Episode 97: Steve Katz


In Episode 97 J. Timothy Quirk interviews Steve Katz, a founding member of Blood Sweat and Tears, and national recording artists Lucinda Rowe and Michael Connolly.  Lucinda and Michael will be hosting Katz at their private Red Room Sound Studio in Litchfield, CT for a special discussion, performance and book signing on Saturday, Nov 10th at 6:30pm.

In his storied career, Steve Katz produced three Lou Reed albums, holds 3 Grammys out of 10 Grammy nominations, has shared a bag of potato chips with Jimmy Hendrix, has talked with Martin Luther King Jr. and Tennessee Williams and was told to “get a haircut” by both Danny Thomas and Mickey Spillane and not at the same time. Katz’s tales of this pivotal moment in rock and roll and American popular culture are as legendary as the music he has been a part of creating.  His views of Woodstock vs the Monterey Pop Festival may surprise you. Katz documented these tales in his book “Blood Sweat and My Rock and Roll Years: Is Steve Katz a Rock and Roll Star.”

Katz looks forward to the Saturday evening performance, discussion and book signing at The Red Room Sound Studio as it is particularly unique venue. The fact  that the recordings are made in a non-digital format particularly appeal to him.  This private studio has hosted other live events including performances by Ricky Byrd, the rock and roll hall of fame inductee and guitarist of Joan Jett and the Black Hearts and Corey Glover of Living Color.

There will be a champagne reception, food, show taping and a meet and greet. There are only 25 VIP seats available and no admittance without confirmation so those interested in further information can contact the Red Room Sound Studio  (860) 361-6801 or email



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