Leo Kottke and Keller Williams “Shut the Folk Up”
This very special evening of music, features solo sets and spontaneous collaborations by guitarists Leo Kottke and Keller Willams.
Grammy-award guitar virtuoso Leo Kottke is known for his innovative finger–picking style, which draws on influences from blues, jazz and folk music. From the release of his debut album Mudlark, to his chart-topping release Chewing Pine, and his recent collaboration, Sixty Six Steps with Phish bassist Mike Gordon, Kottke continues to evolve as a singer-songwriter and instrumental playing storyteller.
In a career that has spanned more than 20 years, Keller Williams, has built a solid reputation as one man band. His live stage shows are rooted around Keller singing original compositions and choice cover songs, while accompanying himself on acoustic guitar he creates improved samples in front of his audience. His albums- all given single syllable titles – FREEK, BUZZ, SPUN, BREATHE, STAGE, GRASS, THIEF, serve not only as a concise summation of the concept guiding the particular project but also as another piece of the jigsaw puzzle that is Keller Williams. GRASS, for example, is a bluegrass recording.STAGE is a live album and THIEF is a set of unexpected cover songs. His 20th official album release, VAPE, finds the prolific singer/songwriter/guitarist offering up 10 original tracks, some road tested and some brand new.