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Beacon Night #1

November 21st, 2015 Jorma Leave a comment Go to comments
Our Name In Lights!

Our Name In Lights!


The Beacon… always an amazing place to see and hear music… and friends…

Nothin' too fancy for us...

Nothin' too fancy for us...

Ceilings, we're painting ceilings... I mean feelings...

Ceilings, we're painting ceilings... I mean feelings...

I’ve known John Hammond for almost as long as I’ve known Jack… 55 years, more or less. We both got our musical identities started back at Antioch College in 1960 and we’ve been friends ever since. To have him join Jack and myself for the first three songs of this show, was an honor and a pleasure. The three of us sure go back to the beginning of it all. Played some good music too. Thanks so much John!

Hot Tuna 42, 2015
The Electric Trio
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
& Justin Guip
Plus The Modern Quintet With
Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams
Special Guest John Hammond
The Beacon Theater
New York City
Friday, November 20, 2015

First Set:
1. Hesitation Blues with John Hammond
2. Come Back Baby with John Hammond
3. Death Don’t Have No Mercy with John Hammond
4. Serpent Of Dreams with Justin Guip*
5. Watch The North Wind Rise with Justin Guip*
6. Can’t Get Satisfied with Justin Guip
7. Ode To Billy Dean with Justin Guip
8. In The Kingdom* with Justin Guip
9. 99 Year Blues* with Justin Guip
10. Bowlegged Woman with Justin Guip
11. Hit Single #1 with Justin Guip
Second Set:
1. I See The Light Larry on Fiddle
2. Children Of Zion with Teresa & Larry on mandolin
3. Where There’s Two There’s Trouble with Teresa & Larry on D-18
4. Mourning Interrupted
5. Rock Me Baby
6. Wade In The Water with Teresa
7. Bar Room Crystal Ball with Teresa
8. Water Song
9. Big River with Teresa & Larry
10. Good Shepherd with Teresa
11. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning with Teresa
12. Funky #7
13. Encore: Sugaree with Teresa
Larry plays on all songs in this set!

Standinn' Up Music!

Standinn' Up Music!

Foto by Phil Jacobs

A great time was had by us… that’s for sure!

Now for tonight…

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  1. Steve Miller
    November 21st, 2015 at 10:53 | #1

    Had a great time last night. Loved to see Jack “lifting off” during the first set trio. How does he get airborne, special training? One criticism: Teresa was screaming, especially on Keep Your Lamps. She reached “Donna land” which isn’t good. The screaming and tambourine twirling on the Wade in the Water was also over the top. I suggest adjusting the mix so she can hear herself and doesn’t have to scream v

  2. kathy
    November 21st, 2015 at 11:24 | #2

    Happy Birthday Jorma! Can’t wait until tonight! Freakin’ at the Beacon!

  3. Mitch
    November 21st, 2015 at 11:32 | #3

    Where was Barry?

  4. Joe from VA
    November 21st, 2015 at 12:05 | #4

    About to hop a train from DC to NYC for tonight’s show. First saw Hot F’n Tuna 39 years ago tomorrow night when they blew the roof off of the Franklin Pierce College (FPC) Fieldhouse in L’il ol Rindge, NH. They had played the Capitol Theater two nights before. Tunabase shows the FPC show, but still to this date, no official set list. Now, who out there has that set list?

  5. Sweetbac
    November 21st, 2015 at 12:55 | #5

    “In The Kingdom”…one of Jormas best tunes.
    Any chance of the gang performing “Phosphorescent Rat” in its entirety tonite, Captain?..oh to dream!

  6. Kimberly Deleon
    November 21st, 2015 at 14:38 | #6

    Fantastic Show! “Can’t Be Satisfied” ROCKED! HAPPY BIRTHDAY Mr K!!!

  7. Larry
    November 21st, 2015 at 14:41 | #7

    Unlike some of the sports teams I root for, Hot Tuna never disappoints. You guys hit it out of the park again last night. The current arrangements of Bar Room Crystal Ball and Good Shepherd–mere words can’t describe the beauty of these 2 musical pieces!! It was a privilege to be there last night.

  8. Matt
    November 21st, 2015 at 15:19 | #8

    A stellar show last night from start to finish! See yas again tonight for round 2!

  9. John B
    November 21st, 2015 at 15:59 | #9

    Great show last night and it was a real treat seeing you up there with John Hammond. Hot Tuna has never sounded better .

  10. Andy K
    November 21st, 2015 at 19:44 | #10

    Awesome show!
    Like old times -four hours of bliss.
    Was good to finally learn about the story of Billy Dean and then to hear a blistering tribute.
    Looking forward to more greatness in a little while –oops I better hurry up.
    Thanks so much for doing this. No doubt you guys could’ve retired but your fans appreciate that you still love to play for us.

  11. Carlo Pagliano
    November 21st, 2015 at 20:30 | #11

    Wow. Deeply delightful music, powerful protagonists, enchanting direction.
    It’s the SHOW!
    Wave Your Rock High Tonight Jorma!

  12. BillR
    November 22nd, 2015 at 01:21 | #12

    Friday’s show at The Beacon was an event more than a concert. Standing orchestra, dancing hippies, aisles packed…and the Americana of Jorma and Jack: it don’t get better… I’ve long since stopped counting the genres you guys trumpet but we get a freakin’ history lesson every time now!

    John was a wonderful treat (hope you all caught him and Lindley on their tour), Larry and Teresa–let loose thank you–brought it all together…especially Sugaree, and Justin kept the pace nicely on drums.

    Thanks for another great night in NYC.

  13. Penny Goldstein
    November 22nd, 2015 at 11:41 | #13

    Happy birthday Jorma..
    Wonderful show last night at the Beacon…
    Seen hot tuna here more time than anyplace else.. I remember those 8-10 hour shows very well..
    Thanx again to you and Jack for another. Magical evening of excellent music and Aiplane memories.

  14. Ric Siler
    November 22nd, 2015 at 16:48 | #14

    Amazing show last night! Every time I see you guys I leave saying it’s the best ever . . . and every time it’s true. Keep rockin’ you guys. Oh, and I would really like to get my hands on a Freakin’ at the Beacon poster . . . they were gone by the end of the show.

    The first trio set was blistering . . . really and truly what a friend referred as Tuna Melt . . . bliss. That first set was probably the best I’ve ever seen you guys . . . so how do you top that? With a psychedelic 50th Anniversary tribute to Airplane! So glad I was there.

  15. November 22nd, 2015 at 21:01 | #15

    Barry, dear friend an colleague that he is was not part of this line up. Good old Tuna is constantly morphing this way and that way. You will see him again. He just did the closing concert with us at the Fur Peace Ranch. He is alive and well~

  16. jim hitchcock
    November 22nd, 2015 at 22:09 | #16

    And an exceedingly nice man. Got to chat briefly with him when you guys played Carson City a few years back. He can really play some licks.

  17. Cyndy Consentino
    November 23rd, 2015 at 14:32 | #17

    Dear Jorma,

    Thank you for a beautiful weekend of music!! Loved hearing you talk about your friendship with John Hammond, and also hearing about your friendship with Ian.
    Happy early birthday, too!

    Much Love,
    Cyndy