In the years before and since “Midnight at the Oasis” reached the pop music charts, MARIA MULDAUR has explored many strands of American Roots music, with an emphasis on swamp funk. Gospel music holds a special place in her heart and repertoire, one that she revisits in a mighty collaboration with THE CAMPBELL BROTHERS.
Since making the controversial decision to reveal Sacred Steel music to audiences outside the Keith Dominion Church, The Campbell Brothers have developed a loyal following among both performing arts audiences and jam band followers. Pedal steel guitarist Chuck Campbell (National Heritage Fellow), lap steel guitarist Darick Campbell and guitarist Phil Campbell have performed with such diverse talents as Bill Frisell, The Allman Brothers, John Medeski and Mavis Staples. The brothers are excited to be working with Maria on this special project.
"The Campbells create a unique, steel-guitar-driven gospel music called "sacred steel" that is every bit as earth-shattering as Robert Johnson's music was in the 1930s. It's a soul-stirring blend of gospel and the power and volume of electric blues and rock, a sound as hot as brimstone that kicks holy butt. It is also shredding perceptions of the countty's signature instrument and the limitations of church music. "
~ National Public Radio
"I love the way Ms. Muldaur sings. She knows how to treat a lyric, how to work the music, and never strays beyond her considerable stylistic strengths. Listen to a classic American singer treat you to some great music."
~ Jim White, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette