Wood Forum is the monthly newsletter of the Sonoma County Woodworkers Association They have a nice feature on Tom Ribbecke. Tom has been commissioned by Jack to develop and create an acoustic bass guitar in memory of his wife Diana Balfour Casady who passed in 2012. The feature describes how “The Diana Bass” is a truly unique instrument from its design, materials and even its finish. It’s a good read. It will make you want to go out and buy one! Check out the Wood Forum Newsletter Here.
This your chance to win a Epiphone Jack Casady Signature Bass. Just $20 a ticket. Proceeds go towards The Athens Area Citizens for the Arts.
Epiphone Guitars, the Athens Area Citizens for the Arts and Meigs County’s music mecca Fur Peace Ranch are teaming up to raffle off one of the finest instruments to ever feature a “superb balanced electric tone and the response of an acoustic bass” – Epiphone’s Jack Casady Signature Bass Guitar, signed by Jack.
The drawing will be held Saturday, May 24, at 8 p.m. at Fur Peace Ranch, 39495 St. Clair Road, Pomeroy, Ohio 45769. Tickets are $20 each and may be purchased at www.furpeaceranch.com; www.athensareaarts.com; Blue Eagle Music, 40 N. Court St., Athens; ARTS/West, 132 W. State St., Athens; the Athens Community Center, 701 E. State St.; or through AACA board members or Athens Municipal Arts Commission commissioners. Proceeds benefit the Athens Area Citizens for the Arts, a regional partner of the Ohio Citizens for the Arts.
Yeah man, Liquid Flurries at McCabe’s… awesome review of Ho Tuna’s second night at McCabe’s in Santa Monica. Michael Finkelstein highlights some of the magic on the latest Hot Tuna Tour.
Here’s a snipet of Finkelstein’s review:
On Sunday they proved that it’s not entirely the volume or distortion that makes the rockin’ songs swing, it’s also how the guitar and bass contrast. The key to it seemed to be in Jack’s timely lowest notes, which would rumble beautifully and surge forth to pump the changes up into something huge.
Jack Casady commissioned renowned master luthier Tom Ribbecke to develop an acoustic bass guitar in tribute to Jack’s wife Diana. Tom collaborated with accomplished bass guitar player Bobby Vega to come up with a unique design that would deliver the rich tone of a double bass but also the bark and bite of the Jack’s Signature Epiphone Bass. Below is a blog interview recorded at the Ribbecke studio in Healdsburg, CA that goes into detail about Jack’s vision, his early influences and his experiments in developing tone and sound in his early bass guitars. It also conveys Jack’s love and devotion to his music and his wife, Diana. Good stuff. Check it out.
Arrive early for your chance to meet and have a free professional photograph taken with these legendary musicians!
Make any store purchase of $25+ to get an autograph from Jorma, Jack or the whole band!
Bring your Martin Guitar for a free set of strings!
Epiphone will be on hand with giveaways and will be demoing Jack Casady’s signature bass!
We will be offering $100 off the Jack Casady Bass and while you’re here, get it signed by the man himself! Call to reserve your bass, only a very limited quantity are available!
RSVP at 954-429-3535
Give the Gift of Tuna this holiday season! Hot Tuna starts their winter tour on January 2, 2014 with a show at the Iron Horse Music Hall. What better way to start the new year! Hot Tuna is coming to a town near you! They play 29 shows! The winter tour starts in the northeast and winds its way south through Florida, Texas and Arizona before it shoots up the west coast making stops in California, Oregon and Washington State. That includes 2 shows at McCabe’s Guitar Shop, always a favorite spot to see Hot Tuna. Now that’s a lot of touring!
Special guests Leon Russell and David Lindley help open some of the shows. Be sure to check out the Sunshine Music and Blues Festival where Hot Tuna will share the stage with the Tedeschi Trucks Band and a host of others! Hope to see you at one of the shows.
01/02/14 Iron Horse Music Hall Northampton, MA
01/03/14 Westhampton Beach PACWesthampton Beach, NY
01/04/14 Flying Monkey Performance CenterPlymouth, NH
01/05/14 The Opera HouseBoothbay Harbor, ME
01/07/14 Ridgefield PlayhouseRidgefield, CT
01/09/14 Wilbur TheatreBoston, MA also Leon Russell
01/10/14 Keswick TheatreGlenside, PA also Leon Russell
01/11/14 State TheatreState College, PA
01/12/14 The BirchmereAlexandria, VA also Leon Russell
01/14/14 Neighborhood TheatreCharlotte, NC also Leon Russell
01/15/14 Variety PlayhouseAtlanta, GA also Leon Russell
01/16/14 Plaza LiveOrlando, FL also Leon Russell
01/18/14 Mizner ParkBoca Raton, FL Sunshine Music and Blues Festival. Also Tedeschi Trucks Band and Leon Russell
01/19/14 Vinoy ParkSt. Petersburg, FL Acoustic Hot Tuna Sunshine Music and Blues Festival. Also Tedeschi Trucks Band and Leon Russell
01/21/14 One World TheatreAustin, TX
01/22/14 House of BluesDallas, TX also Leon Russell
01/24/14 Talking Stick Resort – ShowroomScottsdale, AZ also Leon Russell
01/25/14 Rialto TheatreTuscon, AZ also Leon Russell
01/26/14 Belly UpSolana Beach, CA
02/08-09/14 McCabes Guitar ShopSanta Monica, CA
02/11/14 Tower TheatreFresno, CA also David Lindley
02/12/14 Freight & Salvage CoffeehouseBerkeley, CA
02/13/14 Crest TheatreSacramento, CA also David Lindley
02/15/14 Humboldt BrewsArcta, CA
02/16/14 Rogue TheatreGrants Pass, OR also David Lindley
02/17/14 McDonald TheatreEugene, OR also David Lindley
02/18/14 Aladdin TheatrePortland, OR also David Lindley
02/20/14 Triple DoorSeattle, WA also David Lindley
02/21/14 The Egyptian TheatreBoise, ID
Attention Hot Tuna Fans! If you were thinking of going to the Hot Tuna shows in New York City this fall, you better act quick! Word is that there are less than 200 tickets left for the Friday, November 22, 2013 show at the Concert Hall@NYSEC. And the Saturday November 23, 2013 show at the Beacon Theater is over 50% sold. So we are estimating that the Concert Hall will sell out in the next couple of weeks and The Beacon sometime in October, a good month before the show.
So, just a heads up to all you procrastinators out there (you know who you are), buy your tickets soon or you might not have a chance. Good Luck!
And to all those fans who have already bought tickets, Thank You! and we’ll see in November!
Hot Tuna is set to join The Blind Boys of Alabama and Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk on Saturday, November 2,2013 for a benefit show for SEVA. The “Sing Out for Seva” concert will be hosted by Wavy Gravy.
The Seva Foundation started as a small group with a big idea, and the idea was this: To be fully human, we must translate our compassion and concern into useful service.
That simple statement conveys something about the nature of compassion that is expressed in most spiritual traditions around the world — that compassion is not just about helping those less fortunate than ourselves, it’s about the realization that we are all connected as one human family.
If you buy VIP Tickets you get to meet and greet with Jack and Jorma and the other artists. Come on out to support a great cause!
VIP Tickets are only available through the Seva Foundation web site. These include: A post show meet and greet reception with the artists, a limited edition event poster signed by Wavy Gray and a collectors laminate pass.