Troy Redfern is a solo musician from Hay on Wye, Herefordshire, United Kingdom. He plays the guitar and sings publicly across the UK.
When speaking with Troy about the video below he said, “This is a cover version of one of my favourite songs off my most recent album. Filmed by myself during lockdown after a crash course in editing techniques.”
Troy, can you tell us about your music and your background?
“Slide guitar with gusto and virtuoso playing that fuses spontaneity with real craft. I combine the rawness of Hound Dog Taylor, the freeform approach of Sonny Sharrock, the firebrand playing of Johnny Winter and the technique of Dave Hole with the ghost of Elmore James. I write my own albums and have several albums out of original material.”
Who are your main musical influences?
“I’ve mainly been influenced by Chris Whitley, Son House, and Frank Zappa.”
When did you start playing music?
“I started playing when I was a teenager”
Does anyone else in your family play music?
“My kids are musical. My daughter sings and plays the guitar. We have recently recorded together!”
What are your most notable performances?
“I have played and sang publicly across Europe, as well as Russia and Scandinavia. I have also opened for such notable acts as The Nimmo Brothers, Wille and the Bandits, Royal Southern Brotherhood, Mick Ralphs (Bad Company) Dr Feelgood and Eric Belle (Thin Lizzy) amongst others.”
What was your most interesting or memorable moment as a musician?
“In the studio, I play all the instruments myself, guitar, bass, drums, vocals and anything else that’s required. My most recent album recorded during lockdown was recorded mostly on my 1929 resonator and my upcoming new album has recently been completed in the legendary Rockfield Studios.”
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