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Published: 2012/11/20

Hot Tuna to Turn Beacon Show into a Rex Benefit

Hot Tuna have re-branded their December 1 performance at New York’s Beacon Theatre as a virtual benefit for the Rex Foundation. The band was originally slated to host a meet and greet before the show as part of a Rex initiative but the event’s focus has changed after Hurricane Sandy. The meet and greet event has now been replaced with a virtual fundraising effort through special ticket sales. Proceeds for special tickets purchased for the Hot Tuna Concert on December 1 will go to support local NYC area non-profits including those assisting in storm relief efforts. If you already have your concert ticket, you can contribute $50 or more to receive the poster. (Your total amount contributed is tax deductible.)

Hot Tuna’s current electric lineup includes guitarist Jorma Kaukonen, bassist Jack Casady, mandolin player Barry Mitterhoff and drummer Skoota Warner. The ensemble is also slated to play the Beacon on November 30. Bill Kirchen, Bob Margolin, Cindy Cashdollar, G.E. Smith, Larry Campbell, Lincoln Schleifer and Teresa Williams will join the band on both nights.


There are 3 comments associated with this post

DrasticJasper November 20, 2012, 00:46:44

Umphreys did a $5 feed that raised hecka money when their axs feed was cancelled for sandy the feed was terrible lol but we got decent audio and I felt happy giving the donation they really should cheap ppv some of these benefits people like me would buy it knowing the bands are really trying not making some red cross creep rich

BluzCatKeef November 20, 2012, 08:52:27

I’m on the Left Coast and will do my damnedest to make it to see Jack, Jorma & pals on 12/01 @ The Beacon. If I can’t swing it, I would love to donate $50.00 to FONY or whatever relief organization Hot Tuna chooses; esp if I could get a poster. I’ll gladly pay the shipping charges as well… Let me know if it’s doable, as J & J are both.mentors and friends of mine since the early ’60s in Palo Alto. Jorma was my Mom’s guitar teacher pre- Airplane. I saw them play a free gig outside in front of the CabaƱa Hotel when Skip Spence was playing drums & Signe was still singing female lead vocals.

Patrick December 1, 2012, 19:35:22

Went to nov 30 show at the beacon, Hot Tuna were awesome! They played a tribute to Jerry with an unbelievable version of Sugaree! At one time there were 8 guitars on stage jammin! GE Smith adds a texture to the show not seen before! Overall Jorma and Jack were as good as ever!

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