The Jack Casady Interview



My guest was born near the Mason-Dixon Line but was close enough to Rock Creek Park that he sucked in all the sounds of Mid-Atlantic America. The bluegrass of Chubby Wise and Bill Monroe, the baselines of Richard Davis, Paul Chambers and Jimmy Garrison, the soul sanctification of Wilson Pickett and Sam Cooke and the Chuck Berry, Little Richard Rock beat.

My guest studied and studied. By studying I mean on the bandstand. Getting comfortable expressing himself at times like a melodic instrument while still locking the groove.

He flew on an Airplane to Wally Heider Studios where they cranked out albums with the cagey Grace Slick singing pop/psych lyrics over the undulating bass of my guest. His Crown of Creation was jettisoning Jefferson and forming Hot Tuna with the biophile Jorma Kaukonen. They play duo's or in trios or at The Fur Peace Ranch just being themselves and staying as grounded as possible.

My guest is in the same master bass discussion as Leland Sklar, The Late Great Jack Bruce, Phil Lesh and Dave Holland.v

Live from The UK Jack Casady welcome to the JFS



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