Jorma Kaukonen

With the release of their third album, One More Lifetime, there is no doubt that Jorma Kaukonen and John Hurlbut are hitting their stride. And to be honest, the proper review of this album is, “Kick back in the sweet spot of sound, close your eyes, and take the ride. This album speaks for itself.” Hell, it’s Jorma on an acoustic, need I say more? Yes! Because one cannot take this journey without thoughts arising, memories being had, and emotions felt. The unmistakable sound of experience is all pervasive.

Out this Friday, June 7, 2024, on vinyl, CD, and all major digital streaming platforms, is "Songs We Didn’t Write," the third full-length album from Organ Fairchild.

The album, recorded, mixed, and co-produced by Justin Guip (Hot Tuna, Levon Helm) and mastered by Alan Evans (Soulive), features creative rearrangements of songs by Otis Redding, The Grateful Dead (x2), Bob Marley (x2), Leonard Cohen, and many more.

"One More Lifetime," the new recording by John Hurlbut and Jorma Kaukonen, "…is more than exciting – it is the stuff of dreams!" muses Jorma Kaukonen. The album is replete with Jorma and John’s musical history and friendship. The picking is stellar, and the singing is soulful. In addition to several classics like Dylan’s “I’ll Remember You” and Woody Guthrie’s “Pastures of Plenty,” they included two of John Hurlbut’s originals, “Day in the Country” and “Lazy Saint.”

Today, April 30th, we at Grateful Web honor the birthday and enduring impact of Reverend Gary Davis, the legendary American blues and folk guitarist born in 1896 in Laurens, South Carolina. His profound musical skills and spiritual lyrical depth profoundly shaped the landscapes of blues, folk, and beyond, influencing generations of musicians and fans alike.

Get up, Get out! Jorma Kaukonen and John Hurlbut are releasing One More Life Time on Record Store Day!  Run to your nearest record store for this is a limited release of 500 vinyls exclusively for Record Store Day this Saturday, April 20.

Jorma Kaukonen, a luminary in American rock and blues, boasts a career that intertwines with significant musical movements and personal artistic endeavors. Celebrating his 83rd birthday today, December 23rd, 2023, it's an opportune moment to delve into his rich and varied journey in music, emphasizing his pivotal roles in Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna, as well as his commendable solo ventures.

Last Thursday night, the Paramount Theatre in Denver, Colorado became the setting for the world to bid farewell to the electric configuration of the legendary group Hot Tuna. Forming in 1969 and powered by the renowned chemistry of Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady, Hot Tuna originally came together as a side project to the duo’s full-time gig in Jefferson Airplane.

On Saturday, October 14, a loving and celebratory, 200-guest Station Hall audience at Jorma Kaukonen’s famous eastern Ohio guitar camp, Fur Peace Ranch, cheered on the guitar legend and his Hot Tuna bandmates Jack Casady and Justin Guip through a passionate, late-afternoon concert of electric blues, ballads and tougher stuff.

A palpable aura of nostalgic reverence enveloped The Parker Theater in Fort Lauderdale on Thursday night, as the venerable rock-blues trio Hot Tuna took to the stage, embarking on the Fort Lauderdale leg of their "Going Fishing 2023 Tour." Jorma Kaukonen (guitar/vocals), Jack Casady (bass), and Justin Guip (drums) didn’t just play a concert. They orchestrated a journey, intertwining over 50 years of music history into a night of emotional, electrifying performances.

Jorma Kaukonen | Barbeque King | Boulder Theater | 8/6/23

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