To Boulder And Back

The good old Boulder Theater

The good old Boulder Theater

Saturday night the Hot Tuna gang headed out to Boulder to play the Blues And Roots Summit at the Boulder Theater. We were blessed to have our good friend Steve Kimock on board for our whole show. Steve is an honorary Hot Tuna member and he’s welcome to play with us any time he wants to.

Steve and I seen here at sound check

Steve and I seen here at sound check

Before our set Ben Manilla did a meet and greet for the Bluesmobile Radio Show. He channeled Elwood as he always does, but that’s another story. Anyway, Ben presented Jack and myself with a lively lifetime achievement award for a life in the blues. Good stuff… really!

Living the Blues...

Living the Blues...

Here is our set list with Steve!

Hot Tuna 17, 2013
The Acoustic Trio
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
& Barry Mitterhoff
Steve Kimock

1. True Religion
2. I See The Light
3. River Of Time
4. Children Of Zion with Steve Kimock
5. Hesitation Blues with Steve Kimock
6. Barbeque King with Steve Kimock
7. Mama Let Lay It On You with Steve Kimock
8. Come Back Baby with Steve Kimock
9. Ten Minutes of Steve
10. Good Shepherd with Steve Kimock
11. Goodbye To the Blues with Steve Kimock
12. 99 Year Blues with Steve Kimock
13. I Am the Light Of This World with Steve Kimock
14. Nine Pound Hammer with Steve Kimock
15. Encore: Embryonic Journey With Steve Kimock

After the show… back to the hotel and up at 0400 for an early flight home. Today I worked on my tractor and mowed for four hours. Good times and clean living…

Last but not least… allow me to present:

Maverick... Dog Of Destiny

Maverick... Dog Of Destiny

We love this dog…


  1. carlo pagliano
    May 20th, 2013 at 23:03 | #1

    Sad for Ray, Jorma!

  2. Joey hudoklin
    May 21st, 2013 at 09:03 | #2

    Sounds like a time well had. Boulder is without a doubt a premier town. . Arts & Entertainment abound. Not to mention forward minded people. That set list is intense. I’m glad Steve Kimock has become somewhat of a fixture in the Tuna world. I was at the FPR show in Nov. 2010, and it was apparent to me, at least, that the chemistry just works.
    so…onward & upward! Safe travels Jorma.

  3. John B
    May 21st, 2013 at 10:43 | #3

    Glad you had a good time in Boulder with the Hot Tuna gang Jorma. I love those Flat Iron mounntains in Boulder. They are beautiful. Onward to New Jersey!

  4. Mike Anderson
    May 21st, 2013 at 11:32 | #4

    Sadness abounds with the passing of Ray Manzarek, how the ages have passed, we never thought we’d get old and now here we are. I, for one, have watched too many relatives, friends, and so called heros of my youth become a memory. It’s time though to celebrate what we have lived and seen. In your post concerning recovery (25 years and counting for me) you mentioned your ability to type 100 words/minute without mistakes, a part of the evening news a Sunday was about the growing popularity of the resurgence of the typewriter.
    Concerning our pasts and sometimes wanting to privately come to terms of those dark spiraling falls into the dark depths of addiction, as some point prior to that we had a lot of fun living life to it’s fullest and drinking everything that was put infront of us. Those are are the memories we cherish. Most of us fall into the Bruce Springstein song “Glory Days.” A few years back my wife and I attended a Rick Wakeman one man show. He’d stand up and tell a few stories about personnal funny things in his life, then sit down and paly a couple of songs he did with Yes and Cat Stevens amoung others, then get up again and continue with the stories. Not only did we get to see a great pianist but we also left with tears in our eyes from some really hilarious stories he told.

  5. May 21st, 2013 at 11:47 | #5

    RIP Ray. I’ve always been a huge fan of the Doors.

    On another note, I read the review of the Boulder show on the Grateful Web, and the reviewer hit it right on the had. We are blessed to have Hot Tuna in tact and playing so marvelously. I know I feel blessed. That sounded like some show and I’m sure it was.

  6. Steve Levenson
    May 21st, 2013 at 13:36 | #6

    It was a nice review, but I’m puzzled by the “… favor falls with the ladder.” bit. You guys climbing around out there? πŸ™‚
    To the reviewer: Ok, I’ve never had a mistake free day, either.

  7. May 21st, 2013 at 14:29 | #7

    The ‘latter,’ Steve. The ‘latter.’ Typosville.

  8. May 21st, 2013 at 14:40 | #8

    @Steve Levenson
    good catch πŸ™‚ I guess I made a typo in my comment also… should have been right on the “head” instead of had. I guess the reviewer likes Acoustic Hot tuna more than Electric. I like em both and each entity brings something different to the table.

  9. John B
    May 21st, 2013 at 15:21 | #9

    Please hire someone to work on your tractor Jorma. Be careful around those things.

