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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 ginachavez.com 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 scottcollinsproject.com for music, videos, tour dates and more. Have a great week. Let's get down!
Ciao! -JG

Episode 716: Nakia VII

Tuesday Jul 24, 2018

Tuesday Jul 24, 2018

Hello friends! Blues singer/community activist, two time Black Fret recipient and my pal, Nakia returns to the show for episode 716! Nakia has a new album, the blues infused, Blues Grifter out on August 17th. He'll be celebrating with a string of release shows with his band, Nakia & The Blues Grifters including August 17th at Luna in San Antonio, August 18th at The Saxon Pub in Austin and more. Go to nakia.net for tour dates, music, videos and more! We have a great conversation about  finally finishing Blues Grifter after years of having shelved it, his "Voices in the Round" shows, learning about blues, arranging the classic blues songs on Blues Grifter the various incarnations of Nakia and much more! Let's get down!
Ciao! -JG

Friday Jun 22, 2018

Hello friends! Chase Matkin and Patrick Barrow from Austin rock band, Chill Russell are my guests for episode 707! Their self-titled, full-length album came out this past May. They'll be playing tomorrow, Saturday, June 23rd at Fun Stop Fest. Go to chillrussell.com for music, tour dates and more. We have a great conversation about The Woodlands, producing their new album themselves, changing up band members and much more! Plus, Brian Pounds with his young daughter in tow and we catch up on what he's been up to since he was last on and about his show next Thursday, June 28th at The Townsend here in Austin. Go to brianpounds.com for music, show info and more. Have a great weekend! Let's get down!

Tuesday Jun 12, 2018

Hello gang! Nathan Singleton and Jeremy Harrell, better known as The Sideshow Tragedy return to the show for episode 704! Their new album, the gothic rock statement, The View From Nowhere is out now! They'll be playing New York City, Nashvile, Little Rock and more starting next week. Go to thesideshowtragedy.com for tour dates, music, videos and more. We have a great conversation about making The View From Nowhere in Catskill, NY, touring Europe, fatherhood, their deep friendship tha drives the band and much more! I always have a great time hanging out with these two talented dudes. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!
Ciao! -JG

Friday Apr 13, 2018

Hello friends! Ryan Harkrider, frontman for Austin soul band, The Nightowls returns to the show for episode 687! The Nightowls are releasing a new album, the brilliant, We Are The Nightowls, on April 27th. I've been listening to it like crazy lately. Check out the first single, "Don't It Feel Weird?" out now. If you live in Austin, you can get one early as they'll be selling them early at their release show at The Continental Club on Friday, April 20th. They're also heading to the West Coast starting at the beginning of May. Go to wearethenightowls.com for tour dates, music, videos and more. Ryan and I have a great conversation about the changes the band has gone through since his last visit, making We Are The Nightowls, touring as a large band, their long-running Sunday residency at Icenhauer's here in Austin and much, much more! Plus, my old friend and one of my favorite songwriters, Arthur Yoria checks in. He's just released a gorgeous new album, After You on Splice Records and he's celebrating with a release show here in Austin TONIGHT, Friday, April 13th at The Cactus Cafe'! Go to arthuryoria.com for more info and get After You. I love it! Let's get down!
Ciao! -JG

Episode 684: Mélat

Tuesday Apr 03, 2018

Tuesday Apr 03, 2018

Hello friends! My guest for episode 684 is R&B chanteuse, Mélat! Her third album, Move Me 2: The Present came out last month and it's been getting a lot of radio play here in town. She was picked as one of NPR's "Bands To Watch at SXSW 2018", Austin 360's and Austin Music Foundation's "artist of the month" all in the last couple of months! If you live in Austin, you can see her this Friday, April 6th at Stubb's. To get tickets, music, videos and more go to beholdmelat.com. Mélat and I have a great conversation about her parents fleeing the communist regime of Ethiopia in 1980, growing up in Austin, growing up on her parents' lovingly curated mixture of African pop and American R&B, creating your own culture as a first generation American, finding her producer on Twitter, her ambitions, dreams and much, much more! i had a great time getting to know Mélat. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!
Ciao! -JG

