Roots-Folk Singer Maria Muldaur at the Triple Door
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Texas rocker Vaden "Danger" Todd Lewis plays stripped-down acoustic versions of his hits as the lead singer of the Toadies and the Burden Brothers. Best known for their successful single "Possum Kingdom," The Toadies broke through in the '90s, broke up in the early '00s, and got back together in the late '00s. Their latest is 2012's Play.Rock.Music. Lewis also led the Dallas-based Burden Brothers, which had a Top 25 tune with "Beautiful Night." Portland native Kate Lynne Logan released her first full-length album, Awakening, in 2012, and has brought her pop-Americana-folk sound to stages across the Northwest. Learn More
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Best known for her seductive '70s pop staple "Midnight at the Oasis," Maria Muldaur has since become an acclaimed interpreter of just about every stripe of American roots music: blues, early jazz, gospel, folk, country, R&B, and so on. While these influences were certainly present on her more pop-oriented '70s recordings (as befitting her Greenwich Village folkie past), Muldaur truly came into her own as a true roots music stylist during the '90s, when she developed a particular fascination with the myriad sounds of Louisiana. On the string of well-received albums that followed, Muldaur tied her eclecticism together with the romantic sensuality that had underpinned much of her best work ever since the beginning of her career.
Her album Yes We Can! showcases the work of some of the most socially conscious songwriters of the past half-century: Bob Dylan, Marvin Gaye, Allen Toussaint, Earl King and Garth Brooks, to name a few. Throughout the album's thirteen tracks, a host of well known progressive voices, collectively dubbed The Women's Voices for Peace Choir, help Muldaur shed the light and sharpen the focus on the precarious state of the world and its future. Included on the high-profile guest list are Bonnie Raitt, Joan Baez, Jane Fonda, Odetta, Phoebe Snow, Holly Near and several others.
Now, "America's First Lady of Roots Music" returns to her original roots - Jug Band Music! Muldaur first recorded in the early 60's with both The Even Dozen and The Jim Kweskin Jug Bands. Here she has reunited with several of her former jug band mates and recorded many tunes from the classic jug band era (early 30's), as well as two hilarious newly penned gems by Dan Hicks. Special guests on her latest release include John Sebastian, David Grisman, Taj Mahal, Dan Hicks, Fritz Richmond and sensational discovery Kit Stovepipe. This is happy, lighthearted, "Good Time Music for Hard Times" indeed!