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Thirteenth Night With Cami

February 15th, 2011 2 comments

grand morning

The mighty Grand Opera House in Wilmington, Delaware as GE and I walked to breakfast. Soon enough we were headed to Absecon, New Jersey where our hotel is and then to Pomona where Stockton College and the gig was. Here is our set list:

CAMI Tour 13
Hot Tuna Blues
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
Barry Mitterhoff, Skoota Warner & G.E. Smith
Charlie Musselwhite & Jim Lauderdale
Stockton Performing Arts Center
Pomona, New Jersey
Monday, February 14, 2011

First Set Acoustic:
1. What Are They Doing In Heaven Today
2. River Of Time
3. Uncle Sam Blues
4. Second Chances
5. Just Because
6. Trashcan Tomcat with Jim, Jack, and Barry
7. Good Together with Jim Lauderdale, GE Smith and the Tuna Boys
8. Alligator Alley
9. Headed For The Hills with Jim, Charlie Musselwhite, GE Smith and the Tuna Boys
10. Sad And Beautiful World with Charlie, Jim, GE, Skoota Warner and the boys
11. Red River Blues
Second Set Electric:
1. Can’t Get Satisfied
2. Children Of Zion
3. Long Gone From Kentucky
4. Goodbye To The Blues
5. Hit Single #1
6. If I Should Have Bad Luck with Charlie Musselwhite
7. Where Highway 61 Runs with CM
8. Cristo Redentor with CM
9. Jawbone with Jim Lauderdale and Charlie Musselwhite
10. Come Back Baby with all
11. Encore: Funky # 7

A short entry, but it’s another drive tomorrow morning. Nighty, night…

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Twelfth Night With CAMI

February 14th, 2011 5 comments

Last night we played the Grand Opera House in Wilmington, Delaware. This is a fine old restored venue perfect for a show like Hot Tuna Blues. Here’s the view from the stage at sound check:

the grand

Here is our set list from last night:

CAMI Tour 12
Hot Tuna Blues
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
Barry Mitterhoff, Skoota Warner & G.E. Smith
Charlie Musselwhite & Jim Lauderdale
The Grand Opera House
Wilmington, Delaware
Sunday, February 13, 2011

First Set Acoustic:
1. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
2. Let Us Get Together
3. Things That Might Have Been
4. Come Back Baby
5. I Know You Rider
6. Trashcan Tomcat with Jim, Jack, and Barry
7. Good Together with Jim Lauderdale, GE Smith and the Tuna Boys
8. Alligator Alley
9. Headed For The Hills with Jim, Charlie Musselwhite, GE Smith and the Tuna Boys
10. Sad And Beautiful World with Charlie, Jim, GE, Skoota Warner and the boys
11. Red River Blues
Second Set Electric
1. I Wish You Would
2. Goodbye To The Blues
3. Too Much Alcohol
4. Talkin’ Bout You
5. Rock Me Baby
6. If I Should Have Bad Luck with Charlie Musselwhite
7. Where Highway 61 Runs with CM
8. Cristo Redentor with CM
9. Jawbone with Jim Lauderdale and Charlie Musselwhite
10. Come Back Baby with all
11. Encore: Bowlegged Woman
wilmington morning

Today we’re off to the Piney Barrens of New Jersey where we will play at the Stockton Performing Arts Center. Well, for now the sun is up and it’s time to see if there is any breakfast on the street.

the mighty louis

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Eleventh Night With CAMI

February 13th, 2011 4 comments

garde 1
So we were at the Garde Arts Center tonight and had a rockin’ good time to say the least. Before I get to the set list, our backstage security was a young man named Elijah Pysyk… magician. He showed me some card tricks that had me confounded. Check out his Youtube at elijahsmagic. Good stuff!

Anyway, here is our set list:

CAMI Tour 11
Hot Tuna Blues
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
Barry Mitterhoff, Skoota Warner & G.E. Smith
Charlie Musselwhite & Jim Lauderdale
Garde Arts Center
New London, Connecticut
Saturday, February 12, 2011

Set One Acoustic:
1. Whining Boy Blues
2. Hesitation Blues
3. Second Chances
4. Uncle Sam Blues
5. Nine Pound Hammer
6. Trashcan Tomcat with Jim, Jack, and Barry
7. Good Together with Jim Lauderdale, GE Smith and the Tuna Boys
8. Alligator Alley
9. Headed For The Hills with Jim, Charlie Musselwhite, GE Smith and the Tuna Boys
10. Sad And Beautiful World with Charlie, Jim, GE, Skoota Warner and the boys
11. Red River Blues
Second Set Electric:
1. I See The Light
2. Children Of Zion
3. Don’t Start Me Talkin’ GE
4. Goodbye To The Blues
5. Hit Single # 1
6. If I Should Have Bad Luck with Charlie Musselwhite
7. Where Highway 61 Runs with CM
8. Cristo Redentor with CM
9. Jawbone with Jim Lauderdale and Charlie Musselwhite
10. Come Back Baby with all
11. Encore: Baby What You Want Me To Do?

