Hello and welcome to the unveiling of our most recent addition to the Guest Sessions, a new segment on the Laptop Sessions music blog that opens up the blog to YOUR cover song music videos! Tonight, we have the pleasure of bringing you a change from the norm for us. This is one of the few instrumental acoustic covers we have presented over the years.
Tonight’s video was recorded by Paul Karp. He writes,
“I recorded an instrumental tune by Jorma Kaukonen titled ‘Fur Peace Rag.’
I started playing guitar when I was 16 years old after listening to the first Hot Tuna album. Jorma has been an inspiration over the years and his style of playing continues to amaze me even after being a fan for over 30 years.”
A quick Wikipedia search will explain that Kaukonen was a founding member of Jefferson Airplane, which he helped score two top ten hits in 1967. He is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and although he is known for being a folk singer/musician, he was struck by the power of electric music early on, continuing to be fascinated by the technological advancements. Kaukonen continues to be active musically to this day.
So thank you, Paul, for submitting this video. Now we hope all of you will enjoy listening to it!