Mark Knopfler is bringing his fans on a journey of music discovery by hosting a new Sirius XM show, The British Grove Broadcast, the broadcasting company announced Tuesday (Feb. 25).
The songwriter and producer will air his one-hour weekly show from his British Grove Studios in West London, where he will play some of his favorite songs from his personal record collection, which includes genres from early roots, blues and rock n’ roll to newcomers.
“I’ve tried not to make my choices too obvious and avoided the mega-hits," Knopfler said in a statement. "I hope people might make a discovery or two, but there’s so much good music out there I’ve had to leave out mountains of it. It’s been tricky, but fun all the way.”
“Having Mark take us on his personal journey of music discovery—from the comfort of his own London studios—is a special addition to our Volume channel,” Scott Greenstein, president and chief content officer of SiriusXM, added. “He is a true modern guitar hero and his work as a songwriter and producer has such tremendous range. With that rich and varied background, each show will be a treat for our listeners as Mark curates and comments on his extraordinary range of selections.”
The British Grove Broadcast premieres on Wednesday, March 4, at 9 p.m. ET on Volume (channel 106). In conjunction, Pandora will release special playlists coinciding with the music and themes of each episode.