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Better Late Than Never

February 29th, 2012 Jorma 9 comments

Night before last, we played the Ram’s Head in Annapolis. Why did it take so long to get this set list post up? I’ll tell you why. My son Zach goes to school in Arlington, Virginia and I had a day of meetings yesterday with him and his teachers. We didn’t get back to the hotel until late and well… first things first. It’s all well and good though… he’s doing fine… and, he’s taller than me now. Good grief. Anyway, here is our set list from the wondrous Ram’s Head the other night:
Hot Tuna 8, 2012
The Acoustic Trio
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
& Barry Mitterhoff
The Ram’s Head Tavern
Annapolis, Maryland
Monday, February 27, 2012

First Set:
1. Search My Heart
2. Hesitation Blues
3. Children Of Zion
4. Second Chances
5. I See The Light
6. Come Back Baby
7. Goodbye To The Blues
8. Let Us Together Right Down Here
9. Come Back Baby
10. 99 Year Blues
11. I Know You Rider
Second Set:
1. Been So Long
2. I’ll Let You Know Before I Leave
3. How Long Blues
4. Mama Let Me Lay It On You
5. Sea Child
6. Good Shepherd
7. Vicksburg Stomp
8. Bread Line Blues
9. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
10. I Am The Light Of This World
11. The Terrible Operation
12. Parchman Farm
13. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed And Burning
14. Encore: Embryonic Journey

Another sold our show, by the bye… as is the Birchmere.

Tonight, good old fun loving Hot Tuna is at the Birchmere. Be there or be square.

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Full House At The Egg

February 26th, 2012 Jorma 14 comments

A very quick note… slept in this morning and now I gotta run… Sold out at the Egg… set list as follows:

Hot Tuna 7, 2012
The Acoustic Trio
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
& Barry Mitterhoff
Sawyer Theater
The Egg
Albany, New York
Saturday, February 25, 2012

First Set:
1. I See The Light
2. Hesitation Blues
3. Second Chances
4. Children Of Zion
5. I’ll let You Know Before I Leave
6. How Long Blues
7. River Of Time
8. 99 Year Blues
9. Izze’s Lullaby
10. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
11. Come Back Baby
12. I Know You Rider
Second Set:
1. Been So Long
2. Babe I Want You To Know
3. Things That Might Have Been
4. Bread Line Blues
5. Goodbye To The Blues
6. Sea Child
7. Good Shepherd
8. Barbeque King
9. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
10. Candy Man
11. I Am The Light Of This World
12. Nine Pound Hammer
13. Encore: Vicksburg Stomp

Good times… outta here… on to the Ram’s Head in Annapolis.

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Frome Keene To Albany

February 25th, 2012 Jorma 4 comments

Last night good old Hot Tuna played the Colonial Theater in Keene, New Hampshire. We haven’t been here for five years, so it was nice to be back. Here is our set list:

Hot Tuna 6, 2012
The Acoustic Trio
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
& Barry Mitterhoff
The Colonial Theater
Keene, New Hampshire
Friday, February 24, 2012

First Set:
1. Serpent Of Dreams
2. True Religion
3. Hesitation Blues
4. Children Of Zion
5. Second Chances
6. Let Us Get Together
7. Come Back Baby
8. Sea Child
9. 99 Year Blues
10. I Know You Rider
Second Set:
1. Red River Blues
2. Been So Long
3. Mama Let Me Lay It On You
4. Living In The Moment
5. Full Go Round
6. Come Back Baby
7. Goodbye To The Blues
8. Uncle Sam Blues
9. I’ll Be All Right Some Day
10. Good Shepherd
11. I Am The Light Of This World
12. Parchman Farm
13. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed And Burning
14. Encore: Water Songs

Just a short posting here… we’re on our way to Albany, New York to play the Egg… another sold out show. Gotta Pack up my stuff and hit the road. More anon…

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To Infinity… And Beyond!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

February 24th, 2012 Jorma 11 comments

Well, last night we were in Norfolk, Connecticut at Infinity Hall. Barry and I had been here before and I had told Jack about it a number of times. Well, needless to say, he loved too. This is a great place to see music… and eat.

