In 1969, a young guitarist named Leo Kottke came out with his head-turning debut album, "Twelve String Blues," recorded live at the Minneapolis Scholar Coffee House. It was the beginning of a legendary guitar career.
In 1999, as a new millennium came in, the touring sensation Phish, the group "Rolling Stone" called "the most important band of the 1990s," held the biggest New Year's Eve concert in the country, with guitarist Mike Gordon driving the bass line. Last year, Phish played its last concert.
Now Kottke and Gordon are out with a new album of their own — an island-inspired mix of the two musical greats, including original songs and covers of everything from Pete Seeger's "Living in the Country" to Aerosmith's "Sweet Emotion."
Tune in to hear a conversation with with Mike Gordon and Leo Kottke.
Leo Kottke, widely recognized as one of the greatest fingerstyle guitarists of all time. He has over 34 albums to his credit, plus four singles.;
Mike Gordon, former bassist for Phish. In 2002, he first collaborated with Leo Kottke on the album "Clone." Their new CD is "Sixty Six Steps."
This program aired on October 28, 2005.