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Time to mark your calendar! Electric Hot Tuna is scheduled to play the Wanee Music Festival Thursday, April 16, 2015. Widespread Panic headlines the festival which also includes Gregg Allman, Gov’t Mule, Earth Wind & Fire, Cheap Trick and many more! Get your tickets now to take advantage of the early bird specials. Hope to see you there!

Astronaut Mark Kelly with Hot Tuna musicians Jack Casady and Jorma Kaukonen at The Explorers Club. (Photo: Janine Menlove)

Our friend, Jim Clash, at Forbes Magazine has a nice review of Jack’s 70th Birthday show at the Beacon Theater in New York City. Before the show, Jim interviewed Capt. Mark Kelly, Astronaut and former shuttle pilot, at the Explorer’s Club. Jack and Jorma sat in on the interview then invited Mark to the Beacon show.

Photo by Barry Berensen Photo by Barry Berensen

New York City can’t get enough Hot Tuna! Two new shows have been added to the Hot Tuna 2014 Fall Tour. The Highline Ballroom just added Acoustic Hot Tuna for two nights, Sunday, November 30th and Monday, December 1st, 2014. Doors open at 6:00pm. Show starts at 8:00pm.

Additional Ticket Info:

VIP Gold $125 Reserved Seating in First 2 Rows Exact Seating First Come, First Served
VIP Silver $85 Reserved Seating in First Row Balcony and Side Loges Exact Seating First Come, First Served
General Admission $65 Limited Seating Available, First Come, First Seated
Full Dinner Menu Available $10 Minimum Per Person, For All Tables
All Ages

Get Your Tickets Here!

Hot Tuna Hits the Midwest

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Everyone on the Bus! Hot Tuna hits the road for a summer tour through the midwest. The last stop on the tour is Fur Peace Ranch for the Arts and Minds festival. Check out the dates and locations below. Also, a big announcement is coming at the end of the month about Hot Tuna’s annual New York City Beacon Theater Show! Be sure to be there!

Check out this fun Esquire blog that mentions Hot Tuna. See you on the bus!

DATE VENUE PERFORMER NOTES
07/15-16/14 Space
Evanston, IL
Acoustic Hot Tuna
07/18/14 Pabst Theater
Milwaukee, WI
Acoustic Hot Tuna
07/19/14 The Englert Theatre
Iowa City, IA
Acoustic Hot Tuna
07/21-22/14 Dakota Jazz Club Restaurant
Minneapolis, MN
Acoustic Hot Tuna Two shows each night. 7pm & 9:30pm
07/25/14 Greaves Hall, Northern Kentucky University
Highland Heights, KY
Acoustic Hot Tuna
07/26/14 Fur Peace Station
Pomeroy, OH
Acoustic Hot Tuna Jack & Jorma. SOLD OUT

Master Hot Tuna Archivist, Jason Greenberg, has put together a new website that list the shows available in the live release catalog. It’s called www.HotTunaLive.com. He has also released a 24bit (better than CD quality) recording of the 2010 NYC Beacon shows (Jorma’s 70th B-day!). Check it out at HDTracks.

Hot Tuna hits the road for some sizzling summer fun with Leon Russell.  Acoustic Hot Tuna will be playing this first four gigs of this run.  For the remaining four shows, Electric Hot Tuna will be taking the stage with special guests Larry Campbell, Teresa Williams and Justin Guip on drums.

06/13/14 Grand Opera House Wilmington, DE Acoustic Hot Tuna Also Leon Russell

06/14/14 Sherman Theater Stroudsburg, PA Acoustic Hot Tuna Also Leon Russell

06/16/14 Waterville Opera House Waterville, ME Acoustic Hot Tuna Also Leon Russell

06/17/14 Lebanon Opera House Lebanon, NH Acoustic Hot Tuna Also Leon Russell

06/19/14 Capitol Theatre Port Chester, NY Electric Hot Tuna. Also Leon Russell

06/20/14 Theatre at Westbury Westbury, NY Electric Hot Tuna Also Leon Russell

06/21/14 Bergen PAC Englewood, NJ Electric Hot Tuna. Also Leon Russell

06/22/14 Pine Belt Arena Toms River, NJ Electric Hot Tuna Also Leon Russell


Rave reviews from the road! Check out what Pat Moran, from the CLog, says about about Hot Tuna during their recent stop at the Neighborhood Theater in Charlotte, NC.

