By a founding member of the legendary Blues Project and Blood, Sweat & Tears — a man who played the Monterey Pop Festival and Woodstock, had affairs with famous folk singers, and jammed with everyone from Mose Allison to Jimi Hendrix — comes a blues-folk-rock memoir of resigned existentialism and decidedly New York Jewish humor (what if Woody Allen had been a rock star)? But this memoir is more than the lurid, party-with-your-pants-down memoir that has become the norm for rock ’n’ roll books. It is an honest and personal account of a life at the edge of the spotlight — a privileged vantage point that earned Steve Katz a bit more objectivity and earnest outrage than many of his colleagues, who were too far into the scene to lay any honest witness to it. Set during the Greenwich Village folk/rock scene, the Sixties’ most celebrated venues and concerts, and behind closed doors on international tours and grueling studio sessions, this is the unlikely story of a rock star as nerd, nerd as rock star, a nice Jewish boy who got to sit at the cool kid’s table and score the hot chicks.
Blood, Sweat & My Rock ‘n Roll Years: Is Steve Katz a Rock Star?
- From the Publisher
May 19, 2015
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