"Too country for country radio, Koch these days would get filed under folk, the same place you find too country for country folks such as Lucinda Williams. That’s country’s loss." (Houston Chronicle)
Seventh generation Texan and Berkalin Records recording artist Libby Koch is an Americana singer-songwriter based in Houston. The 2013 Houston Press Music Award winner for Best Songwriter draws from a classic Americana blend of country, folk, and rock, with influences from great artists such as Emmylou Harris, Lucinda Williams, Janis Joplin, Patty Griffin, Gillian Welch, and Dolly Parton. Her goal is to make real, honest music that resonates with people.
Libby has been playing some of the nation's best independent music venues over the past few years. She regularly plays local shows at Houston's McGonigel's Mucky Duck and Firehouse Saloon and plays across the Lone Star State at venues such as Adair's Saloon in Dallas and Poodie's in Austin. Libby recently returned from a 10-state, 18-show tour through the Southeast, which included gigs at the Basement in Nashville and the Maple Leaf Bar in New Orleans. She toured Europe in 2011 and is scheduled to return to the West Coast in early 2014, where she has previously played at venues such as the Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles.
Libby plays shows (1) with the full Libby Koch Band, (2) as a rootsier Black Keys style duo with drummer Joe Devadanam, and (3) solo acoustic. She's opened for artists such as Robert Earl Keen, Hayes Carll, Charlie Robison, Bonnie Bishop, Gary P. Nunn, The Trishas, Kevin Fowler, The Derailers, and Lorrie Morgan.