He is the "guitar player's" guitar player and boy can he play. And according to his website, he is a "granny" winner.
Redd Volkaert (born 1958) was a successor to Roy Nichols in Merle Haggard's backing band, and is "among the country’s top Telecaster guitar slingers.". Volkaert won a 2009 Grammy for Best Country Instrumental Performance.
While best known as a Fender Telecaster player, with a personal collection that includes a 1953 Fender Telecaster, a 1951 Fender Nocaster, a 1958 Fender Esquire and a 1950s-style Hahn Telecaster. Volkaert has lent his name to guitars made by other companies, including Asher.
Redd's band has been playing Saturdays, and Redd plays with Heybale!, the Sunday night house band, at The Continental Club in Austin, Texas.
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