Longtime Epiphone signature artist and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Jack Casady helped Hot Tuna rock the Beacon Theatre in New York last week for their annual fall concert. Be sure to read our classic interview with Mr. Casady on the event of his 70th birthday party at the Beacon where he goes in-depth into his early days growing up in Washington D.C., recording and touring with the Jefferson Airplane, and designing the Epiphone Jack Casady bass.

"My Epi basses are treating me just fine!" Jack Casady told Epiphone.com. "Jim Rosenberg (Epiphone President) is not only a good friend, but he and everyone at Epiphone really puts forth the necessary mechanical means behind putting this bass out on the market. I just can't believe it's been 16 years now since my lovely late wife Diana and I worked on these basses, getting the tone right on it, and that it's still out there. Because in the world of bass manufacturing it's somewhat of an odd duck to have an f-hole acoustic bass out there. But I'd like to think it's got a good solid position in the market and that it's a versatile instrument. So my Epi basses are treating me just fine."

Thanks to Vernon Webb for the terrific photo.  For more great photos visit Vernon's website.