Archive

Archive for the ‘Set Lists’ Category

From Meigs County Airspace To The Great American West!

May 23rd, 2017 Jorma 14 comments
FPR View from the sky

FPR View from the sky

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

After the weekend at the Ranch with Spencer Bohren and Tim Reynolds I got ready to head for Salt Lake City… but first I must note a great solo show by Tim!

Jorma & Tim backstage at the Station

Jorma & Tim backstage at the Station

Tim is an amazing player and a great guy. Big shout out to Fluffy too!

Here’s our class picture from the air.

Teachers and students by the Psylodelic Museum

Teachers and students by the Psylodelic Museum

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

Saying adieu to another great weekend at the Fur Peace Ranch Jack, Myron, Phil and I flew out to Salt Lake City for a three day residency at the Egyptian Theater in Park City.

The Boys in Park City

The Boys in Park City

Foto by Phil Jacobs

I took a nasty cold with me from Ohio so I laid low in the hotel except for going to the gigs.

The first night at the Egyptian:

Hot Tuna 14, 2017
The Acoustic Duo
Jorma Kaukonen & Jack Casady
The Egyptian Theater
Park City, Utah
Thursday, May 18, 2017

First Set:
1. Dime For Beer
2. Re-Enlistment Blues
3. I See The Light
4. Barbeque King
5. That’ll Never Happen No More
6. Ain’t In No Hurry
7. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
8. How Long Blues
9. Sleep Song
10. Watch The North Wind Rise
11. Living In The Moment
12. San Francisco Bay Blues

Second Set:
1. True Religion
2. Serpent Of Dreams
3. Waiting For A train
4. Hesitation Blues
5. Come Back Baby
6. I’ll Be Alright Someday
7. Candy Man Blues
8. In My Dreams
9. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed And Burning
10. Trial By Fire
11. Sea Child
12. Good Shepherd
13. I Know You Rider
14. Encore: Embryonic Journey

Nicely restored old theater

Nicely restored old theater

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

This is a great little theater run by great folks ith terrific sound!

Second night:

Hot Tuna 15, 2017
The Acoustic Duo
Jorma Kaukonen & Jack Casady
The Egyptian Theater
Park City, Utah
Friday, May 19, 2017

First Set:
1. Ain’t In No Hurry
2. I See The Light
3. Things That Might Have Been
4. The Terrible Operation
5. Come Back Baby
6. Let Us Get Together
7. How Long Blues
8. Nobody Knows You When you’re Down & Out
9. Sea Child
10. Watch The North Wind Rise
11. Whining Boy Blues
12. That’ll Never Happen No More
Second Set:
1. Too Many Years
2. Hesitation Blues
3. Missing tune… Myron got locked out
4. Brother Can You Spare A Dime
5. Keep On Trucking Mama
6. Been So Long
7. Barbeque King
8. I Am The Light Of This World
9. Heart Temporary
10. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
11. Sleep Song
12. Good Shepherd
13. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning
14. Encore: Genesis

Our name in lights

Our name in lights

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Third night:

Hot Tuna 16, 2017
The Acoustic Duo
Jorma Kaukonen & Jack Casady
The Egyptian Theater
Park City, Utah
Saturday, May 20, 2017

First Set:

1. Ain’t In No Hurry
2. Second Chances
3. Hesitation Blues
4. How Long Blues
5. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
6. Barbeque King
7. I See The Light
8. Full Go Round
9. Living In The Moment
10. New Song For The Morning
11. Candy Man
12. That’ll Never Happen No More

Second Set:

1. True Religion
2. Serpent Of Dreams
3. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out
4. What Are They Doing In Heaven Today
5. Whining Boy Blues
6. Come Back Baby
7. River Of Time
8. Sea Child
9. Watch The North Wind Rise
10. Good Shepherd
11. Trouble In My Mind
12. I Know You Rider
13. Encore: Nine Pound Hammer

Then it was off to Phoenix where we play at the Musical Instrument Museum tonight.

I'm not in Kansas anymore

I'm not in Kansas anymore

Foto by Myron Hart

My cold is gone and I’m sure looking forward to the show tonight!

Remember... it's dry heat!

Remember... it's dry heat!

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

Onward!

