Red Rhodes & Michael Nesmith
What Others Have Said About Red Rhodes
An amazing musical innovator...both as a player and as a technician. He took the steel guitar to new heights while as a member of the First National Band, and was famous for his work on amplifiers and pickups (his Velvet Hammers and modified Fender amps are still talked about to this day!)
Red's work with Mike Nesmith was my introduction to the steel guitar, and his playing inspired me so much that I decided to take up pedal steel guitar in January 2000 (I have played guitar for much longer....over 15 years now!). I am now addicted to the pedal steel guitar, and have Red to thank. I only wish I could have met him.....unfortunately, Red passed away in 1995.
This site is dedicated to Red Rhodes and all of his fans worldwide.