Jack Bass Sighting – Brian Ray – Paul McCartney’s Band

If you were watching the Grammy’s last month you might have spotted the Gold Top being played byBrian Ray the bass player in Paul McCartney’s band. Below is a video of Brian joining Paul on an awesome version of “Golden Slumbers.” See if you can spot Jack’s Bass.

Jim Marshall – Manufacturer of Sound

“I would like to send my condolences out to Jim Marshall’s family. I have always been a fan of the “all-tube” amps and Marhsalls were certainly one of the best! The first amps in the early 60’s used the now famous 12AX7 vacuum tube which helped produce the tone that defined rock and roll music. At the urging of Pete Townsend, Jim built the first 100 watt amplifier and thus started the sound wars of many British bands. Jim Marshall’s innovations had a huge impact on the music industry. He will be missed, but his legacy lives on!” – Jack

Here is a nice tribute to Jim Marshall by Paul McCartney

Just In – New DVD – Electric Hot Tuna Live at the Beacon Theater – December 3&4, 2010

Jorma’s 70th Birthday Bash at the Beacon Theater in NYC on December 3 & 4, 2010 was a very special night, if not a historic one. Electric Hot Tuna and Friends lit up both nights with straight on rock and roll. It was a celebration of Jorma’s Birthday for sure, but it was also a celebration of a lifetime of friendships and musical camaraderie. The night was captured on video by a small crew with hand held cameras. Shot in standard definition, the video was strictly meant for personal archival footage. But the concert was so good and music so great that everyone decided it needed to be released. So here you go! The DVD is a collection of selected songs from both nights of Jorma’s Birthday at the Beacon Theatre in NYC, December 3 & 4, 2010.

Below is a list of tracks and artists that appear on the DVD:

Friday Night:

I See the Light
If This Is Love (I Want My Money Back)
I Can Tell
Come Back Baby
Water Song

Saturday Night:

Been So Long
Bowlegged Woman
Walking Blues
Hometown Blues
99 Year Blues
Funky #7
Baby What Do You Want Me To Do?

Hot Tuna Electric:

Jorma Kaukonen
Jack Casady
Barry Mitterhoff
Skoota Warner

Special Guests:

Bob Steeler
Oteil Burbridge
Larry Campbell
Steve Earle
Michael Falzarano
John Hammond
Warren Haynes
Byron House
Bill Kirchen
Pete Sears
Bob Weir

Only $20.00

Thanks Everyone for your support in this project. Special Thanks to Jorma, Jack and Vanessa for making it happen! And to you our fans, with all our love!

Jack Casady at the Fur Peace Ranch

Calling all Bass Guitarists

Jack only has a few spots open for his Fur Peace Ranch Workshops on the following dates:

AUGUST 10 – 13, 2012: Couples’ Weekend


NOVEMBER 9 – 12, 2012

Here is his workshop description:

Bass Guitar Fundamentals Level 2 This workshop introduces basic scales, left and right hand techniques and simple bass lines. Soon, students will learn the skill of “walking” the basses, playing shuffle feels, blues progressions, extended lines and octave substitutions with patient instruction from a master player. You will get hands -on experience, learning fundamentals and creating the rhythmic drive for country, blues and rock styles.

If you have been wanting to take one of his workshops, now is the time to apply.

Interview with No Treble

Jack gives a very nice interview with No Treble

Here’s a small excerpt:

“Well I think tone is essential. I think tone is your signature as to who you are. Before you get to the notes, and your style and the kind of riffs you like to do or your influences, I think you have to develop and pay attention to the way you make the tone on your instrument and what pleases you. The music builds around the tone. It isn’t just a series of notes or the articulation or the technique. The signature sound of a great musician is his tone and that sets him apart from others, and I think that is essential. That’s the beginning place to start from.”

