That time I asked Leo Kottke if he switched from trombone to guitar to get the chicks

By Steve Newton

Just digitized my 2002 interview with Leo Kottke for my Patreon page, and laughed out loud when I heard his response to one of my more routine questions.

At one point in the conversation I was asking the American acoustic-guitar wizard about when he first started playing, and he explained that he played violin and trombone before discovering guitar. So of course I had to ask if he switched from trombone to guitar “to get the chicks”, and his response cracked me up.

Have a listen:


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