Leo Kottke (album)

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Leo Kottke
Studio album by Leo Kottke
Released 1976
Recorded Sound Factory West
Genre Contemporary Folk
Length 30:05
Label Chrysalis
Producer Denny Bruce
Leo Kottke chronology
1971-1976 (Did You Hear Me?)
Leo Kottke
The Best

Leo Kottke is the first album on the Chrysalis label by American guitarist Leo Kottke, released in 1976. It reached #107 on the Billboard Pop Albums charts.


After six releases on Capitol, Kottke and his manager/producer Denny Bruce changed labels. This release of all instrumental pieces written by Kottke (with the exception of "Buckaroo") also includes orchestrations by Jack Nitzsche.

The composition "Airproofing" was significantly re-worked and released as "Airproofing II" on Kottke's A Shout Toward Noon. "Death by Reputation" was covered by John Fahey on his album John Fahey Visits Washington D.C..

It was re-issued on CD by BGO in 1996.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

Writing for Allmusic, music critic Chip Renner called the album "Very good guitar playing."[1]

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Leo Kottke except "Buckaroo"

  1. "Buckaroo" (Bob Morris) – 2:05
  2. "The White Ape" – 2:13
  3. "Hayseed Suede" – 2:45
  4. "Rio Leo" – 2:58
  5. "Range" – 3:26
  6. "Airproofing" – 2:19
  7. "Maroon" – 2:02
  8. "Waltz" – 2:25
  9. "Death by Reputation" – 4:07
  10. "Up Tempo" – 1:41
  11. "Shadowland" – 4:05


  • Leo Kottke - 6 & 12-string guitar
  • Other artists not credited

Production notes:


  1. ^ a b Renner, Chip. "Leo Kottke > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved June 28, 2011. 

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