A good time had by all… now it’s on to Wilmington, Delaware and the Grand Opera House… In the meantime, another shot inside the Garde.
garde 2

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Tenth Night With CAMI

February 11th, 2011 6 comments

Well, here we are in New London, Connecticut…
new london waterfront

Last night we had a grand show in Morristown at the Mayo and here is the set list thereof:

CAMI Tour 10
Hot Tuna Blues
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
Barry Mitterhoff, Skoota Warner & G.E. Smith
Charlie Musselwhite & Jim Lauderdale
Mayo Center For The Performing Arts
Morristown, New Jersey
Thursday, February 10, 2011

First Set Acoustic:
1. Candy Man
2. I’ll Let You Know Before I Leave
3. Things That Might Have Been
4. Come Back Baby (Acoustic)
5. I Know You Rider
6. Trashcan Tomcat with Jim, Jack, and Barry
7. Good Together with Jim Lauderdale, GE Smith and the Tuna Boys
8. Alligator Alley
9. Headed For The Hills with Jim, Charlie Musselwhite, GE Smith and the Tuna Boys
10. Sad And Beautiful World with Charlie, Jim, GE, Skoota Warner and the boys
11. That’ll Never Happen No More with the whole gang
Second Set Electric:
1. Talkin’ Bout You
2. Goodbye To The Blues
3. Children Of Zion
4. Long Gone From Kentucky
5. If This Is Love I Want My Money Back
1. If I Should Have Bad Luck with Charlie Musselwhite and the Boys
2. Where Highway 61 Runs
3. Cristo Redentor
4. Jawbone with Jim Lauderdale, Charlie and the Boys
6. Come Back Baby, set finale with everyone
7. Encore: Bowlegged Woman

Today was a ‘day off,’ which means we traveled and stopped long enough to wash the bus. There was, however, time to hit Captains Pizza which, I have to say, was superb!

captain's pizza

On Saturday we play the Garde Arts Center

…and now, to bed!

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Eighth And Ninth Night With CAMI

February 10th, 2011 8 comments

Well, first of all, I want to post the set list from last night in Buffalo and here it is:

CAMI Tour 8
Hot Tuna Blues
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
Barry Mitterhoff, Skoota Warner & G.E. Smith
Charlie Musselwhite & Jim Lauderdale
University Of Buffalo Center For The Arts
Buffalo, New York
Tuesday, February 8, 2011

First Set Acoustic:
1. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
2. Breadline Blues
3. Things That Might Have Been
4. Uncle Sam Blues
5. I Know You Rider
6. Trashcan Tomcat with Jim, Jack, and Barry
7. Good Together with Jim Lauderdale, GE Smith and the Tuna Boys
8. Alligator Alley
9. Headed For The Hills with Jim, Charlie Musselwhite, GE Smith and the Tuna Boys
10. Sad And Beautiful World with Charlie, Jim, GE, Skoota Warner and the boys
11. Red River Blues with the whole gang

Second Set Electric:
1. Can’t Get Satisfied
2. Goodbye To The Blues
3. Corners Without Exits
4. Empire State
5. Rock Me Baby
6. If I Should Have Bad Luck with Charlie Musselwhite and the Boys
7. Where Highway 61 Runs
8. Cristo Redentor
9. Jawbone with Jim Lauderdale, Charlie and the Boys
10. Come Back Baby, set finale with everyone
11. Encore: Water Song

Another early morning and before we know it, we were in the Berkshires in PIttsfield at the Colonial Theater

Lots of snow, but what the heck, I didn’t have to shovel it.

pittsfield 1

Ah… New England. Check out this entrance into the Theater:

pittsfield 2
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Anyway, good stuff. Here is our set list from this evening:

CAMI Tour 9
Hot Tuna Blues
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
Barry Mitterhoff, Skoota Warner & G.E. Smith
Charlie Musselwhite & Jim Lauderdale
The Colonial Theater
Pittsfield, Massachusetts
Wednesday, February 9, 2011

