Hot Tuna, the psychedelic folk-blues duo featuring original Jefferson Airplane guitarist Jorma Kaukonen and bassist Jack Casady, has been celebrating the 50th anniversary of its formation throughout 2019, and the group has announced a run of shows to wind down the year.
The first few shows on their upcoming schedule will feature Hot Tuna playing with its electric lineup — Kaukonen, Casady and drummer Justin Guip. These events include an October 5 appearance at the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in San Francisco, and a November 29-30 stand at The Town Hall in New York City. The New York shows also will feature RatDog guitarist Steve Kimock.
Starting on December 2 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and running through a December 15 concert in Milwaukee, Hot Tuna will play a series of 11 acoustic shows that will feature Kaukonen and Casady joined by the husband-wife duo of Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams.
Hot Tuna will finish its 2019 itinerary with a December 28 acoustic duo concert in Clearwater, Florida, and a New Year’s Eve gig in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, with their electric lineup.
Here are all of Hot Tuna’s upcoming U.S. concerts. All shows are acoustic Hot Tuna concerts unless otherwise noted:
10/5 — San Francisco, CA, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival (Electric)
11/9 — Pomeroy, OH, Fur Peace Station (Electric)
11/29 — New York, NY, The Town Hall (Electric)*
11/30 — New York, NY, The Town Hall (Electric)*
12/2 — Bethlehem, PA, Musikfest Cafe at ArtsQuest Center**
12/3 — Troy, NY, Troy Savings Bank Music Hall**
12/5 — Poughkeepsie, NY, Bardavon 1869 Opera House**
12/6 — Keene, NH, The Colonial Theatre**
12/7 — New London, CT, Garde Arts Center**
12/9 — Buffalo, NY, Asbury Hall**
12/10 — Greensburg, PA, The Palace Theatre**
12/11 — Kent, OH, Kent Stage**
12/13 — Chicago, IL, Park West**
12/14 — St. Paul, MN, The Fitzgerald Theater**
12/15 — Milwaukee, WI, Turner Hall Ballroom**
12/28 — Clearwater, FL, Bilheimer Capitol Theatre
12/31 — Fort Lauderdale, FL, Parker Playhouse (Electric)
* = with Steve Kimock
** = with Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams
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