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Go West ‘Young’ Man

Half the original Airplane

Half the original Airplane

What a treat we had in Tampa the other day… in addition to being able to play in an absolutely beautiful performing arts theater… Marty Balin graced us with his presence with a surprise visit. Nothing like old friends and family. (New friends are good too,) Without the many doors that my being a part of Jefferson Airplane opened for me… it would have been quite a different life… good, but different. Thanks brothers and sister, for that one. It worked out pretty good for me!

Anyway… here is our set from Tampa the other night:

Hot Tuna 39, 2012
The Acoustic Trio
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
& Barry Mitterhoff
David A. Straz Center For The Performing Arts

Tampa, Florida
Saturday, July 14, 2012

First Set:
1. True Religion
2. Been So Long
3. Hesitation Blues
4. Children Of Zion
5. Red River Blues
6. Barbeque King
7. Bread Line Blues
8. 99 Year Blues
9. River Of Time
10. Goodbye To The Blues
11. I Know You Rider
Second Set:
1. I See The Light
2. I’ll Let You Know Before I Leave
3. More Than My Old Guitar
4. Mama Let Me Lay It On You
5. Things That Might Have Been
6. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
7. The Terrible Operation
8. Come Back Baby
9. Good Shepherd
10. I Am The Light of This World
11. Nine Pound Hammer
12. Encore: Genesis

We just spent the night in Baton Rouge and in an hour or so, we’ll push on to Austin and the One World for tomorrow’s show. Onward…

Somewhere in the South...

Somewhere in the South...

  1. Cyndy Consentino
    July 16th, 2012 at 09:34 | #1

    Dear Jorma,
    Great shot! Nice to see you guys together and
    all looking so well. I have so many wonderful Airplane
    Stay well and safe travels!

  2. Carter Dunkin
    July 16th, 2012 at 09:54 | #2

    Ditto here. Have fun in Tejas!

  3. johno
    July 16th, 2012 at 16:43 | #3

    More like the two jet engines and the pilot of the Airplane. Jorma, you and Jack were the jet engines and Marty was in the cockpit. In my humble opinion, without you and Jack the Airplane wouldn’t have gotten off the ground. You guys are still lookin’ great!

  4. RichR
    July 16th, 2012 at 21:07 | #4

    This is how reunions happen…..

  5. Richard Cowles
    July 16th, 2012 at 21:25 | #5

    Great pics! Yeah you did alright.Marty lookin like he misses the old days.You and Jack holding the fort as always.

  6. Joe in DC
    July 16th, 2012 at 22:13 | #6

    Hey Jorma
    I know you travel too Telaviv on occasion. I leave for their tomorrow on bizz. My first time visiting the Homeland. I am pretty excited and all being of the tribe by birth. Wondering if you can recommend any places to visit; meaning clubs, eateries etc. I figure I would wander over to Zappas where you play, so I checked out their website and its all in Hebrew no English..hah. Guess I have forgotten it all since my days in Hebrew school growing up. So if you can turn me on to anything I would appreciate it……….thx in advance

  7. Margret Pierce
    July 17th, 2012 at 00:50 | #7


    I was saddened to hear of the passing of Jon Lord today. Did you know him?

  8. July 17th, 2012 at 05:50 | #8

    Great pic, was so looking forward and planning on making this show but the bill collectors had other plans for my trip money this week! Been a fan since seeing you guys at my first concert ever in SF with Muddy Waters and Clifton Chenier. My 16 year old son started playing and is a big fan now as well, we are up North of Jacksonville, Florida and will keep our eyes on the calendar with fingers crossed, has a great trip!

  9. carlo pagliano
    July 17th, 2012 at 05:57 | #9

    Emptying the bag with Peace No War symbol, always loved that holy sign, three lines in all, but what lines.. they were and are articulate, with that lot of well they did & do. Gawd bless ’hem.
    Tactic nr three and let’s gain the winning post.

    Steady As She Goes has been called an absolute masterpiece!

    Steady As She Goes Captain!

  10. mrlbem
    July 17th, 2012 at 08:27 | #10

    Could be titled “3/6ths of an Airplane in 10 Seconds.”

    Jorma–Speaking of Marty, I’ve heard tapes of some of the Electric Hot Tuna sets from 1970 with you, Jack, Marty and Joey, and you guys just shredded. I know you’ve commented that you were never that fond of that particular configuration, but would you ever consider an archival release of one of those sets???


  11. Ed W
    July 17th, 2012 at 08:52 | #11

    It’s always nice to see old friends. Just think, if anything went wrong, you guys could point to Marty lol : )
    When you say the Airplane made for a different life, well, thats true for us too : )
    Desiderata paraphrase- the world unfolds as it should, we are the beneficiaries. Best on the road, c u in NY!

  12. bob b
    July 17th, 2012 at 13:18 | #12

    thanks for once again providing another night of great music one of the first shows i took my wife to was a show you guys did at stonybrook university long island ny
    in i believe 1973 we have seen you dozens of times since the music never gets old
    only we do
    looking forward to you guys coming back to florida
    should have shamed marty into at least one song!

  13. jay gartner
    July 18th, 2012 at 02:18 | #13

    jorma, had the pleasure of visiting with you in the hotel van and airport in sacramento last january after my duck hunting trip. i will be there to see you and hot tuna front and center at the kessler with my beautiful wife mary jo, and our friends, stuart and ann schwartz. have a great show! jay gartner

  14. July 19th, 2012 at 17:01 | #14

    My life has been musically rejuvinated! My memories of Jorma and the Airplane the go back to 1967,,,,,,,and and Woodstock in 1969….I hate to date myself but truth be told, I feel fortunate enough to have lived in that era and experienced Jorma and the boys back then, and Hot Tuna at the Filmore East……I live in CT. I just recently heard the acustic version of Good Sheperd, and am so hooked once again on his incredible talent……..Jorma, please don’t ever stop making music and giving us the pleasure of taking us back…..so many memories….. I just noticed that you are playing in Fairfield CT in Sept. but I am not a member of the organization putting on the concert. I would love to see you play again……what a genius you are………