Blue Monday: Nick Moss & Friends featuring Greg Koch & Josh Smith
Monday, Jun 05, 2017 8:00 PM CDT
(7:00 PM Doors)
SPACE, Evanston, IL
Two of the most respected guitarists in the business join the Nick Moss Band for an evening of blues and pure six string madness.
Josh Smith is what you might call a blues prodigy. He has been playing since he was 3, and gigging steadily since 13 or 14. Josh Has been hired by a variety of Artists, such as actress Taryn Manning, Universal Hip-Hop Artist Benny Cassette, Tara Ellis, Taylor Hicks, and most recently Raphael Saadiq. Josh has played Gigs backing, supporting or sharing the stage with Mick Jagger, BB King, Derek Trucks and Joe Bonamassa.
“Greg Koch has been our go-to guy for a dozen years now. We’ve sent him all around the world as Fender’s top ambassador. His skill as not only a guitarist but also as a world-class musician in general is matched only by his tireless commitment, leadership, professionalism, humor and utter reliability. I’ve worked with Greg for years and all I can say is that the endless depth of his musical skill and the sheer delight of his demeanor, day in and day out, absolutely has no equal. He’s the best in every sense of the word.” BILL CUMMISKEY, Vice President of Artistic Relations for Fender Musical Instruments Corporation
“Greg Koch is one of those players with chops to spare. But he’s also got a wonderful sense of humor and despite his talent, doesn’t take himself too seriously. … – great chops, great imagination, and again, his sense of humor. It doesn’t get much better than this.” VINTAGE GUITAR MAGAZINE – John Heidt, editor
“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