Mark Knopfler, the co-founder and frontman of Dire Straits, has unveiled the key to make a good record, as a musician who devoted more than 50 years of his life to rock and blues, in the caption of the rare photos of himself, taken when he was in the studio.
As you may recall, the British legend, Mark Knopfler, has donated his iconic red Fender Stratocaster guitar to a fundraising draw in aid of the ‘Stagehand Charity,’ UK’s Covid-19 Crew Relief Fund, supporting stage crew through the ongoing crisis.
Most recently, Knopfler came up with never-before-seen pictures that were captured when he was recording his latest studio album, ‘Down The Road Wherever,’ at British Grove Studios.
In the caption of his post, the Instagram team of Mark Knopfler quoted him saying that he’s still just trying to do the same thing, which is to write a good song. In this way, he can produce simply a great song, he said.
‘Down the Road Wherever‘ is the ninth solo album of Dire Straits legend, Mark Knopfler. The album, which was described by the majority as ‘slow and elegant,’ was released on 16 November 2018 by British Grove Records.
Mark was accompanied by some great musicians in the album including Jim Cox and Guy Fletcher on keyboards, Nigel Hitchcock on saxophone, Glenn Worf on bass guitar, Danny Cummings on percussion, and Ian Thomas on drums.
Here’s what was said in the latest Instagram post of Mark Knopfler:
“‘I’m still just trying to do the same thing, which is to write a good song, if I can. Then you try to make a good record of it. And that’s it, really.’
Photos taken at British Grove Studios, whilst Mark was recording his latest studio album ‘Down The Road Wherever.'”
You can see the post below.