Founding members Jack Casady and Jorma Kaukonen, had developed a musical rapport that anchored the Jefferson Airplane sound, but also existed independently of it. Today, Hot Tuna still continues to produce the smooth sounds of traditional blues.
“Hot Tuna - The guitarist Jorma Kaukonen and the bassist Jack Casady started Hot Tuna as a side project from Jefferson Airplane, but Hot Tuna has now long outlasted the mother band. Mr. Kaukonen plays spiky, fingerpicked blues that calmly contemplate death and loss, still harking back to the Rev. Gary Davis, with Mr. Casady’s bass shadowing him from below.” – Jon Pareles, The New York Times
“slowly percolating ... it radiates a sense of music arising out of the song” – Doug Collette, All About Jazz
“Kaukonen's highly inventive guitar work rocks tough and articulate, clean as a cat's whiskers. He still sings with that slightly strange, quintessentially laid-back voice,…waxing wry with an existential bent. His melodies, even mean as a snake, have warmed over the years with a bluegrass influence. Casady is Casady, one of the most unorthodox and profoundly gifted bassists ever known to rock music. They've always been a fascinating pair…" - Dwight Hobbs, Twin Cities Daily Planet
The Foeger Ballroom at Jay Peak
Sat, Dec 06, 2014 - 7:00 pm to 11:55 pm