Mitzvah In Philly… Paw Paws In Ohio

September 17th, 2016 Jorma 29 comments

So, Wednesday last, Jack and I went to Philly to be a part of the opening of the Bill Graham Exhibit at the National Museum Of American Jewish History… right down by Independence Hall… ground zero for our experiment in Democracy.

Beautiful day for a drive...

Beautiful day for a drive...

Our hotel was in the heart of everything… nice day for a walk.

Now this is a lobby!

Now this is a lobby!

We had some time before sound check to look around.

The steeple at Independence Hall

The steeple at Independence Hall

I didn’t notice you had to go through security to get in the area, so I jumped the fence. The police immediately pointed out my mistake.

George Washington looks on...

George Washington looks on...

All these years, and I had never stopped here before.

One great aphorism after another...

One great aphorism after another...

The museum on the mall was filled with really great stuff!

Couldn't have said it btter myself...

Couldn't have said it btter myself...

Yeah… this was a really great day!

The National Museum Of American Jewish History... awesome!

The National Museum Of American Jewish History... awesome!

Only in America... indeed!

Only in America... indeed!

Happening today!

Happening today!

At the Museum, before the hang...

At the Museum, before the hang...

Jack and I enjoy spending some memory time in Bill Graham Land!

We met some great folks… told some stories and played some music.

Hot Tuna 24, 2016
Acoustic Duo
Jack Casady & Jorma Kaukonen
National Museum Of American Jewish History
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Wednesday, September 14, 2016

1. True Religion
2. What Are They Doing In Heaven Today
3. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
4. River Of Time
5. 99 Year Blues
6. Sea Child
7. Hesitation Blues
8. Water Song

Then Myron and I drove home to Meigs County… in time for the Paw Paw Festival in Albany.

Pulling into Paw Paw land

Pulling into Paw Paw land

The annual Paw Paw Festival is such a blast. Glad I was here to hang with Vanessa and the kids!

Lunch time!

Lunch time!

Yeah, I love those smoothies… but every now and then a man needs a dog!

Potato tornado

Potato tornado

We denied cotton candy, but knuckled under for a potato tornado!

Tents in the twilight

Tents in the twilight

Lots of friends and neighbors… good times!

The band gets ready to rock!

The band gets ready to rock!

Nothing like a little fun in the country! We got a ride in a cart pulled by a team of Percherons… under the harvest moon.

Harvest moon over the hill

Harvest moon over the hill

Great stuff… the best!

Tonight at the Fur Peace Ranch we are hosting Maria Muldaur.

On this lovely almost Fall Day… life is good indeed!

Onward!

Go To Any Lengths, But Go And Get Pho

September 14th, 2016 Jorma 39 comments

I just had to weigh in on the recent controversy regarding Pho. Of course these articles would come out the week we opened. The first is the controversial chef talking about his take on Pho and the second, which I really loved, is about why Pho is so important to the Vietnamese culture. I’m going to try and not put my foot in my mouth for fear that my favorite food magazine or news source decided to make me their poster boy in a negative way. Here’s why Pho is so important to me. I am a foreign service kid. My father was stationed is Southeast Asia for a good part of his career. The Asian culture was part of my life. My father’s identity as the first Secretary and Labor Attaché for the State Department in the Philippines, was in part shaped by the people in that region. He spoke the language, he and my mother adorned our home with everything from dragons to Buddha’s to beautiful artwork depicting the countryside. I went to schools there, my friends were there and I can became a man there. Fast forward to my days in San Francisco. As most of you may know, I lived a good part of my adult life in the bay area while being a part of the band, Jefferson Airplane. More stories for another time. I can tell you that the food that I ate while I lived there was mostly Asian Food. I know that Vietnamese cuisine did not really come to America until the 70’s after the fall of Saigon. That said, the regional specialties of southeast Asia have always been my delight when I could find them. Yes, I ate other things but my love of the “noodle” never wandered. I still eat at the same restaurant in Japan town that I ate at over 35 years ago. Mifuni (http://japancentersf.com/shopping/mifune-restaurant/) in the heart of japan town is where it’s at. I would never tell anyone how to eat their Pho. You don’t have to. The soup speaks for itself and that’s all I can say other than the choice to open up our own very small and very unique Pho restaurant in the heart of Appalachia is about that love. My chef, Justin Berry nailed it in my opinion. We live surrounded by farmers who care about their animals and care about their crops and we are so lucky to be able to offer most of our ingredients as local. Last but not least (I hope I have made some sort of point here) remember, it’s OK to slurp your noodles. I saw that on a sign in the Mifuni in the 70’s but I intuitively always knew that to be the case. Go check out a Pho restaurant in your own neck of the words. Hopefully, you won’t have far to go to get Pho to go.

http://www.cosmopolitan.com/food-cocktails/news/a63868/bon-appetit-pho-controversy/

Why Pho is central to Vietnamese identity.

