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#194 Back In The U.S.S.R & #193 Why Don't We Do It In The Road w/ John Thomas Griffith (songwriter, guitarist)

Ranking The Beatles

The White Album is definitely a high water mark for The Beatles. This expansive, now-classic album lifts off with the Chuck Berry-meets-The Beach Boys flavored rocker "Back In The USSR." The rocking Beatles are back from their psychedelic trips, and the gang's all here...except for Ringo, who walked out during the recording of this track. Paul takes over on the drums, adequately, and the original Threetles create a classic Beatles tune. But it's also the first time they look backwards, and it's the first time in a long time we hear them trying to sound like someone else.  Elsewhere, Paul goes with the ol' "first idea-best idea" method with "Why Don't We Do It In The Road?" Ringo's here, but John and George are missing. Could Paul have not had a second idea though? In an increasingly familiar move, Paul creates the track without the input of any other band member, which, they've all done to some extent, but it's starting to stick in the craw of some. But also, like, no other idea besides just the one here?  Joining us this week is guitarist/songwriter/singer/Texas Guitar Hall of Famer John Thomas Griffith. As the lead singer of early MTV stars Red Rockers, he came up in the early 80s punk/new wave scene, scoring a Billboard hit with the song "China," and seeing the world. Then in the 90s as a member of Cowboy Mouth, he saw the world again, and continues to do so today (when not shut down by a pandemic). Having shared the stage with everyone from U2 to Dave Matthews to Kiss to Bo Diddley, he's a rock and roll lifer who's seen and done it all. He's one of my favorite singers as well, and it's all topped off by the fact that he's one of the best dudes on the planet. I don't have a big brother, but if I did, it'd be John Thomas Griffith. We talk about all sorts of things, as fellas who've spent countless hours in a tourbus will do. We touch on writing the kind of songs YOU want to hear as an artist, coming up in the early punk/new wave scene, genre hopping, the weird and messy world of band dynamics, and we maybe even write a hot new blues jam for a new JTG solo album,  right here on the show! Keep up with JTG on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/johnthomasgriffith for his Pandemic Fireside Livestream shows. You can also check out his music on all streaming platforms. Non-Beatles songs featured in this week's episode include "China" and "Another Day" by Red Rockers, "Everybody Loves Jill," "Man On The Run," and "New York City" by John Thomas Griffith, "This Boy," "Everybody Loves Jill," "Follow Me," and "Here I Sit In Prison" by Cowboy Mouth.  Be sure to follow along, leave your comments, and join in on the discussion on the rankings at Facebook (facebook.com/rankingthebeatles) and on Instagram @rankingthebeatles. Enjoying the show and want to show your support? Check out https://anchor.fm/rankingthebeatles/support!--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/rankingthebeatles/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/rankingthebeatles/support

1hr 20mins

24 Nov 2020

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Episode 111: Caleb Caudle, Bishops, Stripmall Ballads, Cave Flower, Nikki and the Phantom Callers, Heather Valley, The Atkins Tent Revival, Andy Brasher, Chloe Foy, Jackie Bristow and an INTERVIEW w/ John Thomas Griffith of Cowboy Mouth

Adobe And Teardrops Podcast

I got to interview another of musical heroes, John Thomas Griffith of Cowboy Mouth!  Also, we raised $100 for Nashville Tornado relief! I’m going to donate it to Gideon’s Army Caleb Caudle -- “Call It a Day” AND “Bigger Oceans” (Better Hurry Up) Bishops -- “Circles” AND “Temporary” (The Good Things Never Last) Stripmall Ballads -- “Pull Over Johnny” AND “Susan at the Crossroads” (Distant) Cave Flowers -- “Upper Hand” (Cave Flowers)  Nikki and the Phantom Callers -- “Blue Moonlight” AND “Mica Hill” (Everybody’s Going to Hell (But You and Me))  Heather Valley -- “Ohio River” AND “Trawler” (Desert Message) The Atkins Tent Revival -- “Baby Says (She’s Gonna be a Pornstar)” (Getting Older) Andy Brasher (April) -- “Crows and Buzzards” AND “Checkbook” (Myna Bird) Chloe Foy -- “Callous Copper” (Single)  Jackie Bristow -- “Blue Moon Rising” (Single) There’s a powerful blues groove here that I of course dug into INTERVIEW with John Thomas Griffith of Cowboy Mouth  Featured music: “Man on the Run” (Are You With Me?), “King of the World” (Open Wide)Send me music via SubmitHub! Send me money via Ko-fi or Patreon. Find Rachel and her comic via https://linktr.ee/rachel.cholst

1hr 38mins

1 Apr 2020

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Mark and Jennifer welcome Suzy Nakamura and John Thomas Griffith!

