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Sixth & I – Sanctuary

Hot Tuna

Dec 10, 2014 • 8:00 pm
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From their days playing together as teenagers while growing up in the Washington, DC area, to their current gig playing acoustic and electric blues, Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady—the duo behind Hot Tuna—have consistently led American music for the last 50 years.

While in The Jefferson Airplane, putting together the soundtrack of the 60s, the pair remained loyal to the blues, jazz, bluegrass, and folk influences of the small clubs and larger venues they had learned from years before. While in San Francisco and even in hotel rooms on the road, they would play together and worked up a set of songs that they would often play at clubs in the Bay Area and while on the road, often after having played a set with the Airplane. This led to a record contract; in fact, they had an album recorded before they decided to name their band Hot Tuna.

After two decades of acoustic and electric concerts and albums, the 1990s brought a new focus on acoustic music to Hot Tuna. Maturity also brought the desire to do things not instead of but in addition to being a touring band. Both had become interested in teaching, passing along what they had learned and what they had uniquely developed to a new generation of players.

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Video: "Hesitation Blues"