The Kent Memorial Library is pleased to announce a special performance with legendary Steve Katz in An Afternoon of Story and Song. This very intimate and exclusive performance will take place on Saturday, August 11 at the Fife’n Drum Restaurant. During intermission, he 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 hugely influential 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. Steve wrote many of their songs, including the beautiful “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, the foremost label for traditional Irish music in America.
After more than five decades in the music business, Katz is taking stock. What you’ll hear at the show is the inside story and superb songs of a humorous, self-effacing, and prodigiously talented man.
Saturday, August 11, 4 pm
Admission: $20 per person
Seating is limited; Please register
Fife’n Drum Restaurant
53 North Main Street