Maria Muldaur is best known for her Worldwide hit “Midnight At The Oasis,” though she has toured the globe extensively for over four decades, and has released 41 albums covering all stripes of American Roots Music, including Gospel, R&B, Jazz and Big Band, as well as several award-winning children’s albums.
Often joining forces with other fine artists, she has recorded and produced on-average, an album per year, several of which have been nominated for Grammy and Blues Foundation awards. These last few years have seen the 50th Anniversary Kweskin Jug Band Reunion concerts, gospel collaborations with the Campbell Brothers, performances with former Stone Bill Wyman and The Rhythm Kings, and notable reissues of her early recordings with Jim Kweskin, and a new album released in late 2018—"Don't You Feel My Leg ~ The Naughty Bawdy Blues of Blue Lu Barker" which garnered a 2019 Grammy nomination for Best Traditional Blues Album.
She remains a revered and preeminent interpreter of American Roots music.
Grammy Nomination 2019 Best Traditional Blues Album ~ "Don't You Feel My Leg: The Naughty Bawdy Blues of Blue Lu Barker"
Grammy Nomination 2010 Best Traditional Folk Album ~ "Maria Muldaur and Her Garden of Joy."
Grammy Nomination 2005 Best Traditional Blues Album ~ "Sweet Lovin' Ol Soul"
Grammy Nomination 2001 Best Traditional Blues Album ~ "Richland Woman Blues"
Grammy Nomination 1974 Record of the Year ~ "Midnight At The Oasis" ~ Single
Blues Music Awards Nomination 2013 ~ Koko Taylor Award
Blues Music Awards Nomination 2012 ~ Koko Taylor Award
Blues Music Awards Nomination 2010 ~ Best Acoustic Album,"Maria Muldaur and Her Garden of Joy."
Blues Music Awards Nomination 2009 ~ Traditional Blues Female Artist
Blues Music Awards Nomination 2006 ~ Traditional Blues Female Artist
Blues Music Awards Nomination 2006 ~ Best Acoustic Album, "Sweet Lovin' Ol Soul"
Blues Music Awards Nomination 2005 ~ Traditional Blues Female Artist
Blues Music Awards Nomination 2004 ~ Traditional Blues Female Artist
W.C. Handy Awards Nomination 2002 ~ Contemporary Blues Female Artist
W.C. Handy Awards Nomination 2002 ~ Best Acoustic Album, "RIchland Woman Blues"
W.C. Handy Awards Nomination 1994 ~ Best Crossover Artist
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"...she's never sounded sexier or more committed....Grade A." ~ Robert Christgau, VICE, album review of "Don't You Feel My Leg."
"Don’t You Feel My Leg: The Naughty Bawdy Blues of Blue Lu Barker pays tribute to a great New Orleans blues singer and testifies
to the vitality and mastery of Maria Muldaur as she continues to mine rich veins of American roots music. " ~ Robert Cataliotti,
Living Blues Magazine
"Anyone who could survive half-a-decade or so as a female member of the Jim Kweskin Jug band deserves a half-century career.
...another interesting and ultimately enjoyable album of music. "Don’t You Feel My Leg: The Naughty Bawdy Blues Of Blue Lou
Barker" is music for the mind and bordello. Rating: Four Stars. ~ David Bowling, Cashbox Magazine