"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 singer/songwriter with a wicked line in lyrics and one of the best blues fingerpickers .....definitely not to be missed" - Manchester Acoustic Guitar Society
A year in the making, my 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" - Folking.com
"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" - Minor7th.com (USA)
"If you're looking for dexterous guitar playing centred in a varied batch of original songs that serve up satirical and often perceptive messages, Richard Knott could well be the answer. Long Story Short is an album that manages to be wry yet serious, eclectic but cohesive and musically entertaining at all times" - RNR magazine
"Some might compare Knott to Arlo Guthrie or Jimmie Rodgers.....to make a Long Story Short, Richard Knott's latest is full of fantastic songwriting!" - Blues Blast magazine (USA)