From playing Woodstock to partying with Elizabeth Taylor, musician Steve Katz has lived a full life of rock ‘n’ roll and lived to tell about it. As a guitarist in the ’60s band Blood, Sweat Tears, Katz details his debauchery in the tell-all “Blood, Sweat, and My Rock ‘n’ Roll Years: Is Steve Katz a Rock Star,” and on Saturday, April 16, he comes to Louisville to meet and greet fans and talk more about his autobiography.
Hosted by the Jewish Community Center at the Standard Club, the event will include a night full of Katz’s stories, performances of some of the band’s most well-known songs (“Hi-De-Ho” and “You’ve Made Me So Very Happy” to name a couple), and a three-course dinner and wine pairing by Anoosh Bistro. And afterward, Katz will stick around to sign books, CDs and whatever else you might be holding onto from that era.
After his time with Blood, Sweat & Tears, Katz stayed in the music business producing for the likes of Lou Reed and others. He’s got three Grammy Awards, a handful of gold and platinum records and nearly 29 million records sold to date. A description on his book’s Amazon page calls Katz “a nice Jewish boy who got to sit at the cool kid’s table and score the hot chicks.”
The event runs from 6:30-10 p.m. on Saturday, April 16, at the Standard Club, 8401 Brownsboro Road. Admission is $54 in advance, $64 at the door, and includes dinner.