The Blues Project

Genres: Folk
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s

Biography

The Blues Project was formed in New York, USA in the mid-60s by guitarist Danny Kalb, and took its name from a compendium of acoustic musicians with whom he played. Tommy Flanders (vocals), Steve Katz (9 May 1945, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA; guitar), Andy Kulberg (b. Buffalo, New York, USA; bass, flute), Roy Blumenfeld (drums), plus Kalb, were latterly joined by Al Kooper (b. 5 February 1944, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA; vocals, keyboards), fresh from adding the distinctive organ on Bob Dylan’s ‘Like A Rolling Stone’. The sextet was quickly established as the city’s leading electric blues band, a prowess demonstrated on their debut album, Live At the Cafe Au-Go-Go.

Flanders then left to pursue a solo career and the resultant five-piece embarked on the definitive Projections album. Jazz, pop and soul styles were added to their basic grasp of R&B to create an absorbing, rewarding collection, but...

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