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Hot Tuna
8:00 PM - 11:59 PM The Plaza "Live" Theatre
Date: January 24, 2019 to January 24, 2019
Where: The Plaza "Live" Theatre, 425 North Bumby Avenue, Orlando, Florida, United States, 32803
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Event Type: Concerts & Music
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ever. And Hot Tuna is still going strong some would say stronger than ever.The two kids from 1950s Washington, D.C. knew that they wanted to make music. Jorma Kaukonen, son of a State Department official, and Jack Casady, whose father was a dentist, discovered guitar when they were teenagers (Jack, four years younger, barely so). They played, and they took in the vast panorama of music available in the nations capital, but found a special love of the blues, country, and jazz played in small clubs.Jorma went off to college, while Jack sat in with professional bands and combos before he was even old enough to drive, first playing lead guitar, then electric bass.In the mid-1960s Jorma was invited to play in a rocknroll band that was forming in San Francisco; he knew just the guy to play bass and summoned his old friend from back east. The striking signature guitar and bass riffs in the now-legendary songs by the Jefferson Airplane were the result.The half-decade foray into 1960s San Francisco rock music was for Jack and Jorma an additional destination, not the final one. They continued to play their acoustic blues on the side, sometimes performing a mini-concert amid a Jefferson Airplane performance, sometimes finding a gig afterwards in some local club. They were, as Jack says, Scouting, always scouting, for places where we could play.The duo did not go unnoticed and soon there was a record contract and not long afterwards a tour. Thus began a career that would result in more than two-dozen albums, thousands of concerts around the world, and continued popularity.Hot Tuna has gone through changes, certainly. A variety of other instruments, from harmonica to fiddle to keyboards, have been part of the band over the years, and continue to be, varying from project to project. The constant, the very definition of Hot Tuna, has always been Jorma and Jack.The two are not joined at the hip, though; through the years both Jorma and Jack have undertaken projects with other music
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