May 14 2013
Frank Bang, Sterling Koch, Sena Ehrhardt & Keaton Simons
Frank Bang spent 5 years touring with Buddy Guy, has played on stage with Eric Clapton, Dave Matthews and Carlos Santana to name a few. He released 4 albums, and then took time off to raise his family. Now he and his band Secret Stash are back making music. His latest album is Double Dare and will be released on May 21. Frank will join me to discuss his life, career and new album, while we listen to some tunes.
Sterling Koch is a nationally recognized lap steel guitarist who is a touring/recording solo artist and session musician. Sterling specializes in playing Chicago-style, slide guitar blues in a contemporary style on the lap steel guitar. His latest album, Let It Slide is a collection of some sweet music. After years of playing guitar, Koch was told he need to stop once a herniated disc was found in his neck. Foregoing surgery Koch decided to take up the lap steel. Frank joins me as we discuss his career and listen to his music.
Sena Ehrhardt grew up in Minnesota with a blues-loving, guitar-playing dad, so it is no surprise when she followed in his footsteps into music. Her first album, Leave The Light On, earned her a Blues Music Award Nomination for Best Debut Artist. and now, her second album, All In, was just released and it shows the growth she has gained in her songwriting, playing and singing. Produced by the great Jim Gaines, Sena and her band explode through 11 excellent tunes. I will chat with Sena about her life and how much it has changed in the last year and where she is headed in the future.
Keaton Simons joined me back in June of 2012 to discuss his debut album. He is releasing his new album and bringing it to The Couch with him. This young man plays music of different genres, but it all falls under the GOOD STUFF label.