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Showing posts with label Hot Tuna. Show all posts
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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Hot Tuna comes to Phoenix!

Well, Mesa to be exact. Last night Jorma, Jack and Barry weathered the heat and performed for an intimate crowd of in tune followers at the Mesa Arts Center. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the Mesa Arts Center it is certainly one of the finest facilities of it's type anywhere. I have seen many shows here including Buddy Guy and Jeff Beck as well as Hot Tuna on numerous occasions. The interior aesthetic of the Virginia G. Piper Repertory Theater is matched only by it's incredible acoustic quality which brings us to the show. Hot Tuna played a 26 (to my count) song

set which was broken by one short intermission. HT (Jorma Kaukonen on his signature Martin tobacco burst acoustic and vocals; Barry Mitterhoff on mandolin, ukelele, tenor guitar and octave mandolin; and Jack Casady on his signature Epiphone hollow body electric bass put together a very cohesive and interesting show. The concert began with True Religion which set the pace for what was to come all night... Hot Tuna, Rev. Gary Davis, rag style blues (with a touch of bluegrass and jazz). Early in the concert they played Hesitation Blues, one of my personal favorites in very traditional regalia but with a sweet "Hillbilly Jazz" (bluegrass and jazz mixed) break in the middle. Mitterhoff played a particularly cool solo on this track. On another RG Davis track, Let's Get Together, Jack took the first of many bass solos of the evening. Come Back Baby and Let's Talk It Over were both particularly strong. Jorma's guitar work was clean and expressive and he played a particularly nice solo on this track. How Long blues was another really strong performance followed by Let Me Lay It On You and a bluegrass jam to finish the first set. During the break I was checking out the bands gear and ended up in a discussion with the couple sitting just in front of me. I have been recently suffering dry eyes, a pretty common malady of living in the desert, using the computer too much and so on. The lady in front of me offered a vial of a solution that she has been prescribed and wow did it help. I also ran into a good friend Gene and his wife Cindi, fellow Hot Tuna fans. Second set included the Vicksburg Stomp (and they were literally dancing in the aisles), 99 Year Blues, Bar B Que King (featuring a great blues solo by Jorma)and the Doctor Gonna Fix It. This was a particularly great set sans the one overly exuberant fan sitting in the front row (with the close cut hair, wire rimmed glasses and Tommy Bahama shirt...yeah you know who you are) who was clapping along just ahead of the band to the point of total disruption. I mean it's hard enough for a totally acoustic band to run through all of these great tunes and stay tight but to have some egghead with no rhythm clapping louder than the band! I least he enjoyed himself. HT wrapped the set with Good Shepherd, Parchment Farm, Keep Your Lamp Trimmed and Burning (one of my favorites from the early days of Tuna) and encoring with the Water Song. Nobody left the house without their fill of great traditional blues and Hot Tuna mix. Barry, Jack and Jorma played their asses off and Jorma's voice sounds as solid as it did when he first formed Hot Tuna. I don't know if it was the theatre acoustics or Jorma's guitar but it really sounded particularly crisp. The interactions of the band members were priceless and Jack became quite animated during a number of tracks which is always a treat. These guys were having fun and so was the audience. If you haven't seen these guys in a few years, this is a great. Catch it while you can. Great show guys!!

I apologize for the lack of photos and original video but I'm having el;ectronic malfunction today. I'll replace the video and supplimental photos as I can.

