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Subject: LeoKotke
From: El Dano
Date: 03 Mar 05 - 06:44 PM

I've just caught a snippet of a Leo Kotke tune on radio3 Verity Sharp then said that Kotke was no longer with us Was she right? I cant see any confirmation on the web


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Subject: RE: LeoKotke
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 03 Mar 05 - 07:34 PM

Nah, that's gotta be a mistake. His website says he's still touring. This fan site contains nothing alarming.

I think Kottke lives somewhere in Minnesota, and if there were anything amiss, the local papers would have printed it. A search shows there has been no news about him for quite a while.

He has a long-standing custom of performing an annual concert here after Thanksgiving, and it looks like the 2004 concert occurred as normal.

Maybe announcer confused him with John Fahey?


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Subject: RE: LeoKotke
From: Acme
Date: 03 Mar 05 - 10:43 PM

He's intermittently on A Prairie Home Companion. I haven't heard every program lately, but I'm sure they'd say something if he had passed on. And they'd be the first to tell you that simply being in Minnesota over the winter isn't synonymous with death. :-D

SRS


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Subject: RE: LeoKotke
From: GUEST,Auggie
Date: 03 Mar 05 - 11:03 PM

He was here onstage Feb 2005. I wouldn't argue that he has been gifted with god-like 12-string guitar ability, but I doubt he's been gifted with the God-like "He has risen" ability, so unless he bought the farm in the last 2 weeks, he's still with us.


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Subject: RE: LeoKotke
From: Tannywheeler
Date: 04 Mar 05 - 12:36 PM

Thank God.                      Tw


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Subject: RE: LeoKotke
From: GUEST,Ballyholme
Date: 04 Mar 05 - 02:39 PM

Several years ago I was told that he did the voice-over for Washington Post radio and tv ads. I don't know if that was true but I keep hearing a similar sounding voice (monotone but somehow very interesting) on occasional ads for various products and I always assume it's Leo.


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Subject: RE: LeoKotke
From: Kaleea
Date: 05 Mar 05 - 03:36 AM

He is scheduled to perform in my town soon.


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Subject: RE: LeoKotke
From: GUEST,Leo
Date: 05 Mar 05 - 05:52 AM

Rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated.


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Subject: RE: LeoKotke
From: open mike
Date: 05 Mar 05 - 11:42 PM

I'm glad to hear it...
both that the rumours
are exagerrated, and
that you are a guest here..
if in fact it IS you!
When you are a guest,
no one knows for sure..
if so, thanks for the
music over the years,
and the fancy finger work,
and the amazing 12 string
style, too.


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Subject: RE: LeoKotke
From: Acme
Date: 06 Mar 05 - 09:55 AM

Guest Leo sounds is evidently a Mark Twain fan.


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Subject: RE: LeoKotke
From: Acme
Date: 06 Mar 05 - 09:55 AM

proof read. . . drop "sounds"


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Subject: RE: Leo Kottke
From: GUEST
Date: 23 Aug 05 - 04:42 PM

It seems possibly Leo Kottke (who I first heard on a guitar sampler along with Peter Lang and the late great John Fahey) can now join the possibly select list of musicians whose death has been prematurely announced. The only other one I know of is the British fiddle-laying folk musician Dave Swarbrick of Fairport Convention whose death was erroneously announced in the Daily Telegraph some years back, but who I assume is still alive (I think though he was in hospital some months back).

Does anyone know of any other (reasonably well-known) musicians whose deaths were erroneously reported (in the USA, UK or elsewhere)? If so, is it worth starting a thread on this subject?


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Subject: RE: Leo Kottke
From: Don Firth
Date: 23 Aug 05 - 04:59 PM

You were all aware, of course, that one of Leo Kottke's ancestors wrote our national anthem? Francis Kottke.

(I'll go now).

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: Leo Kottke
From: GUEST,Nancy King at work
Date: 23 Aug 05 - 05:09 PM

Don, for shame!   LOL!


