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Give the Gift of Tuna this holiday season! Hot Tuna starts their winter tour on January 2, 2014 with a show at the Iron Horse Music Hall. What better way to start the new year! Hot Tuna is coming to a town near you! They play 29 shows! The winter tour starts in the northeast and winds its way south through Florida, Texas and Arizona before it shoots up the west coast making stops in California, Oregon and Washington State. That includes 2 shows at McCabe’s Guitar Shop, always a favorite spot to see Hot Tuna. Now that’s a lot of touring!

Special guests Leon Russell and David Lindley help open some of the shows. Be sure to check out the Sunshine Music and Blues Festival where Hot Tuna will share the stage with the Tedeschi Trucks Band and a host of others! Hope to see you at one of the shows.

01/02/14 Iron Horse Music Hall Northampton, MA
01/03/14 Westhampton Beach PACWesthampton Beach, NY
01/04/14 Flying Monkey Performance CenterPlymouth, NH
01/05/14 The Opera HouseBoothbay Harbor, ME
01/07/14 Ridgefield PlayhouseRidgefield, CT
01/09/14 Wilbur TheatreBoston, MA also Leon Russell
01/10/14 Keswick TheatreGlenside, PA also Leon Russell
01/11/14 State TheatreState College, PA
01/12/14 The BirchmereAlexandria, VA also Leon Russell
01/14/14 Neighborhood TheatreCharlotte, NC also Leon Russell
01/15/14 Variety PlayhouseAtlanta, GA also Leon Russell
01/16/14 Plaza LiveOrlando, FL also Leon Russell
01/18/14 Mizner ParkBoca Raton, FL Sunshine Music and Blues Festival. Also Tedeschi Trucks Band and Leon Russell
01/19/14 Vinoy ParkSt. Petersburg, FL Acoustic Hot Tuna Sunshine Music and Blues Festival. Also Tedeschi Trucks Band and Leon Russell
01/21/14 One World TheatreAustin, TX
01/22/14 House of BluesDallas, TX also Leon Russell
01/24/14 Talking Stick Resort – ShowroomScottsdale, AZ also Leon Russell
01/25/14 Rialto TheatreTuscon, AZ also Leon Russell
01/26/14 Belly UpSolana Beach, CA
02/08-09/14 McCabes Guitar ShopSanta Monica, CA
02/11/14 Tower TheatreFresno, CA also David Lindley
02/12/14 Freight & Salvage CoffeehouseBerkeley, CA
02/13/14 Crest TheatreSacramento, CA also David Lindley
02/15/14 Humboldt BrewsArcta, CA
02/16/14 Rogue TheatreGrants Pass, OR also David Lindley
02/17/14 McDonald TheatreEugene, OR also David Lindley
02/18/14 Aladdin TheatrePortland, OR also David Lindley
02/20/14 Triple DoorSeattle, WA also David Lindley
02/21/14 The Egyptian TheatreBoise, ID

Electric Hot Tuna heads to the Sunshine State this week (4/18) to play the Wanee Music Festival. If you are in the area you should check out this wonderful music festival.

Acoustic Hot Tuna just added a new show to it’s Spring/Summer tour. They will be playing the Boulder Theaterin Boulder Colorado on Saturday, May 18. Steve Kimock will be joining Jack and Jorma for a special night of blues.

Check out Steve performing with Electric Hot Tuna.

Culture Factory USA, just released the essential, historic Hot Tuna discography in limited editions in our unique Vinyl Replica format. These products include 8 high quality re-mastered audio compact-discs in packages that meticulously reproduce all the components of the original LPs, but in compact-disc size (5.3 x 5.3 inches) with authentic single or gatefold cardboard jackets and paper sleeves and even a black finish CD complete with the original label to give it the look and feel of the LP record album.

Look for these limited edition CDs with the “Legends of Rock” logo at the Fur Peace Store!

Thanks to everyone at Jamband News, especially Bill Whiting, for selecting Steady As She Goes as on the of the Top 10 Albums of 2011. We greatly appreciate all the love and respect. Right Back at You! And Thanks to all our friends, fans and supporters for making 2011 a fantastic year! See you in 2012!