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Thursday, July 5, 2012

Hot Tuna in Colo. & Ariz. July 2012

(Austin, Texas) Hot Tuna, Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady, rev up their audiences with groundbreaking music and insightful songs that keep them a moving musical force. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees from their legendary Jefferson Airplane days, Hot Tuna updates their repertoire always keeping a roisterous sound and a wry sense of humor. Adding dimension to the duo is mandolin virtuoso Barry Mitterhoff and, when electric, daring drummer Skoota Warner. Hot Tuna has just released a two-hour live performance DVD, Jorma’s 70th Birthday Celebration with special guests and guitar players galore. ( About Hot Tuna’s live performances the critics say:
“The symbiotic force of Kaukonen and Casady’s electrifying music led the band into a seminal rock jam. All told, the stunning performance cemented Hot Tuna’s continued presence as a fresh and innovative face of rock blues more than 50 years after the duo began playing together.” – Crawdaddy
“Kaukonen's highly inventive guitar work rocks tough and articulate, clean as a cat's whiskers. He still sings with that slightly strange, quintessentially laid-back voice, waxing wry with an existential bent. His melodies, even mean as a snake, have warmed over the years. Casady is Casady, one of the most unorthodox and profoundly gifted bassists ever known to rock music. They've always been a fascinating pair." – Twin Cities Daily Planet
Greats, Innovators, Initiators of Psychedelic Rock, Purveyors of the Blues, Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady are all these and more, they are themselves masters of expression. Catch the excitement live as they tour this summer. If not check out their new DVD and follow their escapades on twitter: @HotTunaBand.

July 01 The Bull Run Concert Series, Shirley, MA Shows: 3 & 7pm
July 05 Westbrook Performing Arts Center, Also Darol Anger, Westbrook, ME
July 06 The Flying Monkey, Plymouth, NH
July 07 The Theater at Newburyport High School, Newburyport, MA
July 09 The Arts Center, Carrboro, NC
July 10 Bijou Theatre, Knoxville, TN
July 11 Diana Wortham Theatre @Pack Place, Asheville, NC
July 13 Variety Playhouse, Atlanta, GA
July 14 Tampa Bay Perf. Arts Ctr, Tampa, FL
July 17 One World Theatre, Austin, TX
July 18 Kessler Theatre, Dallas, TX
July 20 Oriental Theatre, Denver, CO
July 21 Third Street Perf. Arts. Ctr, Carbondale, CO
July 22 Sheridan Opera House, Telluride, CO
July 25 Mesa Arts Ctr, Mesa, AZ
July 26 Orpheum Theatre, Flagstaff, AZ
July 27 Anthology, San Diego, CA
July 28 Rio Theatre, Santa Cruz, CA
July 30/31 Sweetwater, Mill Valley, CA (SOLD OUT!)
Aug. 02 Tower Theatre, Bend, OR
Aug. 03 Aladdin Theater, Portland, OR
Aug. 04 Mount Baker R&B Festival, Bellingham, WA, Electric

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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Electric Hot Tuna - Jorma's 70th Birthday Celebration - New DVD Release Review