Darwin To Wilkesboro

April 28th, 2017 Jorma 31 comments
Early morning flight at the Ranch

Early morning flight at the Ranch

New Corral at the Ranch hombres... from the drone

New Corral at the Ranch hombres... from the drone

Merlefest is this weekend, and here we are. We drove down yesterday and arrived in Wilkesboro in the early evening. This morning I was on stage with a bunch of great players… Pat Donahue, Roy Book Binder, Steve James and a couple of others I can’t remember right now. Happy Traum hosted and a good time was had by all. I played Barbeque King and That’ll Never Happen No More.

A festival lunch for all of us and then I realized that I needed to review Blue Railroad Train for an afternoon show with Mitch Greenhill and some of his pals. Yes, I know… it’s a simple two chord song, but I’ve got a couple of cool licks in it and it required some thought… not to mention the lyrics. All went well, however… and there’s nothing like rehearsal when you need it.

Before our little blues jam the Waybacks played some great tunes and Celia Woodsmith knocked White Rabbit out of the park! Yeah buddy!

After the show it was back to the hotel to get our car and drive to 10th St. where we had been told about a great restaurant that served farm to table food.

Elsewhere on 10th... Don't miss it!

Elsewhere on 10th... Don't miss it!

Michael Nash, the Waybacks manager hipped us to this joint… and it was off the charts!

Now back at the hotel, time to hit the sack. Tomorrow’s another full day here at Merlefest!

Categories: Diary, Set Lists, Venues Tags:

A Nod To The Past… A Wave To The Future

April 21st, 2017 Jorma 19 comments
The St. George Theater... who knew?

The St. George Theater... who knew?

So last Saturday the mighty Tuna Trio had the honor of appearing at the St. George Theater in Staten Island. What an amazing venue… who knew indeed?

Bring on the cherubs...

Bring on the cherubs...

Hot Tuna 13, 2017
The Electric Trio
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
And Justin Guip
The St. George Theater
Staten Island, New York
Saturday, April 15, 2017

First Set:
1. Serpent Of Dreams
2. Ain’t In No Hurry
3. Hesitation Blues
4. Day To Day Out The Window Blues
5. Can’t Get Satisfied
6. Sleep Song
7. Watch The North Wind Rise
8. Been So Long
9. Ode To Billy Dean
10. Bowlegged Woman
Second Set:
1. I See The Light
2. Second Chances
3. I Wish You Would
4. Come Back Baby
5. Sea Child
6. Trial By Fire
7. Good Shepherd
9. Funky #7
10. Hit Single # 1

Pickin' and grinnin'

Pickin' and grinnin'

Foto by Phil Jacobs

By the bye… while I was out in Westbury I was honored with this great award!

Love this honor!

Love this honor!

Then it was back to Southeast Ohio where Myron and I settled down to overdub some guitar parts on a new project by my old pals The Ace Of Cups. The ladies started this great band in 1967… indeed perhaps the first all girl band… and they could all really play!

Myron critically eyes the board

Myron critically eyes the board

The Ace Of Cups gals sent me three tracks to work on… a blues, a rocker and a finger picking ballad.

Pickin' and Wah'ing

Pickin' and Wah'ing

This is going to be a great project and I was honored to be a part of it.

The back lot at the Johnson Hollow digs.

The back lot at the Johnson Hollow digs.

Then it was back to the Ranch to get ready for our camp this weekend with Eric Bibb, Happy Traum and me with an able assist from Tom Feldman.

Along the way I got to make some great shots around the Ranch.

Red Bud in the House

Red Bud in the House

The redbud is everywhere right now… it is a paean to Spring in these parts and its beauty is delightfully ephemeral. In a week or so the blaze of color will be gone as green returns to the forest.

Twilight drones eye view of the A-Frame

Twilight drones eye view of the A-Frame

I’ve been doing some sunset flying with my drones and was able to get some nifty shots!

Lake Hope after dinner

Lake Hope after dinner

Welcome lights at the Beatrice Love Kitchen

Welcome lights at the Beatrice Love Kitchen

Last light at the Fur Peace Ranch

Last light at the Fur Peace Ranch

Time to walk Big Maverick and get on over to greet the students…

Onward!

