Wednesday, July 15, 2020

JORMA KAUKONEN LEGENDARY GUITARIST W/THE JEFFERSON AIRPLANE AND HOT TUNA -EXCLUSIVE ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS W/RAY SHASHO

J  O  R  M  A
K  A  U  K  O  N  E  N
LEGENDARY SINGER-SONGWRITER-GUITARIST
With
J E F F E R S O N  A I R P L A N E
And
H O T   T U N A
EXCLUSIVE!
JORMA KAUKONEN INTERVIEW
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In a career that has already spanned a half-century, Jorma Kaukonen has been one of the most highly respected interpreters of American roots music, blues, and rock. A member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and a Grammy recipient, Jorma was at the forefront of popular rock and roll, one of the founders of the San Francisco sound and a progenitor of Psychedelic Rock. He is a founding member of two legendary bands, Jefferson Airplane and the still-touring Hot Tuna. Jorma Kaukonen is a music legend and one of the finest singer-songwriters in his field. He continues to tour the world bringing his unique styling to old blues tunes while presenting new songs of weight and dimension. His secret is in playing spontaneous and unfiltered music, with an individual expression of personality. In 2016, Jorma, Jack Casady and the other members of Jefferson Airplane were awarded The GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award for their contributions to American music.

In 1965, met Paul Kantner and was invited to join a new not-yet-named rock band Kantner was forming with Marty Balin. As a self-described blues purist, Kaukonen was initially reluctant, but found his imagination excited by the arsenal of effects available to electric guitar, later remarking that he was "sucked in by technology." With the group still looking for a name, Kaukonen suggested Jefferson Airplane, inspired by an eccentric friend who had given his dog the name "Blind Lemon Jefferson Airplane." Jorma invited his old musical partner Jack Casady to come out to San Francisco and play electric bass for the new band, and together they created much of Jefferson Airplane’s signature sound.

A pioneer of counterculture-era psychedelic rock, the group was the first band from the San Francisco scene to achieve international mainstream success. Their 1967 record Surrealistic Pillow is regarded as one of the key recordings of the "Summer of Love."
Jorma and Jack would jam whenever they could and would sometimes perform sets within sets at Airplane concerts. The two would often play clubs following Airplane performances. Making a name for themselves as a duo, they struck a record deal, and Hot Tuna was born. Jorma left Jefferson Airplane after the band’s most productive five years, pursuing his full-time job with Hot Tuna. Over the past five decades Hot Tuna has performed thousands of concerts and released more than two-dozen records. The musicians who have performed with them are many and widely varied, as are their styles — from acoustic to long and loud electric jams, but never straying far from their musical roots. What is remarkable is that they have never coasted. Hot Tuna today sounds better than ever.



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Been So Long: My Life and Music
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“Been So Long is a survivor’s tale, well told and sprinkled with a bit of 1960s fairy dust.” —Wall Street Journal

"Jefferson Airplane guitarist Kaukonen’s candid and affectionate memoir resembles the rambling and free-flowing road trips he enjoys.... A mesmerizing storyteller, Kaukonen delivers a memoir as intricate and dazzling as his music." —Publishers Weekly, starred review

“This is his searingly honest story, a tale of extraordinary success, excess and addictions” —Iain Patience, Blues Matters

“It's not only exciting, it's deeply honest, and it's full of experiences and thoughts ...  amazing and timeless!"
 —Uli Twelker, GoodTimes

“Jorma Kaukonen's Been So Long: My Life and Music stands apart.... an incredibly insightful look inside the life of a musician who was not only influenced by some of America’s greatest music but who also left an indelible mark on that very same musical landscape." —AXS

"It is thoughtful, insightful and downright fun.” Jesse Finkelstein, Blues Radio International

For more information about Jorma Kaukonen
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Jorma blogs consistently.
Cracks in the Finish:

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Hot Tuna Tour 2020-2021
DATE VENUE          PERFORMER NOTES
09/19/20          Ryman Auditorium
Nashville, TN  Jorma Kaukonen         Jorma opens for Tommy Emmanuel
09/21/20          Diana Wortham Theatre
Asheville, NC Jorma Kaukonen         also Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley
09/22/20          Carolina Theatre
Greensboro, NC          Jorma Kaukonen         also Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley
09/23/20          Brooklyn Arts Center
Wilmington, NC         Jorma Kaukonen         also Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley
09/25/20          City Winery
Atlanta, GA    Jorma Kaukonen        
09/26/20          Songbirds Guitar Museum
Chattanooga, TN         Jorma Kaukonen        
10/17/20          Fur Peace Station
Pomeroy, OH  Acoustic Hot Tuna      RESCHEDULED from March 21. SOLD OUT
11/01/20          Fur Peace Station
Pomeroy, OH  Jorma Kaukonen         Jorma opens for Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams. SOLD OUT
11/14/20          Fur Peace Station
Pomeroy, OH  Electric Hot Tuna        SOLD OUT
12/18/20          Neptune Theatre
Seattle, WA    Acoustic Hot Tuna     
12/19/20          Capitol Theatre
Olympia, WA Acoustic Hot Tuna     
05/28-30/21     Legend Valley
Thornville, OH           Jorma Kaukonen         Dark Star Jubilee
07/08/21          Count Basie Theatre
Red Bank, NJ  Electric Hot Tuna        also David Grisman Trio
07/12/21          The Mahaiwe Theater
Great Barrington, MA Electric Hot Tuna        also David Grisman Trio
07/13/21          The Wilbur
Boston, MA    Electric Hot Tuna        also David Grisman Trio
07/14/21          Flynn Theatre
Burlington, VT            Electric Hot Tuna        also David Grisman Trio
07/16/21          Paper Mill Island Amphitheater
Baldwinsville, NY      Electric Hot Tuna        also David Grisman Trio
07/17/21          Penn’s Peak
Jim Thorpe, PA           Electric Hot Tuna        also David Grisman Trio
07/18/21          Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall
Munhall, PA   Electric Hot Tuna        also David Grisman Trio

Hot Tuna discography
Hot Tuna (1970)
Pair a Dice Found (1990)
Live at Sweetwater (1992)
Live at Sweetwater Two (1993)
Live in Japan (1997)
And Furthurmore... (1999)
Steady as She Goes (2011)
Jorma Kaukonen studio albums
Quah (with Tom Hobson) (1974)
Jorma (1979)
Barbeque King (with Vital Parts) (1981)
Too Hot to Handle (1985)
Embryonic Journey (with Tom Constanten) (1994)
The Land of Heroes (1995)
Christmas (1996)
Too Many Years (1998)
Blue Country Heart (2002)
Stars in My Crown (2007)
River of Time (2009)
Ain't In No Hurry2015)



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