Maria Muldaur may be best known for her 1974 mega-hit “Midnight at the Oasis” and the follow-up, the iconic anthem “I’m A Woman.” But, her pop success aside, her 50+ year career is best described as a long and rambling odyssey through various forms of American roots music.


Cover of Rolling Stone magazine (1974)

Posters: (some of these are available at Wolfgang's Vault)

1972 poster
1974 (5/25/74) concert with Grateful Dead
1974 (12/5/74) concert
1976 (4/12/76) concert at Armadillo World Headquarters in Austin
1976 (4/15 & 4/16) at Liberty Hall in Houston          Larger scan of this poster
    I attended this concert and it was superb!  (See the Sound Files section for a link to a recording of the 3/23/76 concert on this tour)
1980 (12/26/80) concert at Armadillo World Headquarters in Austin

Sound files:

Maria Muldaur Concert MP3 files at the SugarMegs Streaming Server:

1972-12-02  Yale University, New Haven (late show)     Set List
1973-12       Barton Hall Cornell University, Ithaca NY     Set List
1974-01-30  Denver, CO    Set List
1974-07-21  Hollywood Bowl     Set List
1974-12-22  Troubadour, Hollywood CA     Set List
1975-11-15  Moore Theater, Seattle WA     Set List
1979-10-07  Bread And Roses Festival, Greek Theater, Berkeley CA     Set List
1979-12-01  Bremen, Germany      Set List
1993-06-26  PozoSaloon CA (with her Red Hot Louisiana Band)     Set List
2001-04-11  The Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto, Canada (with Freebo)     Set List
2005-11-30  KUSP-FM Santa Cruz     Set List
2010-09-27  Kirk Avenue Music Hall, Roanoke VA     Set List
2010-09-30  Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton MA     Set List
2011-05-30  Simi Valley Cajun Festival CA     Set List
2012-07-22  Memorial Park, Maynard MA     Set List
2014-02-08 Mechanics Hall, Worcester, MA (with her East Coast Blues Band)   Set List

YouTube Videos:

"Living Legends of Music" interviews with Maria Muldaur:
Part 1 - Childhood in The Village
Part 2 - High School Recording Contract
Part 3 - The Runaway in the Candy Store
Part 4 - Midnight at the Oasis
Part 5 - Surprise... A Career!
Part 6 - Exploring Roots Music
Part 7 - Blues - Expressing Heart and Soul
Part 8 - Passion for New Project

Maria playing tambourine on another Kweskin Jug Band song
Clip from Bob Dylan DVD with brief excerpt of Maria singing with Jug Band
Midnight at the Oasis (Midnight Special 1974)
The Work Song (with McGarrigle Sisters 1984)
The Lying Song (with McGarrigle Sisters 1984)
Richland Woman Blues (1988 Philadelphia Folk Festival)
Minglewood (Geoff Muldaur, vocal)

Other Maria Muldaur videos on YouTube

One Hour Mama (recent one minute clip)


Official Maria Muldaur Website
Maria's Facebook Page
Wikipedia entry
1978 Rolling Stone article
Fan Site (Hideki Watanabe) - This site has a very good discography, including Maria's guest appearances on albums by other artists
NPR Interview discussing Maria's 2006 CD "Heart of Mine"

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