Chanteuse Maria Muldaur is hitting the road next month, beginning with an April 6 date at Tribeca Blues in New York City.
A onetime member of the Jim Kweskin Jug Band with her then-husband, Geoff Muldaur, the former Maria D'Amato has followed her 1973 hit "Midnight at the Oasis" (RealAudio excerpt) with a succession of acclaimed, usually blues-based albums.
Muldaur's most recent album was last year's Meet Me Where They Play the Blues, a tribute to the now-deceased Charles Brown, who pioneered the elegant, jazzy style often known as "cool blues." Although seriously ill at the time, Brown managed to sing one duet with Muldaur.
Her next album, scheduled for release some time this spring on Canada's Stony Plain label, has been code-named The Delta Project. The album is a tribute to the classic blues of the 1920s, done in the original styles.
Muldaur is joined on the project by John Sebastian (Lovin' Spoonful, J-Band), Alvin Youngblood Hart, Taj Mahal, Tracy Nelson and on "It's a Blessing," a song associated with the wife of Mississippi Fred McDowell, by Bonnie Raitt on vocals and slide guitar.
Maria Muldaur tour dates:
April 6; New York, N.Y.; Tribeca Blues
April7; East Matunuck, R.I.; Ocean Mist
April 8; Titusville, N.J.; Universalist Church
April 9; Rosendale, N.Y.; Rosendale Café
April 11; Northampton, Mass.; Iron Horse
April 12; Boston, Mass.; Scullers
April 13; Manchester, Conn.; Hungry Tiger
April 14; Schenectady, N.Y.; Van Dyke
April 15; Easton, Md.; Avalon Theater
April 18; St. Louis, Mo.; Generations
April 19; Fayetteville, Ark.; Dave's On Dickson
April 20; Memphis, Tenn.; B.B. King
April 22; Des Moines, Iowa; Hotel Fort Des Moines
June 3-4; Eureka Springs, Ark.; Eureka Sports Blues Cafe
July 9; Ukiah, Calif.; Sundays in the Park
Aug. 5; Lebanon, Ohio; Blues and BBQ Fest
Aug. 6; Reading, Penn.; Lincoln Plaza Hotel
Oct. 20-21; Pomeroy, Ohio; Fur Peace Ranch