Westbury And Brooklyn

April 15th, 2017 Jorma 22 comments
Space @ Westbury

Space @ Westbury

Last time I was here was with Leftover Salmon.. this time it was a benefit for The Long Island Autism Communities. This time it was for a grand benefit!

The scene of the crime!

The scene of the crime!

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Jorma Kaukonen 4, 2017
A Benefit For The Long Island Autism Communities
Space
Westbury, New York
April 13, 2017

First Set:
1. Too Many Years
2. Sleep Song
3. Watch The North Wind Rise
4. Q and A with Steve Berensen
5. Death Don’t Have No Mercy

Second Set:
1. Trial By Fire
2. Living In The Moment
3. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
4. Come Back Baby
5. That’ll Never Happen No More
6. Been So Long
7. How Long Blues
8. Good Shepherd
9. Bar Room Crystal Ball
10. Water Song
11. I Know You Rider
12. Encore: Barbeque King

Some fun Q and A stuff with Steve Berenson and money raised for a great cause! Then it was off to Brooklyn and another benefit for the Mighty Racoon Lodge!

This...

This...

What a historic building. Al Capone is reputed to have gotten his famous scar here!

Or perhaps this...

Or perhaps this...

What a gig this was…

Good stuff...

Good stuff...

We definitely rocked the house on this one!

Hot Tuna 12, 2017
The Electric Trio
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
And Justin Guip
Benefit For The Guild For Exceptional Children
Brooklyn, New York
Friday, April 14, 2017

First Set:
1. Been So Long
2. Candy Man
3. Can’t Get Satisfied
4. Ode To Billy Dean
5. In The Kingdom
6. Watch The North Wind Rise
7. Ain’t In No Hurry
8. I See The Light
9. Day To Day Out The Window Blues
10. Bowlegged Woman

Second Set:
1. Serpent Of Dreams
2. That’ll Never Happen No More
3. I Wish You Would
4. Rock Me Baby
5. Sea Child
6. Trial By Fire
7. Good Shepherd
8. Funky # 7
9. Encore: Hit Single #1

Les Paul and 50w Marshall

Les Paul and 50w Marshall

Chet Atkins SST and the Louis Electric Twinmaster

Chet Atkins SST and the Louis Electric Twinmaster

Yeah… the boys and I were truly rocking on this evening!

What a venue!

What a venue!

Hot Tuna 11, 2017
The Acoustic Duo
Jorma Kaukonen & Jack Casady
The Fur Peace Station
Darwin, Ohio
Saturday, March 18, 2017

First Set:
1. Ain’t In No Hurry
2. Second Chances
3. Hesitation Blues
4. What Are They Doing In Heaven Today?
5. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out
6. I See The Light
7. Candy Man
8. Watch The North Wind Rise
9. In The Kingdom
10. How Long Blues
11. San Francisco Bay Blues
Second Set:
1. Whining Boy Blues
2. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
3. That’ll Never Happen No More
4. Come Back Baby
5. Brother Can You Spare A Dime?
6. Sleep Song
7. Good Shepherd
8. Living In The Moment
9. Keep On Trucking Mama
10. Bar Room Crystal Ball
11. Water Song
12. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning
13. Encore: Genesis

Jimmy Quigg exhorts the crowd...

Jimmy Quigg exhorts the crowd...

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Yep… this was a great one!

Brooklyn forthrightness...

Brooklyn forthrightness...

Now we’re off to Staten Island and the St. George Theater. ‘Twill be another good one I’m sure.

Remember this? It's a phone booth!

Remember this? It's a phone booth!

Categories: Diary, Hot Tuna, Set Lists, Venues Tags:

Another Week Done Gone And The Double Nickel

March 31st, 2017 Jorma 38 comments
I'm surrounded by the gold...

I'm surrounded by the gold...

Foto by Dubi Silverstein

Another week has come and gone and then some. We had a camp last weekend with G.E.Smith and Woody Mann. It is always great to hang with these two guys… personally and musically.

