Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady, aka Hot Tuna and founding members of Jefferson Airplane, will perform two of their Jefferson Airplane hits on the GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends®, a special being filmed for the landmark “Great Performances” series on PBS on Saturday, April 23. The following day the GRAMMY Museum welcomes Jorma and Jack to the Clive Davis Theater for an intimate conversation on their esteemed career.
Essential and far-reaching Jorma Kaukonen goes out on tour. In a career that has already spanned a half-century Jorma Kaukonen is one of the most highly respected interpreters of American roots, blues and rock music. A member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, he is a founding member of two legendary bands, Jefferson Airplane and the still-touring Hot Tuna. Jorma Kaukonen’s repertoire goes far beyond psychedelic rock; he is a guitar legend and an expressive singer-songwriter. (www.Jorma Kaukonen.com)
I first saw Jorma play an acoustic solo show in 1980 at the Palace Theatre in Albany, New York. I remember shooting a bunch of photos of him playing that night, and I tried to find my film negatives before seeing him Friday night at Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael, California. I wasn’t able to find my old pics, but I’m glad I couldn’t. Because to really experience the wonder that is Jorma (instant recognition from just his first name speaks to his sing
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Jorma Kaukonen is premiering his new album, Ain't In No Hurry, this week at NPR Folk Alley's as their "Hear It Now" selection. The album will be released through Red House Records on February 17, 2015. The accompanying interview finds the artist sharing thoughts on the album and his ability to stay inspired after more than 50 years as a songwriter and performer.
Bill Thompson, manager of Jefferson Airplane and subsequently the spinoffs Jefferson Starship, Hot Tuna and Starship, died of a heart attack yesterday, Jan. 12, in Mill Valley, Calif. Thompson was 70. "One of the more colorful managers in rock history, and a beloved figure within the Bay Area music scene, Thompson guided the various bands through both great successes and years-long personal and legal entanglements." Relix
For 2015 The Fur Peace Ranch "On The Road" workshops return to The Dana on Mission Bay, San Diego, California. Take a break from winter's woes while learning from master musicians Jorma Kaukonen, G.E. Smith, and Larry Campbell. San Diego's perfect climate and the premier beach setting at The Dana will be our home. Join us.
The fascination continues this summer with Hot Tuna as they tour around The States performing their music with appeal and alluring passion. Or please come sit back with them in the gently rolling hills of the Fur Peace Ranch Guitar Camp as they explain their thoughts on music, and perform at the Fur Peace Live Concert events with their friends who come to stay and play at Fur Peace Ranch in Pomeroy, Ohio.Masters of music, acclaimed performers, Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady, defined psychedelic music in the '60's.