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A story on Jack Sonni
« on: November 03, 2013, 08:36:34 PM »

Former rock guitarist's varied career
November 3, 2013

Nov. 03--In 1984, after struggling as an artist in New York for a decade, guitarist Jack Sonni was ready to give up on his dream of playing in a famous rock band. "I said, 'I'm done with it' ... I got accepted to Fordham University to study literature," he said.

Then Sonni got a phone call from his friend, guitarist Mark Knopfler, who invited him to record an album and tour with his band, Dire Straits. The next day, Sonni flew to Montserrat, a Caribbean island with a recording studio, and then embarked on a world tour with Dire Straits that culminated with Live Aid and a global TV audience of 400 million.

Eighteen months later, the band broke up, catapulting Sonni back to obscurity.

These days, he rarely talks about his glory days. But fans who know Sonni as "the other guitarist" in Dire Straits can catch him at Diavola Supper Club, a pop-up dinner and dance held four times a year in Geyserville.

They also may be able to view his latest project, a web series called "Jack Sonni -- Virtually Real Friends" that will bring together his passion for food, music and people, while also highlighting Healdsburg.
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Re: A story on Jack Sonni
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2013, 07:04:47 PM »
Thanks for the post Knopfling.   Interesting to read where they all get to eventually - he seems to have found a good place

Sally  :)


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