The Notting Hillbillies were a country rock project formed by British singer-songwriter Mark Knopfler in May 1986. The group consisted of Knopfler (guitar and vocals), Steve Phillips (guitar and vocals), Brendan Croker (guitar and vocals), Guy Fletcher (keyboards and vocals), Paul Franklin (pedal steel), Marcus Cliffe (bass), and Ed Bicknell (drums). They gave their first performance at a small club in Leeds, and followed up with a tour.
The Notting Hillbillies recorded just one album, Missing...Presumed Having a Good Time, released on Vertigo in the UK (Warner Bros. in the US) in 1990, before returning to concentrate on their primary musical outlets. Three tracks from the album - “Your Own Sweet Way”, “Feel Like Going Home” and “Will You Miss Me” - were released as singles; some versions of these included “Lonesome Wind Blues”, a track not on the album. The Notting Hillbillies reunited several times for charity gigs. In May 1997 …Read more on Wikipedia