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9/11… Sixteen Years Later

September 11th, 2017 Jorma 58 comments

September 11 crept up on me this year. In some ways 9/11/01 seems like a lifetime ago and in others it was only yesterday. At eleven years old those moments a decade and a half ago are more unimaginable to my daughter than WWII is to me. She has inherited this world along with the rest of us, but she was not yet born when it was.

This morning was the closing of another session at the Fur Peace Ranch and even though I wasn’t teaching this weekend I played a little coffee break concert at the Beatrice Love Kitchen. They had just started reading the names of the fallen as I picked up my guitar and headed on over to the porch. In memory of those who perished that day and those who continue to perish as a result of that day, I played Washington Phillip’s ‘What Are They Doing In Heaven Today?’ I could think of nothing more fitting.

I will remember 9/11 as long as I have breath… where I was, what I was doing, who I was talking to, what I was thinking about… I do not know if that is a good or a bad thing, but that is how it is.

I remember it all… and I mourn in my own way.

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A Trip To Lockn’

August 28th, 2017 Jorma 40 comments
What the world needs now...

What the world needs now...

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Myron and I drove down to Arrington, Virginia for a hang at Lockn’ with Roger MacNamee and Moonalice. A swell time was had by all and it was great to play with Roger, John Molo, Barry Sless and my old friend Pete Sears!

Modern festival life with showers

Modern festival life with showers

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

There sure was a little bit of everything here this weekend!

What the...

What the...

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

Nothing like rehearsing to learn songs!

Pickin' and grinnin'

Pickin' and grinnin'

Foto by Phil Jacobs

I didn’t keep track of the tunes… but we rocked!

Nice afternoon!

Nice afternoon!

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Thanks to Roger and the guys for being such gracious hosts!

Every kind of folk a feller woul want!

Every kind of folk a feller woul want!

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen.

Then it was off to the VIP tent for a little solo set!

Notice the chandelier in the tent!

Notice the chandelier in the tent!

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Jorma Kaukonen At Lockn’
Sunday, August 27, 2017
Arrington, Virginia

Lockn’
Super VIP

1. True Religion
2. Sleep Song
3. Watch The North Wind Rise
4. Barbeque King
5. That’ll Never Happen No More
6. Whining Boy Blues
7. River Of Time
8. I Am The Light Of This World
9. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
10. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out
11. Trial By Fire
12. Genesis
13. Keep On Trucking Mama

With this little set our work was done an Myron and I headed for home.

On another note, our thoughts and prayers our with our brothers and sisters down on the Gulf Coast!

Onward!

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Hot Tuna August Wrap Up And Home

August 9th, 2017 Jorma 46 comments
Bob Dylan is everywhere...

Bob Dylan is everywhere...

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

After the last show with Susan and Derek we beat feet to Minneapolis for a two shows at the Dakota Jazz Club. We did a half a day to walk around and decompress.

The Lumber Exchange... from another century

The Lumber Exchange... from another century

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

We love coming to Minneapolis whether it be the Cedar Cultural Center or in this case, the Dakota Jazz Club. We had two shows, one at seven and one at nine… more or less.

Great little gig!

Great little gig!

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Hot Tuna 43, 2017
The Acoustic Duo
Jorma Kaukonen And Jack Casady
Dakota Jazz Club
7 PM Show
Saturday August 5, 2017
Minneapolis, Minnesota

1. Second Chances
2. How Long Blues
3. Hesitation Blues
4. Barbeque King
5. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning
6. The Terrible Operation
7. Let Us Together Right Down Here
8. Heart Temporary
9. Keep On Trucking Mama
10. 99 Year Blues
11. Death Don’t have No Mercy
12. I Know You Rider
13. Encore: Wining Boy Blues

Holding forth...

Holding forth...

Foto by Phil jacobs

Hot Tuna 44, 2017
The Acoustic Duo
Jorma Kaukonen And Jack Casady
Dakota Jazz Club
9 PM Show
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Saturday, August 5th, 2017

1. I See The Light
2. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down & Out
3. Brother Can You Spare A Dime?
4. Candy Man
5. Come Back Baby
6. True Religion
7. Trial By Fire
8. Sleep Song
9. Good Shepherd
10. Things That Might Have Been
11. That’ll Never Happen No More
12. Bar Room Crystal Ball
13. Water Song
14. 9 Pound Hammer
15. Encore: Embryonic Journey

Then it was on to St. Charles, Illinois for a gig at the Arcada Theater. The power steering blew out on the bus leaving Minneapolis so we limped into St. Charles and got some superb help!