A Fork On The Road

This week, Mark & Jennifer welcome two celebrity world traveler foodies; First up, Dr. Ken’s Suzy Nakamura calls in from London to talk about her new HBO show with Hugh Laurie called AVENUE 5, a comedy in SPACE. Suzy shares her impressions of London, food and the essence of comedy. After we digest Suzy’s hilarious visit, the lead guitar/singer from New Orleans’ own Cowboy Mouth, John Thomas Griffith calls in from San Francisco. JTG has traveled the world with Cowboy Mouth for 29 years and knows all the most delicious cities and spots in America.. and shares a few of his favorites with us. We talk southern comfort foods, red eye gravy and the band's upcoming gig at the 50th Anniversary of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival opening for an obscure British band called THE ROLLING STONES.All of that fun and foodie mayhem packed into one, easily digestible show, cooked up just for our friends at the Food & Beverage Podcast network.

52mins

22 Mar 2019

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5 - John Thomas Griffith (Cowboy Mouth)

Bands To Fans

For this episode I spoke with John Thomas Griffith of the band Cowboy Mouth. We discussed his songs “Everybody Loves Jill” and “Man On The Run”. We also delved into his overall approach to songwriting and what he still loves about being a musician. This episode is brought to you by… us. Bands To Fans does content marketing for bands and individual musicians. Hire Bands To Fans to grow and engage your fan base. https://www.bandstofans.com/

26mins

8 May 2018

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John Thomas Griffith, Rock n Roll Guitarist - Episode #59

Beyond Bourbon Street, an Insider's Guide to New Orleans

John Thomas Griffith, Rock n Roll Guitarist Born in Texas, John Thomas Griffith lived in a handful of places before he landed in New Orleans. The son of an engineer, Griff fell in love with music at an early age. He was part of the 1980s punk band Red Rockers who had a hit with the single "China," before teaming up with Fred Leblanc, Paul Sanchez, and Paul Clement to form Cowboy Mouth. Today, John, Fred, Matt Jones, and Brian Broussard are Cowboy Mouth. As Fred likes to proclaim, "the name of the band is Cowboy Mouth, and we are from New Orleans, Louisiana." In this episode, Mark sits down with John Thomas Griffith (or JTG or Griff) to talk about his life in music. The two wander through an incredible history of music influences, from a man his parents invited over to dinner when Griff was a child to playing alongside Chuck Barry and Bo Diddley. Along the way, we learn about the various influences and how they affect Griff and the band today. If you are a fan of rock n roll music, you'll love this trip through history. If you love Cowboy Mouth, you'll appreciate the chance to learn about the guy who makes a living rocking out on the left side of the stage 150+ times a year. And, if you simply love New Orleans, sit back and enjoy learning about how this city and her music got into the veins of one of the best guitar players around! Note: we recorded this interview while aboard the Rock Boat, with Sister Hazel, Barenaked Ladies, Cowboy Mouth and a host of other bands and music lovers. Resources You can find John's music and information about what he is working on at his website. You can also purchase his music on iTunes. Follow Griff on Twitter (@JTGWorld), too. For all things Cowboy Mouth, head on over to their webpage. If you are a Cowboy Mouth fan, be sure to check out John's solo version of Everybody Loves Jill on his 2004 release, Apples and Onions. A completely different sound than the version you are used to hearing! Same thing with Man on the Run.   Thank You Thanks to John Thomas Griffith for taking time out of his vacation to sit down with me and talk music. It was an absolute pleasure. Special thanks to his girlfriend Kim for putting up with the two of us at the expense of enjoying a drink on the pool deck!   Want to Make Your Trip to New Orleans the Best Ever? Of course you do! If you’re planning a trip to New Orleans and want to cut through all the research we’re here to help. We offer a personalized travel consult. Here’s how it works: You complete a brief questionnaire to help us get to know you and the experience you want to have in New Orleans. Next, we set up a 20-30 minute phone or video call. During the call, we get to know you a little better. We can clarify any questions and bounce a few ideas off of you to make sure we ‘re on the right track. Finally, we prepare and deliver a pdf document with our recommendations for your trip. Depending on your needs the report will contain specific places to stay, eat and drink. It will also offer suggestions on things to do and see, all based on your budget and interests. Sound good? Just go to beyondbourbonst.com/travel for all the details and a link to order the service. Subscribe to the Podcast If you enjoy the show, please subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Play Music or wherever you get your podcasts. If you do enjoy listening, please share Beyond Bourbon Street with someone who shares our love of New Orleans. Join Us on Facebook We now have a Facebook group where you can ask questions, share your New Orleans experiences and engage with others who love all things New Orleans. Join us by going to beyondbourbonst.com/facebook Contact Us Got an idea for an episode, have some feedback or just want to say hi? Leave us a message at 504-475-7632 or send an email to mark@beyondbourbonst.com Thanks for listening! Mark

