Leo Kottke


Cozy up to an intimate night of guitar mastery with fingerstyle legend Leo Kottke. Early on, Kottke’s instrumental works often shared the company of John Fahey—both were at one time signed to the famed Tacoma label—but he has greatly diversified over the years: Whether ragtime, blues, jazz, rock, or folk, his mercurial, dexterous playing can range from blazing Jimmy Page-like bits to warbly and weird polyphonic numbers that sound like Primus brawling at the coffeehouse. Nowadays he even sings (in a so-so voice), but not nearly as bad as his self-described “geese farts on a muggy day.”

Tue., June 16, 9 p.m.; Wed., June 17, 9 p.m., 2009