Hot Tuna 5, 2012
The Acoustic Trio
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
& Barry Mitterhoff
Infinity Hall
Norfolk, Connecticut
Thursday, February 23, 2012

First Set:
1. I See The Light
2. Search My Heart
3. Serpent Of Dreams
4. Hesitation Blues
5. Second Chances
6. Children Of Zion
7. I’ll Let You Know Before I leave
8. How Long Blues
9. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
10. Come Back Baby
11. Sea Child
12. Full Go Round
13. Goodbye To The Blues
14. Things That Might Have Been
15. 99 Year Blues
16. River Of Time
17. Uncle Sam Blues
18. Bread Line Blues
19. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
20. Been So Long
21. I Am The Light Of This World
22. I Know You Rider
23. Encore: Water Song

Yep… over two hours of music and we loved every minute of it. OK… so now we’re off to Keene, New Hampshire… that would be the Colonial Theater, I know this is going to be a dandy too.

Oh yeah… Vanessa just sent me this link from 1968… the good old Jefferson Airplane in our brief film debut in an unfinished Jean Luc Goddard flic. http://www.openculture.com/2012/02/jefferson_airplane_wakes_up_new_york_jean-luc_godard_captures_it_1968.html

Check this out. Nice clothes eh. Good times!

Gotta run.

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On The Road Again With Jack Casady

February 23rd, 2012 Jorma 10 comments
The View From The Footbridge

The View From The Footbridge

The Camden Opera House was our first stop on this little run and it was quite a dandy. We had chowder last night… chowder for lunch… good thing we’re leaving tomorrow morning or I’d have to eat chowder again.

Lots Of Scenic Views Around Here

Lots Of Scenic Views Around Here

In any case… here is our set list from tonight:

Hot Tuna 4, 2012
The Acoustic Trio
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
& Barry Mitterhoff
Camden Opera House
Camden, Maine
Wednesday, February 22, 2012

First Set:
1. Been So Long
2. Heart Temporary
3. Hesitation Blues
4. Children Of Zion
5. River Of Time
6. 99 Year Blues
7. Come Back Baby
8. Goodbye To The Blues
9. How Long Blues
10. I’ll Let You Know Before I Leave
11. I Know You Rider
Second Set:
1. I See The Light
2. Bread Line Blues
3. Second Chances
4. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
5. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
6. The Terrible Operation
7. Mama Let Me Lay It On You
8. Candy Man
9. Things That Might Have Been
10. I Am The Light Of This World
11. Uncle Sam Blues
12. Parchman Farm
13. Keep your Lamps Trimmed And Burning
14. Encore: Keep On Truckin’ Mama

Just Loverly

Just Loverly

Well… we’re off to Infinity Hall in Norfolk, Connecticut tomorrow so it’s off to bed!

Good Night All!

Good Night All!

By the bye… check out the Camden River House…. What a wonderful place to stay… Tell’em, Jorma sent you!

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From The Far East To Southeast Ohio

February 15th, 2012 Jorma 18 comments

Anyone who has traveled to the Orient knows what a long trip it is. It’s long… ’nuff said. We had such a good time over there. We’d like to extend our thanks to our new friends, the Randy Abel Stable who played with us in Beijing… the lovely ladies who held our hands in Beijing and Shanghai. We couldn’t have done it without you. Reggie in Shanghai, Doro in Beijing… all the great folks who welcomed us whose names are slipping me at the moment here at my kitchen table in Ohio. Thanks for your friendship and love… and back attcha!

I’m just gonna throw some pictures at everyone. They don’t do justice to the magic of the trip. The true pictures live in my heart. Anyway, here goes:

Loose In Beijing At The Temple Of Heaven

Loose In Beijing At The Temple Of Heaven

Dancing In Heaven

Dancing In Heaven

Heavenly

Heavenly

Everyone Goes To Heaven

Everyone Goes To Heaven

Heaven And More Heaven

Heaven And More Heaven

Walking On

Walking On

Barry Addresses The People

Barry Addresses The People

The Old Dog Himself

The Old Dog Himself

Three Buddies Abroad

Three Buddies Abroad

Talk About Temples...

