Sterling Koch (pronounced "Cook") is a nationally recognized lap steel guitarist who is a touring and recording artist. Sterling specializes in playing Chicago style blues in a contemporary style on the lap steel guitar. He has recorded 4 solo albums of steel guitar music and will release his fifth, "Let It Slide" in March of 2013. The new album was recorded with his touring band, featuring Gene Babula (bass) and John Goba (drums), and contains the single "Mercury Blues." His previous release titled "Slide Ruler" featured bassist Tommy Shannon (Stevie Ray Vaughan) and Grammy nominated drummer Chet McCracken (Doobie Brothers). He has had the support of the legendary steel guitarist Calvin Cooke (mentor to Robert Randolph) when first starting on steel guitar and now can claim "steelers" Darick Campbell (The Campbell Brothers), Aubrey Ghent and Freddie Roulette as friends and mentors.