The Paramount Theatre

Leo Kottke

Friday, September 20, 2019 8:00PM
Paramount Theatre

<b>Leo Kottke</b>
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The 2019/2020 Season at the Paramount and Stateside Theatres

Leo Kottke

Doors: 7:00pm | Show: 8:00pm

Tickets: $38-$20

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Event Description
Acoustic guitarist Leo Kottke was born in Athens, Georgia, but left town after a year and a half. Raised in 12 different states, he absorbed a variety of musical influences as a child and picked up the guitar at age 11. After adding a love for the country-blues of Mississippi John Hurt to the music of John Phillip Sousa and Preston Epps, Kottke joined the Navy, and eventually lost some hearing shooting at lightbulbs in the Atlantic while serving on a diesel submarine.

Discharged in 1964, he settled in the Twin Cities area and became a fixture at Minneapolis' Scholar Coffeehouse, which had been home to Bob Dylan. He issued his 1968 recording debut LP Twelve String Blues for the Scholar's tiny Oblivion label. After sending tapes to guitarist John Fahey, Kottke was signed to Fahey's Takoma label. Fahey and his manager Denny Bruce soon secured a production deal for Kottke with Capitol Records, leading to a successful run of major-labor albums in the early and mid-70s.

Leo Kottke has been performing at the Paramount for decades, and it is always a thrill to welcome him back.

Event Parking Information
Secure covered parking is offered to patrons at the 600 Congress parking garage. For additional parking information, please click here.

Personal Items Policy
The Austin Theatre Alliance is taking measures to increase the safety and security of its patrons and staff. We have instituted a No Large Bag Policy at all shows and events at the Paramount and State Theatres. Read more information on banned items, permitted items and our full policies here.