Here are the Jamband News Top Ten Albums of 2011

10. Warren Haynes, Man in Motion Stax- I listened to this one on several road trips, going from festival to concert, and it never got old. Rock, gospel, jam, soul and blues combine for a top notch combination as done by the hardest working man in the business, Warren Haynes.
9. Hot Tuna, Steady As She Goes, Red House- Hot Tuna gets back to basics with winning results. Kaukonen and Casady at their very best make this one a must own.
8. Amos Lee, Mission Bell Blue Note Records- Amos Lee opens up his songwriting talent on radio friendly tracks like “Windows Are Rolled Down” and “El Camino.” A Keeper.
7. Lucinda Williams, Blessed Lost Highway- Lucinda Williams sets the standard once again with brilliant compositional depth on rewarding numbers such as “Buttercup,” “Born to Be Loved,” and “Kiss Like Your Kiss.” One of the best albums of this and/or any year.
6. Preservation Hall Jazz Band and The Del McCoury Band, American Legacies MCCOURY Music- This is a once in a lifetime collaboration hybrid that is simply stunning to sit and listen to. Highly recommended.
5. The Joy Formidable, The Big Roar Atlantic- The sleeper hit of the year, it gets better over time. Pounding big rock melodies and hooks that grab and take hold of the imagination. Songs like “Whirring,” “A Heavy Abacus” and “Austere” foretell a bright future for this young band.
4. Tedeschi Trucks Band, Revelator Sony Legacy- Soul, Gospel and Blues collide into one big happy family on “Midnight in Harlem” and “Love Has Something Else To Say.” And, the rest of the world is better because of it.
3. My Morning Jacket, Circuital ATO Records/Red- Louisville, KY’s finest serve up tasty helpings of the year’s finest ear candy on the memorable rock and rhythm laced monsters “Victory Dance,” “Wonderful” and “Holdin’ On to Black Metal.” ‘Nuff Said.
2. Wilco, The Whole Love Anti- Probably the most efficient statement Jeff Tweedy has produced in some time, and likely the most accessible and universal. A true high point for the group and an uncommonly influential disc for aspiring composers and musicians alike.
1. Over The Rhine, The Long Surrender Great Speckled Dog- The masterpiece of the year. Elegant, sleek and sensual, this recording is pieced together with great care and brings out the best performances of the year from Karin Bergquist and Linford Detweiler on the shining gems, “Undamned (with Lucinda Williams),” “Rave On,” and “All My Favorite People.” 2011′s crown jewel.

Thanks  to Kevin Morgan at KMS for the outstanding cover art! He’s the best!

Hot Tuna and Fur Peace Ranch are raffling off artwork, donated by Jorma Kaukonen from his own Grace Slick Collection, to help support the Appalachian Community Hospice & Visiting Nurses Association . Appalachian Community is a much needed and greatly underfunded healthcare resource for home bound individuals in Southeast Ohio. It is Southeast Ohio’s primary source of quality home care, striving to identify and fulfill the healthcare needs of our Appalachian community.

The artwork depicts Grace’s classic White Rabbit. The White Rabbit is emblematic of Grace Slick’s signature piece of music. It is approx 12 ‘’ x 17’’.  The Glossy Calendered Vinyl on canvas was processed on February 22, 2011. It is signed by Grace Slick

Buy Tickets Here!

Raffle tickets are $10 each. All proceeds go directly to Appalachian Community Hospice & Visiting Nurses Raffle end July 9th, 2011

Jorma and Jack went into the WOUB studios for an interview with NPR’s Liane Hansen to talk about Hot Tuna’s new CD Steady As She Goes. The interview was broadcast on NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday, April 24, 2011. Listen to the interview.

Beacon Shows

Be the first to get a great seat at the Beacon this December 9 & 10, 2011

Two nights of music with Hot Tuna Electric featuring special guests! Tickets on Sale Now.

Don’t wait!

CD RELEASE SHOWS

Electric Hot Tuna will commemorate the release of Steady As She Goes with four shows along the east coast at the end of the month. Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams will be on-hand to help recreate the new material to its fullest potential!

* 04/28/11 Avalon Theatre Easton, MD
* 04/29/11 The Birchmere Alexandria, VA
* 04/30/11 Oneonta Theatre Oneonta, NY
* 05/01/11 Showcase Live Foxborough, MA

Greenwich House Workshop

Want to learn songs from the new Hot Tuna record, Steady As She Goes? Just days before the CD release! Here’s your chance.

