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A Trilogy Of Nights

ceilings, I'm painting ceilings...

ceilings, I'm painting ceilings...

It’s always better when I can do these blogs the same night… not the case here, so I’m just doing the best I can with nights… set lists and fading memory. I’ll write more about this little run when I get home. We’ve been having a heck of a time though…

The first night in Portchester...

The first night in Portchester...

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Justin and Pauly work on the kit

Justin and Pauly work on the kit

The view from the stage in Portchester

The view from the stage in Portchester

Larry and eight strings...

Larry and eight strings...

Here is our set list:

Hot Tuna 48, 2014
The Electric Quintet
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
Larry Campbell, Teresa Williams
& Justin Guip
The Capitol Theater
Portchester, New York
Wednesday, June 19, 2014

1. Second Chances
2. Children Of Zion with Teresa
3. Angel Of Darkness with Teresa
4. Can’t Get Satisfied
5. I See The Light
6. Bar Room Crystal Ball with Teresa
7. Water Song
8. Bowlegged Woman
9. Wade In The Water with Teresa
10. Rock Me Baby
11. Chauffer Blues with Teresa
12. Sugaree with Teresa
13. Funky # 7
14. Encore: Hit Single # 1

Jason documents the night...

Jason documents the night...

Angel Of Darkness with the angel of light...

Angel Of Darkness with the angel of light...

Then off to Westbury…

Pick it Jorm'

Pick it Jorm'

The set list from Westbury:

Hot Tuna 49, 2014
The Electric Quintet
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
Larry Campbell, Teresa Williams
& Justin Guip
Theater At Westbury
Westbury, New York
Friday, June 20, 2014

1. Hesitation Blues
2. Children Of Zion with Teresa Williams
3. Bar Room Crystal Ball
4. Water Song
5. Come Back Baby
6. A Little Faster with Teresa Williams
7. Angel Of Darkness with Teresa Williams
8. Wade In The Water with Teresa Williams
9. Hit Single # 1
10. Crazy Bout My Baby with Teresa Wlliams
11. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning with Teresa Williams
12. Funky #7

Teresa burns the place down!!!!!!

Teresa burns the place down!!!!!!

After the show… the gang relaxes on the bus!

Good times!

Good times!

Then off to Bergen.

The scene of the crime in Bergen

The scene of the crime in Bergen

Light'em up Larry!

Light'em up Larry!

The set from Bergen:

Hot Tuna 50, 2014
The Electric Quintet
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
Larry Campbell, Teresa Williams
& Justin Guip
Bergen Performing Arts Center
Englewood, New Jersey
Saturday, June 21, 2014

1. I See The Light
2. Hesitation Blues
3. Bar Room Crystal Ball with Teresa Williams
4. Water Song
5. A Little Faster with Teresa Williams
6. Crazy Bout My Baby with Teresa William
7. Angel Of Darkness with Teresa Williams
8. Wade In The Water with Teresa Williams
9. Children Of Zion with Teresa Williams
10. Rock Me Baby
11. Sugaree
12. Funky # 7

OK… three great show… we’re more or less up to date. Off to the Pine Belt Arena in Toms River.

And here’s the Toms River Set:

Hot Tuna 51, 2014
The Electric Quintet
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
Larry Campbell, Teresa Williams
Pine Belt Arena
Toms River, New Jersey
Sunday, June 22, 2014

1. Hesitation Blues
2. Children Of Zion
3. Bar Room Crystal Ball
4. Water Song
5. Come Back Baby
6. A Little Faster
7. Wade In The Water
8. I See The Light
9. Angel Of Darkness
10. Bowlegged Woman
11. Big River
12. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning
13. Rock Me Baby
14. Funky #7
15. Encore: Hit Single # 1

Better late than never…

  1. Andy K
    June 22nd, 2014 at 10:25 | #1

    Shows at Westbury and Bergen PAC were awesome!
    Jack was really rockin’ and very animated; his fingers were flying and he was bouncing all over the stage. Larry was superb. And Jorma…what can I say, he gave us the best Electric Hot Tana in many years!

  2. Andy K
    June 22nd, 2014 at 10:52 | #2

    Question: Is “Crazy ‘Bout My Baby” really “Jealous Man”, the Albert Collins tune?
    http://www.metrolyrics.com/jealous-man-lyrics-albert-collins.html

    BTW Skoota was missed. Tuna fan’s loss was apparently Cyndi Lauper tour’s gain.