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9/11/01 to 9/11/16 Fifteen Years In The New World

September 11th, 2016 Jorma 37 comments

Today is the fifteenth anniversary of 9/11…

In a way it seems like a lifetime… there are those who were not even born back then who are getting ready for high school now. I remember Vanessa and I were driving to Columbus for a doctor’s appointment. We were just getting off I-270 heading for Westerville when I get a cell call from my dear friend Michael Falzarano. He told me a plane had just crashed into one of the Twin Towers. I couldn’t grasp the reality of what he was telling me. ‘I’m parking, let ma call you right back,’ I said. Five minutes later my truck was parked and I called him back. By that time the cell towers were down in New York and there was no way to get through. Vanessa and I had our appointment but the phones were still out in the New York area. We stopped at a Sam’s Club of all places on the way home and on the screens of fifty TV’s in the electronic department, we saw the first tower fall. There was also the plane at the Pentagon, not far from where my son and his mother lived… the phones were out there too… and then the crash in Pennsylvania…

As the day unfolded it we learned that the first plane impacted the offices of Cantor Fitzgerald where our friend David Weiss worked… and that he and so many others… was gone. The world as we knew it was gone as of that day. There are so many who were not directly touched by that horror who seem to have forgotten, or perhaps never really knew, the impact of that nightmare.

The New York area has always been home to my friend Jack Casady and myself. No matter where we voted, New York was always home too. The extended Hot Tuna has always been richly populated with first responders and men and women on the job. Our FDNY friend Bob Kelley took Vanessa into the pit in November… his brother Tom was one of the Fallen. Bels Belson another fine man and music lover would never see another show.

There were so many… and in that horror, so many acts of bravery and love and commitment to our fellow man.

I shall take these memories to the grave with me.

This is not a perfect world, but I live in the greatest country on earth. My grandparents came here over a hundred years ago to follow an evolving dream. Nothing could ever make me want to leave. Time moves inexorably on as it does and current events become history. For me, 9/11 will always be with me… a day on which we saw the worst and best in humanity.

I have heard people I consider to be morons talking conspiracies… I have nothing to say to them.

On this day I honor all those who serve in New York, and in D.C. and those brave souls who died in that field in Pennsylvania. Those we lost will always live in my heart… this is not a choice… it is how it must be.

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Labor Day Wrap Up!

September 7th, 2016 Jorma 37 comments

I was so blessed to be home with the family this Labor Day… and we did well… a lot of the things that I remember as a kid.

The grill on the deck... ready for action!

The grill on the deck... ready for action!

I bought this six man tent from Sportsman’s Guide about four years ago and never took it our of the shipping box. When we moved to the Fur Peace Ranch from Hillside Farm I rediscovered it and last week when Izze talked to me about camping I broke it out of the box. Now that we know ho to put it up, we could do it in 15 minutes. That said, it was under-instructed and it took us about 45 minutes to figure it out… which we did without raising our voices once.

A miracle!

The Slumberjack.. ready for action

The Slumberjack.. ready for action

Ready for a night under the stars!

A serious young lady ready for bed...

A serious young lady ready for bed...

We spent two nights in the tent, and it’s still up so there’s some more ‘camping’ in our future. The stars in the night sky have been simply spectacular!

The morning skies haven't been too shabby either!

The morning skies haven't been too shabby either!

After an exciting night in the tent… a walk on the old road with Maverick.

The ladies check their email while Maverick reflects...

The ladies check their email while Maverick reflects...

Just to be home with the family on this beautiful piece of earth… Priceless!

Then Izze and I went for a putt!

The Breakout, Izze... and Mary Catherine

The Breakout, Izze... and Mary Catherine

Never a bad time for a bike ride… but wait, there’s more. We went to the Skyview Drive-In up in Lancaster and saw Finding Dory and Secret Life Of Pets.

Same as it ever was...

Same as it ever was...

Then on Monday evening, we went to the lake at Stroud’s Run.

Izze drives the boat

Izze drives the boat

A happy girl at the helm!

A happy girl at the helm!

