In American music, 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.
A member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and a Grammy recipient, Jorma Kaukonen is a founding member of two legendary bands, Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna. Started as a side project during their Jefferson Airplane days, Hot Tuna has always been comprised of Kaukonen and bassist Jack Casady, two boyhood pals who have never wavered in one of the most enduring friendships in Rock history.
Hot Tuna will be appearing in Oregon for two nights in their electric format. Both shows will also feature Bay Area guitarist Steve Kimock.
The band will play in Portland’s Revolution Hall, 1300 SE Stark Street, on Friday, August 31, at 8:00 pm. This show is 21 & over, with tickets at Ticketfly.com for $47.50 advance, or $50.00 at the door.
Then on Saturday, September 1, Hot Tuna will be in Eugene at the McDonald Theater, 1010 Willamette Street, at 8:00 pm. This is an all ages show with standing room tickets going for $40.00 on the floor and general admission in the upper balcony, $50.00 reserved seating in the lower balcony, available through TicketWest.com.