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Subject: RE: Leo Kottke
From: open mike
Date: 23 Aug 05 - 05:12 PM

for those who do not know,
it was Francis Scott key
who penned the national
anthem.


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Subject: RE: Leo Kottke
From: GUEST,Art Thieme
Date: 23 Aug 05 - 06:46 PM

Don,

What goes around, comes around!!

That was my pun. I used it on stage for close to 30 years.

It's good to see that something of mine went into the oral tradition!!

ART THIEME


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Subject: RE: Leo Kottke
From: Cool Beans
Date: 23 Aug 05 - 07:06 PM

That's hilarious. Kudos, Art, and to Don for reviving it.


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Subject: RE: Leo Kottke
From: Don Firth
Date: 23 Aug 05 - 07:13 PM

Deep bow, and a tip of the hat to Art.

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: Leo Kottke
From: Don Firth
Date: 23 Aug 05 - 11:30 PM

Actually, with all due respect (and a great deal of it) to Art, I must confess that I came up with that gawdawful pun independently.

One fine day a couple of years ago, I was surfing the internet aimlessly and I blundered into some strange guy's web site. He had discovered that by cobbling a few words in The Star Spangled Banner, it was possible to sing it to the tune of Wildwood Flower. And vice versa. Here's an example of the first verse:
Oh say, can you see, by the dawn's early light,
What so proudly we hailed, at the gleaming twilight,
The rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.
Later that day, while still snickering over that one, I was listening to a couple of cuts by Leo Kottke. It was along about Louise the pun suddenly hit me. I practically fell off my chair, then whooped and cackled for quite awhile, probably causing the neighbors great concern and apprehension. When my wife Barbara got home from working at the library, I regaled her with my revelations. She gave me a long, searching look, then said, "I think you're spending far too much time on the computer."

Anyway, given a few people here and there with brilliant minds, a pathologically warped sense of humor, and a gleeful penchant for horrible puns, it isn't too surprising that this possibility should pop up independently here and there.

There's a line that Art has come up with that I really covet. I have a couple of working titles for the memoir cum reminiscences book that I'm working on, but I haven't really settle on a final title yet. I ran across the title of one of Art's CDs and I began to writhe with envy. It would be perfect, but Art has used it already:   

"The Older I Get, The Better I Was.

That's bloody brilliant!!

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: Leo Kottke
From: GUEST,Art Thieme
Date: 24 Aug 05 - 12:09 AM

Don,

What's that they say about great minds? ;-)
Is it that they scrounge the same depths?
Either way, I'm honored to be in your company!

I believe that F. Scott Fitzgerald was Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald.

Art


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Subject: RE: Leo Kottke
From: Mark Cohen
Date: 24 Aug 05 - 12:37 AM

With a silent Key, of course.

Aloha,
Mark


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Subject: RE: Leo Kottke
From: Tannywheeler
Date: 24 Aug 05 - 01:20 PM

You're all obviously related to my Dad's family--the Faulks of Texas. That's the way their minds (dys)function. None of them have turned violent, so have avoided hospitalization/incarceration.
TOOMUCH fun, cousins.             Tw


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Subject: RE: Leo Kottke
From: Don Firth
Date: 24 Aug 05 - 04:00 PM

I think it's probably a corollary of the adage, "A dirty mind is a joy forever." As long as we maintain a fairly credible façade of normalcy and thereby avoid getting tossed into a padded cell, we closet maniacs have a lot more fun than most people.

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: Leo Kottke
From: Acme
Date: 24 Aug 05 - 09:02 PM

That wouldn't be John Henry Faulk, would it?


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Subject: RE: Leo Kottke
From: Tannywheeler
Date: 25 Aug 05 - 10:14 AM

Yes, Stilly River. The very man.             Tw


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Subject: RE: Leo Kottke
From: Acme
Date: 25 Aug 05 - 10:28 AM

Wow! Start a new thread and tell us some stories, please!


