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Nashville To Covington, Kentucky

April 22nd, 2016 Jorma 3 comments
Live in Music City

Live in Music City

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Hot Tuna 5, 2016
The Acoustic Duo
Jorma Kaukonen & Jack Casady
The City Winery
Nashville, Tennessee
Wednesday, April 20, 2016

First Set:
1. Dime For Beer
2. Ain’t In No Hurry
3. Hesitation Blues
4. Come Back Baby
5. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
6. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
7. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down & Out
8. I See The Light
9. Sea Child
10. Sleep Song
11. San Francisco Bay Blues
Second Set:
1. Too Many Years
2. Second Chances
3. That’ll Never Happen No More
4. Barbeque King
5. The Terrible Operation
6. Brother Can You Spare A Dime?
7. Been So Long
8. Living In The Moment
9. Watch The North Wind Rise
10. Good Shepherd
11. Bar Room Crystal Ball
12. Water Song
13. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning
14. Encore: Embryonic Journey

Howdy neighbor...

Howdy neighbor...

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Hot Tuna 6, 2016
The Acoustic Duo
Jorma Kaukonen & Jack Casady
Madison Theater
Covington, Kentucky
Thursday, April 21, 2016

First Set:
1. True Religion
2. Ain’t In No Hurry
3. Hesitation Blues
4. Been So Long
5. Barbeque King
6. Nobody Know You When You’re Down Out
7. How Long Blues
8. Sea Child
9. Sleep Song
10. Candy Man
11. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
12. San Francisco Bay Blues
Second Set:
1. Second Chances
2. Keep On Trucking Mama
3. Come Back Baby
4. I See The Light
5. Things That Might Have Been
6. 99 Year Blues
7. Dime For Beer
8. Watch The North Wind Rise
9. Good Shepherd
10. Bar Room Crystal Ball
11. Water Song
12. Encore: I Know You Rider

Good to go...

Good to go...

I’ve got a lot to talk about my friends from Gibson… but I’ll do that at length when I get into L.A.

Onward

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24 Hours In Asheville…

April 20th, 2016 Jorma 16 comments
Great pawn shop

Great pawn shop

Next to the Wasabi Restaurant… also great…

Where's that mint Les Paul?

Where's that mint Les Paul?

Looking for breakfast… finally got into Over Easy. Perfect breakfast… worth the wait!

Waiting for Over Easy...

Waiting for Over Easy...

Treats and treasures...

Treats and treasures...

Jimmy Rodgers was here too!

Who knew?

Who knew?

Foto by Phil Jacobs

The scene of the crime...

The scene of the crime...

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Hot Tuna 4, 2016
The Acoustic Duo
Jorma Kaukonen & Jack Casady
The Orange Peel
Asheville, North Carolina
Tuesday, April 19, 2016

First set:
1. Ain’t In No Hurry
2. Serpent Of Dreams
3. Hesitation Blues
4. Been So Long
5. I’ll Be All Right Someday
6. Barbeque King
7. Candy Man
8. Sea Child
9. Sleep Song
10. San Francisco Bay Blues
11. I Know You Rider
Second Set:
1. True Religion
2. Second Chances
3. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
4. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down & Out
5. Brother Can You Spare A Dime
6. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
7. In My Dreams
8. 99 Year Blues
9. Death Don’t Have No Mercy…. whoops… minus this one…
10. Watch The North Wind Rise
11. Good Shepherd
12. How Long Blues
13. Bar Room Crystal Ball
14. Water Song
15. Encore: Embryonic Journey

After show… drive to Nashville where tonight we are at the City Winery.

Hot Tuna drives on…

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A Night In Atlanta…

April 18th, 2016 Jorma 6 comments
We ain't in Kansas anymore...

We ain't in Kansas anymore...

We buzzed into Atlanta after a quick drive from Live Oak, Florida… up in the morning, looking for breakfast and finding tall buildings.

Wow...

Wow...

From the hotel to the Variety Theater is only 7 miles… but it took a while.

Our name in lights...

Our name in lights...