Well folks, that’s about as good as it gets! Fall is coming, my daughter is in 6th grade, my son is in college the Pho Peace restaurant opened today and life is good!

Twilight at the lake.

Twilight at the lake.

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Pho Peace At The Fur Peace Ranch

September 3rd, 2016 Jorma 36 comments
The Menu At The Pho Peace Restaurant

The Menu At The Pho Peace Restaurant

So… we’re fearless down here in Southeast Ohio. The Fur Peace Ranch is a destination not a way point. We are in the country pretty much half way between Athens, Ohio and Pomeroy, Ohio and yes, we’re opening a little Pho Restaurant here in the middle of nowhere. We had our test lunch Thursday last with some select guests and the critical response… was well… not critical. We knocked it out of the park. Vanessa’s vision and her ability to give substance to her dream is amazing. Coupled with the superb kitchen staff we have, we’re good to go.

In case you can’t read the menu… here it is:

Beef Pho – Asian rice noodle, Dexter Run meatballs and thinly sliced beef in a slow cooked homemade beef broth $8.25

Vegetarian Pho – Asian rice noodle, tofu meatballs in a slow cooked homemade vegetable broth $8.25

Chicken Pho – Asian rice noodle, King Family chicken in a slow cooked homemade chicken broth $8.25

All Pho dishes served with a side of basil, mint, cilantro, jalapeño peppers, bean sprouts, Hoisin sauce, Sriracha and a lime wedge.

Pickled Vegetables Spicy and Regular with house seasonings. $2.00

Iced Chai Tea $4.00

Smoothie Ask for today’s special $5.00

Every Wednesday & Thursday 11AM to 3PM only

Pho Peace Restaurant – Located at Fur Peace Ranch

39495 St. Clair Rd.
Pomeroy, Ohio 45769
ofc: 740-992-2575

Tibetan Prayer Flags frame the Pho

Tibetan Prayer Flags frame the Pho

We have so many wonderful things going on here at the Ranch… this is just one more. Come on down for lunch 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM on any Wednesday or Thursday and join us for some delicious Pho!

The end of the day in September in Meigs County

The end of the day in September in Meigs County

Foto by Vanessa Kaukonen

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Brewer & Shipley and Jonathan Edwards Come To The FPR

August 30th, 2016 Jorma 19 comments
Another great concert at the FPR...

Another great concert at the FPR...

Foto by Jorma, poster by Kevin Morgan

Another fine weekend at the Fur Peace Ranch with Spencer Bohren, Doug Macleod, and of course, me with a song writing class.

Morning in the woods...

Morning in the woods...

I so love spending all my home time here at the Ranch…It’s something I always dreamed of!

Stairway to the stars...

Stairway to the stars...

Reference the great Russian Epic, Siberiade… and the highway to anywhere.

Saturday night came and Michael Brewer and Tom Shipley descended upon with their wonderful music. What a moment of beautiful old time folkiness came with them.

Then it was time for Jonathan Edwards.

Jonathan sits down at the 1913 Chickering.

Jonathan sits down at the 1913 Chickering.

When my cousin Dan Birman’s dad Joe, passed, he gifted the Kaukonen family with Joe’s old baby grand. It sure sounded good with Jonathan playing it!

The view from the wings...

The view from the wings...

Man… what a night of music!

Jonathan Edwards, Michael Brewer and Jorma

Jonathan Edwards, Michael Brewer and Jorma

Me... and Tom Shipley

Me... and Tom Shipley

Yeah, this was definitely a night to remember… plus I got to sit in with Jonathan.

But there was more…

Spencer takes us down the Old Dirt Road

Spencer takes us down the Old Dirt Road

And as i Spencer’s show Sunday night wasn’t enough, Doug Macleod sang the truth to us Monday morning at the coffee break concert!

You gotta check this cat out!

You gotta check this cat out!

Onwards!

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Enjoying The Dog Days Of Summer

August 23rd, 2016 Jorma 24 comments
Foggy morning at The Ranch

Foggy morning at The Ranch

Being home… always a blessing. It’s been comfortably cool at night and hot during the day. Very nice for August. I’ll take it.

In the air and on target!

In the air and on target!

Foto by Vanessa Kaukonen

Izze is not fond of competition… and that’s OK. Boy is she good with a compound bow though. The sound of that arrow piercing the target is like a rifle shot!

Lining up for dinner!

Lining up for dinner!

Foto by Vanessa Kaukonen

Barbecues and cook outs… the bounty of Summer.

