Sunday, November 19, 2006
Last night, I went so see Leo Kottke at the State Theater in downtown Minneapolis. Pretty good concert, with some nice 12- and 6-string playing in alternate tunings, interspersed with amusing monologues in a somewhat mind-blown style. I have seen and heard many excellent acoustic guitarists over the last 40 years, including Davey Graham, Bert Jansch, John Renbourne, Richard Thompson, Steve Howe, Larry Coryell, and John McLaughlin. My fondest memory is of hearing Davey Graham play "She Moved Through the Fair" in Nottingham, England in 1965. He was a true innovator of that era, as was Kottke's mentor, John Fahey.