Jorma Kaukonen is one of the legends of American rock, folk and blues guitar. Starting out as an acoustic fingerpicker, he became a mainstay of the San Francisco rock scene in the mid-'60s when he joined The Jefferson Airplane. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995 as a founding member of the band. He and bassist Jack Casady later formed Hot Tuna, which toured and recorded in both acoustic and electric configurations. Jorma has released more than two dozen albums, both solo and as a member of various ensembles. His live performances throughout the world continue to draw enthusiastic crowds of both electric and acoustic music fans. Jorma's most recent CD, "Blue Country Heart," demonstrates his love for bluegrass, country and old-time blues songs.
A lifelong interest in teaching has resulted in Fur Peace Ranch, a successful guitar camp founded by Jorma and Vanessa Kaukonen amid the rolling hills, meadows, and forests of southeast Ohio. For more information: www.furpeaceranch.com