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Friday Nov 25, 2022

Hello friends! I hope you all had a good Thanksgiving. Grammy-nominated, singer-songwriter, Ruthie Foster is my guest for episode 1227! Her latest album, the uplifting, Healing Time just came out last week and is available wherever you stream or download the jams. Go to ruthiefoster.com for music, tour dates and more. Ruthie and I have a great conversation about growing up singing in church in the tiny town of Gause, TX, going to college for record engineering in Waco, making Healing Time, the art of co-writing, getting back on the road after a pandemic, Grammy nominations and much more. I had a great time getting to know Ruthie. I'm sure you will too. Plus, Austin favorite, Ady Hernandez from The 80H Project and Dahebegebees just had quadruple by-pass surgery a couple of months ago, the bills are piling up and there's a benefit for him THIS Sunday 11/27 at The Railhouse Bar in Kyle, TX 3 pm-10 pm with music from Ray Prim & Tom Meny, Dave Scher, Del Castillo and many more. Click HERE for tickets and more info. Come out and enjoy some great music for a great cause. Let's get down!
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Friday Jan 24, 2020

Hello friends! Keyboard player, JaRon Marshall from the Grammy-nominated Black Pumas is my guest for episode 878! JaRon has been in the studio and is preparing to release a brand new solo e.p. this year in between Black Pumas tours. You can find his music and more at jaronmarshall.com. We have a great conversation about growing up in Louisiana, starting out on the piano in church, his solo e.p., hooking up with Black Pumas, Grammy nom and much more! I had a great time getting to know JaRon. I'm sure you will too! We wish Black pumas luck this Sunday. Plus, KOOP Radio general manager, Federico Pacheco stops by to talk about KOOP Radio 25th Anniversary Bash taking place this Saturday Jan. 25th at Antone's with music from A Giant Dog, Dale Watson and Cilantro Boombox! get tickets and find out more about the event at koop.org. Let's get down!
Ciao! -JG

Thursday Oct 03, 2019

Hello friends! Nashville to Austin transplant, songwriter, artist, Keelan Donovan is my guest for episode 845! Keelan's latest release, the pop flavored ep, "Disco Confetti" is available wherever you stream or download your jammy jams. Go to keelandonovan.com for music, tour dates, videos and more! We have a great conversation about growing up in Maine, his INSANE high school talent show performance, Nashville co-writing, touring for the last 5 years, impending fatherhood and much more! I had a great time getting to know Keelan. I'm sure you will too. Plus, My dear, old friend, singer/songwriter Christine Albert stops by to talk about the 9th Annual Swan Songs Serenade taking place place on Sunday, October 20th at The Four Seasons Hotel. Swan Songs is an Austin-based music non-profit and Swan Songs 9th annual benefit will celebrate the power of intimate musical experiences for those nearing the end of life. For event tickets and more info on Swan Songs go to swansongs.org. Let's get down!
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Ciao! -JG

Tuesday Jul 11, 2017

Hello friends! My guest for episode 608 is publicist extraordinaire, Heather Wagner Reed! Her company, Juice Consulting is celebrating their 10th anniversary this year. Juice Consulting started as a small independent PR firm based in Houston and has grown into a full-service, PR, marketing, strategic consulting, social media, graphic design, web development, video production, artist development and event planning company with a client list that goes from Grammy winning artist, Gloria Gaynor to up-and-comers like Jane Ellen Bryant and many more. You can find them at juiceconsulting.com. Heather and I have a great conversation about her journey doing PR for her college radio station events in Athens Ga, working in Europe, being product manager for Beyonce', starting Juice Consulting, sitting on the board of many non-profits and much, much more! Heather is the real deal and if you're wondering what a publicist does, she is one of the best examples. I hope you enjoy our conversation. I sure did. Let's get down!
ciao! -jg

Episode 583: Redd Volkaert

Friday Apr 14, 2017

Friday Apr 14, 2017

One of Austin's greatest musicians, Barry "Frosty" Smith passed away on Wednesday. He was 71. His vast and impressive list of credits includes Funkadelic, Lee Michaels, Sly and the Family Stone, Jimmie Vaughan, Soulhat, Papa Mali, Delbert Mclinton and many, many more. I was lucky to get see him play so many times over the years and it was always an inspiring experience. The last time I saw him was around three years ago at the Continental Club Gallery where he was playing with Mike Flanigin.  That night, I saw the master at work and then got to exchange a few words after. Rest in peace Frosty. Thank you for the groove. We'll miss you.
My guest for episode 583 is the amazingly talented guitar legend, Redd Volkaert! You might know Redd from his work with Brad Paisley, George Jones, Tim Mcgraw, Dolly Parton, his years with Merle Haggard and many, many more. He's put out several albums and instructional videos. If you live in Austin, you can see him every Saturday at 3:30 pm at The Continental Club and every Sunday at 7:00 pm with his band, Haybale at The Continental Club as well. Redd and I have a great conversation about growing up in Canada, falling in love with the guitar, his years in California, playing with Merle Haggard, what inspires him and much, much more! I hope you enjoy getting to know Redd. I sure did. Let's get down!
ciao! -jg

