Leo Kottke


Birthday September 11, 1945

Birth Sign Virgo

Birthplace Athens, GA

Age 78 years old

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Acoustic guitarist who uses a distinct fingerpicking style and is occasionally a vocalist for his own work.

Before Fame

His first instruments were the violin and trombone.


He uses unconventional guitar tunings.

Family Life

His family moved to twelve states throughout his childhood.

Associated With

He was heavily influenced by blues icon Mississippi John Hurt.