Image Courtesy of Hot TunaSome new details have been revealed about founding Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna guitarist Jorma Kaukonen‘s special 75th birthday concerts, which are scheduled for this Friday and Saturday at the Beacon Theatre in New York City. The shows have been dubbed “Freakin’ at the Beacon.”

The Friday show will include two sets by Hot Tuna, the folk-blues duo Kaukonen formed with Jefferson Airplane bassist Jack Casady. The first set will begin with an acoustic performance that will include a guest appearance by John Hammond on harmonica, and will wrap up with Jorma and Jack plugging in to playing electric with drummer Justin Guip. The second set will be a full electric performance with Guip and guest musicians Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams.

The Saturday concert will feature a reprise of the 50th anniversary Jefferson Airplane tribute set that Kaukonen and Casady led at the 2015 Lockn’ Festival in September. As with the Lockn’ performance, Jorma and Jack will be joined by Guip, Campbell, Williams and singers Rachael Price and Jeff Pehrson. Other surprise guests also will hit the stage during the concert on Saturday, which not only will feature Jefferson Airplane tunes but a variety of songs from throughout Kaukonen’s long career. Jorma’s actual 75th birthday, incidentally, is December 23.

Following the Beacon Theatre concerts, Hot Tuna has several acoustic shows lined up this year, as well as an appearance at Warren Haynes’ 2015 Christmas Jam on December 12 in Asheville, North Carolina.

Here are all of Hot Tuna’s remaining 2015 shows:

11/20 — New York City, NY, Beacon Theatre*
11/21 — New York City, NY, Beacon Theatre*
11/25 — Glenside, PA, Keswick Theatre
11/27 — Mount Tabor, NJ, The Tabernacle
11/28 — Washington, D.C., Sixth & I Historic Synagogue
11/29 — Stroudsburg, PA, Sherman Theater
12/1 — Richmond, VA, The National
12/3 — Vineland, NJ, Landis Theater
12/4 — Ridgefield, CT, The Ridgefield Playhouse
12/5 — Westhampton Beach, NY, Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center
12/12 — Asheville, NC, US Cellular Center**

* = Freakin’ at the Beacon! Jorma’s 75th Birthday Bash
** = Warren Haynes’ Christmas Jam

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