The Koch Marshall Trio + Tommy Bentz Band$12/15
The Koch Marshall Trio
Saturday, November 17th
The Hook & Ladder Theater
Doors 7:30pm :: Music 8:00pm :: 21+
$12 Advance / $15 Day of Show
Milwaukee native Greg Koch has forged a successful career as a guitar player’s guitarist. He has been called “fiendishly talented” by Guitar Player Magazine and “scary good” by guitar phenom Joe Bonamassa.Koch is widely known for his lengthy tenure as an international ambassador for Fender Guitars which listed him in their “Top Ten Unsung Guitarists.” Greg is a contributing columnist for a variety of guitar magazines including Guitar Player Magazine which listed Greg’s “Chief’s Blues” in their “40 Badass Blues Solos You Must Hear.”
Dylan Koch gravitated to the drums early on in his life using kitchen utensils to play along with music as soon as he could walk. In high school Dylan participated in the Jazz Institute at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music and furthered his studies at the McNally Smith School of Music in the Twin Cities. He has performed alongside his father with such artists as Robben Ford, Little Feat’s Paul Barrere, Jon Cleary, David Grissom, Roscoe Beck and Malford Milligan. Dylan was recently nominated for “Drummer Of The Year” by the Wisconsin Area Music Awards (WAMI).
“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
“It is a bold move to release a debut album that is strictly instrumental, unless it is of course a power-pocket guitar solo stroking madman. Nonetheless, this is a delightful exhibition of musicianship by this trio. Together they have created a masterpiece that is both heavy and dynamic, interesting as well as vibrant from track to track. Well done Koch Marshall Trio. For these reasons, CrypticRock gives Toby Arrives 5 out of 5 stars.”
“The fabulously-recorded Hammond has as fat a sound as you could wish… ”
– Pete Sargeant, Just Listen to This, UK“Koch Marshall Trio is a sublime collaboration between three finely in sync musicians that are simply on another level.”
rocknloadmag.com“Cosmic American music at its finest.”
The Tommy Bentz Band extensively tours regionally in the US and bi-annually to the UK. They’re a fantastic power trio that has been in existence for over 15 years, jamming in the style of “the Allman Brothers meets Van Morrison.” Tommy leads the band as the singer/songwriter/guitarist whose professional soloing chops radiate throughout the band’s performance. A standout slide player, Tommy has often been touted as one of the best in the Midwest.