Foto by Phil Jacobs

A good time at the Variety Theater as always…

Hot Tuna 3, 2016
The Acoustic Duo
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
The Variety Playhouse
Atlanta, Georgia
Sunday, April 17, 2016

First Set:
1. Ain’t In No Hurry
2. Things That Might Have Been
3. Hesitation Blues
4. I See The Light
5. The Terrible Operation
6. Barbeque King
7. Sea Child
8. Sleep Song
9. 99 Year Blues
10. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning

Second St:
1. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down & Out
2. Brother Can You Spare A Dime
3. Candy Man
4. Too Many Years
5. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
6. Come Back Baby
7. San Francisco Bay Blues
8. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
9. Watch The North Wind Rise
10. Good Shepherd
11. Bar Room Crystal Ball
12. Water Song
13. Encore: Genesis

Giving the gift of song....

Giving the gift of song....

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Meanwhile, back at the Fur Peace Ranch

The blues... backstage at the Ranch

The blues... backstage at the Ranch

Foto by Vanessa Kaukonen

Bob Margolin, G.E.Smith and friends.

Tomorrow, good old Hot Tuna plays The Orange Peel in Asheville.

Down the road…

With Friends At Wanee 2016

April 17th, 2016 Jorma 11 comments
Me, Bruce Hornsby and Steve Kimock

Me, Bruce Hornsby and Steve Kimock

Foto by Myron Hart

Yeah, it’s Wanee time again and who’s bus should be next to ours but Mr. Hornsby himself.

Steve checks his gear on the Peach Stage

Steve checks his gear on the Peach Stage

Yeah… old friends everywhere and the weather was beautiful for us!

Jack... the man!

Jack... the man!

Foto by Myron Hart

The boys... rocking

The boys... rocking

Foto by Myron Hart

Justin kicks some butt

Justin kicks some butt

Foto by Myron Hart

Hot Tuna 2, 2016
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
Justin Guip & Special Guest
Steve Kimock
Wanee Festival
Live Oak, Florida
Saturday, April 16, 2016

1. Been So Long
2. Ain’t In No Hurry
3. Hesitation Blues
4. I See The Light
5. 99 Year Blues
6. Watch The North Wind Rise
7. Water Song
8. Good Shepherd…….. with Steve Kimock
9. Rock Me Baby with Steve Kimock
10. Bowlegged Woman with Steve Kimock
11. Hit Single # I with Steve Kimock
12. Funky # 7 with Steve Kimock

twang...

twang...

Foto by Myron Hart

Git'er Done

Git'er Done

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Yeah… what a blast…

Kimock, Trucks & Hart

Kimock, Trucks & Hart

Schools, Trucks & Casady

Schools, Trucks & Casady

Warren and Jack

Warren and Jack

Foto by Phil Jacobs

The Boys

The Boys

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Then it was time to get ready to go.

Our Rig

Our Rig

Beautiful Rig

Beautiful Rig

Wanee over with Tuna bid Justin and Steve goodbye and drove up the road to Atlanta where we will play the Variety Playhouse.

And now… to bed!

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A Tardy Shoutout To Hurl… And The First Hot Tuna Show Of 2016

March 20th, 2016 Jorma 6 comments

Mea culpa… as always. Last Saturday night… the 12th… our very own John Hurlbut put together an truly awesome show at the Fur Peace Station.In the course of the evening he mustered a crew for a bluegrass set… a rock set… a cluster of acoustic folk songs… every kind of music a feller could want. I got to play, my buddy Myron Hart got to play… a bevy of Hurl’s musical pals rotated on and off stage. It was truly a night to remember!

One week later… tonight… Jack Casady and I played the first Hot Tuna set of 2016 fêting the opening weekend of our 19th year hear at the Fur Peace Ranch. Nineteen years… who would have thought it? Anyway… here:

Hot Tuna 1, 2016
Fur Peace Station
Darwin, Ohio
Saturday, March 19, 2016

First Set:
1. Ain’t In No Hurry
2. Heart Temporary
3. Hesitation Blues
4. I See The Light
5. Barbeque King
6. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down & Out
7. How Long Blues
8. Sea Child
9. Sleep Song
10. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
11. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning
Second Set:
1. Dime For Beer
2. Candy Man
3. Things That Might Have Been
4. San Francisco Bay Blues
5. Come Back Baby
6. Been So Long
7. Living In The Moment
8. Watch The North Wind Rise
9. Good Shepherd
10. Bar Room Crystal Ball
11. Water Song
12. Encore: I know You Rider

More classes tomorrow and a wrap up on Monday.

