Meghan Koch and The Gentleman Callers
Popular music of the last 9 decades
It’s not so much that the band is fickle. More like omnivorous. It all starts with the remarkable Meghan Koch, voice and general music teacher at Rochester’s School of the Arts. As a pianist, she can play concertos, swing like Monk, or give you the pop styles of Elton John and Sara Bareilles. But it’s the voice that moves you: smooth, pure, supple and taking you to the heart of every lyric.
It’s Koch’s talent that attracted the Gentlemen. Jeff Love provides a timeless mood with his blues/folk/classical nylon string guitar. Trombonist Pete Hasler is the secret weapon, dropping the horn to play every instrument known to mankind: flute, sax, trumpet, penny whistle, guitar, bass, triangle, you name it. Add four-part harmonies and a recovering rock rhythm section (Marty York and Adam Wilcox of The Dan Eaton Band), and you get something totally unique: swinging, lilting, tilting, fun and moving.
From Tin Pan Alley to Nashville by way of psychedelic San Fran, that’s Meghan Koch and the Gentleman Callers.