Hot Tuna finishes off 2019 with an acoustic duo tour framed by electric holiday shows as a solid power trio

"It’s unfathomable how Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady make each show its own experience, but they do ... and effortlessly! Guitarist Jorma Kaukonen and bassist Jack Casady are without question among the greatest musicians; each has distinguished himself by developing a style that is easy to pick out and that others often try to imitate.

But more importantly, Kaukonen, 78, and Casady, 75, have over time forged a partnership that’s as vital to their art as raw talent is. The duo use music to speak a language they seemingly invented, yet cannily allow the rest of us in on the exhilarating dialogues." – ArtFuse

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Hot Tuna shares the stage with the legendary blues artist, David Bromberg. Bromberg’s guitar work remains a marvel; amped electric lead – both slide and fretted – and delicately powerful acoustic fingerpicking propels songs with the same force that made him the go-to guy for acts ranging from the Eagles to Link Wray to Phoebe Snow. This is a man who can go full-on Chicago gutbucket with “You Don’t Have to Go” (a Bromberg original), then slay with the jazz inflections of Ray Charles’ “A Fool for You,” rendered here intimately solo. Although Bromberg points out he’s not the same guitarist he was before his two decades away from performing and recording. “I play differently,” he says. “I can’t play as fast, but playing slower gives me more time to think about what I’m doing.”

His incredible journey spans five-and-a-half decades, and includes – but is not limited to – adventures with Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jerry Garcia, and music and life lessons from seminal blues guitarist Reverend Gary Davis, who claimed the young Bromberg as a son. A musician’s musician, Bromberg’s mastery of several stringed instruments (guitar, fiddle, Dobro, mandolin), and multiple styles is legendary, leading Dr. John to declare him an American icon. In producing John Hartford’s hugely influential Aereo-Plain LP, Bromberg even co-invented a genre: Newgrass.

David will be joined on stage with his long-running road-and-studio band of cohorts: Butch Amiot (bass), Josh Kanusky (drums), Mark Cosgrove (guitar), Nate Grower (fiddle), and Peter Ecklund (cornet).

Nov 29/30 The Town Hall, New York, NY Electric Hot Tuna w/ Steve Kimock

Dec 02 Musikfest Cafe At ArtsQuest Center, Bethlehem, PA Acoustic Hot Tuna also Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams

Dec 03 Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy, NY Acoustic Hot Tuna also Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams

Dec 05 Bardavon 1869 Opera House, Poughkeepsie, NY. Acoustic Hot Tuna also Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams

Dec 06 The Colonial Theatre, Keene, NH Acoustic Hot Tuna 50th Anniversary also Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams

Dec 07 Garde Arts Center, New London, CT Acoustic Hot Tuna also Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams

Dec 09 Asbury Hall, Buffalo, NY Acoustic Hot Tuna also Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams

Dec 10 The Palace Theatre, Greensburg, PA Acoustic Hot Tuna also Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams

Dec 11 Kent Stage, Kent, OH Acoustic Hot Tuna also Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams 

Dec 13 Park West, Chicago Acoustic Hot Tuna also Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams

Dec 14 Fitzgerald, St. Paul, MN Acoustic Hot Tuna also Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams

Dec 15 Turner Hall Balroom, Milwaukee, WI. Acoustic Hot Tuna also Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams

Dec 28 Bilheimer Capitol Theatre, Clearwater, FL Acoustic Hot Tuna

Dec 31 Parker Playhouse, Fort Lauderdale, FL Electric Hot Tuna