Episode 572: Christine Albert

Tuesday Mar 07, 2017

Tuesday Mar 07, 2017

Hello friends! I hope you all had a great weekend. I had a good one. I played a couple of shows with SKYROCKET!, I got to meet my cousin's new baby, Samuel. SXSW is upon us. It starts this week with the interactive and film festivals. I'll be doing a live podcast next week, Thursday, March 16th at 11 am at the SXSW Podcast Stage in the Brazos Room at the JW Marriot in downtown Austin. My guests will be Aaron Behrens and Jonas Wilson from The Midnight Stroll. It's an official SXSW event, so you'll need a badge. For more info go to SXSW Podcast Stage: How Did I Get Here?.
My guest for episode 572 is singer/songwriter/philanthropist and all-around wonderful person, Christine Albert! You might know Christine from her "TexaFrance" album trilogy or her 6 albums and 20 year partnership with Chris Gage in Albert and Gage or her non-profit, Swan Songs. Christine and I have an amazing conversation about her latest album, Everything's Beautiful Now, her time as the Grammy chair, her dealings with CBS Nashville, starting Swan Songs, dealing with death, her Blue Bell Ice Cream commercial in the 80's and much, much more! I hope you enjoy our conversation. I sure 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

Monday Aug 01, 2016

hello friends. i hope you're all doing well. i need to make an important announcement about a dear friend and very important part of the music community, bass player/producer, george reiff. george has been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. he had a brain tumor removed on friday and is recovering. he has a long road ahead of him and that road is going to be very expensive. his family has started a gofundme page so that we can all help out. please go to gofundme.com/georgereiff and give what you can. let's help this beautiful man and his family get through this. let's do it for george.
my guest for episode 511 is artist/producer/entrepreneur/activist and austin's hip hop ambassador, tee double! he's just released his 27th album, ambassador status. he's started "black mics matter " a new musical project that will feature new artists with stories of passion and solutions for the black community and the world during these challenging times. you can find out more about by going to his gofundme page and help him realize his vision. tee double and i have an amazing conversation about making his new album, ambassador status, his goals with "black mics matter", race relations in today's crazy times, austin's hip hop scene, music licensing and much, much more. i hope you enjoy our conversation. i sure did. let's get down!
ciao! -jg

Tuesday Jun 21, 2016

hello friends! yesterday was the first day of summer. are you ready? have you chosen your summer jam? i have... i announced it at our live show last night for episode 500. it's "make me like you" by gwen stefani. what's yours? you can be a hit at any pool party, backyard bbq, boat ride, beach house party by playing my summer jam 2016 playlist available on spotify. i'll post a link on our facebook page. 
episode 499 part 2: the conversations is a clip show of some of the highlights of the last hundred shows. you'll hear joe king carrasco talk about being banned from saturday night live, being the first poster boy for mtv and more. mike flanigin talks to me about why he chose billy gibbons to sing the title track from his latest album, the drifter. chip pope talks about writing for tv, the natasha leggero special and more. lincoln durham explains how he's lived in his head since he was a kid. director penelope spheeris and her daughter anna talk about "the decline of western civilization part 2: the metal years". brannen temple gives me a history lesson on the origin of bebop. emily wolfe talks about hitting bottom and getting sober. bruce sudano talks about staying inspired after 40 plus years in the business and how casablanca told his band to play disco. once again, it's been a great hundred episodes. i look forward to the next 500. thank you so much for listening. let's get down!
ciao! -jg

Episode 477: Bruce Sudano

Friday Apr 01, 2016

Friday Apr 01, 2016

hello friends! i hope you're all doing well out there in the world. i'm good. i have a busy day of running errands, laundry, writing two songs and of course, this podcast. i'm headed to vegas tomorrow to play a show with skyrocket. should be fun. i'm bringing my recording gear just in case i can interview donny osmond or an elvis impersonator. i hope you guys have a good weekend. 
my guest for episode 477 is legendary singer/songwriter, bruce sudano. i caught up with bruce when he was in town for sxsw promoting his gorgeous new album, the burbank sessions. his illustrious career spans five decades starting with the band, alive n kickin' in the late 60's, then his r&b band in the early 70's, brooklyn dreams hooked up with donna summer and wrote and performed, "heaven knows" with the disco star. he ended up marrying donna summer and going on to write "bad girls" with her among many other songs. he work on and in films like, "thank god it's friday", "american hot wax" and "hollywood knights". his latest album, the burbank sessions is absolutely gorgeous. he's still making music that is relevant because it's honest, the expression is raw and real and he is just a bad-ass songwriter. check him out at brucesudano.com he'll be on tour in may. i hope enjoy getting to know this amazning artist/person. i sure did. let's get down!
ciao! -jg

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