Keep on Truckin': The Very Best of Hot Tuna The timing is right for a Hot Tuna retrospective, since the Jefferson Airplane spinoff's heady mix of acoustic and electric blues is kin to the… Keep on Truckin': The Very Best of Hot Tuna The timing is right for a Hot Tuna retrospective, since the Jefferson Airplane spinoff's heady mix of acoustic and electric blues is kin to the… 2006-06-06 Hot Tuna Folk Rock
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Keep On Truckin': The Very Best of Hot Tuna (2006)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Jun 06, 2006; Lead Performance: Hot Tuna; Genres: Folk, Rock

The timing is right for a Hot Tuna retrospective, since the Jefferson Airplane spinoff's heady mix of acoustic and electric blues is kin to the current underground wave of psychedelic folk-rock acts like Six Organs of Admittance. Keep On Truckin': The Very Best of Hot Tuna traces the '70s arc of the group (still going strong), with Jorma Kaukonen's down-home fingerpicking and feedback snarls circling bass-playing partner Jack Casady and various support players. A perfect intro to the band — though Kaukonen's '74 solo set Quah is recommended once you get hooked.

Originally posted May 26, 2006 Published in issue #879 Jun 02, 2006 Order article reprints