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Episode 870: Robb Kidd

Friday Dec 27, 2019

Friday Dec 27, 2019

Hello friends! Drummer, Robb Kidd from Austin psychedelic Afrobeat collective, Golden Dawn Arkestra, 8 1/2 Souvenirs, Pike and Sutton, Matt Hubbard and many, many more is my guest for episode 870! Golden Dawn Arkestra will be playing New Year's Eve at ACL Live at the Moody Theater with Ghostland Observatory. Go to goldendawnarkestra.com for music, tour dates and more. Robb and I have a great conversation about growing up in New Orleans and London, playing with Gingerbread Men, 8 1/2 Souvenirs, Chrysta Belle, Papa Mali, Maceo Parker, Kalu and the Electric Joint, Golden Dawn Arkestra, Pike and Sutton and many, many more. I had a great time getting to know Robb. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!
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Ciao! -JG

Episode 804: Atlas Maior

Tuesday May 21, 2019

Tuesday May 21, 2019

Hello friends! Joshua Thomson and Charlie Lockwood from world music/global jazz band, Atlas Maior are my guests for episode 804! Their latest album, Riptide just came out on May 3rd and it's available where ever you stream and download your jams. Atlas Maior is celebrating the release of Riptide with a release show this Friday, May 24th at Stay Gold here in Austin. Go to atlasmaior.com for music, tour dates and more. We have a great conversation about the influence of middle eastern music on their music, studying under amazing music teachers, recording Riptide live for the most part, touring Spain, France, Turkey and much much more! I had a great time getting to know Charlie and Joshua. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!
Ciao! -JG

Episode 753: Alex Marrero

Friday Nov 23, 2018

Friday Nov 23, 2018

Hello friends! I hope you had a great Thanksgiving or at least made it through the holiday unscathed. Multi-instrumentalist, freelance musician and all around awesome guy, Alex Marrero is my guest for episode 753! You might know Alex as the singer of latin funk supergroups, Brownout and Brown Sabbath, the percussionist of Golden Dawn Arkestra, the guitarist for The Sword's Doom Side of the Moon and many, many more. Doom Side of the Moon, a metal tribute to the classic Pink Floyd album at Emo's in Austin on Friday November 30th. We have a great conversation about performing Brown Sabbath for Ozzy himself, discovering the drums, becoming the singer of Brownout and much more! I had a great time getting to know Alex. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!
Ciao! -JG

Episode 728: Hard Proof

Friday Aug 31, 2018

Friday Aug 31, 2018

Hello gang! Four time Austin Music Award winners,  Stephen Bidwell and Joe Wollard from Austin Afrobeat band, Hard Proof are my guests for episode 728! Hard Proof is celebrating a decade of being a band and playing next weekend at Waterloo Music Festival here in Austin. You can fnd their music, videos, show dates and more at hardproofmusic.com. We have a great conversation about Afrobeat, how they came together as a band, working with producers Adrian Quesada and Frenchie Smith, touring with a big band and much more. I had a great time getting to know these fine gentlemen. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!
Ciao! - JG

Thursday Oct 05, 2017

I'm gonna miss you, Tom Petty.
Hello friends! Kate Robberson, Emilie Basez, Madeleine Froncek, Lydia Froncek from the world music/folk, multilingual band, Ley Line are my guests for episode 632! Their latest release, Field Notes is available wherever you stream your jams. You can find the album, their tour dates, videos and more at leylinesound.com We have a great conversation about their three month tour of Brazil, learning talking drum in Africa, the influence of folk music from all around the world on the music they make, they perform a gorgeous a cappella song and much, much more! I had a great time getting to know these amazingly talented women. I'm sure you will too. Plus, the founders of The Butcher's Ball check in via Skype. The Butcher's Ball is a food and drink event that highlights local ranchers, farmers and chefs dedicated to ethical and sustainable farming and ranching practices. The Butcher's Ball takes place Sunday, October 15th at Rockin' Star Ranch in Brenham, TX. Go to butchersball.com for tickets and information. Let's get down!
ciao! -jg

Episode 517: Money Chicha

Tuesday Aug 23, 2016

Tuesday Aug 23, 2016

Hello friends! I hope you're all surviving the end of summer heat and floods. It's crazy out there, right?
I got to see Alice Cooper on Sunday night! I was amazing. I want to thank my friend, AJ Vallejo for inviting me. I had a blast seeing AJ's band, BANG before the Alice show. It was a great night all around. Alice's show is an onslaught of costume changes, snakes, giant frankenstein monsters and heavy metal. Plus, he's super old and still rocking like a champ. it was inspiring.
My Guest for episode 517 is Greg Gonzalez, the bass player from Money Chicha, Brownout and the Grammy winning, Grupo Fantasma! Money Chicha has a fantastic new album out, Echo En Mexico. I've been a fan of Money Chicha for a few years now and I've gotten to see them a few times during their residency at The Continental Club Gallery here in Austin and i'm a big fan. Greg and i have a conversation about balancing, touring and making music with three high-profile bands, growing up in Laredo, teaching composition, making Echo En Mexico, the history of Chicha music, playing with Prince and much, much more. i hope you enjoy getting to know Greg. I sure did. Let's get down!
Ciao! jg

