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The Road To The Beacon 2012

November 28th, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments
Upstate Snow

Upstate Snow

So I came up to Woodstock to rehearse with Larry Campbell and the boys and girls in preparation for the Hot Tuna annual two day show at the Beacon Theater. There was snow on the ground as I headed out this morning to eat some breakfast at Elena’s Diner on Schwenk in Kingston, New York. I love this place… inexpensive too!

It was freeze A cold this morning so I drove over to Gander Mountain to do a little winter shopping. A hat purchase later, and I was primed to meet Larry and Teresa to practice some tunes. We spent the rest of the day pickin’ and singin’ and then suited up to drive back to Kingston for dinner.

Ready for anything... weather wise

Ready for anything... weather wise

With reservations for dinner at the Ecce Terra in the Stockade District of Kingston, my day was complete.

Yummy… and now a snooze. Tomorrow, rockin’ with the band… We’ll be at the Beacon in a couple of days. As always, really looking forward to this one.


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  1. carlo pagliano
    November 28th, 2012 at 08:38 | #1

    Hot steppentwang `n’ pick throws off a disguise.

    JORMA and elec HOTTUNA come a-beaconin’ in NY City for the annual galactic Rock `n’ Roll gathering on Planet Earth!
    We are the luckiest of the Universe.

  2. Cyndy Consentino
    November 28th, 2012 at 08:50 | #2

    Dear Jorma,
    Two more days! Just happening to be listening to “Eskimo Blue Day”
    and came upon the picture of you and Larry in the Trapper Hats!

  3. HOGAN
    November 28th, 2012 at 09:23 | #3

    Hey Jorma,

    Welcome to upstate NY in the winter..Hope you and your family had a nice holiday.
    Leaving for the big city Friday morning, so looking forward to the Beacon shows.
    Good Friends, good food and Hot Tuna, what more could you ask for in one weekend…
    Good times indeed….
    Safe travels

  4. Barbara Jacobs
    November 28th, 2012 at 10:18 | #4

    Well, look at my two favorite poster-boys modeling headwear!

    Hope to see you at The Beacon (I’m very busy working on the release of a new music documentary about The Grande Ballroom in Detroit, titled:
    “Louder Than Love”. You know it must be excellent, Jorma!
    Will send a screener to you very soon. Larry and Teresa will also be receiving
    a screener.)

  5. Rob
    November 28th, 2012 at 11:28 | #5

    See ya Friday, as always looking forward to some smokin’ Hot Tuna!

  6. johno
    November 28th, 2012 at 11:32 | #6

    Hey Jorma – You look like you just walked out of the woods. I gotta get me one. See you friday.

  7. November 28th, 2012 at 12:35 | #7

    My year would not be complete without Hot Tuna at the Beacon!

  8. Joanne
    November 28th, 2012 at 14:38 | #8

    Love the hats Jorma! LOL!

  9. jim hitchcock
    November 28th, 2012 at 20:09 | #9

    That hat would look very cool when speed skating with Jack.

  10. Barbara Jacobs
    November 28th, 2012 at 21:44 | #10

    I want video of frozen lake/pond speed-races with Jorma and Jack!

  11. Barbara Jacobs
    November 28th, 2012 at 21:47 | #11

    Larry Campbell will not skate with you.
    He is not allowed to snow-ski, either!
    These have been orders from Barbara Jacobs Public Relations Headquarters!

  12. November 28th, 2012 at 21:53 | #12

    The first time I saw Hot Tuna was November in NYC ~ at the Fillmore. The opening act was Buddy Guy/Junior Wells, and the feature was Jefferson Airplane. Hot Tuna was not listed on the bill…but there it was anyway. The early show was pushed ‘way past the hour of my teenage curfew. Uh-oh. I definitely got in trouble for this.
    We came back to see Tuna at the Fillmore in January. This must have been around 1970. Quite a long-standing “rock & roll” tradition!

  13. Barbara Jacobs
    November 28th, 2012 at 22:09 | #13

    Here’s the way it was, Bennett:
    On 11/28,29 and 30th,1968;
    you were there!
    So was I .

    Next up:
    8/8, 8/8, 8/12/69

    Next up:
    11/26, 11/28,11/29/69

    Hot Tuna:
    7/24/70, 7/25/70

    Jefferson Airplane:
    11/25/70, 11/27,11/28/70

    Hot Tuna, Electric:
    1/15/71, 1/16/71

    And that’s the way it all was, Brother; according to my childhood diaries.

    Am I correct, Sir?

  14. Barbara Jacobs
    November 28th, 2012 at 22:11 | #14

    8/8, 8/9 , 8/12/69.

  15. Barbara Jacobs
    November 28th, 2012 at 22:16 | #15

    Your Miss Barbara had a very lucky childhood, which continued on into adulthood
    and into the present time!

  16. Barbara Jacobs
    November 28th, 2012 at 22:19 | #16

    Next case!
    Please step right up to the Barbara Jacobs Public Relations bench!

  17. Bob Kelly
    November 29th, 2012 at 16:36 | #17

    So, We are getting ready for the big show Friday here at The Kelly compound.. Hope rehearsals are going well.. Having larry and co. on board should be a blast.. And getting Jack back in action in NYC good stuff.. speaking of all things good, whats the odds of dusting off FEEL SO GOOD, for the occasion.. Electric violin and all,, This would make for a great welcome back tune for Jack to take a little walk with during mid jam,,hey if you dont ask,,anyway it will all be good,, than theres Trial by FIre, You know ,I could write the set list if your looking for some ideas..yeah right, so be well,, hope to see you all Friday..

  18. Barbara Jacobs
    November 29th, 2012 at 17:36 | #18

    I LOVE to watch Larry play fiddle!
    I love to see and hear Larry play anything —

  19. jim hitchcock
    November 29th, 2012 at 19:41 | #19

    The only thing Larry lacks as a fiddler is the perfect fiddler’s name (I’m talking Papa John Creach here :)).

  20. Cyndy Consentino
    November 29th, 2012 at 19:52 | #20

    One more day!

  21. Barbara Jacobs
    November 29th, 2012 at 19:55 | #21

    Or the late, great Vassar Clements!

  22. Barbara Jacobs
    November 29th, 2012 at 19:56 | #22

    Cyndy is exCYded!

  23. Richard
    November 29th, 2012 at 20:44 | #23

    Me and my cousin Scott are really EXCITED!!!!! 14 row on Saturday YEAAAAAA

  24. jim hitchcock
    November 29th, 2012 at 21:08 | #24

    Barbara…used to have an 8 track titled Highway Call, by Dickie Betts (came out a year after Brothers & Sisters), and Vassar sat in on a couple of tracks. Boy, does that take me back.

  25. Barbara Jacobs
    November 29th, 2012 at 21:40 | #25

    I know it well.
    Vassar was my good friend and I did some PR work for him.
    It’s a gem of an 8 track.
    Wish it would be re-released in CD.

    Let’s remember dear Vassar.
    When he was in the hospital, his daughter Midge asked him how he would like to be remembered.
    Vassar replied: “I’d just like to be remembered.”

  26. Barbara Jacobs
    November 29th, 2012 at 21:43 | #26

    You have seats in the sweet spot!

  27. Cyndy Consentino
    November 30th, 2012 at 17:37 | #27

    Tonight , 7th row center!

  28. Cyndy Consentino
    November 30th, 2012 at 19:03 | #28

    Barbara, LOL! I sure am!