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Leo Kottke

American guitarist and singer

Leo Kottke

American guitarist and singer
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birthday
11th
September, 1945
Birth Place
Athens, Georgia, U.S.
Birth Sign
virgo
Biography

Leo Kottke (born September 11, 1945) 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 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 six and twelve string guitars.

instruments played
Guitar
Vocals
Associated Acts

Mike Gordon, John Fahey

Genres

American folk, Americana, New Acoustic, American Primitive Guitar

Labels

Capitol, Chrysalis, Private Music, Oblivion Records

Years Active

1966 present

Name

Leo Kottke

Nationality

United States of America

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