Spring is unfolding

Spring is unfolding

Now it is true that Spring is unfolding, but on this weekend we had a couple of really cold nights… a last gasp of Winter. The FPR is getting back into the rhythm of camp season and what with that and the Pho Restaurant, as always it’s a full plate. It’s a good plate though. Last Saturday night came and it was concert time at the Station. The show was G.E. and myself. We love doing this show. We just hit the stage and play songs together. On this particular night, we had a captive Woody Mann… so for us it was quite an evening. We didn’t do a set list and Myron did his best to keep track of the songs, so this is incomplete… but at least it’s something!

G.E. plays the legendary River Of Time guitar! Thanks for that Bud and Tracy!

G.E. plays the legendary River Of Time guitar! Thanks for that Bud and Tracy!

I didn’t get the first solo GE songs of each set. (GE did 3 first Set and 2 second Set, I think?) So sayeth Myron Hart II.

Jorma Kaukonen, G.E. & Woody Mann

Ain’t In No Hurry
Second Chances
Things That Might Have Been
Whining Boy
Highway 61
Barbeque King
Arrowhead
Death Don’t Have No Mercy… with Woody
Sweet Loraine… with Woody

That’ll Never Happen No More
Living In The Moment
GE. – Trail Of The Buffalo
Come Back Baby
GE – Handsome Molly
Search My Heart – Woody… from here to the end…
Sleep Song
GE – Buddy Bolden Blues
Candy Man
GE – Let It Rock
Keep Your Lamps Trimmed And Burning
Encore: Who knows?

Thanks Myron… better than nothing!

Woody, me and the G.E.

Woody, me and the G.E.

On Tuesday night my goddaughter Mia Falzarano stopped by on her way to Cleveland.

The old man and the young lawyer!

The old man and the young lawyer!

Foto by Vanessa Kaukonen

The last time this young lady was here, she was barely walking, now she’s in her last year of Law School. What a world, and how glad I am to be part of it!

On Wednesday, Vanessa celebrated her 55th birthday. The hits just keep on coming. Vanessa is even more beautiful today than when I first met her, and that wasn’t yesterday! It’s been a fine week, all things told and this weekend is an ‘off’ weekend at the Ranch so I’m guessing yard work is in store, as soon as it dries up from the mega rain we had last night. In the meantime…

Onward!

The road home...

The road home...

Categories: Diary, Fur Peace Ranch, Set Lists, Venues Tags:

Spring Is Hiding, But The Fur Peace Ranch Opens

March 21st, 2017 Jorma 43 comments

Friday the 17th of March, we opened for our 20th year here at the Fur Peace Ranch. It has been such an odd winter… some really cold days, some really warm ones… lots of rain an not much snow. Weather… gotta love it. This weekend started out cold but wound up in the 50’s. Rainy and muddy… thinking about it… typical for Southeast Ohio. It was great having Jack back on site again and our annual Double Dose Class went well.

Saturday night Jack and I played a two set concert in the Station…

Hot Tuna 11, 2017
The Acoustic Duo
Jorma Kaukonen & Jack Casady
The Fur Peace Station
Darwin, Ohio
Saturday, March 18, 2017

First Set:
1. Ain’t In No Hurry
2. Second Chances
3. Hesitation Blues
4. What Are They Doing In Heaven Today?
5. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out
6. I See The Light
7. Candy Man
8. Watch The North Wind Rise
9. In The Kingdom
10. How Long Blues
11. San Francisco Bay Blues
Second Set:
1. Whining Boy Blues
2. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
3. That’ll Never Happen No More
4. Come Back Baby
5. Brother Can You Spare A Dime?
6. Sleep Song
7. Good Shepherd
8. Living In The Moment
9. Keep On Trucking Mama
10. Bar Room Crystal Ball
11. Water Song
12. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning
13. Encore: Genesis

We’ve got so many good things coming up this year… great classes an shows at the FPR, great gigs and tours coming up for me and Jack. Yeah, so far so good. Everyone is alive and well and you can’t ask for much more than that. Spring is here now and I look forward to some of this mud drying up.

Onward!

Two Gigs, A Twister And Home

March 5th, 2017 Jorma 17 comments

Last Tuesday, Phil and Myron and I drove my truck over to Charleston, West Virginia so I could open for Tedeschi/Trucks.

Sailors take warning...

Sailors take warning...

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Little did I know what was coming at the time. Over in Charleston, it was just bleak and raining.

