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The Second Night At The Beacon And The First Of December

December 2nd, 2012 Jorma Leave a comment Go to comments
John Sher And Me

John Sher And Me

Well, another year starts to slip away with our annual Beacon Theater show. I open this little entry with a picture of John Sher and myself. Both of us have been around since rocks and water and I am glad we are both still here. John, thanks for always giving me and the Hot Tuna gang, a place to play!

This is going to be a short entry, just reprising what the gang and I played last night. Tomorrow, I’m going to do a longer entry with the many thanks we owe so many people for helping to make this show happen. Well, I can certainly thank our beloved audience right now. I know that economic times are tough and the Hurricane Sandy has made it beyond tough for so many in the tri-state area. In spite of these things, so many of you chose to come out, I we thank you for that from the bottom of our hearts.

Here is our set list from last night:

Hot Tuna 53, 2012
The Beacon Theater
New York City
December 1st, 2012

First Set:
1. Jack welcomes the folks…
2. Hesitation Blues with Jack, Jorma, Barry & Larry
3. Smokerise Journey with Tuna and Larry & Teresa
4. I See The Light with Tuna and G.E.
5. Ice Or Fire Tuna core with Bob Margolin E
6. If This Is Love, I Want My Money Back Larry & Bill Kirchen
7. Rock Me Baby Tuna core with GE & Bob
8. Sugaree Tuna core with Larry and Teresa
9. Things That Might Have Been with Larry
10. Bowlegged Woman Tuna core with Kirchen, G.E. and Lincoln
11. Times They Are A Changin’ Tuna core Bill Kirchen Cindy
12. Hit Single # 1 the core with GE
Second Set:
1. Angel Of Darkness Tuna core with Larry & Teresa
2. Mama Let Me Lay It On You Tuna core with Larry & Cindy
3. Jealous Man Larry’s song
4. She And The Devil Tuna core with Bob Margolin
5. A Little Faster with Larry and Teresa
6. Goodbye To The Blues Tuna core with Larry, Teresa & Cindy
7. Mon Petite Canon… My pistol Cindy’s song GE, Larry and the core
8. Arrowhead GE sings with the core
9. Bar Room Chrystal Ball with Larry and Teresa
10. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed And Burning with Larry and Teresa and the core
11. Funky #Seven… Katie Bar The Door all take the stage
12. Encore: Out of time… barely beat the curfew.

Yeah… I know… no encore second night. The Beacon had a hard curfew of midnight last night. To run over is to get charged by the minute and that’s just the way it is. I figured, rather that waste time leaving the stage and coming back, we would just give you all as much music as we could in the time allowed and that’s what we did. We only had three minutes left at the end of Funky #7 and that’s not even enough time to tune up. Nuff said.

I’m going to take this opportunity to list and thank our dear friends who played with us over the last two days:

Larry Campbell
Teresa Williams
Steve Kimock
G.E.Smith
Bill Kirchen
Cindy Cashdollar
Bob Margolin
Lincoln Schleifer
Jack Casady
Barry Mitterhoff
Skoota Warner

I love and thank you all… My life really is playing music with my friends…

After the show and a little hang… I jumped in the bus… went to sleep and woke up back in the beautiful hills of Southeast Ohio.

It just couldn’t have been better.

No evil...

No evil...

  1. Hamneggs
    December 2nd, 2012 at 20:57 | #1

    Thanks again. Wonderful times. Drums were smoking,especially on Arrowhead with G.E. singing.
    Peace Love all ways.

  2. Doug Dugan
    December 2nd, 2012 at 22:08 | #2

    Keep on Truckin Jorma. See you again next year.

  3. cyndy consentino
    December 2nd, 2012 at 22:12 | #3

    Dear Jorma,

    Thanks to you, Tuna, and all the wonderful guests for bringing so much joy and great music to our area. We love an appreciate you all so much!

  4. Steve
    December 2nd, 2012 at 23:18 | #4

    Damn Jorma the 2 nights look amazing. Have been there the past many years with family and high school friends that span 30 years. Electric Hot Tuna gives us the best reason to reunion!!!!!! Simply could not make this years show since we were seeing Neil Young and Crazy Horse in Philly/Fairfax VA etc….Set list looks smoking in a bad way!!!!! Best wishes to you and yours for the holidays and new year.

  5. Steve
    December 2nd, 2012 at 23:19 | #5

    PS-if it was not for John Scher I would have never seen ANY of the music I did in high school!!! Long live the Capitol Theatre in Passaic NJ!!!!!!!!!!! And I still have ALL my programs…..

  6. carlo pagliano
    December 3rd, 2012 at 00:50 | #6

    THANKS JORMA

    Even from this side of the Atlantic. From the old Europe.
    I’m grateful once again for the unique fantastic adventure of having had the chance to follow the amazing HOT TUNA shows last two nights at the Beacon Theatre in NY City.
    Through modern devices it is possible in almost real time to sing along with the Band and participate in spirit for real.
    I must thank all your respectable bloggers and lovers, Jorma! With their true love in following You it feels as if the thing is happening round the corner, it feels like a large home where the myth of a bold enterprise is shouted from street to street like everybody shouted the winner’s name.
    The good grand news is that Tuna’s lights are always on ‘a little further down the road’.

    Always more than thanks Jorma, this magnificent gift called life makes it a magnificent life, now how can you imagine a magnificent life without Jorma, naah. So that algebraically and not only, Life is magnificent ‘cause Jorma is here, and that seals it.

