Maria Muldaur



Maria Muldaur
Maria Muldaur
“Garden Of Joy”
Maria Muldaur is coming full circle and returning to her
roots with a new jug band album, Maria Muldaur & Her
Garden of Joy. The release will be followed by a six-week
tour throughout the U.S. and Canada.
The new album is a reunion of sorts between the Grammynominated singer and some of the alumni of the legendary ‘Even
Dozen Jug Band,’ the first group Muldaur recorded with, including
John Sebastian, Fritz Richmond and David Grisman.
Sebastian and Grisman are joined by Taj Mahal and the illustrious
Dan Hicks, who continues to record and tour internationally with
his band ‘The Hot Licks.’ Also joining these jug band veterans
are Muldaur’s newest discovery, a band from Port Townsend,
Washington, called the Crow Quill Night Owls.
Though much of the repertoire comes from the idiom’s classic
era, the 1920s and ’30s, the material certainly touches on current
topics. Muldaur found two songs from the Great Depression era
called “Bank Failure Blues,” and “Doggone The Panic Is On!” The
inclusion of two hilarious songs recently written by Hicks (who
sings two duets with Maria) round out the album.
“I discovered that there’s a whole new jug band revival going on
out there,” she says. “I’ve heard of bands recreating this music from
Toronto to Timbuktu. Somebody told me there were 150 jug bands
in Tokyo! And there are 1,800,000 Google links to jug bands…
“Who knew?”
“Jug band music, which tends to be lighthearted, humorous and
zany, emerged out of a period of hard times as a way of lifting
people’s spirits. So, once again, this will be Good Time Music for
Hard Times! Everything Old is New Again!”
Note: The new project will be the fourth in a series of CDs of
classic American music Maria Muldaur has recorded for Stony
Plain. Two of the others, Richland Woman Blues and Sweet Lovin’
Ol’ Soul, were nominated for Grammy Awards; her most recent
release for the label is Naughty, Bawdy and Blue.
Muldaur began her career in the early 1960s as Maria D’Amato,
performing with John Sebastian, David Grisman, and Stefan
Grossman as a member of the Even Dozen Jug Band. She then
joined Jim Kweskin & His Jug Band as a featured vocalist and
occasional violinist.
Her first solo album, Maria Muldaur, released in 1973, contained
her hit single, “Midnight at the Oasis,” which reached number 6 on
the Billboard Hot 100 in 1974.
Also available:
7 72532 13192 6 Naughty, Bawdy And Blue (2007)
7 72532 13042 4 Sweet Lovin’ Ol’ Soul (2005)
7 72532 12702 8 Richland Woman Blues (2001)
7 72532 11882 8 Jazzabelle (1993)
7 72532 11832 3 Sweet And Low (1993)
1. The Diplomat
2. Shake Hands And Tell
Me Goodbye
3. Shout You Cats
4. The Ghost Of The St
Louis Blues
5. Let It Simmer
6. Sweet Lovin’ Ol’ Soul
7. Medley: Life’s
Too Short/When
Elephants Roost In
Bamboo Trees
8. Garden Of Joy
9. He Calls That Religion
10.I Ain’t Gonna Marry
11.Bank Failure Blues
12.The Panic Is On
Release Date: October 6, 2009
Artist: Muldaur, Maria
Title: Garden Of Joy
Label: Stony Plain Records
Format/pack: CD / Digi-pack
Genre: Blues / Folk
SRLP: $16.98
UPC: 7 72532 13322 7
Box Lot: 40
Discount: 7% Through Oct 9, 2009
Key Markets: San Francisco, New York, New England,
Portland, Seattle
RIYL: Bonnie Raitt, Taj Mahal, Bob Dylan
Full page ads will run in blues/roots music publications.
Extensive nationwide tour booked for Sep/Oct.
Stony Plain Records, PO Box 861 Edmonton AB Canada T5J 2L8
Phone: 780-468-6423 Fax: 780-465-8941
e-mail: [email protected]

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