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Hot Time In The Old Town Last Night

Mr. Jack Casady strums the old Gibson Uke backstage

Mr. Jack Casady strums the old Gibson Uke backstage

Last night we played the Mesa Arts Center in the Phoenix area… and well, let’s just say that air conditioning was appreciated! This is a simply beautiful venue.

Here is our set list:

Hot Tuna 45, 2012
The Acoustic Trio
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
& Barry Mitterhoff
Mesa Arts Center
Mesa, Arizona
Wednesday, July 25, 2012

First Set:
1. True Religion
2. Been So Long
3. Hear Temporary
4. Hesitation Blues
5. Children Of Zion
6. Second Chances
7. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
8. Come Back Baby
9. I’ll Let You Know Before I Leave
10. How Long Blues
11. Mama Let Me Lay It On You
12. I Know You Rider
Second Set:
1. I See The Light
2. Sea Child
3. Vicksburg Stomp
4. River Of Time
5. 99 Year Blues
6. Barbeque King
7. Goodbye To The Blues
8. The Terrible Operation
9. Good Shepherd
10. Parchman Farm
11. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed And Burning
12. Encore: Water Song

We’re about to embark on a hectic couple of days… first we drive to Flagstaff to play the Orpheum Theater then after show we drive to San Diego where we will play Anthology. I played Anthology solo earlier this year and loved the gig. It’s a real listening room… and the food is great. What a combination for a great evening.

Gotta run…

PS Almost forgot… if you’re ever in Mesa and get hungry for quality Mexican food… you must go to Rosa’s Mexican Grill on University… The enchiladas with mole sauce are… well… you must try them.


  1. July 26th, 2012 at 12:03 | #1

    Thank you for a stellar performance in Mesa. I was surprised at the cash only for merch thing. I had over $100 worth but couldn’t use a credit card so was unable to purchase it. I know I can buy it all online but there’s something more exciting and, obviously, immediate about buying it at the show, in the moment. I’ve not had that issue before at a concert.

    Thank you to Jack for signing my husband’s Jack Casady Signature Bass’ pick guard!

    It was awesome, just like the old days…only better.

  2. Cyndy Consentino
    July 26th, 2012 at 17:06 | #2

    Dear Jorma,
    Nice! Thanks for the dining tips:)
    Be well

  3. Tom
    July 27th, 2012 at 08:20 | #3

    Nice pic of Jack. Now instead of “say something,Jack” it will be “play some uke,Jack”!

  4. July 27th, 2012 at 11:07 | #4

    Getting closer to Santa Cruz. Looking forward.

    Safe Travels.

  5. carlo pagliano
    July 27th, 2012 at 14:35 | #5

    Rock Them High Tonight SAN TUNA!

  6. July 28th, 2012 at 11:08 | #6

    Loved the show the other night. Always good seeing you and the boys. Yes the venue was awesome with great acoustics. Hope to see you again for Fur Peace on the Road in San Diego in January.