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Subject: Leo Kotke
From: ichMael
Date: 22 Aug 10 - 11:15 PM

No thread on Leo Kotke? I searched, didn't see one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXiReAlRcx8

That's a place to start. I've heard his style called Primitive Guitar.


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Subject: RE: Leo Kottke
From: Joe Offer
Date: 22 Aug 10 - 11:22 PM

Hi, ichMael-
You had the spelling wrong. I moved you over to an existing thread.
Does Leo still perform regularly on Prairie Home Companion?

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Leo Kottke information
From: ichMael
Date: 22 Aug 10 - 11:33 PM

Ah. Double T. Thanks. Been listening to his old tapes all day but didn't look at the labels, I guess. Dynamic stuff.


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Subject: RE: Leo Kottke information
From: Art Thieme
Date: 22 Aug 10 - 11:49 PM

an aside:
Try the words of Amazing Grace to the Gilligan's Island Theme.

Art


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Subject: RE: Leo Kottke information
From: JohnB
Date: 23 Aug 10 - 11:17 PM

I was there in the late 80s at Mariposa, when a stage hand accidentaly kicked a great big open chord from Leos guitar, which was sat on the floor as he strode over it.
I dont think that volunteer was asked back, however Leo should be out of jail by now and performing again, I think he only got about 15 years, or maybe that was what he lost.
Actually he was a real gent and did not kill the guy on the spot.
JohnB


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Subject: RE: Leo Kottke information
From: lefthanded guitar
Date: 24 Aug 10 - 01:17 PM

I personally feel proud to be on the same website as Leo Kottke. One of those 'brushes' with fame sorta thing. Magnificent player. Seen him many times and glad to know he's still touring.


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Subject: RE: Leo Kottke information
From: open mike
Date: 24 Aug 10 - 05:02 PM

according to his web site, http://www.leokottke.com/
here's where you can find him for the next few months
8/28/2010         Duluth, MN          Bayfront Festival Park
8/30/2010         Baltimore, MD         Pier Six Pavilion
9/2/2010         Mt. Gretna, PA         Mt. Gretna Playhouse
9/23/2010         Newark, OH         Midland Theatre
9/24/2010         Woodstock, IL         Woodstock Opera House
9/25/2010         Woodstock, IL         Woodstock Opera House
10/01/2010         Memphis, TN         Buckman Arts Center
10/02/2010         St. Louis, MO         Sheldon Concert Hall
10/07/2010         Ogunquit, ME         Jonathan's
10/09/2010         Pawling, NY         Towne Crier
10/15/2010         Everett, WA         Everett Performing Arts Center
10/16/2010         Tacoma, WA         Rialto Theater
10/17/2010         Bellingham, WA         Washington State University Concert Hall
10/19/2010         Evanston, IL         SPACE
10/21/2010         Oshkosh, WI         Opera House
10/22/2010         Madison, WI         Barrymore Theatre
10/23/2010         Milwaukee, WI         South Milwaukee PAC
10/27/2010         San Francisco, CA         Yoshi's
10/28/2010         San Francisco, CA         Yoshi's
10/29/2010         San Francisco, CA         Yoshi's
11/03/2010         Sellersville, PA         Sellersville Theatre 1894
11/5/2010         Newark, NJ         New Jersey Performing Arts Center
11/6/2010         Northampton, MA         Iron Horse Music Hall
11/7/2010         Northampton, MA         Iron Horse Music Hall
11/12/2010         Scottsdale, AZ         Kerr Cultural Center
11/13/2010         Scottsdale, AZ         Kerr Cultural Center
11/21/2010         Wichita, KS         Mary Jane Teall Theatre
11/29/2010         Minneapolis, MN         Guthrie Theater
12/10/2010         Phoenixville, PA         Colonial Theatre

that guthrie theater gig just might be a prairie home companion show


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