These folks came to our aid and we were good to go!

These folks came to our aid and we were good to go!

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

The Arcada was a great little theater!

Jack relaxes in the Green Room!

Jack relaxes in the Green Room!

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

Hot Tuna 45, 2017
The Acoustic Duo
Jorma Kaukonen And Jack Casady
The Arcata Theater
St. Charles, Illinois
Sunday, August 6, 2017

1. True Religion
2. Hesitation Blues
3. Roads and Roads &
4. Heart Temporary
5. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
6. Barbeque King
7. Trial By Fire
8. Sleep Song
9. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
10. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down & Out
11. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed And Burning
12. Come Back Baby
13. Watch The North Wind Rise
14. Good Shepherd
15. Bar Room Crystal Ball
16. Water Song
17. Encore: Genesis

On Stage...

On Stage...

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Then our merry men scattered to their homes and Myron and I came back to Southeast Ohio where I resume my role as a husband and father.

Sunrise walk on the old road with Maverick

Sunrise walk on the old road with Maverick

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

No matter how simple… there’s no place like home!

Where I belong

Where I belong

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

Johnny and I played at our Pho Eatery today. It’s our last weekday offering. We’re going to be doing special event Pho dinners and entertainment. More on that later.

In the meantime, nowhere like your own bed.

Forgotten Enchantment

August 6th, 2017 Jorma 15 comments

It was pointed out to me that I left out our Albuquerque gig… Mea Culpa. Lightning storms changed everything for all of us that night and here is what we did:

Hot Tuna 38, 2017
The Electric Trio
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
And Justin Guip
With Tedeschi/Trucks
& The Wood Brothers
Sandia Casino
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Thursday, July 27, 2017

Because of the storm warnings in the Albuquerque area Susan and Derek rearranged things thusly. Jack and I sat in on 3/5’s of a mile in 10 seconds and then Justin joined us as a trio and we played Can’t Get Satisfied and Come Back Baby. At the end of the evening we sat in on the encore for The Sky Is Crying…

We made it through the night. It looked dodgy for a while but the storms held off…

Only the strong survive…

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Summer’s Not Over, But Wheels Of Soul Is… What A Time!

August 4th, 2017 Jorma 17 comments
Red Rocks

Red Rocks

Foto by Phil Jacobs

This has been an intense tour and these last three gigs were no exception. I had never done Red Rocks before and I sure thank Derek and Susan for taking us along!

Indeed... the amazing venue!

Indeed... the amazing venue!

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

Hot Tuna 39, 2017
The Electric Trio
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
And Justin Guip
With Tedeschi/Trucks
& The Wood Brothers
Red Rocks
Morrison, Colorado

1. Trial By Fire
2. Wolves And Lambs
3. Roads and Roads &
4. Ode To Billy Dean
5. Talkin’ Bout You
6. Sea Child
7. Funky # 7

Next day we definitely had to take some prep time out to take some pictures!

Good company...

Good company...

Hot Tuna 40, 2017
The Electric Trio
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
And Justin Guip
With Tedeschi/Trucks
& The Wood Brothers
Red Rocks
Morrison, Colorado
Sunday, July 30, 2017

1. Second Chances
2. Living Just For You
3. Can’t Get Satisfied
4. Rock Me Baby
5. 99 Year Blues
6. Bowlegged Woman
7. Hit Single #1
8. Water Song

Jammin' with the Big Dogs!

Jammin' with the Big Dogs!

Foto by Suzy Perler

Backstage with Zac Brown

Backstage with Zac Brown

Foto by Myron Hart

Then off to Salt Lake City.

Long train on the way to Salt Lake City

Long train on the way to Salt Lake City

Drone shot by Jorma Kaukonen

Good Mexican food!

Good Mexican food!

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

The chow at the Red Iguana was worth the forty five minute wait and more!

