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Episode 892: Star Parks

Friday Mar 13, 2020

Friday Mar 13, 2020

Things are crazy out there. Stay safe. Andy Bianculli, songwriting frontman from Austin's mini-orchestra that could have been the house band on "Playboy After Dark", Star Parks returns to the show for episode 892! Their latest album, the gorgeous and groovy, New Sounds Of Late Capitalism is available now on Modern Outsider! Find them at Andy and I have a great conversation about making New Sounds Of Late Capitalism with producer Danny Reisch and the reel-to-reel tape machine that defined the sound, how to get older in music without becoming uncool, weird music collaborations (see Bob Dylan and Kurtis Blow) and much more! I hope you enjoy our espresso-fueled conversation. I sure did. Let's get down!
Ciao! -JG

Friday Feb 14, 2020

Happy Valentine's Day! Musician/composer/producer/engineer and all-around brilliant artist, Jonas Wilson is my guest for episode 844!  When Jonas isn't making records for other artists like Alta Mesa or making music in bands like The Midnight Stroll, he's writing and recording his own music in his studio. He's taken 50 songs he's written and recorded over the last decade and is releasing them this year. The first song, the dreamy, "Somebody Save Rock n Roll" is available now on He's dropping another 20 songs tomorrow, Sat. 2/20 and celebrating with a show at Lockhart Arts & Crafts in Lockhart, TX. Go to for music, show dates and more. We have a great conversation about rock & roll and why it needs saving, his record label Mr. Pink Records and the artists that have joined, the rise of the cassette, our run-in with Mick Fleetwood and much more! I have been friends and been making music with Jonas for almost 20 years and I always love hanging out with him. I'm sure you will too. Plus, my valentine, photographer, Jenna Barrett joins me in the intro to chat about her new podcast, "Static Exposure", where she and her co-host, Julie Davis talk with others in the photography and fashion industry. You can find "Static Exposure" on Spotify and wherever you stream the pods. Great show! Let's get down!
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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 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

Tuesday Mar 21, 2017

Hello friends! Austin and everyone in it is currently recovering from SXSW 2017. It was a good week. Sadly, some of my podcasts earlier in the week were cancelled because of all of the flight cancellations from up north due to weather. I still did quite a few. I saw a lot of music. Went on a boat on the most beautiful day of the year and had free drinks and saw bands on Town Lake. I did some running around with friends. I hung out with my stepmom and her friends. Went to Houston Saturday and opened for and played with the BoDeans. That was really fun. So yeah, a good SXSW 2017.
Episode 576 with my guests, The Midnight Stroll was recorded live at the SXSW Podacst Stage Presented by Tunein on Thursday, March 16th! Jonas Wilson and Aaron Behrens from The Midnight Stroll joined me for this special live podcast recording. Their new album, Mohawk Bugaloo, was recorded live in February on the last night of their recent Mohawk residency. We have a great conversation about their unique live show, their writing and recording process, life in the country, art vs. commerce, "bugaloo vs. "boogaloo" their new album and touring plans and much, much more. I hope you enjoy our conversation. I sure did. Let's get down!
ciao! -jg

Friday Jul 03, 2015

hello friends! i hope this holiday weekend finds you rocking out on some body of water with a cocktail in one hand and a sparkler in the other. i'm well. i'm playing guitar tonight with my friend, amy edwards and then i'll be sitting in on some songs with the bluebonnets. this all goes down tonight, july 3rd at stubbs in austin, tx. cautiontape is also on the bill. good times! i'm looking forward to enjoying my 4th of july at my pool. i might even go buy a float with drink holders. happy 4th of july!!!my guests for episode 392 are austin synth-rock band, knifight! knifight is the austin music foundation's band of the month for july. so i went down to the amf and met these guys in the conference room and we talk about everything, screaming at the audience at the punk clubs of tyler, tx, finding depeche mode and new order, which version of "blade runner" is the best, the making of their new album, V and much, much more. great guys. great conversation. plus, i sit down and catch up with alex and jen from the austin music foundation and they explain their function and role in the community as well as all of the events they have planned for the summer. check it out, have a fabulous 4th of july! stay safe. let's get down!ciao! -jg

Episode 342: Silver Ships

Tuesday Jan 13, 2015

Tuesday Jan 13, 2015

hello friends! i hope you're all out there successfully fishing in the stocked pond of life. things are good here. i'm starting to feel normal again. i've been making plans for later in the week. i don't have any shows this weekend. we're just doing a private show at the acl moody theater on wednesday. should be fun! i'm feeling good enough to start working on some new music. i've been itching to make some new songs, but i've felt like such shit the last couple of weeks, that didn't. anyway, i'll let you know when i do. my guest for episode 342 is four-track wizard, chazz bessette from the band, silver ships! they've just released a new album, songs from a room that never moves, that is absolutely gorgeous. chazz recorded it himself writing all the songs, playing all the instruments and recording on to a four-track reel-to-reel tape machine. we have a fantastic conversation about coming up a four-track in seattle, math rock, moving to austin, touring and much, much more. i was getting sick during this conversation so please excuse me if i sound grumpy. i hope you enjoy getting to know chazz as much as i did. let's get down!ciao! -jg

