Jazz, Blues, & More, Music

Blues on the Dock: Danny Kalb Band (The Blues Project)

When: Sun., June 3, 4-7 p.m. 2012

Folk revival generates blues masterpiece. Blues man Danny Kalb was a protégé of Dave Van Ronk, an active member of the acoustic folk revival of the 1960s. Kalb worked with big names like Judy Collins, Pete Seeger, and Bob Dylan. In '64 he was invited to record on a folk-blues compilation album The Blues Project.

300 to 300,000. The Blues Project featured Kalb on two songs, and he was paid just $300 for the recording session. The LP sold more than 300,000 copies, giving Kalb the name of his future band and his famed career in the blues world. The Blues Project (Kalb, Andy Kulburg, Tommy Flanders, and Steve Katz and Al Kooper of Blood, Sweat & Tears) brewed blues, rock, folk, psychedelic, and even pop during their career in the '60s.

Mojo man. The father of Chicago blues, Muddy Waters, once said to Kalb, "You really got to me." And now it's Charleston's turn to get Kalb. Let's watch him work his bluesy magic.

Amelia Thomson

Price: $26

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