Four For The Road

OK… let’s get to it. It’s been a hectic four days… play, travel, play, travel… you know the drill. Anyway…

We arrived in Durham... a city of old...

We arrived in Durham... a city of old...

And new! These things rock!

And new! These things rock!

The Carolina Theater is quite the beautiful venue. what a classy joint.

The boys get ready for the show in Durham with new Tuna Hats.

The boys get ready for the show in Durham with new Tuna Hats.

Foto by Phil Jacobs

foto by Phil Jacobs

foto by Phil Jacobs

We love this place! Here is our set list:

Hot Tuna 19, 2013
The Acoustic Trio
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
& Barry Mitterhoff
The Carolina Theater Of Durham
Durham, North Carolina
Wednesday, June 6, 2013

1. New Song For The Morning
2. Heart Temporary
3. Children Of Zion
4. Hesitation Blues
5. I’ll Let You Know Before I Leave
6. How Long Blues
7. I See The Light
8. Barbeque King
9. I’ll Be All Right Some Day
10. Goodbye To The Blues
11. 99 Year Blues
12. Living In The Moment
13. Good Shepherd
14. I Know You Rider
15. Encore: Water Song

The view from the stage in Durham

The view from the stage in Durham

Early the next day we rocked on down to one of our favorite venues in Atlanta… the Variety in Little five Points. Here is our set list:

Hot Tuna 20, 2013
The Acoustic Trio
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
& Barry Mitterhoff
The Variety Theater
Atlanta, Georgia
Friday, June 7, 2013

1. Too Many Years
2. Been So Long
3. Mama Let Me Lay It On You
4. Second Chances
5. Hesitation Blues
6. Come Back Baby
7. The Terrible Operation
8. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
9. Prohibition Blues
10. Good Shepherd
11. 3rd Week In The Chelsea
12. 99 Year Blues
13. Barbeque King
14. Nine Pound Hammer
15. Encore: Death Don’t Have No Mercy

The it was off to the Pisgah brewery in Black Mountain, NC.

The Black Mountain area is beautiful

The Black Mountain area is beautiful

Me and Keller Williams

Me and Keller Williams

Here is our set list from Pisgah:

Hot Tuna 21, 2013
The Acoustic Trio
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
& Barry Mitterhoff
The Pisgah Brewing Company
Black Mountain, North Carolina
June 8, 2013

1. I See The Light
2. Hesitation Blues
3. I’ll Let You Know Before I Leave
4. How Long Blues
5. Children of Zion
6. Come Back Baby
7. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
8. 99 Year Blues
9. Prohibition Blues
10. Candy Man
11. I’ll Be All Right Some Day
12. I Am The Light Of This World
13. I Know You Rider
14. I Am The Light Of This World
15. I Know You Rider
16. Encore: Embryonic Journey

Tuna in Black Mountain

Tuna in Black Mountain

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Then off to Charlottesville where it is 0116 as I write this gem.

View from the stage at the Jefferson Theater

View from the stage at the Jefferson Theater

We love this gig too! Great sound! Here is our set list:

Hot Tuna 22, 2013
The Acoustic Trio
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
& Barry Mitterhoff
The Jefferson Theater
Charlottesville, Virginia
June 9, 2013

1. New Song For The Morning
2. What Are They Doing In Heaven Today?
3. Hesitation Blues
4. More Than My Old Guitar
5. I’ll Let You Know Before I Leave
6. Children Of Zion
7. Serpent Of Dreams
8. Come Back Baby
9. Goodbye To the Blues
10. Prohibition Blues
11. Good Shepherd
12. Whining Boy Blues
13. 99 Year Blues
14. Nine Pound Hammer
15. Encore: Water Song

May the Schwartz be with you... selling the new Tuna hats

May the Schwartz be with you... selling the new Tuna hats

foto by Jack Casady

OK… I’m sleepy. tomorrow’s another day. Good times!

  1. Brett
    June 10th, 2013 at 06:02 | #1

    Sorry I missed the Durham show…I was a few blocks away Thursday night at the indoor batting cage at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park at my (then) future Son in Law’s bachelor party, but I could feel the Tuna tunes drifting down Mangum Street

    And TS Andrea left us in time for a picture perfect Wedding at the DBAP on Saturday by the way!

    You and the Tuna gang enjoy the rest of the tour Jorma…catch you next time you are in NC hopefully

    B

  2. Cyndy Consentino
    June 10th, 2013 at 08:19 | #2

    Dear Jorma,
    Thanks for the great pictures and set lists!
    Think I will have to get me one of those Tuna hats!
    Safe Travels,
    Cyndy

  3. Vince
    June 10th, 2013 at 08:40 | #3

    Thanks for another fine “Tuna Mind Melt” in Durham!