The gig in Charleston

The gig in Charleston

Foto by Phil Jacobs

I was feeling a little under the weather, but playing with Susan and Derek is always a pleasure and an honor!

Jorma Kaukonen 1, 2017
Opening For Tedeschi/Trucks
Charleston Municipal Auditorium
Charleston, West Virginia
Feb. 28, 2017

1. Whining Boy Blues
2. That’ll Never Happen No More
3. Ain’t In No Hurry
4. Trial By Fire
5. Watch The North wind Rise
6. Barbeque King
7. Candy Man
8. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
9. San Francisco Bay Blues

I went back to the hotel after my set. I wanted to be rested and well for the Ryman!

As we were loading the truck on Wednesday morning the rain was blowing sideways. I got a call from Vanessa as a tornado was hitting the Fur Peace Ranch.

Maverick, Izze and Nessa in the tub as the twister hit!

Maverick, Izze and Nessa in the tub as the twister hit!

Selfie by Vanessa Kaukonen

It was frustrating for me not to be there, but I doubt if it would have changed anything. I thought it might be a derecho wind, but it wasn’t. I was a bona fide tornado! As we drove towards Nashville in crazy winds… the really crazy winds were at home.

Just touched our barn!

Just touched our barn!

Foto by Vanessa Kaukonen

Power line downed by the A-Frame.

Power line downed by the A-Frame.

You sure find our who your friends are when a disaster strikes. My heartfelt thanks to all who came to Vanessa’s aid in this moment of crisis!

While this was going one, we made it to Nashville and on Thursday, played our gig with the Gang ate the Ryman Theater.

Minnie and Roy welcome me to their dressing room.

Minnie and Roy welcome me to their dressing room.

After sound check we got to walk around a bit.

Captain Ryman himself at the wheel...

Captain Ryman himself at the wheel...

Hello to the folks at home!

Hello to the folks at home!

Foto by Phil Jacobs

My name in letters...

My name in letters...

Jorma Kaukonen 2, 2017
Opening For Tedeschi/Trucks
The Ryman
Nashville, Tennessee
Thursday, March 2, 2017

1. True Religion
2. Hesitation Blues
3. Come Back Baby
4. Been So Long
5. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
6. In My Dreams
7. How Long Blues
8. Sea Child
9. Good Shepherd
10. I Know You Rider

Susan, Jorma & Derek

Susan, Jorma & Derek

Norah Jones and Me

Norah Jones and Me

Foto by Myron Hart

I got to play The Sky Is Crying with Susan and Derek, then to bed and home to help pick up the pieces.

Saturday morning, trees coming down

Saturday morning, trees coming down

This root ball is twice as tall as I am.

This root ball is twice as tall as I am.

Things are getting back to normal… we took the dog and went for a hike behind Ginger’s place.

A not so dank tarn

A not so dank tarn

Selfie from the drone

Selfie from the drone

And time for relaxing at home.

Good night to the Shire!

Good night to the Shire!

More will be revealed…

Categories: Diary, Fur Peace Ranch, Set Lists, Venues Tags:

West Coast Wrap Up… Home For A Day… Then Off To Charleston, WVA

February 27th, 2017 Jorma 20 comments
From Grass Valley to Grants Pass

From Grass Valley to Grants Pass

On the way up to Grants Pass we passed the Oroville Dam… I can see why the evacuated the town. Uneventful for us though… and then we were at the Rogue Theater.

The good old Rogue...

The good old Rogue...

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Lots of great people have passed through Grants Pass and the Rogue.

Gone by not forgotten

Gone by not forgotten

Hot Tuna 6, 2017
The Acoustic Duo
Jorma Kaukonen And Jack Casady
The Rogue Theater
Grants Pass, Oregon
Wednesday, February 22, 2017

First Set:
1 Dime For Beer
2 Ain’t In No Hurry
3 Hesitation Blues
4 How Long Blues
5 Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
6 Barbeque King
7 Things That Might Have Been
8 Death Don’t Have No Mercy
9 San Francisco Bay Blues
10 Trial By Fire
11 Sleep Song
12 That’ll Never Happen No More
Second Set:
1 Genesis
2 The Terrible Operation
3 True Religion
4 I See The Light
5 Nobody Knows You When You’re Down & Out
6 Come Back Baby
7 Watch The North Wind Rise
8 Sea Child
9 Good Shepherd
10 Candy Man
11 Brother Can You Spare A Dime
12 Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning
13 Encore: Keep On Trucking Mama

A good time had by all…

Another truly great one!

