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Episode 552: The Mammoths

Friday Dec 23, 2016

Friday Dec 23, 2016

Hello friends! Merry Christmas! Happy Hannukuh! Happy Holidays! What ever you do to celebrate this time of year, I wish you happiness. I have finished my Christmas shopping. I have done my wrapping and I am ready to head out to speand a few days with my family and celebrate this holiday. Hopefully nobody fights or cries or gets upset or leaves or anything like that. Have a good holiday! 
My guests for episode 552 are Austin rockers, The Mammoths! Their new e.p. Golden Spell comes out January 5th. Their single "So Cold" is out now. This January they'll embark on their first six-week U.S. tour in support of Golen Spell. The tour startis on January 14th in Grand Junction Colorado and ends at Arlene's Grocery in New York City on March 3rd got to to find out if they're coming to a town near you. We have a great conversation about how they write as a band, their love of rock and roll, my love of Astroglide and much, much more! Happy Holidays everyone! Let's get down!
ciao! -jg

Tuesday May 31, 2016

hello friends! i hope everyone had a great memorial day weekend. i did. i played some gigs with skyrocket, zuri and i laid low on sunday and i actually did a couple of podcasts yesterday. i want to let you guys know about that skyrocket will be playing in the hill country this friday, june 3rd at mercer street dance hall in dripping springs and friday, june 4th, we'll be playing at the continental club in houston. come out, it's a good time. kady rain stops by in the intro of the show to talk about the gofundme page they started to finish their e.p., make a video, hire a publicist and make some new merch. they're very close to reaching their goal. you can help them make it. 
ghostland observatory frontman, aaron behrens and producer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist, jonas wilson collectively known as the midnight stroll, return to the show today for episode 494! they've both been on before on their own, now they back together to talk about the gorgeous new midnight stroll album, heartbreak bugaloo, which comes out tomorrow, wednesday, june 1st! you can find it at all the regular online places including their bandcamp page. we have a great conversation about how they wrote and recorded heartbreak bugaloo together, ghostland observatory's summer schedule, jonas's solo albums, we try to figure out who the new rock heroes are and much, much more! i love hanging out and talking to these guys. i'm sure you will too. let's get down!
ciao! -jg

Friday Jun 05, 2015

hello friends! i hope you're all pulling the magic sword out of the stone of life. i'm doing well. excited to be in my bathing suit. i have a gig tonight, but i'm off the rest of the weekend. looking forward to seeing the brian wilson movie and "san andreas", going swimming, hitting a bar be que and who knows what else. it's summer and i'm in the zone! my guest for episode 384 is austrian blues rocker, ulrich ellison! this is ulrich's second time on the show. he and his band, ulrich ellison and tribe just released a new album, dreamchaser, toured europe and are about to embark on a midwest tour next week! we have a fantastic conversation about the "tribe", touring europe and the u.s., making dreamchaser and much, much more. also, alex and jen from the austin music foundation stop by and fill us in on their function in the austin community, the recent austin music census, wine down tuesdays and all of the events they promote and much more. if you live in austin and are a local, music-based business or a musician, the austin music foundation is there to help you. have a great weekend. let's get down!ciao! -jg

Episode 351: Stephen Doster

Tuesday Feb 10, 2015

Tuesday Feb 10, 2015

hello friends! i hope life is treating you well. things are good here. i've been booking sxsw 2015 podcast interviews. it took me a week! i've reached out to a ton of bands and i've heard back from around 18 so far. not bad. i'll be confirming days and times over the next 3 weeks. that's always a weird juggling act for me. my friends, wild adriatic are moving to austin on friday. i'm pretty excited about that. they're an amazing band. if you live in austin, if you love rock and roll, do yourselves a favor and find out where they're playing and go see them. my guest for episode 351 is my dear old friend, stephen doster! stephen just released a new solo album, arizona, a couple of months ago, he toured england in support of it and now he's bringing the release shows stateside starting with a record release show in austin at strange brew lounge side on saturday, february 14th at 9:30. if you live in austin, get out and see this brilliant artist and one of my favorite songwriters/musicians/all-around dudes. i hope you enjoy our conversation. i did. let's get down!ciao! -jg

