It was a very memorable moment when Jack received the Bass Player Magazine’s Lifetime Achievement Award at the Key Club in Los Angeles. He was humbled by all the kind words and mutual admiration from all the great bass players and musicians in attendance.
In his ever modest and attention-deflecting manner, Jack made a loving tribute to his wife of 22 years, Diana. Since she was unable to attend, he dedicated the night to her. It was very special. Congratulations Jack!!
You can see more in this clip from the show.
Jorma joined Jack on stage to perform a couple of songs.
Join Jack Casady and his friend Jorma Kaukonen at the legendary Key Club in the heart of Hollywood for an exclusive private concert. Watch the presentation of Bass Player magazine’s Lifetime Achievement Award to funk legend Larry Graham and rock visionary Jack Casady.
Bass Player Magazine has a nice write up about Hot Tuna’s latest album Steady As She Goes. Here is an except:
“Casady’s mastery of bass-in-the-big-picture is evident throughout, from his subtle use of pedal tones on “Second Chances” and unmistakable wall of tone on the ballad gem “Things That Might Have Been” to his snaking line on “Easy Now Revisted” and erudite take on two-feel and walking bass lines on “Mama Let Me Lay It on You” and “If This Is Love,” respectively.”
Acoustic Hot Tuna wrapped up its August tour with some stops in Florida:
08/03/11 Vinyl Music Hall Pensacola, FL
08/04/11 The Plaza Live Orlando, FL
08/05/11 Revolution Live Ft. Lauderdale, FL
08/06/11 Skipper’s Smokehouse Tampa, FL
When we rolled into Tampa, for our show at Skipper’s Smokehouse, our very good friend, Marty Balin, met us at the venue. It was great to see Marty. Wished we could have spent more time with him. There is so much space to cover.
Marty lost his wife, Karen Deal, in a tragic accident last year. She was a wonderful woman, full of life and music. She was the keyboard player for the 1980’s Tampa area band, the Mod Squad. Peace and Blessings to her family and to Marty.
We also got to see former Fur Peace Ranch students, Colin Rocker and Zac Greenburg, a.k.a. Burlap Macks. The Burlap Macks are very talented young musicians with old souls. They put their own spin on the Americana sound and make new songs sound old and old songs sound new. It’s good stuff so be sure to check them out. They also do a kick ass version of Good Shepherd.
Winterland recording is drawn from six stellar shows recorded over three days (October 10, 11 and 12, 1968) at San Francisco’s historic Winterland Ballroom. These special performances celebrated the two year anniversary of the Jimi Hendrix Experience and came just as the groundbreaking album Electric Ladyland was released. Winterland presents some of Hendrix’s most spectacular guitar work and the four CD set (also available as eight 12″ vinyl LPs) is filled with rare live versions of classic songs such as “Manic Depression,” “Are You Experienced?,” “Tax Free,” and “Little Wing” that are not part of any other Sony Legacy release. Fans will also enjoy Hendrix’s dramatic interpretations of Cream’s “Sunshine Of Your Love” and Howlin’ Wolf’s “Killing Floor” [with the Experience joined by Jefferson Airplane bassist Jack Casady]
Tune in and turn on to our nation’s fringe heritage. Along with their spiritual forefathers, the beatniks and folkies, our hippie generation latched on to great music before them–from old-time country and bluegrass, bebop, blues and more–and created their own versions. We’re joined by Maria Muldaur who recalls making jug-band music in the West Village in the ’60s. Also, we speak with bass player Jack Casady, a founding member of the Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna.
American Routes is a weekly two-hour public radio program produced in New Orleans, presenting a broad range of American music — blues and jazz, gospel and soul, old-time country and rockabilly, Cajun and zydeco, Tejano and Latin, roots rock and pop, avant-garde and classical. Now in our 12th year on the air, American Routes explores the shared musical and cultural threads in these American styles and genres of music — and how they are distinguished.
Experience Hot Tuna’s Steady As She Goes as never before with the deluxe collector’s edition vinyl! Pressed on 180-gram audiophile vinyl with half-speed mastering, the 12 tracks of the album are cut into the first three sides of the double LP and the 4th side features a truly unique etching artwork of Jorma and Jack’s faces.
This premier quality collector’s item also features photos from the studio not included in the original CD package, a CD version of the record (in white paper sleeve) as well as the Hot Tuna temporary tattoo!
Hot Tuna and Fur Peace Ranch are raffling off artwork, donated by Jorma Kaukonen from his own Grace Slick Collection, to help support the Appalachian Community Hospice & Visiting Nurses Association . Appalachian Community is a much needed and greatly underfunded healthcare resource for home bound individuals in Southeast Ohio. It is Southeast Ohio’s primary source of quality home care, striving to identify and fulfill the healthcare needs of our Appalachian community.
The artwork depicts Grace’s classic White Rabbit. The White Rabbit is emblematic of Grace Slick’s signature piece of music. It is approx 12 ‘’ x 17’’. The Glossy Calendered Vinyl on canvas was processed on February 22, 2011. It is signed by Grace Slick
Raffle tickets are $10 each. All proceeds go directly to Appalachian Community Hospice & Visiting Nurses Raffle end July 9th, 2011
Jorma and Jack went into the WOUB studios for an interview with NPR’s Liane Hansen to talk about Hot Tuna’s new CD Steady As She Goes. The interview was broadcast on NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday, April 24, 2011. Listen to the interview.
Be the first to get a great seat at the Beacon this December 9 & 10, 2011
Electric Hot Tuna will commemorate the release of Steady As She Goes with four shows along the east coast at the end of the month. Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams will be on-hand to help recreate the new material to its fullest potential!