  3. johno
    June 22nd, 2014 at 11:14 | #3

    The Westbury show was really nice and intimate. It was almost like Electric Hot Tuna Unplugged. Larry really adds another dimension on guitar that is simply incredible and Teresa put chills up my spine. Jack was smokin’ and Jorma was on fire. See you soon. Keep your Lamps.

  4. johnny c
    June 22nd, 2014 at 11:24 | #4

    I love Skoota and a drummer of that caliber will always be missed but must say Justin Guip sat in and did an amazing job. I don’t think anyone would mind him becoming a permanent member of electric tuna family if Skoota is not available.

  5. dan
    June 22nd, 2014 at 13:08 | #5

    Wheres Barry?

  6. June 22nd, 2014 at 13:15 | #6

    Barry is teaching for Steve Kaufman down in Chatanooga. I know he wishes he were here but this was a prior commitment for him. He’ll be back.

    Jorma

  7. Scott Meyers
    June 22nd, 2014 at 13:17 | #7

    I was at the Bergen show last night. The sound was magnificent and the playing sublime. Jorma, the set is very tight and watching you and Larry flipping solo’s was truly fantastic. That new Les Paul suits you well. Jack is still one of the best Bass Players from our generation, you know that, and it’s apparent by the look on your face when he does one of his runs, which are frequent. Enjoy Toms River and see you on the next run.

  8. June 22nd, 2014 at 13:17 | #8

    Hey Andy

    Of course it is…

    jorma

  9. bob b.
    June 22nd, 2014 at 13:32 | #9

    Said yesterday, I hoped to relive some previous efforts , but better yet, last night provided and some. The old days you would wait and hope for Rock Me Baby. Last nights version reall
    y kicked up the volume. Thanks! Your Pal

  10. Hogan
    June 22nd, 2014 at 15:04 | #10

    Hey Jorma,

    The last two shows were outstanding as usual, Larry and Teresa are always a great treat. You killed Rock Me Baby last night….wish I was going to Tom’s River tonight but have to head back home work tomorrow…..Love the new Les Paul it even matched your shirt….lol
    Have a great show tonight and looking forward till the next time
    keep smilin
    Hogan
    :)
    Nice shot of Jason…

  11. Jim T
    June 22nd, 2014 at 23:17 | #11

    Connors first concert-Hot Tuna @ BergenPAC. He says they rocked it. I think he brought the average audience age down by at least ten years. I’m glad he was able to experience a live show with such iconic musicians. Funky #7 was incredible

  12. carlo pagliano
    June 23rd, 2014 at 01:17 | #12

    Planet Earth echoes to the sound of Tuna music wrappin’ the world around in an instant.
    Chattanooga Choo Choo all the way Tuna!
    Theresa THERESA Theresa
    Steady As She Goes

  13. carlo pagliano
    June 23rd, 2014 at 01:27 | #13

    Sorry Teresa, that H slipped off my heart

  14. Bob John
    June 23rd, 2014 at 01:31 | #14

    Where did that Big River come from??? Awesome!

  15. Bob John
    June 23rd, 2014 at 01:35 | #15

    Brought my HS friend back to NJ for the TR show. Thanks
    Jorma and Jack for making his night the best ever!

  16. Matt
    June 23rd, 2014 at 10:52 | #16

    Bergen Pac was really good. Nice and loud on the floor. Jorma took it home on that Funky # 7, wailing heavy on that black/brown electric guitar. A nice really long acoustic Water Song. And that song Wade in the Water? by Teresa was cool. Leon Russel was good as an opener. Tuna probably could have sold the same amount of seats without the double bill with Leon. But wee still got one and a half hours of Tuna which was good enough. Perfect weather also. The hot tuna hats at the merch table this tour are really cool. These little electric runs are great in the summer and fall. The drums were fine, Justin sounded excellent and Jack was magnificent as usual.

  17. John B
    June 23rd, 2014 at 10:52 | #17

    Hot Tuna rocked at the Bergen Pac Saturday night! Larry was kickin it and watching Jack running all over the stage amazed me as did his playing . Jack was at his best. Jorma the new Les Paul sounds terrific and In my opinion the band has never sounded better !

  18. Larry
    June 23rd, 2014 at 11:35 | #18

    Port Chester was killer. In addition to a fine, fine show, it was nice to see that they finally created the perfect concert venue. World Cup Soccer on the big screen at Garcia’s pre-show and a blue grass band covering “Old & in the Way” on our way out. The versions of Water Song, I See the Light and Bar Room Crystal Ball were sublime. I could listen to a show comprised solely of Jorma originals, but that “Sugaree!!!” Wow. Was it Teresa’s request to do that? Really hot!!

