Quad-City native "Red" (Denny) Gallagher has opened for B.B. King, the Oakridge Boys and Three Dog Night. The concert will also feature Lorraine Gallagher and special musical guests: Pat Frese and SAU's Rev. Brian Miclot and Sheila Deluhery. Fundraiser for Student Emergency Fund. Scroll down to read more!
Cost: $10 per person; $20 per family (suggested donation)
Sheila Deluhery, 563/333-6132
|The Redbird Duo|
Although Deluhery is quick to point out Red Gallagher and the Redbird Duo as the main concert feature, many Assumption alums will be please to hear that, "the band is getting back together," that is, high school folk group Sheila and the Four of a Kind.
Proceeds will benefit the St. Ambrose Student Emergency Fund. A social hour will follow the concert. The Rogalski Center is located at the corner of Ripley and Lombard Streets, one block west of Harrison Street.
Gallagher grew up in Davenport and developed his musical talents as a student at Assumption High School. During the mid- to late-60s, Gallagher performed folk songs with friends Sheila Deluhery, Pat Frese and Brian Miclot (now Father Miclot), and played professionally at the Downtowner Motor Inn and The Ruxton Inn.
Pursuing a musical career in Minneapolis, Minn., Gallagher returned to the Quad Cities to play regularly at Tortilla Flats, Moline, Just Plain Sam's in Davenport's East Village, and at local colleges.
During his career, Gallagher opened for B.B. King, as well as the Oakridge Boys, B.J. Thomas, Taj Mahal and Three Dog Night. He considers the concert with Mr. King "an unforgettable career highlight."
His third album (and first CD)—White Man's Blues—was recorded at Attica Studios, Rock Island. The CD included an original hit song, Northwoods Man, which received significant airplay in the Quad Cities and led to Gallagher's being chosen as host for the Bix Street Festival in 1993 and 1994.
Gallagher, who now resides in New Hampshire, has just release his sixth album Treasures from the Closet with his wife, Lorraine, as The Redbird Duo. The music consists of covers songs by Joni Mitchell, Judy Collins, Carol King, as well as Gallagher's signature, humorous originals.