Acoustic guitarist Leo Kottke will perform at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall Friday, January 27, 2023.
Raised in 12 different states, Kottke absorbed a variety of musical influences as a child before abandoning Stravinsky for the guitar at age 11. After adding a love for the country-blues of Mississippi, he joined the Navy underage to be underwater. Eventually he lost some hearing shooting at lightbulbs in the Atlantic while serving on the USS Halfbeak, a diesel submarine.
Discharged in 1964, Kottke settled in the Twin Cities area and became a fixture at Minneapolis’ Scholar Coffeehouse. After sending tapes to guitarist John Fahey, he was signed to Fahey’s Takoma label, releasing what has come to be called the Armadillo record.
With 1975’s “Chewing Pine”, Kottke reached the U.S. Top 30 for the second time. He’s been awarded two Grammy nominations; a Doctorate in Music Performance by the Peck School of Music at the U of Wisconsin, Milwaukee and a Certificate of Significant Achievement in Not Playing the Trombone from the U of Texas at Brownsville with Texas Southmost College.
Door Open 7:00pm | Show 8:00pm
Tickets: $30.50 – $50.50
Click event website link for additional info and to purchase your tickets. Tickets are also available at the St Augustine Amphitheatre Box Office — Thursdays and Fridays, 10:00am – 6:00pm and Saturdays 8:30am – 12:30pm. The Box Office accepts credit and debit card payments only.