Jorma Kaukonen, What Was the First Album You Ever Bought?

September 11th, 2012, 11:00 am by Greg
Jorma Kaukonen

Jorma Kaukonen

“I believe that the first album I ever bought was a Chuck Berry album. The one that had ‘Johnny B. Goode’ on it.

“Of course, back in those days, it was more about singles than albums. Artists put out singles until they had enough to put out an album.

“Buddy Holly was very influential in my early guitar-playing life, and the blues stuff was all those Chess blues recordings – The Best of Muddy Waters, Best of Little Walter and the Sonny Boy Williamson recordings. And Best of Howlin’ Wolf.”

Guitar great and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Jorma Kaukonen teams up with his Hot Tuna bandmate Barry Mitterhoff on mandolin for an evening of acoustic duets at the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock at 8pm on Wednesday (September 12). Tix are $25, $35 & $45.


LIVE: Jorma Kaukonen & Dave Bromberg @ The Egg, 1/24/10

January 27th, 2010, 4:01 pm by Greg

David Bromberg and Jorma Kaukonen

David Bromberg and Jorma Kaukonen

If there was anything frustrating about Sunday evening’s performance at The Egg by guitarists David Bromberg and Jorma Kaukonen, it’s that they wouldn’t share all their jokes with the audience.

Occasionally, the men whispered and laughed conspiratorially between songs, but plenty of their humor made it into the show as well – especially from the always ribald and goofy Bromberg.

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