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Leo Kottke, Lyric Theatre
October 28, 2014 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
"The volunteers of the Troubadour Concert Series and Highbridge Spring Water are proud to bring the guitarist Leo Kottke back to Lexington. Leo Kottke is an acoustic guitarist known for his innovative and idiosyncratic finger picking style. He plays syncopated and polyphonic melodies drawing on blues, jazz and folk influences and has also built a jam band type following having collaborated with Phish’s Mike Gordon for some albums and tours. Leo’s fan favorites include “June Bug,” “Pamela Brown,” “Julie’s House,” “Pepe Hush” and “Jack Gets Up.” Kottke was born in Athens, Georgia. Raised in 12 different states, he 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, to be underwater, and eventually lost some hearing shooting at lightbulbs in the Atlantic while serving on the USS Halfbeak, a diesel submarine. Kottke has 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." Coming to the Lyric Theatre at 7:30 pm October 28th.