Lansdowne Folk Club presents Geoff Muldaur, one of the great voices and musical forces to emerge from the folk, blues and folk-rock scenes during the 1960’s and ’70’s, on Thursday September 24th at the Twentieth Century Club, 84 S. Lansdowne Avenue, Lansdowne, PA. Doors open at 7:00 PM and show begins at 7:30 PM.
Tickets are $17 when purchased in advance online or with an advanced phone reservation and $20 without an advance reservation. Freshly prepared dinner and desserts will be available for an additional cost. Cash only accepted.
The Lansdowne Folk Club, founded in 1993, is a 501(c) (3) all volunteer non-profit corporation dedicated to presenting folk, acoustic and blues music. Friend the club on Facebook Lansdowne Folk Club.
Geoff 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 and other notables (Bonnie Raitt, Eric Von Schmidt, Jerry Garcia, etc.). He left the stage and recording world in the mid-1980’s for a working sabbatical but continued, however, to hone his craft, albeit ‘flying beneath radar’. He composed scores for film and television, garnering an Emmy in the process, and produced off-beat albums for the likes of Lenny Pickett and the Borneo Horns and the Richard Greene String Quartet. And his definitive recording of “Brazil” provided the seed for – and was featured in – Terry Gilliam’s film of the same title.
With his magical voice and singular approach to American music in tact, Geoff is once again touring the world. Recent performances have included The Lincoln Center in New York City, The Getty Art Center in Los Angeles, Royal Festival Hall in London, as well as folk and blues festivals in Newport RI, Edmonton Canada, Dublin Ireland, San Francisco CA, Bergen and Notodden Norway to name a few.
Geoff’s newest albums have met with high critical acclaim and feature Geoff’s unusually crafted interpretations of classic, oftentimes obscure, American material as well as his own unique compositions. The recordings include performances by David Lindley, The McGarrigle Sisters, John Sebastian, Van Dyke Parks, Roswell Rudd, Amos Garrett, Lenny Pickett and Howard Johnson in supporting roles. In addition to tours and recording, Geoff continues to apply his arranging skills to a variety of projects for albums and film. Although he is known as a musicians musician, it is clearly his voice that most identifies him.
About his albums, the New York Times noted: Geoff Muldaur “…succeeds not because he copies the timbre and inflections of a down-home African American but because his voice – reedy, quavering, otherworldly – is so unusual that [the music] he sings becomes little more than a context, a jumping-off point.” And about a recent performance in London, The London Times wrote, “Immaculate guitar picking was matched by vocals that were rich, and bore out the guitarist, Richard Thompson’s praise for him: ‘There are only three white blues singers, and Geoff Muldaur is at least two of them.'”
Other upcoming concerts include Christian Lopez Band on October 22, Brother Sun (sponsored by Fortissimo) on November 19 and Christine Lavin and Don White (sponsored by Fortissimo) on December 3.*
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The Lansdowne Folk Club, founded in 1993, is a 501(c) (3) all volunteer non-profit corporation dedicated to presenting folk, acoustic and blues music.