September 23, 2013 • 09:34:41 a.m.

Acoustic guiatrist Leo Kottke Sept. 27-28 in Woodstock

Leo Kottke (Photo provided)

Acoustic guiatrist Leo Kottke will perform at 8 p.m. Sept. 27-28 at the Woodstock Opera House, 121 W. Van Buren St., Woodstock. 

Kottke is known for a fingerpicking  style that draws on influences from blues, jazz and folk music , and for syncopated, polyphonic melodies.

Focusing primarily on instrumental composition and playing, Kottke also sings sporadically, in an unconventional yet expressive baritone  famously self-described as sounding like "geese farts on a muggy day.”  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.

Tickets, at $29, are available at 815-338-5300 or

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