Watch the Redd's Turn online guitar lesson by Jason Loughlin from 50 Country Masters Licks You MUST Know
This lick is inspired by Redd Volkaert, a Canadian guitarist who has been living in Austin, TX for a long time now, and who has also played with Merle Haggard. Redd is one of the pillars in the Austin music scene for country music, and a really influential guitar player to everyone in and around that scene. One of the things that makes Redd’s playing so great is the way he incorporates steel licks into his playing without relying on just major 6th chords and their inversions. He also uses a lot of contrary motion lines to pull into new chord changes, as well as whole tone scales and neck bending All of these ideas get mixed up to create a very unique approach to the telecaster that has gained him a lot of guitar fans.