An Evening With
Tuesday Oct 28 7:30PM
The volunteers of the Troubadour Concertt Series and Highbridge Spring Water are proud to bring the incredible guitarist LEO KOTTKE back to Lexington. A widely recognized master of his instrument, Leo Kottke is an acoustic guitarist known for his innovative and idiosyncratic finger picking style. He plays syncopated and polyphonic melodies drawing on blues, jazz and folk influences and has also built a jam band type following having collaborated with Phish’s Mike Gordon for some albums and tours. Leo’s fan favorites include “June Bug,” “Pamela Brown,” “Julie’s House,” “Pepe Hush” and “Jack Gets Up.”
Kottke was born in Athens, Georgia, but left town after a year and a half. Raised in 12 different states, he absorbed a variety of musical influences as a child, flirting with both violin and trombone, before abandoning Stravinsky for the guitar at age 11. After adding a love for the country-blues of Mississippi John Hurt to the music of John Phillip Sousa and Preston Epps, Kottke joined the Navy underage, to be underwater, and eventually lost some hearing shooting at lightbulbs in the Atlantic while serving on the USS Halfbeak, a diesel submarine. Kottke has been awarded two GRAMMY® nominations; a Doctorate in Music Performance by the Peck School of Music at the U of Wisconsin, Milwaukee; and a Certificate of Significant Achievement in Not Playing the Trombone from the U of Texas at Brownsville with Texas Southmost College.
See LEO KOTTKE perform an amazing guitar song:
BLUE SKY RIDERS
with Georgia Middleman and Gary Burr
Tuesday Dec 2 7:30PM
Highbridge Spring Water and the volunteers of the Troubadour Concert Series are proud to present one of the biggest hitmakers in America in concert at the Lyric Theatre.
Kenny Loggins’ remarkable four-decade-plus career has brought him to the top of the charts and to the toast of the Grammys. He’s had smash hits on Hollywood’s favorite movie soundtracks, rocked worldwide stages, and found his way into children’s hearts while bringing his soulful, beautiful voice to platinum albums of a stunning variety of genres.
Loggins has sold more than 25 million albums worldwide, and now he’s part of the country trio “Blue Sky Riders,” (Kenny Loggins, Georgia Middleman, Gary Burr) whose debut album, “Finally Home,” came out earlier this year. Performing such favorites as ‘Celebrate Me Home,’ ‘This Is It,’ ‘Whenever I Call You Friend,’ Footloose and ‘Danny’s Song,’ along with Blue Sky Riders performing songs from their album, this show will blend your favorite hits from the past with the new country rock sounds that are inspiring Kenny today.
Kenny Loggins Pooh Corner with Blue Sky Riders