Listen: At Home With Jorma Kaukonen and John Hurlbut
In a career that has already spanned a half-century, Jorma Kaukonen has been the leading practitioner and teacher of fingerstyle guitar, one of the most highly respected interpreters of American roots music, blues, and Americana, and at the forefront of popular rock-and-roll. He was a founding member of two legendary bands, The Jefferson Airplane and the still-touring Hot Tuna, a Grammy nominee, a member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the most in-demand instructor in the galaxy of stars who teach at the Fur Peace Ranch Guitar Camp that he and his wife operate in picturesque Southeastern Ohio.
Dave Michaels recently caught up with Jorma and songwriting partner John Hurlbut at home on the ranch to talk about their new release, The River Flows. John sings and plays rhythm guitar and Jorma plays lead guitar on this improvisational acoustic masterpiece. There are eight songs including new takes on some classics and some new heartfelt originals.