Blood, Sweat & Tears founder to per­form

The Register Citizen (Torrington, CT) - - NEWS -

KENT — The Kent Me­mo­rial Li­brary an­nounced a spe­cial per­for­mance with Steve Katz in “An Af­ter­noon of Story and Song” on Satur­day at 4 p.m. at the Fife’n Drum Restau­rant, 53 N. Main St., Kent, ac­cord­ing to a news re­lease from or­ga­niz­ers. Dur­ing in­ter­mis­sion, Katz will sell and sign copies of his mem­oir, “Blood, Sweat, and My Rock ’n’ Roll Years: Is Steve Katz a Rock Star?”

Katz is a found­ing mem­ber of the Even Dozen Jug band. He’s a founder of the Blues Project, and he founded and spent five years with Blood, Sweat & Tears, dur­ing which time the group won three Gram­mies, were voted best band by the Play­boy Jazz and Pop Poll two years in a row, and won three ma­jor Down­beat awards.

Katz wrote many of the group’s songs, in­clud­ing “Some­times in Win­ter.” He went on to pro­duce records for Lou Reed, be­came vice pres­i­dent of Mer­cury Records, and dur­ing years spent in Dublin fell in love with Ir­ish mu­sic and lit­er­a­ture. He di­rected Green Lin­net Records, a la­bel for tra­di­tional Ir­ish mu­sic in Amer­ica.

Af­ter more than five decades in the mu­sic busi­ness, Katz is tak­ing stock. What at­ten­dees will hear at the show is the in­side story and su­perb songs of a hu­mor­ous, self­ef­fac­ing and tal­ented man. Seat­ing is lim­ited, and reg­is­tra­tion is re­quired. Cost is $20, non­re­fund­able. Cash bar. Go to the li­brary’s web­site, kent­memo­rial li­ for in­for­ma­tion or call 860-927-3761.


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