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Thumbs Up In Yokohama

At 0800 yesterday morning we hit the train from Yokohama to Tokyo for an interview with .Peter Barakan and his pals

The Gang at the studio

The Gang at the studio

Foto by Doug Allsopp

The boys in the studio

The boys in the studio

Foto by Myron Hart

This program was a place for music aficionados and it was a pleasure to play for them and their collective audience.

Pick it Jorm'

Pick it Jorm'

Foto by Myron Hart

After the show, it was back to Yokohama but this time, the station was almost empty.

Somewhere in Tokyo

Somewhere in Tokyo

There’s no way I can help my American readers to actually visualize how much rush there is to rush hour here. New York is starting to look relaxing to me.

Waiting for a train.

Waiting for a train.

Around 1630 we walked on over to Thumbs Up to set up for our first show here in Japan.

Myron got it done!

Myron got it done!

It was a grand first show from our standpoint. Here is our set list:

Hot Tuna 36, 2014
The Acoustic Duo
Jorma Kaukonen & Jack Casady
Thumbs Up
Yokohama, Japan
Thursday, April 24, 2014

First Set:
1. True Religion
2. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down & Out
3. Children Of Zion
4. Things That Might Have Been
5. Sea Child
6. Trial By Fire
7. Barbeque King
8. Hesitation Blues
9. 99 Year Blues
10. I Know You Rider
Second Set:
1. I See The Light
2. Izze’s Lullaby
3. Come Back Baby
4. Mama Let Me Lay It On You
5. In My Dreams
6. How Long Blues
7. Candy Man
8. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
9. Bar Room Crystal Ball
10. Water Song
11. Genesis
12. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed And Burning
13. Encore: Embryonic Journey

After the show, we hung for a bit with the owner and his family.

Good times!

Good times!

Foto by Doug Allsopp

More about these wonderful folks later…

Now for coffee and tonight we play Club Quattro in Shibuya.

As always… more shall be revealed!

  1. Mike Brady
    April 24th, 2014 at 19:03 | #1

    Jorma (and Jack), Ohiyo goziemas (good morning) and welcome to Tokyo/Yokohama. I’m happy to read that you enjoyed your performance at Thumbs Up, we will be seeing you two perform there next week and I have recruited friends to help ’round out the club with a Japanese bass player enjoying you guys “live” for his first time (1975/6 was mine). My sweet wife and I will catch you two tonight at Quattro, which is across the street from Ishibashi—the big music store where I buy the fingerpicks that I am learning to use as I try to learn fingerpicking. I would really like to see how far/deep/whatever you wear your fingerpicks, Jorma, if you would be so kind. Anyway, it will be wonderful to see and hear you tonight. Wishing you much happiness and good fortune. Mike (Hondo)

  2. johno
    April 24th, 2014 at 20:30 | #2

    What a setlist. Rocking it high in Yokahama Mama!

  3. Greg Martelli
    April 24th, 2014 at 20:41 | #3

    Looks like Jack is enjoying “The land of the Rising Sun”
    Great way to start show/ tour , on a high note ,True religion.
    May your chrysantanums never wilt, and your Samuri swords and music always be sharp and precise.
    Greg
    I’m glad to see the enthusiasm for this great tradition of music.
    It does transcend culture ,and ultimately –soothe– the savage beast in all of us

  4. Greg Martelli
    April 24th, 2014 at 20:46 | #4

    God bless Myron

  5. Mike Brady
    April 25th, 2014 at 00:17 | #5

    Jorma (and Jack), Ohiyo goziemas (good morning) and welcome to Tokyo/Yokohama. I’m happy to read that you enjoyed your performance at Thumbs Up, we will be seeing you two perform there next week and I have recruited friends to help ’round out the club with a Japanese bass player enjoying you guys “live” for his first time (1975/6 was mine). My sweet wife and I will catch you two tonight q, which is across the street from #########—the big music store where I buy the fingerpicks that I am learning to use as I try to learn fingerpicking. I would really like to see how far/deep/whatever you wear your fingerpicks, Jorma, if you would be so kind. Anyway, it will be wonderful to see and hear you tonight. Wishing you much happiness and good fortune. Mike (Hondo)
    p.s. I hope that this comment was “moderated” enough for the “moderator”. “tear down the wall”—wasn’t that from Volunteers, the song?

  6. Mike Brady
    April 25th, 2014 at 00:25 | #6

    excellent—

  7. HOGAN
    April 25th, 2014 at 05:55 | #7

    Great set…awesome pics….hard working man right there…..lol

    :)

  8. Dusty
    April 25th, 2014 at 14:29 | #8

    @ Joe in D.C.
    Thanks for the link re Bob Weir. Displays the painful navigation of the media.