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    New York City…Are You Ready?

    [Photo by Greg Cristman | www.gregCphotography.com]

    Get ready for Electric Hot Tuna at the Beacon Theatre on Saturday, November 19. In fact, the East Coast should get ready because the Beacon show kicks off a 6 night run through NY, VT, CT, PA and DC. Get out and see the Hot Tuna boys now because they won’t be back around until 2017.

    11/19/16 The Beacon Theatre New York City, NY

    11/20/16 The Egg Albany, NY

    11/22/16 Spruce Peak PAC Stowe, VT

    11/23/16 The Warehouse Fairfield, CT

    11/25/16 The Hamilton Washington DC

    11/26/16 Keswick Theatre Glenside, PA

    In Case You Missed It

    In case you missed it, Jack and Jorma caught fire with the Jefferson Airplane set at the GRAMMYS Salute to Musical Legends show broadcasted last week on PBS. Members of the Jefferson Airplane were honored with Lifetime Achievement Awards. Marty Balin was absent from the show and Grace Slick chose not to sing so it was up to Jorma and Jack to represent, and man did they ever. Their three song set was great. Check out their performance at the 38:15 mark. Watch Jorma tear into his Gibson ES-345.

    Hardly Strictly 16

    Hot Tuna Starts It’s Fall Tour with three shows on the west coast. Electric Hot Tuna plays the 2016 Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Music Festival on Saturday, October 1st.

    Check out the rest of the shows:

    DATE VENUE PERFORMER NOTES
    09/30/16 Rio Theatre
    Santa Cruz, CA
    Acoustic Hot Tuna
    10/01/16 Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival
    San Francisco, CA
    Electric Hot Tuna Golden Gate Park
    10/02/16 Great American Music Hall
    San Francisco, CA
    Acoustic Hot Tuna
    11/12/16 Fur Peace Station
    Pomeroy, OH
    Acoustic Hot Tuna SOLD OUT
    11/18/16 At The Tabernacle
    Tabor, NJ
    Acoustic Hot Tuna SOLD OUT
    11/19/16 The Beacon Theatre
    New York City, NY
    Electric Hot Tuna
    11/20/16 The Egg
    Albany, NY
    Electric Hot Tuna
    11/22/16 Spruce Peak PAC
    Stowe, VT
    Electric Hot Tuna
    11/23/16 The Warehouse
    Fairfield, CT
    Electric Hot Tuna
    11/25/16 The Hamilton
    Washington DC
    Electric Hot Tuna
    11/26/16 Keswick Theatre
    Glenside, PA
    Electric Hot Tuna

    Grammy® Salute to Music Legends

    All-star concert featuring performances by Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady of Jefferson Airplane, Earth, Wind & Fire, Andy García, Martina McBride, and more to air on PBS’ “Great Performances” series (USA).

    In collaboration with PBS’ “Great Performances” series, The Recording Academy will air “GRAMMY® Salute To Music Legends” — a special all-star concert honoring The Recording Academy’s 2016 Special Merit Awards recipients — on Oct. 14 from 9–11:30 p.m. on PBS. Taped at Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, this special features tribute performances and never-before-seen video packages celebrating each of the recipients’ contributions to the music industry and our cultural heritage. The lineup features performances by Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady of Jefferson Airplane; Patti Austin; Ry Cooder; Lila Downs; Earth, Wind & Fire; David Foster; Andy García and The CineSon All Stars; Herbie Hancock; Henry Gray; J’Nai Bridges; Kris Kristofferson; Lucrecia; Shelby Lynne; Magnolia Sisters; Martina McBride; Naughty By Nature, Anthony Parce; and JD Souther. Presenters include David Crosby, Jimmy Jam, LL Cool J, Michael Tilson Thomas, and Don Was.

    Among numerous highlights, psychedelic rock pioneers Jefferson Airplane take fans back in time as they play some of their most memorable hits that shaped much of the San Francisco scene in the 1960s and earned them international mainstream success. Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady performed “Somebody to Love” and “Embryonic Journey”/”Come Back Baby” medley. Grace Slick made an appearance to accept her Grammy award.

    This year’s Lifetime Achievement Award honorees are Jefferson Airplane, Ruth Brown, Celia Cruz, Earth, Wind & Fire, Herbie Hancock, Linda Ronstadt, and Run DMC. John Cage, Fred Foster and Chris Strachwitz are Trustees Award honorees; and EMT and Dr. Harvey Fletcher are Technical GRAMMY Award recipients. Also being honored is Phillip Riggs, this year’s recipient of the Music Educator Award.

    For more information please contact Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady and Hot Tuna publicist: Cash Edwards at CEMS@austin.rr.com.

    Beacon Theater Show Just Announced

    Electric Hot Tuna performs at the Beacon Theatre on Saturday, November 19. Tickets go on sale Friday, August 12 at 10am*. Presale: August 11. Public on-sale: August 12. Presale code: “Metro”

    *On the first day of sale, tickets for events are not sold at the Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall or Beacon Theatre box offices, and may only be purchased via Ticketmaster.

    A Summer Buffet with Hot Tuna and Leftover Salmon

     

     

     

     

     

    Summer is heating up and so is the music. Electric Hot Tuna starts the second leg of it’s 2016 Summer Tour with shows on the East Coast. Starting at the Count Basie Theater in Red Bank, NJ, the band travels up the coast through Westbury and Port Chester, NY then on to The Wilber Theater in Boston, MA.

