I am looking forward to playing this country dance at River Landing Retirement Community in Sandy Ridge. It’s a private event for the residents who are active seniors that love to dance. We will be bringing a set of classic and vintage country for this show and I hope it is the first of many of these. I am especially tickled by the fact that the great Redd Volkaert will be playing guitar with Calvin and me. What an opportunity!
Redd, in case you don’t know the name, was the guitar player who stepped into Merle Haggadr’s band after his long-time sideman, Roy Nichols, passed away. Redd stayed in that role until Merle passed. He had been living in Austin, TX where he build a network of gigs to fill the gap when the Merle band came to an end. A couple years ago he and his wife decided to semi-retire and move themselves and a bunch of animals to a place outside of Galax, VA. I got a wild hair to ask him if he might like to play this show with us and amazingly, he said yes.