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Music on the Esplanade

The Redmonds
Adult Contemporary Current Classic

The Redmonds

Tuesday, June 9
6 – 8 p.m.

Playing everything from Patsy Cline and Johnny Cash to the Civil Wars and the Lumineers, the Redmonds perform as an acoustic duo, featuring the impeccable harmonies of Mike and Katie Redmond and a full band with some of the best musicians in the region.

Mike Redmond has performed professionally for 30 years. He started as a teenage soundman for Soundz Music in 1979, working with such bands as Cheap Trick, Molly Hatchet, the Dixie Dregs, and America. By the time he was 24, he had a development deal with Phil Walden’s Capricorn Records. Katie Hull Redmond joined Mike in music (and marriage) in 2005. A trained singer, she has performed professionally at weddings, corporate events, festivals, and other social functions around the Chicago area for 20 years.

The full band includes bassist Mike Gorman of Off Broadway and Pezband fame; top Chicago pedal steel player Rich Koc; studio drummer Rick Nelson; and multi-instrumentalist L.J. Slavin. Showcased as an opening act for REO Speedwagon, the Redmonds put on a show with something for everyone.