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Lazlo’s Layla

Mark Knopfler has one of the most unique picking styles, first showcased with “Sultans of Swing” back in 1978. Layla is arguably Eric Clapton’s signature song.  Who doesn’t know Layla? What happens when a guitarist who has studied and learned … Continue reading

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An Understatement If There Ever Was One

“I have a style which is probably all wrong. I would be a guitar teacher’s nightmare. I hold a guitar like a plumber holds a hammer” –-Mark Knopfler, OBE Really? History will show that Mark Knopfler, now 70,  has been … Continue reading

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Perfect Squared

Kurt The Blogmeister once mentioned Making Movies as a “Perfect Album”. Earlier today, he posted a video of  Mark playing the song that glued itself to my soul in 1980 and never left. Is there a more perfect love song? Click … Continue reading

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A Well Deserved Honor

. . . and long overdue. Congratulations to Mark Knopfler and Dire Straits for finally being inducted into the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame, Class of 2018. A well deserved honor for one of the very best guitarists and … Continue reading

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