“For a band that traces its roots back to 1969, Hot Tuna can still bring the heat. Not only did they tackle songs from their wide catalog and long career, but they also showed the audience that they still have fun doing it. Jack Casady stomped around the stage totting a bass that is about the same size as him while Jorma Kaukonen lit a fuse and transformed his electric guitar into a firework.” – Live For Live Music
“Jack Casady received as much loud, honest acclamation for his extended intro to “Funky #7” as his highly-animated body language early in the set; as the bassist bounced up and down he maintained his habitual soft touch on his instrument, for which drummer Justin Guip’s emphatic yet fluid timekeeping was true complement.” – Glide
“Classic blues rock trio [Hot Tuna] brought their “electric” version to kick things off… Kaukonen ground out some gritty guitar action on most every tune, but in the closing “Funky #7,” bassist Jack Casady took the reins blasting fuzzy bass bombs in a massive set sendoff. Legends in their own right…” – NYSMusic
“…exceptional collaborations during the two-night affair on the Rocks including Jefferson Airplane’s “3/5 of a Mile in 10 Seconds,” Elmore James’ “The Sky Is Crying” and Allen Toussaint’s “Get Out of My Life, Woman” with members of Hot Tuna… this was truly a harmonious melding of classic rock with modern day soul.” – ShowTheShow
Breaking all previous attendance records The Tedeschi-Trucks Band’s third Wheels of Soul summer run has become more than just a fan favorite; it has become a highlight for the artists as well.
“Tedeschi Trucks is arguably one of the greatest band in the world today. It is an honor for me and my Hot Tuna brothers to be part of this great tour.” – Jorma Kaukonen.
For more than four decades, Hot Tuna has played, toured, and recorded some of the best and most memorable acoustic and electric music ever. From their days playing together as teenagers in the Washington, DC area, through years of inventive Psychedelic rock in San Francisco (1996 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees), to their current blues sound, no one has more consistently led American music for the last 50 years than Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady, the founders and continuing core members of Hot Tuna. At the 2016 Grammys, Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady were honored with Lifetime Achievement Awards. The two boyhood pals have never wavered in one of the most enduring friendships in Rock history. They are a force in American music.
Fall Dates 2017
Aug 12 Grand Targhee Bluegrass Festival, Alta, WY Dharma Blues w/Jack Casady
Aug 20 Fur Peace Station, Pomeroy, OH Bob Margolin Blues Band w/Jorma
Aug 27 Lockin Festival, Arrington, VA, Jorma Kaukonen and Moonalice w/Jorma
Sept 16 Fur Peace Station, Pomeroy, OH, Matt Schofield Band w/Jorma
Oct 07 & 08 Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, San Francisco, CA Electric Hot Tuna
Oct 03 Natalie’s Coal Fired Pizza Worthington, OH Jorma Kaukonen
Oct 13 Suwannee Roots Revival, Live Oak, FL Dharma Blues w/Jack Casady
Nov 11 Fur Peace Station, Pomeroy, OH, Hot Tuna w/Steve Kimock (Sold Out)
Nov 21 & 22 City Winery, New York, NY, Acoustic Hot Tuna
Nov 24 & 25 At the Tabernacle Tabor, NJ, Acoustic Hot Tuna
Nov 27 & 28 City Winery, New York, NY, Acoustic Hot Tuna
Nov 30 The Wilbur Theatre, Boston, MA, Acoustic Hot Tuna
Dec 1 The Warehouse, Fairfield, CT, Acoustic Hot Tuna
Dec 2 Greenwich Odeum, East Greenwich, RI, Acoustic Hot Tuna
Dec 3 Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes, NY, Acoustic Hot Tuna
Dec 5 The Birchmere, Alexandria, VA, Acoustic Hot Tuna
Dec 7 Paramount Theatre, Asbury Park, NJ, Electric w/ Steve Kimock
Dec 8 The Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY, Electric w/ Steve Kimock
Dec 9 The Paramount Huntington, NY, Electric w/ Steve Kimock
Jack is featured at renowned festivals playing with Peter Rowan’s Dharma Blues
Jack Casady’s music is timeless and ageless. His sound is an exploration of patterns and rhythm. “Playing thrills me now more than ever,” says the legendary bass player, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee, and Grammy and Bass Player Lifetime Achievement Award recipient.
In between Jack’s Hot Tuna touring and recording he works on diverse projects such as Peter Rowan’s Dharma Blues CD released in 2014.
Peter Rowan’s Dharma Blues is progressive bluegrass meets country adorned with rock & roll, and features Jack Casady on bass. Peter fuses his tangled web of thoughts and musical talents to transform sound into an orderly disorder. The album succeeds at making you think and feel deeply about the big questions while listening to complex, textured notes and passages.
Jack always adds musical excellence and understanding to the songs and portrays that to his audiences. As a feeling for a song grows within Jack it develops and deepens into new sonic expressions. “It’s difficult to get it out precisely, that entity that is so hard to put into words…about the emotional aspect and how you work to it. Music is the oddest art form,” explains Jack.
Aug 12 Grand Targhee Bluegrass Festival, Alta, WY
Oct 07 Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, San Francisco, CA
Oct 13 Suwannee Roots Revival
Live Oak, FL