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Friday Jun 05, 2020

Hello friends! The Reverend Shawn Amos & The Brotherhood dropped their new album, the organic masterpiece, Blue Sky back in April and it has topped the blues charts and garnered much deserved critical acclaim. The Brotherhood is an all-star band featuring Brady Blade on drums, Christopher Thomas on bass and Chris "Doctor" Roberts on guitar. You can find Blue Sky where ever you get your music. Go to for music, videos, essays and more. Earlier this week, I had the pleasure of sitting down and talking to The Reverend Shawn Amos. We have a great conversation about his unique upbringing in Hollywood (which is depicted in a brilliant piece he wrote for The Huffington Post), putting together The Brotherhood and making Blue Sky in Wimberley, TX, the recent essay about his experience being black in America available HERE, his musical journey from singer/songwriter to the blues and beyond and much more! I really enjoyed getting to know Shawn. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!
Ciao! -JG
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Tuesday Jul 31, 2018

Hello friends! 10 time Austin Music Award winner, Gina Chavez returns to the show for episode 718! Her gorgeous new EP, LIGHTBEAM drops Friday, September 14th. She's celebrating with a release show here in Austin on Saturday, September 15th at Antone's followed by extensive national touring through the fall. The first single & video for the song, "Heaven Knows" is out now. Go to for music, videos, tour dates, ticket info and more. We have a great conversation about making LIGHTBEAM with producer Dwight Baker (The Wind + The Wave), the change in direction for the new EP, her non-profit, Niñas Arribas, her honeymoon in Europe and much more! Plus, Scott Collins stops by to talk about his latest EP, Road Maps produced by Frenchie Smith (The Toadies, The Darkness) that drops this Friday, August 3rd. He's celebrating with a release show this Friday, August 3rd at Saxon Pub here in Austin followed by a West Coast tour. Go to for music, videos, tour dates and more. Have a great week. Let's get down!
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 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 for show and ticket information. Enjoy my conversations with these great artists. I sure did. Let's get down!
Ciao! -JG

Friday Nov 17, 2017

Hello friends! My guest for episode 644 is bass player, Dylan Jones! Dylan is a founding member of world music band, Atash. They have won "Besy World Music Band" at the Austin Music Awards for the last six years. you can find them at He's also played with Zoe Vaiccaji, Pilar Andular, Neal Pollack and many, many more! Neal also co-founded Anthropos Arts connects at-risk youth with professional musicians, cultivating confidence, integrity, and life skills through musical instruction and mentorship. Dylan and I have a great conversation about discovering music, his first bands, what made him start Anthropos Arts and much, much more! Plus, Ley Line checks in. They've just released a gorgeous new single,  “Respiração (The Breath)”  and they're celebrating with a release show at Radio Coffee and Beer here in Austin, TX on Thursday, November 30th. They're an amazing band and if you live in Austin, do yourself a favor and go see these talented women. You can hear  “Respiração” and their other music and find out when and where they're playing by going to Have a great weekend. Let's get down!
ciao! -jg

Thursday Oct 05, 2017

I'm gonna miss you, Tom Petty.
Hello friends! Kate Robberson, Emilie Basez, Madeleine Froncek, Lydia Froncek from the world music/folk, multilingual band, Ley Line are my guests for episode 632! Their latest release, Field Notes is available wherever you stream your jams. You can find the album, their tour dates, videos and more at We have a great conversation about their three month tour of Brazil, learning talking drum in Africa, the influence of folk music from all around the world on the music they make, they perform a gorgeous a cappella song and much, much more! I had a great time getting to know these amazingly talented women. I'm sure you will too. Plus, the founders of The Butcher's Ball check in via Skype. The Butcher's Ball is a food and drink event that highlights local ranchers, farmers and chefs dedicated to ethical and sustainable farming and ranching practices. The Butcher's Ball takes place Sunday, October 15th at Rockin' Star Ranch in Brenham, TX. Go to for tickets and information. Let's get down!
ciao! -jg

Friday Jul 21, 2017

Hello friends! The world's only emo puppet band, Fragile Rock returns to the show for episode 611. Last time we were joined by guitarist, Ryan Hill and back-up singer, Emily Cawood. This time we're joined by Brently Heilbron who plays lead singer, "Milo" and Megan Thornton who plays bass player, "Nic Hole". Their brilliant new album, Wake Up To The Break Up came out last Friday and they were on NPR's "Tiny Desk Concerts" last week as well. Go to for all of your Fragile Rock needs. Megan and Brently and I have a great conversation about starting a band from a Facebook post, their experience on "America's Got Talent", how a highly emotional show can keep a band on the verge of break-up, traveling to Washington D.C. for NPR's "Tiny Desk Concerts", making Wake Up To The Break Up and much, much more! I love Fragile Rock and I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!
ciao! -jg

Friday Dec 30, 2016

Hello friends! 2016 was the most tumultuos year that I can remember... or at least it felt that way. For the last episode of the year, I sit down with two of my friends, KUTX's Laurie Gallardo and Quiet Company frontman, Taylor Muse! We discuss all things 2016; the deaths, the music, the movies, tv, books and of course, the politics. Pop culture was turned on it's head in 2016 and I really felt it deserved it's own show. I hope you enjoy this chat between friends. I sure did. What did you think of 2016? I want to wish you all a very happy and safe new year! 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

Tuesday Nov 10, 2015

hello friends! i hope you're all doing well. i had a crazy weekend of shows. hey! speaking of shows, i'm playing a solo show next tuesday, november 17th at the townsend. the show starts at 8 and i go on at 9. there will be a special guest playing from 8-9. i'll post a link on our facebook page when i have all the details. i'm looking for an old drum machine that's reasonably priced and is from the 70's. do you know of one. write me on our facebook page. my guest for episode 434 is the voice of KUTX 98.9 fm in austin, laurie gallardo! this is laurie's second time on the show. we sat down a month or so ago and caught up on her various endeavors including her d.j. shift on KUTX 98.9 monday-thursday 8-11pm, her support of local music and touring bands with her "austin music minute" heard daily on KUTX and "the good music club" which can be found at and much, much more! laurie has been a great friend and tireless supporter of the podcast and my music career. i have a genuine respect for her. i see her out at a lot of shows and music functions. she's definitely an important part of this crazy austin music scene. i hope you enjoy our conversation as much as i did. let's get down! ciao! -jg

Friday Jan 09, 2015

hello friends! i hope you're getting into your new year in style and with all the hope you had on new years eve. i spent the day running errands and i had lunch with my old friend, katrina. it was great catching up with her. i want to thank the folks that wrote in about the dwight twilley episode. i am hoping to get dwight in a face-to-face situation where we can really talk. i'm glad we did it. i'm going to try to do more phoners if i can get ahold of folks. do you like them? hey! if you're in austin tonight, friday, jan 9th 2015, SKYROCKET! is playing at the one-2-one bar on south lamar. we go on at 10. come out. say guest for episode 341 is my old friend and jazz great, elias haslanger! elias was on the show two years ago when he put out his album, church on monday. since he was last on, his "church on monday" shows at the continental club gallery have grown, they released a live album, live at the gallery, that has received amazing critical acclaim 4 1/2 stars in downbeat magazine and climbed to #14 on the jazz radio charts. also, tomorrow, elias and his church on monday band will be playing with alejandro escovedo at the acl moody theater as alejandro's orchestra. eli is a great musician and a real inspiration for staying inspired. i hope you enjoy our conversation. i sure did. let's get down!ciao! -jg

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