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Sold Out Show In Helsinki… And Thoughts Of The Beacon

December 1st, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments
The View From My Window

The View From My Window

Last night at the Savoy Theater in Helsinki Barry Mitterhoff and I had a sold out show! Ah, two words we love to hear. The Savoy is a beautiful venue and the sound was beautiful. The local promoters took us out to dinner before the shows to the Sea Horse where I had a reindeer filet. Good times indeed. This sure brought back a lot of memories. Anyway, here is our set list:

Jorma Kaukonen And Barry Mitterhoff 22, 2011
The Savoy
Helsinki, Finland
Tuesday, November 29, 2011

First Set:
1. What Are They Doing In Heaven Today?
2. Hesitation Blues
3. Come Back Baby
4. Children Of Zion
5. Things That Might Have Been
6. Sea Child
7. Full Go Round
8. River Of Time
9. 99 Year Blues
10. I Am The Light Of This World
11. How Long Blues
12. I Know You Rider
Second Set:
1. I See The Light
2. Second Chances
3. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
4. Bread Line Blues
5. Vicksburg Stomp
6. The Terrible Operation
7. Uncle Sam Blues
8. Good Shepherd
9. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
10. Parchman Farm
11. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed And Burning
12. Encore: Water Song

Today we are off to Vasa, where we play the Skafferiet At Ritz. Another new venue for us so this should be fun. Gotta catch breakfast and repack my bags.

Helsinki At Night

Helsinki At Night

Which reminds me… with the Beacon Theater in New York City coming up on the 9th and 10th of December, I would be remiss if I didn’t note that tickets are going fast. Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams will be on board for both nights so we will be doing our new album, Steady As She Goes in it’s entirety! Charlie Musselwhite will be with us as well as G.E. Smith, David Bromberg, and Steve Kimock. Who knows who else might show up?

OK, that tired me out… gotta get ready to go to Vasa.

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  1. Jarmo Levo
    December 1st, 2011 at 02:35 | #1

    Thank you for an outstanding performance at the Savoy Theater! You were great, both of you. Guitar and mandolin really go really well together.

    I first heard you (from an Airplane LP) as a teenager in 1979. I learned later of Hot Tuna and liked your band (and Jack’s) even more. And I’ve wanted to hear you alive. Now it’s true. Thank you.

    I do a little playing myself (guitar and ukulele) and have always admired the power you get from the instrument. My daughter plays 39-string kantele (kind of Finnish harp, you really should check it out) and son started on a cornet about a year ago.

    Seriously, I like a lot that you keep the traditional blues music alive. And acoustic guitar is the best instrument for that.

    You have probably noticed that you have many fans also here in Finland. I look forward to hearing you again someday. Once again thank you for a wonderful night.

  2. carlo pagliano
    December 1st, 2011 at 03:09 | #2

    Steady As She Goes, Jorma!
    You can feel the neat rigid air in your photos!
    Always Great! Always Thanks!
    Peace be the Journey!

  3. JuhaL
    December 1st, 2011 at 03:26 | #3

    What a great concert! Last time I saw you 35 years ago, (Hot Tuna concert at the Kulttuuritalo in Helsinki, august 25 1976).
    Hope to see you sooner next time.

  4. Mikko
    December 1st, 2011 at 05:01 | #4

    Thank You for wonderful evening at Savoy Theater! It was unforgetable and very inspiring. Thanks!

  5. Hans
    December 1st, 2011 at 06:46 | #5

    I will be in the crowd at Skafferiet Ritz!

  6. Cyndy Consentino
    December 1st, 2011 at 08:34 | #6

    Dear Jorma,
    Great pictures- thanks!! What is Reindeer Filet like?
    8 days to the Beacon and I will be listening to Tuna constantly(which I pretty much do anyway)!
    Safe journeys!

  7. Will
    December 1st, 2011 at 08:54 | #7

    Many thanks for a lovely and uplifting evening, Jorma and Barry!

    Driving into Helsinki and singing along lustily to the first Hot Tuna album, I little imagined my vocal efforts would be so royally rewarded: five numbers, including a drop-dead-gorgeous Know You Rider and a Death Don’t Have No Mercy that had unashamed tears rolling down my cheeks.
    And when Let Us Get Together popped up (last heard live in 1971 at the feet of the good Rev. Gary Davis at the Cambridge Folk Festival), the chills were running up and down the spine. Perfect!
    All you guys have to do now is to persuade Grossman and Bromberg to make the trip over here! Smuggle them in with you next time, alright?

    Happy trails in Vaasa and Turku!

  8. December 1st, 2011 at 11:54 | #8

    I’m gonna try to make the Beacon. Saw Bromberg ten days ago in NJ and he and his Quartette put on a stunning show. The combination of Jorma and David Bromberg promises to be spectacular and should not be missed.

  9. Jarmo
    December 1st, 2011 at 16:51 | #9

    Jorma and Barry,
    Thanks for an excellent show at the Savoy Theater in Helsinki. I´ve been waiting for so many years to see you guys. It was really worth waiting! I hope you enjoy your stay here in Finland.

  10. Steve
    December 1st, 2011 at 22:11 | #10

    WOW what a setlist! Great stuff Jorma-can’t wait for the Beacon next weekend. The past 2 years I have enjoyed the Beacon run with 14 odd or so friends from high school, from good ole way back! While this year the group is much smaller due to other committments those attending are looking forward to a rockin’ good time. Safe travels……

  11. Richard
    December 1st, 2011 at 23:08 | #11

    You are one hardworking musician…old school…hardcore.Stay healthy and strong. Dickie

  12. Timo Toiviainen
    December 2nd, 2011 at 04:47 | #12

    Thanks for a great evening of good music and vibes,guys.Hope you enjoy the Kadonnut kaupunki book I gave you.Maybe I´ll see you in Maui january since I´ll be staying there at that time.What a coincidence!
    Have a good trip home

  13. Will
    December 2nd, 2011 at 09:43 | #13

    @ JuhaL (December 1st, 2011 at 03:26, #3:
    I can better that, but only by a couple of days (August 21st). Before Wednesday, I last saw Jorma (with Jack and Bob Steeler), along with 150,000 stoned souls in an English country park on a bill that included Lynyrd Skynyrd and Mick and Keef & Co. “Rock Me Baby” was played, but the rest is a blur.
    Do YOU remember that Knebworth Fair ’76 gig, Jorma?
    Then there was Bath before that in 1970, but that’s a COMPLETE blur.

    Oh, and apropos of the Cambridge Folk Festival (see above), how come you never showed up there, Jorma – or DID you? I’m sure you would have loved the vibe back in the early seventies, when the guitar workshops were legendary (Grossman, Bromberg, Jansch, Renbourn, Leo Kottke, Richard Thompson, et al.), or even a bit later, when David Bromberg brought his Midnight on the Water band over. Those two Bromberg gigs from 1975 are still in my all-time Top 5 live experiences, and you can tell him that to his face at The Beacon. 🙂