Sparklers: “Easter And The Sargasso Sea” by Leo Kottke

This is the third installment of my next-to-newest category here at sixstr stories.

It features recordings of outstanding performances by noteworthy guitarists – or outstanding guitarists giving noteworthy performances.

So, ladies and gentlemen, let me introduce to you…

“Easter And The Sargasso Sea” by Leo Kottke.

Listen. You’ll be glad you did!


“Easter and the Sargasso Sea” was written and recorded by Leo Kottke. He released it in 1970 on his second album, Circle ‘Round The Sun. I bought my copy of the vinyl LP in the Fall of 1971 at a small record store in, I think, Springfield, Massachusetts.

For the guitar players out there, Leo is fingerpicking a 12-string acoustic guitar tuned to an open-G major tuning. Leo also has his instrument tuned below standard pitch like many 12-string players do. To be precise, Leo’s guitar is tuned 4 half steps low, actually sounding in E-flat major.

Hope you enjoyed “Easter And The Sargasso Sea” and… Happy Easter!

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6 Responses to Sparklers: “Easter And The Sargasso Sea” by Leo Kottke

  1. Kathryn Klem says:

    Wow… such a sweet, smooth flow of beauty in music listening here. Thank you for sharing. Inspiring to the ear and soothing to the soul ❤️

  2. badfinger20 says:

    What a great sound he has on this.

  3. Thom Hickey says:

    Leo is a wonder.

    Regards Thom

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