on 5 August 2001
You often see magazine articles with the headline "What You Must Do Before You're 30". One entry should be "Own a Leo Kottke CD".
With so many releases to select, Peculiaroso would be a good choice.
Rickie Lee Jones produced this 1994 release. Kottke's acoustic guitar playing is crisp and intricate on the instrumentals, whilst the three vocal performances are real joys, especially "Turning Into Randolph Scott". Kottke's guitar mastery is evident on the soundtrack-like "Big Situation" with its twists, turns and returns. Kottke can make his guitar dance! His playing can be appreciated by anyone with even a fleeting interest in guitar.
Peculiaroso should be played on a relaxing Sunday morning accompanied by toast, coffee and a bulky newspaper.