Redd Volkaert

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Redd Volkaert
Born 1958 (age 59–60)
Occupation(s) Guitarist
Instruments Guitar
Associated acts Merle Haggard

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."[1] 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]


2008 Redd Volkaert - Reddhead Telehog
2006 Redd Volkaert - Teletwang (DVD) Hal Leonard Corporation
2004 Redd Volkaert - For The Ladies HighTone Records
2003 ContinentaLIVE, Heybale!
2002 26 Days On The Road, as one of The Twangbangers Shout! Factory
2001 No Stranger To A Tele HighTone Records
1998 Telewacker Shout! Factory


  1. ^ Seeing Redd Archived 2006-08-06 at the Wayback Machine. at Fender USA
  2. ^ Geddie, Tom (April 2012). "Ready to show off his country pluck" (PDF). Buddy-The Original Texas Magazine. 34 (9). p. 13. Retrieved 2014-11-09. 
  3. ^ "Redd Volkaert Signature Model". 2013. Retrieved 2014-11-09. 
  4. ^ "The Continental Club Austin". Archived from the original on 2014-10-21. Retrieved 2014-11-09. 
  5. ^ Bailey, Kyle (July 23, 2013). "Expert Guitarist Redd Volkaert Still Innovating After 40 Years". The Austinot. Retrieved 2014-11-09. 

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