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Show #89 : 13/07/2005, Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium  

Venue: Ryman Auditorium  [ Website ]

Address: 116 5th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37219

Capacity: 2362   [ Seating map ]

Reviews 3

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Norman West  
le 21/04/2006
Ditto Christine's comments. It was a blistering performance by MK. My only regret was that I hadn't driven over to Nashville earlier as I would've run into Mark at Gruhn's where I later purchased a Mark Knopfler signature Strat--what a beauty. Suffice it to say that this man is without a doubt the world's best and undisputed rock guitar king, not mention his blues, bluegrass and jazz playing. I worship at his feet. The upcoming MK and EL Harris concert ought to be stunning. Norman
le 15/07/2005
the nashville mark knopfler concert was absolutely thrilling. if you have tickets to upcomming concerts, get ready to be mesmerized, by one of the greatest, if not the greatest, guitar player in the world. this particular evening, mark gave tribute to chet atkins' memory by playing several songs on instruments loaned from the atkin"s foundation. the performance was very intimate in the diminuitive ryman auditorium, but the audience could almost touch the band as they rocked the rafters. mark is backed by supurb musicians, and their efforts were rewarded by ear shattering applause. personally, i would have enjoyed more of his solo work, but thats just me. mark rarely tours, and when he does, a lot of the stops are in europe, so far, please if you have a chance to see this concert, you will not be disappointed.
christine larkin  
le 14/07/2005
What a magical, magical evening. The Ryman is such a wonderful venue in the first place, and the show was easily the best concert that I have ever seen. No opening act, and he played from 8 until almost 10:30 with virtually no breaks (but two encores). While every song was amazing, two really stood out in my mind. I'm not normally a fan of Sonny Liston, but they did a masterful job of making us hear the punches being thrown. And, at the end of the first encore, they put their heads together and decided to treat us with two more... So Far Away and Shangri-La. I cried as soon as Shangri-La started (my husband thought that I was insane). I found it interesting that one of the reviewers for the Ohio show said that they thought that the audience was comatose - couldn't be farther from the truth. He had us paying such close attention to every stroke of his hand that we were all mesmerized. We had talked about getting tickets to another show, but frankly, I'm glad that we haven't. I need to let this show be the perfect, crystalline, overwhelming gift of love that it was. I'm terrified that I would be let down by anything else.