Geese farts on a muggy day….
who remembers mcabes in hollywood
love this song
Leo kottke is a freaking genius
a genuine master guitar player
A song dedicated to all my old friends. Love you all. Miss you all. Come join me in Leo's music …
Thanks for posting this awesome video…time to pick up my guitar again 🙂
Thanks for posting it. Enjoyed it immensely.
Hi D-T-F,Saw Leo at the Birchmere in Alexandria, VA last evening. Still great after all these years. Playlist included "Rings" which I consider (along with Pamela Brown) to be one of his best vocal covers.
Beautiful guitar playing Mr. Kottke!!!
The smile at the end of the song tells just how much fun he was having that night. Wish I could have been there.
Thanks for all of your stories and informative contributions. I didn't know where this was held, just fell in love with his style and delight in his craft. Good contributions!
I saw Mr. Kottke in a double bill w Michael Hedges on Valentines Day 1988 @Smith College in Northampton, MA… my job was driving me seriously bonkers, and I walked in to the show with my sweetheart on my arm, but I was in extremely dire straits. Fortunately for me: (1) My girl friend was a seriously wonderful woman, and (2) Leo was the opening act, and about the 4th or 5th tune he played Ring Ring Telephone Ring.. it was so joyful, it cleansed my soul and brought me back to life. I never forgot it. Listening to this vid beings it all back in the best of ways. Thank you for this post. Leo really is SOMETHING. One of a kind.
Master of Melody… MASTER OF MELODY
The second song is entitled "Jack Fig" … it is off of the same album (6&12 String Guitar, on Tacoma) … as is "Driving of the Year Nail", tho.
Actually, the second song is not "Driving of the Year Nail."
This is from a docu-something called Home & Away, run on public TV back in the late 80s.
Does anyone know where this concert was held? Leo is at his best form here, check out Eggtooth from the same concert, just astounding guitar wizardry. I wish I could have this concert complete.
I've seen him a half dozen imes now. The first was the best, at college, smallish audience, tho the auditorium was packed. He opened with vaseline machinegun– no slide, just the 12 string and the dancing fingers. I had never seen anyone move hands that fast until Eddie van Halen came along. But they play totally diffent music, so….. Leo has aged well but slowed as shown by his use of the slide which he'd never have done in younger days. However he does it, I love Leo.
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