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A Perfect Night At The Old Fillmore

The entrance to the Fillmore

The entrance to the Fillmore

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Well, much has changed over the years… but not the entrance to the Fillmore Auditorium. It looks the same today as it did in 1963… before… well, it all happened.

Paul Kantner stops by... and we take a selfie...

Paul Kantner stops by... and we take a selfie...

Our old band mate Paul Kantner stopped by for sound check, and we took this opportunity to take a selfie in the dressing room we all shared so long ago!

The view from the stage... sound check

The view from the stage... sound check

The view from the stage is a little fancier than it was back then… but, in many ways, still the same.

Our trip to the Fillmore hooked us up with Joe Purdy

Joe and Jorma

Joe and Jorma

This was the first time we shared the stage with Joe, but not the last, we hope.

Wavy Gravy brings Tuna onstage at the Fillmore

Wavy Gravy brings Tuna onstage at the Fillmore

One of our dearest friends, Wavy Gravy made the trek to welcome us to the Bay Area, and he introduced our set! Thanks Wavy… you’re the best!

And by the bye… here is our set:

Hot Tuna 1, 2015
The Acoustic Duo
Jorma Kaukonen & Jack Casady
The First Show Of 2015
The Fillmore Auditorium
San Francisco, California
Saturday, January 3, 2015

1. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out
2. Children Of Zion
3. Second Chances
4. Hesitation Blues
5. Come Back Baby
6. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
7. Brother Can You Spare A Dime
8. Sea Child
9. Good Shepherd
10. Barbeque King
11. I’ll be All Right Some Day
12. Bar Room Crystal Ball
13. Water Song
14. In My Dreams
15. That’ll Never Happen No More
16. How Long Blues
17. I Am The Light Of This World
18. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning
19. First Encore: I Know You Rider
20. Second Encore: Embryonic Journey

Jack and I did a two hour show… the time flew by! A magic night for us, that’s for sure.

Wavy stops by after the show...

Wavy stops by after the show...

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Well… that’s about it for now. What a grand trip to S.F.! Now we’re off to the Center For The Arts in Grass Valley. I bought a 1940 Buick four door in Grass Valley back in the 60’s.

Wow… where does it all go?

Onward!

  1. Robert
    January 4th, 2015 at 15:53 | #1

    Great way to start the New Year Jorma, old band mates and all!

  2. neil
    January 4th, 2015 at 16:05 | #2

    terrific post….great set….still going strong at the Fillmore in 2015….!

  3. Pete
    January 4th, 2015 at 17:26 | #3

    They removed an awning from outside the Fillmore entrance about a year or two ago that had been there for at least 17 years. I don’t know if it was there back in the day.

  4. Pete
    January 4th, 2015 at 18:10 | #4

    That picture with Kantner is the first picture I’ve seen of Tuna with mayo and mustard.

  5. January 4th, 2015 at 20:49 | #5

    I’m Reading this contentedly in my new home
    Perfect indeed Paul Wavy
    Marty last month
    Just sitting here with a big grin
    Thanks again for your excellent posts
    Peace
    Love All Ways

  6. charles newman
    January 4th, 2015 at 23:35 | #6

    Three of the best ever. Now that puts a great big smile on my face. Magic at the Fillmore again and again. A place like no other.

  7. John B
    January 5th, 2015 at 18:19 | #7

    Onward!