Watch the Swamp Funk online guitar lesson by David Hamburger from Blues Alchemy

If you ever visit Austin, Texas, once you've scored some barbecue and taken a look at the Stevie Ray Vaughan statue, grab a paper and find out where Redd Volkaert is playing, and go. Volkaert grew up in western Canada and played with Merle Haggard for several years, but now he serves up his flawless mix of blues, swing and country Telecaster three or four nights a week in his adopted home. And when I say flawless, I mean, his blues really burn, his swing cooks at a frightening tempo, and his chicken pickin' is absolutely definitive.