Leo Kottke will be in concert at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall Sunday, January 30, 2022. He had been rescheduled to perform on Thursday, January 14, 2021. All previously purchased tickets will be honored at the new date. No new ticket purchase is needed.
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. After adding a love for the country-blues of Mississippi John Hurt to the music of John Phillip Sousa and Preston Epps, Kottke joined the Navy underage.
Discharged in 1964, he settled in the Twin Cities area and became a fixture at Minneapolis’ Scholar Coffeehouse, which had been home to Bob Dylan and John Koerner. 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.
Kottke’s 1971 major-label debut of “Mudlark” with Capitol Records 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 and Gordon followed with a recording in the Bahamas called “Sixty Six Steps”.
Doors 7:00pm / Show 8:00pm
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