No Stranger to a Tele

Performers Redd Volkaert

Hightone | March 20, 2001 | Compact Disc

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Personnel: Redd Volkaert (vocals, guitar); Norman Hamlet (steel guitar);
Floyd Domino (piano); Billy "F" Donahue (bass); Johnnie Barber (drums).
Recorded at Cedar Creek Recording Studio, Austin, Texas.
Personnel: Redd Volkaert (vocals, guitar); Norm Hamlet (steel guitar); Floyd Domino (piano); Johnnie Barber (drums).
Recording information: Cedar Creek Recording Studio, Austin, TX.
Photographer: Lawson Little.
With his fireplug build, red Mennonite beard, slouch cap, and stubby fingers, Redd Volkaert sure doesn't look much like a guitar god. But his prodigious chops, wide-ranging musical vocabulary, and shameless passion for twang make him one of the more obvious heirs to the throne of the late Danny Gatton. All right, maybe he's not quite as fiery a picker -- the opening two tracks of his second solo album ("No Stranger to a Tele" and "Diminishing Flames") are downright sedate -- but when he lets loose there are few living guitarists who can outplay him and, unlike Gatton, he also sings. "Before She Made Me Crawl" is almost a parody of the done-wrong country weeper (and his vocal approach is almost a parody of George Jones), and he somehow manages to make his cover of Wynn Stewart's "Big Big Love" sound like a truck song. He swings on the unattractively titled but sweet and lovely "Granny Grunt," and rocks out on the album's final track, a blues entitled "3 1/2 Minutes Left." Twang fans, envious guitarists, and lovers of classic country and early rock & roll will get a huge kick out of this album. ~ Rick Anderson

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: March 20, 2001

Genre: General

Style: Country

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Label Name: Hightone

UPC: 012928812924

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No Stranger to a Tele

No Stranger to a Tele

Performers Redd Volkaert

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: March 20, 2001

Genre: General

Style: Country

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Label Name: Hightone

UPC: 012928812924


Title Track Time
1.No Stranger to a Tele --
2.Diminishing Flames --
3.Before She Made Me Crawl --
4.Big, Big Love --
5.Granny Grunt --
6.T'Wango --
7.End of the Line --
8.I Forget You Everday --
9.Drewpster --
10.Chee-Z --
11.Back to Back --
12.Conscience Turn Your Back --
13.Rubberdance --
14.3 1/2 Minutes Left --

Editorial Notes

Personnel: Redd Volkaert (vocals, guitar); Norman Hamlet (steel guitar);
Floyd Domino (piano); Billy "F" Donahue (bass); Johnnie Barber (drums).
Recorded at Cedar Creek Recording Studio, Austin, Texas.
Personnel: Redd Volkaert (vocals, guitar); Norm Hamlet (steel guitar); Floyd Domino (piano); Johnnie Barber (drums).
Recording information: Cedar Creek Recording Studio, Austin, TX.
Photographer: Lawson Little.
With his fireplug build, red Mennonite beard, slouch cap, and stubby fingers, Redd Volkaert sure doesn't look much like a guitar god. But his prodigious chops, wide-ranging musical vocabulary, and shameless passion for twang make him one of the more obvious heirs to the throne of the late Danny Gatton. All right, maybe he's not quite as fiery a picker -- the opening two tracks of his second solo album ("No Stranger to a Tele" and "Diminishing Flames") are downright sedate -- but when he lets loose there are few living guitarists who can outplay him and, unlike Gatton, he also sings. "Before She Made Me Crawl" is almost a parody of the done-wrong country weeper (and his vocal approach is almost a parody of George Jones), and he somehow manages to make his cover of Wynn Stewart's "Big Big Love" sound like a truck song. He swings on the unattractively titled but sweet and lovely "Granny Grunt," and rocks out on the album's final track, a blues entitled "3 1/2 Minutes Left." Twang fans, envious guitarists, and lovers of classic country and early rock & roll will get a huge kick out of this album. ~ Rick Anderson
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