Kottke and Gordon: Calypso-Brushed Guitars

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Set List

Songs Kottke and Gordon play for 'World Cafe':

  • "Living in the Country"
  • "Sweet Emotion"
  • "Twist"
  • "Last Steam Engine Train"

Former Phish bassist Mike Gordon and guitarist extraordinaire Leo Kottke reunite for a new album. The two have just released their second album together, Sixty Six Steps. The collection of songs embraces sweet calypso and island rhythms.

Mike Gordon and Leo Kottke infused their new project with the calypso vibe.

hide captionMike Gordon and Leo Kottke infused their new project with the calypso vibe they soaked up in the Caribbean.

For the record, Gordon and Kottke headed to the Caribbean to soak up the calypso sound that they use to interpret songs as varied as Aerosmith's "Sweet Emotion" and Fleetwood Mac's "Oh Well."

Rounding out Sixty Six Steps are original compositions by Gordon and Kottke, along with "Ya Mar," a favorite of many a Phish fan originally written by Bahaman singer Cyril Ferguson.

This interview originally aired on Nov. 24, 2005.

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