In 1969, Fahey recorded a young 12-string guitar genius from Athens, Georgia, called Leo Kottke. It was titled 6 & 12 String Guitar and it was Kottke's second album (his first 12 String Blues was made for the (perhaps appropriately-named) Oblivion Records in 1968) If Fahey's own label debut barely sold 100 copies, Kottke's was reputedly to eventually run to six figure sales and secure him a contract with Capitol Records. Self-taught, Kottke's approach to theory and harmony comes from an earlier infatuation with the trombone. His clean guitar picking owes much to such early country guitarists as Sam McGhee but his use of harmony and rhythm is closer to jazz. His dazzling, aggressive and highly rhythmic sound has parallels with the 'sheets of sound' concept created by modern jazz saxophonist John Coltrane. Since then, he has released a further 22 albums, and recorded with the likes of Rickie Lee Jones, Lyle Lovett, the Violent Femmes, John Gorka, Big Head Todd and the Monsters, Dave Koz and Steve Wariner, written for movies and TV and toured incessantly. His restless musical eclecticism, stunning technique, dry wit and quirky insights remain intact. As Chet Atkins commented in a recent interview "(Leo)'s got a lot of strange thoughts going on in that head of his". Richie Havens praise is more direct "Leo's one of the people I wish I could pick like".
- 01 Preview The Driving Of The Year Nail
- 02 Preview The Last Of The Arkansas Greyhounds
- 03 Preview OJO
- 04 Preview Crow River Waltz
- 05 Preview The Sailor's Grave On The Prairie
- 06 Preview Vaseline Machine Gun
- 07 Preview Jack Fig
- 08 Preview Watermelon
- 09 Preview Jesu Joy Of Man's Desiring
- 10 Preview The Fisherman
- 11 Preview The Tennessee Toad
- 12 Preview Busted Bicycle
- 13 Preview The Brain Of The Purple Mountain
- 14 Preview Coolidge Rising
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