Acoustic or Electric Hot Tuna lives in a world of inspiration whether conspiring with each other, playing with friends or pulling it out of thin air, Hot Tuna is indeed "Psychedelic-Blues Institution” – Rolling Stone
In the coming months Hot Tuna will be joined by David Bromberg Quintet, Steve Kimock & Friends, The Midnight Ramble Band and Little Feat! Check out the schedule below!
For over 50 years Hot Tuna, Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady, has brought a wealth of emotions to their music through deep perceptions and tremendous talent. They are always injecting fresh energy into their sound with constant improvisation taking their musical horizons further. Come out for the music and the joy of life - Hot Tuna's on tour!
From their days playing together as teenagers in the Washington, DC area, through years of inventive psychedelic rock in San Francisco (1996 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees), to their current acoustic and electric blues sound, no one has more consistently led American music for the last 50 years than Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady, the founders and continuing core members of Hot Tuna.
"Guitarist Jorma Kaukonen and bassist Jack Casady are without question in the discussion about who are among the greatest musicians; each has distinguished himself by developing a style that is easy to pick out and that others often try to imitate. But more importantly, Kaukonen, and Casady, have over time forged a partnership that’s as vital to their art as raw talent is. The duo use music to speak a language they seemingly invented, yet cannily allow the rest of us in on the exhilarating dialogues.” - The Art Fuse
In the latest issue of MOJO Magazine, Michael Simmons says "[Jorma] the 80-year-old is an exemplar of the [60's] movement’s best ideals: an inquisitive open mind, a sense of justice, evolving creativity, irreverent wit."
Jack always adds musical excellence and understanding. As a feeling for a song grows within Jack it develops and deepens “It’s difficult to get it out precisely, that entity that is so hard to put into words… Music is the oddest art form," explains Jack.
Together Jorma and Jack have forged a way through the last five decades always expressing the emotions of the contemporary times.
On Tour...Hot Tuna
Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady
Nov 07 The Mill Event Center, Lancaster, OH, Acoustic Hot Tuna
Nov 13 Fur Peace Station, Pomeroy, OH, Electric Hot Tuna*
Nov 24 The Birchmere, Alexandria, VA, Electric Hot Tuna w/ Steve Kimock & Friends
Nov 26 The Paramount, Huntington, NY, Electric Hot Tuna w/ David Bromberg Quintet
Nov 27 The Mahaiwe Theater, Grt. Barrington, MA, Elec. Hot Tuna w/David Bromberg Quintet
Nov 28 The Wilbur, Boston, MA, Electric Hot Tuna w/ David Bromberg Quintet
Nov 30 Flynn Theatre, Burlington, VT, Electric Hot Tuna w/ David Bromberg Quintet
Dec 01 The Egg, Albany, NY, Electric Hot Tuna w/ The Midnight Ramble Band
Dec 03 Penn's Peak, Jim Thorpe, PA, Electric Hot Tuna w/ The Midnight Ramble Band
Dec 04 The Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY, Electric Hot Tuna
Dec 05 Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank, NJ, Electric Hot Tuna w/ David Bromberg Quintet
Dec 07 Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall, Munhall, PA, Elec. Hot Tuna w/ Steve Kimock & Friends
Dec 08 Kent Stage, Kent, OH, Electric Hot Tuna, w/ Steve Kimock & Friends
Dec 09 Ludlow Garage, Cincinnati, OH, Electric Hot Tuna w/ Steve Kimock & Friends
Dec 18 Mineral Point Opera House, Mineral Point, WI, Jorma Kaukonen
Dec 19 Old Town School of Folk Music, Chicago, IL, Jorma Kaukonen
Dec 28 Freight & Salvage, Berkeley, CA, Acoustic Hot Tuna
Dec 29 Freight & Salvage, Berkeley, CA, Acoustic Hot Tuna
Dec 30 Freight & Salvage, Berkeley, CA, Acoustic Hot Tuna
Dec 31 Freight & Salvage, Berkeley, CA, Acoustic Hot Tuna
Jan 07 The Ark, Ann Arbor, MI Jorma
Feb 06 Capitol Theatre, Ft. Lauderdale, FL Acoustic Hot Tuna
Feb 07 The Parker, Clearwater, FL Acoustic Hot Tuna
Feb 08 Plaza Theatre, Orlando, FL Acoustic Hot Tuna
Feb 11 Main Street Crossing, Tomball, TX Acoustic Hot Tuna
Feb 12 Granada Theatre, Dallas, TX Acoustic Hot Tuna
Feb 15 Knuckleheads, Kansas City, MO Acoustic Hot Tuna
Feb 17 Sheldon Opera House, St. Louis, MO Acoustic Hot Tuna
Feb 18 Franklin Theatre, Franklin, TN Acoustic Hot Tuna
Feb 19 Bijiou Theatre, Knoxville, TN Acoustic Hot Tuna
Apr 14 Asbury Hall, Buffalo, NY Acoustic Hot Tuna
Apr 15 Kirby Center, Wilkes Barre, PA Acoustic w/Little Feat
Apr 16 DAR Constitution Hall, Washington DC Acoustic w/ Little Feat
* Electric Hot Tuna is Jorma, Jack and Justin Guip. Justin Guip (rhymes with deep) is a three-time Grammy winner, drummer and percussionist. He is all about the groove, the heartbeat at the essence of all great music.