I came across the expression "shreds dirt" in the following sentence in a story:

Rocky is a rock star who shreds dirt with his guitar.

I found the following meaning of "shred" on "The Free Dictionary":

To play fast solos accompanied by special techniques on the electric guitar.

However, I am still clueless about the meaning of the phrase "shreds dirt with his guitar".

  • What else is troubling you?
    – Kris
    Oct 9, 2018 at 11:38
  • Is "shred" used in a non-idiomatic manner? The story revolves around a character who meets many characters when he digs his land to rescue his kidnapped friend.
    – seeeker
    Oct 9, 2018 at 11:43
  • Could be, but that is not a grammar issue.
    – Kris
    Oct 9, 2018 at 11:44
  • It could mean several different things.
    – Hot Licks
    Oct 9, 2018 at 11:56

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According to this link, shreds dirt may identify the music style.

We have three guitar players, so we're a little bit heavier than some of the other Red Dirt bands, so we sort of coined the phrase 'Shred Dirt.'

Being Red Dirt

a music genre that gets its name from the color of soil found in Oklahoma.

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