Living guitar legend Leo Kottke has just announced his initial plans for where and when he’ll be taking the stage next year. And even though he’ll be turning 70 in 2015, he won’t be taking it easy. Kottke will kick the year off on January 28 with a show at the Sweetwater Music Hall in Mill Valley, CA, followed by another in Malibu on January 31. He’ll play a couple show in the Midwest in early February and then hit the Northeast later in the month. He’ll play a show in Florida and then perform up and down the East Coast. He’ll play the Palace Theatre in Columbus on April 24 and then move on to West Virginia and South Carolina, followed by a couple shows in New England in May. No other shows are schedule until August 15, when he’ll play a show at the Sharon Lynn Wilson Center for the Arts in Brookfield, WI. A month later, Kottke is scheduled to perform on September 12, the day after his seventieth birthday, at the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco. Nothing else has been announced, but we wouldn’t be surprised if Kottke adds more shows to his itinerary.

An acoustic guitarist known for his fingerpicking technique, Leo Kottke first gained fame in the early 1970s for his blend of blues guitar instrumentals and the popular folk singer/song writer style of the time. Kottle’s music evolved to focus more on the instrumentals as he overcame a series of obstacles, including partial hearing loss and a hand injury. His career has featured a variety of collaborations with other artists and released dozens of albums, including over twenty studio records.

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