Then my pal Jerry and I got furloughed to map out our route for this year’s Pick ‘n’ Putt.

My noble steed... ready to ride!

My noble steed... ready to ride!

Jerry and I have a superb set of roads for the riders this year!

How's that for a blue sky?

How's that for a blue sky?

Hydration stop!

Hydration stop!

Yep… all this and chores at home.

As good as it gets some days!

Onward

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Three More On The Way Home

August 15th, 2016 Jorma 34 comments

Wisdom from the Midwest!

All on the street

All on the street

I know it's hard to read... but it's cool

I know it's hard to read... but it's cool

And onward...

And onward...

The Englert Theater in Iowa City… we don’t get here often enough, but we love it!

This is the breakfast spot in Iowa City...

This is the breakfast spot in Iowa City...

Phil and I dined at Hamburger Inn #2.

Me and Slick Willie

Me and Slick Willie

Foto by Phil Jacobs

And at the Gig:

Scene of the crime... in IC

Scene of the crime... in IC

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Getting the gear ready...

Getting the gear ready...

Hot Tuna 21, 2016
The Acoustic Duo
Jorma Kaukonen & Jack Casady
The Englert Theater
Iowa City, Iowa
Friday, August 12, 2016

First Set:
1. Too Many Years
2. I See The Light
3. Hesitation Blues
4. Things That Might Have Been
5. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down & Out
6. Sea Child
7. Barbeque King
8. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
9. Brother Can You Spare A Dime
10. The Terrible Operation
11. How Long Blues
12. San Francisco Bay Blues
Second Set:
1. Second Chances
2. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
3. Where There’s Two There’s Trouble
4. Candy Man
5. Coe Back Baby
6. Third Week In The Chelsea
7. 99 Year Blues
8. Sleep Song
9. Good Shepherd
10. Bar Room Crystal Ball
11. Water Song
12. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning
13. Encore: Embryonic Journey

Nice posters...

Nice posters...

Irving B. Weber and I commune...

Irving B. Weber and I commune...

Love the Englert… good friends, good food and a great show… then it was off to the Windy…

The Holy Grail in the MIdwest...

The Holy Grail in the MIdwest...

When I was at Antioch College in 1959… the Old Town School Of Folk Music was Folkie Mecca so to speak. Win Stracke did us all a service… and it was an honor for us to play there again… one more time.

Hot Tuna 22, 2016
The Acoustic Duo
Jorma Kaukonen & Jack Casady
Two Shows @
The Old Town School Of Folk Music
Chicago, Illinois
Saturday, August 13, 2016

First Show:
1. Heart Temporary
2. Serpent Of Dreams
3. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down & Out
4. That’ll Never Happen No More
5. Come Back Baby
6. Genesis
7. Sea Child
8. Watch The North Wind Rise
9. I Am The Light Of This World
10. Keep On Trucking Mama
11. Where There’s Two There’s Trouble
12. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
13. I Know You Rider
14. Encore: Embryonic Journey
Second Show:
1. Dime For Beer
2. I See The Light
3. Hesitation Blues
4. Brother Can You Spare A Dime
5. Barbeque King
6. Candy Man
7. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
8. Living In The Moment
9. Sleep Song
10. Good Shepherd
11. Ain’t In No Hurry
12. San Francisco Blues
13. Bar Room Crystal Ball
14. Water Song
15. The Terrible Operation
16. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed And Burning
17. Encore: Whining Boy Blues

Our name in chalk...

Our name in chalk...

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Thanks Woody

Thanks Woody

Then a couple hours of sleep and off to the Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis.

Great East African Food too!

Great East African Food too!

Hot Tuna 23, 2016
The Acoustic Duo
Jorma Kaukonen & Jack Casady
The Cedar Cultural Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Sunday, August 14, 2016

First Set:
1. True Religion
2. What Are They Doing In Heaven Today?
3. Hesitation Blues
4. Heart Temporary
5. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
6. Barbeque King
7. Sea Child
8. Sleep Song
9. I’ll BE All Right Some Day
10. Brother Can You Spare A Dime
11. Death Don’t Have no Mrcy
12. San Francisco Bay Blues
Second Set:
1. Too Many Years
2. Candy Man
3. Come Back Baby
4. That’ll Never Happen No More
5. Watch The North Wind Rise
6. 99 Year Blues
7. 3rd Week In The Chelsea
8. Bar Room Crystal Ball
9. Water Song
10. How Long Blues
11. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning
12. Encore: Genesis

Getting ready to send the boys to the airport

Getting ready to send the boys to the airport

This was an awesome run… Jack and Justin and I loved the four electric gigs with Leftover Salmon and an Jack and I loved the five acoustic gigs together…

Looking forward to the next move!

