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Michael Gaither · 1M ago

Video Recap: Fun Times in San Luis Obispo

I had an absolute blast making my way down to San Luis Obispo a few weeks back. I teamed up with “Classinova,” a sister group of the band Cafe Musique, whom we’ve become good pals with over ...
Michael Gaither · 1M ago

“Always a Friend of Mine” (for Tom Petty)”

When we got the news the we lost Tom Petty last week, I listened to Jamie Coffis on KPIG Radio that evening. Jamie did an awesome show, played four hours of Petty and threw in lots of live a...
Michael Gaither · 1M ago

Songs and Stories #171: Jeffrey Halford’s “Lo Fi Dreams”

Click here to listen to the interview with Jeffrey Halford (time = 1:00:53) When you spend years with a fellow musician trading emails, crossing paths with mutual friends, and only occasiona...
Michael Gaither · 3M ago

Concert Review: Colin Hay in Monterey

A good concert makes me want to go home and play. A great concert makes me want to go home and write. Like this one. Colin Hay brought his band to Monterey’s Golden State Theater last month....
Michael Gaither · 3M ago

Songs and Stories #170: “All In Good Time” with Rhan Wilson

Click here to listen to the interview with Rhan Wilson (time = 1:02:00) Oh man, this episode could NOT have a more appropriate title. Rhan Wilson and I have been trying to get together for a...
Michael Gaither · 4M ago

Corporate Speak: Name Those Tunes

Two new corporate speak-inspired songs made their way onto the new record, “Hey Karma”. Here’s the story behind them. I’ve always had a techy day job that centers around writing and communic...
Michael Gaither · 4M ago

Songs and Stories #169: Gurf Morlix Returns with “The Soul and The Heal”

Click here to listen to the interview with Gurf Morlix (time = 46:16) No stranger to “Songs and Stories”, Austin producer/songwriter Gurf Morlix makes his third visit to the podcast to talk ...
Michael Gaither · 5M ago

Behind the Song: Somewhere I Went Right

Sometimes, a great song takes a great journey and just gets better. I need to tell half this first story, then tell you another one, and then I’ll come back to this: From 2007 to 2016, I was...
Michael Gaither · 7M ago

Songs and Stories #168: “Greg Kihn is Re-Kihn-dled”

Click here to listen to the interview with Greg Kihn (time = 35:00) With all the last-minute scurrying around while finishing the new “Hey Karma” record, I’ve been remiss in posting a new po...
Michael Gaither · 9M ago

Songs and Stories #167: “Russell Brutsche’s ‘Bucket of Gold’ “

Click here to listen to the interview with Russell Brutsche (time = 54:59) Ever the humble artist, Santa Cruz’s Russell Brutsche refers to himself as “an eternal beginner”. Very humble. A do...