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Ramey, Jack, Skoota, Jorma, Barry and Myron

Ramey, Jack, Skoota, Jorma, Barry and Myron

Our team… minus Phil who was working the merch table with my son Zach. Good men and true!

Well, we all showed up at the Theater At Westbury for our show yesterday… and yes, I made an factual error on yesterday’s blog. Barry pointed it out and I[m sure someone else will too. Last night was not the last electric show on this tour. The last show will be at the Mt. Baker Rhythm And Blues Festival in Bellingham, Washington on the fourth of August. I stand corrected.

So Jack blew an amp, or the trailer damaged it or something but his friends at Aguilar came through and the show went on without a hitch. Here is our set list:

Hot Tuna 28, 2012
The Electric Quartet
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
Barry Mitterhoff & Skoota Warner
Theater At Westbury
Westbury, Long Island
New York
Friday, June 29, 2012

1. I See the Light
2. Corners Without Exits
3. A Little Faster
4. Ode To Billy Dean
5. Children of Zion
6. Hesitation Blues
7. Mourning Interrupted
8. Bowlegged Woman
9. Second Chances
10. 99 Year Blues
11. If This Is Love, I Want My Money Back
12. Hit Single # 1
13. Funky #7 with Steve Kimock
14. Baby What You Want Me To Do with Steve Kimock

Now at home as this day in Long Island was unfolding the girls were under a tornado watch. Well, not exactly a tornado... we have straight line winds which is sort of the unidirectional version of a tornado. Winds in excess of eighty miles per hour came through Hillside Farm but by the grace of G_d even though there was a lot of damage, all living things survived. There is debris everywhere and a somewhat ancient pine came down on our driveway but missed my pole barn, the house and the power lines. Power is still out, our generator is humming. Data and internet are intermittent but life goes on. The storm came in right before the show so I was pretty worried about this all evening.

This is half of a 150 foot pine tree... on my driveway!

This is half of a 150 foot pine tree... on my driveway!

Moments like this make you really appreciate the important things! Me and mine are indeed blessed!

Now it’s off to Katonah and the Venetian Theater at Caramoor.

  1. Cyndy Consentino
    June 30th, 2012 at 09:52 | #1

    Dear Jorma
    Glad to hear your family is safe and sound.
    Where I live, here in Momouth County , NJ , we had a
    Major water main break, so all kinds of water restrictions.
    Anyhow, life moves on.
    Thanks for the great picture.
    What a handsome bunch of guys !!
    See you later today at Caramoor
    Cyndy

  2. Richard
    June 30th, 2012 at 13:51 | #2

    Glad that your family is ok…Thanks for a great show last night at Westbury..My 22 year old son came with me this time and really enjoyed it too. Our tastes are not the same and lately his tastes are changing and enjoying the music from our era. Told him about all the great shows from the Palladium in the 70s. Told him how we used to see you guys at the midnight show and get out and it was daylight!!! Those sure were special times that unfortunatly for the younger music fans can never be relived..

  3. carlo pagliano
    June 30th, 2012 at 19:58 | #3

    Thanks Jorma for the great relief of the first photo,’cause the second one it’s an angst.
    All my love Jorma and all my love to the Girls!
    Tuna’s Rock is the real and only unidirectional beneficial tornado in our lives.
    Safe drive all the way Holy Tuna!

  4. Richard
    July 1st, 2012 at 03:35 | #4

    Man you’ve got some work to do when you get back.Hope the chainsaw is sharp,fueled and ready to go.Like you say though could have been worse. Dick

  5. Steve Finkelstein
    July 2nd, 2012 at 17:46 | #5

    We’re glad everyone on the farm is safe and sound after the storm passed.

    This remains me of when I was out at FPR last August as Hurricane Irene drove up the East Coast. To say that some of us students were more than a little distracted during our lessons is putting things mildly. Fortunately, the outcome was the same-my girls were safe and sound when I returned, and the clean-up was minimal.

  6. George
    July 2nd, 2012 at 17:55 | #6

    Jorma,
    Thank for all the music.

    Great electric show Friday night in Westbury. Always love Jack’s solo on 99 Year Blues…”Don’t encourage him”….very funny. Also, paraphrasing Barry, “Long Island fans and Hot Tuna” , a special combination.

    More importantly, thank goodness your family is OK in Hillside Farm. Eighty mile per hour winds, very scary. Many souls were not so lucky this past weekend.

    Be safe, and keep rockin’.