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Episode 912: Ray Prim Is Back!

Wednesday Apr 29, 2020

Wednesday Apr 29, 2020

Hello friends! I hope you're hanging in there. Singer/soulwriter and my very entertaining friend, Ray Prim is back for episode 912! Ray has been very, very busy under quarantine making videos on the Acapella app and he started a new show on his Primonitions, Lies and Video Tapes group page on Facebook. Go to rayprim.com for music, videos and more! We have a great conversation about living, creating and staying entertained under quarantine, making music remotely with his band, starting a TV show and much more! I always have a great time catching up with Ray. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!
Ciao! -JG
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Tuesday Feb 11, 2020

Hello friends! Social activist and former State Musician of Texas, the legendary Sara Hickman is my guest for episode 883! Sara has retired from the insanity of being a performing musician but she's still very active in community and social issues. She just released "The Texas Musicians Coloring Book" who's sales support a variety of non-profits including Sanford Community Center of Palacios, TX. Get the book at Waterloo Records and Book People in Austin or get it online at texasmusicianscolringbook.com. You can also dig into Sara's vast discography wherever you stream or download music and at sarahickman.com. Sara and I have been friends for over 25 years and have a great conversation about "The Texas Musicians Coloring Book" and the amazing history of the Sanford Community Center, retiring from the music biz, her "Studio Of The Future" podcast, making a crowd-funded album in 1994, hanging out with The Sugarcubes and much more! I love Sara and always get something out of our chats. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!
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Ciao! -JG

Episode 754: March And Beauty

Tuesday Nov 27, 2018

Tuesday Nov 27, 2018

Hello friends! Austin-based indie pop heroes, March And Beauty are my guests for episode 754! Their gorgeous new album, Star-Lite is available now where ever you stream or download your jams. If you live in Austin, you can see them THIS Friday, November 30th at Cheer Up Charlie's along wth "How Did I Get Here?" favorites, Shy Beast, Moving Panoramas and more. Go to marchandbeauty.com for all of your March And Beauty needs! We have a great conversation about Terri Dittmar's journey from head-cheerleader to indie pop front woman, Bo Bud Greene, the current political climate, making Star-Lite and much more! I had a great time getting to know this great band. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!
Ciao! -JG

Tuesday Oct 09, 2018

Hello friends! Anti-folk legend, Hamell On Trial is my guest for episode 739! His latest albums, the layered and timely, Tackle Box produced by Phil "The Butcher" Nicolo on New West Records and the raw and aggressive, The Night Guy At The Apocalypse Profiles Of A Rushing Midnight, recorded entirely on his phone, are both brilliant and available now. He's about to head out on a UK tour next week. Go to hamellontrial.org for tour dates, music and more. Ed was in town last weekend and we had a great conversation about his time in Austin, being the weirdest guy on the major label, navigating the current political atmosphere, composing the music and lyrics for the Columbus, Ohio based Shadowbox Live's play "F#(K Cancer: The Musical" and much more! I had a great time getting to know Ed Hamell. I'm sure you will too. Plus, my old friend, Christine Albert stops by to talk about her non-profit, Swan Songs, that fulfills musical last wishes for those at the end of their lives. They're having their annual celebration, "Swan Songs Serenade" featuring music by Shiny Ribs next Wednesday October 17th at Riverbend Community Center here in Austin. Go to Swansongs.org for tickets and info. Let's get down!
Ciao! -JG

Episode 725: Western Youth

Tuesday Aug 21, 2018

Tuesday Aug 21, 2018

Hello friends! Graham Weber and Brian Bowe from Americana band, Western Youth are my guests for episode 725! Their self-titled album drops on September 21st and they're celebrating with a show that same night at Spider House here in Austin. If you're around this weekend, they'll be playing a fundraiser for Beto O'Rourke this Saturday, August 25th at Cheer Up Charlies. The first single/video from their new album, the politically charged, "Hangin' On" is out now. Go to Western-Youth.com for show dates, music, videos and more! We have a great conversation about having three singer/songwriters in the band, America's current political climate, why people like The Grateful Dead, Ohio and much more! I hope you enjoy getting to know these fine and talented gentlemen. I sure did. Let's get down!
Ciao! -JG