Another truly great one!

Then on to Portland and the Aladdin.

Back at the Aladdin again... it's been to long

Back at the Aladdin again... it's been to long

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Hot Tuna 7, 2017
The Acoustic Duo
Jorma Kaukonen And Jack Casady
The Aladdin Theater
Portland, Oregon
Thursday, February 23, 2017

First Set:
1. Too Many Years
2. Second Chances
3. Hesitation Blues
4. Been So Long
5. I’ll Be All Right Someday
6. Barbeque King
7. I Am The Light Of This World
8. 99 Year Blues
9. How Long Blues
10. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning
Second Set:
1. I See The Light
2. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down & Out
3. Brother Can You Spare A Dime?
4. Where There’s Two There’s Trouble
5. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
6. The Terrible Operation
7. Come Back Baby
8. In The Kingdom
9. Good Shepherd
10. Watch The North Wind Rise
11. I Know You Rider

Then on to Seattle…

The Benaroya

The Benaroya

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Classy joint

Classy joint

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Time for a little dinner before the show… Pho, of course.

Two Friends dine!

Two Friends dine!

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Yummy

Yummy

Hot Tuna 8, 2017
The Acoustic Duo
Jorma Kaukonen And Jack Casady
Benaroya Hall
Seattle, Washington
Friday, February 24, 2017

First Set:
1. True Religion
2. Ain’t In No Hurry
3. Hesitation Blues
4. Wolves & Lambs
5. Barbeque King
6. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
7. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
8. Trial By Fire
9. Sea Child
10. Whining Boy
11. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning
Second Set:
1. Heart Temporary
2. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down & Out
3. Brother Can You Spare A Dime?
4. How Long Blues
5. Candy Man
6. Come Back Baby
7. Been So Long
8. The Terrible Operation
9. Watch The North Wind Rise
10. Good Shepherd
11. San Francisco Bay Blues
12. I Know You Rider
13. Encore: Genesis

Lovely night

Lovely night

Then a rockin’ drive over the Snoqualmie Pass to Spokane.

Sun and snow on the way to Spokane.

Sun and snow on the way to Spokane.

In Spokane were at a historic spot.

The Plaque

The Plaque

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Calm before the storm at the Flour Mill

Calm before the storm at the Flour Mill

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Hot Tuna 9 & 10, 2017
The Acoustic Duo
Jorma Kaukonen And Jack Casady
Chateau Rive At The Flour Mill
Spokane, Washington
Saturday, February 25, 2017

First Show:
1. True Religion
2. Ain’t In No Hurry
3. Hesitation Blues
4. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
5. The Terrible Operation
6. Barbecue King
7. Heart Temporary
8. That’ll Never Happen No More
9. Sea Child
10. Trial By Fire
11. Whining Boy Blues
12. I See The Light
13. How Long Blues
14. San Francisco Bay Blues
15. Encore: Embryonic Journey
Second Show:
1. Dime For Beer
2. Been So Long
3. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down & Out
4. Brother Can You Spare A Dime
5. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
6. Come Back Baby
7. Candy Man
8. In My Dreams
9. Wolves & Lambs
10. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning
11. Living In The Moment
12. Watch The North Wind Rise
13. Sleep Song
14. Good Shepherd
15. Hesitation Blues
16. I Know You Rider
17. Encore: Re-Enlistment Blues

Then a very early airport call for the flight home.

Bleakness at the Spokane Airport... 0800

Bleakness at the Spokane Airport... 0800

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Then… beating feet for home!

Jorma and Myron... exit row!

Jorma and Myron... exit row!

Tomorrow I head on over to Charleston, West Virginia to play with Tedeschi/Trucks at the Charleston Municipal Auditorium. Looking forward to this as always.

Onward!

Categories: Diary, Set Lists, Venues, trips and journeys Tags:

Goodbye To Larry Coryell… Love Ya Brother!

