Leo Kottke: Three West-Coast solo concerts

Leo Kottke will be returning to Canada’s West Coast for three solo performances in Victoria, Saltspring Island and in Courtenay (a co-presentation with the VIMF). Full details are provided here.

Leo Kottke is revered as a true pioneer of finger-style guitar technique and one of the world’s great 12-string masters. Leo’s rubbery rhythms and precision-played polyphonic melodies have been cited by many guitarists as defining standards in the finger-style repertoire.

Leo’s first records were issued in the late 1960′s. He has managed to navigate a complex career path, keeping himself at the forefront of guitar performance technique while flying below commercial radar and avoiding media spotlights almost completely.  Leo’s last visit to Victoria in May 2011 was well received by a sold-out crowd at Alix Goolden Hall. He is an amazing musician, a great story teller, and a joy to hear live in concert.

Archie Fisher: Three concerts on the Islands

Innermusica is delighted to host Archie Fisher for three performances – the first on Saltspring Island, then in Cumberland, (a co-presentation with VIMF) and finally in VIctoria. Full details are provided here.

Although not a household name in Canada, Archie Fisher has had a profound influence on the Canadian folk music scene as one of Britain’s truly innovative finger-style guitarists and a great songwriter. Many are familiar with and Archie’s songs through the legacy of the great Stan Rogers, who recorded and performed Archie’s works often. After Stan’s untimely death in 1983, Archie recorded and toured with Stan’s brother Garnet Rogers, including the landmark live LP “Off the Map” in 1985.

Archie has been a professional musician since the late 1950′s and rarely leaves his native Scotland now. This will be a very memorable performance by one of the great heroes of the British folk music scene over the last five decades.