Sam and I were on our way to see Mitch Woods at Pour House in San Jose and we decided to park at Chavez Plaza and we saw a bunch of people in costumes. About an hour later, we took a Lyft to the gig, and shared a ride with Gogo Yubari from Kill Bill.
Maria Muldaur will sit in for three songs as Mitch Woods opens for Elvin Bishop Friday night at Earthwise Welcomes at the Mitchell Park Community Center.
I admit, I had seen the movie but had never heard of the character, by name — there’s a scene where Uma Thurman protagonist fights with numerous Japanese gangsters including a young woman wearing a Catholic school plaid skirt and swinging a ball and chain.
b/w Maria, Mitch and Elvin all have new 2019 cds that were well received. Someone requested leave your hat on. There might be something seasonal, like “Santa Baby”. I doubt we will hear her number 1 hit from the 1970s. (she left her Camel in Marin?).
This album cover shows Maria and her then-husband Geoff Muldaur in presumably their home; note the Yaz pennant. Maria played a show I set up at Mitchell Park outdoors around 1999, underwritten by Hear Music — I remember she objected to grape juice, not on her rider.
Maria’s new cd is called “Don’t You Feel My Leg” and I should dive deeper before Friday’s show.
Both Maria and Geoff were from New York — she from Greenwich Village — but they were part of the Boston or Cambridge folk scene when that album with the Red Sox reference was released.