The Dire Straits legend has gone digital for his new tour in support of 'Down the Road Wherever.'
Even though it often looks and sounds simple, imitating Mark Knopfler’s playing style is much easier said than done.
Back in 2015, guitarist Andre Antunes had a viral sensation with a video in which he copied the styles of 10 famous guitarists while soloing to Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky.”
In this clip from Sky Arts’ Guitar Stories series, Mark Knopfler shares the stories of his six favorite six-stringed instruments.
Sorry for yet another isolated guitar track, but we couldn't let this one go by. You'll agree when you start listening to it.
Simply put, this professionally shotvideo—which was posted to YouTubeabout three years ago—shows three guitarmasters at work.
“‘Sultans of Swing’ was originally written on a National Steel guitar in an open tuning, though I never performed it that way,” Dire Straits frontmanMark Knopfler told Guitar World several years ago.