Saturday, Mar 23, 2013 8:00 PM PDT
Monterey Conference Center-Steinbeck Room, Monterey, CA
Grammy-nominated acoustic guitarist Leo Kottke will return to Monterey to play a solo concert at the Monterey Convention Center’s Steinbeck Room on Saturday evening, March 23. This 8:00 pm show, which is presented by UpWest Arts, marks Mr. Kottke’s first show in Monterey in several years.
Solo acoustic guitarist Leo Kottke is a walking contradiction. In conversation he is slow talking, thoughtful almost to distraction. Yet when he picks up a steel-stringed guitar, his fingers race across the strings with uncommon speed, developing a deep, churning groove that can at times sound like several people playing at once. He seems to play guitar at 78 rpm, yet he speaks at 33. Now 67 years young, Leo Kottke has recorded over 30 albums that showcase his barnstorming fretwork and quirky songwriting. He is truly a master of the guitar whose playing has influenced generations of musicians and listeners, and he still tours the country relentlessly, playing his 6 and 12-stringed guitars for appreciative audiences ranging from New England to Southern California, from Brisbane to Berlin