Blood, Sweat & Tears founder to perform
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 library.org for information or call 860-927-3761.