UPCOMING

May, 2015 

BLOOD, SWEAT, & MY ROCK AND ROLL YEARS

Is Steve Katz a Rock Star?

by Steve Katz

LYONS PRESS

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“Steve Katz’s book opens the door on a magical time when the counterculture—and the transformations of youth in New York, and California, and all of America—were flowering. He was there: a cocky musician on the brink of group stardom, the besotted lover of a folk-rock goddess, an ironic hipster (fresh from his parents’ house in Queens) in a coolly glamorous world. With a light touch and a wry intimacy, he adds to an important history: our own.”

Sheila Weller, author of the best-selling Girls Like Us: Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon—and the Journey of a Generation 

“I love love love Steve Katz’s new book Blood, Sweat and My Rock ’n’ Roll Years—a dizzying, delicious, head-spinning, heart-wrenching tale of the Sixties and what even those of us who were there might have missed— stories of the great band he was part of, a band that tore up the charts while the music rolled up the avenues of the world. Touring, the treasures and torments, faces and voices—Joni in the dark and light, Al Kooper in the day and night, Mimi in the morning at Judy’s house, Danny Kalb in the aftermath of Monterey, Janis Joplin in profile. It is a great ride, both for those who were there and never saw the other side of the story, and for those who weren’t and want to know what really happened in the Cafe Wha?, The Gaslight, and The Bitter End in New York, plus Monterey Pop and the Woodstock that happened off-stage. Great book, great read, great life.”

Judy Collins, singer, writer, and survivor of the Sixties 

“My friend Steve Katz was a nice Jewish boy who became a big star. Happily he is now a nice Jewish gentleman who lived the rock-n-roll lifestyle and lived to tell the tale in this wickedly funny insight into the decadent days of the music world of the Sixties and Seventies. I was there—it’s all true!”

Terry Ellis, cofounder of Chrysalis Records 

2015

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Bridge Street Live

Collinsville, CT

Sunday, April 5

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A Laura Nyro Tribute w/ Christine Spero

Glen Cove, NY

Friday, April 10

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Caffé Lena

Saratoga Springs, NY

Friday, April 24

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Passim

Cambridge, MA

Saturday, April 25, 3:30 PM

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The Flying Goose

New London, NH

Thursday, April 30

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Book Signing

Bookends 

Ridgewood, NJ

Saturday, May 2, 2:00 PM

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 Setauket Neighborhood House

Setauket, NY

Friday, May 8

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Lovin’ Cup

Rochester, NY

Saturday, May 16

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Night Town

Cleveland, OH

Sunday, May 17

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Natalie’s

Worthington OH

Tuesday, May 19

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Southgate House Revival

Newport, KY

Friday, May 22

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Gateway City Arts Center

Holyoke, MA

Saturday, May 30

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Borderline Folk Music Club

Rockland County, NY

Sunday, June 7

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The Krantz House

Lexington, VA

Saturday, June 27

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Book Launch Event

Hickory Stick Bookshop

Wasington, CT

Sunday, July 5, 2PM

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Book Signing

The 19th Annual Sharon Summer Book Signing

A Benefit for the Hotchkiss
Library of Sharon

Sharon, CT

Friday, July 31, 6PM-8PM

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Moorestown DeCafe

Moorestown, NJ

Friday, September 25

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