STANHOPE _ Bruce Katz, renowned Hammond B-3 organist/keyboardist and 2019 Blues Music Awards "Best Acoustic Album" winner, and his Bruce Katz Band, embark on their 'Solo Ride' Fall 2019 U.S. Tour with a local performance at the Stanhope House, 45 Main St., on Friday. The show is at 7 p.m. with Katz as the headliner. Tickets: $15. (advance), $18. (door).


For information, call 973-347-7777 or visit www.stanhopehousenj.com.


The Bruce Katz band now includes guitarist Aaron Lieberman from the popular 'Jam Band,' God Street Wine.


Solo Ride (released August this year) is the newest CD on American Showplace Music from the legendary keyboardist, and his tenth album to date. The album was produced by Katz with label owner Ben Elliott, and co-produced by Bruce's manager and agent, Legare Robertson. Solo Ride marks Katz’s only solo release after 30 years of composing, touring and playing. It captures the emotion and intensity of his music, and contains all instrumentals from start to finish, drawing from his vast background of stylings from jazz to blues to classical, gospel and country.


For the first time in his career, he has recorded a solo piano album and the results are stunning and unmistakably original. Katz’s virtuoso and original playing draws the listener into his musical world where many of the artificial boundaries created in the ‘music business’ fall away and leave the listener with a new appreciation for what Bruce calls “improvisational American Roots and Blues music”.


Known throughout the world as the keyboardist with Gregg Allman, Delbert McClinton, John Hammond, Ronnie Earl & many others, Solo Ride puts Katz and a grand piano in a world class studio and sounds as rich and dynamic as any of the recordings he has done with full bands.