I have certainly made known my extreme fondness of great music over the past few years. One of the best artists I have ever heard is one who is not extremely well-known in America. I partly think that is because many have thought him to be very close to the style of Mark Knopfler, the frontman for Dire Straits.
Let me say, I think Knopfler is a very talented artist worthy of all accolades he has received heretofore. But I think that when you listen all of the music, Chris Rea has a much more versatile sound. I think he does much better at blending more traditional folksy blues-based rock, with excellent brass accompaniment.
I know I have featured Mr. Rea's music before, but I think he is well worth another one. First up is a song that has such an outstanding arrangement that it will have you tapping your foot right along. See what you think:
The same perfect mixture of brass and strings is also present in this next tune. Even the Colonel might want to go out dancing after hearing this one: