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Episode 853: DAYEATER Returns!

Tuesday Oct 29, 2019

Tuesday Oct 29, 2019

Hello friends! Austin's loudest psychedelic rock trio, DAYEATER return to the show for episode 853!Their latest single, the nine minute epic, "Nightmare" drops this Thursday, Halloween! They're celebrating with a single/video release show on Halloween night at Kick Butt Café. Go to for music, videos, show dates and more. We have a great and hilarious conversation about creating the 9 minute epic "Nightmare", being a band of songwriters, terrible musician jokes, the problem with The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees, working together in the Austin Music Foundation's Artist Development Program and much, much more! I always have a great time hanging out with these amazingly talented and entertaining dudes. I'm sure you will too. Let get down!
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Ciao! -JG

Episode 661: DAYEATER

Tuesday Jan 16, 2018

Tuesday Jan 16, 2018

Hello friends! I am joined by Jesse Lee, Christopher Noel Brockett and Landry Jackson from Austin's Loudest Psychedelic-Trio, DAYEATER for episode 661! Their ass-kicking debut album, Voices Out Of Nowhere is avaialble now where ever you stream music. You can find out when they're playing next and all that good stuff by going to These fine lads and I have a great conversation about Corpus Christi, Wheatsville Co-op, making Voices Out Of Nowhere on their own, playing guiatr without a pick and much, much more! I had a blast getting to know these talented and hilarious dudes. I'm sure you will too. Plus, "How Did I Get Here?" is on Spotify! Follow us here. Let's get down!
ciao! -jg

Tuesday Jul 04, 2017

Happy 4th of July! I had two conversations for episode 606! First up, I video-chatted with the lovely and talented pop artist and recent Brooklyn to Nashville transplant, Kayce Laine! Kayce just released a new single, "Aftergolw" Her third release since her move to Nashville a year and a half ago. We have a great conversation about changing her sound, adjusting to life in Nashville, balancing a job and music and much, much more! Find Kayce and her music at Next up are honky-tonking hard rockers, The Big Gun Show!  Gunter Woodson and Yates Hagan stopped by talk about all things in The Big Gun Show. Their new e.p. The Door is available now and they'll be playing this Friday, 7/7 at The Longhorn Saloon in Austin, TX. Go to to see videos, hear music and find out where they're playing next. We have a great conversation about recording The Door with producer AJ Vallejo, shooting their video for their song "Swagger" at a strip club, tequila and much, much more. I hope you have a safe and happy 4th of July! Let's get down!
ciao! -jg

Friday Jul 08, 2016

hello friends! i hope you're having a good week and ready to cruise into the weekend in style. i have no idea what that means, but it sounds nice. if you live in san antonio, my band, skyrocket will be playing at sam's burger joint music hall, tonight, july 8th 2016. come out and get into the festivities that you can only get into by cutting loose with skyrocket on a friday night in s.a.. i'm playing friday, but i'm off saturday and next weekend. slow month for the skyrocket clan. i have no idea what i'm doing on saturday night. maybe some good peeps are playing and i'll see a band or two.
guitar hero, van wilks returns to the show for episode 504! van has a new album out, 21st century blues. i think it's his best and toughest sounding album yet. the more i have these conversations with my elders, the more i am convinced that if you stay inspired and stay true to yourself, you will always grow and your art will always be honest and good. such is the case with van wilks and his first album in ten years, 21st century blues. van and i have another great conversation. i never ceased to be inspired by van and the other amazingly talented people in my life that i look up to. i hope you enjoy our conversation. i sure did. let's get down!
ciao! -jg

Episode 474: Major Grizz

Tuesday Mar 22, 2016

Tuesday Mar 22, 2016

hello friends! i hope you've made it out of the sxsw 2016 maelstrom of insanity in one piece. hopefully, no tears were shed. i had a great week. i'm tired. i played some good shows, hosted a great showcase at sxsan jose, wrote a song, did some great podcasts and i'm still here. i'm off from skyrocket this week. i'm just going to work on some new songs and chill out. what are you doing?
my guest for episode 474 is aaron blackerby from the band, major grizz! they have a new frenchie smith produced song, "shitty secrets" dropping this friday march, 25 and they have a single release show on saturday march 26th at the blackheart here in austin. aaron and i had a great conversation about working with frenchie, putting an end to his last band and starting fresh with major grizz and much, much more! aaron is a great hang! i hooe you enjoy our conversation. i sure did. let's get down!
ciao! -jg

Tuesday Mar 08, 2016

hello friends! i hope you all had a fantastic weekend. i had a good one. i was back to work with SKYROCKET! after a week off. we played in san antonio on friday and san marcos on saturday. i missed my peeps. i'm playing a solo show this thursday march 10th at the volstead here in austin. in fact, it's the hotel vegas/ the volstead's fifth anniversary and there are some great bands and artists on the bill including my pals, joseph king, casey mcpherson, sweet spirit and many more!
my friend, taylor wilkins from otis the destroyer returns to the show for episode 470! otis the destroyer has a brand new e.p. out called, belushi that came out last week. it's great and you can find it on itunes, spotify, and at their shows. they have a show THIS friday march 11th at hotel vegas. i suggest you get out and see this amazing rock and roll band. i hope you enjoy our conversation. i sure did. let's get down! 
ciao! -jg

Friday Jan 08, 2016

hello friends! i hope you're all doing well and getting ready for the weekend. i have a big show for you guys today. first up, i have a skype conversation with houston press writer, kristy loye! kristy wrote an article for the houston called, "rock and roll is dead, and even axl and slash can't save it". that really hit a nerve with people both with it and against it. go read it for yourself here . i reached out to kristy because i thought she touched on some important issues facing all musicians, how to make a living in an age where support for musicians (and artists in general) is becoming more scarce by the day. great conversation!!!on a completely different note, i also talk to french-pop artist, lou rebecca. lou is playing a show tonight, fri. 1/8 at the vulcan gas company in austin, tx. she moved here 6 months ago from paris, where she grew up the daughter of a pop singer mother and record producing father. she has an ep ready for release but has to figure out her deal with her french publishing company, sony. lou and her husband, daniel, a great photographer and director, came by last week and we had a great conversation. i hope you enjoy getting to know her as much as i did. let's get down!ciao! jg

Tuesday Nov 24, 2015

happy thanksgiving everyone! i hope you all have plenty to be thankful for. i'l be missing my family this thanksgiving, but i'll be with my girlfriend's family here in austin and that should be a good time. are you thinking of frying a turkey for thanksgiving? well, my pal, aj vallejo and i have a special thanksgiving edition of "cooking/drinking with johnny and aj" where fry a turkey cajun-style and teach you how to make this delicious and quick way to make your thanksgiving turkey go to our youtube page and learn how to make a fried turkey! i hope you all have a happy thanksgiving!my guests for this very special episode are heather alden, jennifer vocelka and kyle ellison from the SIMS foundation. for 20 years now, the SIMS foundation has provided support for austin musicians and their families. to find out more or just get involved go to  along with the KGSR "live broadcast # 23" release this friday, kyle ellison has produced "friends of SIMS" an album of some of austin's best artists playing some of their favorite covers including, charlie sexton, alejandro escovedo, doyle bramhall ll and many more. we have a great and insightful conversation about mental health care, how SIMS can help and much, much more. i'm thankful for the SIMS foundation. they were there for me when i needed them. i hope you enjoy our conversation. i sure did. happy thanksgiving! ciao! -jg

Episode 430: Frank Turner

Friday Oct 30, 2015

Friday Oct 30, 2015

hello friends! i hope this episode finds you prepared to "fall back" this year. yes! it's time to set your clocks back an hour. plus, it's halloween. if you live in austin and don't have halloween plans, my band, skyrocket, will be playing at cedar street courtyard. we'll be playing around 9:30 or 10. dress up and come out and play. a couple of more announcements as well... sunday, nov. 1st from 4-10pm is jumperfest at the volstead and hotel vegas. there will be tons of bands and artists playing including myself with all proceeds going to the national motorcycle safety fund. click HERE for more info on the event. my guest for episode 430 is the amazing singer/songwriter, frank turner! frank was in austin on tour this week in support of his new album, positive songs for negative people. he's been on tour of the u.s. for over a month with plans to return a lot in the new year. anyway, i met up with frank backstage  at emo's in austin, tx before his instore at waterloo and his show later that night at emo's. frank and i had a fantastic conversation about record stores, the punk ethos, touring the u.s. and much, much more. i had the pleasure of getting to see his solo instore at waterloo and full-band emo's show with his band, the sleeping souls. both shows were amazing and intense. if he comes to a town near you, go see him! i hope you enjoy getting to know frank as much as i did. let's get down! ciao! -jg

Friday Sep 18, 2015

hello friends! welcome to episode 415: live at the townsend with our guests, kathy valentine, emily bell, amy edwards and miles zuniga! this episode was recorded in front of a live audience on wednesday, sept. 9th. i have great conversations with all of the artists and we have a great group conversation about where we think things are going in the music world. the show was recorded by our friends at werd media labs. i had a blast talking to these great artists. i'm sure you will too. let's get down! ciao! -jg

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