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A Tetra Pak In California

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It all started at the Rendezvous in Chico

It all started at the Rendezvous in Chico

Foto by Phil Jacobs

I blew into California for some solo shows and one with Jack for the Owsley Stanley Foundation benefit at the Great American Music Hall. My first show was the Rendezvous and it was a swell way to start this little run. When Myron was setting me up for this gig, the jack in my ‘acoustic’ guitar took a poop… but there was a great little music store in town on Oroville Ave….Herreid Music. They drove a new pickup over to the gig and Myron put it in… game on! Thanks guys!!!!

Jorma Kaukonen 45, 2015
Solo
The Rendezvous
Chico, California
Friday, November 5, 2015

First Set:
1. Dime For Beer
2. Ain’t In No Hurry
3. Hesitation Blues
4. Where There’s Two There’s Trouble
5. Barbeque King
6. Sea Child
7. Full Go Round
8. The Terrible Operation
9. Let Us get Together Right Down Here
10. How Long Blues
11. In My Dreams
12. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning
Second Set:
1. True Religion
2. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out
3. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
4. Brother Can You Spare A Dime
5. San Francisco Bay Blues
6. Come Back Baby
7. I see The Light
8. River Of Time
9. Good Shepherd
10. That’ll Never Happen No More
11. Water Song
12. Encore: Bar Room Crystal Ball

Then it was off to San Raphael to Phil’s joint, the Terrapin Crossroads.

Nice Phil, verey nice!

Nice Phil, verey nice!

Jorma Kaukonen 46, 2015
Solo
Terrapin Crossroads
San Raphael, California
Friday, November 6, 2015

First Set:
1. True Religion
2. Ain’t In No Hurry
3. Candy Man
4. Where There’s Two There’s Trouble
5. Hesitation Blues
6. Barbeque King
7. Living In The Moment
8. Sea Child
9. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
10. How Long Blues
11. San Francisco Bay Blues
12. Death Don’t Have No Mrcy
13. I Know You Rider
Second Set:
1. Dime For Beer
2. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down & Out
3. Brother Can You Spare A Dime
4. The Terrible Operation
5. Come Back Baby
6. I See The Light
7. I Am The Light Of This World
8. Good Shepherd
9. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning
10. Whining Boy Blues
11. Genesis
12. Water Song
13. Encore: Bar Room Crystal Ball

Then I met up with Jack in San Francisco for the Owsley Stanley Foundation Fundraiser.

Good old Great American Music Hall

Good old Great American Music Hall

Still lovely after all these years...

Still lovely after all these years...

The boys at work and play

The boys at work and play

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Sheila introduces us...

Sheila introduces us...

Pickin' and Grinnin'

Pickin' and Grinnin'

Foto by Bob Minkin

Steve, Jack and Jorm'

Steve, Jack and Jorm'

Foto by Bob Minkin

Hot Tuna 40, 2015
The Acoustic Duo
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
Owsley Stanley Digital Benefit
Great American Music Hall
San Francisco, California
Saturday, November 7, 2015

1. Ain’t In No Hurry
2. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down & Out
3. Where There’s Two There’s Trouble
4. Barbeque King
5. Sea Child
6. Good Shepherd
7. San Francisco Bay Blues
8. In My Dreams
9. I See The Light
10. 99 Year Blues
11. Hesitation Blues… with Steve Kimock
12. Come Back Baby… with Steve Kimock
13. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here… with Steve Kimock
14. Death Don’t Have No Mercy… with Steve Kimoch
15. I Know You Rider… with Steve Kimock
16. Encore: How Long Blues… with Steve Kimock

Misty morning at the Kabuki

Misty morning at the Kabuki

Then it was down to Santa Cruz for two Jorma shows at the Kuumbwah Jazz.

Yo Kuumbwah

Yo Kuumbwah

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Jorma Kaukonen 47, 2015
Solo
Kuumbwa Jazz
Santa Cruz, California
Sunday, November 8, 2015

First Show:
1. True Religion
2. Ain’t In No Hurry
3. Hesitation Blues
4. Where There’s Two There’s Trouble
5. Barbeque King
6. The Terrible Operation
7. Brother Can You Spare A Dime
8. River Of Time
9. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
10. I See The Light
11. Thing That Might Have Been
12. That’ll Never Happen No More
13. How Long Blues
14. Full Go Round
15. Candy Man
16. Keep your Lamps Trimmed & Burning
17. Encore: Re-Enlistment Blues
Second Show:
1. Dime For Beer
2. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down & Out
3. The Other Side Of The Mountain
4. Heart Temporary
5. Come Back Baby
6. Sea Child
7. Good Shepherd
8. San Francisco Bay Blues
9. Death Don’t have No Mercy
10. Whining Boy Blues
11. I Know You Rider
12. Water Song
13. Encore: Bar Room Crystal Ball

Tuna poster from Pepperland in San Raphael...

Tuna poster from Pepperland in San Raphael...

Foto by Phil Jacobs

  1. Joey Hudoklin
    November 9th, 2015 at 13:54 | #1

    Brilliant shows in SC last night Jorma.
    I had the best seat in the house. Front row to your right.
    Another alumni Pete met me before the show, down from SF, dinner at Tampicos..Mexican food…and then your solo performance. Hearing you solo is quite a different experience. Symphonic.
    I really enjoyed the stories in between songs.
    Also, my new spiritual advisor/sponsor Alan came to the second show and was overwhelmed by your playing, (in a good way).
    It was his first time.
    Good times indeed.
    Peace

  2. johno
    November 10th, 2015 at 13:16 | #2

    Didn’t the Airplane play Great American Music Hall back in the 60’s. Boy if those walls could talk.

  3. Tim from Philly
    November 10th, 2015 at 15:33 | #3

    Nice, saw some comments from friends affiliated with the benefit, great cause Captain. Btw if anyone is looking for tix to Friday Beacon, I have two floor seats and can’t make the show, let me know. Rtmcdo@vetizon.net

  4. Tim from Philly
    November 10th, 2015 at 15:34 | #4

    Sorry that is rtmcdo@verizon.net

  5. Jim McKeon
    November 10th, 2015 at 17:52 | #5

    Love the vintage poster from Pepperland! With Charles Lloyd even! Bet it was a great show. I have one of those and its one of my favorites but I don’t get the fat rabbit in the forefront though. Was that a “White Rabbit” reference? My absolute favorite poster and one that I wish I had an original copy of is one done by the artist Lee Conklin back in 1969 at “The Barn” in Rio Nido,CA. billed with the Grateful Dead. A classic Lee Conklin masterpiece with an alien that is “all ears”. I wish I could have been there.Must have been a real hoot! Rio Nido of all places! The poster reads “Jack Casady , Jorma Kaukonen and Joey Covington from the Jefferson Airplane”(and the Grateful Dead).Is it possible that this event preceded the band being billed as Hot Tuna?

  6. Sweetbac
    November 10th, 2015 at 18:58 | #6

    1st Hot Tuna show at the Great American was august 1974
    (also the 1st show with Bob Steeler on drums)

  7. Hamneggs
    November 10th, 2015 at 21:31 | #7

    The Beacon Shows are lining up to be quite a freak out.
    Opening acoustic on Friday, and flying some Jefferson on Saturday.
    Someone just upgraded me to fourth row for Saturday.
    I am one happy camper.
    Peace
    :o ve All Ways

  8. William
    November 11th, 2015 at 09:11 | #8

    A Friday set with John Hammond…and then Saturday with Rachael Price…man, that’s gonna be fun. Psyched to hear some JA. It’s Tuna season in NYC now.