    Hot Tuna is getting support from one of it’s favorite bands, Leftover Salmon. Vince Herman and crew are fine purveyors of Polyethnic Cajun Slamgrass!

    The tail ail end of the Summer Tour has Jorma and Jack as Hot Tuna Acoustic burning up the Midwest with stops in Ohio, Michigan, Iowa and Illinois. Come check us out!

    08/04/16 Count Basie Theatre Red Bank, NJ with Leftover Salmon

    08/05/16 The Space Westbury, NY with Leftover Salmon

    08/06/16 The Capitol Theatre Port Chester, NY with Leftover Salmon

    08/07/16 The Wilbur Boston, MA with Leftover Salmon

    08/09/16 Kent Stage Kent, OH Acoustic Hot Tuna

    08/10/16 The Ark Ann Arbor, MI Acoustic Hot Tuna

    08/12/16 The Englert Theatre Iowa City, IA Acoustic Hot Tuna

    08/13/16 The Old Town School of Folk Music Chicago, IL Acoustic Hot Tuna Two shows: 7pm&10pm.

    08/14/16 The Cedar Minneapolis MN Acoustic Hot Tuna

    From Bliss to Grand Targhee

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    Electric Hot Tuna hits the road next week for the first half of its 2016 Summer Tour. Things get started on 07/08/16 with Blissfest in Northwest Lower Michigan! The Blissfest Music Organization is a non-profit educational and performing arts organization established in 1981. It provides year round folk arts programming in Emmet County including its annual festival at the Blissfest Festival Farm located near Cross Village, Ml. Blissfest seeks to preserve American and World folk music. Peter Yarrow and Keller Williams are also on the bill. This is the first time Electric Hot Tuna has played Blissfest. We are truly excited to be a part of this great music tradition.

    From Upper Lower Michigan to New Mexico and then on to the Grand Targhee Summer Music Fest in Alta, Wyoming! Targhee Fest is about great music, the culture and lifestyle of the mountains, great food and drink, the spirit of sustainability and the hospitality that resides in this jewel of a resort. We share the stage with Steve Kimock, Larry Campbell, Teresa Williams and moe. It’s like family. We expect some shenanigans! If your in the neighborhood, check us out!

    May Brings Jubilee!


    Yay it’s May!
    And May means it time for the Jubilee.
    The Dark Star Jubilee!
    Hot Tuna is playing 2 sets at the Dark Star Jubilee Music Festival May 27-29. Electric Hot Tuna is scheduled for Saturday (5/28) and Acoustic Hot Tuna is on Sunday (5/29).
    Never miss a Sunday Show!
    This year’s Jubilee has an excellent line up with Yonder Mountain String Band, Leftover Salmon, The Wailers, Steve Kimock and Friends and much more. Oh yeah, 3 sets of Dark Star Orchestra.

    It Is an Honor…..

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    This past weekend was the GRAMMY’s Salute To Music Legends ceremony where Jefferson Airplane was recognized for its impact on American music with a GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award. Jorma, Grace and I were in attendance. Marty was not able to make it. It was an emotional moment for all of us. It was a time to reflect and look back on the significance of the music of Jefferson Airplane and the music’s role in shaping American culture. I remember thinking that Jefferson Airplane didn’t start out to change the American culture. That was never our grand mission. We simply wanted to play music that people could dance too. We were just doing what young people do, getting together to have a good time.

    I thanked the GRAMMYs for their award. I am honored to be a part of American music history. But my real thanks go to the millions of fans that made this journey possible. You are the ones who came to dance and have a good time. You were the ones who gathered together to change the world. We were just playing in the band. This is an award for all of you! Thank You

    JA3

    A GRAMMY Celebration

    Hot off the press!

    Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady to be honored at two special GRAMMY events this weekend in Los Angeles.

    (USA) – April 18, 2016 – Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady, aka Hot Tunaand founding members of Jefferson Airplane, will perform two of their JeffersonAirplane hits on the GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends®, a special being filmed for the landmark “Great Performances” series on PBS on Saturday, April 23. The following day the GRAMMY Museum welcomes Jorma and Jack to the Clive Davis Theater for an intimate conversation on their esteemed career.

    The Recording Academy® presented Jefferson Airplane with a Lifetime Achievement Award this past February at their GRAMMY Awards Show. All of the 2016 Special Merit Awards recipients will be honored with this live tribute concert on Saturday, April 23, 2016 at The Dolby Theater in Los Angeles.

    Then on Sunday, April 24, 2016 at 12 p.m. the GRAMMY Museum will presentCelebrating Jefferson Airplane: A Conversation With Jorma Kaukonen And Jack Casady

    In celebration of their recent honor with a Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award, the GRAMMY Museum welcomes Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Jefferson Airplane’s Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady to the Clive Davis Theater for an intimate conversation on their esteemed career, hosted by Scott Goldman, Vice President of the GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares.

    This year’s Lifetime Achievement Award honorees include Jefferson Airplane, Ruth Brown, Celia Cruz, Earth, Wind & Fire, Herbie Hancock, Linda Ronstadt, and RUN DMC. John Cage, Fred Foster, and Chris Strachwitz are Trustees Award honorees; and EMT and Dr. Harvey Fletcher are Technical GRAMMY® Award recipients. Also being honored is Phillip Riggs, this year’s recipient of the GRAMMY Foundation Music Educator Award.