    Jorma, can you post the lyrics to that new (to me) verse you sang at the end of Heart Temporary?

  4. Bob Lahey
    June 10th, 2013 at 09:38 | #4

    Interested in the new guitar Jorma is playing. Any info

  5. Vince
    June 10th, 2013 at 09:48 | #5

    “It seems like I have waited all my life for this guitar. I now play Martin acoustic guitars exclusively and the Jorma Kaukonen M-30 explicitly. This is definitely the next to the last part of the cat over the fence.”

    http://jormakaukonen.com/gear.php

  6. June 10th, 2013 at 10:10 | #6

    Hey Vince…

    I wrote the song in 2003… the final touches were put on when I recorded it for Stars In My Crown… where the lyrics can be heard.

  7. John B
    June 10th, 2013 at 10:22 | #7

    The set lists look terrific Jorma. From the photos it looks like you guys are having a Ball. The Mount Pisgah area is indeed beautiful. I am bringing my son Paul to see you at Keswick Theatre at the end of the week. His birthday is this Wednesday and the show is my gift to him. Safe travels and see you soon.

  8. John B
    June 10th, 2013 at 10:45 | #8

    Last Thursday i decided to do some yard work ; raking ; trimming etc and i came into contact with poison ivy. I;ve been itching and scratching ever since. As i said Jorma i will be going to the Keswick show and if you could would you play “Poison Ivy Blues ” for me?

  9. johno
    June 10th, 2013 at 11:27 | #9

    Great to see Jack back and smiling again. But’s whats up with u in that pic, either you just woke up or your really constipated. Gotta get me one of those hats. Anyway, see you up in Bethel, if you get there early there’s a museum thats onsite thats really “groovy”. It recreates the 60’s and Woodstock. I’m goin’ up to the mountains……

  10. John B
    June 10th, 2013 at 12:47 | #10

    If he was constipated he would have played “Constipation Blues” so i don’t think so…. @johno

  11. June 10th, 2013 at 17:08 | #11

    thanks for posting the set lists as always. And see you in Santa Cruz!

  12. Robert
    June 10th, 2013 at 17:54 | #12

    Beautiful old venues. Herbst theater in SF probably the classist place I’ve seen you guys.And the hats are on my list of things to get.

    Any thoughts on the passing of old Tuna alumni Joey Covington? Rather tragic circumstance.

    Keep on playing, play those Blues away.

  13. chris laumark
    June 10th, 2013 at 19:56 | #13

    Hello Jorma, much sadness with the news of Joey”s passing. Any chance of playing any of his songs this tour? ” Pretty as you feel ” ? Just wondering, see you on the 18th. Forever onward, Chris

  14. Vince
    June 10th, 2013 at 20:35 | #14

    @Jorma

    Got it – thank you. I’ve been listening to some live recordings so long that I forgot what the studio version sounded like ;-) It’s beautiful.

  15. Greg C
    June 10th, 2013 at 20:39 | #15

    Thanks for all the great opening acts over the years too. Jill Sobule put on a fun, self-deprecating, energetic performance at the Variety. The guy next to me went from “HFT! I hope she doesn’t play for more than 20 minutes.” to post-set Standing Ovation. That’s a mighty fine transition, and not surprising to me given the Variety’s generally respectful crowd. Then again, I would expect nothing less from a hand-picked FPR alumnae.

    And I am hardly a musician or gear expert, but that sure looks like a Jorma-style cherry red Gibson ES-335 at the 1:44 mark of her 1995 pre-Katy Perry video “I Kissed a Girl” (with Fabio),

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FdwUGwasck

  16. johno
    June 11th, 2013 at 18:57 | #16

    I’m goin’ up to the country….CANNED HEAT.

  17. John B
    June 12th, 2013 at 11:33 | #17

    Anyone besides me going to Keswick?

  18. bob b
    June 12th, 2013 at 22:02 | #18

    Keswick! Keswick! Keswick! I’m excited! Set lists Look great. Haven’t seen “3rd Week” or “genesis” for quite some time. “If this is love…I DON’T want my money back!” Rock on Hot Tuna. Regards. Your Pal, Bob B from PHL

  19. Chris
    June 13th, 2013 at 10:36 | #19

    Have tickets for tonight’s show in DC (well, Alexandria). I hope it happens! Weather forecasts here are pretty bad. We didn’t get to see much of Jorma at Fur Peace a few weekends ago as he was busy getting an award :) , although he did give us a very nice mini-concert for Monday morning breakfast.

  20. John B
    June 14th, 2013 at 12:52 | #20

    Taking my son Paul to the Keswick Theatre for his birthday . See you tonite!