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Leo Kottke

Leo Kottke (born September 11, 1945 in Athens, Georgia) is a legendary acoustic guitar virtuoso who has developed a cultfollowing of fellow guitarists and fans over the span of a 30-year career of recording and performing.

Blending folk, jazz, and blues influences into a signature finger-picked style of syncopated, polyphonic music, Kottke’s workpre. dated and predicted much of the New Age instrumental music movement, and is often considered part of the AmericanPrimitivism movement, partly because he was signed to John Fahey’s Takoma Records label.

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Leo Kottke (born September 11, 1945 in Athens, Georgia) is a legendary acoustic guitar virtuoso who has developed a cultfollowing of fellow guitarists and fans over the span of a 30-year career of recording and performing.

Blending folk, jazz, and blues influences into a signature finger-picked style of syncopated, polyphonic music, Kottke’s workpre. dated and predicted much of the New Age instrumental music movement, and is often considered part of the AmericanPrimitivism movement, partly because he was signed to John Fahey’s Takoma Records label.

Kottke has collaborated on his records with his mentor John Fahey, Chet Atkins, Lyle Lovett, Margo Timmins of the CowboyJunkies, and Rickie Lee Jones. He has recorded tunes by Tom T. Hall, Johnny Cash, Carla Bley, Fleetwood Mac, The Byrds,Jorma Kaukonen, Kris Kristofferson, Randall Hylton and many others. He is also a frequent guest on the radio variety programA Prairie Home Companion.

Kottke has recently joined up with Phish bassist Mike Gordon to produce two new albums, clone and sixty six steps. This duocreated a new tone resembling what can be described almost like island music. « hide

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