Congrats to our Epi bass man Jack Casady who will be honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award by Bass Player magazine on October 22. After the award presentation, Casady will be joined by Jorma Kaukonen and Hot Tuna for a performance at the Key Club in West Hollywood. Previous award winners include jazz great Milt Hinton, Wrecking Crew bassist Joe Osborn, Jack Bruce of Cream, and Bootsy Collins.
“Upon hearing this exhilarating news, I immediately thought back to Christmas, 1956. My parents, Bill and Mary Casady, gave me my first guitar and a course of guitar lessons from a local Washington, D.C. music store. Thanks Mom and Dad! And thank you Bass Player for this honor and recognition.”
All of us at Epiphone congratulate Jack and especially for helping us design his signature Jack Casady bass which has been his main on-stage axe for years and has since become a standard in the industry. Congratulations and stay tuned for more on Jack soon!