February 21st, 2017 Jorma 18 comments

Larry Coryell
April 2, 1943—February 19, 2017

I was so sad to hear about Larry’s passing yesterday. Up at the Fur Peace Ranch we were all looking forward to sharing time with him later this year. He was going to teach and play a concert for us at the Fur Peace Station.

Larry and I go back a long, long time. I met him in New York City in 1966. It was one of the very early trips to NYC for the Airplane and we were staying at some ‘affordable’ hotel. It was either the Albert or the Van Rensselaer, I can’t remember. I think Mike Bloomfield introduced us and we became friends. As a musician Larry was light years ahead of me. I was just transitioning from folk music to rock and roll. The electric guitar and I were just getting to know each other. Larry graciously made this introduction attainable. He showed me lots of stuff I could never do, and some that I still do. Thanks buddy!

We reconnected about a decade ago when he graced us with his presence at the Fur Peace Ranch. One of the nice things about old friends is that no matter how long it has been since you saw each other, when you finally get together is seems as if it were only yesterday!

The second time Larry came to the Ranch, G.E.Smith was there too. I recall G.E. sitting in with Larry for a song or two. They did a version of Wichita Lineman I will never forget. Stunning!

There is never a good time for bad news and I was sorrowed to hear that Larry was gone. I will miss our occasional intersections but his spirit and friendship will live in my heart.

Fair winds and following seas brother… fair winds and following seas.

Categories: Diary, Set Lists, Thoughts Tags:

Two More… The Fillmore And Grass Valley

February 21st, 2017 Jorma 9 comments
Thank goodness...

Thank goodness...

The last time I was in San Francisco I was devastated to find that my favorite noodle joint in the Kintetsu Center had gone under. Yep… the Mifune was gone. This time I was pleased to find that it was back in another location. A little different, but better than nothing.

Noodles… and then… The Fillmore!

Beautiful poster for the boys...

Beautiful poster for the boys...

Justin Guip flew in for this one and we got ready to play some music… standing up!

It's not my '67 Plexi... but it did just fine!

It's not my '67 Plexi... but it did just fine!

We’re always stoked to play… but this was our first electric gig for a while and we were really looking forward to it.

The big stage...

The big stage...

Hot Tuna 4, 2017
The Electric Trio
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
& Justin Guip
The Fillmore Auditorium
Sunday, February 19, 2017

First Set:
1. Been So Long
2. Candy Man
3. Can’t Get Satisfied
4. Ode To Billy Dean
5. Trial By Fire
6. Watch The North Wind Rise
7. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
8. Come Back Baby
9. Bowlegged Woman
Second Set:
1. Ain’t In No Hurry
2. Hesitation Blues
3. I See The Light
4. Rock Me Baby
5. I Wish You Would
6. Sea Child
7. Sleep Song
8. Good Shepherd
9. Hit Single #1
10. Funky #7
11. Encore: Water Song

A lifetime of history!

A lifetime of history!

Jack and I have played the Fillmore since the stage was eighteen inches high… an honor then, and an honor now!

Then on a rainy Monday we drove up to Grass Valley and played the Center For The Arts. Jack and I have history up here in this part of California and it was great to be back… Another sold out show as was the Fillmore!

Hot Tuna 5, 2017
The Acoustic Duo
Jorma Kaukonen And Jack Casady
The Center For The Arts
Grass Valley, California
Monday, February 20, 2017

First Set:
1. Ain’t In No Hurry
2. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
3. Hesitation Blues
4. Things That Might Have Been
5. Candy Man
6. Barbeque King
7. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
8. How Long Blues
9. Sleep Song
10. Watch The North Wind Rise
11. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down & Out
12. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning
Second Set:
1. I See The Light
2. Whining boy Blues
3. Second Chances
4. San Francisco Bay Blues
5. Come Back Baby
6. I’ll Be All right Some Day
7. Brother an You Spare A Dime
8. Sea Child
9. Good Shepherd
10. The Terrible Operation
11. I Know You Rider
12. Encore: In My Dreams

Now we’re going to dodge Oroville and the dam… and head up to Grants Pass Oregon to the Rogue Theater.

More anon!

Categories: Diary, Hot Tuna, Set Lists, Venues Tags: