Ecclesiastical and political pragmatism, with a beat
Saturday, September 5, 2009
Sultan Of Strings
Folkie finger-style guitar god Mark Knopfler (founder of Dire Straits) has a new album, "Get Lucky." Listen to a taste of the record and a 16-minute Amazon.com interview here. The songs sound wonderful, of course. At about 7:00, he rhapsodizes about his guitar collection. Asked about his "desert island" guitar, he named two: A 1950s flattop Gibson and a custom-made by John Monteleone in Islip, New York.