Archive for November, 2010

November-14-2010
Filed Under (Reviews and Interviews)

It’s hip nowadays to grieve for the vanished social and political consciousness reflected in pop music. The folk revival, and to a lesser extent the rock which emerged in part from it, established musicians as influential voices for political protest and social change. But in the last two or three decades, the argument goes, musicians have voluntarily relinquished their platform.
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November-3-2010
Filed Under (Acoustic Covers)

Over the course of his career, Leo Kottke has released more than forty albums: twenty-one solo, two collaborations, four live, four film soundtracks, and ten compilations. That level of productivity puts him in a class with Neil Young, Bob Dylan, and very few others.

And yet if you haven’t heard of him, you’re in good company. A 2009 Pittsburgh Tribune profile of Kottke explains that he “is not the most famous guitarist… he’s not flashy or flamboyant, and his profile is such that if he attended the Grammy Awards, he’d probably go unnoticed.” While he has recently attracted increased attention because of his collaboration with Phish bassist Mike Gordon, Kottke remains one of the guitar world’s best-kept (relative) secrets. He is a prime example of an artist whose reputation lags behind his considerable talent and seemingly-infinite output.
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