The hot band on tour right now is Hot Tuna! Yep, Jorma and Jack are back on the road and to kick off their road trip Fur Peace Ranch has release live footage extracted from 2 nights of concerts at the Beacon Theater in NYC on December 3&4, 2010. I don't know how many of you have seen Jorma and Hot Tuna live but I have had the pleasure many times over a number of years. The recording begins with I See The Light featuring Jorma on his J190 and Jack joined by Barry Mitterhoff on an 8 string Danelectro guitar with lipstick pickups and Skoota Warner on drums. The band is joined on stage by John Hammond for a cool version of I Can Tell with Hammond on 335 and Jorma pushing his trademark solos through a goldtop. Then the tension starts to build with Warren Haynes on 335, Bill Kirchen on Tele, Larry Campbell on fiddle and Mitterhoff changes over to an electric mandolin. Kirchen has been separated from his old tele (probably retired) but the new one can talk just fine. If you've never seen Tuna with Mitterhoff, man can play the mandolin and doesn't restrict his playing to traditional mandolin formatting but uses it often as a mini guitar creating an interesting sound. In this case he's playing a 4 string which could be a tenor electric guitar. Very cool. Haynes rips off a pretty nice solo on the 335 and these guys seem to have been playing together forever. Jorma steps in with the Goldtop and his distinctive sound and with Campbell playing great violin riffs you could close your eyes and swear you were hearing Tuna in the 70's.
For Water Song the crew is joined by Byron House on upright electric bass played both plucked and bowed. Mitterhoff switched over to an acoustic f -style and Jorma pulls out a beautiful maple capped hollow body electric with a particularly light acoustical sound. On Bowlegged Woman/Knock Kneed Man Casady opens the song with a a nice solid bass riff. This track has a particularly nice funky swamp funk enforced by Oteil Burbridge on Fodera 6 string bass. Mittenhoff again playing an unconventional electro mando like instrument with 5 strings rippin some pretty cool solos. Burbridge gets the spotlight playing some interesting jazz chord and lead jazz bass lines. You can see Jorma just groovin to what's being layed down. Bob Wier joins mid song and dons a 335. The band continues the groove for quite some time building the tension but without anyone stepping on top of anyone else. Jorma pulls the reins back in with a crisp solo and a refrain of the chorus. Wier takes lead vocals on a cool version of Walking Blues. Both Wier and Jorma take turns on lead guitar and Mittenhoff as well on the 4 stringer. Steve Earle joins the band for Hometown Blues which the band plays in a rag style. Earle plays a black electrified acoustic Martin. Jorma keeps the band in the rag style groove with 99 Year Blues. I particularly like Jorma's vocals on this track. He's always strong but this track is right on. Mittenhoff is back on the F style and rips a few solos. Casady gets a chance to step up for some melodic bass lines which is always a pleasure. The band takes it to the funk a little and Burbridge and Casady trade lead lines. The show is concluded with Jimmy Reed's Baby What You Want Me To Do. The entire force is onstage for a giant jam. This is a great conclusion for a great bunch of musicians. The attendee's certainly got their money's worth over this two night concert.

Again Hot Tuna is on the road. Check the concert schedule below to see if they are coming to your town:
06/21/12 State Theatre
Ithaca, NY
Electric Hot Tuna
also Steve Kimock

06/22/12 Count Basie Theatre
Red Bank, NJ
Electric Hot Tuna
also Steve Kimock

06/23/12 The Wellmont Theatre
Montclair, NJ
Electric Hot Tuna With a brief appearance by Bob Steeler. Also Steve Kimock Tickets

06/25/12 The National
Richmond, VA
Electric Hot Tuna
also Steve Kimock

06/26/12 Grand Opera House
Wilmington, DE
Electric Hot Tuna
With Bob Steeler on drums. Also Steve Kimock

06/28/12 Sherman Theater
Stroudsburg, PA
Electric Hot Tuna also Steve Kimock Tickets

06/29/12 Theatre at Westbury
Westbury, NY
Electric Hot Tuna
also Steve Kimock

06/30/12 Venetian Theater, Caramoor Festival
Katonah, NY
Acoustic Hot Tuna
also David Bromberg

07/01/12 The Bull Run Concert Series
Shirley, MA
Acoustic Hot Tuna
two shows: 3pm & 7pm

07/05/12 Westbrook Performing Arts Center
Westbrook, ME
Acoustic Hot Tuna also Darol Anger Tickets

07/06/12 The Flying Monkey
Plymouth, NH
Acoustic Hot Tuna

07/07/12 The Theater at Newburyport High School
Newburyport, MA
Acoustic Hot Tuna Tickets

07/09/12 The Arts Center
Carrboro, NC
Acoustic Hot Tuna Tickets

07/10/12 Bijou Theatre
Knoxville, TN
Acoustic Hot Tuna

07/11/12 Diana Wortham Theatre at Pack Place
Asheville, NC
Acoustic Hot Tuna

07/13/12 Variety Playhouse
Atlanta, GA
Acoustic Hot Tuna Tickets

07/14/12 Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center
Tampa, FL
Acoustic Hot Tuna

07/17/12 One World Theatre
Austin, TX
Acoustic Hot Tuna

07/18/12 Kessler Theater
Dallas, TX
Acoustic Hot Tuna Tickets

07/20/12 Oriental Theatre
Denver, CO
Acoustic Hot Tuna Tickets

07/21/12 Third Street Performing Arts Center
Carbondale, CO
Acoustic Hot Tuna Tickets

