Episode 823: The Cuckoos

• July 23rd, 2019

Happy Tuesday, gang! Kenneth Frost, frontman of Austin psych/synth/rock band, The Cuckoos is my guest for episode 823! Their latest single, the Prince-infused summer jam, "Why Don't U Ever Call Me Anymore" dropped earlier this month and is available wherever you stream or download your jams. They'll be hitting the west coast in the next couple of weeks. Go to thecuckoosaustin.com for tour dates, music, videos and more. Kenneth and I have a great conversation the influence of classic rock, teaching himself piano, forming The Cuckoos, recording with Frenchie Smith, how heartbreak makes for great songwriting and much more!I had a great time getting to know Kenneth. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!

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Ciao! -JG


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Episode 822: Leon III

• July 19th, 2019

Hello friends! Andy Stepanian frontman of Americana, indie rock band, Leon III (Leon the third) is my guest for episode 822! Leon III's gorgeous self-titled debut album is available where ever you stream and download your jams. Go to LeonIII.com for music, tour dates, videos and more. Andy is also one of the founders of the clothing brand, Howler Brothers. Find them at howlerbros.com. We have a great conversation about growing up in Richmond, VA, learning guitar in college, touring 150 days a year with his first band, Wrinkle Neck Mules, starting Howler Brothers with his Wrinkle Neck Mules band mate, Chase Heard, making the Leon III album, songwriting and much more! I had a great time getting to know Andy. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!

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Ciao! -JG

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Episode 821: Como Las Movies

• July 16th, 2019

Hello friends! Nelson Valente Aguilar from cumbia-pop band, Como Las Movies is my guest for episode 821! Their latest EP, Nuevo Wave and new single and video for their song, "Una Vuelta Mas" are all available now. Go to comolasmovies.com for music, videos, show dates and more. If you live in Austin you can see Como Las Movies tomorrow, Wednesday, July 17th at Blues on the Green where they'll be opening for Ben Kweller. Nelson and I have a great conversation about growing in a Texas border town, the "situation" in McAllen, TX, listening to Kraftwerk courtesy of his cool older cousin who turned him on to good music, seeing wrestler, Roddy Rowdy Piper do stand-up comedy, working with Beto martinez and much more! I had a great time getting to know Nelson. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!

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Ciao! -JG

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Episode 820: Ray Wylie Hubbard

• July 12th, 2019

Hello friends! Legendary singer/songwriter, Americana hero, author, Ray Wylie Hubbard is my guest for episode 820! Ray's discography and career speak for themselves. His adventurous life has been documented on tons of albums and even an autobiography, A Life... Well, Lived. Though his career started in honky-tonks in the 70's and he had a hit when Jerry Jeff Walker covered his irreverent barroom classic, "Up Against The Wall Redneck Mother" in 1973, by the mid 80's his partying ways had left him lost and at the end of his rope. Then he sobered up, took control over his life and career. He started running his label and organization with his wife and partner, Judy and his career has flourished. We have an amazing conversation about his life and career including crazy and amazing things like, being bachelor #2 on "The Dating Game", having Ringo Starr play on his upcoming album, his songwriting process, social media, collaborations with The Bright Light Social Hour, The Bluebonnets, Jesse Dayton and others and much more! I had an amazing time getting to know Ray. I know you will too. To find Ray's music, tour schedule or book, go to raywylie.com. Let's get down!

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Ciao! -JG

 

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Episode 819: Hector Ward & The Big Time

• July 9th, 2019

Hello friends! Singer, guitar player, songwriter and all-around powerhouse of soul and positivity, Hector Ward from Hector Ward & The Big Time is my guest for episode 819! Their latest album, the uplifting, Smile Into Life is available now wherever you stream or download your jams. Go to hwbigtime.com for videos, show dates, music and more. Hector and I have a great conversation about making Smile Into Life with JT Holt and some of Austin's finest musicians, the Texas Cuban food trailer, growing up in Houston, working with the Senior Olympics, Sly Curtis, The Saxon Pub documentary, the "Cuban part of Houston" and much more! I had a great time getting to Hector. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!