Saturday Oct 25, 2014

hello friends! i hope you're all doing well. things are good here. i've had a busy week... i played with SKYROCKET!, recorded with kimmie rhodes, did a couple of podcasts and went to a party. it's been a good week. i'm about to hit the road to houston for a show tonight. so yeah. busy times. speaking of busy times, i have a couple of solo shows this week. tomorrow, sunday october 26th, i'll be playing a fundraiser at the spider house ballroom at 4 pm. come out and support the children. on tuesday, october 28th, i'll be playing a celebration of the volstead act at the volstead here in austin. i play at 8:30. also on the bill, nathan harlan! come out and say guest for episode 320 is musician/producer/label owner and now manager, chris frenchy smith! you might know frenchy as the musician behind sixteen deluxe and young heart attack or as producer or as owner of the bubble. this is frenchy's second appearance on the show. he was on in the summer of 2013. anyway, we got together last week and caught we talked about everything from the foo fighters vs. U2 and the way they're releasing their albums, spotify, buying music, his new adventure as co-manager of the band purple, frenchy smith records and much, much more. frenchy and i have been friends for 23 years and i always have a great time talking to him. i hope you enjoy it. i sure did. let's get down!ciao! -jg i did. 

Friday Sep 19, 2014

hello friends! i hope you're all "in it" this weekend for summer's last stand. yes, this weekend marks the last weekend of summer. fall starts next week and honestly, i'm ready for fall. my morning runs have been hot and humid festivals of sweat. i'm ready for cool, nice fall morning runs. hey! if you live in austin, today, friday, sept 19th 2014 is "danny crooks day"! no shit! my old friend is being honored by the city for his contributions to the music community. there's a party at the roost at 7 with the showing of a documentary and TONS of bands. i'll be playing some songs at 8. if you went to, or played at steamboat, you should come out and say hi to danny. it's gonna be a great show. i'll be coming back into town to play with skyrocket at 10:30 at the one-2-one bar. we don't do too many shows in the city limits... you should come out. do it!!!!my guest for episode 310 is amazing guitar player/singer/songwriter, will knaak! will making his second appearance on the show. he's just released his first solo album, the only open road and it's awesome! the album was produced by guitar hero, jeff plankenhorn and features brannen temple on drums and yoggi on bass. it's a pretty impressive debut album. you might know will as being a sideman for many country bands here in texas. he spends a lot of time on tour and has pretty much his whole life. he started out playing young and was out playing professionally when he was 12 years old! we have a great conversation about his journey, the courage it takes to make the step from sideman to frontman and the delicate balance, touring, working with jeff and much, much more. i am a huge fan of will's both as a player and as a person. you will be too after our conversation. lrt's get down!ciao! -jg

Episode 308: Tommy Taylor

Friday Sep 12, 2014

Friday Sep 12, 2014

hello friends! i hope you're all having a great day and time in your life. really. i want you all to be doing well. i'm doing well. i played my last show for my residency at strange brew on tuesday. it was a blast. kathy valentine played a very acoustic show and she was amazing. i read a facebook post from her that made me think she's probably not doing any more of them which is a drag. anyway, if you missed the residency, i'm sorry. it was fun. hey! if you're in austin this sunday, sept. 14th, i'll be playing with john bush from the new bohemians at his sunday show at one-2-one bar. the show is from 5:30 - 7:30. i'm looking forward to jamming with such great musicians. speaking of jamming with great musicians, if you're in houston tonight friday, sept. 12th, i'll be playing at the continental club with skyrocket! we start at 10. come out and party with guest for episode 308 is amazing drummer, tommy taylor. i'm sure you've heard tommy play he's the drummer on the christopher cross album with "ride like the wind" and he's played with eric johnson for decades. i met tommy when i was 16 years old. he's always been a great hang and such a great talent. i got to jam with him a lot in the 90's when he played in the "sunday monsters" at steamboat with stephen doster and will sexton. i've been trying to get tommy on the show since i started it. i know he started playing in bands here in austin when he was just a teenager. he ended up playing with christopher cross when he was 20, won grammys. toured the world, played on all the tv shows, went on to play with eric johnson, on spotify alone, songs he's played on have been played over 15 million times. it was an honor to sit down and chat with such an amazing part of rock and roll history. i hope you enjoy our conversation. i did. let's get down!ciao! -jg

Episode 306: Wrenfro

Thursday Sep 04, 2014

Thursday Sep 04, 2014

hello friends! i hope you're all doing well. maybe you had a short week because of labor day. if so, congratulations. i'm back at it tonight with SKYROCKET!. we're playing the finish line of a fun run tonight here in austin, then we're flying out at 7:30 in the morning to oklahoma city to jump on a shuttle that will take us to some crazy disco-golf tournament a couple of hours outside of okc. i'll be back sunday. should be fun. i want to remind you that tuesday is my last "johnny goudie & friends" residency at strange brew. i have a great line-up that night... ryan holley, joe reyes and the legendary kathy valentine! if you're in austin, come THIS tuesday sept. 9th at 8 pm and let's say goodbye to this summer residency in style!my guests for episode 306 are tony scalzo and kevin mckinney from the band, wrenfro! kevin and tony have both been on the show and you might know tony from the band fastball and kevin from his band, soulhat. anyway, these amazing talents have joined forces and started a band called, wrenfro. after settling on the right line-up, chris gebhard on bass and ed jarusinsky on drums, they've released  two singles on itunes and cd baby, they're getting ready to embark on a wednesday residency at strange brew starting on wednesday, sept 17th at 8 pm. anyway, we have a great conversation about the state of the music business, fastball,  spotify, wrenfro in the studio and much more. i love kevin and tony. i recommend checking out their music on itunes and if you live in austin, get out to a show and see what they're all about. let's get down!ciao! -jgsponsored by: strange brew lounge side 

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