  19. johno
    June 23rd, 2014 at 12:32 | #19

    Did anyone notice the first picture – the ceiling @ Portchester – it looks exactly like a UFO. Exactly. They heard all about Hot Tuna and want to catch up on the absolutely Best Band on Earth. Yes, I do believe in them.

  20. Alan P
    June 23rd, 2014 at 16:18 | #20

    Great show at Westbury! What is amazing is how much fun the band was having at this show. Never can get enough Hot F’n Tuna……

  21. mike v
    June 24th, 2014 at 10:22 | #21

    great show at Bergen pac and just by chance my brother in law nils bryant got back stage to meet hot tuna.. it was an accident he was in the ally and went to go back inside between bands and that’s when hot tuna was getting ready to come out so he got a video of him and Jorma telling me hey and a photo with the beautiful Teresa Williams very cool a nite to remember thanks hot tuna and leon

  22. JB
    June 24th, 2014 at 18:30 | #22

    @johno
    Have you seen the Saucers?

  23. johno
    June 24th, 2014 at 22:23 | #23

    Yes I have – have you?

    @JB

  24. johno
    June 25th, 2014 at 07:55 | #24

    There are 2 major types already here – the Dracos which are reptilian who are evil and the tall Nordics who are good. They really are here.

  25. bob b.
    June 25th, 2014 at 09:33 | #25

    Did I log on to the star trek blog? Well, I’m due back on the planet earth.

  26. Steve Levenson
    June 25th, 2014 at 10:37 | #26

    Did you know Mr. Spock had 3 ears? A left ear, a right ear, and a final-front ear.
    I couldn’t help myself, but with any luck no one will see this.

  27. johno
    June 25th, 2014 at 11:34 | #27

    It’s all Top Secret of course and all of the worlds leaders know about them. God only knows where they come from – one theory is that a main base is inside of the moon. That is why we haven’t gone back. They also have bases on the earth under the oceans.

  28. johno
    June 25th, 2014 at 12:08 | #28

    We are getting way off base w/ this blog. Let’s get back to earth.

  29. jim hitchcock
    June 27th, 2014 at 23:15 | #29

    I’d risk a saucerful of secrets ref here, but I don’t want to run afoul of a Pink Floyd copyright.

  30. John B
    June 28th, 2014 at 18:47 | #30

    No set list posted from Toms River. It was a great show . People turned out for that show that had not heard the band in many years and thought that it was some of the best Tuna they had ever heard. Thanks for playing Big River in Toms River.

  31. Greg Bormida
    June 29th, 2014 at 11:10 | #31

    Hi Joma, the Toms River show was fantastic. Great to see the band in my home town.you guys rocked the house for sure, larry and Teresa are a great addition to the band. A pleasure seeing you after the show, please keep us in the rotation. Everyone I talk to thinks the show was great! And it was! See you in Nov.

  32. johno
    June 29th, 2014 at 12:26 | #32

    @John B
    Isn’t the last setlist posted by Jorma from Toms River.

  33. bob b.
    June 29th, 2014 at 19:37 | #33

    Bergen show was like “the Event”. You could feel the electricity. Toms River was excellent. 15 Songs. Come Back Baby was SMOKING. AND from Bowlegged Women till the end didn’t let up. ROCK ME BABY not up to Bergan level, but Big River was L C killer. THANKS GANG! Your Pal

  34. Bernie
    June 29th, 2014 at 21:58 | #34

    did y’all feel the love from us central/south Jersey fans, Jorma ? when was the last time a venue let fans go up close to stage to cheer the band on? felt like a flashback to a 70’s general admission gig to me at the encore. I enjoyed show immensely. thanks, Bernie

  35. John B
    June 30th, 2014 at 09:32 | #35

    Not yet johno. I am hopeful he will get around to it. Lots of Tuna fans in Monmouth and Ocean county area . Toms River was indeed a blast and the band was absolutely smoking. Tuna has never sounded better .

  36. John B
    June 30th, 2014 at 09:34 | #36

    There it is . Thanks Jorma !

  37. Anders Gjerland
    July 1st, 2014 at 18:18 | #37

    I would like to be at the show in Bergen next time you come to Norway…

  38. cyndy consentino
    July 5th, 2014 at 21:39 | #38

    I really think Tom’s River may have been the bets of the run between NY and NJ!

  39. Greg Bormida
    July 11th, 2014 at 14:40 | #39

    Hey cyndy, I didn’t see the other shows in this run but I believe the toms river may have been the best. From open to close the band was on fire. When Jacks having fun you know it’s a good night . And he complimented us on being a great crowd! I’ve seen alot of tuna shows and that was with the best !