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Redwing was a band from Sacramento, CA. The band evolved out of the New Breed and later Glad, which included Timothy B. Schmit (Poco, the Eagles) in the lineup. After Schmit left in 1970 to join Poco,…
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Redwing was a band from Sacramento, CA. The band evolved out of the New Breed and later Glad, which included Timothy B. Schmit (Poco, the Eagles) in the lineup. After Schmit left in 1970 to join Poco, his replacement in the band was Andrew Samuels. The other members of Redwing were Tom Phillips, Ron Floegal, and George Hullin.

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In early 1970 the band cut its first album, Redwing, for United Artists. Their second album, What This Country Needs, included Schmit again as bassist (since Andrew Samuels had switched back to guitar and the band couldn't settle on a permanent bass player). During this period the band went through five more bass players before finding Dale Lyberger.

At that time Tom Phillips had been influenced by Rusty Young's steel guitar playing in Poco and started playing the steel guitar himself with Redwing. The band's third album, 1973's Take Me Home, was a country-flavored effort mixed with rock and bluegrass. Their forth album, Dead or Alive, was more rock-oriented, and the band hoped it would be their breakthrough album. Around this time the band added fifth member John Myers as a permanent bass player replacing Lyberger.