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A Merry Dance Up I-95

On the way to Perly's for breakfast

On the way to Perly's for breakfast

We thundered down I-95 to Richmond on the the day of the National show, Phil and I walked around looking for Perly’s… a breakfast joint. We found it after getting lost a couple of times and it was great. Later that day we all convened at the National Theater the set list of which follows:

Hot Tuna 25, 2012
The Electric Quartet
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
Barry Mitterhoff & Skoota Warner
The National
Richmond, Virginia
Monday, June 25, 2012

1. Been So Long
2. Hesitation Blues
3. Ode To Billy Dean
4. Can’t Get Satisfied
5. Children of Zion
6. Corners Without Exits
7. Mourning Interrupted
8. Rock Me Baby
9. Goodbye To The Blues
10. Second Chances
11. Vicksburg Stomp
12. Hit Single # 1(correction… did not get played)
13. If This Is Love I Want My Money Back
14. Funky # 7 with Steve Kimock
15. Come Back Baby with Steve Kimock

Then back up I-95… a stop south of Baltimore to replace a damaged right front tire on the bus and off to the Grand Opera House in Wilmington, Delaware where we hooked up with Bob Steeler who was subbing for Skoota Warner who had a prior commitment.

We love the Grand, plus David Bromberg was in town and we got him to drop by.

Here is our set list:

Hot Tuna 26, 2012
The Electric Quartet
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
Barry Mitterhoff & Bob Steeler
The Grand Opera House
Wilmington, Delaware
Tuesday, June 26, 2012

1. I See The Light
2. Hesitation Blues
3. Can’t Get Satisfied
4. Ode To Billy Dean
5. Goodbye To the Blues
6. Second Chances
7. Bowlegged Woman
8. Helpless Blues with David Bromberg
9. Children Of Zion
10. 99 Year Blues
11. Mourning Interrupted
12. Hit Single #1 (whoops… didn’t play this one last night… my bad)
13. Funky #7 with Steve Kimock
14. Encore: Baby What You Want Me To Do? With Steve Kimock

Thanks Bob… great playing with ou again after all these years… thanks David, your friendship and musical companionship is always welcome and of course… Steve… thanks for hangin’ and twangin.’

Good times… and now it’s off to Stroudsburg and the Sherman Theater

On down the road folks… on down the road!

  1. Brett
    June 27th, 2012 at 09:30 | #1

    Sounds Merry indeed!!!

    Can’t wait until the Tuna Bus hits I-85 Southbound for the 7/9 acoustic show at The ArtsCenter in “The Paris of the Piedmont” (AKA Carrboro, NC)

    Safe travels and happy pickin’ (or…..Happy Drummin’ Skoota!)to the all you Tuna Troubadors!!!


  2. joe in DC
    June 27th, 2012 at 09:58 | #2

    saw the National show
    Just great
    Thanks for a memorial time
    I really liked the venue; old, small, comfy.
    See you tomorrow at the Sherman

  3. joe in DC
    June 27th, 2012 at 09:58 | #3


  4. Webster
    June 27th, 2012 at 10:29 | #4

    The Richmond show was the most musical fun I’ve had in some time… A revelation.
    What did we do to deserve “Corners Without Exits”?
    You do light up our lives…

  5. Cyndy Consentino
    June 27th, 2012 at 12:29 | #5

    Dear Jorma,
    Wow! Corners Without Exits! Have not heard that played live in years!
    Perhaps an acoustic version at the Caramoor this Saturday?
    See you then!
    Safe Travels

  6. Pete
    June 27th, 2012 at 13:32 | #6

    An absolute joy to finally get to see the band with Bob Steeler on drums. The show I saw exceeded my crazy expectations. I hope you bring him back again soon. “Like riding a bicycle”!

    (Set list correction: Hit Single #1 was not played in Wilmington)

  7. June 27th, 2012 at 15:46 | #7

    The picture turned out great! No, you did not break the camera but I could have used a wide-angled lens for my half! Thank you for being so gracious. If I knew that I was going to bump into you, I would have brought my old Fillmore East program for you to sign! Have a safe journey.

  8. Steve
    June 27th, 2012 at 19:04 | #8

    Great night all in Wilmington Jorma!!! Just a pure treat to see Bob on drums I am a shade too young to have caught him/you in the late 70s. My company is doing a job directly across the street from the hotel you were in-I was hanging this am so I could be a screaming Tunamaniac but when you never came out after a half hour some of us had to get back to work! great night for sure-Bromberg kicks butt as well!!! FYI-check your set list there was no Hit Single #1 witnessed from the 3rd row last night…..

  9. Mike
    July 3rd, 2012 at 23:31 | #9


    Great show at Grand with Bromberg and Kimock. I was also at the Grand show in 2011 with Musselwhite. Hope you come back next year, will be there again for sure.