Season 2 is upon us! Listen in on Greg Koch's conversations with his guitar-hero friends. Every episode Greg unleashes his fiendish humor and unique perspective as "one of the most famous unknown guitar players in the world", asking his often-famous musical friends the questions that we all want to know the answers to! Each episode is brought to you by Fishman and Wildwood Guitars
One of the fiercest players in Nashville, Andy Wood is recognized as part of the forefront of this generation’s top influential guitarists. Touring with acts as diverse as Rascal Flatts and Sebastian Bach, Andy's musicianship is legendary. Greg and Andy talk about the Woodshed Guitar Experience, Telecasters, and the upcoming post-COVID world for guitarists.
Devin is a prolific potentate of modern metaldom! It is hard to put a label on Devin that sufficiently covers the breadth of his complex and impressive musical identity. Devin does it all, with dedicated fans worldwide and over 25 albums to his name. Townsend's musical insights are always as deep, heavy and colorful as his music, so prepare to feast!
Blackberry Smoke has been a true southern rock force for 20 years now! Charlie's guitar playing and singing are a big part of that equation. Today, Greg talks to Charlie about his musical upbringing, his favorite gear, his influences, and all other kinds of delicious gristle!
Guthrie is one of Nashville's most exciting guitarists. A regular member of Jerry Douglas' band, the list of musicians Guthrie has supported is staggering - Garth Brooks, John Oates, Trisha Yearwood, Vince Gill, Travis Tritt, Dolly Parton, Tim O’Brien, and Delbert McClinton just to name a few. Guthrie and Greg talk covid, Guthrie's musical journey, and, of course, gear!
The Legendary Steve Vai and Greg delve deep into Steve's early history, talking about LA, Zappa, and a whole lot more! Steve Vai's influence on the guitar world is profound, from his early work pioneering the design of "super strats" like his Ibanez JEM, to his ever-changing approach to tone, not to mention his insightful perspective on music theory. Settle in for this gristle-infused interview with Steve Vai!
One of the 5 Chet Atkins' "Certified Guitar Players (CGP)", Steve is a country-music legend both for his amazing picking and his songwriting - he has 4 Grammy awards, over 50 charted billboard singles, 14 number 1 songs, a Grand Ole Opry member, and he's in the Musician's Hall of Fame just to name a few of his accolades. Greg and Steve talk Chet, The New Nashville Cats, and Strats, along with all sorts of other glorious guitar gristle in this episode.
Wonderful show hosted by a musical genius and true wit
Greg Koch is a remarkable man. Incredibly gifted musician, storyteller, and standup-level funny guy. These interviews are insightful and fascinating looks into the musical process. I can’t think of a musician I’d rather hear conduct them.
REQUIRED LISTENING if you play, like, or listen to music....
ESPECIALLY IF YOU PLAY GUITAR....
I moved to Wisconsin over 10 years ago from NYC...and had heard of this guy (that went to school here in my town) with a funny sounding last name....who was the most amazing guitar player/teacher that you’d NEVER HEARD OF.....and it became a kind of Sasquatch sighting thing.....( actually 🤔....he would make a great Sasquatch...Chewing the Gristle and all.....if Sas was SMART, ARTICULATE, an AMAZING PLAYER....and FUNNY AS F@€K!! .... and a couple inches shorter too...😜)
But I digress.....
Sooo....I somehow always missed his appearances locally (like Sas)
But then I found this Podcast....
....its like sitting down with all of the legendary players and having a beer...and them just spilling their guts on everything and NOT SUGAR COATING the reality of a Life in Music....especially after this CoVid plague.....
But still joyful, fun and mesmerizing .....
Just friggin’ listen....
Fantastic and Fun Podcast
Greg does a fabulous job and always keeps things light and fun yet informative. I always look forward to a new episode.