Redd Volkaert is one of the best country guitar players in the world today, and he's a personal hero of mine. His talent is no secret in the country world. He's played lead guitar for several legends, including Merle Haggard, George Jones and Dolly Parton, just to name a few. Redd is also a pillar of the Austin music scene and regularly performs at the legendary Continental Club with his band and Heybale!, a supergroup of country players. His guitar playing is absolutely mesmerizing to watch and hear, so if you get a chance to see him play, don't pass it up.
Redd and I talked about what it was like to work with Merle Haggard, his approach to guitar playing, how he got his start, the Austin music scene, and a bunch of other stuff that he made highly entertaining. In addition to his weekly Continental Club gigs, Redd regularly performs around the Lone Star State and beyond. Click here to view his tour dates.