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Birth name: Maria Grazia Rosa Domenica D'Amato.
Born: September 12, 1943 in Greenwich Village, New York, USA.
Originally billed as Maria D'Amato, she performed in the early 1960s in Greenwich Village with Bob Dylan and with John Sebastian, David Grisman, and Stefan Grossman (with the latter three in the Even Dozen Jug Band). Later in the 1960s her distinctive vocals were heard in many of the tracks recorded by Jim Kweskin and the Jug Band. Some of her recollections of the period, particularly with respect to Dylan, appear in the 2005 Dylan documentary film, No Direction Home.
She became engaged and was married to fellow singer and Kweskin Jugger Geoff Muldaur, but their cooperation and marriage ended in 1972, after which she started a solo career.
In 1974 she hit it big with the sultry, evocative "Midnight at the Oasis", which reached number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100. This was followed in 1975 by her treatment of "I'm a Woman", the Leiber and Stoller number earlier associated with Peggy Lee. But then the hits stopped coming.
In the late 1970s, she was a member of the Jerry Garcia Band as a backing vocalist.
More recently, Muldaur appeared on the live recording (1989) of the German TV series Villa Fantastica with Brian Auger on piano, Pete York on drums, Dick Morrissey on tenor saxophone, Roy Williams on trombone, Harvey Weston on bass and Zoot Money, also on vocals.
As of 2006 Muldaur is well known in the field of blues music.