The former Dire Straits frontman hit a particularly rich seam with his second LP in his own name.
The series reaffirmed Knopfler's huge respect for friend and inspiration Dylan, his ear for lesser-known names and early memories of Duane Eddy, the Everly Brothers and many more.
Many of the songs on Knopfler's 2002 album were inspired by the struggles of itinerant working-class people.
The British blues-rock singer and songwriter who was the frontman of Dire Straits and has worked with a wide range of musicians from B.B. King and Bob Dylan to Elton John.
'Dire Straits – The Studio Albums 1978-1991' includes of all the seminal British band's studio LPs released during that time.
On July 13, 1985, Live Aid, the dual concert at Wembley Stadium and JFK Stadium featured some of the greatest musical performances in history and I was there to witness it.
The soundtrack featured the stirring and enduring instrumental theme 'Going Home,' still widely heard to this day.
Knopfler's 'The British Grove Broadcast' series features the esteemed guitarist and songwriter playing his favourite music in a wide range of genres.
The show premieres on Wednesday, 4 March at 9 p.m. Eastern Time on Sirius XM's Volume (channel 106).
As the creation of Mark Knopfler, they successfully blended blues-based influences along with country and rock into an instantly timeless mix of atmospheric album tracks, combined with populist, catchy and massive-selling singles.
BluesClub, featuring Guy Fletcher, Robbie McIntosh and others, will play the fundraiser in honour of former bandmate Rogan, longtime guitar tech of Pete Townshend.
The tour starts a new run across the UK on 11 March, with dates extending until the 27th.
On January 6, 1979, their eponymous gave the band their first-ever appearance on the Billboard album listings.
Family bands have provided some of the greatest popular music of the past 100 years. As Sister Sledge once sang: “We are family. Get up everybody and sing.”
The show features many of the Dire Straits favourites on which Illsley played, as well as songs from his current solo album 'Coming Up For Air.'
The show combines Illsley's and his former band's material with his memories of life on the road with one of the biggest-selling rock bands of all time.