Get a Double Dose of Jorma and Jack’s musical universe. Learn the ins and outs of supporting each other as a guitar/Bass duo. Jorma and Jack wrote the book on this years ago. While Jorma will be showing his student the fundamentals of not over playing in a duo configuration, Jack will be demonstrating the construction of rhythmic underpinning. They’ll be plenty of song break downs and insights into the logic of their interaction.
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April 21 -23, 2011
Greenwich House, New York City
Class size limited.
Price: $1275.00
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Includes lunch and a late afternoon nosh.
A perfect class for New Yorkers…
You won’t have far to go to get this one of kind , one time only, master class!
Sign Up Now! The Workshop is filling up fast, so don’t hesitate!

Hot Tuna is playing Mountain Jam Again!

We have lots of friends playing the festival! You never know who might sit in on some Electric Hot Tuna!

Originally conceived in 2005 as a single-day celebration of Radio Woodstock’s 25th anniversary, Mountain Jam has blossomed into a four-day, multi-stage event, featuring onsite camping, and one of the northeast’s most pristine natural amphitheaters. Over the years, Mountain Jam has hosted some of the top names in live music, including The Allman Brothers Band, Phil Lesh & Friends, Bob Weir & RatDog, Alison Krauss and Union Station, Ray LaMontagne, Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi Band, Yonder Mountain String Band

Gov’t Mule will headline Mountain Jam for the seventh consecutive year on Saturday, June 4. Gov’t Mule’s two-set performance at Mountain Jam VII will be one of only a few select appearances for the group in 2011. The newly formed Warren Haynes Band, a soul-infused ensemble will make its debut northeast festival appearance, headlining on Friday, June 3.

Following the sellout of Mountain Jam’s Holiday Presale tickets, Festival Passes are now available at Early Bird prices for $142.50, and with camping for $172.50. For an additional $25, attendees can enjoy early admission to the campgrounds on Thursday afternoon and music on the Mountain starting at 8 pm. A limited number of VIP Festival Passes are now on sale for $414.50 which includes Thursday admission.

Hunter Mountain is located within a short drive from anywhere in New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and Connecticut.

For complete lineup, full details and ticketing, please visit MountainJam.com.


Another Interview with Jack Casady over at FlyGuitars.com

The CAMI Tour is rolling along like a freight train. The band is picking up speed with every new performance, and with GE as the Fireman stoking the flames, you can bet every show will get hotter. Be sure to check out this tour, it’s smokin!

You can get regular updates from the road along with set lists over at Jorma’s blog, Cracks in the Finish

Jorma and Jack sat down with Brian Robbins at Jam Bands to talk about the new record. Here is some of what the had to say:

Part One: The Captain

“The long-limbed, wild-haired, gold-toothed, furry freak of yesteryear is now a slicked-back big ol’ bear of a man – but Jorma Kaukonen’s passion for life has only intensified with time … and there’s still plenty of freak left when he goes deep into a jam. When not at home with his family on his Fur Peace Ranch (a music mecca in its own right), Kaukonen continues to tour the world with guitar in hand and a smile on his face.”

This statement sums up everyones excitement about the new record:

“You mentioned the freshness you heard; you know what it was like? In a way, it was like doing a Jefferson Airplane session where one of the other guys wrote the chart and I was really free for the lead stuff. I didn’t know where I was going with all the changes, you know what I mean? For me, it was really exciting in a way that, in some respects, I haven’t had for a great many years.”

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Part Two: Jack Casady

Jack gives a nice shout out to his partner on the bottom end, Skoota Warner.

JC: I give a lot of credit for that freshness to Skoota Warner. He’s a unique drummer: he’s energetic, but he never overplays. Skoota picks his spots to do things that are unbelievable, but not at the expense of the meter or the groove or anything like that.

For me, it’s one of the best working relationships I’ve ever had with a drummer. We’ll work out good groove parts for the song, but at the same time, when I want to be “Jack” and put in a melody or a long-running line or something, the bottom never falls out. Skoota’s foot is as strong as any other drum he has; the foot doesn’t hole up while he’s doing a long drum roll or something – it’s part of the way he plays. And that frees everybody up to communicate.

