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John Sieger & Greg Koch CD Release-A Walk In The Park, the Tritonics

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 9:00pm
Shank Hall
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Milwaukee songwriter and guitarist and Semi-Twang's fearless leader John Sieger, and Milwaukee guitar ace and bon vivant Greg Koch have recently paired up to form a writing partnership. One of the results is the 12-song CD "A Walk In The Park", a follow-up of last year's "Greg Koch Plays Well With Others". Ranging from the sweet and sentimental to the off-kilter and oddly funny, the songs show off Koch's casual virtuosity and Sieger's voice, which has developed a nice raspy warmth of late. 

Prolific songwriter Sieger has teamed up with many (including Michael Feldman of Whaddya Know?) to cowrite and perform - think the R & B Cadets, Semi-Twang, the Sub-Continentals. "The Why & The What For," Semi-Twang's newest, was released last year and elicited raves from esteemed sites like The Alternate Root (Top 50 Roots Bands Right Now!) and No Depression. 

An unsung guitar hero from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he grew up just a few miles from the Waukesha birthplace of the late, great guitarist-inventor Les Paul, Greg Koch has established himself within six-string circles as a masterful technician, accomplished clinician (for Fender) and general bad-ass guitar-picker.

John Sieger & Greg Koch CD Release-A Walk In The Park, the Tritonics