Waitress in the Donut Shop (Reprise, 1974)
Waitress in the Donut Shop was the follow-up to American folk-blues singer Maria Muldaur’s self-titled, Gold-certified debut album.
Waitress in the Donut Shop featured Muldaur’s second (and final) hit (that charted) I’m a Woman.
Muldaur was born Maria Grazia Domenica D’Amato in New York’s Greenwich Village on September 12, 1943. She started her music career as a member of the Even Dozen Jug Band. She then joined Jim Kweskin & His Jug Band. After the Kweskin group broke up, she married fellow band member Geoff Muldaur. After the marriage ended in 1972, she began her solo career. Her debut album Maria Muldaur was released the very next year. In the summer of 1974, she opened for the Grateful Dead and became their backing vocalist in the late 70s.
Muldaur continues to perform, tour and record new music. She has released 40(!) solo albums, the last being 2012’s …First Came Memphis Minnie…A Loving Tribute.