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A Tribute To Leo


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thetiler

 Genre: Acoustic

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This is a tribute guitar solo dedicated to Leo Kottke

In the picture you see him traveling. I think he has done tons of that in his many years of performing. I tried to get the bald head out of the the image but can't cause he in not bald. Not good enough artist:) So all I can do is add that being bald myself I see a little of him in me :)
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Comments: 20
Fans: 7
Plays: 194
Downloads: 150
Votes: 10
Uploaded: Nov 28, 2006 - 11:52:41 PM
Last Updated: Nov 30, 2006 - 01:43:36 AM Last Played: May 26, 2019 - 12:12:29 AM
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Comments
eanbardsley said 4593 days ago (November 28th, 2006)
virtuoso!!!
That is some pretty fancy picking and a simply wonderful melody.
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thetiler said 4593 days ago (November 29th, 2006)
Thanks
I just recorded it few hours ago. I wanted to finish it cause the house was quite. Then my daughter came in the house and thankfully she didn't make to much noise while I was recording.


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Ed Hannifin said 4593 days ago (November 29th, 2006)
You've got a Kottke feel...
You know, sometimes people do a 'tribute' to someone, but the tribute doesn't have anything to do with that artist's sound or approach or spirit or ANYTHING...

You've got enough of Leo in this to firmly anchor it in the Kottke tradition, enough of his signature moves to be identifiable, but enough of its own thing to be your piece as well...

Well done, Bill. I hope he gets to hear it someday...

Ed
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Jim Bouchard said 4593 days ago (November 29th, 2006)
I see the same...
I've always thought you sound a lot like Leo Kottke at times. Of course, playing solo acoustic guitar is a little like fingerprints, they're all different, but I think you've captured a taste of that Kottke feel in this tribute. I don't know if you've ever seen him in concert, but one thing that's interesting is that he plays standing up (or at least did at the times I saw him). Thanks for the tribute; Kottke's a worthy subject!
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Vic Holman said 4592 days ago (November 29th, 2006)
man that brings back memories
haven't seen or heard leo in years. knocked some of the old cobwebs out of my belfry. time flys as do your fingers, totally enjoyable as ever!
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announcer said 4592 days ago (November 30th, 2006)
I'm sittin by the stream
on a sunny afternoon somewhere in the hills.
Thanks for bringing some sunshine into an November day in Ohio.

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Schello said 4592 days ago (November 30th, 2006)
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Proffessor Thetilier...how many hands you have? =)) lol

GREAT..wath can i say???__Lissen..thats it!
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Macaudion said 4592 days ago (November 30th, 2006)
Uh huh...
...as I expected -- Very well done, sir -

BTW, You blow Leo's doors off!

Thanks! D
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thetiler said 4591 days ago (November 30th, 2006)
Thanks
Thanks Ejh, Jim, Vic, Schello, vic, announcer and Macaudion!


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Scorpjammer said 4591 days ago (December 1st, 2006)
Hey, Look! 'My Feet Are Smiling'
Man o man, Bill.

Not only are you good, but you work quickly!.. Uncut and true to the core.

It reminds me a little of a Leo medley recorded back in 1973. Hehehe.

Killer syncopated handwork.

You are a virtuoso finger stylist.

Always impressed.

Scorp:)



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thetiler said 4591 days ago (December 1st, 2006)
Ya, scorp
You inspired me with the Bach's Joy of Man's Desiring, in Leo's open G tuning (DGdgBd). So I didn't want to change tuning til I worked something out with it. it's a fun tuning.

Thanks Scorp for the post and reminding me of the G open tuning.


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timothy devine said 4591 days ago (December 1st, 2006)
Simply Beautiful
And to know you had to finsh up knowing that your daughter was entering the house adds a reality to the whole thing. I love it. I have the same situation sometimes.
As soon as I tuned in your guitar... Yarma (Hot Tuna,Airplane)... came to mind.
That bluesy pickin is so lost nowa days. It is so refreshing. Thank you for sharing. keep em coming.
I put it on the pod
Tim
I'll check out more latter
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thetiler said 4591 days ago (December 1st, 2006)
The . . .
airplane and hot tuna I believe are from around the San Francisco area which is were I currently live. (though we are selling our house and may move to the Nashvile area. I enjoyed White Rabbit and the acoustic music fingerpicking of that eara. I guess I kind of came out of that time period. Lots of guitar things happening in those days.

Thanks TD
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ziti said 4591 days ago (December 1st, 2006)
how did i miss this one??
how the hell do write these pieces so fast tiler?? you amaze me.

and this does sound like a nice impersonation of leo ...very cool

great playing as always....i have been watching you play on your vids and I am amazed at your right hand....awe inspiring. Just keep playing my friend, the world needs you.


added to the tiler playlist

thanks!

z
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Monkaton said 4590 days ago (December 2nd, 2006)
Very nice
Great song and I especially like the quick harmonics you threw in there.

I saw Leo in concert once on a bill with Lyle Lovett in St. Louis. I understand your admiration for him and this is a most worthy tribute.

Great job.
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Feter said 4587 days ago (December 5th, 2006)
Awesome Pickin !!
how I missed those .....I m realy enjoyijn
the technique here ....I just loved it
thnx for sharin it here ..!!
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thetiler said 4587 days ago (December 5th, 2006)
Really !
Thanks much Feter, monkaton and Ziti.

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Youra said 4587 days ago (December 5th, 2006)
Glad to hear
that Leo Kottke seems to be a superstar this side of the lake. I was a big fan of him in my tender ages (was buying, or robbing to my friends, all vinyls from great guitarist). For us, he was THE guy on 12 strings ! Leo is not really well known here, in France, at the exception of guitar lunatics like me. I still have some recordings from him and I'm so glad to hear what you've done. Brilliant. Is Leo still playing, or... ?
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thetiler said 4586 days ago (December 5th, 2006)
I think so
Yes, as for as I know. I've never heard him in person but really am looking forward to hearing him live in concert setting.

Thanks
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guitapick said 4535 days ago (January 25th, 2007)
I'm a big fan of Mr. Kottke...
...ever since that black and white armadillo album came out. This would definitely put a smile on his face.
Ed Hannifin told me to check your stuff out and you definitely have "filled the bill".
You sound great.
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