Jim Kweskin & Geoff Muldaur
Friday, February 16, 2007
folk music icons re-unite
P.M., Music 8:00
| WE ARE SOLD OUT OF ADVANCE TICKETS FOR THIS SHOW
Folks, this show is just going to be a blast. Two true masters of American home-grown music, Jim Kweskin and Geoff Muldaur, reunite on the Freight stage for a rare joint appearance that's sure to bring a smile to the face and a tap to the toes.
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Famed 1960s folk revival heroes, the Jim Kweskin Jug Band, parlayed their good-time music at venues from Cambridge coffee houses to the Newport Folk Festival to the psychedelic ballrooms of San Francisco, where they shared billing with the likes of Big Brother and the Holding Company and the Doors. Jim led the band on guitar and vocals, shaping its good-humored mix of old-time folk, jazz, blues, and 1920s and '30s "whoopie music." Although disbanded in 1968, the band is still fondly remembered for its prime performances, albums like the 1965 Vanguard release, Jug Band Music, and for the memorable talents of members like Jim, Geoff Muldaur, Maria Muldaur, and jug/washtub bass virtuoso, the late Fritz Richmond.
Geoff Muldaur makes traditional gospel, folk, and blues styles his own, wrapping his polished guitar playing and riveting, otherworldly voice around unusually crafted interpretations of classic, often obscure, American material as well as his own unique compositions. Following the demise of the Jug band, Geoff continued making music with notables like his then-wife, Maria, and Paul Butterfield, before embarking on a solo career.
The two will perform solo sets as well as banding together on a number of tunes throughout the night. Don't miss the chance to see two icons of American traditional music.