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"How Did I Get Here?" is a podcast hosted and produced by musician, Johnny Goudie. In this podcast, Johnny talks to other musicians and other people in the entertainment business about what they do and why they do it.

"How Did I Get Here?" is a podcast hosted and produced by musician, Johnny Goudie. In this podcast, Johnny talks to other musicians and other people in the entertainment business about what they do and why they do it.
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"How Did I Get Here?" is a podcast hosted and produced by musician, Johnny Goudie. In this podcast, Johnny talks to other musicians and other people in the entertainment business about what they do and why they do it.




Episode 662: The Big Fix Returns!

Hello friends! My dear old friend and frontman for Austin pop-rock and, The Big Fix, Nathan Harlan returns to the show for episode 662! The Big Fix is releasing their debut e.p. on March 1st on all streaming outlets, but you can get a physical copy of the CD at their release show at The Townsend here in Austin on Saturday, February 3rd. Go to for more info on shows and music releases. Nathan and I have a great conversation about making the e.p. with producer James Stevens, how...

Duration: 01:17:29

Episode 661: DAYEATER

Hello friends! I am joined by Jesse Lee, Christopher Noel Brockett and Landry Jackson from Austin’s Loudest Psychedelic-Trio, DAYEATER for episode 661! Their ass-kicking debut album, Voices Out Of Nowhere is avaialble now where ever you stream music. You can find out when they’re playing next and all that good stuff by going to These fine lads and I have a great conversation about Corpus Christi, Wheatsville Co-op, making Voices Out Of Nowhere on their own, playing guiatr...

Duration: 01:15:11

Episode 660: Go Fever

Hello friends! Acey Monaro and Benjamin Burdick from 2017/1018 Austin Music Awards “Best New Band” nominees, Go Fever are my guests for episode 660! Their absolutely brilliant self-titled, debut album (I call it and e.p. in the show. I don’t know why and I’m sorry) came out last year. Acey was part of the 2017 ATX-6 Project and traveled to Japan and Europe this year. You can find Go Fever, their music and when they’ll be playing by going to We have a great conversation about...

Duration: 01:17:46

Episode 659: Brian Mendes

Hello friends! Drummer extraordinaire, Colossal Cable guy, Brian Mendes is my guest on the show for episode 659! You might know Brian from being the guy behind the drums for Malford Milligan, Stephen Bruton, Cory Morrow, Jeff Plankenhorn, David Grissom, Ray Prim, Dave Scher, Jake Andrews and many, many more. Brian and I have a great conversation about his journey from Postal Service mail sorter, drummer to some of Austin’s brightest and leaving town, making amplifiers in Los Angeles, being...

Duration: 01:34:14

Episode 658: Skye Strickler Returns!

Hello friends! The incredibly talented and always entertaining pop artist, Skye Strickler returns to the show for episode 658! Lat we checked in with Skye back in 2017, he had just released his brilliant e.p. DNA and since then he’s been running around the U.S. promoting it. You can find all you need to know about Skye by going to Skye and I caught up before Christmas and had a great conversation about his recent trip to Florida where he performed at a fabulous party,...

Duration: 01:07:44

Episode 657: The Wheelwrights

Happy 2018! Austin indie/folk trio, The Wheelwrights are my guests for episode 657! Their debut album, A Forest In Trees is available now where ever you stream or download music. They’re playing a show at Lemon Lounge in Austin, TX on Saturday, January 20th. You can find all their info at Band members, Seth Grueneberg, Jon-Michael Rogers and Anna Larson came by a few weeks ago and we had a great conversation about how they worked with 12 visual artists and 3...

Duration: 01:06:10

Episode 656: Goodbye 2017! With Jaimee Harris & Jane Ellen Bryant

Hello friends! 2017 was a crazy year. Join me and my guests, Jaimee Harris and Jane Ellen Bryant as we have a highly entertaining conversation about the music, movies, Donald Trump, hurricanes, floods and fires, loss of friends, personal triumphs and all the things that made 2017, 2017. Jaimee has a highly-anticipated new album coming out in 2018. Jane has been pushing herself in new directions which we will all hear in 2018. You can see Jaimee sing with Jane on New Years Eve on...

Duration: 01:14:43

Episode 655: Major Grizz Returns!

Hello friends! I hope you had a very happy holiday. My friend, Aaron Blackerby from the rock band, Major Grizz returns to the show for episode 655! They been recording some songs with producer and “How Did I Get Here?” favorite, Frenchie Smith and the first single, “Ring Wormington” comes out next week. You can keep with Major grizz by following their Facebook page or going to their Bandcamp page. They’ll be playing three shows for “Free Week” Here in Austin, get out and see them and...

Duration: 01:09:24

Episode 654: Andy Macintyre / Chris Searles & Giulia Millanta Stop By!

Hello friends! I hope you all have a very happy holiday! Austin-based frontman, songwriter and guitar aficionado Andy Macintyre is my guest for episode 654! Andy’s kick-ass new EP, Melomania doesn’t drop until April 14th, but the first single, “Meloman” drops in January. Melomania was recorded at at Wire Recording ​studio with Stuart Sullivan (Sublime, Meat Puppets, Jimmie Vaughan) ​and Eric Harrison at Studio 601 (MGMT, Capital Cities,​ ​Jason​ ​Isbell)​, and mixed by the legendary Tim...

