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2006 Grammy Nominee – Best Traditional Blues

Pepper Jack's

Saturday, April 29, 2006

38 King William St., Hamilton


(905) 525-6666

Doors: 5:30PM, Support: 6:15PM, Maria Muldaur: 7:30PM (two sets)

Admission: $30.00 adv - (150) adv tickets available.

A small number of tickets will be sold for $35.00, day of show.


Stony Plain Recording Artist, Maria Muldaur

After a stint with the Even Dozen Jug Band featuring John Sebastian and David Grisman, Maria arrived in Boston in 1964 where she joined the Jim Kweskin Jug Band, and soon married her fellow band mate, blues vocalist/washboard player, Geoff Muldaur, her music and life partner until 1972. Her first recorded song with them was "I'm A Woman" - the anthem of feminine power and joyful sexuality. When the group disbanded in 1968, Maria and Geoff remained with Reprise Records, recording two acclaimed albums, Pottga Pie and Sweet Potatoes. The couple by this time had migrated to Woodstock, New York, where they became part of a new musical community where late-night jams included Bob Dylan, The Band, Janis Joplin's Full Tilt Boogie Band, Paul Butterfield and many other notable artists.

Maria's musical path led her away from chilly Woodstock to the sunny climate of Los Angeles. She began recording her first solo album with producer Lenny Waronker at the helm, collaborating in the studio with peers Dr. John, Ry Cooder, Jim Keltner, David Lindley, Ray Brown, Amos Garrett, Richard Green, and Clarence White. But the album needed one more song. As a gesture to her supportive friend, David Nichtern, Maria gave the nod to the little ditty he offered up. It was "Midnight At The Oasis". "Maria Muldaur" the 1974 debut album on Warner Brothers, went platinum in two years, earned a Grammy Nomination for "Midnight At The Oasis" - Song Of The Year, and helped propel Maria towards the Grammy Nomination for Best New Female Artist.

"Midnight At The Oasis" remains to this day a staple song on multi-formatted radio, has entered the hallowed halls and elevators of Musak, given guitarist Amos Garrett his place in the pantheon of the Top 25 Guitar Solos Of Rock'n'Roll (Musician Magazine), and forever enshrined Maria in the minds of baby boomers the world over. Four WB albums followed, including her acclaimed second disc, Waitress In A Donut Shop, which contained her next hit single, a remake of "I'm A Woman". She continued to invite her friends to join her in these musical adventures, and the list is a who's who of the true lasting greats in American music - Paul Butterfield, Lowell George, Linda Ronstadt, Stevie Wonder, Jr.Walker, James Booker, Benny Carter, J.J. Cale, Kenny Burrell, Hoagy Carmichael and Doc Watson to name a few.

Maria continues to record critically acclaimed albums including her 2001 Grammy Nominated, "Richland Woman Blues" - Best Traditional Blues Album, and the most recent Grammy Nominated, "Sweet Lovin Old Soul" - Best Traditional Blues Album, 2006. The latest CD continues Maria's salute to women blues singers such as Memphis Minnie, Bessie Smith, and Lucille Bogan. Guests include Taj Mahal, Tracy Nelson, Alvin Youngblood Hart, blues pianist Pinetop Perkins, and jug player Fritz Richmond.


-Paul Butterfield: "Better Days"

-Jerry Garcia Band: "Cats Under The Stars"

-Willie Nelson & Leon Russell: "Two For The Road"

-Linda Ronstadt: "Heart Like A Wheel"

-The Christmas Jug Band: "Uncorked"


Dr. John, Ray Brown, Linda Ronstadt, Aaron Neville, Benny Carter, Jim Keltner, Stevie Wonder, Doc Watson, Charles Neville, Jr. Walker, John Sebastian, Ann Peebles, Ry Cooder, Paul Butterfield, Tracy Nelson, David Lindley, Amos Garrett, Bill Payne, Lowell George, David Grisman, J.J. Cale, Kenny Burrell, Delbert Mclinton, The Chambers Brothers.

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The support act for this show will be Harrison “Sweet Taste†Kennedy. Harrison is a true gentleman of the blues and it’s an absolute pleasure to have him on the bill.

Juno Award Nominee, Blues Album of the Year - 2005 & 2006

"This guy's a certified stone soul monster." Gary Curtis - Hamilton Spectator

"What catches the audience in not only the abundance of talent, but his deliciously emotional energy!" Mary Parker - Toronto Star

"Harrison has a voice like dry tinder waiting to ignite - a voice so brittle, nervous and yet so powerful that at times you could feel its raw power just waiting to erupt." Howard Priestly - England.



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Harrison is the man!

Another of Hamilton's musical treasures. I remember years back when I first became aware of Harrison, it was on the third floor of the Gown & Gavel, a tiny little smoke filled room packed over capacity. Harrison was belting out so many amazing songs accompianed by Brian Griffith on guitar (his spacey one). Those were fun daze...

This is the night before Willie, but I am going try to make it down for this.


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