Thursday, October 11, 2018, 8 PM
Songside Concerts at Historic Jessops Church
14021 York Road
Sparks, MD 21152
Maria Muldaur is best known world-wide for her 1974 mega-hit “Midnight at the Oasis,”which received several Grammy nominations. Her music career could best be described a long and adventurous odyssey through the various forms of American Roots Music.
Early on, she began exploring and singing early Blues, Bluegrass and Appalachian “Old Timey” Music, beginning her recording career with the Even Dozen Jug Band and shortly thereafter, joining the very popular Jim Kweskin Jug Band. She soon broke off to begin her very successful solo music career.
In the years since “Midnight at the Oasis,” Maria has toured extensively worldwide and has recorded 40 solo albums covering all kinds of Roots Music, including Gospel, R&B, Jazz and Big Band (not to mention several award-winning children’s albums). She has now settled comfortably into her favorite idiom, the Blues. Often joining forces with some of the top names in the business, Maria has recorded and produced on-average an album per year, several of which have been nominated for Grammies and other awards.
Her critically acclaimed 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!, featured her “Women’s Voices for Peace Choir,” which includes: Bonnie Raitt, Joan, Baez, Jane Fonda, Odetta, Phoebe Snow, Holly Near and others. In 2009 Maria teamed up with John Sebastian, David Grisman, and Dan Hicks. Maria Muldaur & Her Garden of Joy garnered Maria her 6th Grammy nomination, and was also nominated for Best Traditional Blues Album of the Year by The Blues Foundation.
Maria continues to record and perform her very special music in venues all over the world. We are very excited to welcome her to the Songside Concert Series.
$30 plus $2 ticket processing fee