Jorma’s still got the blues, and you will too if you join us for this class. Jorma is going back to the deep, blues well that set him on fire as a young musician. From Muddy Waters to Jesse Fuller, he was inspired to find his own voice, and he did with the help of his old Gibson. Drawing from a lifetime of blues excursions, Jorma will take you back to that place and break down some of his most treasured blues songs. This is a fingerstyle class geared toward intermediate and advanced players which will address advanced technique and execution in addition to “just learning the songs.”
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 rock. Jorma was at the forefront of popular rock and roll, one of the founders of the San Francisco sound, and a progenitor of Psychedelic Rock. He is a founding member of two legendary bands, Jefferson Airplane and the still-touring Hot Tuna. Jorma Kaukonen is a music legend and one of the finest singer-songwriters in his field.
“A pioneer of San Francisco psychedelia, Jorma Kaukonen is a bona fide graybeard folk swami. He mostly lays back, a master in situ, unfurling melodies and savoring every note. – Rolling Stone Magazine