Leo Kottke

Biography

Kottke is an undisputed master of finger-style acoustic guitar playing. His slide and standard playing on the 12-string guitar is a jaw-dropping combination of technique, innovation and sheer musicality, and has led him to a devoted worldwide cult following. Kottke has recorded prolifically since the early 1970s, and he has also shown marked growth as an artist. Never content to sit on the laurels of his instrumental prowess, he has developed into a singer-songwriter of rare wit and quirky insight, and his guitar playing has traded some technical firepower for a sense of cool atmospherics.
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