105 episodes

Welcome to Season 5! 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

Chewing the Gristle with Greg Koch Greg Koch

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    • 4.8 • 196 Ratings

Welcome to Season 5! 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

    Dave Scher

    Dave Scher

    Strap in and let your ears savor the melodic tales of Dave Scher, an Austin guitar luminary who's strumming his way into our hearts here on Chewing the Gristle. Dave unpacks the chords of his musical voyage, from sharpening his skills at the esteemed Berklee College of Music to his current jam-packed tours with rock legends Fastball.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Andy Aledort RETURNS! - A Conversation About the Late, Great Dickey Betts

    Andy Aledort RETURNS! - A Conversation About the Late, Great Dickey Betts

    As the echo of guitar strings fades into memory, we sit down with the esteemed Andy Aledort, whose fingers have danced along fretboards in harmony with the legendary Dickey Betts. Our conversation takes you on a backstage tour of those hazy, adrenaline-fueled days and the poignant reflections on an era that shaped the very fabric of rock music. Andy's tales of camaraderie and the birth of his latest record spin a yarn of passion and perseverance, revealing the untold stories of life on the ro...

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Ken Haas of Reverend Guitars

    Ken Haas of Reverend Guitars

    Ever found yourself in stitches over a case of mistaken identity? I certainly have, and in this groove-packed episode, my friend Ken Haas from Reverend Guitars joins me to recount those laugh-out-loud moments. We're talking everything from Mick Fleetwood doppelgängers to the impact of Rick Vito’s undeniable charisma on Reverend's storied history. As we look back at our shared adventures, we also drop hints about the exciting collaborations that are brewing on the horizon. It's a harmony of hu...

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Larry McCray

    Larry McCray

    When Larry McCray's soulful voice and fiery guitar licks join the fray, you know you're in for an electrifying episode of Chewing the Gristle. Season 5 ignites with a homespun blend of stories and strums as Larry details his incredible shift from the assembly lines of GM to the main stages of blues music. We wander through the quirky streets of Smackover, Arkansas, Larry's own stomping grounds, and unearth its peculiar place in the annals of oil history. Strap in, gear enthusiasts, becau...

    • 59 min
    Davey Knowles

    Davey Knowles

    Strap in, gristle tribe, because our latest jam session with blues-rock maestro Davey Knowles is a deep dive into the soulful crossroads where British folk meets Americana. Hailing from the Isle of Man, Davey's heartfelt anecdotes reveal his journey to the heartland of Chicagoland's music scene, and the unvarnished joy of acoustic performances that followed his recent album drop. As we stoke the gristle campfire, you'll feel the vibrancy of English folk legends Bert Janch and Davy Graham thro...

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Jimmy Hall

    Jimmy Hall

    Jimmy Hall is a vocalist, harpist, and saxophonist extraordinaire. He is known for his time with Wet Willie, Jeff Beck, the Dickey Betts band, Hank Williams Jr., and as a recent contributor to the Allman Betts Family Revival. Today the mighty Mr. Hall joins Greg to chew the gristle!2:46 - Jimmy’s upbringing, his draw to music, and the early years in Georgia with the Allman Brothers22:02 - Turning pro and receiving support from his parents24:42 - How to sing in a LOUD band30:27 - Back to...

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
196 Ratings

196 Ratings

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Eric Johnson - Jan 2024

Great one, Greg!! You guys were able to share subjects that brought EJ out of the fatigue of another typical interview. Only another great guitarist would have the common experience to do that. Really enjoyable, best EJ hang I’ve heard in awhile. Rivals the Rick Beato stuff.👍👍👍💪🎸GRISTLE!!!

Nimble9 ,

Great show and great interview .

Love the guitar talk. And welcome back.

Don K Kong ,

Excellent Podcast..

Guitarist myself and just a fan of all things guitar! Greg is in my opinion one of the best guitarists to come along and he is funny and who knew he’d be great at interviewing other great guitar players and musicians. I mean I love most if not all the tasty little morsels of guitar intellectualism…. Thanks again Greg you’re a great ambassador to the craft and the Instrument and music. Fan for life!
Troy Pretko

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