"The Grip!" is a collection of songs from guitarist Greg Koch's five previous independent releases plus three new tracks added from this prolific songwriter/ musician's cachet of twisted tunes. "The Grip!" fuses rock, blues, jazz, and country into one incredible package sure to make new believers and diehard fans of music lovers everywhere. Favored Nations president and noted guitarist Steve Vai states, "Greg Koch is one of those rare guitarists that can blend various styles with a light hearted approach and a tremendous amount of technique. Hearing him play is inspiring to a guitar player to try to achieve greatness on the instrument," while Guitar One chips in with "Koch can't lose with his over-the-top chops, feel for melody, crisp tone, unpredictability, and, above all, unpretentious sense of fun."
|04:22||Spanish Castle Magic (Live)||Instrumental|
|02:47||Draw My Number||Instrumental|
|02:59||Dylan The Villain||Instrumental|
|04:11||Blind Lemon Pledge||Instrumental|
|Greg Koch||Guitar, Dobro, Baritone, Production, Compilation Assembly|
|Kevin Allen||Bass (#5, 12, 15)|
|Steve Cohen||Harmonica (#8)|
|Tom "Damn" Good||Bass|
|Gary Koehler||Drums (#2, 5, 10, 12, 15)|
|Kevin Mushel||Bass (#2, 10)|
|Dave Neitzke||Production, Engineering|
|Steve Vai||Compilation Assembly|
|Bill Cummiskey||Compilation Assembly|
|Ken Blaustein||Art Direction|
|Recorded at the Record Plant, Milwaukee, WI '99-'01; The Irish Cultural and Heritage Center, Milwaukee, WI, July 8, 9, 10, 1998; "Live" at The Backstage in Oconomowoc, WI June 28, 1997; and the T.O.P. Studio, West Allis, WI '94, '92 and '86.
Mastered at The Mothership, Hollywood, CA.