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Sunday, April 12 @ 7:30 pm
Bio: Legendary guitarist/songwriter Jorma Kaukonen is touring for his upcoming release, Ain't In No Hurry, out on February 17, 2015. In a career that has already spanned a half-century, Jorma remains one of the most highly respected interpreters of American roots music, blues, and Americana with a history that influenced popular rock-and-roll. (He’s one of the few artists active today who can say they played Woodstock, Monterey and Altmont.) A member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and a Grammy nominee as well as one of Rolling Stone's "Top 100 Guitarists of All Time," he is a founding member of two legendary bands, Jefferson Airplane (celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year) and the still-touring Hot Tuna, and is recognized as one of the leading practitioners and teachers of finger-style guitar.
Jorma’s renown goes far beyond his involvement creating psychedelic rock; he is a music legend and one of the finest singer-songwriters in music. He's also an avid motorcyclist, a gallery owner (the Psylodelic Gallery, dedicated to the arts and culture of the 1960s arts) and co-owner of the Fur Peace Ranch, a 119-acre concert venue, guitar camp and recording studio where Jorma conducts workshops, bringing in such guitar masters as G.E. Smith and Larry Campbell.
Ain't In No Hurry is a collection of classic American songs, blues, rockers and Jorma originals including a lost Woody Guthrie lyric set to music by Jorma and Larry Campbell (Levon Helm, Bob Dylan). All tracks frame his life, development as an artist and where he stands today. Special guests include Jorma’s longtime Hot Tuna partner Jack Casady, mando wizard Barry Mitterhoff, Larry Campbell on all matter of strings, Teresa Williams on backing vocals, and the rhythm section of Myron Hart and Justin Guip.