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Leo Kottke is an acoustic guitarist known for a fingerpicking style that draws on influences from blues, jazz, and folk music, and for syncopated,polyphonic melodies. Kottke overcame a series of personal obstacles, including partial loss of hearing and a nearly career-ending bout with tendon damage in his right hand to emerge as a widely-recognized master of his instrument.
In concert, Kottke intersperses humorous and often bizarre monologues with vocal and instrumental selections from throughout his career, played solo on his signature 6- and 12-string guitars.
Loudon Wainwright III’s recording career spans a total of 23 albums, including 2009’s Grammy-winning “High Wide & Handsome,” a musical tribute to Charlie Poole, the legendary yet obscure NC singer and banjo player.
"Mr. Wainwright has proved to be far and away the most candid diarist among the singer-songwriters who... brought confessional poetry into popular song... Mr. Wainwright wrings more human truth out of his contradiction than any other songwriter of his generation." - New York Times, Stephen Holden
Tickets will go on sale July 26, 2013 and will be available at Jadepresents.com, at the Civic Center box office (800) 745-3000, or Ticketmaster.com.