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  • Hot Tuna Head Out For Fall/Winter Tour

    Hot Tuna Head Out For Fall/Winter Tour

    Hot Tuna is ready to hit the road again! The duo of Jack Casady and Jorma Kaukonen have announced a winter tour that will include acoustic and electric sets across the United States. The run includes several dates with guest guitarist Steve Kimock as well as a performance at Dark Star’s Jamaican Jam in Runaway... »

  • Tedeschi Trucks Band Announces Summer Tour with Wood Brothers, Hot Tuna

    Tedeschi Trucks Band Announces Summer Tour with Wood Brothers, Hot Tuna

    The Tedeschi Trucks Band has been going hard on the road this year, and now they’ve announced the biggest “Wheel of Soul” tour to date. The third annual summer tour will include support from The Wood Brothers and Hot Tuna, meaning bass lovers will be treated to Timothy Lefebvre (Tedeschi Trucks), Chris Wood (The Wood... »

  • Hot Tuna Announces Winter 2017 Tour Dates

    Hot Tuna Announces Winter 2017 Tour Dates

    Birds may fly south for the winter, but tuna flies west. Hot Tuna has announced a string of West Coast dates for February including stops in California, Oregon, and Washington. The legendary duo of guitarist Jorma Kaukonen and bassist Jack Casady will be appearing mostly in their acoustic format with an electric date (featuring drummer... »

  • Hot Tuna Gearing Up for Fall 2016 Tour

    Hot Tuna Gearing Up for Fall 2016 Tour

    While their summer tour may be winding down and the Fur Peace Ranch workshops are wrapping up, Hot Tuna is still in full gear. The dynamic duo of Jack Casady and Jorma Kaukonen have announced a Fall run of acoustic and electric performances that will focus on the East and West Coasts. Electric Hot Tuna... »

  • Hot Tuna: Good Shepherd, Live at Lockn’

    Hot Tuna: Good Shepherd, Live at Lockn’

    Ever since I spoke with luthier Tom Ribbecke about Jack Casady’s Diana Bass, I’ve been searching for quality videos of the instrument in action. Here’s a fantastic one of Casady with partner-in-crime Jorma Kaukonen performing as Hot Tuna during the Lockn’ Festival in Arrington, Virginia this year. The duo play through a staple of their... »

  • Hot Tuna Announce Summer Tour Dates

    Hot Tuna Announce Summer Tour Dates

    Legendary blues rock duo Hot Tuna is hitting the road again this summer with a string of tour dates in Hawaii and the Northeast. Jack Casady and Jorma Kaukonen will be performing mainly in their acoustic setting to start the tour, which begins on June 19th in Honolulu. Their tour wraps up with four electric... »

  • Hot Tuna: Been So Long, Live 1973

    Hot Tuna: Been So Long, Live 1973

    Our good friend Will Marks sent us this classic Hot Tuna video featuring bass legend Jack Casady on his Alembic bass. The clip is taken from a 1973 performance at the 46th Street Rock Palace in New York City. Dig that tone! »

  • Hot Tuna Releases “Live at the Fillmore West, June 3, 1971”

    Hot Tuna Releases “Live at the Fillmore West, June 3, 1971”

    It was the final Saturday night at the legendary San Francisco concert venue, Fillmore West. Who played that night — July 3, 1971? Well, Quicksilver Messenger Service closed the night, but Hot Tuna got the crowd going with its performance, captured on . The group, anchored as always by bassist Jack Casady and guitarist Jorma... »

  • Hot Tuna Announces Fall Holiday Tour

    Hot Tuna Announces Fall Holiday Tour

    Rock legends Jack Casady and Jorma Kaukenon have announced an 11-date Hot Tuna Holiday Tour to take place from November to December. The trek will feature the duo mainly in their acoustic setting with the exception of their performance at the Beacon Theatre in New York City. Formed in 1969 as an offshoot of Jefferson... »

  • Hot Tuna Announces Hot July Tour

    Hot Tuna Announces Hot July Tour

    Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady are hitting the road again with Hot Tuna, with their “Hot July” tour. The longtime bandmates will once again be joined by multi-instrumentalist and mandolin wizard Barry Mitterhoff, and on the “Electric Hot Tuna” performances, drummer Skoota Warner. Hot Tuna Hot July Tour Dates All shows are Electric Hot Tuna... »