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Mary Ann Redmond

I’m from Richmond VA where at 15 I got to sing with my two brother’s top 40 band for a few years before heading off to college. I studied as a voice major at VCU for a year operatically and got to be in the 4th jazz band. Not a ringing endorsement, but nonetheless, it was a great school. I’ve been in bands ever since covering all kinds of music and writing my songs as well. As for five years from now, I hope to be playing, singing teaching and doing what I love. A couple years back, I was lucky enough to meet Paul Langosch and Jay Cooley and they took me under their musical wing that steered us in more of a jazz/blues direction. The Redmond, Langosch and Cooley Trio came together out of a love for the “Great American Songbook”; a living trust of the creative genius of composers both with us and departed

Compared to What

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2013
Track listing: Come Rain or Come Shine; Dance Me to the End of Love; Compared to What; Storm is Coming; Never Make Your Move Too Soon; Creepin’; I Got It Bad and That Ain’t Good; Coyote; Ain’t That Peculiar; What’ll I Do; Fool on the Hill; Love Me Anyway.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Redmond-Langosch-Cooley: Compared to What

Read "Compared to What" reviewed by Dr. Judith Schlesinger

In 2003, after I heard Mary Ann Redmond's astonishing voice for the first time, we did an interview here called “On the Verge." Well, she's still on that verge--at least everywhere outside of the Washington, D.C. area, where she lives. With just a handful of albums to her name, Redmond has won an astounding ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Mary Ann Redmond: On the Verge

Read "Mary Ann Redmond: On the Verge" reviewed by Dr. Judith Schlesinger

Mary Ann Redmond's powerful, passionate voice inspires critics to poetic heights. Dan McClenaghan, reviewing her Prisoner of the Heart CD for this site, wrote: “she can belt it out to shake the walls down or caress a lyric like she's petting a cat." Goldmine admired her ability to go from a “fragile whisper" to a “riveting ...

Prisoner of the Heart

Label: Q&W Records
Released: 2002
Track listing: Make it Last, Since I Fell for You, Maybe I'm Amazed, Blind to Love, That is All, Prisoner of the Heart, You Send Me, Many Rivers to Cross, Ain't It a Shame, Too Precious, I Can Let Go Now

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Mary Ann Redmond: Prisoner of the Heart

Read "Prisoner of the Heart" reviewed by Dave Nathan

Washington, D. C.'s Mary Ann Redmond must have been weaned on the albums of Aretha Franklin, Lee Dorsey, Gladys Knight (with and without the Pips) and other soul artists who claimed their place in the annals of American Popular Music during the 1960's and beyond. This urbanization of rhythm and blues eventually migrated into a pop ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Mary Ann Redmond: Prisoner of the Heart

Read "Prisoner of the Heart" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

It would be hard to find more soul on a current CD than you'll get on Mary Ann Redmond's Prisoner of the Heart. Maybe on Solomon Burke's latest, but that's about it. Redmond's voice is an awesome instrument; she can belt it out to shake the walls down ("Since I Fell for You") or caress a ...


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