07/22/12 Sheridan Opera House
Telluride, CO
Acoustic Hot Tuna

07/25/12 Mesa Arts Center
Mesa, AZ
Acoustic Hot Tuna

07/26/12 Orpheum Theatre
Flagstaff, AZ
Acoustic Hot Tuna Tickets

07/27/12 Anthology
San Diego, CA
Acoustic Hot Tuna Tickets

07/28/12 Rio Theatre
Santa Cruz, CA
Acoustic Hot Tuna Tickets

07/30/12 Sweetwater Music Hall
Mill Valley, CA
Acoustic Hot Tuna SOLD OUT

07/31/12 Sweetwater Music Hall
Mill Valley, CA
Acoustic Hot Tuna SOLD OUT

08/02/12 Tower Theatre
Bend, OR
Acoustic Hot Tuna

08/03/12 Aladdin Theater
Portland, OR
Acoustic Hot Tuna

08/04/12 Mount Baker Rhythm & Blues Festival
Deming Log Show Fairgrounds, Bellingham, WA
Electric Hot Tuna

08/11/12 Fur Peace Station
Pomeroy, OH
Acoustic Hot Tuna
SOLD OUT. Jack & Jorma. Also The Persuasions.

09/01/12 Dark Star Jubilee
Legend Valley, Thornville, OH
Jorma Kaukonen 3pm

09/13/12 Stage One
Fairfield, CT
Jorma Kaukonen

09/14/12 The Colonial Theatre
Phoenixville, PA
Jorma Kaukonen also Loudon Wainwright III

09/15/12 The Stephen Talkhouse
Amagansett, NY
Jorma Kaukonen

10/04/12 The Birchmere
Alexandria, VA
Jorma Kaukonen

10/05/12 Rams Head On Stage
Annapolis, MD
Jorma Kaukonen also Peter Mulvey

10/06/12 Kirk Avenue Music Hall
Roanoke, VA
Jorma Kaukonen

10/07/12 Natasha's Bistro & Bar
Lexington, KY
Jorma Kaukonen CORRECT DATE

10/11/12 Infinity Hall
Norfolk, CT
Jorma Kaukonen CORRECT DATE

10/12/12 Earlville Opera House
Earlville, NY
Jorma Kaukonen

10/13/12 Narrows Center for the Arts
Fall River, MA
Jorma Kaukonen

10/14/12 YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts
Bay Shore, NY
Jorma Kaukonen

10/18/12 Brewery Arts Center
Carson City, NV
Jorma Kaukonen

10/19/12 Napa Valley Opera House
Napa, CA
Jorma Kaukonen

10/20/12 Swedish American Hall at Cafe Du Nord
San Francisco, CA
Jorma Kaukonen Two shows: 7pm & 10pm

10/21/12 The Big Room at The Sierra Nevada
Chico, CA
Jorma Kaukonen

11/01/12* Dakota Jazz Club Restaurant
Minneapolis, MN
Jorma Kaukonen

11/02/12* The Redstone Room
Davenport, IA
Jorma Kaukonen

11/03/12 Stoughton Opera House
Stoughton, WI
Jorma Kaukonen

11/10/12 Fur Peace Station
Pomeroy, OH
Electric Hot Tuna
with Bill Kirchen. SOLD OUT!

11/15/12* Bell's Eccentric Cafe Back Room
Kalamazoo, MI
Jorma Kaukonen also Steve Kimock

11/16/12* City Winery
Chicago, IL
Jorma Kaukonen also Steve Kimock

11/17/12* City Winery
Chicago, IL
Jorma Kaukonen also Steve Kimock

11/18/12* 20th Century Theatre
Cincinnati, OH
Jorma Kaukonen also Steve Kimock

12/13/12 Zappa
Jerusalem, Israel
Jorma Kaukonen

12/15/12 Zappa
Tel Aviv, Israel
Jorma Kaukonen

The special features on the DVD include a photo gallery, the presentation of a Les Paul shaped birthday cake to Jorma and a brief discussion with Jorma and jack about Tuna's most recent release.

