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Episode 919: Marble Empire

Friday May 22, 2020

Friday May 22, 2020

Hello friends! I hope you're all healthy and sane. British singer/songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist, Matt Berry known professionally as Marble Empire is my guest for episode 619! Marble Empire's new single, "Hold Me Up" drops next Wednesday, 5/27. Go to for links to music and socials. We have a great conversation about the London pop music scene, growing up on nu-metal, his journey to pop music, life under quarantine and much more! I hope you enjoy getting to know Matt. I sure did. Let's get down!
Ciao -JG
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Episode 794: Mark Shepherd

Tuesday Apr 16, 2019

Tuesday Apr 16, 2019

Hello friends! U.K. singer/songwriter, Mark Shepherd is my guest for episode 794! His latest single, "The Grand Scheme Of Things", from his upcoming ep is available now where ever you stream or download your jams. Go to for music, show dates and more. Mark was in town writing at The House Of Songs here in Austin and I was invited to write with and talk to Mark for the podcast. We have a great conversation about songwriting, traveling, growing up in the fertile British music scene, Brexit, Mark's inventions and much, much more! I had a great time getting to know Mark. I'm sure you will too. To find out more about The House Of Songs, go to Let's get down!
Ciao! -JG

Tuesday Apr 02, 2019

Hello friends! Winner of "Best Guitar" at the 2019 Austin Music Awards, Jackie Venson returns for episode 790! Jackie's latest album, the amazing, Joy drops THIS Friday, April 5th and she is celebrating with a release show at The Paramount Theater on Friday, April 12th with special guests, Sweet Spirit. Tickets may still be available. Go to ticket info, tour dates, music, videos and more. We have a great conversation about her last year of touring the U.S. and Europe, opening for Gary Clark Jr. what it too to write and record Joy, her new "profiling" amplifier, her plans for 2019 and much more! I always have a great time hanging with Jackie. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!
Ciao! - JG

Tuesday Jul 10, 2018

Hello friends! My dear old friend, musician/producer/songwriter, Mark Addison is my guest for episode 712! Mark's latest musical venture, Onetwothreescream, a collaboration with singer/songwriter, Jana Pochop is dropping their debut EP, Lit this Friday, July 13th. You can find the band at You might know Mark from his bands, The Borrowers and Kitty Gordon, or from the songs he's written that have been covered by Joan Baez, Gene Simmons, Cher and more. You might also know him as the prolific producer who's worked with Bob Schneider, Ian Moore, Wendy Colonna, Jess Klein, Mundy and many more. You can find out his whole discography at Mark and I met up at Space Rehearsal and Recording last week and chatted about his work with Black Fret, working with Jana Pochop on Onetwothreescream, coming of age in Cleveland, his time in Los Angeles, moving to Austin, Tips Concert series and much more! I had a great time catching with with my old friend and collaborator. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!
Ciao! -JG

Friday Oct 20, 2017

Hello friends! Brittish drummer, singer/songwriter and front man, Jonny 8 Track returns to the show for episode 636! Jonny was on episode 115 way back in 2012 and has returned to the show via SKYPE after five years to catch up. In the last few years Jonny's spent 3 years behind the drums with Psychedelic gurus, Spritualized, he released a brilliant album, 8 Hours Work 8 Hours Sleep 8 Hours For What We Will, Chicken Ranch Records is releasing his back catalog, he just returned to the UK after playing a festival in India and much, much more. You can find all things Jonny 8 Track at I hope you enjoy our conversation. I sure did. Let's get down!
ciao! -jg

Tuesday Jan 31, 2017

Hello friends! I hope you enjoyed your weekend. Things are getting weirder all the time with the news, but let's not talk about it here... Deal? Deal. My friend, Giulia Millanta stopped by the other day to talk about her new album, Moonbeam Parade which you can find on itunes and at but you won't find it on Spotify. We have a great conversation about "going electric" for Moonbeam Parade, going to and finishing medical school then deciding to become a professional musician, Blues Cruises, touring Europe and much more! Giulia will be playing tonight, Tuesday 1/31 at The Saxon Pub at 8 pm.
Daisy O'Connor returns to the show for episode 563! Her gorgeous, new album, Lightchasers comes out this Friday, February 3rd and she's playing a record release show that same night at The Cactus Cafe' here in Austin. Go to for all things Daisy. Daisy and i had a great conversation that covers everything from making Lightchasers, touring on her own since she ws last on the show, surviving an awful car accident at the end of last year, dealing with depression, kissing Danny Malone on NYE and much, much more! I love talking to Daisy and I think you'll enjoy listening to us. Let's get down!
ciao! -jg

