Thursday, April 12, 2007

Maria Muldaur
Naughty, Bawdy and Blue Tour
Hugh's Room Toronto ON
May 8-9, 2007

Maria Muldaur was a shooting star in the paradise that was Top 40 Radio back in the early '70s. Her cross-over hit, Midnight At The Oasis, was an infectious jazz-infused, aural treat every time it came across the airwaves.

You're 15 minutes are up, thank you very much.

But, wait, there's more. Over the years she's kept producing music, with long pauses between incarnations.

More recently she's been visible through a couple of Bob Dylan projects. Her interview in Scorcese's No Direction Home was second only to Joan Baez' for being interesting and informative without being exclusionary. In 2006 she released an album of Dylan songs, called Heart of Mine.

This year she's touring a blues romp as she continues to interpret her roots and the roots of rock. The new album Naughty, Bawdy and Blue, is a tribute to classic female blues singers of the 1920's - 1940's, including Victoria Spivey, Ma Rainey and the incomparable Bessie Smith.

Come back next week for a full concert review.

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