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Mark Knopfler - Words and Music - 2009



For a man that's sold over one hundred million albums, it is not all that surprising that he has his hands in one hundred million musical projects. Mark Knopfler's 'fingerstyle' guitar playing is so distinctive that Rolling Stone has ranked him as the '27th best' guitarist of all-time and Fender puts out a 'Mark Knopfler' model of its Stratocaster. After two decades as The Dire Straits front man, he's gone onto a busy solo career as a singer-songwriter, producer, and film score composer. He told FUV's Claudia Marshall, that playing the guitar is all about battling your fingers, and he hopes he won that battle on his most recent album, 'Get Lucky.' (9/3/09)