December 6, 2023

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.

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