Maria Muldaur

Maria Muldaur (born Maria Grazia Rosa Domenica D’Amato; September 12, 1943) is an American folk and blues singer who was part of the American folk music revival in the early 1960s. She recorded the 1973 hit song “Midnight at the Oasis” and continues¬†to record albums in the folk, blues, early jazz, gospel, country, and R&B traditions.

She was the wife of musician Geoff Muldaur and is the mother of singer-songwriter Jenni Muldaur.

Muldaur was born in Greenwich Village, New York City, where she attended Hunter College High School.

Muldaur cites as early musical influences classic country music by Kitty Wells, Hank Williams, Hank Snow, Hank Thompson, Ernest Tubb, and Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys; Alan Freedrock ‘n’ roll” shows; and doo-wop groups such as The Platters and The Five Satins.

 

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