Hot Tuna

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

The rain started early Saturday morning, just after the Umphrey‘s McGee set closed up shop. That dope encore was legit. The intermittent downpours left over 5 inches of rain in their wake on the fields of Oakridge. Personally, my tent was soaked. The air mattress was now officially a floatation device in the wonderfully glassy sea that previously was the tent floor.

There is a place filled with nothing but greatness, where virtuous vibes fly like the swallows of Capistrano, and magical music frees the spirit to glide up her own personal stairway to heaven. There is a place where heady humans come to swim together in a sea of awesomeness with kindness in their hearts and love in their souls.

Hot Tuna, Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady, tours this June and July bringing eclectic acoustic soul driving music to the USA. Hot Tuna's music has a certain intrigue, regardless of the note, which stems from a heartfelt, in-the-moment expression. It's a slice of Americana, part old-time blues, part psychedelic rock and roll. (www.HotTuna.com)

May 14  Dear Jerry, Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD, Jorma

So many years after the disbandment of Grateful Dead that in turn relocated tens of thousands of devoted tour followers to various other acts and bigger life purposes, folks still crave that familiar feeling that kept them on tour. It didn’t only come from the music that Garcia and the gang connected with so many people through, but the sense of community and thriving weirdness that expanded continuously over decades of different intersections.

Hot Tuna Electric returns to New York City for the “Jack Casady’s 70th Birthday Bash," featuring Larry Campbell, Teresa Williams, Barry Mitterhoff, Justin Guip on drums and special guest MARTY BALIN. Jack and Jorma Kaukonen will lead an unforgettable evening of hard driving blues and soulful rock and roll on Dec.13, 2014.Tickets on sale 10 a.m, Friday, August 2 at the BeaconTheatre.com, NYC More guests TBA!

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, psychedelic or the blues, acclaimed performers, Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady, Hot Tuna, are touring around the American west, then to Japan and back home again to travel around, play, and conduct workshops at the Fur Peace Ranch and the new Psylodelic museum in Ohio.

Hot Tuna's music is intentional and heartfelt, whether playing old-time blues or new-time rock and roll. Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady have loved performing together since their days as the Jefferson Airplane. Come enjoy the fun!

Boca Raton hosted the Sunshine Music and Blues Festival on Saturday, Jan. 18, pulling people of all different ages together to enjoy a beautiful Saturday filled with sunshine and soul. In the middle of a shopping plaza filled with vacationers, retirees and homegrown Floridians lies Mizner Park Amphitheater, a small venue perfect for a casual winter day with some beautiful souls.

The year-end Hot Tuna shows at the Fur Peace Ranch have been sold out for months, but that doesn’t mean you have to wait for 2014 to see them again. A new set of dates have just been announced.