows and recording. You can find them at donharveymusic.com. Don and I talk about his musical journey, The SIMS Foundation, real estate and much more! To find out about The SIMS Foundation go to simsfoundation.org and for Don's realty page go to austinmusicrealty.com. Plus Jonathan Fox from the band, Foxtales stops by  to talk about their new single, the pop driven, "Save Ya" that drops this Friday, 8/30. Plus they're playing a release show at The Spider House Ballroom this Friday 8/30 with Abram Shook and the amazing Dossey! Go to foxtalesmusic.com for music, show dates and more!
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Ciao! -JG

Episode 782: Beto Martinez

Tuesday Mar 05, 2019

Tuesday Mar 05, 2019

Hello friends! Guitarist/composer/producer, Beto Martinez from Grupo Fantasma, Money Chicha and Brownout is my guest for episode 782! Beto's been producing bands like Superfonicos and Frederico7 for the last few years out of his studio, Lechehouse Studio. You can find out more about the studio HERE. Beto and I have a great conversation about growing up in Laredo, cutting his teeth playing heavy rock his work with Grupo Fantasma, Money Chicha, Brownout and much more! I hope you enjoy getting to know Beto. I sure did. Let's get down!
Ciao! -JG

Tuesday Jun 20, 2017

Hola amigos y amigas! Hope you all had a great weekend. I had a weekend jam-packed with travel, gigs and a vodka-soaked, Sunday Funday with my pal, Daisy O'Connor. It was a lot of fun, but terribly exhausting. SKYROCKET! is back at it this week with a private show on Thursday and we'll be back at Fitzgerald's in Houston on Friday, June 23rd and Cedar Street Courtyard in Austin on saturday, June 24th. Come out and party with us!
The amazingly talented Laura Scarborough returns to the show for episode 602. She's just released her first album in 15 years, the gorgeous, Reflection. The album is available on all mediums including vinyl. She's also released a book "Refelction: The Book" that accompanies the album. You can find all of this stuff at laurascarborough.com.  We have a great conversation about what Laura's been up to for the last 15 years since her last solo album, working with Golden Dawn Arkestra, making Reflection, living a creative life, hula-hooping and much, much more! I hope you enjoy our conversation. I sure did. Let's get down!
ciao! -jg

Episode 530: Thor Harris

Tuesday Oct 04, 2016

Tuesday Oct 04, 2016

My guest for episode 530 is the amazing Thor Harris! The Thor & Friends debut album comes out this Friday, October 7th! Thor and I have been pals since 1989 when he was the drummer for Austin's Stick People. He has since gone on to tour and record with Swans, Shearwater, Bill Callahan, Amanda Palmer, Rebecca Cannon, Lisa Germano and many more. He's recorded 6 albums with Austin studio maven, Rob Halverson. Thor & Friends is a collaboration with Peggy Ghorbani and Sarah "Goat" Gautier and draws on classic minimalist composers for inspiration. They'll be hitting the road with Adam Torres Oct 12 - Oct 30 hitting the east coast. Go to thorharris.org to see if they're coming to a town near you. Thor and I have a great conversation about growing up in a Texas coast town, Austin music, his work with Swans & Shearwater, a bad ass Talk Talk album I've never heard, Thor & Friends L.P. and much, much more. I hope you enjoy my conversation with this inspiring man as much as i did. Let's get down!
Ciao! -jg

