Spencertown Academy Roots & Shoots Concerts Series will present Steve Katz, founding member of the Blues Project and Blood, Sweat & Tears, in “A Night of Story and Song” on Saturday, March 25th.
“A few summers back, Spencertown Academy hosted Steve Katz to talk about his memoir, Blood, Sweat, and My Rock ‘n’ Roll Years: Is Steve Katz a Rock Star?,” says Seligman. “I had the pleasure of interviewing him during our annual Festival of Books. The audience and I were riveted by his stories and often in hysterics about how Steve seemed to be everywhere in the 60s and 70s—and survived to tell the tale. This one-man show is the perfect vehicle for his dual talents of music and storytelling.”
Guitarist and singer Katz was a founding member of the Blues Project, the Even Dozen Jug Band, and Blood Sweat & Tears. In “A Night of Story and Song,” he tells poignant and often hilarious stories of his life in music and plays many of the songs he made famous. Along with the groups he created, he dined with Brian Epstein, partied with Groucho Marx, jammed with Mose Allison, worked with the Beatles’ George Martin, shared a bag of potato chips with Jimi Hendrix, and was told to get a haircut by Mickey Spillane. He was a producer of hit albums (for Lou Reed), a record company executive (Mercury, Green Linnet), and songwriter (“Sometime in Winter,” “Steve’s Song”). At the Academy, he will have copies of his memoir and CDs to sign and sell.
Roots & Shoots Concerts is an ongoing Academy series that showcases artists who reach back to earlier traditions in music (Americana, jazz, blues, rock, and world music) for inspiration, while incorporating more recent forms and influences of the present.
DATE/TIME: Saturday, March 25, 2023 / 8pm
LOCATION: Spencertown Academy
TICKETS: $20 – $25
General admission tickets ($25 public, $20 Academy members ) are available via www.spencertownacademy.org.
Seating will be limited and advance reservations are strongly suggested.
Phone: (518) 392-3693
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