FestivaLink.net presents Hot Tuna at MerleFest, NC 4/28/06
From their days playing together as teenagers to their current acoustic and electric blues, probably no one has more consistently led American music for the last 50 years -- yes! -- than Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady, the founders and continuing core members of Hot Tuna.
For the last few years, Jorma and Jack have been joined in most of their Hot Tuna performances by the mandolin virtuoso Barry Mitterhoff. A veteran of bluegrass, Celtic, folk, and rock-influenced bands including "Tony Trischka and Skyline" and "Bottle Hill," Barry has found a new voice in working with Hot Tuna, and the fit has been good -- watching them play, it's as if he's been there from the beginning and they're all having the time of their lives.
Jorma Kaukonen (guitar)
Jack Casady (bass)
Barry Mitterhoff (mandolin)
Related FestivaLink.net sets:
Hot Tuna at MerleFest 4/29/06
Jorma Kaukonen and Friends at MerleFest 4/26/08
Hot Tuna at Bearsville Theater 12/13/09
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Photos: Leila Jackson, Gnu Moon Graphics (gnumoon.com).