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An Exacta Of Gigs With Leon Russell

Old School... Silver Eagle

Old School... Silver Eagle

So we started out this tour a couple of days ago on this old Silver Eagle. Reminded me of the George Jones song, ‘Who’s Gonna Fill Their Shoes?’

You know the heart of country music
Still beats in Luke The Drifter
You can tell it when he sang I Saw the Light
Ole Marty Hank and Lefty
Why I can feel ’em right here with me
On this silver eagle rolling through the night

Great song from 1985.

Anyway, we burned out of Pomeroy over to Wilmington, Delaware and the Grand Opera House.

The Grand Facade

The Grand Facade

foto by Phil Jacobs

The boys are back in town

The boys are back in town

foto by Phil Jacobs

The Grand is, well… Grand.

Now, this is an interior

Now, this is an interior

Here is our set list from the Grand Opera House:

Hot Tuna 44, 2014
The Acoustic Trio
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
& Barry Mitterhoff
The Grand Opera House
Wilmington, Delaware
Friday, June 13, 2014

1. True Religion
2. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down & Out
3. Been So Long
4. Goodbye To The Blues
5. Hesitation Blues
6. How Long Blues
7. Good Shepherd
8. Children Of Zion
9. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
10. Death Don’t Have No Mercy with David Bromberg
11. Barbeque King with David Bromberg
12. Nine Pound Hammer with David Bromberg

We were thrilled to have the great David Bromberg sit in with us… and then it was off to Stroudsberg, Pennsylvania and the Sherman Theater.

The Sherman, in Stroudsburg

The Sherman, in Stroudsburg

foto by Phil Jacobs

Back alley Stroudsburg

Back alley Stroudsburg

Here is our set list:

Hot Tuna 45, 2014
The Acoustic Trio
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
& Barry Mitterhoff
The Sherman Theater
Stroudsberg, Pennsylvania

1. Re-Enlistment Blues
2. Genesis for Jackie & John 40th anniversary
3. I See The Light
4. I’ll Let You Know Before I Leave
5. How Long Blues
6. Vicksburg Stomp
7. Come Back Baby
8. In My Dreams
9. Keep On Trucking Mama
10. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed And Burning
11. Candy Man
12. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
13. I Know You Rider

Now this is real movie stuff...

Now this is real movie stuff...

Now we’re headed up to the Waterville Opera House in Waterville, Maine. Going to spend the rest of Father’s Day with my lovely wife and daughter who are at the beach in Maine and head up to Waterville, ensemble.

Last but not least, a comment popped up on my last entry… the one about my Mom… something about 3 track recording. I’m thinking, ‘Where the heck did this come from?’ Oh well… anyway… remember… there was mono recording… then, ‘wow,’ stereo… then three track so you could ping pong. Keep in mind, no noise reduction so you could only overdub twice… three times at the most before the sound degraded. Surrealistic Pillow was a four track recording. Wow… progress. No Dolby… you actually had to nail your parts… what a concept. Things are a lot easier now, that’s for sure.

OK… we’re swapping out the Eagle for a Prevost and we’re outta here.

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  1. Doug Dugan
    June 15th, 2014 at 08:38 | #1

    I’m going to see you guys guys Saturday at Bergen PAC – can’t wait.

  2. Scott Meyers
    June 15th, 2014 at 08:48 | #2

    Happy Fathers Day JK. Unconditional…Forever. Peace.

  3. john B
    June 15th, 2014 at 10:37 | #3

    Delaware show was Fantastic!!! Tuna was at their BEST!!! Happy Fathers Day to all you Dads, see you all in Toms River… my home town, one week from today!

  4. jim hitchcock
    June 15th, 2014 at 10:52 | #4

    Yeah, in the interview Jack talked about recording the first JA album on 3 track, how it was ‘hot stuff’ at the time. The progression of recording technique has always fascinated me, so thanks for the perspective 🙂

  5. bob b.
    June 15th, 2014 at 11:07 | #5

    Glad to see you boys back at work. You all looked well, sounded great, and seemed happy and content. That was my perspective from row 2 @ the Grand Opera House. NICE! Your Pal

  6. chuck newman
    June 15th, 2014 at 20:54 | #6

    I am a big believer in keeping the recording process as straight-forward as possible. I like to think as though I’m capturing a “performance” of the song on tape. I know it really isn’t like that anymore but I don’t believe in taking out what some consider “mistakes”. I like to hear fingers sliding on guitar strings for instance. I like performers who have gone back to record now and then with the old technology, instruments, surroundings etc.

  7. jim hitchcock
    June 15th, 2014 at 21:21 | #7

    Les Paul would have been fun to chat with, Chuck.

  8. Andy K
    June 16th, 2014 at 07:47 | #8

    Looking forward to this weekend’s Electric shows. Noticed that Skoota is not coming. Was he not available?

  9. John B
    June 16th, 2014 at 10:41 | #9

    Skoota on tour with Cyndy Lauper

  10. Andy K
    June 16th, 2014 at 12:08 | #10

    @John B
    Got it, thanks!

  11. eaglesteve
    June 16th, 2014 at 14:26 | #11

    Heard In My Dreams at the Sherman.
    A keeper, for sure.

  12. chuck newman
    June 16th, 2014 at 22:50 | #12

    @jim hitchcock
    Also the Carter Family and most anybody who loves “mountain music”. I have lived my whole in various places but never more than an hour from Waukesha. I think almost every kid in Wisconsin had either a Packer hat or a Les Paul.

  13. chuck newman
    June 16th, 2014 at 22:57 | #13

    Speaking of great old stuff coming back, the old Bobby Whitlock albums have been re-mastered and are ready for release.

  14. JC
    June 18th, 2014 at 06:15 | #14

    My husband and I used to always go to your shows together. He passed away October 5, 2013 so this time I went to the show at the Sherman with friends. “In My Dreams” just broke me to pieces and a grief trigger never felt so sweet. He never ages in my dreams either. A wonderful song.