Episode 868: Black Heart Saints Return!

• December 20th, 2019

Hello friends! Josh Ross and Mark Sean from 2019 Austin Music Award winning rock band, Black Heart Saints return to the show for episode 868! Black Heart Saints have been dropping a series of singles and videos with the latest offering being a revved-up cover of the Robert Palmer classic, "Addicted To Love". They'll be showing the videos together as a movie at The Alamo Drafthouse on So. Lamar on Sunday, January 12th. Go to blackheartsaintsmusic.com for show times, show dates, videos, music and more. We have cocktails and a great conversation about how they approached recording "Addicted To Love", crazy times on the road, breaking rules and much more! I always have a great time with these two troublemakers. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!

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Ciao! -JG


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Episode 867: Kevin Lance

• December 17th, 2019

Hello friends! Drummer/percussionist extraordinaire and my old friend/bandmate, Kevin Lance is my guest for episode 867! Kevin plays drums with Carolyn Wonderland, The Damn Torpedoes, The Texas Tycoons and many more. He's played with some of Austin's finest including, Alejandro Escovedo, Fastball, Paula Nelson, Nakia, SKYROCKET! and countless more. You can find Kevin online on all of the socials and his website kevinlance.com  We have a great conversation about growing up in Austin, Willie's drummer Paul English, his first "buzz band" Zulu Time, touring the states and Europe, my screaming phone call in the middle of the night in '95, photography, Carolyn Wonderland, The Argyles, Super-Ego and so much more! I love Kevin and we go long and deep on this one. Enjoy! Let's get down!

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Ciao! -JG

 

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Episode 866: The Blowies

• December 12th, 2019

Hello friends! Tucker Jameson and Samuel Thompson from politically-driven and out-spoken, Austin punk-pop band, The Blowies are my guests for episode 866! Their new single, the hilarious sing-along, "Selfie Fucks" dropped this week. Go to theblowies.com for music, show dates and more! We have a great conversation about approaching political songwriting with a sense of humor, where society is at in 2019, Sharks In The Deep End, Berklee College of Music, writing personal lyrics vs. political lyrics and much more! I had a great time getting to know Tucker and Samuel. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!

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Ciao! -JG

 

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Episode 865: Shelley King Returns! / Cowboy Diplomacy Checks In!

• December 10th, 2019

Hello friends! Multi-award winning singer/songwriter and bandleader, Shelley King returns to the show for episode 865! Shelley's 9th album, Kick Up Your Heels dropped in November and features special guests like Marcia Ball, Delbert McClinton and more. Go to shelleyking.com for music, tour dates, videos and more.We have a great conversation about making Kick Up Your Heels, touring, seeing her divorced parents get back together, hurricane songs, our rehearsal space in Houston in 1990 - The Rock Center and much more! Plus, Austin Music Foundation's Band of the Month for December, Cowboy Diplomacy stops by to chat about their debut full-length release, Burn Down The Road out this Friday 12/13, their release show that same day at Empire Control Room, their video for "Mountain Man", their West Coast tour in January and more! Go to cowboydiplomacy.band for tour dates, music, videos and more. I hope you enjoy getting to know these artists. I sure did. Let's get down!

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Ciao! -JG

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Episode 864: Susan Gibson

• December 6th, 2019

Hello friends! Singer/songwriter, Susan Gibson is my guest for episode 864! Her latest album, the gorgeous and cathartic, The Hard Stuff, is out now and is getting amazing reviews. Go to susangibson.com for music, tour dates, videos and more. We have an amazing conversation about songwriting, how writing "Wide Open Spaces" for The Dixie Chicks changed her life, The Groobies, getting sober, dealing with loss, making The Hard Stuff with producer Andre Moran and much more! I had a great time getting to know Susan. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!

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Ciao! -JG

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Episode 863: Dave Scher

• December 3rd, 2019

Hello friends! Guitar playing, singing and songwriting multi-instrumentalist, Dave Scher is my guest for episode 863! He's currently producing an album for Beat Root Revival's Andrea Magee, playing with his own band, The Dave Scher Trio as well as playing guitar with artists like Jeff Plankenhorn, Ruthie Foster and more. Go to davescher.com for music, videos, show dates and more. Dave and I have a great conversation about growing up in Austin, Berklee College of Music, playing all of the instruments, producing other artists, being a Black Fret nominee and much more! I had a great time getting to know Dave. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!

Dave Scher is also a 2019 Black Fret nominee and Black Fret is hosting their annual "Black Fret Ball" this Saturday, December 7th at ACL Live at Moody Theater where they'll be giving away $250,000 to 20 artists. Go to blackfret.org for tickets and more info.

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Go to J. Scott Lutherie for all of your guitar repair and set-up needs.

Ciao! -JG

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Episode 862: Little Mazarn

• November 29th, 2019

Hello friends! I hope you had a great Thanksgiving holiday! Lindsey Verrill and Jeff Johnston also known as ethereal folk duo, Little Mazarn are my guests for episode 861! Their latest release, the dreamy Io is available now on all streaming services and vinyl. Go to littlemazarn.net for music, videos, show dates and more. We have a great conversation about how space plays a huge part of their sound, making Io, player pianos, playing the saw and banjo, the color "brown", bringing music back to home life and much more! I had a great time getting to know Lindsey and Jeff. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!

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Ciao! -JG

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Episode 861: Fastball Returns!

• November 26th, 2019

Hello friends! Miles Zuniga and Tony Scalzo from Fastball return to the show for episode 861! Their seventh album, the gorgeous, The Help Machine is being heralded as their best album yet and is available wherever you stream or download your jams. Go to www.fastballtheband.com for music, videos, tour dates and more. We have a great conversation about working with legendary producer Steve Berlin (Alejandro Escovedo, Faith No More, Rickie Lee Jones), what makes a Fastball song?, recording as a four piece with bass player, Bruce Hughes, writing songs as grown ups, running the their own label, touring and much more! I always have a great time talking to Tony and Miles. Enjoy! I hope you all have a happy and safe Thanksgiving holiday. Let's get down! 

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Ciao! -JG

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Episode 860: Mike Melinoe

• November 22nd, 2019

Hello friends! Hip-hop artist, visual artist, producer, model and Austin Music Foundation's Artist of the Month for November 2019, Mike Melinoe is my guest for episode 860! Mike's latest album, the amazing, Clajidu, dropped last week and is available wherever you stream or download your jams. Go to goldaintcheap.com for music, videos, artwork and more. We have a great conversation about growing up in the intensity of Detroit, art, numerology, "Mike Melinoe Day" in Austin, being homeless, making Clajidu and much more! I had a great time getting to know Mike. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!

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Ciao! -JG

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Episode 859: Shwa Losben Returns!

• November 19th, 2019

Hello friends! San Francisco based screenwriter/songwriter, Shwa Losben returns for episode 859! Shwa's first album in 9 years, the beautiful, You Would have Loved It, produced by Lang Freeman, dropped a couple of weeks ago and is available wherever you stream or download your jams. Go to shwamusic.com for more music and info. Shwa was in a few weeks ago for a screenwriting conference and we had a chance to sit down and catch up. We have a great conversation about his years on tour by himself, making You Would have Loved It, moving to San Francisco and studying screen writing, married life and much more! I had a great time catching up with Shwa. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!

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Ciao! -JG

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