Q&A with Leo Kottke

Guitar Players Hall of Famer Leo Kottke will be making his Ellensburg debut on Sept. 27 and took time to answer a few questions by the Daily Record.

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Leo Kottke forged his place in American music history with a finger-style acoustic style took him around the world more than once before landing him in the Guitar Player Hall of Fame in 1978 and earned him a couple of Grammy nominations in 1988 and 1991. Through sheer durability and genius, he single-handedly inspired generations to take up the steel-string acoustic guitar.

The Daily Record caught up with Kottke to talk about his career and upcoming debut in Ellensburg Sept. 27 at the Wayne S. Hertz Concert Hall at Central Washington University. Tickets are available at www.lmmo.org

Rodney Harwood: award-winning journalist and columnist. Lover of golf and the written word. I can be reached at rharwood@kvnews.com