Libby Koch

Tuesday, February 5, 2019


"...warm, vulnerable and relatable, like a bowl of gumbo and a mug of Shiner Bock at the end of a hard, rainy day." - NO DEPRESSION

"...she sings her story with a little twang, some slide guitar, and a lot of heart." - TEXAS MONTHLY

"...the kind of crisp but classic country-pop that has all but vanished from Nashville but guarantees the album a welcome spot in the libraries of any Rosanne Cash, Mary Chapin Carpenter or Patty Loveless fan." - HOUSTON PRESS

Libby Koch is quintessential. If I had to sum up country music in one shot she might be my pick." - THAT MUSIC MAG

"Everything about this album reminds me that country music isn't dead, but up until now, has been buried in the heart of Texas." -KELLY'S COUNTRY
LIVE @ 7:30 PM CST
Redemption 10: Live at Blue Rock

We are celebrating the 10th anniversary of Libby’s first album, Redemption, with a live album! You can preorder it HERE.

Redemption 10: Live at Blue Rock will be a full band recording of the album track-for-track at Blue Rock Studio in Wimberley, Texas, on February 5, 2019.

Can't be there in person? Well, we will be live streaming the event. Join us on February 5th at 7:30 CST on Facebook, YouTube or Concert Window.

A little more about Libby

Libby Koch (pronounced “coke”) is a Houston-based Americana singer-songwriter. Named Songwriter of the Year by the Houston Press (2013), Koch draws from a classic Americana blend of country, folk and rock, and cites Emmylou Harris, Lucinda Williams, Janis Joplin, Patty Griffin, Gillian Welch and Dolly Parton among her influences. 

“Too country for country, Koch these days would get filed under folk, the same place you find too country for country folks such as Lucinda Williams” (Houston Chronicle). 

Tennessee Colony is a collection of ten songs about family, faith and home inspired by the small East Texas town of the same name (pop. 150), where Koch’s mother’s family settled in the mid-1800s and in whose red clay ground many generations of her family were laid to rest. Several of the songs are based on stories her grandparents shared with her while she was growing up.

Tennessee Colony is the third full-length release for the seventh generation Texan and her first for Berkalin Records, with which Koch signed in 2013. It follows The Shadow of This Town (2010) and Redemption (2009), as well as the 2008 EP, The Barn Burner. Koch also released a side project in 2013 called The Grievous Angels with songwriters Lainey Balagia and Debbie Byrd, which earned the trio a Houston Press Music Award for Folk/Americana and a Texas Music Award for Vocal Group of the Year. 

Produced by Jack Sanders at White Cat Studios in Houston, Tennessee Colony features performances by Texas musicians Susan Gibson (writer of “Wide Open Spaces”), Matt Slusher and Trevor Smith (from Wood and Wire), Eleanor Whitmore (The Mastersons, Steve Earle), Rick Richards (Ray Wylie Hubbard, Joe Walsh), Allen Huff (Roger Creager), Riley Osburn (The Lost Gonzo Band), the legendary Lloyd Maines, and members of Koch’s musical family in Houston: Lainey Balagia, Debbie Byrd, Brant Croucher, Joe Devadanam, Sarah Golden, Brian Kalinec and Rankin Peters.
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