LIVE: Danny Kalb Trio @ Caffe Lena, 12/4/09

December 11th, 2009, 3:26 pm by Greg


After his sound check, legendary blues and folk performer Danny Kalb shot a quick glance at drummer Mark Ambrosino and nodded approvingly to bassist Matt Hughes, who was subbing for Kalb’s brother, Jonathan. With an endearing smile, Kalb got up and stepped off the small Caffe Lena stage to warmly greet some of the fans and friends that had already taken their seats.

At age 67, Kalb has come full circle from his Greenwich Village beginnings as a solo acoustic bluesman (in the company of Dave Van Ronk, Phil Ochs and Pete Seeger, among other defining voices of the early 1960’s) through co-founding seminal NYC-based super-group the Blues Project with Al Kooper, Steve Katz, Andy Kulberg and Roy Blumenfeld (at that time affectionately called “The Jewish Beatles”) and back to playing, touring and recording as a solo performer and elder statesmen.

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