Mark Knopfler, Concert in Rome
A left-handed Scotsman who plays a right-hand guitar without a plectrum and produces brilliant results. Who are we talking about? Mark Knopfler of course.
The leader of Dire Straits - a legendary band behind some of the most memorable tracks in the history of rock, such as "Sultans of swing" and "Romeo and Juliet" - left the group to embark on a solo career.
After a first listen to his new album, it is clear that he has embraced folk and country sounds, especially on tracks like "Golden heart", "Sailing to Philadelphia" and "Shangri-la". Knopfler brings his latest album "Kill to Get Crimson" on tour around Europe, as well as his red and white Stratocaster Fender.
Rome, Palalottomatica - JUNE 6, 2008