Opening the iTunes Store.If iTunes doesn't open, click the iTunes application icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator
Opening the iBooks Store.If iBooks doesn't open, click the iBooks app in your Dock.Progress Indicator

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To preview and buy music from Texas Sheiks by Geoff Muldaur & The Texas Sheiks, download iTunes now.

Already have iTunes? Click I Have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes Free Download
iTunes for Mac + PC

Open iTunes to preview, buy, and download music.

iTunes Review

This stellar assemblage of roots revivalists find something immediate and vital in these tunes, rekindling the zest and humor of the ‘60s Greenwich Village folk revival days. Muldaur’s supple, Creole-seasoned voice is in fine form, finding the sweet spots of lust, joy and mystery within songs like “The World Is Going Wrong,” “Cairo” and “Poor Boy.” He shares the singing duties with various players, allowing old pal Jim Kweskin to romp through a smile-inducing “Fan It” and Johnny Nichols to deliver a chilling rendition of Skip James’ “Hard Time Killin’ Floor.” For sheer weirdness, “Under the Chicken Tree” is worthy of special attention. As an ensemble, the Sheiks swing loose yet hang together, with fiddler Suzy Thompson and steel guitarist Cindy Cashdollar unleashing some particularly piquant licks. Most of all, Texas Sheiks is a celebration of the memory of guitarist Stephen Bruton, who passed away after the album was completed. His virtuosity — combined with the impeccable chops and plucky spirit of his bandmates — are evident throughout this release.

Customer Reviews

Fresh Air review was spot on.

Yesterday I heard a review on Terry Gross's NPR program, Fresh Air and fell for the songs hook line and sinker in a matter of minutes!
Driving honky tonk beat. A little taste of jug band and the muddy river blues gets all mixed up into a sing along sound that gets deep in your bones.

Texas Sheiks

Thank you Terry Gross and NPR's Fresh Air. Discovering a musician that plays from the heart is a wonderful find. Years before, while watching a Ralph Macchio film, Crossroads, I heard music that resonated deep inside me. Mississippi Blues. Music that speaks about the dangers and joys that the heart will experience. This Geoff Muldaur album pulls on those heartstrings, again. A bluesman in his element. He opens up his world and we find ourselves at home. Great stuff. Highly recommended.

I second the previous commenter -

Heard Mr. Muldaur on NPR and the Texas Shieks CD was immediately added to my Christmas list. I'm also looking for a copy of "Private Astronomy ..." Mr. Muldaur's 2003 tribute album to the music of Bix Biederbecke. Head's up iTunes! It's not available here?!


Born: 1945 in Pelham, NY

Genre: Singer/Songwriter

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s

Guitarist Geoff Muldaur, one of many artists to emerge from the folk, blues, and folk-rock scenes centered in Cambridge and Woodstock, was already a well-known blues performer at the time he met up with old-time folk enthusiast Jim Kweskin. Sharing the bill at a 1963 concert in Boston, the two shared many musical interests, and when Kweskin was approached by Vanguard Records, he brought Muldaur into his group the Jim Kweskin Jug Band. This association led to many successful albums and marriage to...
Full Bio
Texas Sheiks, Geoff Muldaur
View in iTunes
  • $9.99
  • Genres: Blues, Music, Rock
  • Released: Sep 18, 2009

Customer Ratings