Artist Mark Knopfler
Venue BBC Radio 4 studio, UK
Date 27th July 2009
Source Soundboard
Format 1CD-R
  1. Interview with Mark Knopfler
Additional comments Singer, songwriter and guitarist Joan Armatrading talks to leading guitarists about their music and guitar technique on the BBC Radio 4 programme Joan Armatrading's Favourite Guitarists. There were five episodes in which Joan talks to Mark Knopfler, Bonnie Raitt, John Williams, Russell Lissack and Bert Jansch. This CD features the first episode in which Joan talks to Mark Knopfler, lead guitarist of Dire Straits. Knopfler is considered by many to be the most respected intricate 'fingerstyle' guitarist of the modern rock era. He brought his old Gibson and National steel guitar to the studio. Very nice interview and some fine licks. Great sound quality, total playing time is about 15 minutes.
Mark Knopfler and Joan Armatrading