Mark Knopfler About
Mark Knopfler (born 12 August 1949) is a British songwriter, guitarist, and record producer. He led the rock band Dire Straits, which he co-founded with his brother David in 1977. Since 1995, he’s enjoyed great success as a solo artist, releasing nine solo albums.
Knopfler is a fingerstyle guitarist, and well-respected in musical circles, both for his playing and for his songwriting. He has a knack for writing new songs that sound ancient, and his dry baritone is addictive. He continues to record and perform today. His newest album is scheduled for release in 2015.
Knopfler on his favorite style of music:
“My idea of heaven is a place where the Tyne meets the Delta, where folk music meets the blues.”