Leo Kottke
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1945-09-11
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Leo Kottke

Biography

Leo Kottke (born September 11, 1945, Athens, Georgia, U.S.) is an acoustic guitarist. He is known for a fingerpicking style that draws on blues, jazz, and folk music, and for syncopated, polyphonic melodies. He overcame a series of personal obstacles, ...

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Biography

Leo Kottke (born September 11, 1945, Athens, Georgia, U.S.) is an acoustic guitarist. He is known for a fingerpicking style that draws on blues, jazz, and folk music, and for syncopated, polyphonic melodies. He overcame a series of personal obstacles, including partial loss of hearing and a nearly career-ending bout with tendon damage in his right hand to emerge as a widely recognized master of his instrument. He currently resides in the Minneapolis area with his family.

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Born to Be With You
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Born to Be With You
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Easter (Radio 1 Session, 7 Feb 1977)
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Easter (Radio 1 Session, 7 Feb 1977)
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Pamela Brown
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Pamela Brown
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Busted Bicycle
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Busted Bicycle
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Pamela Brown (Radio 1 In Concert, 7 Feb 1977)
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Pamela Brown (Radio 1 In Concert, 7 Feb 1977)
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Cripple Creek
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Cripple Creek
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Tumbling Tumbleweeds
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Tumbling Tumbleweeds
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Oxford Street
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Oxford Street
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Poor Boy
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Poor Boy
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Bumblebee
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Bumblebee
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Cool Water
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Cool Water
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Mona Ray
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Mona Ray
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Jack Fig
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Jack Fig
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Mona Ray (Radio 1 In Concert, 7 Feb 1977)
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Mona Ray (Radio 1 In Concert, 7 Feb 1977)
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The Scarlatti Rip-Off (Radio 1 In Concert, 7 Feb 1977)
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The Scarlatti Rip-Off (Radio 1 In Concert, 7 Feb 1977)
Leo Kottke & Mike Gordon
Balloon
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Balloon
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I Yell at Traffic
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I Yell at Traffic
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Whine
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Whine
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Vaseline Machine Gun
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Vaseline Machine Gun
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Leo Kottke Biography

Leo Kottke (born September 11, 1945, Athens, Georgia, U.S.) is an acoustic guitarist. He is known for a fingerpicking style that draws on blues, jazz, and folk music, and for syncopated, polyphonic melodies. He overcame a series of personal obstacles, including partial loss of hearing and a nearly career-ending bout with tendon damage in his right hand to emerge as a widely recognized master of his instrument. He currently resides in the Minneapolis area with his family.

Focusing primarily on instrumental composition and playing, Kottke also sings sporadically, in an unconventional yet expressive baritone described by himself as sounding like "geese farts on a muggy day". In concert, Kottke intersperses humorous and often bizarre monologues with vocal and instrumental selections from throughout his career, played solo on his 6- and 12-string guitars.

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