Compiled by Terry Kilburn
Mark Knopfler to Host The British Grove Broadcast, Exclusive New Show on SiriusXM’s Volume Channel
The British Grove Broadcast premieres March 4th at 9pm ET / 2am GMT on Volume channel 106, On Demand on the SiriusXM App, and Online where SiriusXM is available (US and Canada).
Broadcasting from his West London studio, The British Grove Broadcast will feature Knopfler playing some of his favourite music hand-selected from his personal and extensive record collection. This weekly one-hour show will celebrate Knopfler’s love of radio, influential artists and music discovery as he introduces audiences to tracks that they may not have heard before. They’ll hear tracks from artists such as Sharon Van Etten, Yo La Tengo, Jenny O., Bob Dylan, John Prine, Joni Mitchell and Los Lobos, among others. With each program, audiences will be treated to his musical knowledge and share in his joy of all kinds of music.
“I’ve tried not to make my choices too obvious and avoided the mega-hits. I hope people might make a discovery or two but there’s so much good music out there I’ve had to leave out mountains of it. It’s been tricky but fun all the way,” said Knopfler.
SiriusXM subscribers can catch The British Grove Broadcast beginning Wednesday, March 4th at 9pm ET / 2am GMT on Volume channel 106, the channel devoted to the discussion of, and passion for, music.
Pandora will also release special playlists echoing the music and themes of The British Grove Broadcast.
Note: currently only available in the US and Canada for now – announcements will be made if the series becomes available in other territories.