Leo Kottke to Host 'Summer Camp' for Musicians
The jam sessions around the ol' campfire are going to sound especially good this yearâ€”well, at least they will at the Leo Kottke Dunk Tank, a new interactive summer camp for musicians taking place this August.
Renowned fingerpicker Kottke this week announced the debut of the camp, which will be held August 4 to 8 at the Cambria Pines Lodge in Cambria, California, a seaside town near Big Sur.
The Dunk Tank will feature some of the most musically gifted "counselors" to ever staff a summer campâ€”joining Kottke will be Los Lobos members David Hildago, Cesar Rojas and Steve Berlin, as well as musicologist John Stropes, an authority on polyphonic, finger-style guitar.
In deciding to stage the camp, Kottke said he wanted to gear it toward a wide mix of ages and playing levels, so that "everyone attending can have a great time."
â€śThis is total immersion,â€ť Kottke said in a statement about the camp. â€śYouâ€™re meant to be in there with me and these other great talents. I want to spend time with the fans, especially individually. Thatâ€™s when amazing things can happen. It can be quite moving and funny. That is something Iâ€™m all about.â€ť
For tickets to Leo Kottkeâ€™s Dunk Tank, visit http://www.leokottkesdunktank.com/.
For a glimpse at what the "camp director" has to offer, check out the above clip of Kottke's cover of the Allman Brothers' classic, "Little Martha."