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  • 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 Live at the Fillmore West, June 3, 1971. The group, anchored… »

  • Bass of the Week: Jack Casady’s Ribbecke Guitars “Diana” Bass

    Bass of the Week: Jack Casady’s Ribbecke Guitars “Diana” Bass

    The best basses come together through a mixture of inspiration, art, and technology. This week we check out a one-of-a-kind instrument that was born of all three ingredients: the Diana Bass by Ribbecke Guitars. In late 2012, bass legend Jack Casady lost his wife Diana after a hard-fought battle with cancer. Casady pondered ways he… »

  • Epiphone Announces Limited Edition Jack Casady Signature Bass in Alpine White

    Epiphone Announces Limited Edition Jack Casady Signature Bass in Alpine White

    Epiphone is celebrating legendary bassist Jack Casady once again with a limited edition version of his signature hollowbody bass. The limited edition 2014 Jack Casady Bass will come in Alpine White with a six-layer white/black body binding further accented by black plastic hardware. Casady, who turns 70 this year, helped design the bass and was… »

  • Profiles in Tone: Jack Casady

    Profiles in Tone: Jack Casady

    Jack Casady has one of the most distinct tones in rock and roll, and it’s not by accident. The Hot Tuna/ex-Jefferson Airplane bassist has always been very detail oriented when it comes to getting his sound right. “I think tone is essential,” he shared with us in our 2012 interview with him. “I think tone… »

  • 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… »

  • Hot Tuna Announces Summer 2013 Tour

    Hot Tuna Announces Summer 2013 Tour

    Hot Tuna is gearing up a summer tour of the US, featuring both their electric and acoustic lineups. Jack Casady and Jorma Kaukonen will be joined by Barry Mitterhoff for the acoustic sets, with Skoota Warner joining in for the electric shows. Casady and Kaukonen have now played together for over 50 years, including their… »

  • Hot Tuna Announces Winter/Spring Tour Dates

    Hot Tuna Announces Winter/Spring Tour Dates

    Hot Tuna has announced a boatload of new tour dates for 2013 that will take them across the U.S. with a special four night stay at The Breezes Grand Negril Resort in Jamaica. The duo of Jorma Kaukonen and bass legend Jack Casady will be playing their acoustic sets for the majority of the dates… »

  • Bass of the Week: Epiphone Jack Casady Signature Bass

    Bass of the Week: Epiphone Jack Casady Signature Bass

    If you’ve met Jack Casady, you’d know that the Jefferson Airplane/Hot Tuna bassist is particular about his gear. He’s always tweaked his basses, pickups, and amps to get just what he wanted, so it’s no surprise that he had a large role in designing his own signature bass with Epiphone. “It’s based off of the… »

  • Hot Tuna Cancels Remaining Tour Dates

    Hot Tuna Cancels Remaining Tour Dates

    Sad news to report... Hot Tuna has canceled the last three scheduled dates for their Steady As She Goes tour. A representative for the band sent us this note today: "Jack Casady's wife, longtime love Diana, is in the late stages of a rare form of cancer. She has fought an amazing fight for over… »