Red House inks Kaukonen
Friday, August 25, 2006
– Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member and rootsy artist Jorma Kaukonen has signed with red House Records with a disc due next year.
Kaukonen was a founding member of Jefferson Airplane and has gone on to record more than 2 dozen records with Jack Casady in Hot Tuna. His most recent solo album, "Blue Country Heart," was released on Columbia in 2002 and nominated for a Grammy.
The next disc will be largely acoustic album, recorded in Nashville with producer Byron House. The new CD will include guest appearances by Sam Bush and Barry Mitterhoff and will be released in spring of 2007.
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Ain't in No Hurry
Although Jorma Kaukonen will forever be bound to the enormous legacy of Jefferson Airplane, it's important to remember the gifted guitarist's tenure in the band was a mere seven years. He and bassist Jack Casady exceeded that total with Hot Tuna - which they'd started two years before leaving the Airplane - by 1978 when they released the live "Double Dose" album.
But perhaps the most important year in Kaukonen's history is 1974, when he launched his solo career »»»
River of Time
The one constant in Jorma Kaukonen's long and storied career has been the fact that he's never been classifiable within any style that he has played and mastered. When he played rock guitar with Jefferson Airplane, he never quite synced up with the accepted rock standards of the time. When he played blues with Hot Tuna, his version of the blues existed outside of the recognized parameters of the blues. And throughout his solo career, Kaukonen has illuminated the unexplored edges of folk, »»»
Blue Country Heart
If you're looking to ride the latest craze in country music, best turn your ears elsewhere. But if you have a yearning to tap your toe and nod your head, make certain to pick up Jorma Kaukonen's latest, a record crafted with the best of intentions and no small amount of heart.
Kaukonen, the one-time guitarist for both Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna, leaps out with a baker's dozen of tunes that sound quite right for a summer day on the front porch. There's nothing shocking here, except for the »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk
When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Kristofferson gives insight, but no easy answers
When they say music gets better with age, they're not always just talking about songs alone; sometimes they're also referring to the listener. When Kris Kristofferson sings, "Well, I woke up Sunday morning/With no way to hold my head that didn't hurt," to smartly open "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down," he... »»»
Concert Review: No sugarcoating, Welch dishes out an experience
Gillian Welch (accompanied, as always, by master guitarist David Rawlings), celebrated her "The Harrow & The Harvest" album with a powerful night of music. She apologized many times for the utter unhappiness expressed through this album's songs, admitting it's "not the most chipper album" at one point.... »»»
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