Sunday, October 06, 2013

Maria Muldaur: Midnight at the Oasis

She didn't make it to Market Harborough Leisure Centre, but if you see Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings on the rest of their UK tour, they will have Maria Muldaur as their "very special guest".

Muldaur is best known in Britain for this song, which reached number six in the UK singles chart in 1974. It was written by Dave Nichtern.

But there has been much more to her career than "Midnight at the Oasis". As her website says:
In the 39 years since “Midnight at the Oasis,” Maria has toured extensively worldwide and has recorded 40 solo albums covering all kinds of American roots music, including gospel, rhythm and blues, jazz and big band (not to mention several award-winning children’s albums), before settling comfortably into her favorite idiom, the blues, in recent years. 
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 Grammy and other awards.

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