Blue Country Heart is a Jorma Kaukonen studio album released in June, 2002. It was his first album on a major label since 1980's Barbeque King. Kaukonen didn't write any new compositions for the album, and instead played mostly country-blues cover songs. Kaukonen again relied on the talents of other musicians for this solo effort, but turned to musicians he had not previously worked with on any project. Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, Byron House and Bela Fleck helped add more of the country flavor not present in previous Kaukonen solo efforts. The album was nominated for a Grammy award in 2003 for "Best Traditional Folk Album."
"Blue Country" released in France on January 11, 1980 without any single preceding. 7 songs from 10 written by Joe`s idol, Tony Joe White. White comes to play the guitar and harmonica during the recording sessions. One song from the new album, "Le marche aux puces", written by Dassin and Lemesle, will be adapted by Tony under the title "The Guitar Don't Lie". In autumn, the English album is released in Canada under the title "Home Made Ice Cream".
This guitar compilation provides you with a knock-out collection of full albums by guitar icons such as Lee Ritenour (Captain Fingers), George Benson, Al Di Meola, John McLaughlin, John Pizzarelli, G3 and many more. If you’re lucky, you can find this box set for less than € 50,00, so you get a lot of awesome music at a cheap price! The genres range from Jazz, Blues and Rock to Fusion. Great work by great guitarists.
Jorma returns with his the twelfth solo studio album on Red House Records, Ain't in No Hurry, a knock out collection of songs that show Jorma remains at the top of his game. Ain't in No Hurry is a blend of American roots, blues, rockers and Jorma originals including a lost Woody Guthrie lyric that Jorma and producer Larry Campbell put to music.
Founding member of the Jefferson Airplane and longtime mainstay of Hot Tuna, Jack Casady was one of the first rock bass players to explore the full melodic potential of his instrument. While the underlying sound of Dream Factor is distinctly blues oriented, Casady deviates from the norm with a pair of electrifying inclusions. Guests include Jorma Kaukonen, Ivan Neville and Paul Barrere. Jack Casady has been a very important figure for the development of the electric bass, an instrument on which he developed an unmistakable timbre - rubbery and metallic - and a style that was harmonically complex and highly dramatic.
Too Many Years is a Jorma Kaukonen studio album released in August, 1998. It was his last studio album on Relix Records. Michael Falzarano returned to play guitar and to help produce as he did on the previous Kaukonen solo album. Falzarano was the only returning performer, and the keyboard work was now handled by former Jefferson Starship keyboardist Pete Sears, who had been playing with Hot Tuna and the Jorma Kaukonen Trio since 1992.
His third album release of 1995, The Land Of Heroes was Jorma Kaukonen's first new solo studio album in a decade. In the meantime, he had been part of reunions of Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna, but The Land Of Heroes was in the tradition of Quah, Jorma, and Too Hot To Handle, mostly acoustic collections that combined new originals (vocal tunes and instrumentals) with remakes of older originals and covers of songs from the standard folk-blues repertoire.