2008 release. Maria Muldaur's roots are in the Folk revival of the early '60s, a time when figures like Pete Seeger and Bob Dylan were making bold statements about the civil rights movement, Vietnam, and other burning issues of the day. More than four decades later, in the face of political and social issues in which the stakes are equally high, Muldaur assembles a group of legendary female performers to lend their voices in a critical examination of where we are as a nation and where we're going. The guest list includes Bonnie Raitt, Joan Baez, Phoebe Snow, Odetta and Jane Fonda.
"...it's one fine album. Strongly musical, free of preachment and tunnel vision, it will withstand critical abuse. Part of the credit for its success is due to Muldaur's own strong musical sensibilities... The duet ["Yes We Can"] already has been co-opted by Barack Obama's supporters. It wouldn't be surprising if it emerged as an inaugural anthem if the Democratic candidate wins." -- Tuscaloosa News
"Muldaur has enjoyed a fair share of hits and significant releases, but Yes We Can! stands as her finest on many levels." -- Nashville City Paper
"The music is quite good..." -- Chicago Sun Times
"Yes We Can benefits from a mastery of selection. Muldaur wisely chooses songs that resonate with the public while making them new and exciting, a prime example being the slowed-down, bluesy version of Edwin Starr's `War.' Maria's voice is mature and incredibly flexible, able to fit the mood, tone and genre of each song, from the funky `Yes We Can' to the folky `Down By the Riverside.' This effort is sure to inspire more than just record sales." -- Elmore, July 2008