Be sure to tune in to PBS on October 14 to see Hot Tuna featuring our own Jack Casady and longtime musical partner Jorma Kaukonen as they are honored by the Recording Academy during the all star "GRAMMY® Salute To Music Legends" concert. The concert featured all of the Recording Academy's 2016 Special Merit Awards recipients and was taped at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles earlier this year.
The PBS special will feature tribute performances and never-before-seen video packages celebrating each of the recipients' contributions to the music industry. Along with Hot Tuna performers included Patti Austin, Ry Cooder, Lila Downs, Earth, Wind & Fire, David Foster, Andy García and The CineSon All Stars, Herbie Hancock, Henry Gray, J'Nai Bridges, Kris Kristofferson, Lucrecia, Shelby Lynne, Magnolia Sisters, Martina McBride, Naughty By Nature, Anthony Parce, and JD Souther. Presenters included David Crosby, Jimmy Jam, LL Cool J, Michael Tilson Thomas, and Blue Note record Don Was. Don't miss it.
Next year will be the 20th anniversary of the premier of the Epiphone Jack Casady Bass which Mr. Casady designed with help from Epiphone's critically acclaimed luthiers in Nashville. The Jack Casady Bass is a favorite of many of the world's top electric bassists and has been on tour constantly over the years backing artists like Paul McCartney, Jack White, The Monkees, Dave Grohl, Echosmith, Stone Roses, and many more. Read our interview with Casady here and check one out for yourself at your nearest Authorized Epiphone Dealer.
Don't forget you can see Hot Tuna on tour this fall. And thanks to Phil Jacobs for the great photo.
Sep 30 Rio Theatre, Santa Cruz, CA Acoustic Hot Tuna
Oct 01 Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival, San Francisco, CA Electric Hot Tuna
Oct 02 Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA Acoustic Hot Tuna
Oct 05 The Beacon Theatre, NYC, NY Jorma sits in w/Tedeschi Trucks Band
Oct 14 PBS GRAMMY Salute to Music Legends (check your local TV station for particulars)
Nov 12 Fur Peace Station, Pomeroy, OH Acoustic Hot Tuna SOLD OUT
Nov 18 At The Tabernacle, Tabor, NJ Acoustic Hot Tuna
Nov 19 The Beacon Theatre, NYC, NY Electric Hot Tuna
Nov 20 The Egg, Albany, NY Electric Hot Tuna
Nov 22 Spruce Peak PAC, Stowe, VT Electric Hot Tuna
Nov 23 The Warehouse, Fairfield, CT Electric Hot Tuna
Nov 25 The Hamilton, Washington, D.C. Electric Hot Tuna
Nov 26 Keswick Theatre, Glenside, PA Electric Hot Tuna