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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 681: Anthony Da Costa

Hello friends! My guest for episode 681 is Nashville, power pop singer/songwriter, Anthony Da Costa! Anthony came by back in early February when he was in Austin playing some shows. His latest, Da Costa Deluxe featuring the lovely vocals of Grammy winner, Sarah Jarosz. If you live in Nashville, you can see him this Saturday, March 24th at The Kitchen. He’ll be heading to Europe on tour in July. Go to for more tour dates, music and more! Anthony and I have a great...


Episode 680: The Watters

Hello friends! I hope you all made it through SXSW 2018 with your “selves” intact. Daniel and Jenna Watters, better known as Americana/soul band, The Watters are my guests for episode 680! They’re about to release their sophomore album on June 15th. They’ve started a kickstarter campaign to help with the promotion etc and there are still 39 days to contribute. Just click on The Watters Kickstarter. If you live in Austin, you can see them this Saturday, March 24th at Geraldine’s and if you...


Episode 679: Ty Richards Returns!

Hello friends! If you’re in Austin tight now, I hope you all are surviving SXSW 2018. My guest for episode 679 is one of my favorite new artsists to come out in years, Ty Richards! His debut release, 2017’s Zillion was my favorite album of 2017 and made it to #4 on the college music charts and many others. Well, Ty Richards is back with a new brilliant album, Welcome To Flat Earth out April 20th.The album recorded entirely on the Tascam 388 8-track reel-to-reel tape machine! He’s dropped...


Episode 678: Calliope Musicals III / Daisy O’Connor Stops By!

Hello friends and Happy SXSW! Austin’s own psychedelic space cadets, Calliope Musicals return to the show for episode 678! They’re hitting the ground running at this year’s SXSW with tons of shows this week starting two today Tuesday, March 13, 2018, including their showcase tonight at Central Prebeterian Church at 11 pm. Go to for all of your Calliope Musicals needs. As always, I have a great chat with these guys and gal about projections, cotumes and confetti,...


Episode 677: Pauline Reese

Hello friends! My guest for episode 677 is singer/songwriter/mother/wife/survivor/rancher and award winning Texas Country hero, Pauline Reese! Pauline and I have a incredible conversation about growing up in a big family with without a lot of money but with a lot of soul, finding her voice as an artist and songwriter, surviving a stroke, working with Willie Nelson, her years of being a successful independent musician in the Texas Country scene, touring with her kids and much, much more! I...


Episode 676: Edison Chair Returns!

Hello friends! Martin Aker, Ellen Gruber, Rachel Thompson and Wes Bellows from Austin rock band, Edison Chair are my guests for episode 676! So, Martin was on the show with their drummer, Wes Armstrong back in May of 2013 that was actually recorded at live Saxon Pub. You can check it out here. Martin and Wes have gone through some personnel changes since our chat at Saxon Pub five years ago, they’ve refined their sound and found a deep focus and they’re out there kicking ass and taking...


Episode 675: The Cover Letter

Hello friends! Jacob Shipman and Jarrod Nall from Austin Americana band, The Cover Letter are my guests for episode 675! Their latest e.p., Cities Made Of Sand is available where ever you stream or download your jams. They’re playing Friday, March 2 at Grand Stafford Theater in Bryan, TX, Saturday, March 3 at Notsuoh in Houston, TX. They’ll also be playing some shows during SXSW 2018, go to for info on those shows. Jacob and Jarrod and I have a great conversation...


Episode 674: Culture Wars

Hello friends! My guests for episode 673 are Alex Dugan and Mic Vredenburgh from Austin rock band, Culture Wars! Their five-song debut Culture Wars EP recorded at the legendary Sonic Ranch Studios with production by longtime collaborator Robert Sewell and mixing by Manny Marroquin (Kanye West, Imagine Dragons) and Alan Moulder (The Killers, Nine Inch Nails). They’ll be playing a show here in Austin this Thursday, March 1st at Stubb’s. go to for all of your Culture Wars...


Episode 673: Donovan Keith

Hello friends! Former Soul Track Mind frontman, Donovan Keith is my guest for episode 673! Soul Track Mind disbanded in 2016 and Donovan took the reigns of his solo career and released a solo e.p. Carry Me On in 2017 to great acclaim. His new band is on the road as of the day this podcast comes out playing in San Angelo, TX on Friday, February 23rd and Alpine, TX on Saturday, February 24th. Go to for music, videos, tourdates and more! Donovan and I have a great...


Episode 672: Wilson Marks

Hello friends. I have some sad news… we said goodbye to our sweet Greyhound, Dylan on Monday. You’ve heard me talk about him since the show started. Over the last year, he’s not been ding well but he’s been hanging in there. I think he hung in there because he loved his mommy, his brother Taylor and me so much. I loved Dylan so much and just wanted to let the world know the amount of joy that this strange and beautiful creature brought to our lives. I love you, Dylan. I always will. My...