Episode 517: Money Chicha

Tuesday Aug 23, 2016

Tuesday Aug 23, 2016

Hello friends! I hope you're all surviving the end of summer heat and floods. It's crazy out there, right?
I got to see Alice Cooper on Sunday night! I was amazing. I want to thank my friend, AJ Vallejo for inviting me. I had a blast seeing AJ's band, BANG before the Alice show. It was a great night all around. Alice's show is an onslaught of costume changes, snakes, giant frankenstein monsters and heavy metal. Plus, he's super old and still rocking like a champ. it was inspiring.
My Guest for episode 517 is Greg Gonzalez, the bass player from Money Chicha, Brownout and the Grammy winning, Grupo Fantasma! Money Chicha has a fantastic new album out, Echo En Mexico. I've been a fan of Money Chicha for a few years now and I've gotten to see them a few times during their residency at The Continental Club Gallery here in Austin and i'm a big fan. Greg and i have a conversation about balancing, touring and making music with three high-profile bands, growing up in Laredo, teaching composition, making Echo En Mexico, the history of Chicha music, playing with Prince and much, much more. i hope you enjoy getting to know Greg. I sure did. Let's get down!
Ciao! jg

Episode 498: Arthur Yoria

Tuesday Jun 14, 2016

Tuesday Jun 14, 2016

hello friends! i hope you're all doing well. i want to invite those of you who live in austin to our live podcast recording of episode 500 at the townsend on monday, june 20th at 8 pm. my guests will be taylor muse (quiet company), suzanna choffel, kathy valentine, a.j. vallejo and nakia. go to our facebook event page for more info. come out and celebrate 500 episodes of "how did i get here?". plus, there's no cover!
see you on monday!
my guest for episode 498 is singer/songwriter, arthur yoria! arthur and i go back a few years and he's always been one of my favorite people to play shows with because i'm such a fan of him and his music. arthur has a new single and video out for the beautiful song, "ruff life" and is currently working on a new album for splice records. find out all about where he's playing and how to get his music by going to arthuryoria.com. arthur came by a few weeks ago. i hadn't seen him in a few years and we had a great conversation about taking a break from from the grind of the biz, meeting his dog rita, working on new music for a new album, dealing with medications and much, much more! i had a great time catching up with my old friend. enjoy! let's get down!
ciao! -jg

Friday Apr 08, 2016

hello friends! i hope you're all doing well. i'm good. very tired. i played last night with my band, ladyband johnson at the townend here in austin. we had a great time. i wish we could have played longer. heading out to houston today to play some private events with skyrocket. looking forward to that. also, we'll be staying in my favorite hotel, so that's always a plus. i'm not sure you keep up with the cooking webseries i have with my old pal, aj vallejo, called, "cooking/drinking with johnny and aj". we made a crazy bloody mary last week with "bloody revolution" bloody mary mix and tito's vodka. well, both companies saw it and we have cases of both now. thanks to bloody revolution and tito's vodka! check out our show here .
my guest for episode 479 is producer/dj/beat maker/label owner, eric dingus. eric was on the show 3 years ago when he was 17 and making beats in his room for rappers. well, since then he's created a label called, dream sequence records, produced a song for drake, toured europe, the u.s. and canada dj-ing and much, much more. i had a great time catching up with this thoughtful, humble and extremely talented artist who is bringing a new sound to hip hop and electronic music. i hope you enjoy getting to know eric dingus again. i sure did. let's get down!
ciao! -jg

Episode 428: Autumn

Friday Oct 23, 2015

Friday Oct 23, 2015

hello friends! i hope you're all living it up this weekend. i'm good. i'm playing an F1 party with skyrocket tonight here in austin. i guess the town is gearing up for this huge car race. there's a special event in austin every weekend isn't there? wild. this is a giant worldwide car race and i hear it's very exciting. maybe someday i'll go. my guest for episode 428 is jazz/soul/funk singer, autumn! autumn just released her self-titled, debut album in september. she is also a vocalist in the nightowls who play out around austin a lot. i heard about autumn through my friends at the austin music foundation. she was their artist of the month for september. anyway, autumn came by and we had a fantastic conversation about growing in oklahoma in a conservative family, growing up singing in church, dating, making music with someone you're involved then not involved with, working in the oil business, beyonce'-esque outfits and much, much more. i really enjoyed getting to know autumn. i'm sure you will too. let's get down!ciao! -jg

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