It's impossible to pare down the remarkable life story of guitarist and singer Steve Katz to a few short sentences. Along with Stefan Grossman, Maria Muldaur, John Sebastian and David Grisman, 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.
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