Not many bands have the musical - and life - history of Hot Tuna. Formed by Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady as a side project for their "day job" playing guitar and bass (respectively) in Rock Hall inductee band Jefferson Airplane, the two built on a long-standing friendship and love of roots-based music to turn Hot Tuna into five-decade-long proposition. Acoustic Hot Tuna presents two masters of their instruments playing music in its most elemental form. Jorma and Jack first met while in their teens, playing clubs in the Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD area. Jorma headed out to California, where he was attracted to the jug band movement that was sweeping through the San Francisco music scene. After he joined Jefferson Airplane, he recruited Jack to pack up his bass and move to the left. The two began playing as Hot Tuna as an opening act and soon Jorma started focusing exclusively on the side project. He now lives in Southern Ohio, where he and his wife run the FurPeace Ranch Guitar Camp. Jack stayed in Rock and Roll, sitting in on sessions with a who's who of contemporary music. He is a much sought after instructor at Jorma's camp. This concert was recorded live by Joe Gunderman, with mixing assistance by Craig Adams, in Sept. 2009 at the Cleveland House of Blues during Folk Alley's opening event for the Public Radio Programming Conference.