There are really only a handful of singer-songwriters in the history music that made a long term impact on pop culture. Some of them being Bob Dylan, Bob Seger, Kurt Cobain, Bruce Springsteen and James Taylor.

Of course, another name that has to make the list is the one and only – Mark Knopfler or Dire Straits. Mark was one of the most influential songwriters of all time. Although, if I'm being honest, it isn't exactly my cup of tea, I can still respect his talent and the enormous influence he had on pop music.

For obvious reasons you won’t be able to see Dire Straits perform those songs live anymore as a full band. You can, however, see Mark perform at the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis on Friday, Friday August 30th at 8 pm. Re-sale tickets are available online now for $256 and up. It's quite expensive, but I guess that's the price you pay to see a legend.

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