For decades, singer-songwriter Geoff Muldaur has been reinterpreting blues and jazz standards of the '20s and '30s. Today, we'll play some of the tracks from Muldaur's new album, Texas Sheiks, and he'll perform some songs live. His band, also called Texas Sheiks, is currently on tour.
The Secret Handshake.
After an 11-year recording hiatus, Geoff Muldaur re-emerged in 1999 with the album
After an 11-year recording hiatus, Geoff Muldaur re-emerged in 1999 with the album The Secret Handshake. Petra Hanisch
Muldaur was a member of the Jim Kweskin Jug Band and Paul Butterfield's Better Days. When he was married to Maria Muldaur, he worked with Bonnie Raitt, Eric Von Schmidt and Jerry Garcia.
Muldaur has been a frequent guest on public radio's A Prairie Home Companion, and has composed scores for film and TV. His recording of "Brazil" is central to Terry Gilliam's famous film of the same title.