Great way to start our new year here.

Onward!

Christmas Jam With Warren Haynes And Friends

December 13th, 2015 Jorma 10 comments
Setting up at the Arena

Setting up at the Arena

Friday Myron and I got into my old red truck and drove down to Asheville, North Carolina to meet Jack Casady and Justin Guip. We were honored by Warren Haynes invitation to be part of his magnificent Christmas Jam.

Bright lights... what city

Bright lights... what city

It has been a number of years since we were a part of this awesome community project for Habitat For Humanity. What a cool deal! Needless to say I ran into many old friends.

Pat Simmons and I

Pat Simmons and I

Foto by Jack Casady

Pat Simmons and I have known each other since the early days in the Santa Cruz area… and it was great to see him here!

Jorma and Warren

Jorma and Warren

And then it was time for Hot Tuna!

Justin, Jack and I get it done!

Justin, Jack and I get it done!

Hot Tuna 52, 2015
The Electric Trio
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
& Justin Guip
Warren Haynes Christmas Jam
U.S. Cellular Center
Asheville, North Carolina
Saturday, December 12, 2015

1. Been So Long
2. Watch The North Wind Rise
3. 99 Year Blues
4. Come Back Baby
5. Hit Single #1

Twang, Bang, Boom

Twang, Bang, Boom

Yeah… playing the Big Room! Thanks for the opportunity Warren!

I grabbed Warren and Susan for a quick shot after the 'Class Picture'

I grabbed Warren and Susan for a quick shot after the 'Class Picture'

A great evening for a worthy cause.

The Deltone and the Firebird ready for service!

The Deltone and the Firebird ready for service!

I wanted to get home early today so Myron and I started driving at 0800.

Morning in the mountains

Morning in the mountains

Like a Spring day… lovely!

Mornin' folks!

Mornin' folks!

Foto by Myron Hart

The truck awaits

The truck awaits

Well… what a worthy trip!!!!

Onward

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The Last Two Shows For Tuna, Fall 2015

December 6th, 2015 Jorma 1 comment
The Ridgefied

The Ridgefied

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Hot Tuna 50, 2015
The Acoustic Duo
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
The Ridgefield Playhouse
Ridgefield, Connecticut
Friday, December 4, 2015

First Set:
1. New Song For The Morning
2. Heart Temporary
3. Hesitation Blues
4. Serpent Of Dreams
5. Where There’s Two There’s Trouble
6. Barbeque King
7. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down & Out
8. Full Go Round
9. Sea Child
10. Living In The Moment
11. Candy Man
12. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning
Second Set:
1. Ain’t In No Hurry
2. I See The Light
3. Brother Can You Spare A Dime?
4. I’ll Be All Right Some Day
5. Been So Long
6. Come Back Baby
7. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
8. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
9. Good Shepherd
10. Watch The North Wind Rise
11. Bar Room Crystal Ball
12. Water Song
13. San Francisco Bay Blues
14. Encore: Embryonic Journey

Hmmm....

Hmmm....

The boys in Westhampton

The boys in Westhampton

Hot Tuna 51, 2015
The Acoustic Duo
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center
West Hampton Beach, New York
December 5, 2015

First Set:
1. True Religion
2. Ain’t In No Hurry
3. Hesitation Blues
4. Sea Child
5. Watch The North Wind Rise
6. I Am The Light Of This World
7. Barbeque King
8. Candy Man
9. 99 Year Blues
10. How long Blues
11. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning
Second Set:
1. Been So Long
2. Where There’s Two There’s Trouble
3. In My Dreams
4. San Francisco Bay Blues
5. Things That Might Have Been
6. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down & Out
7. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
8. Things That Might Have Been
9. In The Kingdom
10. Good Shepherd
11. Bar Room Crystal Ball
12. Water Song
13. Encore: I Know You Rider

…then after the show the drive back to Southeast Ohio.

