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  • Jefferson Airplane: Ballad of You and Me and Pooneil, 1967

    Jefferson Airplane: Ballad of You and Me and Pooneil, 1967

    We’re kicking it old school today with a clip of Jefferson Airplane from a performance in 1967. Our friend Will Marks sent the clip in, noting the tasteful bass work of Jack Casady. “Interesting to see how he developed and presented his sections when the bass was featured — typically found them to be rooted... »

  • 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... »

  • Fur Peace Ranch Announces 2016 Bass Workshops

    Fur Peace Ranch Announces 2016 Bass Workshops

    Jorma Kaukonen’s Fur Peace Ranch and Arts Center has announced its lineup of bass workshops for 2016, and it’s bound to be a good year. Kaukonen’s Hot Tuna partner and regular FPR educator Jack Casady will return while bassists Kai Eckhardt and Bobby Vega will teach their own workshops this summer and fall. First up... »

  • Groove – Episode #16: Jack Casady

    Groove – Episode #16: Jack Casady

    Take one second, head over to Google Images and do a search for Jack Casady. A life in images. That’s not Photoshop. That’s him. A lifetime of electric bass history and evolution all rolled up into this individual who played for Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna and more. He’s – rightfully – in the Rock n’... »

  • 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... »