Life and work
Born into a musical family of Italian origin Maria Muldaur was early exposed to many musical influences that resulted in the school for folk music in Greenwich Village in the early 1960s after an early rock and roll phase. After first performing with local groups like the Even Dozen Jug Band and violin lessons with Doc Watson in North Carolina, the singer moved to Cambridge, Massachusetts, another folk and protest stronghold of the time. There she met her future husband, the folk singer Geoff Muldaur, Jim Kweskin Jug member of the band was. A daughter, Jenni, was born, also resulted in several joint LPs.
But 1972 ended the cooperation and even marriage, and Maria Muldaur began her solo career. She was a versatile folk, country, jazz and blues singer, who has processed influences many important musicians in the course of their career. Maria Muldaurs first solo album, Maria Muldaur, 1973 was a success with the hit Midnight At The Oasis.