America’s foremost Blues guitarist and vocalist Danny Kalb sadly passed away on November 19, 2022, at the age of 80. His death was confirmed on Facebook by Steve Katz.
In this blog post, we have discussed everything about Danny Kalb, including who he was, what’s his background, his career, what happened to him, how he died, what was the cause of his death, and much more!
Who was Danny Kalb?
On September 9, 1942, Danny Kalb was born in Mt. Vernon, New York. He was an American Blues guitarist and singer as well as the founding member of the Blues project in the 1960s. He is well known for his work in the band The Blues Project that he founded, one of the first groups to bring an electric vibe into the world of pop-rock music in the mid-’60s.
Soon after Danny started his career, he became a solo performer and a session guitarist. He collaborated with many artists such as Judy Collins, Phil Ochs, and Bob Dylan on recording and live performances. Later, in 1963, he worked with Van Ronk’s Ragtime Jug Stompers.
Since his teenage years, he was very influenced by the African-American bluesman Son House, Skip James, and Mississippi John Hurt and always tried to deliver acoustic and electronic music to the listeners. In 1961, when he was 15, Danny formed the band Gay Notes and performed with Bob Dylan at WBAI-FM concerts.
In 1964, he came into the limelight and gained too much recognition from the media, when he recorded as Folk Stringers. After that, he played the second guitar on the album, titled ‘All the News That’s Fit to Sing’.
Blues Projects Foundation
Danny Kalb founded the Blues Projects with his partner Steve Katz, Andy Kulberg, Roy Blumenfield, and Tommy Flanders. After a few years, Tommy Flanders left the band for some reason and was replaced by AI Kooper. Before separation, they record three albums together and played more often at the Café Au Go Go and Murray the K’s final “submarine race watching”.
In 1968, he rolled out his one more creation, Crosscurrent along with Stefan Grossman. He was genuinely peaceful for the following twenty years, yet in 1996, he joined Al Kooper for a Blues Projects reunion recorded at the Bottom Line.
In the 21st century, he predominantly worked with the Danny Kalb Trio, including Bob Jones on acoustic bass, and Mark Ambrosino on drums. Sometimes he also performed with Stefan Grossman, Steve Katz, and his brother Jonathan Kalb. The trio recorded multiple songs, such as I’m Gonna Live the Life I Sing About (2008), Moving in Blue (2013), and a lot more.
How Did Danny Kalb Die?
Danny Kalb a soulful and innovative lead guitarist of the New York City-based ’60s band the Blues Project, died today, Nov. 19, 2022. He was in his 80 years old at the time of his death. Reportedly, he had been battling the disease for the past few years. Danny’s death was made public by one of his long-time mates Steve Katz, via a Facebook post.
What Was the Cause of Danny Kalb’s Death?
The cause and the place of death have not yet been announced by anyone. However, his death, at age 80, is estimated to be a prolonged illness and was confirmed on Facebook by Steve Katz, a fellow member of the Blues Project. They will soon release further information about his funeral ceremony.
Tributes for Danny Kalb:
Since this news came out, tributes have flooded for him across social media platforms. Many of his die-hard fans use their tweeter handles to express their disbelief about his death.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with Danny Kalb’s family and friends. He might have been gone but his memories and works will never be forgotten.” commented another user.
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