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Greg Koch live at Rock Bottom Music Augusta, GA Oct 8th 7:00 PM All Ages, FREE!
Check out Greg Koch with his Fender Guitars and Amps!

Check out his many Hal Leonard books and DVD's INCLUDING the Stevie Ray Vaughan DVD's!!!
These are some of the world's best sellers and ALL by Greg Koch!

Let All Your Friends Know about this fun show Brought to you by FENDER!
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Greg Koch

 Greg Koch has been called a “twisted guitar genius” and “eclectic virtuoso” by guitar pundits. Tucked away in Midwestern obscurity, Greg Koch was a diamond in the ruff, the best kept secret in the guitar firmament. But nine years ago, Koch decided to make his move and conquer the world with his unique brand of guitarmaggedon.  

Koch’s fascination with all things guitar began early. After getting his first guitar at age 12, Koch learned by copying records. He studied jazz guitar at the University of Wisconsin and his Milwaukee-based band, Greg Koch and The Tone Controls, has become one of the region’s most popular and acclaimed bands. The release of his 2001 Favored Nations debut, The Grip, was met with a flood of rave reviews which alternately described Koch as “a twisted guitar genius” and “fiendishly talented.” And suddenly the Milwaukee guitarist was obscure no more.

 In the last nine years, the towering Koch has moved well beyond local hero status in the upper Midwest by becoming an internationally renowned guitarist, session ace, top-selling guitar instruction book/DVD writer, magazine columnist, radio personality, and comedian.

 Koch has travelled all over the world and has grown to become an in-demand, world class guitar clinician for both Fender Musical Instruments, and Hal Leonard Publishing Co. As a premier clinician for Fender, the world’s largest and most prestigious guitar and amplifier manufacturer, Koch has developed an exceptionally effective clinic style by bringing together world class chops and a humorous ability to articulate sounds and techniques with a genuine devotion to all things guitar.

 Koch’s relationship with musical publishing giant, Hal Leonard Corporation, has resulted in an extraordinarily successful catalog of guitar instructional materials including the rewrite of the Hal Leonard Guitar Method with the original author, Will Schmidt, which has become the top selling guitar method in the world.  His latest Hal Leonard guitar instruction book, “Guitar Clues: Operation Pentatonic,” is geared towards guitarists of all levels where as his latest DVD, HLGM “Guitar Licks: Lead Lines and Phrases in the Style of 25 Great Guitarists” demonstrates tricky licks by everyone from Albert King to Steve Vai. Koch’s many books and DVDs that are published by Hal Leonard sell hundreds of thousands of copies each year.

 Getting back to his roots, Koch is currently fronting The Greg Koch Trio, taking on the role of lead blues vocalist and maniacal guitar showman. Once again, Koch exhibits not only his versatility, but his raw vocal talent, clever song writing, and commitment to the blues genre. Koch succeeds in playing out his vision of pushing the blues to new limits, while at the same time remaining mindful of its past. 

 Over the years, Koch has released 11 CD’s. Five have been released internationally and feature predominantly original material; 2 with Steve Vai’s Favored Nations label, 2 with Europe’s Mascot-Provogue Records, 2 currently out on Peppercake/ZYX Records, including the recently released CD Nation Sack, which was a collaboration between the Greg Koch Trio and Texas vocal legend, Malford Milligan.

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 “Greg Koch is one those players with chops to spare. But he’s also got a wonderful sense of humor and despite his talent, doesn’t take himself too seriously. Great chops, great imagination, and again, his sense of humor. It doesn’t get much better than this.”- Vintage Guitar Magazine, John Heidt, Editor

 “It seems Greg Koch can do the impossible. Not only can he rotate your head in a full Linda Blair 360 with his fiendish guitar chops, but he can also render spot-on imitations of favorite players while managing to assert a powerful artistic identity all his own.” - Tom Wheeler (Former editor-in-chief, Guitar Player Magazine, author “American Guitars,” “The Stratocaster Chronicles” and “The Soul of Tone.”)

 “Greg Koch is one of those rare guitarists that can blend various styles with a light hearted approach and a tremendous amount of technique. Hearing him play is inspiring to a guitar player to try to achieve greatness on the instrument.” - Steve Vai

 “I believe Greg Koch is pound for pound the best guitar player in the world today. His tone, feel and style are unrivaled in today’s guitar playing community. He is scary good. It was a true honor to do shows with him.” - Joe Bonamassa


Rock Bottom Music Centers stock a full assortment of popular books and
DVDs by Hal Leonard, Warner Brothers, Mel-Bay, and many others including:

  • Band method books

  • Guitar/Bass Song and study books and DVDs

  • Tons of guitar tab books and chord charts/posters

  • Drum and percussion books and DVDs

  • Violin books and DVDs

  • Mandolin, Banjo, Harmonica books and DVDs

  • Method and songbooks, etc.

  • We also take special orders!




Rock Bottom Music Centers carry 1000's of accessories & great
gift ideas for the musician in your life!

Fender Authorized Parts & Accesories!
Rock Bottom Music's "Fender Gift Shop" offers the full line of Genuine Fender Gifts, Parts, Pickups, Accessories,
Cleaners, Jewelry, Clothing etc. The perfect, historic gifts & collectables for the musician or music lover!


Hurry and get your Limited Edition T-Shirt
while supplies last!

Limited Edition Rock Bottom Music shirts are long lasting and comfortable 100% preshrunk cotton.
Get yours today before they are all gone!
These make a perfect gift for the musician or collector in your life!
Styles and sizes are limited to supply on-hand. Designs are subject to change without notice.

Walk-in customers SALE $9.99 You music mention this web page for all Rock Bottom Shirts!


“Stick Man” Front



Back "Stick Man" Shirt
Long lasting, 100% preshrunk cotton, black shirt with “Stick Man” and
“I Hit Rock Bottom” on front with “Famous Instruments” on back framed in an
“Amp that Goes to 11”!


“PBRBM” Parody Front



Rear "PBRBM" Parody Shirt
Long lasting, 100% preshrunk cotton, white ringer shirt with dark blue collar and sleeve rings.
“PBRBM” Parody on front with “Famous Instruments” on back.


“Brain on Drums” Front



Back "PBRBM" Parody Shirt
Long lasting, 100% preshrunk cotton, black shirt with lime-green print featuring a brain playing drums and
“This is My Brain on Drums” logo with a “Flaming-Oval” Rock Bottom design on back.


“Retro-Chick” Front



Back "Retro Chick" Shirt
Long lasting, 100% preshrunk cotton, white ringer shirt with black collar and sleeve rings.
The talented artist and musician, Henry Wynn Jr., created the highly detailed “Retro-Chick” design on front.
The back features a “Vintage-Guitar” design and logo by Rock Bottom’s Jonathan Karow.

“Rock Bottom Café” Parody Front



Back "Rock Bottom Cafe'"
Long lasting, 100% preshrunk cotton, black shirt with “Rock Bottom Café”
Parody on front and “Famous Instruments” on back.




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