Interview With Swingin’ Utters Guitarist Darius Koski – New Solo Album (Playing Sat. 11/25 at Slim’s)

Darius Koski is best known as the guitarist and songwriter of the legendary punk band Swingin’ Utters. He is also a solo musician and has released a new album titled “What Was Once Is By And Gone” on Fat Wreck Chords.

The new record features an eclectic mix of songs including the albums’s eighth track “Soap Opera”.

“Soap Opera is basically a song meant for some melodrama playing in my head. It’s one of my attempts at movie score type or writing. I’m just glad I pulled it off, and it pretty much came out the way I’d envisioned it, so just that little success makes it my favorite – for today at least,” Darius Koski stated.

Growing up, Darius Koski played the violin since the age of 5, and he got his first guitar when he was 15.

“I’d played violin since I was 5, and finally wanted to learn guitar, since I listened to just about everything but the classical music I was playing for my whole life up to that point. My dad bought me a guitar from a downtown Santa Cruz shop when I was 15 or so. It was a pretty awful, black Yamaha strat style guitar. I still have it,” Darius Koski reminisced.

During the Swingin’ Utters tour Darius Koski will be doing double shifts opening for his own band.

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