Richard Bennett, studio guitarist for 45 years and currently playing with Mark Knopfler, steps forward as a leader with Themes From A Rainy Decade, an album of self penned, thematic guitar instrumentals. The 12 songs cover a breathtaking variety of styles that remain focused around Bennett's unmistakeable guitar tone and melodies that you'll be able to whistle after you've heard them.
From the liner notes of Themes From A Rainy Decade, Mark Knopfler writes, "For almost ten years now I've felt very lucky having Richard Bennett as a pal and as a member of the band. His quiet, self-effacing manner hides an encyclopaedic knowledge of all kinds of roots and rock music, from Hillbilly to Hawaiian, played effortlessly on a variety of instruments which appear out of a flight case as big as an Airstream trailer...... May his cracking guitar playing find a place in your life as it has in mine."
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