Ciao! -JG

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Episode 818: Robert LaRoche Returns!

• July 5th, 2019

Hello friends! I hope you had a great 4th of July holiday. Singer/songwriter, Robert LaRoche returns for episode 818! Robert's latest e.p., A Thousand Shades drops next Friday July 12th wherever you stream and download your jams. He'll be celebrating the release with a show at The Townsend here in Austin, TX on Saturday, July 20th. Go to robertlarochemusic.com for tour dates, music and more. We have a great conversation about making A Thousand Shades with producer Darin Murphy, turning heartbreak into great music, staying sober, reuniting with with his old partner, Patricia Vonne, touring Europe and much more! I had a great time getting to know Robert. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!

Ciao! -JG

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Episode 817: Scott Collins IV

• July 2nd, 2019

Hello friends! Singer/songwriter, Scott Collins is my guest for episode 817! Scott has a new video for his song, "Something Different Here" dropping Friday, July 19th and he's celebrating with a release show that same night at Mohawk here in Austin. Just go to scottcollinsproject.com for music, videos tour dates and more! We have a great conversation about sober-dancing at weddings, his old band, Mirrors Hurt The Most, making the video for "Something Different Here", his Whip-in residency for July and much more! I always have a great time hanging with Scott. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!

Ciao! -JG

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Episode 816: On the Record | An ATX Music Marketplace & Panel w/ Betty Tran & Mobley Live At Native Hostel

• June 29th, 2019

Hello friends! Last Sunday, The Austin Music Foundation invited me to do some live panel discussions with two leaders in Austin music about their journey and "how they got here" at the On the Record An ATX Marketplace and Panel event at Native Hostel. First up I talk to digital marketing guru, Betty Tran about digital marketing and social media marketing and we take some questions from the audience. Next up, I talk to artist, Mobley who had just signed a record deal the night before with Last Gang records. Mobley gives some insight to making headway in the music business and also takes some questions. These are great and informative conversations. I hope you enjoy them. I sure did. I'd like to thank Betty and Mobley for coming down and sharing their knowledge. I'd also like to thank Austin Music Foundation, Native Hostel, SXSW, Vinylmnky, Tune Core, Kanto Audio and Culture Map Austin for having me. Let's get down!

Ciao! -JG

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Episode 815: Chip Dolan

• June 25th, 2019

Hello friends! Keyboard player, singer/songwriter, Chip Dolan is my guest for episode 815! Chip's band, Grouchy Like Riley just got back from a northeast tour and on July 1st, they're starting a Monday night residency at the legendary Gruene Hall in New Braunfels, TX. You can find them at grouchylikeriley.com and you can find music tour dates and all things "Chip" at chipdolan.org. We have a great conversation about starting out in a southern rock band in New Jersey, hitchhiking to Austin in the early 80's, 6th Street when ecstasy was legal, playing with amazing artists, Hotcakes, finding his voice as a singer/songwriter and much more! I had a great time getting to know Chip. I'm sure will too. Let's get down!

Ciao! -JG

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Episode 814: Calliope Musicals Return Again!

• June 21st, 2019

Hello friends! Carrie Fussell, frontwoman for Austin's colorful, art rock heroes, Calliope Musicals is my guest for episode 814! Their latest album, the gorgeous and empowering, Color/Sweat is available now wherever you stream or download your jams. The Calliope clan is about to embark on a U.S. summer tour starting in July. Go to calliopemusicals.com for music, tour dates and more. Carrie and I have a great conversation about growing up in the small Texas town of Henderson, how Calliope connects with and empowers their fans and created a community for them, writing and making Color/Sweat, how Fleetwood Mac went wrong in the 80's, tackling body image issues, traveling with Project ATX 6 and much more! I had a great time getting to know Carrie. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down! 

Ciao! -JG

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