  7. Kathy Hogan
    December 3rd, 2012 at 09:37 | #7

    Hey Jorma
    Just got back from the city and what an incrdible weekend it was. All I can say about both shows is WOW they were OUTSTANDING!!!Old school indeed and I have no voice to prove it. We are truly blessed to have such wonderful friendships in our lives. I saw the clip of you and Jack talking about your NY fans and Thank You it was truly from the heart and us as fans feel the same way about you guys. You and Jack have brought such wonderful memories into our lives. Be safe when traveling to Israel there is alot going on over there. Have a wonderful holiday. Keep on smilin…owww owww owww
    Hogan
    :)

  8. December 3rd, 2012 at 14:16 | #8

    Big Thanks to Hot Tuna, guest musicians and stage crew for a fabulous weekend of music and good times!! Dusting off “Bar Room Crystal Ball” was a highlight. Saw my first Hot Tuna Show at the Capitol Theatre in Passaic. Thanks for the memories John Scher. Enjoy your family and friends over the Holidays. Shine on…

  9. John B
    December 3rd, 2012 at 16:03 | #9

    Saturday night ;New York City;old friends and Hot Tuna. For this fan it’s forty years and counting with the Hot Tuna family. Saturday nights show at the Beacon was simply fabulous! Right from the start you just knew that this was a special night . Fans of all ages and persuasions were treated to one of the best Tuna shows that this fan has ever been witness to. It was a nice ; crisp and well rehearsed band tonight. The music was seamless the jamming superb and at times seemingly endless . Jack and Jorma were just outstanding as was Barry G.E, Bill Kirchen and of course Larry Scoota you are the best drummer Tuna has ever had and i have seen em all. The crowd was great ; old Tuna fans mixed in with the new. The Beacon has never looked better and their staff couteous and at all times helpful.

    John B

  10. Angelo
    December 3rd, 2012 at 16:52 | #10

    Yeah , But who’s Larry?

  11. Jeff
    December 3rd, 2012 at 17:28 | #11

    As a fan who was not at the Beacon shows, is it possible to get a link (or otherwise access) to Jack’s opening comments?

  12. Barbara Jacobs
    December 3rd, 2012 at 18:56 | #12

    Yes, I too missed Jack’s comments because I arrived late.
    Would like a link, if anybody can post it up on you-tube.

  13. John B
    December 3rd, 2012 at 19:29 | #13

    Larry Campbell- The guitar player ! Who’s Larry ? Who’s on first!

  14. Barbara Jacobs
    December 3rd, 2012 at 20:39 | #14

    Oh, was Angelo talking about Larry Campbell?
    That Larry is much more than the guitar player.
    he’s the master of all things strings.
    He can sing, write and produce.

    He’s an A-Plus guy, in all ways.

    I LOVE LARRY!!!

  15. Joey hudoklin
    December 3rd, 2012 at 23:17 | #15

    After the first night, I said “It’s gonna be hard to live up to that show”. Well, Jack & Jorma & friends pulled it off! What a tremendous weekend of Red Hot Rockin’ Tuna! Thank you to all who worked hard to make it happen.

  16. Tim from Philly
    December 4th, 2012 at 19:35 | #16

    Larry Campbell on Friday played fiddle mostly excellently. Some pedal steel. Some guitar. Let’s not forget Larry Schleiffer, who’s bass just complemented Jack perfectly. Loud hot electric Tuna w dueling bass. Wow. Suspect John B just meant to type Scoota, who simply kept the show moving, drummer extraordinaire. Met him at the autograph tent at Floyd Fest a couple of years ago. Always fun to shake Jorma’s hand, and real treat first time meeting Jack. Didn’t recognize Scoota. Who are you I asked a little too brusquely? I’m just the drummer he said. Yeah Man you are THE drummer.

    Thanks again Jorma and all. See you soon.

  17. jim hitchcock
    December 4th, 2012 at 20:22 | #17

    That’s what I love about this blog. You have to really know your music to have such regard for Tuna. I guess we’re special, huh :)

    At the Carson City show, I was sitting next to (in the front row) a guy named Pat who was just trying to learn to play the mandolin. I talked him into buying Blue Country Heart, and he got the last one available.

  18. jim hitchcock
    December 4th, 2012 at 20:33 | #18

    Oh, and if Jorma’s listening, Pat was the guy whose Epiphone you signed after the show. I was the guy who asked you about the Orange amp.

  19. Barbara Jacobs
    December 4th, 2012 at 21:26 | #19

    Jorma’s always listening, jim.
    He hears/reads the love for him, posted in the comments here.

  20. John B
    December 5th, 2012 at 20:21 | #20

    I forgot to put a period in there Yes Scoota is definately the man!

    Tim from Philly :Larry Campbell on Friday played fiddle mostly excellently. Some pedal steel. Some guitar. Let’s not forget Larry Schleiffer, who’s bass just complemented Jack perfectly. Loud hot electric Tuna w dueling bass. Wow. Suspect John B just meant to type Scoota, who simply kept the show moving, drummer extraordinaire. Met him at the autograph tent at Floyd Fest a couple of years ago. Always fun to shake Jorma’s hand, and real treat first time meeting Jack. Didn’t recognize Scoota. Who are you I asked a little too brusquely? I’m just the drummer he said. Yeah Man you are THE drummer.
    Thanks again Jorma and all. See you soon.

  21. Ed Walsh
    December 7th, 2012 at 16:54 | #21

    Hey Jorma,
    Thanks for a super night of music; Larry and Theresa, Bob, Steve and GE, Cindy, Bill Kirchen!; added to growth within the songs and great listening. Who is better than Jack any night? (A. You and Jack : ) )
    Didn’t recognize John; he is a great guy, kept me fed when no one else would, always let me work. Thanks for the random French joke, lessons on request…Peace,
    Ed Brooklyn Crew