Steve Katz (of Blood Sweat and Tears)

Steve Katz

Guitarist/singer/songwriter/storyteller Steve Katz has played on an enviable string of recordings during the 1960s and '70s in acoustic folk, jazz, blues, R&B, hard rock, and almost every other popular genre that's come along in America since the start of the 1960s.

Katz was born in Brooklyn, NY in 1945 and grew up in
the upstate city of Schenectady. Already a gifted
musician in his early teens, he was good enough to
get hired for a local television program called Teenage
Barn, doing his versions of pop hits of the late '50s.

As he got older, Steve was drawn to folk music and
blues. He studied traditional American guitar styles
with Dave Van Ronk and the Rev. Gary Davis.
Eventually, he became part of a circle of similarly
minded folk and blues enthusiasts who formed the
Even Dozen Jug Band, which also included John
Sebastian, Maria Muldaur, David Grisman, and
Stefan Grossman.

After moving to Greenwich Village, Steve Katz
became an established part of the Village music
scene, eventually joining The Blues Project, New York

City's first major home-grown contribution to blues-
rock. The Blues Project had an impact on music that

far exceeded their relatively modest record sales. Katz
was part of the Blues Project lineup that played the
Monterey Pop Festival.

The Legendary

In an Evening Of Story and Song

Later that same year, with Blues Project bandmate, Al
Kooper, Katz founded the original Blood Sweat &
Tears. He recorded five albums with the band.
Throughout the end of the 1960s and early 70s, Katz
performed at countless historic venues including the
Fillmore East, and several major rock festivals including
Woodstock. Among a host of other awards, the band
won three Grammies, including one for Album of the Year. Steve’s
influence on BS&T resulted in several chart topping hits and millions of
record sales worldwide.

Steve left BS&T to pursue the craft of record
production. One of his first productions was the Lou
Reed classic, Rock’nRoll Animal.
He went on to work with Reed on
two more albums before returning to

his musician roots in the country-
rock band, American Flyer, whose first album was

produced by the Beatles’ George Martin.

Steve Katz has been performing and doing book talks all across the
country to rave reviews and rapt audiences. He will take you back to a time
we all remember and to the music we all grew up with. Spend a
memorable evening with Steve Katz - one you will never forget.

$20.00 - $25.00


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