Maria Muldaur: A Mardi Gras Tribute to Allen Toussaint

Maria Muldaur: A Mardi Gras Tribute to Allen Toussaint

The Lucky Losers

Thursday, February 4th

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$20 adv / $22 door

Maria Muldaur
Maria Muldaur
Maria Muldaur is best known world-wide for her 1974 mega-hit "Midnight at the Oasis," which received several Grammy nominations, and enshrined her forever in the hearts of Baby Boomers everywhere; but despite her considerable pop music success, her 50-year career could best be described a long and adventurous odyssey through the various forms of American roots music. During the folk revival of the early '60s, she began exploring and singing early blues, bluegrass and Appalachian "old timey" music, beginning her recording career in 1963 with the Even Dozen Jug Band and shortly thereafter joining the very popular Jim Kweskin Jug Band, touring and recording with them throughout the '60s.

In the 39 years since "Midnight at the Oasis," Maria has toured extensively worldwide and has recorded 40 solo albums covering all kinds of American roots music, including gospel, rhythm and blues, jazz and big band (not to mention several award-winning children's albums), before settling comfortably into her favorite idiom, the blues, in recent years. Often joining forces with some of the top names in the business, Maria has recorded and produced on-average an album per year, several of which have been nominated for Grammy and other awards.
The Lucky Losers
The Lucky Losers
THE LUCKY LOSERS, FEATURING CATHY LEMONS & PHIL BERKOWITZ
The Lucky Losers are a male/female duet singing team that front a 6 piece band headed up by Cathy Lemons who has been called "the finest light-skinned female blues vocalist in the U.S.!" (Andy Grigg, REAL Blues) and Phil Berkowitz "A top-flight blues vocalist/harmonica player!" (Paul Freeman, San Jose Mercury News). This team draws on a wide range of influences including Chicago and Texas blues, Stax/Volt-styled soul, blues rock, jazz, and New Orleans funk—plus their own originals.
Their new album "A Winning Hand" is taking off with a jolt. The album released in June of 2015 and produced by Kid Andersen at Greasland Studios out of San Jose, California, features top level players like Steve Freund, Andersen himself, plus 2014 IBC "Best Guitarist" winner Ben Rice. The album is charting high on The Roots Music Report's Top 50 Blues Albums and with the Living Blues radio charts. It is being featured in "On the Radar" from "The Alternate Root," "Making a Scene," and other popular blues sites. Lemons & Berkowitz have been performing blues exclusively for over 2 decades.