Ok, I know I'm not the first... But I finally had the pleasure of meeting Redd Volkaert on Saturday at the 40th Annual Dallas International Guitar Festival. Heck of a guy, and a hell of a player, as everyone here already knows. Unfortunately, I found out too late that the Saturday performance schedule got changed and Redd's time got bumped up about an hour. So when I showed up in time to hear him begin, it was actually just finished. But thankfully I got to say hello and get a picture. I did, however, get to hear him play the previous night during the Friday night all-star jam. I'd heard Redd on YouTube videos before, etc. But hearing him play at a live venue is a whole different experience. I only wish some of the other "big names" on the stage that night would have quit wanking off long enough to give Redd a longer solo break. Needless to say, almost everyone's jaw hit the floor when Redd played. Some of the most incredible playing I've ever heard. So unique, so pure, and absolutely phenomenal. Great memories!