Redd Volkaert's "Tele Twang" DVD combines two products in one! Redd teaches several of his Pork Chops in the instructional part of the DVD, and each lick is notated in the accompanying instructional booklet. Learn steel guitar licks, intros, turnarounds and licks in the style of Jerry Reed and Clint Strong, among others. This DVD also contains an exciting performance by Redd and his band at Austin's famous Continental Club, demonstrating his amazing guitar work and a smooth singing style. He's backed by talented bandmates Cindy Cashdollar on the steel guitars, Nate Rowe on bass guitar and Chris Gilson on drums.
Redd Volkaert is best known to country audiences as being the lead guitarist since 1997 for Merle Haggard's band the Strangers. Prior to that in the '90s, he had done sessions in Nashville for artists like Ray Price, Clinton Gregory, Dale Watson, and Lacy J. Dalton. In the late '90s, Volkaert also began a career as a solo artist with "Telewacker". In 2001, "No Stranger To A Tele" followed, with a satisfyingly diverse mix of country swing, hot instrumentals with steel guitar, and vocal numbers in the Bakersfield-honky-tonk tradition.