Acoustic guitar virtuoso Leo Kottke is widely known for his innovative fingerpicking style, which draws on influences from blues, jazz and folk music. A two-time Grammy nominee, Kottke has recorded over 40 albums in a career that’s spanned more than 40 years. He recorded his debut album “12 String Blues” in 1969. His follow-up caught the attention of legendary guitarists John Fahey and Chet Atkins, with the help of Fahey’s manager, Kottke signed a recording deal with Capitol Records. His albums for Capitol drew critical praise and he breached the Top 50 in 1975 with “Chewing Pine.” In concert, Kottke mixes his dry sense of humor with jaw-dropping instrumental selections from his storied career, playing solo on his signature 6 and 12-string guitars. Fast and technically proficient, the emotion and soul communicated through his acoustic guitar separates him from other players. Leo Kottke is a musician’s musician, enjoyed by those who love his unique guitar playing style and sound and appreciated by musicians and guitarists who understand his incredible guitar talent. He’s a virtuoso, a legendary master of the five-finger picking technique and 12-string slide instrumentals.