In a career that has already spanned a half-century, Jorma Kaukonen has been one of the most highly respected interpreters of American roots music, blues, and Americana, and at the forefront of popular rock-and-roll. A member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and a Grammy nominee, he is a founding member of two legendary bands, Jefferson Airplane and the still-touring Hot Tuna. Jorma Kaukonen’s repertoire goes far beyond his involvement creating psychedelic rock; he is a music legend and one of the finest singer-songwriters in music.
Tune in as host Norm Rosen talks with Jorma about his involvement with, and personal changes of Jefferson Airplane as well as formation of Hot Tuna, his work with David Bromberg, and David Crosby. His crediting Reverend Gary Davis for " Hesitation Blues" and Blind Boy Fuller for "Keep on truckin' mama".
Norm and Jorma reminisce a little. They both coincidentally enough, grew up in the DC area partially, and went to college in Ohio. Jorma at Antioch, and Norm at Hiram. Antioch was very Bohemian, the t-shirts said "No football since 1923."
They also talk about Jorma's ethnic background ( Finnish and Jewish), how the movie Avalon, Jews of Baltimore portrayed could have been his own family.
Jorma Kaukonen will be performing at The Bull Run Restaurant on May 15.