Red Butte Gardens from the air

Red Butte Gardens from the air

Drone shot by Jorma Kaukonen

The stage at Red Butte in repose...

The stage at Red Butte in repose...

Drone shot by Jorma Kaukonen

Hot Tuna 41, 2017
The Electric Trio
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
And Justin Guip
With Tedeschi/Trucks
& The Wood Brothers
Red Butte Garden
Salt Lake City, Utah
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

1. Wolves And Lambs
2. Living Just For You
3. Rock Me Baby ( with Susan Tedeschi)
4. Talkin’ Bout You
5. Watch The North Wind Rise
6. 99 Year Blues
7. Funky # 7

Susan joined us for Rock Me Baby and tore it up, of course!

Playing the blues...

Playing the blues...

Then it was off to Bonner, Montana.

Great place for shots from the bird

Great place for shots from the bird

Drone shot by Jorma Kaukonen

Aerial view of the Kettlehouse

Aerial view of the Kettlehouse

Drone shot by Jorma Kaukonen

Good to be with all you guys! I'll do it anytime...

Good to be with all you guys! I'll do it anytime...

Hot Tuna 42, 2017
The Electric Trio
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
And Justin Guip
With Tedeschi/Trucks
& The Wood Brothers
Kettlehouse Amphitheater
Bonner, Montana
Wednesday, August 2, 2017

1. Trial By Fire
2. Sea Child
3. Can’t Get Satisfied
4. Come Back Baby (with Derek)
5. Roads and Roads &
6. In The Kingdom
7. Bowlegged Woman

Playing with Derek and Susan and their pals is off the charts! Loved the Wood Brothers too!!!

Oliver tunes his Guild

Oliver tunes his Guild

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

Flying again...

Flying again...

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Susan teaches us a song!

Susan teaches us a song!

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

3/5ths Of A Mile In 10 Seconds

3/5ths Of A Mile In 10 Seconds

Foto by Phil Jacobs

It is always a bittersweet moment when a tour end. This one was especially so… we all became family.

A heartfelt thanks to all who worked on this project! You made it possible for us to fly every night.

Now Jack and I head to Minneapolis for two shows at the Dakota Jazz Club, and then off to St. Charles, Illinois and the Arcata Theater.

Home is looking good. I’ll be at the Fur Peace Ranch soon!

Three More And On To New Mexico

July 26th, 2017 Jorma 24 comments
Our name in lights at Huber Heights

Our name in lights at Huber Heights

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

Lovely venue in Ohio…

Hot Tuna 35, 2017
The Electric Trio
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
And Justin Guip
With Tedeschi/Trucks
& The Wood Brothers
The Rose Music Center
Huber Heights, Ohio
Saturday, July 22, 2017

1. Sea Child
2. Watch The North Wind Rise
3. Can’t Get Satisfied
4. Rock Me Baby
5. In The Kingdom
6. Wolves And Lambs
7. Funky # 7

Michigan from the air

Michigan from the air

Drone shot by Jorma Kaukonen

Hot Tuna 36, 2017
The Electric Trio
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
And Justin Guip
With Tedeschi/Trucks
& The Wood Brothers
Meadowbrook Amphitheater
Rochester Hills, Michigan
Sunday, July 23, 2017

1. Roads and Roads &
2. Living Just For You
3. Ode For Billy Dean
4. Talkin’ Bout You
5. Sleep Song
6. 99 Year Blues
7. Come Back Baby

Calm before the storm

Calm before the storm

Then to Arkansas…

The Wal-Mart Special Tent

The Wal-Mart Special Tent

Drone shot by Jorma Kaukonen
Hot Tuna 37, 2017
The Electric Trio
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
And Justin Guip
With Tedeschi/Trucks
& The Wood Brothers
Wal-Mart Arkansas Music Pavilion
Rogers, Arkansas
Tuesday, July 25, 2017

1. Wolves And Lambs
2. Living Just For You
3. Come Back Baby
4. Can’t Get Satisfied
5. Sea Child
6. Watch The North Wind Rise
7. How Long Blues
8. Funky # 7

After the show we headed west and pulled up in Amarillo. Next stop… Big Texan Steak House!