You can read the interview at No Treble, Part One and Part Two

You can also check out the cool interview that goes along with the interview

Jack Bass Spotting – Laura Cupit

Isn't she sexy! Oh, and Laura is pretty cute too 🙂

Another spotting of the Jack Casady Bass. This time it’s Laura Cupit from Darren Jay & the Delta Souls and the Eric Hughes Band. Epiphone ran a nice article about her and her new bass. Check it out

Join Electric Hot Tuna at Wanee 2012

Fur Peace Ranch On The Road at 2012 Wanee Music Festival

Join Electric Hot Tuna at the 2012 Wanee Music Festival. Click Here for Tickets.

You can also join Jack and Jorma for a special Double Dose Guitar Workshop at Wanee!

Fur Peace Ranch, for the very first time, now takes a festival version of their workshops On-The-Road to the Wanee Festival. Festival attendees will be able to participate in Guitar Workshops with Jorma Kaukonen, Bass Workshops with Jack Casady, Percussion Workshops with Mickey Hart. There will also be special Q&A sessions with several of the 2012 Wanee performers all hosted by Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Jorma Kaukonen. These sessions will provide Wanee attendees a very rare and unique opportunity to “peek behind the veil” and hear first-hand from the musicians themselves about the music we all love so much! Sign Up Here

Jack Casady and Jorma Kaukonen


Due to the limited time available for these workshops and to help best convey the nature, quality and intimacy of Fur Peace Ranch these workshops will be limited to 25 students per session (unless otherwise noted). Workshops/Clinics are open to all qualified musicians. Applications will be reviewed on a first come first serve basis.

Guitar students will need to bring an acoustic guitar along with them to the festival (and workshop).

Bass students will need to bring their bass guitar to the festival (and workshop). Bass amps will be provided to students for the class session.

All workshops $75*

Q & As

Our Q & A sessions are open to everyone. These will fundamentally be an open discussion between a moderator (Jorma) and a specified performer about music, music history, the culture of music and its inter-relation to social history. Their discussion will be followed by a Q & A session from the audience (or participants will be able to submit questions). We expect that these discussions will be educational, informative and fun! (and a great way to preview future programs that will be offered by the newly formed Fur Peace Ranch Center for Art and Culture).

All Q & As $50*

Find Out More Here

Focus on the things you love, listen with an open heart, and the music will speak for itself! – Jorma Kaukonen

Thanks for the Blessings!

Chick and Jack Casady

I would like to thank everyone out there who sent many positive vibrations to me and my family the past couple of weeks. My brother Charles “Chick” Casady suffered a massive heart attack Wednesday, January 4, 2012. He is recovering and doing so much better than expected! Jorma and Chick were high school buddies in Washington, DC. Jorma started a Prayer Circle on his blog, Cracks In The Finish, and it sure seems to be working!!!!

With Love and Appreciation,


Another Great Show at the Beacon NYC!

The Hot Tuna Gang would like to Thank Everyone who came out to the Beacon Theater last weekend to help us Rock the Holiday Season! Just when we thought we couldn’t top last year’s show, we were blown away by all the great music. Jorma and Jack would like to thank all the stellar musicians who helped them create one of the most memorable nights in Hot Tuna history.

Thanks go out to:

Larry Campbell and Theresa Williams
Charlie Musselwhite
G.E. Smith
David Bromberg
Steve Kimock

Of course we couldn’t have done it without Barry Mitterhoff and Skoota Warner, Thanks Guys!