Episode 671: Arielle LaGuette Returns!

Hello friends! Musician/actor/improv queen, Arielle LaGuette returns to the show today! Arielle has just recorded her sophomore e.p., Case Of The Times and it’s coming out this Thursday, February 22nd and she’s celebrating with a release show at Stubb’s here in Austin that same night. Go to for music and info on the show. We have a great conversation about making Case Of The Times, the new sound of her first single “Settle For You”, how the last couple of years has...


Episode 670: Midcentury / Brandon DeMaris & Debbie Stanley - Musicians’ Living Wage

Hello friends! Austin post-indie band, Midcentury are my guests for episode 670! Their debut album, Modern Nostalgia comes out this Saturday, February 17th and they’re celebrating with a release show that same night. Catch Midcentury’s record release show this Saturday Feb 17th at Swan Dive here in Austin, TX. The album’s first single, “Warrior” is avaialble now. Go to for more info. We have a great conversation about how Amazon knew Bruce wanted to go on a cruise, how...


Episode 669: A.J. Vallejo Returns Again!

Hello friends! Multiple Austin Music Award winner, one of Austin’s most prolific artists/performers/producers and one of my very best friends, A.J. Vallejo returns to the show for episode 669! You know A.J. from his many bands, Vallejo, Love & Chaos, Southtown and many, many more, but A.J. is releasing his FIRST solo album Love Songs For Dummies tomorrow, Wednesday, February 14th! Go to for videos info and tourdates. The album is entirely written, produced, recorded and...


Episode 668: Sydney Wright

Hello friends! Musician/songwriter/sound engineer and brilliant pop artist, Sydney Wright is my guest for episode 668! Sydney’s latest single, ‘You Can Stay” is available now, but she has recorded an entire album and launched an Indiegogo campaign to make more videos and release the album later this year. The campaign ends on February, 16th, so get on over and contribute at You can also got to to see videos, hear music, check her schedule etc. Sydney...


Episode 667: Good Field

Hello friends! Kyle Robertson and Paul Price from the moody garage rock band, Good Field are my guests for episode 667! Their brilliant new album, Surface Tension was just released on February 1st. Surface Tension was recorded and mixed by Justin Douglas (Michael Jackson, Celine Dion), except the song “Surface Tension”, recorded and mixed by Jim Eno (Spoon, Father John Misty). The album was mastered by Alex Wharton (Radiohead, My Bloody Valentine) at Abbey Road Studios. They’re playing a...


Episode 666: John Spiece / Adam Sultan Stops By!

Hello friends! Drummer/percussionist extraordinaire, John Spiece is my guest for episode 666! You might know John from Grupo Fantasma, Brownout, Brown Sabbath, Money Chicha, Golden Dawn Arkestra, Kalu James & The Electric Joint and many, many more. Grupo Fantasma just finished recording new music at Sonic Ranch out in Tornillo, TX, Brownout is playing some dates and Kalu James is about to head out on the road, so John has a busy February. John and i have a great conversation about heading...


Episode 665: Kady Rain IV

Hello friends! Pop artist, Kady Rain and her collaborator, Ben Bazzrea return for episode 665! Her latest single, “Take Me”, a collaboration with Donatachi came out last August and has tens of thousand of downloads already. If you live in Austin, you can see Kady perform live on Tuesday, January 31st at The Brixton for Music Firsthand’s “Comedians Interviewing Musicians”. The event starts at 7pm and can be streamed live at We have a great conversation about Kady’s...


Episode 664: Suspirians

Hello friends! Marisa Pool, Lisa Cameron and Stephanie Demopulos collectively known as the art/punk band, Suspirian are my guests for episode 664! Their lastest ep, Ti Bon Ange on Super Secret Records is amazing and you can find it where ever you stream music. Find them on the socials or HERE. I came across the band while surfing the world wide web a few weeks ago and fell in love with the music. We have a great conversation about creating songs out of their jams, their upcoming trip to...


Episode 663: Kenny Sharretts

Hello everyone! Drum tech, drummer, educator and first-class motivator, Kenny Sharretts is my guest for episode 663! As a drum tech, Kenny’s worked with some of the very best including, Stevie Wonder, Rihanna, Janet Jackson, Train, Puff Daddy and many, many more. As drummer, you might have seen him with Monte Montgomery, Kevin Fowler, Joe King Carrasco, Rusty Wier or his own bands, Super Fleek, So Called Underground Music, Custard Pie and many, many more. You might also know him from his...


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,...


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