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Head East Young Man

February 27th, 2020 16 comments

We finished our second night at the Fillmore thusly:

Hot Tuna 10, 2020
The Electric Trio
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
And Justin Guip
The David Bromberg Band
At The Fillmore Auditorium
San Francisco, California
Saturday, February 22, 2020

1. Serpent Of Dreams
2. Second Chances
3. Barbeque King
4. Walkin’ Blues
5. That’ll Never Happen No More
6. I Am The Light Of This World
7. Bowlegged Woman
8. Rock Me Baby
9. Sea Child
10. Good Shepherd
11. Hit Single # 1
12. Baby What You Want Me To Do?
13. Encore: Bar Room Crystal Ball
14. Encore 2: Funky # 7

Then we moseyed east toward Chico, California for a gig at the Laxson.

Beautiful theater on campus!

Beautiful theater on campus!

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Hot Tuna 11, 2020
The Electric Trio
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
And Justin Guip
Laxson Auditorium
Chico, California
Sunday, February 23, 2020

First Set:
1. Been So Long
2. Hesitation Blues
3. Day To Day Out The Window Blues
4. Can’t Get Satisfied
5. Ode To Billy Dean
6. Second Chances
7. Living Just For You
8. Talkin’ Bout You
9. Bowlegged Woman

Second Set:
1. I See The Light
2. Candy Man
3. Barbeque King
4. San Francisco Bay Blues
5. Walkin’ Blues
6. Wolves & Lambs
7. I Am The Light Of This World
8. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
9. Hit Single # 1
10. Trial By Fire
11. Good Shepherd
12. Funky # 7
13. Encore: Water Song

Microscopic at the Laxson

Microscopic at the Laxson

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Then east on I-80 towards Salt Lake City with a stop at the Bonneville Salt Flats.

Back at the Flats again...

Back at the Flats again...

Foto by Phil Jacobs

It was a beautiful day so out came the Mavic Pro Drone.

Prepping the little beast

Prepping the little beast

Foto by Myron Hart

Best day possible for this!

Up, up and away!

Up, up and away!

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Then… the flats…

You can't make this up!

You can't make this up!

Drone shot by Jorma Kaukonen

Come home little guy

Come home little guy

Foto by Myron Hart

Enough fun. On to Salt Lake City!

Old School Marquee

Old School Marquee

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Hot Tuna 12, 2020
The Electric Trio
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
And Justin Guip
The David Bromberg Band
The Commonwealth Room
Salt Lake City, Utah
Wednesday, February 26, 2020

1. I See The Light
2. Hesitation Blues
3. Ode To Billy Dean
4. Talkin’ Bout You
5. Living Just For You
6. Barbeque King
7. Bowlegged Woman
8. Come Back Baby
9. Watch The North Wind Rise
10. Sleep Song
11. Good Shepherd
12. Hit Single # 1
13. Funky # 7
14. Encore: Water Song

And now… Boulder, Colorado bound!

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From The Chase Arena To The Fillmore

February 22nd, 2020 43 comments
View at the top!

View at the top!

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

Thursday the Tuna Gang was invited to play the National Anthem at the Warriors game against Houston… and yes, It was 60’s night. Here’s a shot of the rehearsal.

On the hardwood

On the hardwood

Foto by Phil Jacobs

And here’s a link to the performance:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/m0ibrp0ue74hbg4/GSW_BSR_20200220_National%20Anthem.mov?dl=0

Exalted life back stage

Exalted life back stage

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

Then Friday was our first night at the Fillmore with David and the guys.

Hot Tuna 9, 2020
The Electric Trio
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
With
The David Bromberg Band
At The Fillmore Auditorium
San Francisco, California
Friday, February 21, 2020

1. Been So Long
2. Living Just For You
3. Can’t Get Satisfied
4. Talkin’ Bout You
5. Day To Day Out The Window Blues
6. Roads and Roads &
7. Hesitation Blues
8. Ode To Billy Dean
9. Bowlegged Woman
10. Trial By Fire
11. Sleep Song
12. Walkin’ Blues
13. Good Shepherd
14. Funky #7
15. Encore: Water Song

A rockin’ good time had by all… finished at 1215. Whoah…

Playing the Star Spangled Banner was an honor indeed…

More will be revealed…

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The Golden State

February 20th, 2020 16 comments

It’s been a while since we’ve been to the Belly Up in Solano Beach and it was good to be back. It’s a great gig! The folks that run it are awesome, the food is great and the audience tops! I look forward to the next time.

Hot Tuna 6, 2020
The Electric Trio
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
& Justin Guip
The Belly Up
Solano Beach, California
First Set:
1. Serpent Of Dreams
2. Day To Day Out The Window Blues
3. Letter To The North Star
4. Ode To Billy Dean
5. Talkin’ Bout You
6. Candy Man
7. Roads and Roads &
8. Bowlegged Woman
9. Hit Single # 1

Second Set:
1. Living Just For You
2. Can’t Get Satisfied
3. Come Back Baby
4. Sea Child
5. Trial By Fire
6. Walkin’ Blues
7. Watch The North Wind Rise
8. Good Shepherd
9. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
10. Funky #7
11. Encore: Baby What You Want Me To Do?

En route...

En route...

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

L.A. Hundreds of neighborhoods looking for a city. This is a neat one!

Nifty eartery in Korean Town

Nifty eartery in Korean Town

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

In another neighborhood… the El Rey!

Rockin' with David Bromberg!

Rockin' with David Bromberg!

