Breckenridge: Acoustic guitarist Leo Kottke to headline Blue River Series |

Breckenridge: Acoustic guitarist Leo Kottke to headline Blue River Series

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Unique acoustic guitarist Leo Kottke will return to Breckenridge Thursday for the first time since his 2009 concert for the Breckenridge Music Festival’s Blue River Series.

The self-taught musician has been described as “singular” stylistically, blending influences of blues, jazz and folk music for a sound with classical precision and popular appeal.

“My music is maybe hard to categorize,” Kottke stated in a recent release from the BMF. “It doesn’t fit conveniently into the bins at record stores. That works for me, though. I don’t rise and fall with trends. Most listeners seem to have room for this stuff. It’s been great that way.”

Kottke is a nearly 40-year veteran

of the acoustic music scene, with a resume that includes his Chewing Pine (1975), Balance (1979), Time Step (1983), My Father’s Face (1989), Great Big Boy (1991), Peculiaroso (1993) and One Guitar, No Vocals (1999) albums.

The show starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Riverwalk Center.

A complete schedule for the BMF as well as online tickets are available at

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