Aviv (see the last post, “Bowery Poetry Club”) and I are two-thirds of the Kings County Blues Band, a new act that’s tearing up rehearsal studios all over Brooklyn. The other third is drummer Jeremy Kaplan. Can Jews play the blues? Oy. Our Manhattan debut is this coming Tuesday, July 24, during the Soul of the Blues Festival at Cornelia St. Cafe. That’s my festival. So, yes, I booked my own band. Life is good. We’ll be playing some originals, and some cool covers by the likes of B. B. King, Freddie King, and Lonnie Mack. Dig it.