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Press Release

Wolfgang’s Vault establishes a comprehensive partnership with legendary rock bands Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship and Hot Tuna

San Francisco, CA (Billboard Publicity Wire) June 10, 2010 — Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship and Hot Tuna are pleased to announce a new partnership with Wolfgang’s Vault, the premier online destination for live music. This partnership opens up new opportunities for fans to relive vintage live performances via free online streaming, and adds the opportunity for purchase of downloaded MP3 and lossless files.

Jefferson Airplane was the first band to play at the Fillmore Auditorium presented by Bill Graham on Feb 4, 5 & 6 of 1966. It was conventional at that time for Graham to record all of the shows he presented at the Fillmore West and East, as well as the Winterland. The quality of those recordings, now in Wolfgang’s Vault is exceptional. Among many accomplishments in their career, Jefferson Airplane also gave birth to two other renowned bands: Hot Tuna and Jefferson Starship.

Jefferson Airplane featured the talented vocals of Grace Slick and Marty Balin. They had a fantastic bass player named Jack Casady, and a legendary lead guitar player named Jorma Kaukonen. Paul Kantner was their well-respected songwriter and rhythm guitar player. Together with Spencer Dryden on drums, this was Jefferson Airplane. Today, you can hear many of the great concert performances by Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna and Jefferson Starship exclusively at Wolfgang’s Vault.

Of the new partnership, Wolfgang’s Vault founder and CEO Bill Sagan commented: “The influence these bands had on the history of live music is an essential chapter in the book of rock history. Bill Graham said there were none like them before they came along, and we’re pleased to preserve their legacy and to make it available to the fans of live music.”

Bill Thompson, manager of Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship and former manager of Hot Tuna commented: “Bands for decades have been inspired by Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship, and Hot Tuna. It is important that music fans that come to it later get to hear these shows for themselves; and it is important that the fans who were there and who were part of it have a place to reconnect with it.” Wolfgang’s Vault is that place.

Jorma Kaukonen said, “These recordings are like a window into a time long gone and vaguely remembered. I hear them and I find myself saying, ‘We were pretty good!’ I’m glad somebody saved them for posterity.”

For a look at the archives of these bands within Wolfgang’s Vault, visit:

Hot Tuna

Jefferson Airplane

Jefferson Starship

About Wolfgang’s Vault:

www.WolfgangsVault.com is the world’s largest archive dedicated solely to the comprehensive live music story of the past five decades. It features an exclusive collection of concert recordings, fine art rock posters, vintage rock t-shirts, rock photography, memorabilia and more. Wolfgang’s Vault has been named one of Time Magazine’s 50 Coolest Sites, Website of the Year by Radio France, and MacWorld named it’s iPhone app the App of the Year.

The Rex Foundation awarded Hot Tuna guitarist Jorma Kaukonen the 2009 Ralph J. Gleason Award

The award will go toward a scholarship program at the Fur Peace Ranch to serve Appalachian youth. The $10,000 award is in memory of music journalist Ralph J. Gleason, a major figure in the advancement of music in America in the 1960s, whose openness to new music and ideas transcended differences between generations and styles.

Jerry Garcia, Phil Lesh and Ralph J. Gleason

Founding Rex board member Jerry Garcia and guitarist Jorma Kaukonen were peers in the Haight-Ashbury days of 1960s San Francisco. Their respective bands, Grateful Dead and Jefferson Airplane, exemplified the San Francisco Sound. Both musicians were pickers–that is, they loved to play. Jerry and Jorma both taught guitar; Jerry gave lessons at Dana Morgan’s Music Store in Menlo Park near Palo Alto south of San Francisco, while Jorma continues to teach at the 116 acre Fur Peace Ranch, which he and his wife Vanessa created in 1997 in Miegs County in southeast Ohio.

As Jorma would say, “Fur Peace Ranch is a ranch that grows guitar players.” Concerts and workshops are held throughout the summers with instructors who are also world class musicians. Fur Peace Ranch accommodates budding musicians of all skill levels.

The Rex Foundation gratefully acknowledges the contribution Jorma has made to a vast community of music lovers, musicians and underserved youth who will continue to be nurtured with this award.

Previous Ralph J. Gleason award winners include:

Bill Monroe
Pete Seeger
Ralph Stanley
Sun Ra
Ornette Coleman

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