Maria Muldaur took the music scene by storm with the megahit “Midnight at The Oasis.” She was so successful with this track from her first solo album, “Maria Muldaur,” that she could have retired then. Instead, Maria has continued to perform and has released an average of one album per year.
On October 9, 2012, Maria will release 40th album, “First Came Memphis Minnie,” an homage to the late great Memphis Minnie, a singer and songwriter from the great depression in the 30’s through the end of World War II. With songs that were portraits of her time, often bawdy and gritty, Minnie is an inspiration for many modern singers, some of whom appear on Maria’s new CD, including Bonnie Raitt, Phoebe Snow, and Koko Taylor, etc.
To hear the interview with Maria Muldar, as well as a preview of the music on the yet-to-be-released CD, “First Came Memphis Minnie,” tune your radio in Los Angeles to 1580 AM tonight, Friday, Sept. 28, at midnight, and at 810 AM in Annapolis/Baltimore at 6 PM EST on Saturday, Sept. 29. Don’t have a radio? Hear this installment of “Carolyn Fox’s Hollywood Spotlight” on the Internet starting Sunday, Sept. 30 at the show’s website at CFoxRocks.com and at our blog at CarolynFoxRocks.com