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A message from Mark

A message from Mark:

I’m thinking of everyone as we navigate these difficult times. They will pass, as they always do. I aim to be back in the studio recording songs as soon as possible. Take care of one another, keep calm and keep safe. We will pull through.

Love,
Mark

Mark Knopfler

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Mark Knopfler to Host The British Grove Broadcast, Exclusive New Show on SiriusXM’s Volume Channel

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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.

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That’s a wrap

2019 has been a record-breaking year for Mark…..

His first stage musical collaboration, with Bill Forsyth, based on the iconic Scottish film ‘Local Hero’, debuted in Edinburgh.

His first ever drink collaboration on Local Heroes No.3 gin with the Portobello Road distillery.

His biggest tour for more than 25 years, selling out 86 shows across UK, Europe, and North America.

His most recent solo album, Down The Road Wherever, celebrated its first birthday in November this year.

Looking ahead to 2020, Mark continues to work on many other projects; including the upcoming London production of ‘Local Hero’ at the Old Vic.

“It was great to see so many of you on the Down The Road Wherever tour. We had the best time ever out there. Wishing everyone happy holidays and a peaceful new year. Love, MK”

 

Among lots of other goodies you can now obtain recordings of the DTRW tour Royal Albert Hall gigs.

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Stolen Guitars

Can everyone keep an eye out for any of these guitars being offered for sale – they were stolen recently in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear.

– 1969 Gibson Les Paul Goldtop Deluxe, had neck/headstock repairs/fitted with Roland GKII synth pick-up

– Fender MK Stratocaster, serial #SE00523, has additional three Schecter style min-toggle switches to control Graphtech ghost midi system, (mode/midi/acoustic), tone knob acts as volume for the midi. Also has a Fishman wireless midi pick-up fitted

– Santa Ana Acoustic – black/blue sunburst

any info [email protected]

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Down The Road Wherever Merchandise

Check out the great DTRW merchandise items for sale in the markknopfler.com shop.

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