Home > Diary, Hot Tuna, Set Lists, Venues, trips and journeys > From The Synagogue To Scottish Rites

From The Synagogue To Scottish Rites

December 12th, 2014 Jorma Leave a comment Go to comments
Good times...

Good times...

Night before last we descended upon that Historic Synagogue at 6th and I in D.C. for our first show there. What a beautiful place for a gig.

Ceilings...

Ceilings...

Thanks for the Dressing Room Leah...

Thanks for the Dressing Room Leah...

Here is our set list:

Hot Tuna 68, 2014
The Electric Sextet
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
Larry Campbell, Teresa Williams
Barry Mitterhoff & Justin Guip
Sixth and Ist. Historic Synagogue
Washington, D.C.
December 10, 2014

First Set:
1. True Religion
2. Hesitation Blues
3. Ode To Billy Dean
4. Can’t Get Satisfied
5. I See The Light
6. Children Of Zion with Teresa Williams
7. Wade In The Water ditto
8. Big River with Larry Campbell
9. Somebody To Love
10. A Little Faster
Second Set:
1. Good Shepherd
2. Trial By Fire
3. Rock Me Baby
4. Mourning Interrupted
5. Bar Room Crystal Ball
6. Deep Ellum
7. White Rabbit
8. Sugaree
9. Funky #7
10. Encore: Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning

Love this place!

Love this place!

The facade...

The facade...

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Then on a chilly snowy morn it was off to Collingswood, N.J.

Life in the tropics...

Life in the tropics...

Last night we were at the Scottish Rites Auditorium.

Preparing for the show

Preparing for the show

What a cool building this was as well.

More ceilings

More ceilings

Here is our set list from last night:

Hot Tuna 69, 2014
The Electric Sextet
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
Larry Campbell, Teresa Williams
Barry Mitterhoff & Justin Guip
Scottish Rite Auditorium
Collingswood, New Jersey
Thursday, December 11, 2014

First Set:
1. Search My Heart
2. Hesitation Blues
3. Ode To Billy Dean
4. A Little Faster
5. Children Of Zion
6. Good Shepherd
7. Wade In The Water
8. Somebody To Love
9. Bowlegged Woman
10. Hit Single # 1
Second Set:
1. Trial By Fire
2. Big River
3. Rock Me Baby
4. I See The Light
5. Bar Room Crystal Ball
6. Water Song
7. Deep Ellum
8. White Rabbit
9. Sugaree
10. Funky # 7
11. Encore: Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning

The mystery of it all

The mystery of it all

Now we’re off to New York with a day off before the Big Beacon Show & Jack’s 70th Celebration!

Gotta get some breakfast…

  1. Tim from Philly
    December 12th, 2014 at 09:09 | #1

    Awesome show last night! Jack and Teresa especially were on fire. I overheard a number of people say that it was the best Tuna show they had ever been to. Can’t wait for the Beacon. Rock on, Jorma.

  2. Bernie
    December 12th, 2014 at 10:53 | #2

    as Tim said, just an awesome show. I elaborate more on the FB Hot Tuna fan club section. Thanks for the joy you and the band brought us last night Jorma. God bless and keep you all. May calm seas and prosperous journeys come your way.

  3. John B
    December 12th, 2014 at 11:09 | #3

    Last nights show in Collingswood was just incredible ! The guy seated next to me had tears of joy in his eyes when you finished up Somebody to Love. Tim is correct as the guy on the other side of me said it was perhaps the best Hot Tuna he has heard as he texted his brother who lives in Huntington LI that one way or the other he better find his way to the Beacon tomorrow night. There were so many highlights at this show that I couldn’t list them all . The acoustics at this place were perfect . Jorma in my opinion Hot Tuna has never sounded better . Great show last night and we will all see you in New York City as the tour reaches as you called it last night ‘ It’s crescendo ‘ at the Beacon.

  4. bob b.
    December 12th, 2014 at 14:22 | #4

    Great Collingswood show! Loved, loved “Ode to Billy Dean”.

  5. Steve
    December 12th, 2014 at 14:53 | #5

    Bring on the Beacon!!! JACK!!!

  6. Pat McH
    December 12th, 2014 at 16:20 | #6

    Great show! Larry Campbell is a great addition to the band! A fun time was had by all, even my dear wife who I dragged to her first Hot Tuna show said she was impressed! Thanks Jorma!

  7. MARK MENDUKE
    December 12th, 2014 at 18:45 | #7

    Jorma and Jack
    Always a great show

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY JACK

    ENJOY
    THE BEST TO ALL THE FAMILIES AND FRIENDS THAT
    MAKE ALL THE SHOWS HAPPEN
    HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL

  8. dee
    December 13th, 2014 at 18:36 | #8

    Jorma,ive been seeing you since i was 14 years old, i am now 36, i havnt missed a beacon show in 10 years. please give me a white rabbit tonight and the circle will be complete, thank you in advance, and happy birthday Jack, remember….feed your head.

  9. jim hitchcock
    December 14th, 2014 at 14:45 | #9

    Jorma, it might be time to bring another Ohio institution, Pure Prairie League, to Fur Peace. Two Lane Highway, the song of the troubadour, brother :)

  10. lew dworetsky
    December 19th, 2014 at 15:37 | #10

    Iwas also at the Collings Wood show and thought it truly was one of best shows of Tuna w/ this line up. One thing if Jorma reads these things you were in love so to speak w/ Les Pauls for quite some time and changed guitars like people change underware. This night was a appeared to be a Fender Jazz Master w/ a finish I never saw before. I wasn’t all that far and it appeared to have a mozaic effect to it. If so was this a custom job and if not I’m going blind. Where when and how to decide to change either set-ups or guitars?

  11. December 20th, 2014 at 08:56 | #11

    Yo Lew… That was a new $650.00 Player’s Model Jazzmaster, made in Mexico. The finish was the classic Fender Sunburst, stock. (Must have been the lights) Actually, thinking back… in the mid 90’s I was playing a Gibson ES 335 until Epiphone released the Jorma model JA Riviera model (I still have one). I played that guitar until I got the Gibson Les Paul LP295… with Bigsby, a gold top. Then a couple of years later I got the Les Paul Standard and a year or two ago I got the Les Paul Peace with the Min-Etune system… and now the Jazzmaster. Hmmm… you’re right, I have been through a bunch of guitars. Of course, ‘been through’ implies getting rid of them and I rarely part with anything. Options are always good… thanks for asking!

  12. lew dworetsky
    February 6th, 2015 at 07:35 | #12

    Not to belabor the point but you had a what seemed like an amazing avocado green Les Paul and then changed up to the brown sunburst. We spoke a few times I asked if you collected Firebirds and you said no. The one show which made that guitar shine was the free gig @ Vicente Park deep in the Sunset S.F. and you all arrived via the Burgers Ford. Also a very memorable show was the Cold Salmon benefit for the Sweet Water Club in Marin. Orange Amps up to the ceilings and the place was shaking. I have to ask, do you still own the Flag Strat or the red 335 and does Jack still have his Alembic space Control model. We my friend go back a very long time ever since another free gig at the band shell in Central Park. I guess this era was the attempt to keep up w/ the punk movement by forming Vital Parts which not only dare I say sucked beyond belief but you came out w/ bright orange hair and a giant Swastika swinging from your neck. This upset so many Jewish fans to no end. Guess what you’ve found your true religion and that’s a good thing.The Jazz Master sounded fantastic but similar because of what your playing them through, amp and pedal settings. 1 day I’d like to get in early so you could show me your set up which would make my day. No Roland Jet Phase, or Echoplex any more.