David Bromberg and Jorma Kaukonen

Both exemplary pickers, David Bromberg and Jorma Kaukonen also have deep roots in the '60s, plus an affinity for roots music that goes a lot further into the past. This rare duo tour will feature individual sets by each as well as joint (no allusion to the '60s intended) performances. Bromberg was a denizen of Greenwich Village's '60s folk scene; became a key session player thanks to his virtuosity on guitar, mandolin, fiddle, and other stringed instruments; and issued a series of eclectic albums in the '70s that ran the gamut from blues and rock to jazz, bluegrass, and country. He studied violin making and has mostly retired from performance, although in recent years he has occasionally ventured out, often with his wife's Angel Band. A formidable guitarist, Kaukonen was a member of the iconic psychedelic band the Jefferson Airplane, and with fellow Jeffersonian Jack Casady formed the rootsy offshoot Hot Tuna, whose casserole simmers to this day. Kaukonen also maintains a solo career, having issued a series of fine recent albums focused on acoustic fingerpicking and vintage blues, gospel, and country, including 2002's Grammy-nominated Blue Country Heart and last winter's River of Time, on St. Paul's Red House label.
Sun., Jan. 31, 5 & 9 p.m., 2010

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