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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Listen to Jorma Kaukonen live on NPR eTown this week

Jorma Kaukonen
 
The Legendary Hot Tuna/Jefferson Airplane Founder Performs on eTown Radio 
With Red House labelmates Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams
Tune in to eTown Radio this week or listen online here
 
Jorma's new album, Ain't In No Hurry, is out now on Red House Records 
 
 
 
 
Photo: Erin Cox
 
April 22, 2015: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Jorma Kaukonen stopped by eTown Radio earlier this year to record a performance in support of his acclaimed Red House release, Ain't In No Hurry. For the session, Jorma is joined by legendary producer/guitarist Larry Campbell (Levon Helm, Dylan, Hot Tuna) and Campbell's wife, vocalist Teresa Williams, both of whom appear on the album. The episode, which features Jorma and Joe Purdy, is airing around the country via radio and podcast starting today, Wednesday, April 22 through Monday, April 27.
 
Find a local radio station here: http://www.etown.org/explore/find-a-station/
 
In a career that has already spanned a half-century, Jorma remains one of the most highly respected interpreters of American roots music, blues, and Americana with a history that influenced popular rock-and-roll. Ain't In No Hurry is a collection of Jorma originals, blues, rockers and classic American songs, including Woody Guthrie lyrics set to music on a new song by by Jorma and Larry Campbell. 
 
A member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and a Grammy nominee as well as one of Rolling Stone's "Top 100 Guitarists of All Time," he is a founding member of two legendary bands, Jefferson Airplane and the still-touring Hot Tuna, and is recognized as one of the leading practitioners and teachers of finger-style guitar. Jorma’s renown goes far beyond his involvement creating psychedelic rock; he is a music legend and one of the finest singer-songwriters in music. He's also an avid motorcyclist, a gallery owner (the Psylodelic Gallery, dedicated to the arts and culture of the 1960s arts) and co-owner of the Fur Peace Ranch, an Ohio-based concert venue and guitar center where Jorma conducts workshops, bringing in such guitar masters as G.E. Smith and Larry Campbell. There's a new documentary film about the ranch, "Fur Peace Ranch: It Doesn't Get Any Better Than This."

2015 will see Jorma on the road playing both solo shows and Hot Tuna dates with high school friend and JA and Hot Tuna bandmate Jack Cassidy.  
 
 For more information about Jorma, please visit his website at www.jormakaukonen.com
 
Recent Press
“a master in situ, unfurling melodies and savoring every note.” – Rolling Stone

“It is Kaukonen’s original material that best tells the story.” – Forbes

"Clearly not content on resting on any of his legendary laurels, Jorma Kaukoenen continues to find ways to wed his muse to the right material and create a colorful tableau." – Relix

“Jorma Kaukonen is a master of American music. …[Ain’t In No Hurry is] a loping stroll through the best American music there is” – LA Weekly

“Jorma Kaukonen is a force in American music, equally adept at fingerpicked acoustic folk and blues as he is at wailing on an electric.” – Acoustic Guitar

“Another great display of his finger picking guitar style.” – Elmore

“Sparkling acoustic textures that dominate…In the intricate and intimate style that pervades this album” – Glide

“Kaukonen mixes well known and more obscure fare with a handful of freshly penned tunes, most of which sound like lost gems from 100 years ago.” – American Songwriter

"Hot Tuna is a Psychedelic-Blues Institution" – Rolling Stone
 
Jorma Kaukonen 2015
SA 4/25 Pomeroy, OH - Fur Peace Station
FR 5/15 Shirley, MA - The Bull Run Concert Series
SA 5/16 Beacon, NY - Towne Crier Cafe
FR 6/19 Honoulu, HI - Mamiya Theatre - with Hot Tuna 
SA 6/20 Kauai, HI - Kauai Performing Arts Center - with Hot Tuna 
SU 6/21 Maui, HI - Mill House at Maui Tropical Plantation - with Hot Tuna
FR 6/26 Hilo, HI - Palace Theater - With Hot Tuna 
SA 6/27 Honoka’a, HI - Honoka’a People’s theatre - With Hot Tuna
SU 6/28 Honolulu, HI - Crossroads at Hawaiian Brian’s - With Hot Tuna 
TH 7/9 Ogunquit, ME - Jonathan’s - With Hot Tuna 
FR 7/10 Plymouth, NH - The Flying Monkey - With Hot Tuna
SA 7/11 Beverly, MA - Cabot Theater - With Hot Tuna 
SU 7/12 North Truro, MA - Payomet PAC - With Hot Tuna 
TU 7/14 Norfolk, CT - Infinity Music Hall and Bistro - With Hot Tuna 
SU 7/19 Patchogue, NY - Great South Bay Music Festival - With Hot Tuna 
SA 8/1 Pomeroy, OH - Fur Peace Station - With Hot Tuna 
SA 9/12 Arlington, VA - Lockin’ Festival - With Hot Tuna 
SA 10/24 Woodstock, NY - Woodstock Playhouse
FR 11/6 San Rafael, CA - Terrapin Crossroads
SA 11/7 San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall - With Hot Tuna 
SA 11/14 Pomeroy, OH  - Fur Peace Station - With Hot Tuna 
 

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