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More Than Antiquities In The Holy Land

December 24th, 2010 Jorma Leave a comment Go to comments

Two nights ago, good old fun loving Hot Tuna played the Reading 3 in Tel Aviv, Israel. First of all… Jack Casady got delayed in Frankfort, Germany to to the huge snowstorms in Europe. When He finally got To Israel, the airlines had lost his luggage AND his bass guitar. Myron, our guitar doctor and Skoota our drummer got held up in security in Barcelona, Spain and when they finally got here, they came right from the airport to the gig and after the gig, they went back to the airport. You’d think with all this going on… or not going on as the case might be, that we’d have a crummy show. Nothing could have been further from the truth. It was a sold out show and the audience was just the best. All ages, all walks of life… I’ve never seen anything like it. I can hardly wait ’till we come back, and we are going to come back. Eran Arielli our promoter took such good care of us and did such a great job… I just feel like he is an old friend. From Abu Hassan’s Hummus shop to the Reading 3 to Jerusalem, it just couldn’t have been better. Well, back to the Reading 3.

Here is our set list:

Hot Tuna 31, 2010
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
Barry Mitterhoff & Skoota Warner
Reading 3
Tel Aviv, Israel
Wednesday, December 22, 2010

1. I See The Light
2. I Know You Rider
3. Can’t Get Satisfied
4. Ode To Billy Dean
5. Hesitation Blues
6. Talkin’ Bout You
7. Bowlegged Woman
8. 99 Year Blues
9. I Am The Light Of This World
10. Funky #7
Encore 1:
1. Rock Me Baby
2. If This Is Love, I Want My Money Back
3. Hit Single # 1
Encore 2L
1. I Wish You Would
2. Water Song

Wow, what a night… all the hangups before the show melted away when we hit the stage.

Yikes.

  1. Richard Kamin
    December 24th, 2010 at 09:38 | #1

    Happy Bday Jorma..May you have many more..Mine is the day before yours…Thanks again for the 2 great Beacon shows..

  2. December 26th, 2010 at 15:19 | #2

    Here’s a blog describing the concert from the audience’s view:
    http://wintersinisrael.blogspot.com/2010/12/hot-tuna-part-2-in-which-eytan-and-jack.html

  3. Richard Tabachnik
    December 27th, 2010 at 05:01 | #3

    As a long time veteran of Suffolk Forum days in the mid 70’s and a die hard fan, I was floored by the show. I was the one who gave you the Hot F#^kin’ Tuna shout early on. You were sublime and Jack was in his best form. Thank you!!!

  4. Tommy Lee in St. Louis
    December 28th, 2010 at 12:18 | #4

    Nice blog from Israel, but it’s pretty funny to see that everyone STILL misspells Jack’s last name…

  5. Daniel Pozner
    January 23rd, 2011 at 08:53 | #5

    seeing the band after 30 years was amazing. I have great images for you Like the one of you and your daughter backstage. As promised that one i won’t post anywhere but i would like to get it to you. Hope to see you again here in Israel. Please bring a story I can take with me. Remember “you will find yourself a teacher”.

    With Love of Torah,

    Daniel Pozner

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