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Danny Kalb1960s/1970s band guitarist The blues project, died Saturday at his Brooklyn nursing home; he was 80 years old. His brother jonathan confirmed the news of his death to New York Times and revealed that Kalb was diagnosed with cancer three years ago.
In a 2013 interview with AM New YorkKalb shared that he met Bob Dylan at the University of Wisconsin. After the singer “crashed with me for a few weeks” on his way to New York, Kalb said he “gave up and followed him.”
He became a fixture in the Greenwich Village music scene and played in the studio with artists such as Judy Collins and Pete Seeger. He contributed two songs to the 1964 anthology, The Blues Project: a collection of the best on the urban blues scene, which featured music from eight Greenwich Village regulars.
Kalb embraced electric guitar and the blues after seeing John Lee Hooker perform at the 1964 Newport Folk Festival. He later formed the Blues Project with Steve Katz, Andy Kulberg, Roy Blumenfeld and Tommy Flanders, release their only studio album, Screeningsin 1966. Although they separated in 1967, they reunited in various forms until around 2012. He is also releasing several solo projects, including Living with the Blues in 1995, All together now in 2006 and more.
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