Folk/Blues Music Legend Geoff Muldaur at Spencertown Academy
Spencertown, New York–Spencertown Academy Roots & Shoots Concerts Series presents folk/blues music legend Geoff Muldaur on Saturday, December 14 at 8:00pm. General admission tickets ($25 public, $20 Academy members, and $10 students) may be purchased in advance via www.spencertownacademy.org and, pending availability, will be available at the door.
“Geoff Muldaur was here, there, and everywhere in the ‘60s, and has kept true to his inspirations in the decades since, while expanding his vision and his reach,” says Gerald Seligman, member of the Academy’s Music Committee. “Now, he comes to Spencertown Academy in a format that best showcases his talents—solo—in an environment with the intimacy of a small folk club.”
Guitarist, singer, songwriter, composer, and arranger Muldaur is one of the great voices and musical forces to emerge from the folk, blues, and folk-rock scenes centered in Cambridge, MA and Woodstock, NY. During the 1960s and ’70s, Muldaur made a series of highly influential recordings as a founding member of the Jim Kweskin Jug Band and the Paul Butterfield’s Better Days group, as well as collaborations with then-wife Maria Muldaur and other notables (Bonnie Raitt, Eric Von Schmidt, Jerry Garcia). He has composed scores for film and television, and produced off-beat albums for the likes of Lenny Pickett and the Borneo Horns and the Richard Greene String Quartet. His definitive recording of “Brazil” provided the seed for—and was featured in—Terry Gilliam’s film of the same title.
Muldaur is what’s known as a ‘musicians’ musician.’ “Geoff has always been one of my favorite singers,” says Bonnie Raitt and Loudon Wainwright III deems him “one of my musical heroes.” Richard Thompson sums up his admiration this way: “There are only three white blues singers, and Geoff Muldaur is at least two of them.”
Roots & Shoots Concerts is a monthly series that showcases artists who reach back to earlier traditions in music (Americana, jazz, blues, rock, and world music) for inspiration, while incorporating more recent forms and influences of the present. Upcoming shows include The Nields (January 18), Tracy Grammer (February 22), Embe Esti with special guest Rob Fisch (March 21), Jim Kweskin (April 4), Rachelle Garniez (May 2), and The Kennedys (June 6).
Founded in 1972, Spencertown Academy Arts Center is a cultural center and community resource serving Columbia County, the Berkshires, and the Capital region. Housed in a landmark 1847 Greek Revival schoolhouse, the Academy is located at 790 State Route 203 in Spencertown, New York. For more information, please see www.spencertownacademy.org or call 518-392-3693.