Watch the Blue Chicken online guitar lesson by David Hamburger from Blues Architect

In my adopted hometown of Austin, Texas, you can go hear tele king Redd Volkaert more days of the week than you can't. Volkaert started gigging as a teenager in western Canada, playing 5 sets a night, six nights a week, and eventually worked with Merle Haggard for several years. I grilled him on his influences and techniques for the September 2005 issue of Vintage Guitar. Visit Redd Volkaert online at

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