First Set Acoustic:
1. What Are They Doing In Heaven Today
2. Hesitation Blues
3. Second Chances
4. Uncle Sam Blues
5. How Long Blues
6. Trashcan Tomcat with Jim, Jack, and Barry
7. Good Together with Jim Lauderdale, GE Smith and the Tuna Boys
8. Alligator Alley
9. Headed For The Hills with Jim, Charlie Musselwhite, GE Smith and the Tuna Boys
10. Sad And Beautiful World with Charlie, Jim, GE, Skoota Warner and the boys
11. Red River Blues with the whole gang

Second Set Electric:
1. I Wish You Would
2. Chet Song?
3. Goodbye To The Blues
4. Get A Little
5. If This Is Love I want My Money Back
6. If I Should Have Bad Luck with Charlie Musselwhite and the Boys
7. Where Highway 61 Runs
8. Cristo Redentor
9. Jawbone with Jim Lauderdale, Charlie and the Boys
10. Come Back Baby, set finale with everyone
11. Encore: Funky # 7

pittsfield 3

Onward!

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Seventh Night With CAMI

February 8th, 2011 6 comments

A great show in Princeton last night… a couple of hours sleep at the hotel and then back on the road to Buffalo.
buffalo four
Yeah, it just doesn’t get too much better than this. Well, maybe it does… here is our set list from last night:

CAMI Tour 7
Hot Tuna Blues
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
Barry Mitterhoff, Skoota Warner & G.E. Smith
Charlie Musselwhite & Jim Lauderdale
McCarter Theater
Princeton, New Jersey
Monday, February 7, 2011

First Set Acoustic:
1. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
2. Hesitation Blues
3. Second Chances
4. Uncle Sam Blues
5. San Francisco Bay Blues
6. Trashcan Tomcat with Jim, Jack, and Barry
7. Good Together with Jim Lauderdale, GE Smith and the Tuna Boys
8. Alligator Alley
9. Headed For The Hills with Jim, Charlie Musselwhite, GE Smith and the Tuna Boys
10. Sad And Beautiful World with Charlie, Jim, GE, Skoota Warner and the boys
11. Red River Blues with the whole gang
Second Set Electric:
1. I Wish You Would
2. Goodbye To The Blues
3. Long Gone From Kentucky
4. Corners Without Exits
5. Talkin’ Bout You
6. If I Should Have Bad Luck with Charlie Musselwhite and the Boys
7. Where Highway 61 Runs
8. Cristo Redentor
9. Jawbone with Jim Lauderdale, Charlie and the Boys
10. Come Back Baby, set finale with everyone
11. Encore: Rock Me Baby

… then there’s Barry and GE heading towards the Rainbow Room on the road to Buffalo.

buffalo two

That’s all well and good. Here we are at the University Of Buffalo and soundcheck is any minute now. More will be revealed.

buffalo three

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Sixth Night With CAMI

February 6th, 2011 10 comments

The gig at the Tilles Center last night was most enjoyable for me. It was a great show, and I got to say hello to some old friends. It was a beautiful production facility and it sure made it easy for Tuna to well, just have a great time! Here is our set list for us as well as Jim Lauderdale and Charlie Musselwhite:

CAMI Tour 6
Hot Tuna Blues
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
Barry Mitterhoff, Skoota Warner & G.E. Smith
Charlie Musselwhite & Jim Lauderdale
Tilles Center For The Performing Arts
Greenvale, New York
Saturday, February 5, 2011

First Set Acoustic:
1. Hesitation Blues
2. Things That Might Have Been
3. Bread Line Blues
4. Uncle Sam Blues
5. Mann’s Fate
6. Trashcan Tomcat with Jim Lauderdale, Jack, Barry & Jorma
7. Good Together with Jim Lauderdale, GE Smith and the Tuna Boys
8. Alligator Alley
9. Headed For The Hills with Jim, Charlie Musselwhite, GE Smith and the Tuna Boys
10. Sad And Beautiful World with Charlie, Jim, GE, Skoota Warner and the boys
11. That’ll Never Happen no More with the whole gang

Second Set Electric:
1. Serpent Of Dreams
2. Goodbye To The Blues
3. If This Is Love I Want My Money Back
4. Arrowhead with GE
5. 99 Year Blues
6. Hit Single #1
7. If I Should Have Bad Luck with Charlie Musselwhite and the Boys
8. Where Highway 61 Runs
9. Cristo Redentor
10. Jawbone with Jim Lauderdale, Charlie and the Boys
11. Come Back Baby, set finale with everyone
12. Encore: Bowlegged Woman with the Tuna Core

And there you have it. It’s a day off in a hotel with TV so I’m looking forward to watching the Superbowl in a couple of hours.

