St. Petersburg, Fla. (Dec. 22, 2014) – Acoustic guitar virtuoso Leo Kottke, whose unending musical creativity and stunning technical dexterity have kept an enormous international following in awe for more than 45 years, will perform Sunday, March 1 at the Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. The 7 p.m. concert is part of the “Mahaffey on the Move” series.
With the 1968 appearance of his debut album, Twelve String Blues, Kottke raised the bar for solo acoustic guitarists everywhere. Kottke’s seminal, beloved albums include Ice Water, Chewing Pine, Mudlark, My Feet Are Smiling, Did You Hear Me?, Time Step and Regards From Chuck Pink.
His collaboration with Phish bassist Mike Gordon, Clone, caught audiences’ attention in 2002. Kottke and Gordon followed with a recording in the Bahamas called Sixty Six Steps, produced by Leo’s old friend and Prince producer David Z.
Kottke has been awarded two Grammy nominations; a Doctorate in Music Performance by the Peck School of Music at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee; and a Certificate of Significant Achievement in Not Playing the Trombone from the University of Texas at Brownsville with Texas Southmost College.
Tickets are $27.50, $37.50 and $47.50, and go on sale Saturday, Dec. 27 at noon. Tickets may be purchased online at Mahaffeyontyhemove.com, charge by phone at 727.893.7832 or in person at The Mahaffey Theater Box Office. The Mahaffey Box Office is open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday or at least 90 minutes prior to any ticketed event. There are no added charges ever on tickets purchased directly from The Mahaffey Theater.
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The Mahaffey Theater, under the management of Big3 Entertainment, is one of Tampa Bay’s top-rated performing arts venues. Home to the Florida Orchestra, The Mahaffey hosts top-quality national and international artists and performances – Broadway, pop, rock, comedy, dance, classical and interactive engagements and exhibitions.
Located in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg, the 2,031-seat cultural jewel boasts spectacular waterfront views and is located only minutes away from white sandy beaches and world-renowned museums. Additionally, the theater supports the highly successful Class Acts program, which enables school children to experience the performing arts through in-theater performances as well as in-school outreach and extension programs.
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