Several months ago Travers told me Mark Knopfler was coming to town. If the name isn't familiar, the band he fronted for many years is. Dire Straits. Dire Freakin' Straits. I can name a handful of Dire Straits songs and another handful of Mark Knopfler songs and none of them suck. The man can play guitar better than anyone I've heard in person except for Unknown Hinson. Seriously, he's in his 50's and strides up to the microphone in fashionable jeans and a blazer to start whipping ass.
He played some of his old stuff, some of his new stuff, a few Dire Straits classics and some instrumentals that had all of Ovens Auditorium on its feet. Even Jennifer who had never heard of Mark Knopfler thought it whipped ass.
Hey! 40 year old Tim Baier was there, too! I didn't know he was such a big Mark Knopfler fan!