Friday Feb 26, 2016

hello friends! i hope you're all doing well and ready for the weekend! things are good here. i have a week off from skyrocket. no gigs. maybe a movie, see some music, go out to dinner with my cousin megan and of course, the oscars. is anyone having a fabulous oscar party? if you are, invite me.
my friend, bill carter returns to the show for episode 467! his gorgeous new album, innocent victims and evil companions is out today (friday february 26th)! bill is an amazing story teller and poet. his songs and the characters in the songs take you somewhere real, painful and beautiful. innocent victims and evil companions will take you on a colorful journey you can only take with bill carter. you can find it at bill came by a few weeks ago and we got to sit down and talk about making the album, touring, writing songs, solar powered radio stations and much, much more! i hope you enjoy my conversation with bill carter as much as i did. let's get down!
ciao! -jg

Friday Nov 06, 2015

hello friends! i hope you're all doing well. before we get to my conversation with ben balmer, i have a quick chat with michelle faires, producer of "honky tonk heaven: the story of the broken spoke" a documentary about the legendary texas honky tonk. they've just started editing and they've started a kickstarter campaign to finish up their movie. michelle gives us an insight to the story, but you can check it out and give at do it!my guest for episode 433 is singer/songwriter, ben balmer! i just happened to see ben a couple of months ago when he opened for aly tadros at a house concert. i was blown away by his songs and his performance, so i asked him to come over for a chat. well, he did and we had a great conversation about his newest album loose lips, sunk ships, bruised hips and boozed lips, touring the u.s. and europe, he played a song live on the show and much, much more. i hope you enjoy getting to know ben as much as i did. let's get down!ciao! -jg

Episode 432: Robert LaRoche

Wednesday Nov 04, 2015

Wednesday Nov 04, 2015

hello friends! i hope you're all easing into fall. getting out those sweaters and jackets and hats. i want to welcome all of the new listeners. i hope that the show is serving you well. informing and entertaining you. please feel free to "like" and leave comments on the episodes here on the podbean page. also, we encourage you to "like" our facebook page and you can follow the whereabouts of our former guests, see what shows are coming up, see pictures of me with the guests and much more. please go there and get involved with the show!my guest for episode 432 is guitarist/singer/songwriter releasing his debut solo album, patient man robert laroche! robert has a record release show THIS friday november 6th at strange brew lounge side in austin, tx! i've known robert for over a decade and i've always had a great time hanging out with him. you might know robert best from being the guitar player for patricia vonne for over 15 years.  maybe you know him from his north hampton, mass band, the sighs which were active from the early 80's through the 90's. anyway, robert has gone through some life changes and struck out on his own with his gorgeous solo album, patient man produced by my pal, darin murphy. i hope you enjoy getting to know robert. i sure did. let's get down!ciao! -jg

Episode 431: LOLO

Monday Nov 02, 2015

Monday Nov 02, 2015

hello friends! i hope you all had an enjoyable halloween weekend. if you live in austin, i hope that you made it through the floods on friday. i had a pretty harrowing 6 1/2 hour trip to houston on friday getting around closed highways etc. i hope all that were affected by the floods are okay. hey gang! tomorrow, tuesday 11/3 at the townsend here in austin, i'll be playing with my rock band, ladyband johnson along with the bluebonnets, eve & the exiles and more. we'll be celebrating dominique davalos' birthday. she plays bass in ladyband johnson and in the bluebonnets and i love her. the shindig starts at 7:30. come out and party on a tuesday!my guest for episode 431 is singer/songwriter/actor and force to be reckoned with, LOLO. you might know her as lauren pritchard star of the hit broadway show, "spring awakening".  she's written the songs for an off broadway play called "songbird". she's just released an e.p., comeback queen on DCD2 records and is currently on "the wilderness politics tour" with andrew mcmahon in the wilderness, new politics and the griswolds. i caught up with LOLO when the tour stopped in austin at emo's last night and we had a great conversation in the backstage courtyard. her e.p. comeback queen is absolutely amazing. and i suggest you go to her website, and see when she's coming to a town near you. i hope you enjoy getting to know LOLO as much as i did. let's get down!ciao! -jg 

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