Manchester's answer to Randy Newman”

— George Borowski, "Guitar George"


Welcome to my website. I'm a fingerpicking acoustic guitarist and singer/songwriter based near Manchester, in the North West of England. Have a look around and make yourself at home.....and please join the mailing list if you'd like to stay in touch with news about events, recordings, occasional guitar sales and other musical miscellany.


A year in the making, my new album Long Story Short is now available! Check the music page for details of how to order, either as a physical CD or a download, and to stream tracks.

"There are times when a record like Long Story Short is just what you need to drive the blues away.....packed full of entertainment" -

"A lovely album..." - Amy-Rose Atkinson, BBC Radio Lancashire

"Richard Knott's taste as an arranger, solid guitar skills, and confidence in presenting his own material should earn him a wider audience" -

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Website photo credits: Christine Bender, Moira Bucknall, Jane Knott, Richard Knott, William Knott