You can check out Jorma’s blog for more details and audience comments. Below are the setlists from the weekend

December 10, 2011 The Beacon Second Night

First Set:
1. Jack comes out and plays… Barry and I come out and we join Jack and wind up with Mann’s Fate
2. Candy Man (Barry, Bromberg, Larry)
3. Fifty Dollar Wig (Bromberg, Charlie, Kimock,
4. I Wish You Would (GE… Kimock)
5. Angel Of Darkness (Larry And Teresa)
6. Smokerise Journey (Larry And Teresa)
7. Long Gone From Kentucky (GE, Larry, Charlie)
8. Sad And Beautiful World (Charlie, GE)
9. Children Of Zion (Larry, Teresa)
10. Driving Wheel (Bromberg, Nancy Josephson) Larry Pedal Steel, Teresa, GE, Kimock
11. Where Highway 61 Runs (Charlie, GE, Kimock… the gang ?)
12. Hit Single # 1
Second Set:
1. Mama Let Me Lay It On You (Larry… GE)
2. Mourning Interrupted (Larry)
3. Ode To Billy Dean (Charlie, GE, Kimock)
4. A Little Faster (Larry and Teresa, GE)
5. Things That Might have Been (Larry)
6. Tongue (Bromberg. Charlie, GE Kimoch)
7. Many Rivers To Cross(Kimoch, Bromberg, Larry, GE)
8. Bar Room Chrystal Ball (Larry, Teresa)
9. If This Is Love, I want My Money Back (Larry, Teresa)
10. If I Have Bad Luck (Charlie)
11. Been So Long
12. Christo Redentor (Charlie)
13. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning (Larry and Teresa)
14. Funky # 7 (The whole famdamily…GE, Bromberg)
15. Encore: Baby What You Want Me To Do

December 9, 2011
First Set:
1. Hesitation Blues (Jack & Jorma Acoustic)
2. New Song For The Morning (Jack, Jorma, Barry & Charlie Acoustic)
3. Can’t Get Satisfied (electric with G.E. & Charlie)
4. Where Highway 61 Runs (with Charlie & G.E.)
5. Angel Of Darkness (with Larry & Theresa)
6. A Little Faster (With Larry & Theresa)
7. Long Gone From Kentucky (With G.E. and Charlie and Larry)
8. Children Of Zion (With Larry & Theresa and GE)
9. Bowlegged Woman (with G.E. & Larry)
10. Smokerise Journey (with Larry & Theresa)
11. Rock Me Baby (with G.E., Charlie & Larry
12. Hit Single #1 (with G.E. and Larry)
Second Set:
1. I See The Light (with GE)
2. Talkin’ Bout You GE and Larry
3. Easy Now Revisited (Larry)
4. Mama Let Me Lay It On You (Larry on fiddle and GE on guitar and GE)
5. Second Chances (Larry)
6. If I Have Bad Luck (Charlie & GE)
7. Mourning Interrupted (Larry on guitar
8. GE Sings Eyesight To The Blind (with Larry and Charlie)
9. Christo Redentor (Charlie, GE and Larry)
10. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed And Burning (Teresa and Laryry with GE
11. Funky #7 (Gang TwanG)
12. Encore: Bar Room Chrystal Ball (Larry on pedal steel, Teresa background vocals

Thanks Again to All our Fans! You guys are AWESOME!

Electric Hot Tuna plays Bill Graham’s 81st Birthday Bash

Electric Hot Tuna is proud to be  a part of Bill Graham’s 81st Birthday Bash which will help raise money for the Bill Graham Memorial Foundation.

The Bill Graham Memorial Foundation, was formed in January of  2008 in memory of the legendary rock impresario, Bill Graham. The  foundation is a public charity that is funded through individual and  corporate contributions and grants.

The Foundation is guided by a broad-based group which includes  Bill’s sons, several former long-time employees of Bill Graham Presents  and other community leaders.

A mission of The Bill Graham Memorial Foundation is the giving  of grants primarily in the areas of music, the arts and education, while  also supporting social work, environmental protection, and spiritual  and compassionate projects in our community. In this spirit, The Bill  Graham Memorial Foundation seeks to assist those whose needs are  oftentimes not served by larger philanthropic organizations. The mission  includes education and outreach programs, the establishment of a museum  and of an annual community award, the “Bill Graham Awards”. The  Foundation holds annual fundraising events in San Francisco and New  York.

If you have never heard Bill’s story you should. It is an amazing tale of an American Hero!