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Leo Kottke


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Birth Name: Leo Kottke
Born: 1945/09/11
Birth Place: Athens, Georgia
Years Active: 1966 - present
Genres: Folk, Roots Music

Leo Kottke was born September 11, 1945 in Athens, Georgia and is an acoustic guitarist. He is known for his fingerpicking style, which incorporates influences from blues, jazz, and folk music. Growing up all over the states, Kottke cites the influence of Muskogee, Oklahoma, and the thriving folk and delta blues music that existed there. Of note is the musician John Hurt, who Kottke cites as a musical inspiration. Kottke learned to play the trombone and violin as a child before her ventured onto the guitar. He dropped out of college to hitchhike around the country and busk for a living. In 1966 he landed a regular gig, performing at the Scholar Coffeehouse in the Cedar-Riverside, Minneapolis... Continue Bio >>


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