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Two Days In Somerville, Mass.

Buddy's Diner, Somerville

Buddy's Diner, Somerville

Yesterday we hit Buddy’s for Breakfast. I’m a huge fan of Diner Americana so I’m going to post a bunch of pics from yesterday’s breakfast.

The carte for the day

The carte for the day

The ole picker eats breakfast

The ole picker eats breakfast

foto by Phil Jacobs

Biker buddys from Montana at Buddy's.

Biker buddys from Montana at Buddy's.

The plaque

The plaque

This is the place

This is the place

OK… I’m going to finish this entry and hit Buddy’s for breakfast before we head out to Bethel.

Last night at the Somerville Theater, we had a blast as we always do here.

Somerville Theater interior

Somerville Theater interior

Ceilings... I'm painting ceilings....

Ceilings... I'm painting ceilings....

Ah... the glory that was Rome

Ah... the glory that was Rome

Here is our set list from last night:

Hot Tuna 28, 2013
The Acoustic Trio
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
& Barry Mitterhoff
The Somerville Theater
Somerville, Mass.
Tuesday, June 18, 2013

1. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down & Out
2. Second Chances
3. Hesitation Blues
4. Barbeque King
5. Serpent Of Dreams
6. Goodbye To The Blues
7. I’ll Let You Know Before I Leave
8. How Long Blues
9. Izze’s Lullaby
10. 99 Year Blues
11. 3rd Week In The Chelsea
12. Come Back Baby
13. I’ll Be All Right Some Day
14. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
15. I Know You Rider
16. Encore: Where Is Bobby Gentry with Jill Sobule

We’ve been touring with Jill Sobule and last night we dragged her up for our encore… well… we didn’t have to drag too far. Thanks Jill.

On to Buddy’s and then Bethel.

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  1. John B
    June 19th, 2013 at 09:33 | #1

    What did you have for breakfast Jorma? Buddies looks like a fine establishment and as an afficionado of classic diners i will be sure to visit Buddies the next time i am in Somerville. See you next month.

  2. June 19th, 2013 at 10:14 | #2

    That looks like a real old-school diner. Not to many of those out west. Nothing like a good hearty breakfast to start the day! (as I eat my oatmeal).

  3. Ellen
    June 19th, 2013 at 10:23 | #3

    Let’s see that encore with Jill on Saturday night in Norwalk!!

  4. John B
    June 19th, 2013 at 10:55 | #4

    Izze’s Lullaby ? Is that a new one Jorma? I don’t recall seeing that one on a set list before.

  5. Tom in St. Louis
    June 19th, 2013 at 11:03 | #5

    Off topic, but I want to let you know that Vintage Guitar just reviewed the Jack Casady Bass in the July issue. They love it!
    “The thought that has gone into [it] is admirable.”
    “…workmanship is flawless…”
    “…custom made for melodic phrases and exploratory lines.”
    “…hits home runs in looks, feel, and tone, not to mention its very attractive street price ($699).”
    Congratulations to Jack on his highly successful collaboration with Epiphone.

  6. June 19th, 2013 at 11:05 | #6

    @John B that song’s been around awhile, and it’s beautiful

  7. John B
    June 19th, 2013 at 11:51 | #7

    Thanks Doug. Just at the accoustic shows or electric as well? @doug mlyn

  8. Steve Levenson
    June 19th, 2013 at 12:01 | #8

    Out here in KC we have Chubby’s. Their special is the Chubby decker, a BLT on top of a sausage lettuce & tomato. You get a free angioplasty with every 5th one. :)

  9. John B
    June 19th, 2013 at 12:50 | #9

    The Chubby Decker would be outlawed under Obamacare and possesion of such a sandwich would make you subject to a heavy fine; imprisonment or both. @Steve Levenson

  10. June 19th, 2013 at 12:59 | #10

    Thanks for another outstanding performance at the Somerville Theater last night. The acoustic sound in this old theater is amazing. Jorma, Jack & Barry were in perfect balance and alignment both musically and Chiropractically. Jill Sobule rocked before and after the Tuna set. See you next time…

  11. June 19th, 2013 at 14:04 | #11

    @John B
    only Acoustic I believe John

  12. June 19th, 2013 at 17:51 | #12

    Hi John…

    It’s on my River Of Time

  13. John B
    June 19th, 2013 at 17:54 | #13

    I have to pay closer attention ! Thanks Jorma . @Jorma

  14. mrlbem
    June 19th, 2013 at 18:29 | #14

    Jorma,

    If you’re a huge fan of Diner Americana, and you’re still up in the Boston area, try Wilson’s Diner on Main Street in Waltham. Not too far from Brandeis University. They make the best egg sandwiches. Gotta love the old railroad dining car stylle diners.

