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Happy New Year… We Welcome 2015

Our name in lights...

Our name in lights...

Foto by Phil Jacobs

So… we made it to Portland all right, but you all knew that. The Aladdin has been a home away from home for us for some years now, and to be able to play a New Years show there was a welcome treat. Considering the fact that we haven’t done a New Years show in over a decade… it was a big deal for us. The ample crowd there made us feel more than welcome and Jack and dove into our show with great heart!

Hot Tuna 71, 2014
The Acoustic Duo
Jorma Kaukonen & Jack Casady

New Year’s Eve
The Aladdin Theater
Portland, Oregon
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
First Set:
1. True Religion
2. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down & Out
3. Second Chances
4. I See The Light
5. Brother Can You Spare A Dime
6. Sea Child
7. Trial By Fire
8. In My Dreams
9. Come Back Baby
10. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
11. Candy Man
12. I Know You Rider
Second Set:
1. Serpent Of Dreams
2. Hesitation Blues
3. I’ll Be All Right Some Day
4. That’ll Never Happen No More
5. Good Shepherd
6. Full Go Round
7. Happy New Year… 2015… Phil Jacobs counted down and blew the sacred silly whistle!
8. Bar Room Crystal Ball
9. Water Song
10. Search My Heart
11. Barbeque King
12. S.F. Bay Blues
13. I Am The Light Of This World
14. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burningq
15. Encore: Embryonic Journey

Mmmmm.... good!

Mmmmm.... good!

Wow… 2015… what a concept! How did we get this far? How it come to this? I’m probably going to ruminate more on this over the next couple of days, but for now… Happy New Year everybody! May you all be blessed in the coming year!

Day after tomorrow we play the Fillmore Auditorium in good old San Francisco!

    January 2nd, 2015 at 09:35 | #1


  2. Joey Hudoklin
    January 2nd, 2015 at 10:13 | #2

    Happy New Year Jorma, Jack, your families and the entire Tuna clan. No new year’s shows in a decade huh? That just ain’t right. My best New year’s nights were definitely at the Fillmore in SF in the ’90s.
    It warms my heart to hear you write of your partners’ passion for playing. What you two have together is unmatched, in my opinion.
    Yah, I agree, we’ve come a long way, as my life feels to me to be intertwined in a way, with yours. It’s kind of a small family. I have little family left, so I consider you two close to my heart. My affection for Hot Tuna is indelible. Carry on, take good care please. I’m moving west in 5 days. Seeya soon. Have a great time at the Fillmore!

  3. johno
    January 2nd, 2015 at 17:05 | #3

    WOW!!! What a setlist. Wish I was there. Happy New Year to Jorma and Jack and the entire Tuna nation!!! And Joey good luck out west!

  4. January 2nd, 2015 at 17:49 | #4

    All excited and tingly about seeing the show in SF! It has been a long dry spell not being able to hear Tuna Tunes live since 1970-something in Colorado. Happy New Year!!

  5. January 2nd, 2015 at 20:35 | #5

    To everyone
    Love All Ways
    Happy Trails Joey!

  6. Kevin
    January 2nd, 2015 at 21:08 | #6

    Happy New Year Jorma, Jack, Barry and all other Tuna contributors out there over the years. THAT may be the greatest set list of all time. Damn am I jealous of all who were there to see the magic that is Jorma & Jack.

  7. scrltbg
    January 2nd, 2015 at 22:04 | #7

    Happy Happy New Year Jorma & Jack!! Show was phenomenal, thanks so much for coming to play for all of us. And for staying up past midnight, lol. Aladdin was fun little venue (first time there for me), although the seats leave a little something to be desired. 😮 Do wish more folks were up and moving to the music. But a good time was certainly had by all, smiles all around. I could have watched and listened for dayyyyyyys

    Hope you enjoyed the little gift we sent back, and I love love love my poster 😉

    Come back to Eugene soon please, we love you there too!!

  8. Eli
    January 3rd, 2015 at 11:11 | #8

    Happy New Year Jorma! Wishing you a great gig at the Ole’ Filmore tonight in SF. Wish I was there. Great spending stolen moments with you, your son, and Jack in DC, and great show. All good things in 2015!

    Always, Eli

  9. carlo pagliano
    January 3rd, 2015 at 19:03 | #9

    Rock Them All New Tonight Captain!

  10. Randolph Hamtil
    January 5th, 2015 at 23:24 | #10

    Dear Jorma & Jack, Thanks for the greatest New Years Eve in a long,long time, you guys resonated the Spirit Of Love so profoundly, and Rocked the Proverbial House, Thanks for the Blessings and right back at Jack, You and Yours, Cheers! Randolph

    January 6th, 2015 at 18:48 | #11

    we need hot tuna at the st george theatre Rich T SINY