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Sirius Business and The Landis In New Jersey

December 4th, 2015 Jorma 3 comments

On our way up from Richmond, Hot Tuna stopped off at Sirius/XM in D.C. to tape a live show for THE BB KING’S BLUESVILLE YEAR-END CONCERT SERIES which will air on channel 70, December 23, 2015. Coincidentally, my real birthday.

Hot Tuna: Wednesday 12/23/15 12 NOON EST. Rebroadcasts: 12/23/15 3 PM EST, Thurs 12/24/15 9 PM EST , Friday 12/25/15 3AM EST, Sat 12/26/15 6PM EST Eastern, Sun 12/27/15 12 NOON EST

Jack thinks about the set at Sirius/XM

Jack thinks about the set at Sirius/XM

We had a wonderful time… and I, personally, own several Satellite Radio Receivers.

Jack and I and our old friend, Leonard Bernstein

Jack and I and our old friend, Leonard Bernstein

Then it was off to Vineland, New Jersey and the Landis Theater.

Loverly

Loverly

Foto by Phil Jacobs

A new place for us… we loved it!

Hot Tuna 49, 2015
The Acoustic Duo
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
Landis Theater
Vineland, New Jersey
Thursday, December 3, 2015

First Set:
1. Don’t You Leave Me Here
2. Ain’t In No Hurry
3. Hesitation Blues
4. Brother Can You Spare A Dime
5. I See The Light
6. Barbeque King
7. Candy Man
8. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
9. Watch The North Wind Rise
10. 99 Year Blues
11. San Francisco Bay Blues
Second Set:
1. Serpent Of Dreams
2. The Terrible Operation
3. Where There’s Two There’s Trouble
4. In My Dreams
5. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down & Out
6. Sea Child
7. Good Shepherd
8. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
9. How Long Blues
10. Bar Room Crystal Ball
11. Water Song
12. Encore: I Know You Rider

Today we’re heading to Connecticut and the Ridgefield Playhouse about which more shall be revealed!

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Looking Back From Richmond

December 1st, 2015 Jorma 13 comments

Richmond Set LIst:

Hot Tuna 48, 2015
The Acoustic Duo
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
The National Theater
Richmond, Virginia
Tuesday, December 1, 2015

First Set:
1. New Song For The Morning
2. Ain’t In No Hurry
3. Hesitation Blues
4. Barbeque King
5. I See The Light
6. Where There’s Two There’s Trouble
7. Brother Can You Spare A Dime
8. Death Don’t have No Mercy
9. Sea Child
10. Watch The North Wind Rise
11. Barbeque King
12. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
13. San Francisco Bay Blues
Second Set:
1. Serpent Of Dreams
2. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down & Out
3. True Religion
4. The Terrible Operation
5. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
6. River Of Time
7. Living In The Moment
8. Good Shepherd
9. Candy Man
10. Bar Room Crystal Ball
11. Water Song
12. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning
13. Encore: How Long Blues

The Tabernacle after quite a while

The Tabernacle after quite a while

Contentwise this is just a short reprise of the last three gigs. Why has it seemed so busy to me? I haven’t the slightest… it just has. Anyway… we finally got back to the Tabernacle in Mt. Tabor, N.J. around Thanksgiving time… which means we ate some delicious food.

We're talking good... good... good

We're talking good... good... good

We’ve always enjoyed this little venue a lot, so it was nice to be back.

