A Setlist Twofer

Indeed… the day after Newburyport was a ‘day off,’ but I must point out the a fifteen hour drive down I-95 does not really qualify as a ‘day off.’ Now before my pals make the obvious, ‘What are you whinin’ about,’ comment all I’m saying is, I’m just saying. I’m not driving, I can take sequential naps and we can watch TV the ‘bus way,’ which means that no show can ever be watched in its entirety thanks to the mobile transponder dish, weather and underpasses. OK… got that off my chest. Now I’m in a ritzy hotel in Knoxville and the air conditioner in the room doesn’t work.

Good times… onward.

Two nights ago we played to a sold out house in Carrboro, North Carolina… great night and here is our set list:

Hot Tuna 35, 2012
The Acoustic Trio
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
& Barry Mitterhoff
The Arts Center
Carrboro, North Carolina

Monday, July 9, 2012

First Set:
1. True Religion
2. Children of Zion
3. Hesitation Blues
4. River Of Time
5. Goodbye To The Blues
6. I See The Light
7. Come Back Baby
8. The Terrible Operation
9. 99 Year Blues
10. I Know You Rider
Second Set:
1. Serpent Of Dreams
2. Second Chances
3. Bread Line Blues
4. There’s a Bright Side Somewhere
5. Vicksburg Stomp
6. Things That Might Have Been
7. Red River Blues
8. Barbeque King
9. I Am The Light Of This World
10. Parchman Farm
11. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed And Burning
12. Encore: Embryonic Journey

Yesterday we had a moderately short drive to where we are here in Knoxville and last night we played to a more than enthusiastic audience at the Bijou Theater. Here is our set list:

Hot Tuna 36, 2012
The Acoustic Trio
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
& Barry Mitterhoff
Bijou Theater
Knoxville, Tennessee
Tuesday, July 10, 2012

First Set:
1. Search My Heart
2. I’ll Let You Know Before I Leave
3. How Long Blues
4. Children Of Zion
5. The Terrible Operation with Tessa Mitterhoff
6. Hesitation Blues
7. Barbeque King
8. Sea Child
9. Second Chances
10. 99 year Blues
11. I Know You Rider
Second Set:
1. Been So Long
2. Bread Line Blues
3. Things That Might Have Been
4. Vicksburg Stomp
5. Come Back Baby
6. Good Shepherd
7. Red River Blues
8. Whining Boy Blues
9. Parchman Farm
10. Keep our Lamps Trimmed And Burning
11. Encore: Embryonic Journey

I think maintenance is coming by to fix the air conditioner… modern problems and always…

good times…

On to Asheville…

  1. Brett
    July 11th, 2012 at 08:35 | #1


    ArtsCenter Gig……I’m STILL smiling.

    THANKS again!!

    Have Fun in Asheville tonight



  2. carlo pagliano
    July 11th, 2012 at 08:55 | #2

    Super Shining Super Strong Star!
    The marvel JORMA & JORMA are!

  3. Steve Levenson
    July 11th, 2012 at 10:45 | #3

    hey I may have a spare dvd player if you’d like to watch an entire movie. 🙂 “Standing in the Shadows of Motown” is a nice way to spend a few hours. I’d even consider sending my copy of “Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein” but it would have to come back….it’s my favorite.

  4. July 11th, 2012 at 11:32 | #4

    Lovely set list from Carrboro. Can’t wait to get my dose of Acoustic Hot Tuna in Santa Cruz. The last few shows I’ve seen were Electric, and I’m really craving some Acoustic Hot Tuna. Now don’t get me wrong I love Electric Hot Tuna, but I love the pureness of the acoustic show. I would really love to hear Genesis, one of the most beautiful songs ever.

  5. Cyndy Consentino
    July 11th, 2012 at 13:12 | #5

    Dear Jorma,
    Please take a real day off!
    Enjoy Asheville:) a great place!

  6. Vince DelGobbo
    July 11th, 2012 at 21:00 | #6

    Thanks to everyone at the Carrboro Arts Center who made this happen, and congratulations on a sold-out show. Let’s make this an annual event! I don’t know who had a better time – the guys on the stage or us in the audience. I guess we can declare it a tie, so we’re all winners.

    There is one small omission in the set list. I have in my notes that “I’ll Let You Know Before I Leave” was sandwiched between “Come Back Baby” and “The Terrible Operation”.

  7. Richard Cowles
    July 11th, 2012 at 22:37 | #7

    Not that ritzy with no a.c.,but you’ll make it thru.You always do.Not quite sure how you do it,you must really love your craft.All good. Thanks for your posts.

  8. July 12th, 2012 at 00:14 | #8

    You guys are amazing.
    My wife, Sally, turned me on to you many years ago.
    We will be at your Atlanta show this Friday which is her birthday.
    If you happened to play “Sally where’d you get your liquor from” for her, that would be very cool.
    If you don’t, it will still be very cool.