Legendary blues guitarist and New York native Danny Kalb, who was the

founder of the influential 1960’s New York outfit the Blues Project,
will be performing at a pre-release CD show this Friday, 4/27 at DROM
in advance to the late May/early June release of his new record,
tentatively titled “Danny Kalb and Friends“ Moving in Blue”.

Long recognized as one of Americas foremost guitarists, Kalbâs
“Moving in Blue” will be the follow up to his 2009 critically
acclaimed Sojourn Records solo debut, “Im Gonna Live The Life I
Sing About”.  The new record is a two CD collection of 26 tracks, including
recent sessions with former Blues Project bandmates, Al Kooper and Roy
Blumenfeld, as well as additional material recorded over the years by Sojourn co-founder,Mark Ambrosino at his Madhouse Studio.  New tracks on “Moving in Blue” include Johnny Cashs So Doggone Lonesome, John Lee Hookerm Leaving and Bob Dylan Make You Feel MyLove as well as many others, including several Kalb originals that demonstrate

his versatility as a songwriter as well.  Recorded with Al Kooper, Roy
Blumenfeld and Jesse Williams (on bass), these new tracks move between
folk, blues, jazz and rock n roll as if traversing the varied roots of
both Kalb and Kooper.

Kalb recorded “Moving in Blue” over a period of years at the Madhouse
Studio with sessions focusing on solo recordings as well as recordings
with Dannys trio. In either setting, these songs show both the depth
and connection that Danny exudes playing the music he loves, his voice
and famous guitar work taking perhaps familiar songs into a new

You can download and stream the brand new track, Death Letter
Blues,a recording tracked live at Barbes in Brooklyn that will be included
on the new collection here.  Kalb is accompanied by Mark Ambrosino on drums and Bob Jones on bass:

To download:

Heres the link to stream the song:

Heres a link to check out the video for Death Letter Blues :

Kalb, a New York native and Brooklyn resident is a protégé of the
great Dave Van Ronk.  He established himself on the seminal folk and
blues revival scene in the 1960’s, first as a solo performer and
session player with Phil Ochs, Pete Seeger and others, and later in
his own right and in The New Strangers, his duo with Sam Charters.  He
absorbed the scene, jamming with blues greats Muddy Waters and John
Lee Hooker.  Over the years, Kalb has earned the respect of his peers,
including Bob Dylan who said, “Always a powerful guitarist”, and Muddy
Waters who stated, “You really got to me.”

His last release, “I’m Gonna Live The Life I Sing About” featured Kalb
performing in both electric and acoustic trio settings.  The bulk of
these performances were captured in 2006 through 2007 but other tracks
are gems that Kalb has been stockpiling since the late 1990’s, plucked
from relaxed periodic sessions with his various live line-ups. His
playing throughout is dazzling, yet understated, no-nonsense yet
deeply emotional — the work of an undisputed Old Master.

Kalb continues to perform as a solo artist and in trio settings up and
down the East Coast, and this is the part of his career that inspired
“Im Gonna Live The Life I Sing About” and the upcoming release
“Moving in Blue”.  Mixing gritty blues, originals, and standards, his
touch on the guitar is as exciting and individual as ever.  From folk
to blues to jazz, his experimental mindset and talent played
significant part in redefining musical genres and boundaries and he is
still an influence, as ahead now as he was when he began.


For additional information or materials on Danny Kalb, please contact
Jocelynn Loebl at Howlin’ Wuelf Media at (917)523-8881 or at