Onward…

Kent To Ann Arbor…

August 12th, 2016 Jorma 25 comments
The sun sets over Wendy's as we head from Boston to Kent

The sun sets over Wendy's as we head from Boston to Kent

Quite a haul from Boston to Kent in Ohio… but that’s why they pay us the moderate bucks.

The good old Kent Stage...

The good old Kent Stage...

Foto by Phil Jacobs

I have been to the Kent Stage a bunch of times… both solo and with good old Jack Casady. It’s always a good time here… plus, I was back in my home state for 20 seconds!

Hot Tuna 19, 2016
The Acoustic Duo
Jorma Kaukonen & Jack Casady
The Kent Stage
Kent, Ohio
Tuesday, August 9, 2016

First Set:
1. Ain’t In No Hurry
2. Hesitation Blues
3. I See The Light
4. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down & Out
5. Barbeque King
6. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
7. Sea Child
8. Sleep Song
9. 99 Year Blues
10. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning
Second Set:
1. The Terrible Operation
2. Brother Can You Spare A Dime?
3. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
4. Come Back Baby
5. Heart Temporary
6. Watch The North Wind Rise
7. Good Shepherd
8. How Long Blues
9. Bar Room Crystal Ball
10. Water Song
11. San Francisco Bay Blues
12. I Know You Rider
13. Encore: I Am The Light Of This World

After the show, we go to hang with our pal John Sferro, of Glass Harp. Check out John’s own homepage too. He’s a fine fella… and Jack and I have gotten to play with him a number of times.

Jorma, Jack an John

Jorma, Jack an John

Foto by Myron Hart

Then it was off to Ann Arbor and The Ark.

Welcome to our world!

Welcome to our world!

The Ark is a dandy little venue and I’ve played all their locations!

Nice...

Nice...

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Hot Tuna 20, 2016
The Acoustic Duo
Jorma Kaukonen & Jack Casady
The Ark
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Wednesday, August 10, 2016

First Set:
1. True Religion
2. Serpent Of Dreams
3. Hesitation Blues
4. Barbeque King
5. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
6. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
7. Sleep Song
8. Sea Child
9. Candy Man
10. How Long Blues
11. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning
Second Set:
1. Ain’t In No Hurry
2. In My Dreams
3. 99 Year Blues
4. Watch The North Wind Rise
5. Living The Moment
6. San Francisco Bay Blues
7. Come Back Baby
8. That’ll Never Happen No More
9. Bar Room Crystal Ball
10. Water Song
11. I Know You Rider
12. Encore: Good Shepherd

The sound guys...

The sound guys...

Remember musicians… be nice to the sound guys… the ‘Suck Button’ is at their finger tips…

But they didn’t use it… A great show!

Then off to the Englert Theater in Iowa City…

We’ll be pickin’ up a storm tonight…

Good times…

Six Days On The Road… And We’re Not Done Yet

August 9th, 2016 Jorma 34 comments
Morning at the FPR... getting ready to load the bus...

Morning at the FPR... getting ready to load the bus...

So a week ago tomorrow we started out on this little odyssey… Seems like a lifetime, or is it a minute? Hard to say. Anyway, we loaded up at the Fur Peace Ranch.

The bus... and Zach's Gran Cherokee

The bus... and Zach's Gran Cherokee

Vanessa and I got a Jeep Gran Cherokee for my son Zach, and I needed to drive it to Hagerstown to drop it off with him on the way to New Jersey.

The torch and the keys are passed.

The torch and the keys are passed.

Youth takes over the wheel as it should be. The bus picked me up at the Pilot Truckstop and we continued to Red Bank, New Jersey.

A young man heads back to Virginia.

A young man heads back to Virginia.

So, the ‘work’ part of this trip began. The Count Basie Theater in Red Bank has long been one of our favorite stops and this was a great place to begin our four day run with Leftover Salmon. These are a great bunch of guys and fabulous players. The Tuna guys and I had been looking forward to this part of the run for a long time. What do we have here? Aqua Rock? Who knows… anyway…

The first glorious gig!

The first glorious gig!

Foto by Phil Jacobs

I love the ceilings in these old theaters...

I love the ceilings in these old theaters...

This was the first time I was going to get to use my old Marshall Metalface… and I was pretty excited…

Our Salmon buddies doing their thing...