You don't see this at every gig

You don't see this at every gig

Hot Tuna 45, 2015
The Acoustic Duo
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
The Tabernacle
Mt. Tabor, New Jersey
Friday, November 27, 2015

First Set:
1. New Song For The Morning
2. Ain’t In No Hurry
3. I’ll Be All Right Some Day
4. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down & Out
5. I See The Light
6. Barbeque King
7. Hesitation Blues
8. Living IN The Moment
9. Watch The North Wind Rise
10. How Long Blues
11. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning
Second Set:
1. Dime For Beer
2. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
3. Brother Can You Spare A Dime
4. The Terrible Operation
5. Come Back Baby
6. Candy Man
7. 99 Year Blues
8. Good Shepherd
9. Bar Room Crystal Ball
10. Water Song
11. San Francisco Bay Blues
12. Encore: Embryonic Journey

Mr. Jacobs attends to your Tuna needs

Mr. Jacobs attends to your Tuna needs

Then to the Historic Synagogue at 6th and I in D.C.

Zach at the entrance

Zach at the entrance

Now this is a really cool gig indeed.

Looking up...

Looking up...

Wow… what a venue!

Well alrighty then...

Well alrighty then...

Hot Tuna 46, 2015
The Acoustic Duo
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
Sixth & I Historic Synagogue
Washington, D.C.
Saturday November 28, 2015

First Set:
1. Dime For Beer
2. Ain’t In No Hurry
3. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down & Out
4. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
5. Heart Temporary
6. Hesitation Blues
7. Barbeque King
8. I See The Light
9. Living In The Moment
10. Watch The North Wind Rise
11. Candy Man
12. Know You Rider
Second Set:
1. The Terrible Operation
2. Things That Might Have Been
3. Serpent Of Dreams
4. In My Dreams
5. Where There’s Two There’s Trouble
6. Death Don’t have No Mercy
7. 99 Year Blues
8. Good Shepherd
9. Bar Room Crystal Ball
10. Water Song
11. San Francisco Bay Blues
12. Encore: Genesis

Very nice!

Very nice!

And then the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg, PA.

Love this place

Love this place

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Stroudsburg… G.E. Smith’s hometown… and the place I write In My Dreams in 2013.

Hot Tuna 47, 2015
The Acoustic Duo
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
The Sherman Theater
Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
Sunday, November 29, 2015

First Set:
1. New Song For The Morning
2. Where There’s Two There’s Trouble
3. Hesitation Blues
4. Brother Can You Spare A Dime
5. Barbeque King
6. Candy Man
7. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
8. San Francisco Bay Blues
9. Sea Child
10. Watch The North Wind Rise
11. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed And Burning
Second Set:
1. True Religion
2. The Terrible Operation
3. That’ll Never Happen No More
4. In my Dreams
5. Come Back Baby
6. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
7. How Long Blues
8. 99 year Blues
9. Good Shepherd
10. Bar Room Crystal Ball
11. Water Song
12. I Know You Rider
13. Encore: I Am The Light Of This World

OK… now I’m getting caught up… tonight it’s the National Theater in Richmond, VA.

Onward!

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Keswick And Thanksgiving!!!!!!!

November 26th, 2015 Jorma 8 comments
Same as it ever was

Same as it ever was

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Indeed, it’s been too long since Hot Tuna played the good old Keswick Theater in Glenside, PA at Thanksgiving… Gotta not forget this.

Here is our set list:

Hot Tuna 44, 2015
The Acoustic Duo
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
The Keswick Theater
Glenside, Pennsylvania
Wednesday, November 25, 2015

First Set:
1. Dime For Beer
2. Ain’t In No Hurry
3. Hesitation Blues
4. Heart Temporary
5. Watch The North Wind Rise
6. Sea Child
7. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
8. Barbeque King
9. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
10. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
11. River Of Time
12. I Know You Rider
Second Set:
1. True Religion
2. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down & Out
3. Brother Can You Spare A Dime
4. In My Dreams
5. Come Back Baby
6. I See The LIght
7. San Francisco Bay Blues
8. Good Shepherd
9. In The Kingdom
10. Bar Room Crystal Ball
11. Water Song
12. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning
13. Encore: Genesis

Jack and I had a swell time… got to catch up with some old friends including our old pal Bob Steeler. Always good to see you Bob…

Today is Thanksgiving and I personally have so much to be thankful for. My wonderful family, my relative good health and my place in the Universe.
I know this is a ‘Pie In The Sky’ prayer… but may no one go hungry tonight.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone…

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