1hr 3mins

14 Mar 2018

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Amps & Axes - #093 - John Thomas Griffith "Griff"

Amps & Axes Podcast

Hi there AaA Fans and welcome to another episode of your Amps and Axes Podcast. The show starts with Mick and Jeff discussing a new amplification device that Mick discovered called the Blu Guitar Amp 1. A four channel 100 watt stomp box. Hmmm... Then it's on to the guest of the week. Former guitarist of the '80's band Red Rockers, he is now guitarist and one of the founding members of Cowboy Mouth. Sirs and Mams, please welcome Mr John Thomas Griffith. Enjoy!

1hr 42mins

12 Sep 2015

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Mardi Gras with Musician John Thomas Griffith

Story Worthy

Rocker John Thomas Griffith (Cowboy Mouth) dressed as Little Lord Fauntleroy and marched with the Lion's Club in the Mardi Gras parade krewe.  Plus JTG sings "Follow Me" LIVE! Here’s a few links to help you get the most out of Story Worthy- if you’re listening on an iPhone, all you need to do is tap the cover art while the show is playing, and you’ll see the episode notes, including the links. There is one to subscribe, http://bit.ly/2eSlJZw please do! There’s one to our Facebook page and to our email address. We’d love to hear from you, either there, or on our survey at wondery.com/survey. You’ll also find some special deals courtesy of our sponsors like Hello Fresh (promo code STORY30) Casper Mattress, and Audible (promo code STORYWORTHY). It’s good karma guys!See our Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and our California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

44mins

31 Mar 2014

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De Niro! Stallone! Samantha Brown and Cowboy Mouth's John Thomas Griffith

A Fork On The Road

An interview with legendary film stars Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone together in the upcoming movie titled 'Grudge Match', opening in theaters on Christmas Day.Also, Mark & Yeni chat with the Travel Channel's Samantha Brown and Cowboy Mouth's John Thomas Griffin.Its a loaded holiday show....enjoy!

1hr 7mins

20 Dec 2013

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Rock Star, Paper, Acid with Rocker John Thomas Griffith

Story Worthy

John Thomas Griffith (Cowboy Mouth, Red Rockers, The Californians) talks about what it's like to be a rock star on acid, singing with Bono in front of thousands. It's rock n' roll people, and it's Story Worthy! Here’s a few links to help you get the most out of Story Worthy- if you’re listening on an iPhone, all you need to do is tap the cover art while the show is playing, and you’ll see the episode notes, including the links. There is one to subscribe, http://bit.ly/2eSlJZw please do! There’s one to our Facebook page and to our email address. We’d love to hear from you, either there, or on our survey at wondery.com/survey. You’ll also find some special deals courtesy of our sponsors like Hello Fresh (promo code STORY30) Casper Mattress, and Audible (promo code STORYWORTHY). It’s good karma guys! See our Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and our California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

43mins

14 Jun 2011