Talk About Temples...

Marshal Art

Marshal Art

Peking Duck

Peking Duck

A Man's Gotta Eat

A Man's Gotta Eat

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YYT Awaits

YYT Awaits

Inside YYT

Inside YYT

Boo

Boo

Live And In Person

Live And In Person

Towards Old Town

Towards Old Town

Dad Would have Loved This

Dad Would have Loved This

No Photo

No Photo

Old And New

Old And New

Thinking Of Dad And The Old China Hands

Thinking Of Dad And The Old China Hands

Yang And Yin

Yang And Yin

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Phil With Our Translator Tessa

Phil With Our Translator Tessa

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Howdy

Howdy

Carpomania

Carpomania

From The Bund

From The Bund

Old And New Yangtse

Old And New Yangtse

Myron Greets The World

Myron Greets The World

They All Love To Pose With Myron

They All Love To Pose With Myron

Farewell To The Pagodas

Farewell To The Pagodas

Well… that’s about it for now. That Honey Do list has been growing while I’ve been gone.

Wonderful to travel… Great to be home!

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Heading Home

February 13th, 2012 Jorma 4 comments

We’ve had such a great time here in the Far East… it’s hard to know where to begin. When I get home I’ll write some more and cull some good pictures for the site… in the meantime… here are our set lists from Beijing and Shanghai:

Jorma Kaukonen And Barry Mitterhoff 5, 2012
Yugong Yishan
Beijing, China
February 12, 2012

1. I See The Light
2. Hesitation Blues
3. How Long Blues
4. Children Of Zion
5. Goodbye To The Blues
6. Come Back Baby
7. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
8. Second Chances
9. Bread Line Blues
10. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
11. I Know You Rider
12. Vicksburg Stomp
13. Sea Child
14. Good Shepherd
15. Parchman Farm
16. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed And Burning
17. Encore: Embryonic Journey

Jorma Kaukonen And Barry Mitterhoff 6, 2012
Yuyintang
Shanghai, China
Sunday, February 12, 2012

First Set:
1. Been So Long
2. I’ll Let You Know Before I Leave
3. How Long Blues
4. Children Of Zion
5. Come Back Baby
6. Hesitation Blues
7. Second Chances
8. Vicksburg Stomp
9. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
10. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
11. Living In The Moment
12. Full Go Round
13. I Know You Rideer
Second Set:
1. I See The Light
2. Candy Man
3. River Of Time
4. Uncle Sam Blues
5. The Terrible Operation
6. Bread Line Blues
7. Keep On Truckin’ Mam
8. Sea Child
9. Good Shepherd
10. 99 Year Blues
11. Parchman Farm
12. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed And Burning
13. Encore: Embryonic Journey

This has indeed been a wondrous time, but it’s time to go home. More will be revealed.

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From The Land Of The Rising Sun To The People’s Republic

February 10th, 2012 Jorma 10 comments
The Stage At Billboard Live In Tokyo

The Stage At Billboard Live In Tokyo

It’s been a really busy couple of days… but very good ones. First of all, Barry Mitterhoff and I played Billboard Live in Osaka. We loved it, and here is our set list:

Jorma Kaukonen And Barry Mitterhoff 3, 2012
Billboard Live
Osaka, Japan
Wednesday, February 8, 2012

First Show:
1. I See The Light
2. Hesitation Blues
3. River Of Time
4. Children Of Zion
5. Come Back Baby
6. Let Us Get Together
7. Things That Might Have Been
8. 99 Year Blues
9. Sea Child
10. Goodbye To The Blues
11. Vicksburg Stomp
12. How Long Blues
13. Serpent Of Dreams
14. I Am the Light Of This World
15. I Know You Rider
16. Encore: Embryonic Journey
Second Show:
1. Been So Long
2. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out
3. I’ll Let You Know Before I Leave
4. More Than My Old Guitar
5. Search My Heart
6. Uncle Sam Blues
7. Keep On Truckin’ Mama
8. Second Chances
9. Candy Man
10. Good Shepherd
11. Full Go Round
12. True Religion
13. BBQ King
14. Parchman Farm
15. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed And Burning
16. Encore: Genesis

