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”If Aretha Franklin is the Queen of Soul, Redmond must be considered an official Lady in Waiting.” --Dave Nuttycombe,

Washington City Paper ”Every once in a while, a real knockout lands in the [CD] pile, a genuine jaw-dropper. Mary Ann Redmond is a stunning vocalist, she is not just covering these songs, they are transformed by her, exalted into something completely new. Her own songs are equally fine…”

--Chris Jorgensen,

Billings Gazette “It's startling when the petite blonde with a perky smile opens her mouth and out pours an amalgam of Gladys Knight, Tina Turner and Aretha Franklin.”

--Christopher Loudon,

JazzTimes“Virginia's Mary Ann Redmond falls somewhere between Dusty Springfield and Aretha Franklin. Yes, her voice is that good.”

--Mike Ryan,

Boston Herald

Booking Information

The Fabulous Mary Ann Redmond can bring her unique energy and the intimacy of a live performance to your next special event. In addition to enjoying critically-acclaimed musicianship, booking Mary Ann also means you'll have the confidence that you have entrusted this special occasion to the hands of richly experienced professionals.

For private affairs Mary Ann mixes it up; starting you off with romantic classics like "Unforgettable" and "Our Love is Here to Stay", working her way into a complete dance and party groove with such great tunes as "Respect", "Love the One You're With" and "It's Your Thing".  The Band members' talent enables them to cover any of your favorite songs, helping to make your event perfect. For more information contact Mary Ann directly by email.

Show Calendar

June 2009

June 1, Monday 5:00 to 6:30HAPPY HOUR DUO at Cafe Asia,

1550 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA

June 7, Sunday 8:00 Harp and Fiddle,4844 Cordell Ave. Bethesda, MD

June 8, Monday 5:00 to 6:30HAPPY HOUR DUO at Cafe Asia, 1550 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA

June 14, Sunday 8:00 Harp and Fiddle,4844 Cordell Ave. Bethesda, MD

June 15, Monday 5:00 to 6:30HAPPY HOUR DUO at Cafe Asia,

1550 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA

June 21, Sunday 8:00 Harp and Fiddle,4844 Cordell Ave. Bethesda, MD

June 22, Monday 5:00 to 6:30HAPPY HOUR DUO at Cafe Asia, 1550 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA

June 28, Sunday 8:00 Harp and Fiddle,4844 Cordell Ave. Bethesda, MD

June 29, Monday 5:00 to 6:30 HAPPY HOUR DUO at Cafe Asia,1550 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA

July 2009

July 3, Friday 7:00 FREE outdoor concert SummerSounds, Greensburg's

Concert in the Parks,

St Clair Park Amphitheater 135 N. Maple Ave.Greensburg, PA 15601

July 5, Sunday 8:00 Harp and Fiddle,4844 Cordell Ave. Bethesda, MD

July 6, Monday 5:00 to 6:30HAPPY HOUR DUO at Cafe Asia,

1550 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA

July 12, Sunday 8:00 Harp and Fiddle,4844 Cordell Ave. Bethesda, MD

July 13, Monday 5:00 to 6:30HAPPY HOUR DUO at Cafe Asia,

1550 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA

July 19, Sunday 8:00 Harp and Fiddle,4844 Cordell Ave. Bethesda, MD

July 20, Monday 5:00 to 6:30HAPPY HOUR DUO at Cafe Asia, 1550 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA

July 26, Sunday 8:00 Harp and Fiddle,4844 Cordell Ave. Bethesda, MD

July 27, Monday 5:00 to 6:30HAPPY HOUR DUO at Cafe Asia,

1550 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA

A Message from Mary Ann

I started entertaining at age 6 in kindergarten when i raised my hand to perform my version of the singing nun's dominique at st elizabeth's parochial school in richmond va.

