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ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEWS

Jorma Kaukonen: Been So Long - My Life & Music

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Been So Long: My Life & Music
Jorma Kaukonen
368 Pages
ISBN: # 978-1250125484
St. Martin's Press
2018

Anyone who reads Jorma Kaukonen's memoir Been So Long is bound to be surprised. But what the venerable musician recounts in My Life and Music may startle fans and followers most ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Electric Hot Tuna at Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center

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Electric Hot Tuna
Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center
Stowe, Vermont
November 22, 2016

Guitarist Jorma Kaukonen and bassist Jack Casady deserve to be playing venues such as Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center. Like The Egg in Albany, The Beacon in New York and the Fairfield Theater in Connecticut, this ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Hot Tuna, Lebanon Opera House

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Hot Tuna
Lebanon Opera House
Lebanon, New Hampshire
June 17, 2014

Bassist Jack Casady almost stole the show during his seventh (8th?) appearance in New Hampshire with long-time friend and musical compadre guitarist Jorma Kaukonen. And that's not to disparage the latter, whose delicate precise picking (except for a few moments ...

Hot Tuna: Steady As She Goes

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Hot Tuna

Steady As She Goes

Red House

2011

Singer and guitarist Jorma Kaukonen's last solo album, River Of Time (Red House, 2009), sounded more than a little like a vintage Hot Tuna album, so it's little surprise the group's first studio album in 20 years has come along ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Charlie Musselwhite Celebrates New Release with Performances in Wilmington & Sellersville

Charlie Musselwhite Celebrates New Release with Performances in Wilmington & Sellersville

Harmonicist/vocalist/songwriter/guitarist Charlie Musselwhite will give live performances at The Grand Opera House in Wilmington on Sunday, February 13 and at the Sellersville Theatre in Sellersville on Tuesday, February 15, 2011, playing as part of “Hot Tuna Blues on Tour" featuring Musselwhite along with Hot Tuna (Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady and Jim Lauderdale. Musselwhite will be performing ...

ARTICLE: FROM THE INSIDE OUT

Old Fashioned Folk Fry with Hot Tuna

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These pages have consistently explored (some might say “beaten to death") the on- and off-ramps between jazz and rock, jazz and funk, jazz and reggae, jazz and other electric music, but rarely if ever the connection between jazz and another form of music, folk.

Folk music seems like jazz in one way: It's almost ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Hot Tuna In Concert: The Triumphant Return of Higher Ground

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Hot Tuna
Higher Ground
South Burlington VT
December 2, 2004

Higher Ground reopened to the resoundingly positive note(s) of an evening with Hot Tuna on Thursday December 2nd. The club brought an end to its six-month hiatus, as the venerable blues-rockers christened its new South Burlington location with a ...