Sterling Koch (pronounced "Cook") is a nationally recognized lap steel guitarist who is a touring and recording artist. Sterling specializes in playing traditional, Chicago style blues in a contemporary style on the lap steel guitar. He has recorded 4 solo albums of steel guitar music. The latest release titled "Slide Ruler" features bassist Tommy Shannon (Stevie Ray Vaughan) and Grammy nominated drummer Chet McCracken (Doobie Brothers). The single from the album, "If You Wanna Rock & Roll" was featured on the nationally syndicated radio program "Blues Deluxe." He has had the support of the legendary steel guitarist Calvin Cooke (mentor to Robert Randolph) when first starting on steel guitar and now can claim "steelers" Darick Campbell (The Campbell Brothers), Aubrey Ghent and Freddie Roulette as friends and mentors.
"Steel Guitar Blues" is the 3rd solo CD release of steel guitar music and 1st all-blues CD release from nationally recognized lap steel guitarist Sterling Koch (pronounced "Cook"). Sterling specializes in playing contemporary Chicago style blues on the lap steel guitar. He has recorded with legendary blues bassist Tommy Shannon (Stevie Ray Vaughan, Johnny Winter) and Grammy nominated drummer Chet McCracken (Doobie Brothers).
Sterling Koch returns with a new album "Let It Slide," the follow up to his very successful 2011 release "Slide Ruler." "Let It Slide" includes 13 songs, 8 originals and 5 covers, of varying blues and blues/rock styles. The cover songs include songs by Elmore James, Doyle Bramhall (I and II) and Rick Vito (Fleetwood Mac) as well as the single "Mercury Blues" by K.C. Douglas. "Let It Slide" features Gene Babula on bass and John Goba on drums taking over for Tommy Shannon (Double Trouble) and Chet McCracken (Doobie Brothers) from the "Slide Ruler" album. Sterling only began to play the lap steel in 2004 as the result of a neck injury, a herniated disk…
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This is the latest album, "Rock Slide," by internationally recognized lap steel guitarist Sterling Koch (pronounced "Cook") from Pottsville, PA. "RockSlide" is the follow up to his previous "Let It Slide" album released in 2013 and "Slide Ruler" album released in 2011 which featured legendary blues bassist Tommy Shannon (Stevie Ray Vaughan, Johnny Winter) and Grammy nominated drummer Chet McCracken (Doobie Brothers). The new album, "RockSlide" includes eight songs, seven originals and one cover, of varying blues/rock styles. The cover song, "Crossfire," is a song originally recorded by Stevie Ray Vaughan. Three of the originals were co-written with South Carolina lyricist Freida Gantt…
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