Chiari And Home

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Now this is a set of lawn chairs… comfortable too! I need a set of these for the Fur Peace Ranch.

We stayed and this hotel some years ago when Barry and Vanessa and I came together. Across the road, the monastery looked serenely across the valley.

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Another outdoor show in perfect Italian summer conditions… Abe Fogle is always ready to play…

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Here is our set list:

Hot Tuna 17, 2011
The Electric Quartet
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
Barry Mitterhoff & Abe Fogle
Instituto San Bernadino
Chiari, Italia
Saturday, July 23, 2011

1. Been So Long
2. Hesitation Blues
3. A Little Faster
4. Ode To Billy Dean
5. Goodbye To The Blues
6. 99 Year Blues
7. Bowlegged Woman
8. Rock Me Baby
9. Children Of Zion
10. Things That Might Have Been
11. Mourning Interrupted
12. I Know You Rider
13. Funky #7
14. Encore: Hit Single # 1

We had a rockin’ good time… and a great dinner!

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Friends, family, food and music! Talk about a perfect world!!! The only thing that could make this more complete is sharing all this with the folks at home… and indeed that is where we are bound today.

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We’ll miss moments like this, but after all, there’s no place like home.


  1. Richard
    July 24th, 2011 at 00:19 | #1

    Jorma..Great pics as usual.Have a good trip back.Maybe just maybe it will have cooled down by the time you roll in.Been a tad on the sweltering side on the east.

  2. john o
    July 24th, 2011 at 10:56 | #2

    I sure wish I was there! Jorma, can you tell Jack that a friend of mine said to me @ the outdoor show on Long Island that “Jack still looks like he’s Seventeen”. And one of the female friends that was there said “Jorma is still a very handsome man”.
    And when I told her you were referred as:
    The Scandinavian Sex Symbol, she replied “I can see why”. Anyway, have a safe trip home!!

  3. Kate Sullivan
    July 24th, 2011 at 11:59 | #3

    Reading your entries reminds me that connections make our world that much smaller and…………. that’s important. I’ve been to Italy twice and each time I almost didn’t come back home. So next time I go, it will have to be after I retire when the strings of a career that I cherish are finally broken. Thanks for the Post and the resurfacing of warm memories.

  4. Kate Sullivan
    July 24th, 2011 at 12:06 | #4

    Oooops………… more thing, you mentioned a monastery. Many of them, as well as some convents, empty out in the summertime and rooms are rented out. It’s my experience that the convents can be a little too restrictive and actually adhere to their curfews while the monasteries, curfew or no curfew, are quite flexible.

  5. john o
    July 24th, 2011 at 16:16 | #5

    Kate, I can just see Jack and Jorma sneakin into their rooms at the monastery after a late show and gettin busted by the Bishop in charge – hee hee!

  6. Cyndy Consentino
    July 24th, 2011 at 17:37 | #6


    Absolutely love the lawn set! Italians have great style.
    Have a safe trip home.

  7. carlo pagliano
    July 25th, 2011 at 14:36 | #7

    Thanks Jorma!
    Thanks Hot Tuna!
    Just Special Indeed!
    That’s how life should always be and that’s how life truly shines when the Tuna turns around.
    In absolute the greatest Rock Run one could ever catch up with.
    And a lesson of thankfulness for real throughout too.
    Hot Tuna Concerts shake every inch of us, mind, soul, body, spirit, the whole container in which we are immersed.
    I found myself dancing like never, woke up this morning purified, pretty charged like the coils of a spring, aware of an authority within myself yet unknown, actually grown up, a much needed thing going towards the XXX long final of this provisional and unique show which is my life. I wouldn’t have been able without the Tuna cure. It feels like in a fresh suit on a special Sunday.
    Choose the Tuna cure, the one and only that really takes care! Minimum four to five gigs per week.
    And all one has to do is to keep it going when the Tuna has gone, ‘cause that is the treasure in our hands, else and out is a useless bore.
    I love Italy more through Jorma’s words then being an Italian myself.

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