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Hot Tuna 7, 2020
The Electric Trio
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
At the El Rey With The
David Bromberg Band
Los Angeles, California
Tuesday, February 18, 2020

1. Been So Long
2. Living Just For You
3. Talkin Bout You
4. Ode To Billy Dean
5. Hesitation Blues
6. Roads and Roads &
7. Can’t Get Satisfied
8. Bowlegged Woman
9. Trial By Fire
10. Sea Child
11. Walkin’ Blues
12. Good Shepherd
13. Funky #7
14. Encore: Hit Single # 1

Then we drove after show to Santa Barbara and the Lobero, another classic hall with incredible provenance.

If these walls could talk...

If these walls could talk...

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Hot Tuna 8, 2020
The Electric Trio
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
At The Lobero Theater
With
The David Bromberg Band
Santa Barbara, California
Wednesday, February 19, 2020

1. I See The Light
2. Second Chances
3. Day To Day out The Window Blues
4. Can’t Get Satisfied
5. Rock Me Baby
6. Letter To The North Star
7. That’ll Never Happen No More
8. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
9. Bowlegged Woman
10. Come Back Baby
11. Living Just For You
12. Watch The North Wind Rise
13. Good Shepherd
14. Funky # 7
15. Encore: Water Song

Putting our best side forward

Putting our best side forward

Foto by Phil Jacobs

After show a dash to S.F. where Jack and Justin and I will play the National Anthem at the Warriors game tonight.

This is a first for us and it’s an honor.

More anon

Then it was time to meet Bromberg and his pals in L.A. at the El Rey!

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Phoenix And The MIM

February 16th, 2020 9 comments

We flew out a day early to Phoenix to meet Jack and Phil and had a chance go to Ramen Hood in Scottsdale.

This place was more than excellent!

This place was more than excellent!

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

We’ve been relentlessly seeking great places for authentic Ramen… and this on filled the bill!

Really spicy... the way I like it!

Really spicy... the way I like it!

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

Then Friday and the first of to days at the Musical instrument Museum. This place is truly awesome. You all owe it to yourself to visit if you’re in the area. Our good friend, Dick Boak, was on the bill to… well, be himself, play some music and shed light on the world.

Hear no evil...

Hear no evil...

Dick is just the best, and it is always good to hang out with him.

Night One:

Hot Tuna 4, 2020
The Original Acoustic Duo
Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady
Valentine Day Special
The Musical Instrument Museum
Phoenix, Arizona
Friday, February 14, 2020

1. New Song For The Morning
2. Been So Long
3. Hesitation Blues
4. Barbeque King
5. I See The Light
6. How Long Blues
7. Whining Boy Blues
8. River Of Time
9. I Am The Light Of This World
10. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
11. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
12. Sleep Song
13. Trial By Fire
14. Watch The North Wind Rise
15. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning
16. Encore: Water Song

Pristine gig...

Pristine gig...

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Hot Tuna 5, 2020
The Original Acoustic Duo
Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady
The Musical Instrument Museum
Phoenix, Arizona
Saturday, February 15, 2020

1. Dime For Beer
2. Serpent Of Dreams
3. San Francisco Bay Blues
4. Day To Day Out The Window Blues
5. Second Chances
6. That’ll Never Happen No More
7. Come Back Baby
8. Too Many Years
9. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down & Out
10. Full Go Round
11. Sea Child
12. Trial By Fire
13. The Terrible Operation
14. Candy Man
15. Sleep Song
16. Good Shepherd
17. I Know You Rider
18. Encore: Embryonic Journey

Phoenix morning...

Phoenix morning...

Foto by Jack Casady

Up this morning and a moderately quick eight hour drive to the San Diego area… tomorrow, the Belly Up in Solano Beach.

Foto by Jack Casady

The Belly Up is our first Electric Trio show of this run.

Looking forward to it.

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FPR Down South, Wintry MIx At Home, Tuna Heads West

February 10th, 2020 11 comments

John Hurlbut and I were down on Sanibel Island for two weeks for our yearly offsite road trip. In that time while avoiding the wintry mix at home, we had two classes and a boat ride.

The songwriting class...

The songwriting class...

Foto by John Hurlbut

The guys in the song writing class knocked it out of the park… again. I am humbled by not only their talent but also their relentless work ethic. Thanks fellas!

We had a Saturday and a Sunday off and on Saturday our friend Billy from the Cherry Street Pub in Lancaster, Ohio took us for ride on his boat. If you’re gonna hang in Florida… I can see a boat is a must! After the Superbowl (Good on KC!) Another class… this one a blues adventure.

My and my blues buddies!

My and my blues buddies!

Foto by John Hurlbut

Back at home… winter was in full swing.

A winter wonderland at the Ranch

A winter wonderland at the Ranch

Foto by Vanessa Kaukonen

Not only winter… but a Snow Moon!

Good to be home

Good to be home

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

Then it was time to load up the bus and head for the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix. We’ll be holding forth with our pal Dick Boak.

Our roving domicile!

Our roving domicile!

Selfie by Myron Hart

Yup… that’s it for now.

This... is Florida living!

This... is Florida living!

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

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Goodbye Buddy

February 5th, 2020 20 comments
Yeah man... I'll miss ya brother

Yeah man... I'll miss ya brother

So I’m down here teaching on Sanibel Island. It’s a good time… no complaints. I just heard from my friend Michael Falzarano that our old pal Buddy Cage passed today. I really got to know Buddy in the mid eighties. I had met him before, but we never hung. When I moved to New York in ’84 he was playing with Bad Dog and we did some gigs together. We became friends and our orbits circled each each other over the years. He was a lovable eccentric… always.

I know you had some hard times old friend and if there is a better place, you are there now.

Fair winds and following seas….

Our Buddy...

Our Buddy...

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