foo

Hot Tuna Electric with Steve Kimock – Tickets – Revolution Hall – Portland, OR – August 31st, 2018

Hot Tuna Electric with Steve Kimock

Revolution Hall Presents

Hot Tuna Electric with Steve Kimock

Fri, August 31, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$47.50 ADV, $50 DOS, $77.49 VIP

This event is 21 and over

Hot Tuna
Hot Tuna
Music Icon Jorma Kaukonen Signs Book Deal with St. Martin's Press

February 22, 2018, New York, NY -- Legendary musician Jorma Kaukonen has signed with St. Martin's Press to release a memoir in August 2018. Been So Long: My Life and Music will provide an intimate portrait of an artist who was at the forefront of Psychedelic Rock and has since become one of the most highly respected interpreters of American roots music, blues, and Americana.

A member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and a Grammy recipient, Jorma Kaukonen is a founding member of two legendary bands, Jefferson Airplane and the still-touring Hot Tuna. Started as a side project during their Jefferson Airplane days, Hot Tuna has always been comprised of Kaukonen and bassist Jack Casady, two boyhood pals who have never wavered in one of the most enduring friendships in Rock history. Kaukonen has played with many well-known and historic musicians, including his contemporaries Jerry Garcia and Janis Joplin.

His memoir will trace the singer's life from his early days in Washington, DC, through his fateful move to San Francisco, where he met Airplane bandmates Paul Kantner and Marty Balin, to the many solo albums and projects Kaukonen has created as a musician and songwriter at the forefront of popular rock 'n' roll and blues.

Jefferson Airplane performed at all three of the most famous American rock festivals of the 1960s: Monterey (1967), Woodstock (1969) and Altamont (1969) as well as headlining the first Isle of Wight Festival in the UK in 1968. Jefferson Airplane disbanded when Kaukonen and Casady left the band and focused on bringing their blues/roots band, Hot Tuna, to the forefront. "As a result, I have been more than a decently rewarded folk musician for more than half a century," he says. In addition to his work with Hot Tuna, Kaukonen has recorded more than a dozen solo albums on major labels beginning with 1974's Quah and continuing with his recent acoustic releases Stars in My Crown (2007) and River of Time (2009), produced by Larry Campbell and featuring Levon Helm.

The book will also focus on many personal aspects of Kaukonen's life, including the Fur Peace Ranch Guitar Camp-one of the world's most unique centers for the study of guitar and other instruments-which he operates with his wife, Vanessa.

As Kaukonen describes, "There are those who talk about writing books and those who actually do it. I guess this is my chance to jump from one camp to the other...My story is my story. Having told bits and pieces of it over my lifetime to a treasured few, it was time to tell all to a bigger audience...From rehearsals and jams in small apartments and tiny back rooms to Monterey, Woodstock, Altamont, The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, the world of the Grammies and beyond… this would be part of the road I would live on. This would be my embryonic journey and much, much more!"

Kaukonen is constantly looking to take his musical horizons further still, always moving forward, always infusing his classic sound with fresh insights and the depth that comes with a lifetime as a performer. His new memoir, Been So Long, will be a continuation of that artistic exploration.

Hot Tuna will launch their Been So Long tour this fall to coincide with the book's publication on August 28. Confirmed tour dates are below:

Aug. 25: Nederland, CO @ NedFest
Aug. 26: Nederland, CO @ NedFest
Aug. 28: Jackson, WY @ Jackson Hole Center for the Arts
Aug. 30: Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre
Aug. 31: Portland, OR @ Revolution Hall
Sept. 1: Eugene, OR @ McDonald Theatre
Sept. 2: Saratoga, CA @ Mountain Winery
Sept. 4: Sacramento, CA @ Crest Theatre
Sept. 6: Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
Sept. 27: Ithaca, NY @ State Theatre
Sept. 28: Northampton, MA @ Academy of Music
Sept. 29: Katonah, NY @ Caramoor Center
Sept. 30: Bethel, NY @ Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
Oct. 11: Randolph, VT @ Chandler Center for the Arts
Oct. 12: Beverly, MA @ Cabot Theater
Oct. 13: North Truro, MA @ Payomet Performing Arts Center
Oct. 14: Albany, NY @ The Egg Performing Arts Center
Nov. 21: New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre
Nov. 23: Waterville, ME @ Waterville Opera House
Nov. 24: Derry, NY @ Tupelo Music Hall
Nov. 25: Ridgefield, CT @Ridgefield Playhouse
Nov. 27: Washington, DC @ City Winery
Nov. 29: Owings Mills, MD @ Gordon Center for the Performing Arts
Nov. 30: Marietta, OH @ Peoples Bank Theatre