Jack Casady ( born April 13, 1944 in Washington, DC as John William Casady ) is an American blues and rock musician, bassist of the band Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna. Occasionally, he also played with the Grateful Dead or Jimi Hendrix. With Hendrix came not only to joint concert appearances, Casady also took part in the recording sessions for Electric Ladyland, and is there to listen to a popular song Voodoo Chile on bass. Casady is considered one of the most influential bass players in rock music history.
14 -year-old learned Casady Jorma Kaukonen, with whom he formed the band The Triumphs. At age 16, he first played as a guitarist with various bands in the clubs around Washington. In September 1965, invited him Kaukonen, who studied now in California, one to play the bass with Jefferson Airplane. There he developed a smooth, melodic style of bass playing. He was considered the best instrumentalist of the group.
In 1970 Casady and Kaukonen founded the band Hot Tuna, with which they are still on tour after over 30 years. He was also involved in various band projects of former Jefferson Airplane - musicians like Jefferson Starship and KBC band.
Was published in 2003 under the title Dream Factor Casadys so far only solo album, on which famous musicians like Matt Abts, Doyle Bramhall II, Steve Gorman, Warren Haynes and Jorma Kaukonen participated.
Because of its popularity, the instrument Epiphone construction company created its own signature model. It has to type on the Casady preferred half- body resonance.