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 than Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady, the founders and continuing core members of Hot Tuna. These two began playing together while still in their teens growing up in Washington, DC and were later core members of the rock band The Jefferson Airplane. Always remaining true to their blues background, the pair formed Hot Tuna in the early 1970s, performing in both electric and acoustic combinations that have garnered them a faithful following over the years and sold-out concerts.
A true Portland fan favorite, Jorma and Jack return to town for an acoustic night at The Aladdin Theater on Tuesday, February 18th. Also featured in the group will be mandolinist Barry Mitterhoff. This is an all ages event, with those under 18 permitted with a parent or guardian. Tickets can be found at the Aladdin Theater box office or through www.Ticketfly.com. $37.50 advance and $40.00 day of show. Showtime is 8:00 pm.
And if Hot Tuna was not enough draw to bring you to this show, the night will open with multi-instrumentalist David Lindley, who is worth the price of admission on his own. Best known for his work with Jackson Browne and his own band El-Rayo X, Lindley is a captivating and energetic performer not to be missed.