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Leo Kottke & Keller Williams present ‘Shut the Folk Up and Listen’ on Feb. 17 at The Carolina Theatre in Greensboro

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This special evening of music at 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, will feature solo sets by Leo Kottke and Keller Williams, as well as collaborations between the artists at the
 The Carolina Theatre, 310 S Greene St., Greensboro, North Carolina.

Tickets are $47.50, $39.50, $32.50, $27.50 or $20, depending on location. (A limited number of premium orchestra pit seats are available.) A $3 theatre facility fee and applicable North Carolina sales tax will be added to the price of each ticket.

Please note: There is an additional $3.50 per ticket service fee on web purchases. To avoid those charges, call the Carolina Theatre Box Office at 336-333-2605 Monday through Friday from noon until 5PM, or visit us in person! Guests can opt to have tickets mailed to them for a $1 post fee, or can pick tickets up at will call for no additional charge.


Famed acoustic guitar player Leo Kottke is known for his unique finger-picking style, drawing on blues, jazz and folk music, and for his syncopated, polyphonic melodies. Over the years, Kottke has overcome a series of obstacles, including partial loss of hearing and a nearly career-ending bout with tendon damage in his right hand to emerge as a widely-recognized master of his instrument. In concert, Kottke mixes humor and anecdotes with vocal and instrumental selections from throughout his career, played on his six and twelve string guitars.

With over 20 years of making music under his belt, Keller Williams is best knows as a one-man band. His exciting and unpredictable stage shows are built around Keller singing his own songs and select covers. Recent years have found Keller fronting a handful of collaborations, including Keller Williams with The Travelin’ McCourys, Keller and The Keels, with More Than a Little, and with the new Keller Williams Trio. For “Shut the Folk Up and Listen,” Keller goes back to his roots: stripped down to just his guitar, alongside one of his musical heroes.

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