Sultans of Swing

Mark McKenzie one of our Song Pond tutors has just rolled in fresh from a serious work out by the looks of things. I don`t know if that`s anything to do with his guitar prowess and fretboard lucidity, but maybe. After all, Freddie King worked days in a steel mill. Mark is definitely an interesting character and when it comes to playing guitar he seriously cooks up a storm.


Mark has just run through the solo and lead parts of Mark Knopfler and Dire Straits` awesome, epic country-blues-rock, the Sultans Of Swing sitting here in the office on an acoustic guitar with both a pick and fingerstyle. Impressive stuff indeed.

So look out for The Sultans of Swing on Song Pond real soon. And don`t forget where country style licks from Chet Atkins through to Albert Lee can take you – the Sultans of Swing is evidence of that.


  1. Jamorama Post author

    Hi Mr. Gibson,
    Thank you for the kind words – we`re real glad you enjoyed the post about Mark Knopfler and the Sultans. Cheers too for the link to your impressive collection of Gibson guitars – there are some real beauties in there for sure. I`d love to get my hands on that GIBSON J-45 ‘BANNER’ wartime model. Gotta say that Knopfler sure plays a mean guitar style for a boy from Newcastle U.K. – but can it therefore be considered pure, and real, country?

  2. Used Gibson Guitar

    Happy Tuesday! Very good article. Thank you for sharing.. Enjoyed “of Swing at Rock Star Recipes” although maybe not everyone did. I’ll return again. Added to my RSS.

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