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Friday Feb 14, 2020

Happy Valentine's Day! Musician/composer/producer/engineer and all-around brilliant artist, Jonas Wilson is my guest for episode 844!  When Jonas isn't making records for other artists like Alta Mesa or making music in bands like The Midnight Stroll, he's writing and recording his own music in his studio. He's taken 50 songs he's written and recorded over the last decade and is releasing them this year. The first song, the dreamy, "Somebody Save Rock n Roll" is available now on Bandcamp.com. He's dropping another 20 songs tomorrow, Sat. 2/20 and celebrating with a show at Lockhart Arts & Crafts in Lockhart, TX. Go to jonaswilsonmusic.com for music, show dates and more. We have a great conversation about rock & roll and why it needs saving, his record label Mr. Pink Records and the artists that have joined, the rise of the cassette, our run-in with Mick Fleetwood and much more! I have been friends and been making music with Jonas for almost 20 years and I always love hanging out with him. I'm sure you will too. Plus, my valentine, photographer, Jenna Barrett joins me in the intro to chat about her new podcast, "Static Exposure", where she and her co-host, Julie Davis talk with others in the photography and fashion industry. You can find "Static Exposure" on Spotify and wherever you stream the pods. Great show! Let's get down!
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Ciao! -JG

Tuesday Apr 17, 2018

Hello friends! Traverse City, Michigan's own Sony Masterworks recording artists, The Accidentals return to the show today! Their latest album, the amazing and fully-realized, Odyssey is out now and they're currently out on tour supporting it. See them on April 24th at The Mill in Iowa City, Iowa, April 25th at Knuckle Head's Saloon in Kansas City, MO and more. Go to theaccidentalsmusic.com for more tour info, music, videos and more. Katie, Sav and Michael stopped by the apartment while they were in town for SXSW 2018 and we had a great conversation about making Odyssey, what they've been up to for the last two years since they were last on the show and much, much more! I always have a blast talking to these lovely kids. Plus, Ty Richards stops by to talk about his sophomore album, the amazing, Welcome To Flat Earth and his release show this Friday 4/20 at Mosaic Sound Collective. Go to tyrichards.com for show and ticket information. Enjoy my conversations with these great artists. I sure did. Let's get down!
Ciao! -JG

Episode 677: Pauline Reese

Friday Mar 09, 2018

Friday Mar 09, 2018

Hello friends! My guest for episode 677 is singer/songwriter/mother/wife/survivor/rancher and award winning Texas Country hero, Pauline Reese! Pauline and I have a incredible conversation about growing up in a big family with without a lot of money but with a lot of soul, finding her voice as an artist and songwriter, surviving a stroke, working with Willie Nelson, her years of being a successful independent musician in the Texas Country scene, touring with her kids and much, much more! I had a great time getting to know pauline. I'm sure you will too. You can find her many releases, tourdates, videos and more at paulinereese.com We're actually playing a show together tomorrow, Saturday, March 10th at Toupsie's in Lampasas, TX. Click HERE for the Facebook event page. Also, I talked about "HOME's 5th Annual Huge Estate Sale" going on Saturday, March 17th and Sunday, March 18th in the intro of the show, for info on that event go to their Facebook event page and for more information on HOME (Housing Opportunities for Musicians and Entertainers), go to homeaustin.org. Have a great weekend! Let's get down!
Ciao! -JG

Tuesday May 17, 2016

hello friends! i hope your week is starting off right. things are good here. i've been working on some paintings today. i am putting one in a show on friday, may 20th at the one-2-one bar called, "the tasteless nudes rock and art show". all proceeds benefit the health alliance for austin musicians. unfortunately, i won't be able to be there because skyrocket is playing a show in houston that night. get out if you can and pick up some art and support haam. speaking of support, kady rain stopped by the other day to talk about her new gofundme campaign they have going to get the money to put out their ep, make some new merch. and make a video. go to kadyrain.com to find out what you can do to help.
my guest for episode 490 is music industry veteran, journalist, podcatser, music fan and author, tom desavia! "under the big black sun: a personal history of l.a. punk" by john doe with tom desavia and friends came out a couple of weeks ago. it is an exceptional depiction of the l.a. punk scene of the late 70's and early 80's told by the people that built it and lived it including tom. tom and i met in he early 90's when i was in mr. rocket baby and he worked for ascap. a few years later when my band, goudie, signed to lars ulrich's vanity label under elektra records, tom was west coast v.p of a&r. we have a great conversation about what it took to get this amazing book together, how tom got in the business, his affiliation with the band X and much, much more. tom is one of my favorite people i've met on my journey through this crazy business. he's a true fan. i hope you enjoy our conversation. i sure did. let's get down!
ciao! -jg

Episode 471: Modern Outsider

Friday Mar 11, 2016

Friday Mar 11, 2016

hello friends! i hope you're all in your positions for the maelstrom of insanity heading our way like a giant category 5 hurricane made up of hipsters, entertainment industry professionals on spring break, corporate take overs of your favorite street corners, drunk fans and the president and first lady of the united states. i think i am. if you're not in austin or coming to austin this week for sxsw, maybe you'll get sleep and wake up sane. if you are coming to austin or live in austin, good luck bro! let the insanity begin.
my guests for episode 471 are chip and erin adams, owners of modern outsider records. the just won "best record label" at the austin music industry awards on monday. they've only been around for five years and have put out records by dana falconberry, quiet company, moving panoramas, the crookes, black pistol fire and many more. they started out with a simple mission: discover and release good music. they've stuck to it and in a time when labels are folding and straning to survive, the've made modern outsider work. find out why they started it and how they make it wok. i hope you enjoy getting to know chip and erin. i sure did. let's get down! 

