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Leo Kottke
Phone (415) 655-5600
Price $35.00
Age Suitability All Ages
Categories Folk & Traditional Pop

Leo Kottke

Saturday, Apr 13, 2013 8:00p

Acoustic guitarist Leo Kottke was born in Athens, Georgia, but left town after a year and a half. Raised in 12 different states, he absorbed a variety of musical influences as a child, flirting with both violin and trombone, before abandoning Stravinsky for the guitar at age 11.

After adding a love for the country-blues of Mississippi John Hurt to the music of John Phillip Sousa and Preston Epps, Kottke joined the Navy underage, to be underwater, and eventually lost some hearing shooting at lightbulbs
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Leo Kottke

Kottke has been awarded two Grammy nominations and a Doctorate in Music Performance by the Peck School of Music at the U of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.

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Along with John Fahey and Robbie Basho, Leo Kottke was one of the most influential acoustic fingerstyle guitarists to appear in the 1960s. His unusual harmonies and death-defying picking patterns forged a unique, distinctive style that was often imitated....
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Yoshi's San Francisco Live Music & Restaurant
1330 Fillmore St.
San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 655-5600
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