Some sleep, such as it was with jet lag and all, and off to Tokyo where we went directly the the gig at the Tokyo Billboard LIve. Here is our set list from Tokyo:

Jorma Kaukonen And Barry Mitterhoff 4, 2012
Billboard Live
Tokyo, Japan
Thursday, February 9, 2012

First Show:
1. Been So Long
2. True Religion
3. Hesitation Blues
4. Children Of Zion
5. Second Chances
6. That’ll Never Happen No More
7. Come Back Baby
8. Vicksburg Stomp
9. Sea Child
10. 99 Year Blues
11. I Am The Light Of This World
12. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
13. I Know You Rider
14. Encore: Embryonic Journey
Second Show:
1. I See The Light
2. River Of Time
3. I’ll Let You Know Before I Leave
4. How Long Blues
5. Goodbye To The Blues
6. Uncle Sam Blues
7. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
8. Things That Might Have Been
9. Keep On Truckin’ Mama
10. Good Shepherd
11. Full Go Round
12. Nine Pound Hammer
13. Encore: Genesis

(Whoops… there was also a Candy Man, Trouble In Mind and a Living In The Moment… My bad. Thanks to those who noticed.

Back to the Hotel, a couple hours of sleep and off to Narita and thence to Beijing, China.

Vintage Barton Fink

Vintage Barton Fink

We got in about 1400 and went straight to the hotel… which was beautiful even if the hallway reminded me a little of Barton Fink.

We rested up a bit and the ladies who picked us up at the airport took us out to a delicious dinner.

We Mssed Barry, But A Man's Gotta Eat!

We Missed Barry, But A Man's Gotta Eat!

Did I say, ‘Yummy?’

Bounties Of The Earth

Bounties Of The Earth

We had such fun in Japan… got to see some old friends, made some new ones… can’t wait to get back. Here in China, I feel a real connection. Could it be our daughter… who knows. I have to admit I feel very comfortable here. We have been made to feel welcome and I can’t wait for the show tomorrow at Yugong Yishan.

This is really exciting stuff! More will be revealed!

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Chysanthemum And The Sword

February 6th, 2012 Jorma 8 comments
Time To Re-Plight That Troth... Japanese Style

Time To Re-Plight That Troth... Japanese Style

Yep… As anyone who has done this trip to the Far East… It’s a long one, but here we are. I haven’t been in Japan since 1997 and you know, I’ve missed it. You know, it is such a different place… but I really love it. A little rainy this morning, but who cares?

Rain Is Rain, Anywhere

Rain Is Rain, Anywhere

Today is a day off, gives us a little time to get used to the time and date change. Got some great food already… I love this gig!

Big City Blues

Big City Blues

Well, perhaps a walk in the rain… tomorrow, Billboard Live!

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Hail And Farewell

February 5th, 2012 Jorma 9 comments

Last night was the second night for Barry Mitterhoff and myself at McCabe’s music… It’s early here in the City Of Angels and we’re getting ready to head for the airport… next stop Japan. First our set list from last night:

Jorma Kaukonen And Barry Mitterhoff 2, 2012
McCabe’s Guitar Shop
Santa Monica, California
Saturday, February 4, 2012

First Show:
1. Serpent Of Dreams
2. That’ll Never Happen No More
3. Children of Zion
4. Things That Might Have Been
5. Goodbye To The Blues
6. Come Back Baby
7. 99 Year Blues
8. River Of Time
9. Hesitation Blues
10. Bread Line Blues
11. How Long Blues
12. Nine Pound Hammer
13. Encore: Been So Long
Second Show:
1. I See The Light
2. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out
3. Uncle Sam Blues
4. Second Chances
5. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
6. Vicksburg Stomp
7. Death Don’t have No Mercy
8. Candy Man
9. Good Shepherd
10. Full Go Round
11. He Terrible Operation
12. I Know You Rider
13. Encore: Genesis

I really love this gig… it’s like home in some ways. Now off to places unknown. Onward!

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