Update as of March 13, 2022: Leo Kottke is requiring proof of vaccine or proof of a negative PCR Covid test within 72 hours to attend this event. Mask wearing is required by artist at this show. When entering the auditorium, hold out your driver's license and valid vaccination card. If you do not have a vaccination card and are taking a PCR Covid test within a 72 hour window of your show, hold out your driver's license and the test result with your name visible. Please note, at-home Covid tests do not fulfill this requirement. Once your vaccination or test result is checked, you'll receive a sticker for entry.
Acoustic guitarist Leo Kottke absorbed a variety of musical influences as a child, flirting with both violin and trombone, before abandoning Stravinsky for the guitar at age 11. He issued his 1968 recording debut LP Twelve String Blues, recorded on a Viking quarter-inch tape recorder, for the Scholar’s tiny Oblivion label. After sending tapes to guitarist John Fahey, Kottke was signed to Fahey’s Takoma label, releasing what has come to be called the Armadillo record. Fahey and his manager Denny Bruce soon secured a production deal for Kottke with Capitol Records. Kottke’s 1971 major-label debut, “Mudlark,” positioned him somewhat uneasily in the singer/songwriter vein, despite his own wishes to remain an instrumental performer. Kottke flourished during his tenure on Capitol, as records like 1972’s “Greenhouse” and 1973’s live “My Feet Are Smiling” and “Ice Water” found him branching out with guest musicians and honing his guitar technique. With 1975’s Chewing Pine, Kottke reached the U.S. Top 30 for the second time; he also gained an international following thanks to his continuing tours in Europe and Australia. His collaboration with Phish bassist Mike Gordon, “Clone,” caught audiences’ attention in 2002. Kottke has been awarded two Grammy nominations. Dave King (of Bad Plus) is joining Leo on drums!
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