Thursday Aug 14, 2014

hello my friends! wow! we made it to 200 episodes! can you believe it? well, i don't really know where to start... i'd like to thank sheboygan for the theme song. they have an album coming out this month and they'll finally be guests very soon. i would like to thank all of the guests that have taken time out to meet with me and have a conversation. these last 100 shows were very fun and exciting. if you haven't heard them, check out this episode, you'll get a taste of them. most of all, i'd like to thank YOU, the listener for listening. you make this show possible. THANK YOU. i'm looking forward to the next 100 episodes. are you?episode 200: highlights is the "best of" the last 100 episodes. in this episode, you'll hear from bob schneider on cleaning up, ian mclagan on groupies in the 70's, producer, c.j. eiricksson talks about working with hanson, glen phillips talks about a new album from toad the wet sprocket, lance keltner talks about giving rod stewart a suggestion and getting fired for it, steve poltz talks about laughing at really bad news, elizabeth mcqueen talks about the beatles, joanna barbera talks about being out of place in arizona, nakia and a.j. vallejo talk about racism in the south and the band death talk about their next move.... all good stuff! thank you again for listening. we couldn't do it without you. xoxo, jg

Friday Apr 26, 2013

hello my friends!!!! i hope you are all doing/feeling/being well. i am. i've had a great week. the moontower comedy festival has been in town and i've gone the last two nights. i've seen a lot of comedy, made some friends and hung out with other friends. they have an after show party that's also a lot of fun. i saw so much comedy. it was  a lot of fun, but i am looking forward to getting back to playing some shows. speaking of which, i have a solo acoustic show on monday, may 6th at 7pm at the saxon pub in austin, tx. if you're here, come by. i'll be opening for bob schneider.
my guests for episode 166, is the prohibition-era jazz band,  jitterbug vipers. i don't always have whole bands on the show, but to get the idea of this wonderfully talented group of kooks, you need them to be together. luckily, we were able to pull it off. it was early, i was hungover, but we got to business... masumi and sarah sharp meeting at the berklee college of music, slim and francie's 15 marriages to each other, slim's hit and run. their new album featuring mostly songs written by sarah, their show on may 4th at the one world theater and much, much more. we laugh a lot on this one. these are some crazy, talented folks and i really enjoyed my conversation with them. i hope you do too.
ciao! -jg

Tuesday Jul 17, 2012

hello beautiful people! this is a GREAT show!!!!! i had a great weekend.  i played in houston and in oklahoma city. we played wes welker's wedding party in OKC on saturday. he sang with us. i tell the story of our experience on the show. then, after the show i got a message from cy curnin from the fixx. it's extremely surreal and i put it on the show as well. check it out. it's crazy! you can see the pic of wes and i on our facebook page . while you're there, you should push the "like" button.
our guest for episode 86 is the incredibly talented guitar player from dashboard confessional/solo artist, john lefler. i've known john for a long time because his big brother, bill, was the drummer of goudie. anyway, john just released his second solo e.p., "shout fire", which was produced by bill. i was so glad that john was able to stop by and we could have this conversation. we talk about the significance of the song, "sister christian" to his musical upbringing, being in a band with no name, naked shows at the hole in the wall, getting in dashboard confessional and being able to draw wieners no matter what! this is one of my top 5 favorites. i really hope you like it.
ciao, jg

Episode 43: L.Stadt

Friday Feb 03, 2012

Friday Feb 03, 2012

my guests for epsisode 43 are polish rock band, L.Stadt. i had never heard of them until jessica sent me their music and info. i loved them immediately. they're here in austin recording an e.p. of american cover songs. it's an interesting departure from their last album 2010's, El.P... anyway, the guys were nice enough to stop by during their busy time here. they were very sweet and will be coming by and using my piano for some of this new e.p.... it's a short conversation but i enjoyed it. i hope you do too. to find out more about L.Stadt go to
ciao! -jg

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