We're so sad to report that Kelly Joe passed away on May 31, 2022. His beautiful, soulful music will live on.
A Jorma Kaukonen original, "Crystal City has long been one of his most requested guitar solos.
Jorma and Jack, aka Hot Tuna, play the classic tune they learned from Rev. Gary Davis. This has been one of their most popular numbers through the years.
We shot this video in 1991 during one of the earliest MerleFest festivals in Wilkesboro, NC. It was where we also recorded Doc Watson's "Doc's Guitar" and Mike Seeger's "Old Time Banjo" videos. We love the interplay between the folk icon, Pete, and the great traditional artist, Doc. Both are historic figures and musical giants.
Here's Happy's performance of an ageless ballad, with some good friends accompanying him. You can learn this on Happy's "Basic Arranging Techniques" video lesson.