With John Hurlbut’s and Jorma Kaukonen’s incredibly well-received, Christmas 2020, acoustic release, The River Flows, it’s not surprising that people are asking, “Who’s this guy playing with Jorma?” Since first making a splash during Jorma and Vanessa Kaukonen’s Saturday night Fur Peace Ranch Quarantine Concert series, this curiosity, and subsequent respect, has only grown and is quite evident as the YouTube comments light up each time John takes the stage. What makes this relationship so special that people are already asking for more? One only need listen.
When I first heard John Hurlbut’s and Jorma Kaukonen’s acoustic album, The River Flows, my being instantly welled up to the sound, welcoming it like an ocean does a river. With tears filling my eyes, the quality of the music made me realize—There’s something about greatness that opens the soul to living. What was it that I was experiencing which caused me to think such things, to feel such sentiment? John and Jorma’s touch begs the asking.
Jorma Kaukonen, a member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, is a founding member of two legendary bands, San Francisco’s ‘60’s band, Jefferson Airplane and his still-touring Hot Tuna. In a career that has spanned more than 60 years, guitarist and songwriter Kaukonen, is a highly respected artist who always adds new energy into his music, expressing himself cleanly and creating a unique sound.
The excellence continues! Jorma Kaukonen's Quarantine Concert #28 featuring Electric Hot Tuna will air this Saturday, November 28 at 8 p.m. EST from The Fur Peace Ranch Guitar Camp in Ohio. When Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady plug in the excitement commences. Then add Justin Guip on drums and the sound explodes and surrounds you with tones and rhythms!
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Beyond the Thunderdome, if you weren’t Cheech & Chong'ing your way to the movie theatre to see Stripes, chances are good, you would have wanted to check out what TUT’s Chicago had playing in 1981. Among the 3.3 million businesses shut down due to COVID-19 and the staggering rate of loss for clubs & live music entertainment, we remember TUT'S Nightclub: 1979-1984.
The excellence continues! Jorma Kaukonen's Quarantine Concert #27 with guest John Hurlbut will air live this Saturday, November 21 at 8 p.m. ET from The Fur Peace Ranch Guitar Camp in Ohio. These quarantine concerts are historical in content and modern in execution. It's history in the making! Listen Saturday night to the music and the Fur Peace Ranch family rap as Jorma answer fans' questions, riffs with the crew and friends, and provides us all with entertainment during these difficult times!
COMING SOON exclusively through “Record Store Day's” international independent record stores! Culture Factory USA releases a vinyl LP deluxe package by Jorma Kaukonen and John Hurlbut, The River Flows, on Record Store Day’s Black Friday Event (RSD Black Friday) November 27, 2020. John Hurlbut sings and plays rhythm guitar and Jorma plays lead guitar on this improvisational acoustic masterpiece. There are eight songs including new takes on some classics and some new heartfelt originals.
Bardavon Presents continues our new, free, online series “Albums Revisited” with a 50th anniversary celebration of the release of the Grateful Dead’s legendary AMERICAN BEAUTY; curated with commentary by our Production Manager Stephen LaMarca and Chris Silva.
Featuring original performances created especially for the Bardavon by:
Box of Rain- Nicki Bluhm & Amy Helm
Drive right up, park in place … All Good presents Acoustic Hot Tuna Live @ Showtime At The Drive-In, 797 E Patrick St, Frederick, MD 21701. Even the cars are ‘socially distanced’ by an empty 8’ parking spot between them! Four friends per car and up to five with additional charge! The concert is on Thursday, Oct. 22. Gates at 5:30 p.m. Show at 7:00 p.m. Prepurchase tickets to be electronically scanned (no contact!).