Mar 172011

I came across this one on YouTube today and had to share. You’ll learn real quick on this website what a huge Chet fanatic I am, although it may not seem that way because of all of the blues lessons that are on the site. I guess I’ve always been conflicted as a guitar player because I love both styles of music equally but they are so different. On one hand you have Chet Atkins who is about as white as they come, classical, super technical, jazz, Lite FM style – and then on the other hand I love artists artists like Albert King, Muddy Waters, Robert Cray etc… who are kind of the opposite, less technical and much less white. I guess the only common element is that they’re good pickers. Anyway, enough blabbing – I hope you like this Chet Atkins / Mark Knopfler version of “I’ll See You In My Dreams” and “Imagine”. Very well done. Not to mention that it would be extremely difficult to walk right on to a stage, sit down on a stool and play those songs without flaws because your nerves would be and their peak – I guess they don’t have any. By the way, if you don’t have it – be sure to get the album that these two did together, “Neck and Neck”.

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Chet Atkins and Mark Knopfler Play Live
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