Chewing the Gristle with Greg Koch

Chris Buck

June 24, 2021 Greg Koch / Chris Buck Season 2 Episode 21
Chewing the Gristle with Greg Koch
Chris Buck
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One of YouTube's most popular guitar heroes, Chris is known for his stellar guitar playing (Guitarist Magazine's 2020 Best Blues Guitarist) along with the wit and insight he brings to his weekly, self-produced "Friday Fretwork" series. Greg and Chris dive into a little of everything: influences, tone, fatherhood, vintage pickups - P-90s, and vintage guitars!

1:30 - Cardinal Black, the coming together and working into the studio with Steve Winwood
4:59 - Life during lockdown: how Chris spends his time (Friday Fretwork on YouTube, band rehearsals, brand endorsements, and anything to avoid getting a proper job)
7:32 - Touring, and how it fits in the mind of a new dad
11:49 - How would the younger version of Chris look at Chris now?
16:47 - Influences - from guitar players and bands to the inspiration of Chris’ father
24:41 - Tone - the early days, and how it’s evolved over time
32:26 - The playing of Eric Clapton, its power, inspiration, and growth over time
44:53 - The importance of being flexible in the ability to play different types of guitars, from Fender to Rickenbacker
53:48 - The allure and beauty of P-90 pickups
63:27 - Gibson ES-335’s, an undeniably delicious morsel with a diverse history

Total Length: 73:52


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Cardinal Black, the coming together and working into the studio with Steve Winwood
Life during lockdown: how Chris spends his time (Friday Fretwork on YouTube, band rehearsals, brand endorsements, and anything to avoid getting a proper job)
Touring, and how it fits in the mind of a new dad
How would the younger version of Chris look at Chris now?
Influences - from guitar players and bands to the inspiration of Chris’ father
Tone - the early days, and how it’s evolved over time
The playing of Eric Clapton, it’s power, inspiration, and growth over time
The importance of being flexible in the ability to play different types of guitars, from Fender to Rickenbacker
The allure and beauty of P-90 pickups
Gibson ES-335’s, an undeniably delicious morsel with a diverse history