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This appears to be a bootlegged video of the concert...not actual footage from the DVD but of the actual performance:

Please check the link to get a licensed copy of this concert with much better video and audio quality.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

New DVD! Electric Hot Tuna Jorma’s 70th Birthday Celebration

Just Released Electric Hot Tuna
Jorma’s 70th Birthday Celebration DVD

(Austin, Tex.) Jorma Kaukonen’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. There was electricity in the air and cause for celebration as Hot Tuna and special guests (We are talking about guitarists galore!) tore up the Beacon Theatre. 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, and a celebration of a lifetime of friendships and musical camaraderie.

From the opening credits featuring the fans filling the theatre to the final encore; it was a night filled with thanks to Jorma, Jack and the Hot Tuna family for setting the soundtrack to our lives. A small crew with hand held cameras captured the night on video. 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.

The project was produced by the Fur Peace Ranch and the Kevin Morgan Studio, directed and edited by Andie Walla, and recorded and mixed by Jason Greenburg. (

The Evening's
Entertainers Include:

Electric Hot Tuna
Jorma Kaukonen
Jack Casady
Barry Mitterhoff
Skoota Warner
Special Guests:
Bill Kirchen
Bob Steeler
Bob Weir
Byron House
John Hammond
Larry Campbell
Michael Falzarano
Oteil Burbridge
Pete Sears
Steve Earle
Warren Haynes
Produced by
Fur Peace Ranch and Kevin Morgan Studio
The DVD is available exclusively through:
Fur Peace Company Store
39495 St. Clair Rd.
Pomeroy, Ohio 45769
(740) 992-9598

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Hot Tuna Tours!

Cash Edwards Music Services
Feb. 22 Camden Opera Hse, Camden, ME
Feb. 23 Infinity Hall, Norfolk, CT
Feb. 24 The Colonial Thtr, Keene, NH
Feb. 25 Swyer Thtr - The Egg, Albany, NY
Feb. 27 Rams Head Tvrn, Annapolis, MD
Feb. 29 The Birchmere, Alexandria, VA
Mar. 01 Jefferson Thtr, Charlottesville, VA
Mar. 02 Keswick Thtr, Glenside, PA
Mar. 03 Whitaker Ctr, Harrisburg, PA
Mar. 05 The German Hse, Rochester, NY
Mar. 06 The Ark, Ann Arbor, MI
Mar. 08 The Englert Thtr, Iowa City, IA
Mar. 09 Old Town School of Folk Music,
Chicago, IL
Mar. 10 Cedar Cultural Ctr, Minn, MN
Mar. 11 Pabst Thtr, Milwaukee, WI
Mar. 15 20th Century Thtr, Cincinnati, OH
April 19 Wanee Festival, Live Oak, FL
June 30 Caramoor Festival, Katonah, NY
July 09 The Arts Center, Carrboro, NC
July 10 Bijou Thtr, Knoxville, TN
July 11 Diana Wortham Thtr @Pack Place, Asheville, NC
July 13 Variety Playhouse, Atlanta, GA
July 14 Tampa Bay Perf. Arts Ctr, Tampa, FL
July 17 One World Thtr, Austin, TX
July 18 Kessler Thtr, Dallas, TX
July 20 Oriental Thtr, Denver, CO
July 21 Third Street Perf. Arts. Ctr, Carbondale, CO
July 25 Mesa Arts Ctr. Mesa, AZ
July 26 Orpheum Thtr, Flagstaff, AZ
July 27 Anthology, San Diego, CA
July 28 Rio Thtr, Santa Cruz, CA
July 30 & 31 Sweetwater, Mill Valley, CA
Aug. 02 Tower Thtr, Ben, OR
Aug. 04 Mnt Baker R&B Fest., Bellingham, WA (Electric)
Nov. 30 TBA, New York City, NY
Dec. 01 TBA, New York City, NY
Mar. 06-10, 2013 The Breezes,
Grand Negril Resort, Jamaica

