Music

Folk and blues concert in Woods Hole

Posted November 15, 2007

The Woods Hole Folk Music Society concert series continues with a performance on Sunday, Nov. 18, by folk and blues artist Geoff Muldaur. The concert takes place at 7:30 pm in the Community Hall in Woods Hole. Mr. Muldaur was a summer resident of Edgartown as a child, and he later lived year-round in Chilmark for several years in the 1970s and early '80s.

Mr. Muldaur blends gospel, bluegrass, blues, and jazz with his unique style of singing and guitar picking. He pays homage to American roots music with a contemporary sound. He last performed in Woods Hole in 2005.

Four decades ago, he began his career by making a series of recordings during the 1960s and '70s with the Jim Kweskin jug band and the Paul Butterfield Better Days band. He collaborated with artists that include then-wife Maria Muldaur, Bonnie Raitt, Eric Von Schmidt, and Jerry Garcia. He also composed for film and television, garnering an Emmy in the process.

After some time away from the performing world, Mr. Muldaur re-emerged nine years ago with the release of "The Secret Handshake." Recent performances include The Lincoln Center in New York City, Royal Festival Hall in London, and the Newport Folk Festival. He has also performed at folk and blues festivals in Canada and across Europe.

The singer has been a featured guest on Garrison Keillor's "A Prairie Home Companion" and on a variety of National Public Radio shows. Geoff Muldaur has produced nine solo albums, interpreting classic, often obscure, American material as well as writing his own compositions.

He comes to Woods Hole after an October tour in Holland and Germany. This concert is part of a U.S. tour, and he will continue on to New York City and California.

Folk music concert: Geoff Muldaur, Sunday, Nov. 18, 7:30 pm. Woods Hole Community Hall, 68 Water Street, Woods Hole. Presented by Woods Hole Folk Music Society. $12: $10 for members; discounts for students and seniors. Doors open at 7 pm. For more information, call 508-540-0320 or visit arts-cape.com/whfolkmusic, or geoffmuldaur.com.