Maria Grazia Rosa Domenica dAmato, 12 September 1943, Greenwich Village, New York City, New York, USA. Her name was changed to Muldaur when she married Geoff Muldaur, with whom she performed in the Jim Kweskin Jug Band. Although her mother was fond of classical music, Muldaur grew up liking blues and big band sounds. Joining the thriving Greenwich Village music scene in the 60s, she played in the Even Dozen Jug Band alongside John Sebastian, Stefan Grossman, Joshua Rifkin and Steve Katz. After leaving them she joined Kweskin, remaining with him until the band splintered at the end of the 60s. She then completed two albums with her husband before they were divorced in 1972. Maria Muldaur, her first solo effort, went platinum in the USA. It contained the classic single Midnight At The Oasis, which featured an excellent guitar solo by Amos Garrett. The album reached number 3 in the US charts in 1974, with the single making the US Top 10. A follow-up,...
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