For Immediate Release: Jan. 25, 2012
Hot Tuna Tours!
(Austin, Texas) Hot Tuna, Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady, rev up their audiences with groundbreaking music and insightful original songs that keep them a moving musical force. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees from their legendary Jefferson Airplane days, Hot Tuna updates their repertoire always keeping a roisterous sound and a wry sense of humor. Adding depth to the duo are mandolin virtuoso Barry Mitterhoff and drummer Skoota "The Funky" Warner. (
On December 10, 2011, at a Rex Foundation fundraising event, musician Jorma Kaukonen and his wife, Vanessa, told how they provided hundreds of youths in the neighboring Appalachian community access to music and culture through scholarships, classes and workshops at Fur Peace Ranch which were made possible by receiving a Rex Ralph Gleason Award. "I was inspired by the positive impact of their selfless, meaningful actions, " said Sandy Sohcot Executive Director, The World As It Could Be Human Rights Education Program. For more information on this wonderful organization please visit:
Jorma will be Performing:
Jan 27 Iao Theater, HI
Jan 28 Royal Kona Resort, HI
Jan 29 Palace Theatre, HI
Feb 3 & 4 McCabe's, Santa Monica, CA
Feb 8 Billboard Live, Osaka, Japan
Feb 9 Billboard Live, Tokyo, Japan
Feb 11 Yugong Yishan, Beijing, China
Feb 12 Yuyintang, Shanghai, China
Jack Casady was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award on October 22 at Bass Player Live!
“I must pay homage to Jack Casady as one of the towering figures in the comprehensive history of the bass. As far as original conception - well played, superbly applied - there are but few players with the kind of originality and power as Jack Casady,” said Antony Jackson. Casady was presented with the award which he took in touching tribute to wife his Diana. “When you find somebody in your life that grounds you it just makes everything better. It makes you play better, makes you think better and makes you a better human being,” said Casady.

Casady proceeded to offer anecdotes on the various paths throughout his career before performing a ferocious forty-five minute acoustic duo set with Hot Tuna mate, Jorma Kaukonen.
Listen to Antony Jackson's induction speech and Jack Acceptance on Youtube:

"Hesitation Blues" performed that night by Jack and Jorma, Hot Tuna acoustic duo:

The Fur Peace Ranch is a center of musical activity. Workshops with Jorma, Jack and many talents occur through out the year. Read about the fun:

"Jefferson Airplane Bandmates Teach Guitar to Rock Star Wannabes”
– Jim Clash, Bloomberg-BusinessWeek

"Jefferson Airplane Alumns Run the Real School of Rock"
– Sean Edgar, Paste

Friday, December 9, 2011

December 9 & 10, 2011 Hot Tuna and Friends Beacon Theatre, NYC, NY

December 9 & 10, 2011
Hot Tuna and Friends

Beacon Theatre, NYC, NY
It's been an amazing year!
Hot Tuna celebrates with friends Charlie Musselwhite, GE Smith, David Bromberg, Steve Kimock, Larry Campbell, and Teresa Williams at the Beacon Theatre.  
Hot Tuna, Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady, returns to the Beacon Theatre for two nights on December 9 and 10, 2011 to celebrate the music and the fun sparked off by the release of Steady As She Goes, their first studio album in 20 years. Larry Campbell, Teresa Williams, David Bromberg, Charlie Musselwhite, GE Smith and Steve Kimock will join electric Hot Tuna with band members extrordinaire Barry Mitterhoff and Skoota Warner for the 8 p.m. shows. The Beacon is at 2124 Broadway, New York City. For tickets and more information:

Founding members Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady masterfully blend Americana rock with blues and acoustic folk on a record that hits their full spectrum of styles from electric and acoustic Hot Tuna to their days in Jefferson Airplane. Reaching a zenith of their historic career, Steady As She Goes is an absolute masterpiece and this show will tell it all!

