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Leo Kottke at City Winery

Leo Kottke will perform at City Winery (155 Varick Street (between Spring and Vandam Streets), New York, New York 10013) 3/9 & 3/10. Leo Kottke is known for a fingerpicking style that draws on influences from blues, jazz, and folk music, and for syncopated, polyphonic melodies.After hitchhiking across the country as an itinerant musician, Kottke settled in the Twin Cities area and become a fixture on the city's folk club circuit and issued his 1969 debut LP.
After developing a love for the country-blues of Mississippi John Hurt, Kottke lost much of the hearing in his left ear as a result of a mishap with a firecracker; during a later tenure in the Naval Reserve, his right ear suffered permanent damage during firing practice. Innovative acoustic guitar virtuoso Leo Kottke was born in Athens, GA and through being raised in 12 different states, he absorbed a variety of musical influences as a child, flirting with both violin and trombone before trying his hand at the guitar at age 11.



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