Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits at the Fox, 4/22/10

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Mark Knopfler's strength is his subtlety. Other guitar gods emphasize their talents with exaggerated movements and swaggering solos. But the ex-Dire Straits front man prefers the minimalist approach: He leans back only slightly at the mic stand -- pulling power from a solid, square-shouldered position while he tosses off fluid, bluesy guitar licks that tell a story in just a few notes. Continue reading Mark Knopfler at the Fox here. Photos by Todd Owyoung.

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