Our Salmon buddies doing their thing...

Then it was time for Tuna:

Hot Tuna 15, 2016
The Electric Trio
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
& Justin Guip
Count Basie Theater
Red Banks, New Jersey
Thursday, August 4, 2016

1. True Religion
2. Hesitation Blues
3. Ode To Billy Dean
4. Can’t Get Satisfied
5. Sea Child
6. Sleep Song
7. Bowlegged Woman
8. Come Back Baby
9. Serpent Of Dreams
10. Ain’t In No Hurry
11. Good Shepherd
12. Rock Me Baby
13. Water Song
14. Funky #7
15. Encore: Hit Single #1

It ain't our name... but it is lights

It ain't our name... but it is lights

Yeah… the first gig rocked and yeah, I love my Louis Electric Twinmaster and my Marshall Metalface.

It’s not only good… it’s getting better.

Space... the final frontier in Westbury

Space... the final frontier in Westbury

Foto by Phil Jacobs

This was a new one for us… and we liked it just fine. Vanessa and Izze flew in for the gig and it was such a blessing to see them.

A new interior for us... we'll take it!

A new interior for us... we'll take it!

Hot Tuna 16, 2016
The Electric Trio
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
& Justin Guip
The Space
Westbury, Long Island
New York

1. That’ll Never Happen No More
2. Hesitation Blues
3. Can’t Get Satisfied
4. Ode To Billy Dean
5. Watch The North Wind Rise
6. 99 Year Blues
7. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
8. Bowlegged Woman
9. Rock Me Baby
10. Good Shepherd
11. Bar Room Crystal Ball
12. Water Song
13. Funky #7
14. Encore: Come Back Baby

Then it was time to move on to Portchester and the Capitol Theater. All of us guys from back then have a long history with the Capitol Theater… and you know what, it’s better now than it ever has been.

Gotta love these ceilings!

Gotta love these ceilings!

There were lots of cool pictures and poster and such…

Jerry and Red Bull?

Jerry and Red Bull?

Hot Tuna 17, 2016
The Electric Trio
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
& Justin Guip
The Capitol Theater
Portchester, New York
Saturday, August 6, 2016

1. I See The Light
2. That’ll Never Happen No More
3. Rock Me Baby
4. Can’t Get Satisfied
5. Sleep Song
6. Sea Child
7. Feel So Good
8. Ode To Billy Dean
9. Watch The North Wind Rise
10. 99 Year Blues
11. Bowlegged Woman
12. Bar Room Crystal Ball
13. Water Song
14. Funky #7
15. Encore: Hit Single #1

Better than ever...

Better than ever...

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Ain't it the truth...

Ain't it the truth...

So my lovely daughter Izze watched our set from the wings.

What a patient girl!

What a patient girl!

Foto by Vanessa Kaukonen

After the show, I asked her how she liked it. She said, and I quote: ‘No offense Dad. You know it’s not my kind of music, but you’re very good at it!’

I love that girl! How good does it have to get?

Then it was off to Boston and the Wilbur Theater where we played with Leon Russell a couple of years ago.

OK... we're in Boston...

OK... we're in Boston...

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Another grand ceiling!

Another grand ceiling!

Hot Tuna 18, 2016
The Electric Trio
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
and Justin Guip
The Wilbur
Boston, Massachusetts
August 7, 2016

1. Serpent Of Dreams
2. Hesitation Blues
3. Ode To Billy Dean
4. Can’t Get Satisfied
5. Sea Child
6. Sleep Song
7. Bowlegged Woman
8. Come Back Baby
9. 99 Year Blues
10. Good Shepherd
11. Bar Room Crystal Ball
12. Water Song
13. Funky # 7
14. Encore: Hit Single #1

The Placid Purple Les Paul... The ES-345 and the Cherry burst Chet Atkins SST

The Placid Purple Les Paul... The ES-345 and the Cherry burst Chet Atkins SST

Yeah… this was an awesome little run with the boys and I hope we get to do it again.

Vince and me on the bus...

Vince and me on the bus...

One minute you’re a hero on stage… and the next, you’re walking to the bus by the garbage!

The glory that was Rome!

The glory that was Rome!

So… that was that. Yesterday was a ‘day off,’ which means we drove 600 some miles on the bus to Kent, Ohio where we will be at the Kent Stage tonight… acoustic.

The Electric Trio run is over for a bit… but we’ll be back!

Now for some laundry… what a great hotel!