May, 2015 


Is Steve Katz a Rock Star?

by Steve Katz



“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 



The Flying Goose

New London, NH

Thursday, April 30


Book Signing


Ridgewood, NJ

Saturday, May 2, 2:00 PM


 Setauket Neighborhood House

Setauket, NY

Friday, May 8


Lovin’ Cup

Rochester, NY

Saturday, May 16


Night Town

Cleveland, OH

Sunday, May 17



Worthington OH

Tuesday, May 19


Southgate House Revival

Newport, KY

Friday, May 22


Book Signing

Book Expo America

Jacob Javits Center

New York City, 11AM, Booth# TBA

Friday, May 29


Gateway City Arts Center

Holyoke, MA

Saturday, May 30


Borderline Folk Music Club

Rockland County, NY

Sunday, June 7


The Krantz House

Lexington, VA

Saturday, June 27


Book Launch Event

Hickory Stick Bookshop

Washington, CT

Sunday, July 5, 2PM


Book Release Party

The Cutting Room

New York City, NY

July 9


Orpheum Film and Performing Arts Center

Tannersville, NY

Saturday, July 11


Book Signing

The 19th Annual Sharon Summer Book Signing

A Benefit for the Hotchkiss
Library of Sharon

Sharon, CT

Friday, July 31, 6PM-8PM


Moorestown DeCafe

Moorestown, NJ

Friday, September 25



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