Episode 463: Tank Washington

Friday Feb 12, 2016

Friday Feb 12, 2016

hello friends! i hope you're all getting your love jams together for the big "love day" coming this sunday. what are you doing for valentine's day? i have no idea what i'm doing. zuri and i are going to my aunt christina's birthday party saturday in houston. we'll be coming back that night. maybe we'll go to the iron cactus north for the opening of "soul of a musician series"... the townsend is having a thing with sarah sharp... what are you doing?my guest for episode 463 is hip-hop artist, tank washington! a member of the l.n.s. crew, tank just released his first full-length album, "pain" in january. the record is absolutely brilliant. he lost his father while he was making it and it really informed the record's feel. you can find the album on itunes, spotify, soundcloud and on bandcamp. we have a fantastic conversation about turning loss into productivity and deeper art, being a father, the lns crew, growing up in austin, the current hip-hop scene and much, much more. i hope you enjoy getting to know tank. i sure did. let's get down!ciao! jg

Monday Dec 14, 2015

hello friends! i hope you all had a great weekend! i did. i was back in the saddle with skyrocket. we went to houston and played a corporate christmas party. it was good, but i didn't feel well during the show. like the whole show. i soldiered through though. came back to austin on saturday, did this podcast with the welches took a two-hour nap and played hanover's with skyrocket. i felt much better. we had a good time. i'm struggling with wearing earplugs on stage... i hate it.episode 445 is a super-sized episode loaded with extra goodness! first up, i have a quick skype conversation with power pop legend and one of my heroes, dwight twilley! dwight is playing a solo acoustic show THIS thursday, december 17th at the hole in the wall here in austin, tx. here's some more info on the show twilley @ the hole in the wall anyway, dwight and i catch up since our last chat (around a year ago) about playing solo shows, his art book, smoking and more! it's a good time. next up, we're joined by kevin, dustin and savannah welch! they're taking their "welch family throwdown" around texas this week. they'll be in wimberley, the woodlands and ft. worth. find out more here welch family throwdown we have a fantastic conversation about making music as a family, dustin's non-profit, soldier songs, kevin's songwriting retreats, nashville then vs. now, broadway faces and much, much more! i love the welches. i'm sure you will too. let's get down! ciao! -jg

Friday Dec 04, 2015

hello friends! i hope you've all had a great week and are heading into the weekend with purpose. i'm good. still stopped up from having a cold but i feel a lot better. i had a great time moderating the austin music foundations's "expanding your horizons" booking panel on wednesday. i recorded it for a podcast, but there was so much interaction with the audience, who didn't have microphones, that  we can't put it out. next time. anyway, it was informative and i suggest that if you're a musician here in austin, you check out the austin music foundation. they can help you find your way.episode 422 is a double-header skype show! first up, i have a great chat with tommy siegel from brooklyn based band, narc twain. their new e.p. is out today. check them out on soundcloud. we have a great conversation about the band and how they came together, his other bands, drunken sufis and jukebox the ghost, what the brooklyn scene is like and much, much more. next up i talk to phoenix, arizona'a own sam means! sam's newest album, "10 songs" produced by steven macdonald from redd kross, doesn't come out until january 22nd, but you can check out some tunes from the album and find all things sam at sammeansmusic.com. sam and i have a great conversation about his old band, the format with nate ruess from the band, fun.,  scoring movies, his company hellomerch,com, how he's not fronted a band live but is willing to try and much, much more! i had a great time talking to these guys. i'm sure you will too. let's get down!ciao! -jg

Friday Jul 31, 2015

hello friends! welcome to episode 400 recorded live at the townsend in austin, tx. my guests for this show are suzanna choffel, justin elliott, nakia, a.j. vallejo and jazz mills! i would like to thank all of my guests, the townsend for hosting us so graciously, the werd company for coming out and recording it so beautifully and most of all the crowd that came out and made it so fun. this is a great show! we talk about periscope, amazing cocktails including one called, "how did i get here?", aj asks me to smell his finger, french trips, more cocktails and much, much more. i hope you enjoy it as much as we did. thank you for listening to this show. i feel like the last 400 episodes have been life-changing for me. i can't wait to see what the next 400 episodes hold. thanks again for listening. it makes me happy. let's get down!ciao! -jg

Episode 371: Amy Edwards

Tuesday Apr 21, 2015

Tuesday Apr 21, 2015

hello friends! i hope you're all having a fantastic spring experience. i am. today is gorgeous here in austin, tx and i have the windows open and i am letting spring into my apartment, i'm doing some spring cleaning, i'm listening to records i bought on record store day. if you want to see my score on record store day, photos of upcoming guests or get updates on past guests, simply "like" our facebook page and you will be kept up to date on all things "how did i get here?" our guest for episode 371 is musician, radio personality, actor, blogger, wife and mom, amy edwards! amy and i played a show a while back, i thought she was great and i invited her on the podcast. after hearing her music and knowing part of her story, i thought it would be a great conversation with this fearless, creative, soulful, rocker. amy is new to playing music, she didn't start til she was 38. we have a great conversation about how she turned a group of moms learning to be rockstars over wine once a week into playing at the playboy mansion, making records and starting a legitimate solo career all while being a radio personality, blogger, wife and mom. amy is an incredibly strong and interesting woman. i had a great time getting to know her. i'm sure you will too. let's get down! ciao! -jg

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