  15. Cyndy Consentino
    June 19th, 2013 at 18:34 | #15

    Dear Jorma.

    The Somerville is lovely!
    What did you have at Buddy’s Diner?

    Tomorrow in Bethel should be beautiful;)

    Stay well,
    Cyndy

  16. John B
    June 19th, 2013 at 18:37 | #16

    @mrlbem

    @mrlbem
    I really enjoy the pictures that you post Jorma of the theatres that you play. Some of them are beautiful. Great stuff really. Nice shots of the Somerville Theatre . I am looking forward to seeing Tuna at the State Theatre in North Brunswick N. J. next month. I haven’t been there yet and am looking forward to it.

  17. June 20th, 2013 at 00:48 | #17

    @John B
    John: You should buy the whole album, not a plug for Jorma’s album or anything but besides Izze’s Lullaby, the whole album is really great. Revisited today on the way home and it really put me in a good mood.

  18. Cyndy Consentino
    June 20th, 2013 at 09:58 | #18

    John B :
    @mrlbem
    @mrlbem
    I really enjoy the pictures that you post Jorma of the theatres that you play. Some of them are beautiful. Great stuff really. Nice shots of the Somerville Theatre . I am looking forward to seeing Tuna at the State Theatre in North Brunswick N. J. next month. I haven’t been there yet and am looking forward to it.

    John B -I’m going to State Theater also! Hope to see you there!
    p.s. Doug is right about “River of Time” it is a great album!

  19. John
    June 20th, 2013 at 14:29 | #19

    Hello Jorma,
    I’ve been following your blog and reviewing set-lists with great anticipation for the upcoming Saturday night show at the Norwalk Concert Hall. I’m pretty “Jacked-up” for this show (pun intended) The venue seats 1,000+ and it looks like it’s going to be a sell-out. I’m bringing some friends…..Tuna Newbies. As an intro for them……I showed them this youtube clip of you and Jack doing Mann’s Fate about 44 years ago. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJ0onxQIY_w Geez…..I love that song. I’m so looking forward to you, Jack and Barry making everybody’s jaws drop on Saturday night. I know you guys will bring your “A” game. You always do! Thanks for the musical bliss!

  20. Rich R
    June 20th, 2013 at 15:41 | #20

    Jorma, see you tonight @ Bethel. Here is a wacky request, White Rabbit with Jill, still time to rehearse1

  21. Joe in DC
    June 20th, 2013 at 17:33 | #21

    Go Tuna Go
    just a waiting for electric in PA in July

  22. John B
    June 21st, 2013 at 13:40 | #22

    Doug and Cyndy i’m sure i have that album somewhere .And if i don’t i will go get it I will be there Cyndy . It’s only about three- four miles from where i work so just as soon as i leave work i’m heading right to the show. @Cyndy Consentino

  23. Cyndy Consentino
    June 21st, 2013 at 19:20 | #23

    John B – ok great I look forward to meeting up with you at State Theater! I will let you know where I am sitting!@John B

  24. June 22nd, 2013 at 13:14 | #24
  25. June 22nd, 2013 at 13:15 | #25

    Okay Cyndy sounds good . I’ll look for ya!

  26. Steve
    May 12th, 2014 at 20:34 | #26

    https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2014/05/10/somerville-theatre-celebrates-its-birthday/QBjnPvT0KXk9CDkMx5wtRM/story.html

    I wanted to make sure you get a chance to read the article linked above about the 100th Anniversary of the Somerville Theatre. I saw you Jack and Barry there at the show in June, second row. Nice vibe, the venue is unpretentious, a “lived in” place as I describe it, and I hope you agree…

    Peace