Episode 680: The Watters

Tuesday Mar 20, 2018

Tuesday Mar 20, 2018

Hello friends! I hope you all made it through SXSW 2018 with your "selves" intact. Daniel and Jenna Watters, better known as Americana/soul band, The Watters are my guests for episode 680! They're about to release their sophomore album on June 15th. They've started a kickstarter campaign to help with the promotion etc and there are still 39 days to contribute. Just click on The Watters Kickstarter.  If you live in Austin, you can see them this Saturday, March 24th at Geraldine's and if you live in New Orleans, they'll be playing The Delgado Music Festival on Friday, April 6th. Go to wearethewatters.com for more info on shows etc. Daniel and Jenna and I have a great conversation about growing up in Arizona, their time in Colorado and Nashville, their years of touring the southwest, touring Holograms, the delicate balance when working as a couple and much, much more! I had a great time getting to know Daniel and Jenna. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!
Ciao! -JG

Tuesday Mar 06, 2018

Hello friends! Martin Aker, Ellen Gruber, Rachel Thompson and Wes Ballew from Austin rock band, Edison Chair are my guests for episode 676! So, Martin was on the show with their drummer, Wes Armstrong back in May of 2013 that was actually recorded at live Saxon Pub. You can check it out here. Martin and Wes have gone through some personnel changes since our chat at Saxon Pub five years ago, they've refined their sound and found a deep focus and they're out there kicking ass and taking names in 2018. They're releasing new music this month and they'll be playing some shows at SXSW, go to edisonchair.com for show info, music, videos and more. I had a great chat with Martin, Ellen and Wes about the changes they've been through since 2013, the teen rock scene in Austin in the late aughts, writing and recording, sleeping 6 in a hotel room, playing weddings and private events to keep the money flowing, the challenges of being a big band and much, much more! I had a great time getting to know these sweet, talented folks. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!
Ciao! -jg

Episode 673: Donovan Keith

Friday Feb 23, 2018

Friday Feb 23, 2018

Hello friends! Former Soul Track Mind frontman, Donovan Keith is my guest for episode 673! Soul Track Mind disbanded in 2016 and Donovan took the reigns of his solo career and released a solo e.p. Carry Me On in 2017 to great acclaim. His new band is on the road as of the day this podcast comes out playing in San Angelo, TX on Friday, February 23rd and Alpine, TX on Saturday, February 24th. Go to onesoulsinger.com for music, videos, tourdates and more! Donovan and I have a great conversation about his time in Soul Track Mind, making Carry Me On, his podcast, "Ginger Got Soul Podcast" on Soundcloud, touring, West Texas and much, much more. I hope you enjoy my conversation with Donovan. I sure did. Let's get down!
Ciao! -JG 

Episode 649: Johnny Nicholas

Tuesday Dec 05, 2017

Tuesday Dec 05, 2017

Hello gang! My guest today, heralded blues/roots musician and songwriter Johnny Nicholas will reissue his long out-of-print 1977 album, Too Many Bad Habits, along with a special bonus disc of previously unreleased performances. The two-disc set has been completely remastered and includes the liner notes from the original Blind Pig LP release in 1977. A new set of liner notes written by acclaimed author/music critic Ed Ward will also accompany the CDs and vinyl. Featured artists on the original sessions included blues legends Big Walter Horton on harmonica and vocals, Johnny Shines on guitar and vocals and Boogie Woogie Red on piano and vocals, as well as Ray Benson and other luminaries of the original Asleep at the Wheel lineup. He'll be celebrating this re-release on Thursday, December 7th here in Austin with an instore at Waterloo Records at 5 pm and a relase party at Antone's at 9:30. Go to johnnynicholasblues.com for more info. Johnny and I have a great conversation about his storied journey following the coolest scenes in the U.S. from the late 60's to the mid 70's when he landed in Austin, his amazing recording career, his gorgeous album Fresh Air, and much, much more! I had a great time getting to know Johnny. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!
ciao! -jg

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