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!!!
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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
Kochs 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 regions 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
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 worlds 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.
Kochs 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. Kochs 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 CDs. Five have been released internationally and feature predominantly original
material; 2 with Steve Vais Favored Nations
label, 2 with Europes 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.
Greg Koch is one those
players with chops to spare. But hes also got a wonderful sense of humor and despite
his talent, doesnt take himself too seriously. Great chops, great imagination, and
again, his sense of humor. It doesnt 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
believe Greg Koch is pound for pound the best guitar player in the world today. His tone,
feel and style are unrivaled in todays guitar playing community. He is scary good.
It was a true honor to do shows with him. - Joe Bonamassa