In Tune with The Rhythms of the World - Hot Tuna Celebrates 50 years

Article Contributed by Cash Edwards M… | Published on Thursday, January 24, 2019

It has been an amazing 50 years for Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady.  Their band, Hot Tuna, invokes as many different moods and reactions as there are Hot Tuna fans — millions of them. To some Hot Tuna is a reminder of some wild and happy times. To others, that name will forever be linked to their own discovery of the power and depth of American blues and roots music. To newer fans, Hot Tuna is a tight, masterful act who define the cutting edge of great music. For five decades, Hot Tuna has played, toured, and recorded some of the best and most memorable original electric rock and soulful acoustic music.

From their days playing together as teenagers to their current acoustic and electric blues, no one has more consistently led American music for the last 50 years than Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady, the founders and core members of Hot Tuna. Three-time Grammy winner, drummer and percussionist Justin Guip is all about the groove, the heartbeat at the essence of all great music.  Justin lets the song — delicate or driving as the music needs — dictate his drumming style providing the perfect dynamic for Hot Tuna to electrify their trademark sound.

2019 brings Hot Tuna jamming with their many friends on tour, including Dave Mason, David Bromberg, Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams, Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley, and Dark Star Orchestra!

Hot Tuna on Tour 2019
Acoustic Hot Tuna = (AHT)   Electric Hot Tuna= (EHT)

Jan 22  Key West Theatre, Key West, FL (AHT)
Jan 24  Plaza Theatre, Orlando, FL (AHT)
Jan 25  Capital Theatre, Clearwater, FL (AHT)
Jan 26  Southwest Florida Events Center, Bonita Springs, FL (AHT)
Jan 28-Feb 8 FPR On the Road Sanibel Island, FL (Jorma)
Feb 27  Musical Instrument Museum, Phoenix, AZ  (Jorma)
Mar 1  AMSD Concerts @Sweetwater, San Diego, CA  (Jorma)
Mar 2&3 McCabes, Los Angeles, CA  (Jorma)
Mar 7  Rio Theatre, Santa Cruz, CA  (Jorma)
Mar 8&9 Sweetwater Music Hall, Mill Valley, CA  (Jorma)
Mar 22-25 Fur Peace Ranch, Pomeroy, OH, (Jorma, Jack)
Mar 26  Natalie's Coal Fired Grill, Worthington, OH (AHT)

Celebrating Jack's 75 Birthday!

April 04 Levon Helm Studios, Woodstock, NY (AHT)
April 05 At The Tabernacle, Tabor, NJ (AHT)
April 06 Murmrr Ballroom, Brooklyn, NY (AHT)

April 12-15 Fur Peace Ranch, Pomeroy, OH (Jorma)
April 26-29 Fur Peace Ranch, Pomeroy, OH (Jorma)
May 03-06 Fur Peace Ranch, Pomeroy, OH (Jorma)
May 10 Stephen Talkhouse, Amagansett, NY (Jorma)
May 17-20 Fur Peace Ranch, Pomeroy, OH (Jorma)
June 21-24 Fur Peace Ranch, Pomeroy, OH (Jorma)
June 27-29 The Egyptian Theatre, Park City, UT (AHT)

July 06-13  ITALY  Electric Hot Tuna TBA

Aug 09-12 Fur Peace Ranch, Pomeroy, OH (Jorma)
Aug 15 Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY (EHT w/David Bromberg Quintet)
Aug 16  Paramount Thtr, Asbury Park, NJ  (EHT w/David Bromberg Quintet)
Aug 17  Theatre at  Westbury, NY (EHT w/Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams)
Aug 20  College Street Music Hall, New Haven, CT (EHT w/Dave Mason)
Aug 21  Wilbur Theatre, Boston, MA (EHT w/Dave Mason)
Aug 23  Keswick Theatre, Philadelphia, PA (EHT w/Dave Mason)
Aug 24  Sherman Theatre, Stroudsburg, PA (EHT w/Dave Mason)
Aug 25  Warner Theatre, Washington DC (EHT w/Dave Mason)
Aug 27  Cat's Cradle, Carrboro, NC (EHT)
Aug 30  The Caverns, Pelham, TN (EHT w/Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley)
Aug 31  Variety Playhouse, Atlanta, GA (EHT)

Sept 04  Sheldon Opera, St. Louis, MO (EHT w/Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley)
Sept 05  Gillioz Theater, Springfield, MO (EHT w/Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley)
Sept 08  Red Rocks, Morrison, CO (EHT w/Dark Star Orchestra)
Sept 10  Rialto Theatre, Bozeman, MT (EHT)
Sept 11  The Wilma, Missoula, MT (EHT w/David Bromberg Quintet)
Sept 13  Moore Theatre, Seattle, WA (EHT w/David Bromberg Quintet)
Sept 14  Revolution Hall, Portland, OR (EHT w/David Bromberg Quintet)
Sept 15  McDonald Theatre, Eugene, OR  (EHT w/David Bromberg Quintet)