Friday Jan 01, 2016

happy new year everyone! welcome to 2016! i hope you all had a safe and happy new years eve and spent it with loved ones. i am about to head to houston as i write this to play a new years eve party. should be fun. i'll be with my friends. i have some resolutions i'm going to try to stick to: quit sugar drinks and cookies, eventually quit smoking, be a better person. what are yours? my first guests for 2016 are kevin and candace collins from the 9-piece, soul/funk/reggae/hip-hop extravaganza known as, kev bev and the woodland creatures! their new album, domesticated is out TODAY, jan 1 2016! you can find it and all about them at kevbevandthewc.com domesticated is a celebration of life much like their idols, sly and the family stone. i thought this would be a great way to start out 2016. candace and kevin came a few weeks ago and had a great conversation about handling a 9-piece band, life in a small east coast town, music scenes, kickstarter, vinyl is the hotdog of music?, being a couple on a band and much, much more! i hope you enjoy getting to know candace and kevin as much as i did. let's get down! happy new year!ciao! -jg

Tuesday Sep 15, 2015

hello friends! i hope this episode finds you embracing the world as if it were your mother. things are good here. today we get a visit from director, clay liford who stops by to talk about his new movie, "slash". he's 95% done with the movie and has launched a kickstarter campaign to finish it. it's a coming of age comedy about a boy who writes "slasher fan fiction" a sub-genre of erotic fan fiction and stars michael ian black, missi pyle, hannah marks, michael johnston and more. clay and i have a great conversation about the sensitive nature of this story and how it's already caused some controversy in the "slasher" world. check out his kickstarter campaign and see what you can give. you have until friday sept. 25th so, get out there and get invovled!my guest for episode 414 is the man, the myth, the legend, the amazing joe king carrasco! joe stopped by a few weeks ago while he was in town promoting his new album, chiliando which he made with his new band, joe king carrasco y los side fx. chiliando is joe's most rocking album to date. he's been living in puerto vallarta for a while now and settled into his new mexican life. we sat down and had a fantastic conversation about, being a star of early mtv, having michael jackson sing back-up on a session, getting banned from saturday night live, his excitement over chiliando, questionable vans breaking down in the mountains while on tour, his dog rescue foundation vivaperros.org, owning his own club in puerto vallarta and much, much more! it was an hnor to have joe king come over and chat. i hope you enjoy it as much as i did. let's get down!ciao! -jg

Episode 401: Continental Drift

Tuesday Aug 04, 2015

Tuesday Aug 04, 2015

hello friends!  hope you're all doing well and taking the last weeks of summer in stride. i'm trying to. i'm getting my shit together after a couple of whirlwind weeks of podcasts, shows, the beach, new york, connecticut and the 400th podcast... whew! i had a great time doing everything, but it was utterly exhausting. hey! if you live in austin or not, i'll be on 93.7 KLBJ tonight at 11. i'll be on "local licks" with loris lowe talking about the podcast and stuff. check it out at www.klbjfm.com. also, tomorrow, wednesday, august 5th, i will be moderating a panel for the austin music foundation's, "the music business is dead" panel. we'll be discussing the implications of the austin music census findings with a great panel of musicians and music business folks. you can find out more and rsvp here http://austinmusicfoundation.org/. come out and find out where this community is headed and what you can do to sustain a career in this day and age.my guests for episode 401 are jedidiah and david from the ten piece, afro beat/psych band, continental drift. these guys are about to release their debut ep in a few weeks. i had the pleasure of sitting down with these cats yesterday and chatting about west african music, what is psychedelic music, maintaining order in a 10-peice band, recording live, working out songs at shows and much, much more. these guys are amazing musicians with a great vision and i really enjoyed getting to know them. i'm sure you will too. let's get down!ciao! jg

Episode 314: John Bush

Monday Oct 06, 2014

Monday Oct 06, 2014

hello friends! sorry about the intro to this show. i've been suffering from allergies and some days the medicine works and other days, i'm just living in a cloud. today is one of those days... so, rocktober is here! the austin city limits festival is in town, it's not as hot as it was a couple of weeks ago, my birthday is coming up pretty soon and i'm into it! how are you? if you live in pflugerville and you're not participating in the acl activities, SKYROCKET! will be playing at hanover's in tonight, friday, october 3rd. other than that, i'm heading out of town tomorrow with to play a show in hunt, tx. should be interesting. my guest for episode 314 is drummer/percussionist and now frontman of his very own band, john bush!!! you might know john from edie brickell and the new bohemians, critters buggin', the small stars, the greezy wheels and many other bands. i've met him over the years and got to jam with his all-star band at the one-2-one bar a couple of weeks ago, but i've never gotten to sit down and get to know him. well, a couple of weeks ago he came by the apartment and we took care of that. i hope you enjoy getting to know the incredibly talented and the incredibly cool, john bush. i did. let's get down!ciao! -jg

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