Wednesday, June 20, 2007

When Peter Kaukonen attended Stanford University in the early 60's, he majored in biochemistry, human sexual behavior, and musicology, none of which appeared on the curriculum.

Peter played the folk circuit with people who went on to become Janis Joplin, the Quicksilver Messenger Service, the Grateful Dead, and Jefferson Airplane. (In the picture, he's the guy whose teeth are visible.)

His musical odyssey since then has been marked by detours and excursions, possibly symptomatic of ADD or Tourette's. He has played, toured, and recorded with Johnny Winter, Jefferson Starship, Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna, and his own Black Kangaroo.

By the way, virtually all of the above was lifted verbatim from Peter Kaukonen's site, which has more, so much more, about the man and his music from a live performance broadcast this past December on KRSH-FM. Joining Peter is bassist Michael Lindner (pictured here blissfully unaware), a long time compadre who also played in Black Kangaroo.
Peter Kaukonen will also be live in the tattooed flesh on Friday, July 6th at the Warwick Valley Winery in Warwick, New York. Contact them at (845) 258-4858 or for more info, or visit their Events Calendar.

1 comment:

Lisa Rios said...

Hi Tad-

It's great to see a post for Peter's upcoming show there on the east coast. The radio show sounds great and works well.

Thanks for posting!