Redd Volkaert

Redd Volkaert

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.[2] Volkaert has lent his name to guitars made by other companies, including Asher.[3]

Redd's band has been playing Saturdays, and Redd plays with Heybale!, the Sunday night house band, at The Continental Club in Austin, Texas.[4][5]

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Genre: Americana
Subgenre: Alt Country
From: Austin, TX