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Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady were part of Jefferson Airplane back in the 60’s, but that was a blip in their musical careers if you ask most Tuna fans.

Their first album was recorded live at Berkeley in 1969. They continued their work with Jefferson Airplane during this project, and even though Jefferson Airplane dissolved, Hot Tuna has continued to tour to this day. Casady is considered by many to be one of the most advanced and innovative in his style.

Their official website is http://hottuna.com and http://hottunatunes.com has music downloads of some of their recent live dates and a few older dates which really capture the spirit of these two very talented musicians.

Joey Covington, a self-taught drummer since the age of 10, (also know in his childhood as Joey Michno) helped found Blues-rock group Hot Tuna in 1969, alongside Jefferson Airplane members Jack Casady and Jorma Kaukonen, while the latter band was still in its beginnings.
However, the recordings he did for Tuna were unreleased and eventually rejoined Casady and Kaukonen at the Airplane and featured on three studio albums, the first being Volunteers, as he replaced Spencer Dryden midway through the recording process. He wrote and sang the last hit for Jefferson Airplane 1971’s “Pretty As You Feel” featured on the Bark Album.

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  • Drazba

    Love the airplane and missed the boat on tuna, cool band

    10 Apr 9:27pm Reply
  • BJBooth

    Sorry to lose you you, Joey, thanks for the great drumming - esp on Burgers, memorable stuff, A true talent. R.I.P. my friend, you will not be forgotten

    6 Jun 2013 Reply
  • at5-5

    Be my friends! With listenner HotTuna! hahahaha

    7 Feb 2013 Reply
  • BJBooth

    Some interesting trivia for anyone who cares: they went to their label with the name Hot Shit but had to change it to Hot Tuna when they were refused the name. In my mind Cassidy is eaily one of the greatest basists of all time, anyone who could follow Jorma's lead that precisely is amazing enough. He played a Winterland session with Hendrix in 69 and blew Jimi's mind, and mine.

    3 Jan 2013 Reply
  • pddisp

    If you don't know Jorma, you don't know Jack!

    19 Dec 2012 Reply
  • evaflorida

    Saw them live in Fort Lauderdale last night and they were awesome! Also got the new CD signed by Jorma and Jack. Sweet!

    6 Aug 2011 Reply
  • leandertals

    "Angel of Darkness" is free on iTune this week!!!

    7 Apr 2011 Reply
  • rivrain

    Toujours fantastique

    3 Feb 2011 Reply
  • Tarubrasil

    Keep your lamps lighting and burning!!!!!!!

    16 Dec 2010 Reply
  • Jayryn

    hot mothereffin tuna

    1 Sep 2010 Reply
  • masterfuol

    hot fuckin tuna!

    23 Jul 2010 Reply
  • etranger

    i just saw them live, it was phenomenal!

    13 Jul 2010 Reply
  • mlansman

    One of the first bands I got into. Must make sure to see them live sometime.

    9 May 2010 Reply
  • emergingsynergy

    Waneeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!

    14 Apr 2010 Reply
  • wilmeland

    still rockin' http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vPcvVpKDpY&feature=related

    10 Oct 2009 Reply
  • TheGreenLeafMWM

    cooool!

    10 Aug 2009 Reply
  • Uberwilde

    Hot Tuna is I think my favourite band name. I should listen to them..

    31 Jul 2009 Reply
  • rafi2600

    This is the Vintage music from the Good Old Days your grandma told you about before internet before metalcore before the great collapse

    4 Apr 2009 Reply
  • EdwardPretorius

    Awesome music!

    9 Mar 2009 Reply
  • crabnebula

    i love hot tuna, even though i'm a veggie... but I think the wiki is a bit unkind to JA, have a listen to 'rock me baby' on bless its pointed little head.. it's proto-tuna!

    6 Mar 2009 Reply
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