Guitarist Jorma Kaukonen and bassist Jack Casady formed blues band Hot Tuna in 1969, and they are still going strong! At the 2016 Grammy Awards, Jorma and Jack received Lifetime Achievement Awards, and the band released an album as recently as 2011 with Steady as She Goes.
Hot Tuna performs an acoustic evening at City Winery on Tuesday, Nov. 27.
Jorma and Jack started Hot Tuna as a side project during their days with Jefferson Airplane, and the boyhood friends have constantly returned to the project where they now stand as the elder statesmen of psychedelic blues. The gents actually played together as teens in the DC metro area before they left for San Francisco and bigger things with Jefferson Airplane.
Watch an acoustic concert and interview with Hot Tuna at Wolfgang’s Vault in San Francisco from June 24, 2011, on YouTube.
00:00 – Hesitation Blues
05:33 – Things That Might Have Been
09:56 – That’ll Never Happen No More
15:05 – Water Song
21:45 – Interview
“Jorma Kaukonen is a force in American music, equally adept at fingerpicked acoustic folk and blues as he is at wailing on an electric,” said Acoustic Guitar.
“Jack Casady is virtually unparalleled — and yet he has one of the most truly unique electric-bass voices in rock… he can melt into a supportive role but when opportunity knocks, he bursts forth with creative lines — both simple and ornate — that are unlike any you’ve heard,” said Premier Guitar.
An Acoustic Evening with Hot Tuna
Tuesday, Nov. 27
Doors @ 6pm