6 & 12 String Guitar

6 & 12 String Guitar

by Leo KottkeLeo Kottke


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Leo Kottke's wide-release debut came about after he sent a cassette to John Fahey's Takoma label. Not surprisingly, it recalls Fahey's work in a number of respects: the synthesis of numerous influences from blues, pop, classical, and folk styles, the weirdly titled instrumentals, even the tongue-in-cheek liner notes. Kottke's brand of virtuosity, however, is more soothing and easy on the ear than Fahey's. It's far from sappy, though, the rich and resonant picking intimating some underlying restlessness, like peaceful open fields after a storm. Establishing much of the territory Kottke was to explore throughout his career, this release was also one of his most popular, eventually selling over 500,000 copies.

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Product Details

Release Date: 04/29/1996
Label: Ace Records Import
UPC: 0029667982429
catalogNumber: 6798242
Rank: 62558


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  2. The Last of the Arkansas
  3. Ojo
  4. Crow River Waltz
  5. The Sailor's Grave on The
  6. Vaseline Machine Gun
  7. Jack Fig
  8. Watermelon
  9. Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiri
  10. The Fisherman
  11. The Tennessee Toad
  12. Busted Bicycle
  13. The Brain of the Purple M
  14. Coolidge Rising

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Performance Credits

Leo Kottke   Primary Artist

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