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Event Archive - LEO KOTTKE in VIctoria Monday May 23: Leo Kottke

Mon. May 23rd 2011 8:00 doors at 7:30 Alix Goolden Performance Hall (All Ages) 8:00 doors at 7:30
$35
Tickets at: www.rmts.bc.ca
Presented by: innermusica
This performance on a holiday Monday evening marks Leo Kottke's first Victoria appearance in over ten years; a
great opportunity for acoustic guitar enthusiasts to hear an unparalleled musical innovator and craftsman ply his
trade in an intimate setting on a rare visit to Canada.

When the Taylor Guitars crafted its Leo Kottke signature model, they described its namesake as follows:

"More than any other artist, Leo Kottke has defined the role of the contemporary acoustic guitarist as self-styled
virtuoso, amassing aworldwide following in the process. The self-taught guitarist first surfaced with his legendary 1969 recording, "Six and Twelve-String Guitar". Since then
he has blazed a singular stylistic path that continues to diverge from mainstream guitar music. Classical precision, pop attractiveness, jazz fluency, 20th-century harmony, bluesy fundamentalism, rubbery, syncopated rhythms, and lyrics that feature quasi-literary characterizations all vie for supremacy in his music and challenge preconceived notions of how acoustic guitar music should sound. In addition to his masterful musicianship, Kottke is beloved for a droll perspective on life that puts a tilt on his material and keeps concert audiences highly amused."
(http://www.taylorguitars.com/artists/signature/kottke.asp)

"My music is maybe hard to categorize," Kottke says. "It doesn't fit onveniently into the bins at record stores. That works for me, though... I don't rise and fall with trends. Most listeners seem to have room for this stuff. It's been great that way."

Here are a few links to live clips of Leo Kottke:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJthGsBB5YQ&feature=player_embedded
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJNq5YqZ3EI&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7jFI8SUv0Q&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKSSN_KfJ60&feature=related
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