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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

Episode 822: Leon III

Friday Jul 19, 2019

Friday Jul 19, 2019

Hello friends! Andy Stepanian frontman of Americana, indie rock band, Leon III (Leon the third) is my guest for episode 822! Leon III's gorgeous self-titled debut album is available where ever you stream and download your jams. Go to LeonIII.com for music, tour dates, videos and more. Andy is also one of the founders of the clothing brand, Howler Brothers. Find them at howlerbros.com. We have a great conversation about growing up in Richmond, VA, learning guitar in college, touring 150 days a year with his first band, Wrinkle Neck Mules, starting Howler Brothers with his Wrinkle Neck Mules band mate, Chase Heard, making the Leon III album, songwriting and much more! I had a great time getting to know Andy. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!
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Ciao! -JG

Episode 793: Billy Harvey V

Friday Apr 12, 2019

Friday Apr 12, 2019

Hello friends! Singer/songwriter, producer and all around "cat", Billy Harvey returns to the show today! His latest album, the amazing The Arsonist, is available now where ever you stream or download your jams. If you live in Austin, Billy and his band will be playing tonight, Friday, April 12th at The Townsend with special Guest, William Harries Graham. Go to billharvey.com for show dates, music, videos and more. We have a great conversation about making The Arsonist with our dear friend, George Reiff, the state of the world, dealing with depression, living in Nashville, how being a father has changed his life and much more! I always have a great time hanging with Billy. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!
Ciao! -JG

Friday Mar 29, 2019

Hello friends! Austin music business leader and singer/songwriter, Brandon Wayne DeMaris is my guest for episode 789! His debut album, Brave Bones drops next Friday, April 5th on vinyl and where ever you stream and download your jamz. Brandon is celebrating with a release show at Antone's on Wednesday, April 10th. Go to brandonwaynedemaris.com for ticket info and more! We have a great conversation about growing up in rural Pennsylvania, Berklee College of Music, our love for our dogs, making Brave Bones with Dave Messier, Andre' Cantave and Dave Madden, balancing a successful event business and making art and much more! I hope you enjoy our conversation. I sure did. Let's get down!
Ciao! -JG

Episode 786: Rob Baird

Tuesday Mar 19, 2019

Tuesday Mar 19, 2019

Hello friends! Singer/songwriter, Rob Baird is my guest for episode 786! His new album, the reflective, After All, dropped in January and is available wherever you stream and download your jams. Go to robbairdmusic.com for music, videos, show dates and more. We have a great conversation about recording After All to tape in East Nashville, his relationship with producer/co-writer, Rick Brantley, how he got lucky on his third and fourth albums and much more! I had a great time getting to know Rob. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!
Ciao! -JG

Episode 779: Darden Smith

Friday Feb 22, 2019

Friday Feb 22, 2019

Hello friends! My guest for episode 779 is singer/songwriter/author/entrepreneur,  Darden Smith whose thirty-year career redefines what it means to be a artist. In addition to fifteen critically acclaimed albums, Smith continues to break new ground using the craft of songwriting in education, entrepreneurship, and in service to others. His amazingly inspiring memoir, The Habit of Noticing: Using Creativity to Make a Life (and a Living), was released in September and is available in all the mediums. Go to dardensmith.com for all things Darden. We have a great conversation about his personal and artistic journey. I really enjoyed getting to know Darden. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!
Ciao! -JG

Friday Jan 18, 2019

Hello friends! Charlie Faye from Charlie Faye & The Fayettes returns to the show for episode 769! Their new album, The Whole Shebang drops on Friday, February 8th. They have a few singles from the album available now where ever you stream and download your music. Go to charliefayeandthefayettes.com for music, show dates, video and more. If you live in Austin, you can see them at their release show Friday February 8th at The Continental Club in Austin. We have a great conversation about making The Whole Shebang with producer, Eric Holden, taking some steps with their sound, writing for the album, our favorite podcasts and tv show and much more! I always have a great time chatting with Charlie. Enjoy! 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 kaycelaine.com 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 thebiggunshow.com 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

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

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