Hot Tuna's 2020 tour plans include shows with David Bromberg and David Grisman
January 27, 2020 4:00 PM
Hot Tuna, the psychedelic folk-blues duo featuring Jefferson Airplane guitarist Jorma Kaukonen and bassist Jack Casady, has lined up more than 20 concerts this year, including multiple-show runs with the David Bromberg Quintet and the David Grisman Trio.
Hot Tuna's 2020 itinerary kicks off with a February 14-15 stand in Phoenix, Arizona, featuring the group's acoustic lineup joined by retired Martin Guitars executive Dick Boak.
The band's electric incarnation, which includes drummer Justin Guip, then will play a series of 10 concerts in the Western U.S. mapped out from a February 17 show in Solana Beach, California, through a March 3 performance in St. Louis. Seven of these concerts also will feature the David Bromberg Quintet, including respective February 21-22 and February 28-29 engagements in San Francisco and Boulder, Colorado.
Electric Hot Tuna also will be playing a set at the Lockn' Festival in Arrington, Virginia, on June 21.
Later in the summer, the group, playing with both its acoustic and electric lineups, will team up with Grisman's trio for eight concerts in the Northeastern U.S. running from a July 9 show in Red Bank, New Jersey, through a July 18 gig in Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania.
Kaukonen also has a few solo performances scheduled this year, including an appearance at the Dark Star Orchestra's ninth annual Dark Star Jubilee, taking place May 22-24 in Thornville, Ohio.
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