Leo Kottke performs in The Current studios

by Dale Connelly, Jim Ed Poole

One of Leo Kottke's best-known album is his instrumental
One of Leo Kottke's best-known album is his instrumental "6- and 12-String Guitar." It's also known as the armadillo album because of the armadillo image on the cover. (Brad Palm)
  1. Listen Leo Kottke performs in The Current studios

    Nov 21, 2007

Leo Kottke will be one of the first to say perfection is imperfect. Or that imperfection is, well...artistic.

Leo Kottke is a legend among guitarists. He burst on to the scene in 1969 with an album recorded live at the Scholar Coffee House in the Twin Cities and has amazed listeners ever since. His audience loves his singing voice too, but he doesn't. He's described his own singing as "...geese farts on a muggy day," but most of his albums will contain some vocalizations.

His latest CD is the second in a series of recordings made with bassist Mike Gordon of Phish called, "Sixty Six Steps". Leo is back home to play his annual concert, this year at the State Theater.
He stopped into the Morning Show studio to chat with Dale and Jim Ed...and to offer some truly live imperfection.

Songs performed: "William Powell" and "Living in the Country."

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