Jack Casady


Oral History Information

Jack Casady played electric bass for the Jefferson Airplane before forming the band Hot Tuna with his lifelong friend, Jorma Kaukonen. Jack and Jorma played together in Jefferson Airplane at the beginning of that band in 1965 and while the band continued to record, they formed Hot Tuna in 1969. Among the highlights of his Jefferson Airplane experience is playing Woodstock and writing and recording the bass line for the classic rock hit “White Rabbit.” Jack has played his signature model Epiphone for years and is proud of the redesign he worked on with the luthiers and electronic engineers.  He also helped designed the Aguilar amplifier he uses, the Aguilar DB 680 preamp with Aguilar's DB 728 power amp.