  10. Jack Itzkowitz
    May 21st, 2013 at 15:21 | #10

    Jorma…traveled from home in St. Louis to Boulder with my wife to celebrate our 34th wedding anniversary…THE reason for the trip was to see your show. Boulder was great…weather, food and drinks were all great…but the show…was absolutely superb! We had never seen you guys in concert, and after 40 something years listening to your tunes, it was magical to watch you perform live. Thank you for your masterful work and hoping you guys come through our neck of the woods. We have a great intimate venue in St. Louis, The Pageant…that would be perfect.

  11. Cyndy Consentino
    May 21st, 2013 at 15:25 | #11

    Dear Jorma ,
    Can’t wait for upcoming shows in NY metro area, and my trip to the Ranch on 07/27/13.
    I hope I get to meet that cutie, Maverick!
    RIP, Ray Manzareck.

    Stay well,

  12. Steve Levenson
    May 21st, 2013 at 15:33 | #12

    I know it was a typo. I’m a fan of bad puns. And like I said, I’m hardly what you’d call misteak free.

  13. Steve Levenson
    May 21st, 2013 at 15:39 | #13

    @doug mlyn
    Yup. And the grammarian in me wishes to tactfully report that “intact” is actually one word. I seem to be doing a good job of amusing myself today. I’m hoping at least one other person thinks this is humorous.

  14. John B
    May 21st, 2013 at 16:05 | #14

    I fail to see any humor at all Steve. @Steve Levenson

  15. John B
    May 21st, 2013 at 16:06 | #15

    : > )) @John B

  16. May 21st, 2013 at 16:55 | #16

    @Steve Levenson
    steve: I can only go as far as saying it’s “slightly” humorous

  17. Tim from Philly
    May 21st, 2013 at 23:07 | #17

    ‘typosville’? You guys talk funny in the wherever it is we call the WV-Ohio border country! Loved seeing you and Steve in Bromberg’s house!

  18. Brett
    May 22nd, 2013 at 09:20 | #18

    Tell Maverick I said “Woof!”….he’ll know what I mean

  19. John B
    May 22nd, 2013 at 11:55 | #19

    Jorma sold out for his show in Montclair NJ. I need one ticket . Will meet you at the show. When tix went on sale cash was short . Help!

  20. John B
    May 22nd, 2013 at 17:06 | #20

    I just found out that Alvin Lee passed on back in March. Oy Vey .

  21. chuck newman
    May 22nd, 2013 at 17:45 | #21

    Yes Alvin Lee is gone and I think never got his due. Listening to his songs on “Pure Blues” was really something. I never doubted his passion and the song “Bluest Blues” is so emotional that it leaves me spent. Beautiful slide work on the first solo by George Harrison to boot.

  22. Cyndy Consentino
    May 22nd, 2013 at 18:33 | #22

    John- are you going to any of the City Winery shows?@John B

  23. John B
    May 22nd, 2013 at 18:36 | #23

    I only had the pleasure to see Alvin and Ten Years After once and that was in Philadelphia many years ago . I remember how blown away we were by their performance. @chuck newman

  24. John B
    May 22nd, 2013 at 18:38 | #24

    I would rather go to Montclair and avoid the city if i can Cyndy . Are the Winery shows sold out as well ? Do you know anyone going ? I have never been to the Winery. @Cyndy Consentino

  25. John B
    May 22nd, 2013 at 18:41 | #25

    The show on the 31st i know i can’t make because of work, the Saturday night show is a possibility.

  26. Cyndy Consentino
    May 22nd, 2013 at 19:03 | #26

    John B :
    The show on the 31st i know i can’t make because of work, the Saturday night show is a possibility.

    John-I am going on Saturday night, the first, with some tuna club friends.
    Winery is a really nice place! There may be tickets left. Let me know if you decide to go.

  27. John B
    May 22nd, 2013 at 19:05 | #27

    I will do that. @Cyndy Consentino

  28. Kate Sullivan
    May 22nd, 2013 at 19:37 | #28

    Both shows at City Winery are SOLD OUT but you could go anyway for a chance at tics at the door and tell them you will stand……sometimes that works. There also may be some cancellations. The Winery is a great venue and Jorma has played there before.

  29. John B
    May 22nd, 2013 at 19:53 | #29

    Thanks for the tip Kate @Kate Sullivan

  30. bill wastrel
    May 22nd, 2013 at 23:12 | #30

    maverick is a good looking boy.
    hopefully that choke/prong collar
    can be replaced
    with a nice halter type

    we have one on our wonderful troublemaker wingbert

  31. May 23rd, 2013 at 06:03 | #31

    Hi Bill… The Big Dog is just about to graduate from basic training… He’s not even going to need a halter. I’ve had many dogs over the years but Mav’ may be the best one yet. Needless to say, he and our seven year old daughter are the very best of friends! Woof…

  32. May 30th, 2013 at 07:31 | #32

    let me add a “woof” ! to Maverick…

    & as a longtime Kimock/Zero et al fan, I hope to see Tuna with Steve somewhere down the road.