Ever since I first discovered the Armadillo album around 2007 I've been a huge fan of Leo Kottke. His uniquely aggressive and articulate style of acoustic guitar playing just pulled me in. I've spent a lot of time with his tunes and tried to soak them in. Chet Atkins is the Andrés Segovia of country guitar. I've spent a lot of time trying to learn from his example as well. He makes the difficult look strikingly easy.
These two master guitarists played together for the first time on a A Prarie Home Companion in 1988. Their cover of this unassumingly beautiful and emotive Santo and Johnny tune broke into my heart a few years ago. I've performed this one many times, and I thought it was worth putting some effort into a nice version. Watch now