The Airplane Family & Friends with LIVE DEAD 69

Wednesday, December 14th 2016

ARTIST BIO

THE AIRPLANE FAMILY & FRIENDS have announced a major personnel addition: Mike Falzarano was a member of Jefferson Airplane spinoff Hot Tuna in the 1980s. In recent years he helped forge and lead a resurgent, acclaimed iteration of another Airplane spinoff, The New Riders Of The Purple Sage. THE AIRPLANE FAMILY reunites Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship, Hot Tuna and Grateful Dead alumni – with musical luminaries – comprising a veritable “Who’s Who” of ‘The Summer of Love’s’ legendary musicians, and introducing 2 sensational vocalists. The halcyon era performers are:  Darby Slick, composer of “Somebody To Love,” who launched the career of Grace Slick in his band The Great Society before she joined Jefferson Airplane in 1966.  Peter Kaukonen, a founding member of both Hot Tuna & Jefferson Starship, and a member of Jefferson Airplane with his brother Jorma.  Prairie Prince, Jefferson Starship drummer (1992-2007), also co-founded The Tubes, regularly tours with Todd Rundgren; and, is a world famous Artist & designer.  Slick Aguilar, Jefferson Starship lead guitarist (1992-2015), also David Crosby (1983-1986) & Kantner, Balin, Casady Band.  Eva Avila, acclaimed Canadian Idol winner, actress & star of the acclaimed production “The Wall Live Extravaganza” makes her U.S. debut reprising Grace Slick’s vocal repertoire. Joli Valenti, son of Dino Valenti, sings Marty Balin’s timeless parts & brings selections from Quicksilver Messenger Service who often shared the bill with The Dead & Airplane back in the Fillmore era.