A brave soul takes the 72 oz. challenge

A brave soul takes the 72 oz. challenge

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

Roadside America in the rain

Roadside America in the rain

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

Texas rain

Texas rain

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

We leave in two hours for Albuquerque and the Sandia Casino. Onward, ever onward!

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Rockin’ The Queen City

July 22nd, 2017 Jorma 21 comments
The mighty Ohio from Covington

The mighty Ohio from Covington

Drone shot by Jorma Kaukonen

We got in from Indiana in time for me to get a drone flight in by the hotel… overlooking the river.

The Queen City from Kentucky

The Queen City from Kentucky

Drone shot by Jorma Kaukonen

Then yesterday a ten mile bus ride to Riverbend on the Ohio side.

Coney Island by drone

Coney Island by drone

Drone shot by Jorma Kaukonen

The gig from the air

The gig from the air

We got together with Derek and Susan and the gang to rehearse Marty Balin’s great song 3/5’s Of A Mile In Ten Seconds.

Marty would have loved this rendition of his tune...

Marty would have loved this rendition of his tune...

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Hot Tuna 34, 2017
The Electric Trio
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
And Justin Guip
With Tedeschi/Trucks
& The Wood Brothers
PNC Pavilion At
Riverbend Music Center

1. Trial By Fire
2. Sleep Song
3. Talkin’ Bout You
4. Ode To Billy Dean
5. Roads and Roads &
6. 99 Year Blues
7. Come Back Baby

Then I go to sit in with Chris an Oliver Wood for Rev. Davis’ tune, Death Don’t Have No Mercy and subsequently Jack and I joined Derek and Susan for the aforementioned Jefferson Airplane song from Surrealistic Pillow.

Our very own Justin Guip warming up in the semi...

Our very own Justin Guip warming up in the semi...

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

I have been thrilled with the way Justin and Jack and I have been playing… and there’s more to come!

Raleigh To Atlanta To Charlotte To Indianapolis

July 18th, 2017 Jorma 36 comments
The Red Hat in Raleigh

The Red Hat in Raleigh

Drone shot by Jorma Kaukonen

Another very hot night in the south… but I did get to fly my drone.

I see you...

I see you...

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Aerial shot of the setup

Aerial shot of the setup

Drone shot by Jorma Kaukonen

Hot Tuna 30, 2017
The Electric Trio
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
And Justin Guip
With Tedeschi/Trucks
& The Wood Brothers
The Red Hat Amphitheater
Raleigh, North Carolina
Friday, July 14, 2017

1. Roads and Roads &
2. Living Just For You
3. Can’t Get Satisfied
4. Ode To Billy Dean
5. Sea Child
6. Wolves And Lambs
7. Come Back Baby
8. Hit Single # 1

The Shimmer Wall

The Shimmer Wall

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

Then to the Mighty Fox Theater in Atlanta!

More fancy stuff at the Fox than a feller could want

More fancy stuff at the Fox than a feller could want

Foto by Phil Jacobs

This was Tuna’s first time at the Fox. What a trip!

Ceilings...

Ceilings...

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

Hot Tuna 31, 2017
The Electric Trio
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
And Justin Guip
With Tedeschi/Trucks
& The Wood Brothers
The Fox Theater
Atlanta, Georgia
Saturday, July 15, 2017

1. I See The Light
2. Wolves & Lambs
3. Ode For Billy Dean
4. Talkin’ Bout You
5. Watch The North Wind Rise
6. 99 Year Blues
7. Bowlegged Woman

Night lights

Night lights

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Then we moved on to Charlotte.

Rockin' in the light!

Rockin' in the light!

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Hot Tuna 32, 2017
The Electric Trio
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
And Justin Guip
With Tedeschi/Trucks
& The Wood Brothers
Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheater

1. Living Just For You
2. Wolves & Lambs
3. Can’t Get Satisfied
4. Rock Me Baby
5. Trial By Fire
6. Road and Roads &
7. Funky #7

Then a mere ten hour drive to Indianapolis for a much needed ‘day off!’

Memorial Square in Indianapolis!

Memorial Square in Indianapolis!

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

Walking around we ran into Derek and Susan and they recommended that we go to St. Elmo Steakhouse.

This is the place

This is the place

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

What a delicious dinner on a great afternoon!

