Episode 891: Sasha K.A.

• March 10th, 2020

Greetings from the upside down. Singer/songwriter/educator/composer and American Dreamer frontman, Sasha K.A. just released a solo album, the gorgeous Family available wherever you stream or download your jams. Go to sashakamusic.com for music, show dates and more. We have a great conversation about making Family, his drive to share music through education, American Dreamer, being a newlywed and much more! I had a great time getting to know Sasha. I'm sure you will too. Plus, SXSW was canceled. Let's get down!

Ciao! -JG


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Episode 890: Matt Giles Returns!

• March 6th, 2020

Hi gang! Singer/songwriter/frontman/sideman, Matt Giles is my guest for episode 890! Matt's just recorded a brand new album, Year Of The Dog with producer Eldridge Goins and it's up for pre-order now! Just go to mattgilesmusic.com to order, see when he's playing and more. We have a great conversation about making and writing Year Of The Dog, what to do with an album you make, being a sideman and much more! I always have a great time chatting with Matt. Enjoy! Let's get down!

Ciao! -JG

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Episode 889: Brownout

• March 3rd, 2020

Hello friends! Alex Marrero and Beto Martinez from Austin's ever-prolific funk band, Brownout talk about their new album, "Berlin Sessions" (out Friday 3/6) and working with producer Steve Berlin, the band's unique path from instrumental psych-funk to Brown Sabbath to "Fear of a Brown Planet" to "Berlin Sessions" and much more! See them this Fri 3/6 and Sat 3/7 at 3Ten Austin City Limits Live. Go to brownoutmusic.com for music, show dates, videos and more! Let's get down! 

Ciao! -JG

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Episode 888: The Boleys

• February 28th, 2020

Hello gang! Psychedelic rock, sibling trio, The Boleys are my guests for episode 888! Their latest release, El Toro is available wherever you stream or download the jams. Go to theboleys.bandcamp.com for music, social media links and more. We have a great conversation about making music in their barn in Florence, TX, getting started as teen band in the Austin scene, life-changing Ozzy show, making music as a family, building their community and much more. I had a blast getting to know these fine folks. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!

Ciao -JG

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Episode 887: Madam Radar

• February 25th, 2020

Hello friends! Austin's Madam Radar, formerly known as The Texas KGB, are my guests for episode 887! Their debut, self-titled album, produced by Gordy Quist (Band Of Heathens), drops this Friday, Feb.28th and they're celebrating with a release show at The Scottish Rite Theater this Saturday, Feb 29th. Go to madamradar.com for music, show dates, videos and more. We have a great conversation about rebranding their band, finding their "band sound" while making their latest album, winning two Black Fret grants, life in a family band and much more! Always a good time chatting with these fine folks. I hope you enjoy it! Let's get down!

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Ciao! -JG

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Episode 886: The Deer

• February 21st, 2020

Hello friends! Grace Rowland from from Austin psychedelic, southern gothic folk band, The Deer, is my guest for episode 886! Their latest album, the dreamy and gorgeous Do No Harm came out in November and is up for "Best Album" at the Austin Music Awards in a couple of weeks. Go to thedeermusic.com for music, videos, tour dates and more. I went to Grace's art studio earlier this week to do this podcast and was blown away by all of her beautiful artwork. You can find her artwork at gracerowland.com. We have a great conversation about growing up in central Texas, finding her musical voice in college, starting The Deer, surviving the loss of a close friend and band member, her visual art and much more! I had a great time getting to know Grace. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!

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Ciao! -JG

 

 

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Episode 885: The Human Circuit Returns!

• February 18th, 2020

Hello friends! Mat Oldiges, Ashley Case and Andy Manns from Austin alt-pop, orchestral psych-rock band, The Human Circuit return for episode 885! Their new ep, "Tar Nation", produced by Charles Godfrey (Of Montreal, Yeah Yeah Yeahs), drops later this spring. The first single, the celebratory and anthemic, "Right Now" is available right now wherever your stream or download your jams. Go to thehumancircuit.org for show dates, videos, music and more. We have a great conversation about making "Tar Nation", touring, starting their own booking and event company, Pull String Events LLC producing and hosting multiple events around Austin every night, being a big band, building community and much more! I had a blast hanging out with these wonderful and talented folks. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!

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Ciao! -JG

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Episode 884: Jonas Wilson Returns! / Jenna Barrett Checks In About Her “Static Exposure” Podcast

• February 14th, 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 Bandcamp.com. He's dropping another 20 songs tomorrow, Sat. 2/20 and celebrating with a show at Lockhart Arts & Crafts in Lockhart, TX. Go to jonaswilsonmusic.com 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

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Episode 883: Sara Hickman Returns!

• February 11th, 2020

Hello friends! Social activist and former State Musician of Texas, the legendary Sara Hickman is my guest for episode 883! Sara has retired from the insanity of being a performing musician but she's still very active in community and social issues. She just released "The Texas Musicians Coloring Book" who's sales support a variety of non-profits including Sanford Community Center of Palacios, TX. Get the book at Waterloo Records and Book People in Austin or get it online at texasmusicianscolringbook.com. You can also dig into Sara's vast discography wherever you stream or download music and at sarahickman.com. Sara and I have been friends for over 25 years and have a great conversation about "The Texas Musicians Coloring Book" and the amazing history of the Sanford Community Center, retiring from the music biz, her "Studio Of The Future" podcast, making a crowd-funded album in 1994, hanging out with The Sugarcubes and much more! I love Sara and always get something out of our chats. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!

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Ciao! -JG

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Episode 882: Löwin Returns Again! / Patrick Armstrong Checks In about “The Lone Star Plate” Podcast

• February 6th, 2020

Hello friends! The amazing Sara Houser from indie-pop band, Löwin returns to the show for episode 882! They've just released a brand new single with a brand new sound, the dreamy, "A Fool For Thinking" and Sara brought along producer, Adam Mason to talk about it. If you live in Austin, you can see Löwin tonight, Friday, 2/7 at Cheer Up Charlie's. Go to lowinband.com for music, show dates, videos and more! We have a great conversation about going electronic with "A Fool For Thinking", keys vs. guitar, playing to tracks, writing the songs, singing and playing on other people's music and much more! I always have a great time talking to to Sara and it was a pleasure getting to know Adam. Plus, my pal, Patrick Armstrong has a new food-centric podcast called, "The Lone Star Plate" and he stopped by to talk about it. It's a great show where Patrick and a guest share a meal from a local restaurant and get to know each other. You can find it at texasrealfood.com or wherever podcast are served. "The Lone Star Plate", Check it out!

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Ciao! -JG

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