Redd Volkaert : Reddhead

cv-_reddhead.jpgDriven is but one word to describe the highly addictive Reddhead release from Austin, Texas’ rock rebel, Redd Volkaert.

Powering through the opening surf guitar track, "Reddline Fever,"  Volkaert fluidly glides his nimble, strumming fingers across the fret board at a pace that would make Quentin Tarantino blush. Written by Eddie Beethoven, "Jackhammer Rock" is the perfect, steady-rolling , alt-country number to display Volkaert’s natural interpretive skills. "Goosebumps" veers sharply into Al Anderson territory with unpredictable, yet engagingly successful results.

Volkaert’s backing band – Buzz Evans on steel guitar, Rich Hamey on piano, Nate Rowe on bass and Chris Gils on drums – shines throughout, and fires up Volkaert’s urgency on the waltzing, dancehall "Is Anything Alright." Redd Volkaert makes all the right moves on the blues stomp, "Call the Pound," a sizzling concoction of edgy riffing and pure Austin twang.

Recorded at Top Hat Recording Studios in Austin, Reddhead showcases the songwriting talent and instrumental prowess of Texas wonder Redd Volkaert.

ReddHead is out now on Telehog.