“Astounding vocal and musical ability” (Brian Harman, www.bluesart.at)
“Natural and compelling” (Jonathan Blackstaffe, Blues In Britain)
“A stunning performer” (Michael Mee, Blues Matters!)
Gail Muldrow is unquestionably "one of blues music's most exciting talents". She is one of the leading lights in the blues field. Her knockout live performances have made her one of the hottest artist on the contemporary scene.Gail has earned a well-deserved reputation for raw energy and crowd-pleasing shows. A highly charismatic stage performer, Gail Muldrow is able to stretch out in the live setting and demonstrate her considerable guitar skills. The critics called her a "fiery guitarist who makes the spine tingle with her unbridled raw energy." Very early in life Gail, who is a native San Franciscan, picked up the guitar and played on Sly Stone’s album "High On You" in 1975 - then known as Cousin Gale. Since that time Gail Muldrow (born November 23, 1955 San Francisco, CA), has been an important fixture in the S.F. music scene. For Gail there are no boundaries and she knows how to blend all musical genres into one original Gail Muldrow style. She belongs to those great Bay Area musicians who are difficult to place into one category. Gail “Mojo” Muldrow has been compared to guitarist such as Jimmy Hendrix, Jimmy Page, and Albert Collins. A multi talented entertainer, she also plays Bass Guitar, Key’s and Drums. Her vocal versatility is amazing, reminding of the time when singers all had a distinct difference to one another. Gladys, Aretha, Etta are obvious influences in her vocal style. She has also become a member of the Family Stone - not in the sense that she played on any of the other Sly and the Family Stone albums during Sly's time - but she is a driving force in bringing back together what remains of the Family Stone in various combinations. She has been a member of Family Without Stone around 1989 and in 2004 she join The Family Stone Experience aka Life: The First Family of Funk - featuring former Family Stone members Gregg Errico and Jerry Martini. The latter says that "Gail Muldrow is one of the finest singers and entertainers anywhere in the world". With that connection it is pretty obvious that Gail's guitar playing involves a lot unk. Although she has not been a member of Sly and the Family Stone in the 70s, she has been a member of Graham Central Station for two years and she is featuring on the 1977 album "Now Do U Wanta Dance". In addition Gail played with famous funk musicians like Prince and Chaka Kahn. On the other hand Gail's repertoire includes a lot of blues and she doesn't only play the guitar - she is also a terrific singer. Since 1992 she has been a member of the Johnny Otis Show and can be heard singing and playing guitar on Johnny Otis' album "R&B Dance Party" (1999) .
It was Johnny Otis who gave her thenickname 'Little Bit' because of her height. Gail likes to use the nickname 'Mojo' instead. With this name and band - Gail 'Mojo' Muldrow - she backs up famous singers like Sugar Pie DeSanto. Gail has more blues and soul in her voice than the average blues singers. There is still more because Gail also knows how to rock the house, and with Quicksilver Gold - featuring yet another bunch of famous Bay Area musicians - she demonstrated that she can play psychedelic rock as well. Her experience in this field comes from her playing with the likes of Merl Saunders (with whom she co-wrote the song "Melons In Season" from Saunders' 1979 album "Do I Move You"), Melvin Seals and The Jerry Garcia Band.
Among people seeing for the first time Gail Muldrow performing live, a common reaction is: " Wow, I liked her records, I knew she is good, but I didn't know she is so good ! "
This setting is quite intimate and catches Gail singing and supporting herself with only her Fender Strat. The CD is well recorded and features Gail's own material like "It's Hard" and "Stranger Things", but also well know standards like "Take Me To The River" and "Not Fade Away" - 17 great tracks altogether. Gail has such a great talent to either build up tension between her singing and her guitar playing or make everything sound so sweet, i.e. it is amazing how Gail's guitar playing blends so perfectly with her vocals. You would really wish that this recording never ends but then it ends so quickly and when checking your watch you suddenly realize that one hour has already passed.
Today Gail Mojo Muldrow is widely regarded as one of the top female interpreter and authority on blues, funk, soul, r&r, worldwide !
She streaching the music's label limits in a very talented way; she is one of the American treasures in the form of an uncompromising mature artist, and one of the world's most important preservers of the Black American music.
Her guitar playing and singing is perfect.
If you like music steeped in genuine feeling, this is your woman !