We particularly like this description of “Good Shepard”:

Kaukonen and Casady revisited their Jefferson Airplane Alma Mater with “Good Shepard,” transforming the psychedelic pedal-work of the original into plaintive finger-picking, growling liquid bass, gypsy Django Reinhardt excursions and acoustic, prog flights of fancy before snapping back like a rubber band to a hill country stomp.

Whoa, doesn’t get any better than that!

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Jorma and Jack will be at Gear Hero HQ with the whole Hot Tuna band on January 17th from 5:00 – 700pm.

Arrive early for your chance to meet and have a free professional photograph taken with these legendary musicians!

Make any store purchase of $25+ to get an autograph from Jorma, Jack or the whole band!

Bring your Martin Guitar for a free set of strings!

Epiphone will be on hand with giveaways and will be demoing Jack Casady’s signature bass!

We will be offering $100 off the Jack Casady Bass and while you’re here, get it signed by the man himself! Call to reserve your bass, only a very limited quantity are available!

RSVP at 954-429-3535

Attention Hot Tuna Fans! If you were thinking of going to the Hot Tuna shows in New York City this fall, you better act quick! Word is that there are less than 200 tickets left for the Friday, November 22, 2013 show at the Concert Hall@NYSEC. And the Saturday November 23, 2013 show at the Beacon Theater is over 50% sold. So we are estimating that the Concert Hall will sell out in the next couple of weeks and The Beacon sometime in October, a good month before the show.

So, just a heads up to all you procrastinators out there (you know who you are), buy your tickets soon or you might not have a chance. Good Luck!

And to all those fans who have already bought tickets, Thank You! and we’ll see in November!

HFT

Hot Tuna is set to join The Blind Boys of Alabama and Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk on Saturday, November 2,2013 for a benefit show for SEVA. The “Sing Out for Seva” concert will be hosted by Wavy Gravy.

The Seva Foundation started as a small group with a big idea, and the idea was this: To be fully human, we must translate our compassion and concern into useful service.

That simple statement conveys something about the nature of compassion that is expressed in most spiritual traditions around the world — that compassion is not just about helping those less fortunate than ourselves, it’s about the realization that we are all connected as one human family.

If you buy VIP Tickets you get to meet and greet with Jorma and Jack and the other artists. Come on out to support a great cause!

VIP Tickets are only available through the Seva Foundation web site. These include: A post show meet and greet reception with the artists, a limited edition event poster signed by Wavy Gray and a collectors laminate pass.

Hot Tuna Hits the East Coast

Coming to a theater near you! Acoustic Hot Tuna hits the East Coast with special guest Jill Sobule. Hot Tuna  joins the fun at Pisgah’s Brewing special summer event,  Strings and Suds. Be sure to check them out.

with on June 8th for what should be a special show at the Pisgah Brewing Compnay. Hope to see everyone there. Come on out for a visit.

06/06/13 The Carolina Theatre of Durham Durham, NC Acoustic Hot Tuna also Jill Sobule

06/07/13 The Variety Playhouse Atlanta, GA Acoustic Hot Tuna also Jill Sobule

06/08/13 Pisgah Brewing Company Black Mountain, NC Acoustic Hot Tuna also Keller Williams and Jill Sobule

06/09/13 Jefferson Theater Charlottesville, VA Acoustic Hot Tuna also Jill Sobule

06/11/13 Rams Head Tavern Annapolis, MD Acoustic Hot Tuna also Jill Sobule

06/13/13 The Birchmere Alexandria VA Acoustic Hot Tuna also Jill Sobule

06/14/13 Keswick Theatre Glenside, PA Acoustic Hot Tuna also Jill Sobule

06/15/13 Clearwater Festival Croton on Hudson, NY Acoustic Hot Tuna

06/18/13 Somerville Theatre Somerville Theatre, MA Acoustic Hot Tuna also Jill Sobule

06/20/13 Bethel Woods Center for the Arts Bethel, NY Acoustic Hot Tuna also Jill Sobule

06/21/13 The Egg Albany, NY Acoustic Hot Tuna also Jill Sobule

06/22/13 Norwalk Concert Hall Norwalk, CT Acoustic Hot Tuna also Jill Sobule

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