Morning Music: Leo Kottke at the Bottom Line

Leo KottkeWell, it is the end of our Leo Kottke week. A week of music is very different for you than it is for me. I end up listening to far more music than I post. In this case, pretty much all of his first 12 albums. It’s kind of hard to believe, although his albums don’t tend to be that long. Regardless, it was very enjoyable. There are a lot of great technicians — especially on the guitar — who lose sight of making their music enjoyable. But that never happens to Kottke. He always makes really enjoyable music.

The following is a performance of his at the Bottom Line. It revisits a couple of tunes, and moves into some of his later work. It is well worth listening to. And then after you are done, check out the second part.

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