Good Sunday to all!

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Fifth Night With Cami

February 5th, 2011 4 comments

Last Tuna was at the Quick Center For The Arts in Fairfield, Connecticut and from my point of view we had a simply stellar show. Here is our set list:
CAMI Tour 5
Hot Tuna Blues
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
Barry Mitterhoff, Skoota Warner & G.E. Smith
Charlie Musselwhite & Jim Lauderdale
Quick Center For The Arts
Fairfield, Connecticut
Friday, February 4, 2011

First Set With Hot Tuna Acoustic
1. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
2. Bread Line Blues
3. Second Chances
4. Uncle Sam Blues with Charlie
5. Candy Man
6. I Know You Rider
Jim hits the stage and:
1. Plays a song with Barry, Jorma and Jack…Trashcan Tomcat
GE hits the stage and joins Jim and the boys for
2. Good Together
3. Alligator Alley
4. Charlie enters and joins Jim on Headed For The Hills
Charlie leads the company with Skoota Warner and Jim
1. Sad And Beautiful World
Everyone joins Tuna in a rendition of:
1. That’ll Never Happen no More

Second Set With Hot Tuna Electric
1. I Wish You Would
2. Corners Without Exits
3. Goodbye To The Blues
4. I See The Light
5. Long Gone From Kentucky
6. Hit Single # 1
Enter Charlie M.
1. If I Should Have Bad Luck
2. Where Highway 61 Runs
3. Cristo Redentor
Jim Lauderdale comes on for
1. Jawbone
The Gang:
1. Come Back Baby
Encore with the core Tuna while Charlie and Jim head for the Merch Stand:
1. Rock Me Baby

Now we’re off to the Tilles Center For The Performing Arts in Greenvale, Long Island.

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Fourth NIght With CAMI

February 4th, 2011 12 comments

Well finally we got to play again. Snow postponed the gig in Buffalo… but tonight we played in Utica. morning in buffalo
As we awoke in Buffalo this was the morning we saw. In Utica, the Stanley Center was an unbelievable venue. The crowd was responsive, and we gave it our best… which is as follows:
CAMI Tour 4
Hot Tuna Blues
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
Barry Mitterhoff, Skoota Warner & G.E. Smith
With
Charlie Musselwhite & Jim Lauderdale
Stanley Center For The Arts
Utica, New York
Thursday, February 3, 2011
First Set:
Jorma, Jack and Barry
1. The River Of Time
2. Hesitation Blues
3. Sea Child
4. Things That Might Have Been
5. Come Back Baby
6. Let Us Get Together
Jim hits the stage and:
1. Plays a song with Barr, Jorma and Jack…Trashcan Tomcat
GE hits the stage and joins Jim and the boys for
2. Good Together
3. Alligator Alley
4. Charlie enters and joins Jim on Headed For The Hills
Charlie leads the company with Skoota Warner and Jim
1. Sad And Beautiful World
Everyone joins Tuna in a rendition of:
1. That’ll Never Happen no More
Second Set:
Hot Tuna Electric
1. Can’t Get Satisfied
2. Goodbye To The Blues
3. Long Gone From Kentucky
4. If This Is Love, I Want My Money Back
5. Hit Single #1
Enter Charlie M.
1. If I Should Have Bad Luck
2. Where Highway 61 Runs
3. Cristo Redentor
Jim Lauderdale comes on for
1. Jawbone
The Gang:
1. Come Back Baby
Encore: Funky #7

utica chandelier

All this and I got to do my laundry too! Onward.

ps I know we did Come Back Baby in different versions… acoustic traditional… and electric Hot Tuna!

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…And The Snow Came

February 2nd, 2011 4 comments

Well, I don’t know if it was the storm of the century as it was touted… but it was enough for the University Of Buffalo to cancel our gig tonight. We’ll be playing the show next week on Tuesday the 8th of February. Be sure to check out the University Of Buffalo Center For The Arts. Well if could be worse… at least we’ll get to play the gig.
buffalo snow

Well, that’s about it for now. Tomorrow fate willing, we’ll be in Utica at the Stanley Center For The Arts. Hot Tuna perseveres.

At least I had a good steak dinner tonight…

And so to bed!

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