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We all know what a beautiful experience Chicago was for Dead fans celebrating 50 years of the Grateful Dead. Well this performance should be equally memorable and emotional for fans of Jefferson Airplane.

Jorma Kaukonen & Jack Casady Celebrate 50 Years Of JEFFERSON AIRPLANE in an exclusive performance at LOCKN’ 2015. In addition to performing as Hot Tuna, Jorma and Jack, the founding fathers of electric counter-culture psychedelic rock, will be joined by Rachael Price (of Lake Street Dive), GE Smith (long time SNL house guitarist), and Larry Campbell + Teresa Williams (famed Americana duo – Levon Helm / Midnight Ramble, Hot Tuna, Fur Peace Ranch). Special guest appearance by Bill Kreutzmann.

Don’t miss Jorma and Jack curating this once-in-a-lifetime presentation of some of the best rock songs of the late 60’s / early 70’s.

Hot Tuna Hits the East Coast

After a two week tour in Hawaii, Hot Tuna hits the road for the Northeast. During the month of July, Jorma and Jack perform duo as Acoustic Hot Tuna through Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts.

Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams open the shows.

Then they go electric with drummer, Justin Guip, as the Electric Hot Tuna Trio, through New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Check out the Tour Dates below:

Acoustic Hot Tuna (Jorma & Jack duo)
July 09 Jonathan’s, Ogunquit, ME
July 10 The Flying Monkey, Plymouth, NH
Also Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams
July 11 Cabot Theater, Beverly, MA
Also Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams
July 12 Payomet PAC, North Truro, MA
Also Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams
July 14 Infinity Music Hall & Bistro, Norfolk, CT

Electric Hot Tuna Trio (Jorma, Jack & Justin Guip)
July 16 Prudential Hall, New Jersey PAC, Newark, NJ
July 17 State Theatre, State College, PA
July 18 The Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY
July 19 Great South Bay Music Festival, Patchogue, NY

Check out this nice interview with Jorma at the Acoustic Guitar Magazine Studio. He talks about the origins of Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna and Fur Peace Ranch. Jorma plays: “I Am the Light of this World” and “Embryonic Journey.” Jorma also performs “Terrible Operation” which appears on his new studio album “Ain’t In No Hurry.”

Check out the Rolling Stone review of Ain’t In No Hurry. Add your comment or review of the album!


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!

jandJmeetandgreet

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

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