Culinary satisfaction

Culinary satisfaction

Then back to the hotel for an early evening…

Day after tomorrow we’ll be at Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn with the gang!

Good times!

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Virginia Beach… Very Hot!

July 13th, 2017 Jorma 9 comments
Drone sees drone

Drone sees drone

Drone foto by Jorma Kaukonen

To say it was hot in Virginia Beach yesterday would be an understatement. That said, we had a day off, a chance to go to the beach and a barbecue in the parking lot of the hotel. At the gig, Ross and I both got to fly our drones.

View of the venue from 300 meters

View of the venue from 300 meters

Drone foto by Jorma Kaukonen

Here’s the set list for me and the guys:

Hot Tuna 29, 2017
The Electric Trio
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
And Justin Guip
With Tedeschi/Trucks
& The Wood Brothers
Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
Virginia Beach, Virginia

1. Sleep Song
2. Trial By Fire
3. Day To Day Out The Window Blues
4. Talkin’ Bout You
5. 99 Year Blues
6. Living Just For You
7. Funky #7

Soundcheck for the boys

Soundcheck for the boys

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Jack and I got to sit in with Derek and Susan for a blistering The Sky Is Crying… Too much fun! After show we drove to Raleigh and actually had a day off, most of which was spent napping. However, I remembered a joint I once ate at with Barry Mitterhoff… Mecca… and there it was around the corner from the hotel.

Mecca, right here in Raleigh

Mecca, right here in Raleigh

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

Home cooking since 1930.

Phil and Zach check out the joint

Phil and Zach check out the joint

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

Tomorrow is our gig with Susan and Derek at the Red Hat Amphitheater. Who knows what magic will occur?

More will be revealed.

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Wheels Of Soul Catch Up

July 10th, 2017 Jorma 15 comments
The Providence Performing Arts Center

The Providence Performing Arts Center

Foto By Phil Jacobs

Our next stop was the Providence Performing Arts Center… one of those truly beautiful historic theaters.

What a place!

What a place!

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

Hot Tuna 26, 2017
The Electric Trio
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
And Justin Guip
With Tedeschi/Trucks
& The Wood Brothers
Providence Performing Arts Center
Providence, Rhode Island

1. Been So Long
2. Hesitation Blues
3. Ode To Billy Dean
4. Talkin’ Bout You
5. Good Shepherd
6. Funky # 7

There have been some great sit-ins with Susan and Derek, but frankly I didn’t write them down and now I can’t remember. All I can say is, ‘Good times!’

Men at work

Men at work

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Then it was off to Rochester, New York.

Zach, surveying his kingdom.

Zach, surveying his kingdom.

Foto by Phil Jacobs

The Rochester show was another outdoor venue, but the weather was beyond perfect!

Rockin' in the U.S.A.

Rockin' in the U.S.A.

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Hot Tuna 27, 2017
The Electric Trio
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
And Justin Guip
With Tedeschi/Trucks
& The Wood Brothers
The Highland Bowl
Rochester, New York
Saturday, July 8, 2017

1. Living Just For You
2. Sea Child
3. Can’t Get Satisfied
4. Come Back Baby
5. Water Song
6. Funky #7

Beauty and a pair of beasts

Beauty and a pair of beasts

Then it was back across the state to Simsbury, Connecticut.

Old Glory in Simsbury from the drone

Old Glory in Simsbury from the drone

Drone shot by Jorma Kaukonen

I finally got to fly the drone a little at the venue during sound check.

Susan and Derek from the air...

Susan and Derek from the air...

Drone shot by Jorma Kaukonen

Hot Tuna 28, 2017
The Electric Trio
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
And Justin Guip
With Tedeschi/Trucks
& The Wood Brothers
Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center
Simsbury, Connecticut
Sunday, July 9, 2017

1. Trial By Fire
2. Watch The North Wind Rise
3. Ode To Billy Dean
4. Can’t Get Satisfied
5. Bar Room Crystal Ball
6. Water Song
7. Hit Single # 1

Before the show...

Before the show...

Drone shot by Jorma Kaukonen

Another beautiful day in New England!

Simsbury by air

Simsbury by air

Drone shot by Jorma Kaukonen

Not far from where my Mom was born on a farm in 1910. What’s a hundred and seven years to the universe?

Onward!