He’s the polyphonic fingerpicker who turned guitar-playing upside down with his 1969 Armadillo record. With 30 solo and collaborative albums, and dozens more singles and EPs, Kottke has inspired generations of 6- and 12-string players, and has played for audiences around the world.
He’s twice Grammy-nominated, and last October he hit his 10th appearance on NPR’s Mountain Stage. He has a a Doctorate in Music Performance from the Univ. of Wisconsin, and a Certificate of Significant Achievement in Not Playing the Trombone from the Univ of Texas at Brownsville.
Even more important: Leo Kottke is endlessly inventive, funny, an offbeat storyteller, and one of the world’s most stunning guitarists. And seeing him in the intimate Myrna Loy setting will be an experience to remember.
Don’t even bother to miss this night with Leo Kottke.
“…In deference to one of the most amazing musicians I have ever encountered: If you ever have an opportunity to see this American treasure perform, please take it!” – Robert Parish, Portland Radio Project
“At any given moment you could close your eyes and imagine three guitarists in the place of Kottke.” — Ian McFarland, Melbourne Review (Australia)