Friday Mar 16, 2018

Hello friends! If you're in Austin tight now, I hope you all are surviving SXSW 2018. My guest for episode 679 is one of my favorite new artsists to come out in years, Ty Richards! His debut release, 2017's Zillion was my favorite album of 2017 and made it to #4 on the college music charts and many others. Well, Ty Richards is back with a new brilliant album, Welcome To Flat Earth out April 20th.The album recorded entirely on the Tascam 388 8-track reel-to-reel tape machine! He's dropped two single from Welcome To Flat Earth, "Merry Go Round" and "Killjoy". Go to tyrichards.com to find out when and where you can find him and his music. Ty and I have a great conversation about the Tascam 388, the artistically inspiring political climate we're in, his new label Tremolo Records, his successful year promoting Zillion and much, much more! I lways have a great time hanging with Ty. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!
Ciao! -JG

Friday Nov 10, 2017

Hello friends! I hope you're all doing well. TaSz Muerte from punk/industrial band, BLXPLTN returns to the show! BLXPLTN's explosive new single, "Education Destruction" is out now. They're playing Saturday, November 11th at Cheer Up Charlies here in Austin, TX. To find out more about the show and where else BLXPLTN is playing, go to BLXPLTN.com. TaSz and I have a great conversation about what's happening in the world politically, gun violence, jamming in his studio with members of The Trail of Dead and much, much more! Plus, our pals, Migrant Kids stop by and check in about their next album and what they've been up to. You can keep up with them by going to migrantkids.com They'll be playing the Austin Music Foundation's "Next and Best in Local Music" Show next Wednesday, November 15th. Get your tickets HERE. Let's get down!
Ciao! -JG

Friday Jul 14, 2017

My guest for episode 609 is singer/songwriter, Austin Chronicle writer, non-profit founder, Jefferson Scholar in the prestigeous Plan II program at The University of Texas, William Harries Graham! If you live in Austin and have for the last 14 years, you've probably heard or at least heard of William. Many of us have had the honor of watching the 19 year old grow up in front of us. He's been in the studio with his band and producer Stuart Sullivan recording his latest album St. Claire to be released later this year. You can find his last release, the critically acclaimed, Foreign Fields, show listings, videos and more at williamharriesgraham.com. William and I have one of my favorite conversations I've had since I started this show. We talk about his non-profit Music For Music, his amazing bands, the demands of being in the Plan II Program, growing up immersed in a music scene with Jon Dee Graham as his dad, dealing with the disease, Leggs Perthes and how that relates to the Affordable Care Act and much, much more! William is an amazing artist and human being and this really is one of my favorite conversations I've had since this show started. I hope you enjoy it too. Let's get down!
ciao! -jg

Friday Jun 30, 2017

My guest for episode 605 is singer/songwriter, filmmaker and founder of The House of Songs, Troy Campbell. The House of Songs started in 2009 as an international collaboration between Austin artists and artists from Denmark. Eight years later, they've expanded to collaborations with 13 countries all over the world and have opened a new House of Songs in a 90 year-old dormitory in the Ozarks. You can find out all The House of Songs, watch videos and get involved at thehouseofsongs.com Troy and I have been friends since the 90's and we have a great converation about everything House of Songs, bringing the world together using music as the handshake, exploding instruments made of ice in Sweden, House of Songs in the Ozarks and much, much more. I have always loved spending time with Troy and hearing his stories and ideas. This time is no different. I hope you enjoy our conversation. I sure did. let's get down!
Ciao! -jg

Friday May 26, 2017

Hello friends! It's been a long week for the Austin music community. I got to see some good music on Wednesday night. That felt good. I saw James Junius at The One-2-One Bar, Donut Musik at The Townsend and Cotton Mather at 3Ten ACL Live. Pretty badass for a Wednesday. You shoudl see the shit I missed. SKYROCKET! is playing tonight at Hanover's in Pflugerville. Come out and party with us if you live in the North Austin area. I hope you all have a fun and safe Memorial Day weeekend. 
Chris Masterson and Eleanor Whitmore, also known as The Mastersons ruturn to the show for episode 595! Their gorgeous new album, Transient Lullaby is out now. They're about to head out on tour for the rest of the year opening for and playing with legendary songwriter, Steve Earle. They played some release shows this last weekend but sadly lost their co-producer for this album, and our mutual friend, George Reiff, on Sunday. We got together Monday morning as scheduled after some deliberation about wether we should do it or not. Well, we decided to sit down and talk about this Transient Lullaby, their touring experience, our friend, George, touring with and opening for Steve Earle, writing this album all over the U.S. and Europe, the current political climate and much, much more. I love Chris and Eleanor as artists and as people. I hope you enjoy our conversation. I sure did. Let's get down!
ciao! -jg

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