Duration: 01:35:04

Episode 653: The Pons

Hello friends! Thomas Mazzi, Ruby Painter, Steve Sanders and Joel Mullins, collectively known as The Pons, are my guests for episode 653! Their brilliant, new e.p., Everything Must Go is available now. We have a great conversation about how they became a band, how their 4th member Joel helped them realize their sound, how they write as a band, weekly rehearsals and writing sessions, MySpace, working with Erik Wofford, making Everything Must Go and much, much more! Find them at...

Duration: 01:22:19

Episode 652: Eddie Wilson & Jesse Sublett

Hello friends! Austin music legends Eddie Wilson and Jesse Sublett are my guests on the show today! Eddie Wilson started The Armadillo World Headquarters in 1971, brought the cowboys and the hippies together under one strange and beautiful roof to bond over music made by people that would go on to be some of music’s greatest legends. He and musician/author, Jesse Sublett wrote the definitive story of the celebrated, historical music/art venue. “Armadillo World Headquarters: A Memoir” by...

Duration: 01:16:06

Episode 651: Kalu & The Electric Joint

Hello friends! Kalu James from kalu & The Electric Joint returns to the show today! Kalu has gone through some changes since his last visit to our show. Since his father’s passing, he joined forces with his talented guitar playing co-writer, JT Holt and along with co-producer Brett Orrison they’ve made an amazing album about loss and redemption, Time Undone. Through the process of making the album and healing in life, Kalu ditched the nightly restaurant gigs and focused his energy on...

Duration: 01:14:46

Episode 650: Conrad Keely

Hello folks! Multi-instrumentalist, co-founder of …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, Conrad Keely is my guest for episode 650! Conrad recently moved back to the U.S. after living in a few countries and finally settling in Cambodia for a while where he recorded a brilliant solo album, Original Machines. You can find his music and his amazing art on his Facebook pages conradkeelymusic & conradkeelyart. The Trail Of Dead are currently working on their 10th album and they’re playing...

Duration: 01:09:16

Episode 649: Johnny Nicholas

Hello gang! My guest today, heralded Austin-based blues/roots musician and songwriter Johnny Nicholas will reissue his long out-of-print 1977 album, Too Many Bad Habits, along with a special bonus disc of previously unreleased performances. The two-disc set has been completely remastered and includes the liner notes from the original Blind Pig LP release in 1977. A new set of liner notes written by acclaimed author/music critic Ed Ward will also accompany the CDs and vinyl. Featured...

Duration: 01:04:39

Episode 648: Brian Pounds

Hello friends! Singer/songwriter, Brian Pounds is my gust for episode 648! Brian’s latest album, the gorgeous, Southern Writer is out now but only available on his website, You might know Brian from his stint on season five of “The Voice”. Well, Brian came by last week and we had one of my favorite conversations I’ve had in a long time. We talk about fatherhood, his time on “The Voice”, getting a degree in political sciaence, interning at the Texas State Senate, his...

Duration: 01:19:52

Tony Scalzo and Miles Zuniga From Fastball Discuss Definitive Versions of Songs!

Hello friends! Welcome to a special episode of “How Did I Get Here?”. A few months ago, Tony Scalzo and Miles Zuniga from Fastball were asked to record some comments about definitive versions of songs for a Spotify playlist. They invited me to be a part of that conversation and we kept a fun and unedited version for “How Did I Get Here?”. So we did. We discuss songs like “You Really Got Me” and wether The Kinks’ or Van Halen have the definitive version. We talk about other songs...

Duration: 00:59:37

Episode 647: Light Horse Harry

Hello friends!Gus Miller, Zach Youpa and Drew Scherger from Austin country band, Light Horse Harry are my guests on the show for episode 647! Their sophmore release, San Pedro comes out Friday December 8th and they’re celebrating with a release show at Spider House Ballroom on Friday, December 8th as well. Go to for show info, music and more. I have a great talk with these guys about being friends since childhood in Dallas, starting the band when they were in high...

Duration: 01:03:49

Episode 646: Shy Beast

I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving! MC, David Tenczar and Andrew Bennett from dream-pop band, Shy Beast are my guest for episode 646! Their gorgeous, debut e.p. came out a week ago and has already been receiving great reviews. You can find their music and schedule at They’ll be playing at Mohawk here in Austin on Friday, December 15th. You should go. We have a fantastic conversation about MC asserting herself as a leader and bring their music into focus, working with a...

Duration: 01:06:29

Episode 645: Summer Fires

I hope you all have a happy Thanksgiving! J.P. Welsh from the Austin rock band, Summer Fires is my guest on the show for episode 645! Summer Fires is about to put out their debut e.p., Without A Word on January 18th 2018. They’ll also be celebrating with an e.p. release show at Stubb’s here in Austin on Thursday, january 18th. Their first single, “Coming Down” is available now. Go to for all of your Summer Fires needs. J.P. and I have a great conversation about making...

Duration: 01:03:17

Episode 644: Dylan Jones / Ley Line Stops By!

Hello friends! My guest for episode 644 is bass player, Dylan Jones! Dylan is a founding member of world music band, Atash. They have won “Besy World Music Band” at the Austin Music Awards for the last six years. you can find them at He’s also played with Zoe Vaiccaji, Pilar Andular, Neal Pollack and many, many more! Neal also co-founded Anthropos Arts connects at-risk youth with professional musicians, cultivating confidence, integrity, and life skills through...

Duration: 01:40:27

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