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Genova To Palermo

genoa show 1

Yeah, it was a hectic trip from New York to Italy, but once there the jet lag seemed to fade. We managed two delicious meals before we arrive at the old harbor for our show.

genoa show 2

Jack settled into his borrowed gear and we got ready to rock.

genoa show 3

I remember my Mom and Dad and Brother and I sailed from this port in 1956 on the Giulio Cesare… the sister ship to the Andrea Doria, right after the Doria went down. The old port was the old port then… as it is now.

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The sun began to go down across the harbor as the Moby ferrys came and went.

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The twilight clouds were dramatic, but not ominous… a light show for Bruce Cockburn and Hot Tuna. Bruce’s solo show was fantastic… we took the stage and here is our set list:

Hot Tuna 13, 2011
The Electric Quartet
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
Barry Mitterhoff & Abe Fogle
Arena Del Mare
Genova, Italia
Monday, July 18, 2011

1. I See The Light
2. Goodbye To The Blues
3. I Wish You Would
4. Mourning Interrupted
5. Second Chances
6. 99 Year Blues
7. Death Don’t Have No mercy
8. Rock Me Baby
9. Children Of Zion
10. Hesitation Blues
11. Talkin’ Bout You
12. Funky #7
13. Encore: Hit Single #1

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After the show, we hung out with Bruce and some other friends and thoroughly enjoyed the Genova night. It was late… almost 0200 when we got back to the hotel and we had a two hour ride to the airport in Linate early that morning.

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Up bright and early… a drive the airport where pandemonium reigned and before you knew it, we were in Palermo… well, by 1600 anyway.

palermo airport

Yep… Sicily, just as charming as I remembered it. A long day, but a lovely dinner at the hotel restaurant and now to bed. Tomorrow, our show at WOMAD

palermo hotel.

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  1. Cyndy Consentino
    July 19th, 2011 at 22:21 | #1

    Viva, Jorma, Viva Italia!
    Ciao, Bello 🙂

  2. Giuseppe Fogli
    July 20th, 2011 at 07:19 | #2

    First of all, welcome back in Italy!
    You guys are always welcomed here.
    I can’t wait to attend the concert in Faenza next Friday!
    First HT concert ever for me and my girlfriend
    and she hopes to listen to “Soliloquy for 2” 😉
    I wish you a pleasant stay here in Italy.
    See you Friday!

  3. carlo pagliano
    July 20th, 2011 at 09:37 | #3

    On an Italian July Monday night, HOT TUNA really rocked the whole harbor in Genoa.
    Magic night as one can glean from Jorma’s super reportage, Jack jumping and running back & forward in a continuous dialogue with Jorma and Barry and the amazing Abe, Jorma’s electric performance was simply stellar, from the first note to the closing the music created by the “Living Legend” Jorma Kaukonen, took the spectators in the Arena on a galactic journey visiting musical planets by the thousands, astonishing, our bodies were rocking on the chair moved by the waves of the loud speakers, our spirit were in Heaven. Barry kept on performing using different instruments and you had to look with attention at Jorma and Barry’s fingers to perceive who was doing the solo, a real Swiss clockwork, GOLD!
    Abe Fogle is the most amazing Drum Player ever seen, the way Abe rocks the thing just sittin’ there is the most beautiful sight & sound delivered to an audience, Abe is forever!
    Thanks Jorma, thanks for the Tuna super show in Genoa, it’s an honor and a privilege to be your guest and a great, great luck to be there.
    Thanks again Electric Tuna, safe journey!

  4. jim hitchcock
    July 20th, 2011 at 12:19 | #4

    Carlo, wonderful job of expressing what it was like to be there.

  5. neil
    July 20th, 2011 at 14:03 | #5

    Jim….caputured my thoughts exactly….thanks Carlo, the descriptions made my hair stand…

  6. Steve Singer
    July 21st, 2011 at 08:44 | #6

    That’s very cool to have a show with Bruce Cockburn- another of my favorite songwriters since the 70s, and a fine guitarist too.

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