Hot Tuna

A Talk With Bass Pioneer Jack Casady

May 29, 2020
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Recently, Elaine Diehl had the opportunity to interview Rock Hall of Famer Jorma Kaukonen about his career, including his bands Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna. He mentioned that his good friend and bandmate, bassist Jack Casady, would be a good one to talk with about music and his career, so that’s what Elaine has done. Join her for this conversation with one of the most influential bass players in rock history.

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After recently reviewing his memoir, Elaine Diehl now get the opportunity to have a conversation with legendary rock musician Jorma Kaukonen (Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna.) Along with his book, Been So Long, they talk about his career and his current life, living in southeastern Ohio and running the Fur Peach Ranch music venue and guitar camp.

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Book Review: Elaine Diehl reviews musician Jorma Kaukonen's (from Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna) autobiography, Been So Long: My Life and Music. He now lives in southeast Ohio and runs the Fur Peach Ranch music venue.

As a founding member of Jefferson Airplane and  Hot Tuna, Jorma Kaukonen has had a long career in the music business. Along his journey, not only did he attend Antioch College where he was introduced to  the guitar style of Rev. Gary Davis, but he was also inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with Jefferson Airplane in 1996.  

He and his bandmate Jack Casaday are currently on tour as Hot Tuna in support of Jorma's new autobiography, Been So Long: My Life and Music, which is on book shelves Tuesday, August 28th.  The book also includes a 5-track album with live recordings of “Been So Long,” “Song for the High Mountain,” “Broken Highway,” “River of Time,” and “In My Dreams.”

Saturday night, July 15th at 11pm on The Blues, the spotlight's on the Tedeschi Trucks Band who's bringing their "Wheels of Soul" tour to Riverbend on July 21st and the following night, July 22nd, up at the Rose Music Center at the Heights.  The tour also features the Woods Brothers and Hot Tuna on stage with them.

So, on this blues show, we'll start off with a song by Susan Tedeschi, "Back to the River."  After this, you'll hear a phone interview by Ron Esposito with Susan Tedeschi.  She talks about her Cincinnati connection and music career.  Ending this set will be two songs by the Tedeschi Trucks Band.

After that, there'll be three songs by the Wood Brothers, too, and three after that by Hot Tuna.  Hot Tuna of course features Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady from Jefferson Airplane.  Legends, indeed!