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The Best Leo Kottke Albums of All Time

Updated October 13, 2018 280 votes 70 voters 2.5k views21 items

List RulesThis list includes studio albums only, so if you add an album make sure it's a proper studio release.

Leo Kottke is one of the greatest acoustic guitar players of his time. This Leo Kottke discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Leo Kottke albums can be found at the top of the list. To make it easy for you, we haven't included Leo Kottke singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Leo Kottke album isn't high enough on the list, then be sure to vote for it so it receives the credit it deserves. Make sure you don't just vote for critically acclaimed albums; if you have a favorite Leo Kottke album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

If you want to know, "What is the Best Leo Kottke album of all time?" or "What are the top Leo Kottke albums?" then this list will answer your questions. Highly regarded for his fingerpicking skills on the guitar, Leo Kottke released some great music throughout his career, despite suffering tendon damage in his playing hand. The albums here include everything from Clone to Mudlark.

This list of popular Leo Kottke albums has been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order of this list isn't just one person's opinion. You can share your own opinion by voting up the albums you think are best, while voting any down if you feel they should be lower on the list. 

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  • 1

    ArtistLeo Kottke

    TracksVaseline Machine Gun, Ojo, The Last of the Arkansas Greyhounds

    Length (mins)00:37:30

    LabelTakoma Records

    Genres (Music)Folk music

  • 2

    ArtistLeo Kottke

    ProducerT Bone Burnett

    TracksDoorbell, Mona Ray, Times Twelve

    Length (mins)00:39:24

  • 3
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    ArtistLeo Kottke

    ProducerDenny Bruce

    TracksThe Spanish Entomologist, Last Steam Engine Train, Bean Time

    LabelCapitol Records

    Genres (Music)Folk music

  • 4

    ArtistLeo Kottke

    TracksMorning Is the Long Way Home, Three Quarter North, From Little Treasure

    Length (mins)00:50:44

    Genres (Music)Folk music

  • 5
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    ArtistLeo Kottke

    ProducerDenny Bruce

    TracksCripple Creek, The Ice Miner, Eight Miles High

    LabelCapitol Records

    Genres (Music)Folk music

  • 6

    ArtistLeo Kottke

    TracksEaster Again, First to Go, Piece 17

    Length (mins)00:42:51

    Genres (Music)Folk music

  • 7

    ArtistLeo Kottke

    ProducerDenny Bruce

    TracksCan't Quite Put It Into Words, Rebecca, Venezuela

    LabelCapitol Records

    Genres (Music)Country, Folk music

  • 8

    ArtistLeo Kottke

    ProducerDenny Bruce

    TracksWhy Ask Why, Twilight Property, Mona Ray

    LabelCapitol Records

    Genres (Music)Folk music

  • 9
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    ArtistLeo Kottke

    TracksShort Stories, A Child Should Be a Fish, Tilt Billings and the Student Prince

    LabelCapitol Records

    Genres (Music)Folk music

  • 10

    ArtistLeo Kottke

    TracksA Low Thud, Sonora's Death Row, Orange Room

    Length (mins)00:41:06

    Genres (Music)Folk music

  • 11

    ArtistLeo Kottke

    TracksBig Mob on the Hill, Ice Cream, Nothin' Works

    Length (mins)00:33:47

    Genres (Music)Folk music

  • 12

    ArtistLeo Kottke

    TracksSo Cold in China, Circle 'Round the Sun, If Mama Knew

    LabelSymposium

    Genres (Music)Folk music

  • 13

    ArtistLeo Kottke

    TracksTwice, Don't Call Me Ray, Across the Street

    Length (mins)00:39:03

  • 14

    ArtistLeo Kottke

    TracksThe Great One, Oddball, Czech Bounce

    Length (mins)00:38:59

    Genres (Music)Jazz, Folk music

  • 15

    ArtistLeo Kottke

    ProducerDenny Bruce

    TracksRio Leo, Buckaroo, Waltz

  • 16

    ArtistLeo Kottke

    TracksMonopoly, Mockingbird Hill, Axolotl

  • 17

    ArtistLeo Kottke

    TracksPoor Boy, Peg Leg, Wonderland by Night

    Length (mins)00:36:40

    Genres (Music)Folk music

  • 18

    ArtistLeo Kottke

    TracksDan's Tune, Skinflint, Foster's Feet

    Genres (Music)Folk music

  • 19

    ArtistLeo Kottke

    TracksSide One Suite: Reprise: Some Birds, Side One Suite: Three Walls and Bars, Jib's Hat

    Length (mins)00:35:01

    Genres (Music)Folk music

  • 20
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    1983

    ArtistLeo Kottke

    ProducerT Bone Burnett

    TracksStarving, Mr. Fonebone, I'll Break Out Again Tonight

    Genres (Music)Folk music

  • 21
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    ArtistLeo Kottke

    TracksDisguise, Losing Everything, Tell Mary

    Genres (Music)Folk music