Dolly Parton birthday hoot w/ Jackie Venson, Mélat, Else Cross, Kalu James, Walker Lukens, Carson McHone, & more
"...The new Barton Springs Neighborhood Food Court (415 Jessie) has been serving customers for a few weeks now but musician and food truck entrepreneur Scott Angle hosts the grand opening bash Saturday, Aug.17. Angle and his band, the Cold Cold Hearts kick things off at 6pm and headliner Redd Volkaert take the stage at 8pm...."
"...Redd Volkaert has an honest-to-God '53 Telecaster, its scuffed neck and fingerboard bearing the well-worn patina of countless hours of play. Few pickers can do what he does; a cursory listen to Telewacker, Volkaert's 1998 Hightone release, makes that clear..."
"...A legendary pianist. Even their names ring with solid authority: Tom Lewis, Redd Volkaert, Gary Claxton, Kevin Smith, Earl Poole Ball...."
"...At 46, this longtime sideman and bassist is starting over, reinventing himself as a headliner. Every Monday night, along with Telecaster twang-banger Redd Volkaert, he plays at one of Austin's best-kept secrets: Ginny's Little Longhorn Saloon...."
"...In 1999, on his way out of town, Earl Poole Ball ran into Merle Haggard guitarist Redd Volkaert at the Exit Inn in Nashville..."
"...Redd Volkaert No Stranger to a Tele (HighTone) When Leo Fender dreamed up the Telecaster electric guitar back in '49 or so, it's doubtful he knew what uses it would be put to, especially in the hands of someone like Redd Volkaert. The local Telecaster master is all over the guitar like grease on a pork chop, quoting jazz, country, blues, and Western swing as effortlessly as turning on the lights in the living room..."
"...Redd VolkaertFor the Ladies (HighTone) Sometime after Bob Wills and Hank Williams taught the world to swing, things went to hell. The Toby Keiths and Kenny Chesneys of Hot 100 country ran that classic guitar sound through Disney's ad agency, and the diamonds turned to coal..."
"...NO, WAIT, JUST ONE MORE THING – ABOUT GUITAR PLAYER REDD VOLKAERT:..."
"...The most exciting prospect in the 12-piece roster that Reynolds has assembled to perform the suite is Redd Volkaert, a Telecaster master who's long played sideman to Merle Haggard...."
"...• Want to play guitar like Redd Volkaert? In your dreams. But you can mimic his sound thanks to Durham Electronics' new Reddverb effect pedal, simulating the Tele-hog's fat and tight tone..."
"...And good for Austin's Billy Dee, who plays country music the way it should be played. With a cast of all-star locals that includes Redd Volkaert, Tom Lewis, and Gary Claxton of Heybale!, plus pianist Floyd Domino, fiddler Jason Roberts, and pristine steel work from Ricky Davis, Dee's carved a niche with sharp-edged arrangements and a smooth but pure country groove ("Truly," "Too Much to Dream")..."
"...Oh wait, that describes most of the singer-songwriters in Austin!" In any case, Miller has moved back to Austin to attend grad school at UT, and is playing occasionally. Next up are gigs on August 4 at the Cactus opening for Terri Hendrix, and August 17 at Gaby and Mo's I've been hearing good things about Redd Volkaert's 2-6pm Saturday afternoon "matinee" shows at the Continental Club (see the "Calendar" page), so if you're interested, you should check it out soon..."
"...2, 2003, edition of KUT's Live Set. Telecaster master Redd Volkaert effortlessly slips inside Lefty Frizzell's skin for "Always Late (With Your Kisses)" and Merle Haggard's for "The Longer You Wait." Steinway sage Earl Poole Ball has no trouble crooning Harlan Howard's sorrowful "She Called Me Baby" or leading a frisky rockabilly romp through Chuck Berry's "Promised Land." Gary Claxton sounds like a million bucks on barroom standard "Wine Me Up" and Mel Tillis' pointed "Mental Revenge." Bassist Kevin Smith and drummer Tom Lewis even get in a few licks of their own on Bob Wills' "Home in San Antone." Most poignant is guest steelmeister Jim Murphy's picturesque "Mignight in Amarillo"; Murphy passed away earlier this year, and Live From 1-A is dedicated to his memory..."
"...His flamboyant wild-man style is the band's signature, and it's what people pay money to hear. Heybale's Redd Volkaert, on the other hand, is an equally splendid guitar talent, but with a more restrained style, the new local being the regular guitar player for Merle Haggard's band..."
"...SXSW’s 30th year continues adding record numbers of Austin talent. Today’s bulletin stacks on almighty rock brothers Amplified Heat, Black Angels side project Christian Bland & the Revelators, rubbery shoegaze trio Ringo Deathstarr, and Redd Volkaert, potentially the finest country picker on the planet..."
"...1001 Nights Orchestra, Atash, Bayonne, Bee Caves, Charlie Belle, Blue Healer, Boan, Booher, Built By Snow, Dylan Cameron, Gina Chavez, Wendy Colonna, Bill Converse, the Digital Wild, Dual Core, Charlie Faye & the Fayettes, Glenn Rexach Group, Hundred Visions, Tameca Jones, Keeper, Shelley King, Knifight, Kydd, Linda Gail Lewis, Jai Malano, Curtis McMurtry, Monk Parker, Mother Falcon, My Education, My Jerusalem, Barbara Nesbitt, Octopus Project, Oh Whitney, Otis the Destroyer, Pale Dian, Sarah Pierce, Proof, Quiet Company, Residual Kid, Rocketboys, Hunter Sharpe, Supraman, Tele Novella, Think No Think, Total Unicorn, Tres Bourbonnais, Ume, Uncle Lucius, Matthew Logan Vasquez, Victorious, Redd Volkaert, Patricia Vonne, Warm Soda, Jess Williamson, White Denim, Wild Child, Emily Wolfe, and Zookeeper...."
"...The Austin tour booker, an invaluable conduit for local musicians working the road, retires this month after 36 years. In that time, the Nancy Fly Agency has represented homegrown favorites including Don Walser, Ruthie Foster, Grupo Fantasma, Carolyn Wonderland, and Redd Volkaert...."
"...Redd VolkaertReddhead (Telehog)..."
"...Rounder brought in Ray Benson and Lloyd Maines to produce the project, recorded at the Asleep at the Wheelman's Bismeaux Studio. Hand used his own band, augmented by Maines on pedal steel and Dobro, guitar master Redd Volkaert, and Asleep at the Wheel's fiddler Jason Roberts...."
"...Reissued last year with addenda from her SXSW adventures, Des Barres' book, like the lady, is unforgettable. Margaret Moser REDD VOLKAERT AND CINDY CASHDOLLAR8pm, Cedar Street Courtyard Local steel guitar vet and slide queen Cindy Cashdollar has put in time with Ryan Adam's Roses, Ray Benson's Texas swing outfit Asleep at the Wheel, and the house band on Prairie Home Companion..."