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    Leo Kottke.

    He plays acoustic 6 and 12 string guitar since the mid 60's. Never had a top 10 hit, probably never heard of him. Do yourself a favor, go seek this man out...Check Napster, type in Leo Kottke...Go to record stores and look for his albums. The man is INTENSE. Not "rock and roll" neccessarily....He is actually placed in the "folk" category..BUT he is a man that shouldn't be pigeon-holed in ANY category. He simply ROCKS on the guitar...


    The man can make ONE guitar sound like you are listening to 2 or 3. Truly a gifted man and my second favorite guitarist of ALL time...


    His first album called: Leo Kottke 6 & 12 String Guitar, is my favorite. It came out in 1969 it is black with an Armadillo on the cover. Go find this CD! You'll thank me.


    This man may not be everyone's taste, but if you are a guitarist (like myself) or simply enjoy a man's talents for fingerpicking on a guitar, you gotta check this guy out....


    He sometimes sings, but his first album and many others are pure and simple solo acoustic guitar. I was fortunate enough to see him live in Buffalo NY about 3 years ago and became an instant fan.

    Go check out LEO KOTTKE.

    Anyone here ever here of him?

    If you haven't, you don't know what your missing...



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    Donor

    Cool man. Ya know, about 7 or 8 years ago, I saw that album (six and twelve string guitars), and I bought it just because of the name. I had never heard of him before. I was hooked from the git-go.

    Vaseline Machine gun blew my mind. Then Sailors Grave on a Prarie became the fav off the album (I was a sailor at the time).

    He is actually still touring, playing small venues. My wife and I go see him every year here in Portland. He plays at the zoo.

    He has about a zillion albums out there, and he actually sings on some of them (he is NOT known for his singing). Songs like Sonora's Death Row, paints just an awsome picture with words. Deep, heavy stuff with a big gotcha at the end.

    I still listen to 6 & 12 strings on the way to work quite often.

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    Cool Seenbad! I'm glad to hear that others enjoy his music.


    Vaseline Machine Gun IS unbelievable!


    Hey everyone, see if that song is on Napster and download it. If you appreciate the guitar heroics of one Eddie Van Halen, you gotta hear Vaseline Machine Gun by Leo Kottke

    Recorded in 1969 and sounding as fast and furious as Eddie Van Halen in 1978!


    What are you waiting for? go get it!!


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    Donor

    Just got back from our annual show. Downed a couple bottles of wine and allowed him to just knock my socks off. That dude does things that I simply dont understand when I really listen. Great show as always. [img]smilies/cool.gif[/img]
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    Very cool Seenbad. Yeah Leo Kottke is a-m-a-z-i-n-g. I wish more people here would check him out. With no disrespect to EVH, I think Leo Kottke could give him a run for his money on the acoustic guitar!

    Love his guitar work. Leo Kottke rules!!!
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    Bringing this back into sight...i got into the album 6 and 12 string guitar last week, its amazing.




    "out of the seven threads he's started here, four have been closed for being cluelessly ponderous as well as outright insipid"
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    Leo is one of the finest players around...very sophisticated music. Good to see some folks around here appreciating him and giving him props!
    Stay out of it, dude.


    I am Van Halen.

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    Had never heard of him before - just picked up the 6 and 12 string guitar album - it's fantastic! Talk about being able to make you feel completely inadequate at guitar Thanks for the great suggestion!

 

 

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