Gordon, Kottke Take New 'Steps'
Former Phish bassist Mike Gordon and guitar legend Leo Kottke have reactivated their partnership for a handful of summer concerts and a new studio album.Former Phish bassist Mike Gordon and guitar legend Leo Kottke have reactivated their partnership for a handful of summer concerts and a new studio album. At deadline, six shows were on tap, including June 19 at Colorado's Telluride Bluegrass Festival and July 1 show at Red Rocks outside Denver, alongside moe. and Gov't Mule.
The pair's new album, "Sixty Six Steps," is expected in late summer via RCA Victor. The set was recorded at Compass Point Studios in Nassau, the Bahamas, and features contributions from percussionist Neil Symonette, who will join Gordon and Kottke on the road.
A longer tour is in the works for September and October, with dates to be announced. "Sixty Six Steps" is the follow-up to 2002's "Clone," which debuted at No. 17 on Billboard's Top Internet Albums chart.
Also on tap for Gordon are three shows later this month with the Benevento/Russo Duo: April 27 in Athens, Ga., the following day in Atlanta and April 30 in New Orleans. The group is also booked to play the Bonnaroo festival on June 10 in Manchester, Tenn.
Here are Gordon/Kottke tour dates:
June 19: Telluride, Colo. (Telluride Bluegrass Festival)
June 24: Portland, Ore. (Northwest String Summit)
June 26: Taos, N.M. (Taos Solar Music Festival)
July 1: Morrison, Colo. (Red Rocks; w/ Gov't Mule, moe.)
July 2: Saratoga, Calif. (Mountain Winery)
July 3: Quincy, Calif. (High Sierra Music Festival)