MARIA MULDAUR with John R Burr
Multi-Grammy nominee, Maria Muldaur, best known for her '74 mega pop hit, Midnight at the Oasis, has recorded 40 solo albums covering all kinds of American Roots Music, including Jazz and Big Band, Blues, Gospel, R&B and Bluesiana. For this performance, as part of our Women in Music series, shell be performing her special show Jazzabelle An evening of Vintage Classic Jazz, & Naughty Bawdy Blues, with special guest, pianist extraordinaire John R. Burr.
Despite her considerable pop music success, Marias 52-year career could best be described as a long and adventurous odyssey through the various forms of American Roots Music. Starting with the folk revival of the early '60s, she began exploring and singing early Blues, Bluegrass and Appalachian Old Timey Music, joining the very popular Jim Kweskin Jug Band. In the early 70s, Maria collaborated, recorded and toured with legendary Jazz giant, Benny Carter, who lead an all-star Big Band of jazz greats,
Her critically acclaimed 2001 Stony Plain Records release, Richland Woman Blues, was nominated for a Grammy and by the Blues Foundation as Best Traditional Blues Album of the Year, as was the follow up to that album, Sweet Lovin Ol Soul.
Her timely 2008 album, Yes We Can! covered songs from some of the most socially conscious songwriters of the past half century, and featured her Womens Voices for Peace Choir, which included: Bonnie Raitt, Joan, Baez, Jane Fonda, Odetta, Phoebe Snow and Holly Near.
Her recent album Steady Love features- what she calls Bluesiana Music - her own brand of New Orleans-flavored Blues, R&B and Swamp Funk. It reached #1 on the Living Blues Chart, and garnered her another nomination for Best Traditional Female Blues Artist.
Her 40th album "First Came Memphis Minnie" is a loving tribute to the pioneering Blues woman who inspired and influenced so many female Blues artists, many of whom joined Maria on this special project: Bonnie Raitt, Phoebe Snow, Ruthie Foster, Koko Taylor and Rory Block.
Were proud to welcome Maria back to our series.
St. Cyprian's Church (View)
2097 Turk St.
San Francisco, CA 94960
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