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Hot Tuna
The Delta Blues sound spawned Hot Tuna; a three decade wonder band with one of the most faithful audiences in popular music. Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady began their musical partnership in Washington, D.C. in the late 1950's listening to old blues recordings. Years later Kaukonen and Casady were reunited in the formation of Jefferson Airplane. The band's trajectory went straight to the rock and roll heavens with nine top 20 albums and two top 10 singles. The Airplane represented a new musical vitality and creativity. Throughout the Airplane days, Jorma and Jack played out as Hot Tuna - but as Casady later remarked, "it got pretty complicated." Wanting to make the blues their number one priority, Jorma and Jack officially left Jefferson Airplane in the early 70's. From their debut self-titled album in 1970 and over the years, Hot Tuna have played straight acoustic guitar/bass, and later riffs transposed from acoustic blues onto a heavy stringed Stratocaster, up through full electric band arrangements and back again. Jack Casady and Jorma Kaukonen of Hot Tuna are pictured here at the Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis on December 14th 2002.

selected discography:
Live in Japan
Live At Sweetwater I and II
Phosphorescent Rat
First Pull Up Then Pull Down
Hot Tuna
Jack Cassady's Bassmint
Jorma's Guitar Camp