- 24 Wizard of Oz
Leo Kottke is a 12-string acoustic guitarist known for a fingerpicking style that draws on influences from blues, jazz and folk music. His fans regard him as one of the most important and influential acoustic steel-string guitarists of the 20th century. In the more than 25 years that he has been composing, arranging and playing, his Americana style has evolved to include classical and jazz- oriented compositional and playing techniques, featured in many acoustic guitar and orchestra concerts. Combined with his dry wit and droll banter, an evening of musical eloquence is guaranteed!
“…his fingerpicking became a beautiful machine…Mr. Kottke’s forms are innovative and very modern – clever, complicated reimaginings of American folk styles…”
~The New York Times