Jefferson Airplane/Hot Tuna guitarist and Fur Peace Ranch denizen visits Natalie's for two performances
As a founding member of iconic Bay Area psych-rock act Jefferson Airplane, guitarist Jorma Kaukonen played in three of the most famous rock festivals of the 1960s: Monterey, Woodstock and Altamont. After about five years in Jefferson Airplane, he and Jack Casady pursued their own act, Hot Tuna, a band the pair still perform in today.
These days, though, Kaukonen is known as much for his Fur Peace Ranch in Southeast Ohio, near Pomeroy. The ranch hosts a live concert series, which later this fall will feature Gretchen Peters, Betty Lavette, Ramblin' Jack Elliott and, of course, Hot Tuna. Thousands of musicians have also traveled to Meigs County for weekend guitar-instruction workshops from Kaukonen and other professional guitarists.
Note: Kaukonen will play two separately ticketed performances at Natalie's, 7 and 9:30 p.m. (Safe bet)