During their more than four decade long career Jorma and Jack have created some of the most significant music of our time and Steady As She Goes shows that they remain one of the most innovative bands in American music. Recorded at Levon Helm's studio and produced by Grammy-winning producer Larry Campbell, the album captures the energy of their live performances with Barry Mitterhoff on mandolin, and drummer Skoota Warner (Cyndi Lauper, Matisyahu, Santana).

                        Steady As She Goes Collaborators
                  Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams

Steady As She Goes collaborators, producer and multi-instrumentalist Larry Campbell and vocalist Teresa Williams, will join Hot Tuna at the Beacon Theatre.  Larry's playing skill and ability to lend his talents in the form of different instruments gives the Tuna performance an added, fifth dimension.  Teresa's vocals are beautiful, soulful and emotional, but beware she can reach down deep and pack a wallop when its called for.  When she and Larry performed at the Ranch this spring Teresa just 'bout tore the roof off of the Station!  If you haven't seen Larry and Teresa on stage with Hot Tuna, you owe it to yourself to do so!  Just ask anyone who has!

They will be recreating Steady As She Goes in its entirety at some point during the two-night stand.

Charlie Musselwhite
Helping them celebrate at the Beacon will be special guest, Charlie Musselwhite, master of the harmonica, who toured along with Hot Tuna and Jim Lauderdale earlier this year on the Hot Tuna Blues Tour.  Charlie's talented harmonica playing and history steeped in the blues is a perfect blend to the Hot Tuna being served!  So if you missed Charlie with Tuna earlier this year. Now is your chance.

                                               Steve Kimock
Steve Kimock, who has earned a living wowing all kinds of audiences with his extraordinary guitar abilities, will also be joining the guys for the weekend. Steve adds a new element to the Tuna stew with his wide range of playing styles that can progress from jazz-influenced rhythms to Roky Erikson (13th Floor Elevators) styled psychedelic leads.

GE Smith
GE Smith has to be one of the most sought after session players around. He  has performed and recorded with an exceptionally wide spectrum of influential artists from Bob Dylan, Eddie Van Halen, Keith Richards, Mick Jagger, Rickie Lee Jones, Al Green, Bryan Ferry, David Gilmour, Roger Waters, Lonnie Mack and a host of other great musicians.

                                                                    David Bromberg
David Bromberg, often referred to as the guitarist's guitarist, will be joining Hot Tuna at the Beacon too!  Jorma and David find themselves performing together a few times each year, and their roots run deep.  It will be interesting to see if he comes acoustic or electric . . . only one way to find out!


Friday December 9, 2011

Saturday December 10, 2011
Special Guests
Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams
Charlie Musselwhite
Steve Kimock
GE Smith
David Bromberg

Rex Foundation
Saturday, December 10, 2011

6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

 Pre-Concert Reception with Beverages & Hearty Finger Foods

We will honor Jorma Kaukonen for receiving the Rex Foundation Ralph Gleason Award 

Broadway-Amsterdam Room of the Hotel Beacon
2130 Broadway at 75th Street
New York, NY 10023

8:00 p.m.

Great seats in the Orchestra and Loge at the Beacon Theatre to enjoy Hot Tuna

(All but $95 is tax deductible)

$150.00 - Great Orchestra or Loge Seats for the Concert
$500 - Front Orchestra Seats for the Concert & Signed and Numbered Print of the Invitation
If you already have your concert ticket, and want to join us for the
Reception, you can order Reception Only tickets for $90 or $440, with all
but $35 a tax deductible contribution.

Click here to download the Reception /Concert Ticket Order Form.

Proceeds from the event will support local grassroots non-profit endeavors, and we're proud to note that UnionDocs ( has already been selected as one recipient.  

  "Hot Tuna continues to be one of the most interesting musical outfits anywhere, tackling blues, folk, bluegrass and rock 'n' roll with some serious kick," said Jay N. Miller in The Patriot Ledger

 "All told, the stunning performance cemented Hot Tuna's continued presence as a fresh and innovative face of rock blues more than 50 years after the duo began playing together." - L. Paul Mann, Crawdaddy

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