A founding member of Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna and a member of the Rock an…
Written by megarock on April 13, 2018
A founding member of Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna and a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Jack Casady has 74 candles on his birthday cake today. (from his web site): “Casady’s full driving tone and innovative melodic bass work has defined the role of bass guitar in Rock and Roll for decades. Liberating the bass from its traditional role as part of the rhythm section, Jack s pioneering approach has brought the instrument to the forefront. With sweeping chords and stormy melodic lines Jack’s bass distinguished not only Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna but also a variety of side projects and recordings with artists including Jimi Hendrix, David Crosby, Warren Zevon, Country Joe and The Fish, SVT, Rusted Root and Gov’t Mule.
“The main issue is I love to play the bass guitar,” says Jack. “The craftwork in really learning the subtleties of the instrument is a lifelong project.”
Happy Birthday Jack!!! Thanks for the music!