The principal, sister martha mary, approached my mother at the first pta meeting and told her that she had no idea i was bilingual. my mother clued her in that i was a fake and had just polly parroted the album downstairs in our basement... hey, it was a gig.When i was 12 i stood around and sang along at the top of my lungs with a 45 of blood sweat and tears "when i die and when i'm gone... they'll be one child born in this world to carry on, to carry on"... hey, it was a gig.And I dreamt of other gigs to come. my brothers who were (and will always be) older, put together a band and i became the chick singer.One of our first gigs was at the fort lee officers club where a makeshift runway with g-string and pasty clad undulating vietnamese girls were replaced by me at 15 years old and my much older brothers playing doobie brothers and donna summer covers. yeeesh.

My first really cool band was in college as a voice major at vcu trying to study opera and singing jazz and pop 5 nights a week in nightclubs. the group was jack diamond and friends and they did everything from sinatra to lou rawls to cherl lynn... eventually the clubs won out over college and on the road i went. i toured with various top 40 and traveling show bands which played the eastern seaboard from forgotten lounges in watertown ny to the trump plaza casino in atlantic city.When i settled in the dc area, i found a great band, al williams and friends, who i luckily ended up playing with and recording my first cd "prisoner of the heart" with those amazing musicians. jon ozment produced and played keys, andy hamburger on drums, gary grainger on bass, and the amazing al williams on sax.I'd been signed to a developmental deal with motown but was suddenly dropped when the a&r guy was removed from his post. ahhh the music biddness!I started my own band and began working the dc clubs and parties and then in 1995 we recorded the live cd at blues alley with guitarist mike ault, drummer deren blessman, bassist steve taylor, and keyboardist benjie porecki.   A few years later i met jon carroll and we put out "here i am" in 1999. jon brought all of mary chapin carpenter's incredible players to the studio and she graciously included herself on the alone but not lonely track that she also beautifully penned. ( john jennings, dave mattacks, duke levine...)During that time i was invited to be a part of the 1999 uso tour where i got to sing for the troops and be a part of an amazing experience that taught me what being in the "service" really means. more info and pictures from the uso tour are here. we all gathered around christmas eve's eve on the trip home singing songs of peace -- on board a war plane.Somehow, through a mutual fan i also got involved playing from time to time with jeff skunk baxter from the doobie brothers. when he'd come to town we'd end up working together so after all those years of dormant doobie covers they finally came in handy! "skunk" introduced me to the ballistic missile defense guys and i was invited to some of the launches. i never actually got to see the fireworks, the first two were aborted and the third i couldn't make but the whole ordeal made me feel a bit like forrest gump. they were actually very kind for people that like to blow up stuff for a living. and hey ...it's a gig.The rumors are true, i do live in a really cool cabin with my aussie shepherd, a border collie named "mojo", my two cats and I lease a horse. it's just like being at a summer camp.   I still play at clubs and private gigs around town and we travel if the gig looks like a fun time. what can i say, i'm extremely blessed.    and hey ...it's a gig.                love y'all.                    thank y'all.                        come see me.                                                                                                                 blessings,                                              mary annp.s. buy a cd i need the gas money.

About Mary Ann

Singer/songwriter Mary Ann Redmond is described as “an exciting vocal talent” in a Billboard Magazine article that went on to say “...Redmond is wowing club audiences as a completely formed stylist, who sings heartfelt ballads and funky tunes with equal ease and enthusiasm in an alto voice that soars effortlessly to soprano range.”

Mary Annis known as "a DC local music treasure" for her soulful and wide-ranging vocal style in popular, jazz and blues music. She is based in the Washington, D.C. area, and is primarily a regional artist, performing locally as well as venues across the United States and other countries.

Her live performances and her four CDs to date have earned her acclaim from audiences and recognition from the music industry. She has worked with and opended for an array of artists including The Pointer Sisters, Neville Brothers, Ashford and Simpson, The O'Jays, Smokey Robinson, John Jennings and her friend Mary Chapin Carpenter -- Mary Ann is the first and only talent ever invited to sing background for Mary Chapin.Mary Ann has won an astounding 16 Washington Area Music Awards (WAMMIES), including Best Female Jazz Singer; Best Rock-Pop Vocalist, Best Roots Rock/Traditional R&B Vocalist, Best Urban Contemporary Vocalist and Best Female Blues Vocalist.

Do not miss an opportunity to catch Mary Ann where she shines best -- in a LIVE performance. Check the calendar for upcoming shows.