Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

New dawn for the knights.(Personalities)

Byline: Story by Jane Mahoney For the Journal *Photograph by Kitty Clark Fritz Of the Journal

Local band enjoys revival of guitar instrumental music

Dick Stewart fingers his 1966 Jazzmaster Fender guitar, savoring the progression of a simple melody. Close your eyes, sway with the repeating beat and regress to the early 1960s when Stewart's band, The Knights, was one of Albuquerque's top instrumental rock 'n' roll combos.

It may be 40 years later, but the sounds are familiar. Guitar instrumental rock 'n' roll is making a comeback, and The Knights are back on the scene.

"We're back doing what we do best letting people hear the electric guitar the way it should sound," said Stewart, now 60 and definitely grayer. …

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