how did i get here?

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Tuesday May 07, 2019

Hello friends! Welcome to episode 800 recorded live at Cosmic Coffee + Beer Garden in Austin, TX on Sunday, May 5th.  I want to thank everyone who came out and celebrated with us, Cosmic for having us, Travis from Klayman Productions for recording the show and running sound, you for listening and my wonderful guests, Ray Prim, Laurie Gallardo, Nöelle Hampton ( The Belle Sounds) and Acey Monaro (Go Fever)! We have an insane conversation about Ray's love of television shows, Laurie's new podcast that asks the question, "What's your darkness?", Nöelle's teenage pal, Tupac, Acey's wild Saturday night and much, much more! I hope you enjoy it. I sure did. Thank you so much for listening to "How Did I Get Here?". It's been a true blessing in my life to connect with my music community and to bring this show to you guys. Thank you. Let's get down!

Tuesday Jun 06, 2017

We have a special show for you for episode 598. Musician, KUTX disc jockey and host of the KUTX podcast, "This Song", Elizabeth McQueen talks to me about all things "How Did I Get Here". You can find Elizabeth's podcast, "This Song" HERE. We have a great conversation about how and why I started the podcast, the ins and outs of putting out two shows a week, deleted shows, the internet and social media bullying, how the podcast has connected me to my community and much, much more!  I hope you enjoy listening to this conversation as much as we did having it. Let's get down!
ciao! -jg

Episode 483: Carissa McAtee

Friday Apr 22, 2016

Friday Apr 22, 2016

hello friends. i'm so sad to hear about the death of one of my favorite artists, prince. what a sad, sad loss. play your prince records, sing his songs, celebrate his life and music. i'm crying purple tears.
my guest for episode 483 is radio personality, carissa mcatee! carissa is a producer and on-air personality on the incredibly popular klbj morning show with dudley & bob + matt. if you listen to the show, you know her very, very well. if you don't, you will get to know her very, very well on this show. we talk about, eating disorders, getting sober, revealing your whole life on the radio and much, much more. i hope you enjoy getting to know carissa. i sure did. let's get down!
ciao! -jg

Friday Mar 04, 2016

hello friends! i hope life is treating you well. news is pouring in about the president and the first lady being the keynote speakers at sxsw this year. that's pretty exciting for austin. it makes me think what those motorcades will do to enhance the over-the-top sxsw traffic. honestly, i think it's cool that they're coming. i'm finalizing my sxsw schedule... i'm doing some podcasts, hosting a SIMS showcase at the san jose' with awesome bands like, sweet spirit, ian moore and the lossy coils, the bluebonnets and more and i'm doing shows out of town with skyrocket. i'm looking forward to a week of madness. speaking of madness, if you live in austin and you're looking for a way to extend your "sunday funday", rev. merrill wade from st. matthews episcopal church has started "soul of a musician series", at the iron cactus north. rev. wade stopped by to tell us what it's all about. if you'd like to find out more about it go to soul of a musician series on facebook.
my guest for episode 469 is filmmaker/photographer/musician, joe salinas! joe has been on the show again to chat about his latest project, a documentary about the legendary punk band, the big boys, called "you can color outside the lines". he's ben traveling all over the country talking to punk legends, rock stars and other raconteurs about the effect of the big boys in punk music. you can find joe's work at i had a great time catching up with joe about his adventures. i'm sure you will too. let's get down!
ciao! -jg 

Episode 441: Eve & The Exiles

Wednesday Dec 02, 2015

Wednesday Dec 02, 2015

hello friends! i hope you're all doing well. i'm on the mend. i was feeling awful yesterday with a nasty cold. you can hear it in the intro. i feel and sound a lot better this morning which is good because i'm moderating a panel on local, regional and national booking tonight (wed. 12/2) for the austin music foundation. if you would like to go, here's a link "expand you horizons" booking panel artists charlie faye, einar pedersen (kelly clarkson) and booking agent, laura thomas (combo plate booking) will be discussing booking strategies and taking questions. the whole thing takes place tonight! wednesday, 12/2 at 7 pm at st. elmo's soundstage in austin, guests for episode 441 are two of my favorite musicians/people, eve monsees and mike buck from eve & the exiles! they are releasing their newest album, you know she did, THIS friday 12/4. they're playing an instore at antone's records here in austin on sunday, 12/6 at 3 pm and they're doing a release show at c-boys heart and soul on friday, 12/11. go to and find out how to get the album if you're not in austin. eve and mike came by almost 2 months ago and we had an amazing conversation about their new album, you know she did, owning antone's record store, growing up on "guitar hero" street, mike's amazingly educational and entertaining sun radio show (mondays 7-9pm 100.1 sun radio) and much, much more! i hope you enjoy getting to know eve and mike. i sure 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

Tuesday May 19, 2015

hello and welcome to this unique episode of "how did i get here?". a few weeks ago i went to visit suzanna choffel and her new baby, lulu. we got to talking about continuing to rock once you've entered motherhood. wondering how you balance being an performing/touring/creative artist and a mother... well, we decided to turn it into a podcast. i asked suzanna to put together a group of women she sees as her support team and to co-host the show. we have a wonderful group of extremely talented mothers. savanna welch, jazz mill, raina rose and elizabeth mcqueen share their experiences as moms that rock. we get a great insight into the writing/recording/touring/backstage life with a child. my thanks to suzanna and lulu for putting together the panel of guests and co-hosting. thanks to raina and benny, savanna, elizabeth and jazz. we had a great conversation, passed babies around and laughed. i hope you enjoy our chat. i sure did. let's get down!ciao! -jg

Tuesday Apr 28, 2015

hello friends! i hope you're all in fine shape and ready for the upcoming pool party season otherwise known as guests for episode 373 are elizabeth mcqueen and jerome morrison. they're presenting "infinity + infinity" at the museum of human achievement in austin, tx this thursday, april 30th and friday, may 1st with two shows per day at 7 and 9 pm. find out all about it at so, what is "infinity + infinity"? the intermedia performance features mcqueen's newest ensemble, EMQ. with interactive structures designed and built by designer/visual artist/ man of science, jerome morrison. the work will utilize cutting-edge animation, audience-engaging motion sensor technology and, sophisticated building processes to create interactive, audience-controlled visual environments working in tandem with mcqueen's original music. we have a great conversation and they are able to explain the experience really well. i hope you enjoy our conversation. i did. 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

Tuesday Sep 16, 2014

hello friends! i hope you all had a great weekend and you'e feeling good about everything. i'm doing well. i played all weekend. i played on friday and saturday with skyrocket and sunday with john bush and his group of awesome musicians including penny jo pullus, john nelson, glenn mcgregor, landis armstrong, brad houser and seth orrell. great times! i love playing at the one-2-one bar. i'm actually playing there this friday september 19th with skyrocket. come out and rock out with us in this sweet south austin guests for episode 309 are two of my favorite funny men and best pals, charlie hodge and lucas molandes! charlie is hosting a big comedy show tonight at cap city. we talk all about it on the show. anyway, i hang out with thee guys a lot and we do podcast stuff together, so this show is more of just funny dudes hanging out and making each other laugh. i think we need this kind of episode every once in a while. this crazy conversations covers online dating, "i am cumin and i need to be loved", grocery stores, johnny's bagging pet peeves, lucas' sister is super-catholic, charlie wants to start a brick and mortar dating place called "cumin space" and much more insanity. i absolutely love these dudes and i love hanging out with them. i hope you love hanging out with us. let's get down!ciao! -jg

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