What can you say about Greg Koch? One of the most unbelievable guitarists you’ll ever hear, amazing clinician and one of the funniest men alive! Yet people outside the guitar planet probably don’t know his name. In a perfect world, Greg would be a star. Whether he’s pummeling the listener with a ferocious run of inventive and twisted licks or having them doubled over in laughter… he IS a star in our camp! We were lucky enough to be able to chat with him back and forth for a few days earlier this year and get this interview. Enjoy & FEAST!
You’ve got a new album out called, “Plays Well With Others” featuring some killer guests. What can you tell us about that?
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This is an instant classic–a beautiful bound trans orange light relic with knotty pine caps on an ash body. Hugely versatile, full of character both sonic and visual. Another masterpiece of a hand-built guitar from Coop’s Pat Murray. You can grab this one at rocknrollvintage.com or you can talk to Pat at coopguitars.com. You’ll be glad you did.
Just Nick (Nick Jaffe) is a Chicago-based musician, recording engineer, teacher and editor. In addition to being a member of several bands and sharing stages with some of the biggest names in the industry, he’s also made a name for himself with his incredible video gear demos and lessons.
Find Nick online:
Official Site: http://nickjaffe.com/
YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/JustNickMusic
Nick’s VTB interview: http://volumetreblebass.com/just-nick/
You probably know Greg Martin as the lead guitarist for the Grammy Award winning Kentucky HeadHunters, but he’s a lot more than that! Possessing what I believe to be the absolute best Les Paul tone I’ve ever heard, he’s also involved in some killer side projects and even hosts his own radio show. I was lucky enough to get the chance to talk with Greg recently, and we talked about these things and so much more. He is one interesting cat!
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Who is Phil Brown? Phil Brown is a phenomenal talent- singer, songwriter, guitarist- MUSICIAN. He’s had his songs recorded by Cher, Pat Benatar, Kim Carnes, Ace Frehley from Kiss, Tower of Power, Kix, Steve Perry (Journey), Lou Graham (Foreigner), Lisa Hartman, Doro Pesch, Bonnie Tyler and many more. J. Rockett Audio Designs recently released the Phil Brown Led Boots Overdrive pedal. He is one of the most interesting guys I’ve run across and I think you’ll feel the same after you read this interview.
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