Tune in on Wednesday, February 19th @ 4PM when DJ Jon The Reptilian speaks with guitarist/vocalist, Jorma Kaukonen, of long standing Bay Area blues // roots band, Hot Tuna, ahead of their two shows at The Fillmore this Friday and Saturday night.
Hot Tuna formed in 1969 by former Jefferson Airplane members Jorma Kaukonen (guitarist/vocals) and Jack Casady (bassist). The name Hot Tuna invokes as many different moods and reactions as there are Hot Tuna fans — millions of them.
To some, Hot Tuna is a reminder of some wild and happy times. To others, that name will forever be linked to their own discovery of the power and depth of American blues and roots music. To newer fans, Hot Tuna is a tight, masterful duo that is on the cutting edge of great music.
All of those things are correct, and more. For more than four decades, Hot Tuna has played, toured, and recorded some of the best and most memorable acoustic and electric music ever. And Hot Tuna is still going strong — some would say stronger than ever.
Photo Credit: Jay Blakesberg