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Christmas Jam With Warren Haynes And Friends

December 13th, 2015 Jorma Leave a comment Go to comments
Setting up at the Arena

Setting up at the Arena

Friday Myron and I got into my old red truck and drove down to Asheville, North Carolina to meet Jack Casady and Justin Guip. We were honored by Warren Haynes invitation to be part of his magnificent Christmas Jam.

Bright lights... what city

Bright lights... what city

It has been a number of years since we were a part of this awesome community project for Habitat For Humanity. What a cool deal! Needless to say I ran into many old friends.

Pat Simmons and I

Pat Simmons and I

Foto by Jack Casady

Pat Simmons and I have known each other since the early days in the Santa Cruz area… and it was great to see him here!

Jorma and Warren

Jorma and Warren

And then it was time for Hot Tuna!

Justin, Jack and I get it done!

Justin, Jack and I get it done!

Hot Tuna 52, 2015
The Electric Trio
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
& Justin Guip
Warren Haynes Christmas Jam
U.S. Cellular Center
Asheville, North Carolina
Saturday, December 12, 2015

1. Been So Long
2. Watch The North Wind Rise
3. 99 Year Blues
4. Come Back Baby
5. Hit Single #1

Twang, Bang, Boom

Twang, Bang, Boom

Yeah… playing the Big Room! Thanks for the opportunity Warren!

I grabbed Warren and Susan for a quick shot after the 'Class Picture'

I grabbed Warren and Susan for a quick shot after the 'Class Picture'

A great evening for a worthy cause.

The Deltone and the Firebird ready for service!

The Deltone and the Firebird ready for service!

I wanted to get home early today so Myron and I started driving at 0800.

Morning in the mountains

Morning in the mountains

Like a Spring day… lovely!

Mornin' folks!

Mornin' folks!

Foto by Myron Hart

The truck awaits

The truck awaits

Well… what a worthy trip!!!!

Onward

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  1. Joey Hudoklin
    December 14th, 2015 at 03:47 | #1

    Right on Jorma.
    A great time for a great cause.
    Those lucky folks musta got an earful’a Tuna!
    Happy days.

  2. William
    December 14th, 2015 at 09:53 | #2

    Seeing that last photo of your red truck waiting for you in the mountains reminded me how important it is for all of us to pause en route from here to there in our lives and enjoy the moment. But we rarely do, tightly scheduled as many of us are. I am guilty of that myself, this weekend driving from NJ to OH to see daughter dance at college, and then back. I guess my “red truck moment” was the 18 hours my wife and I spent with her between 8 hour drives.

    Thanks Jorma for illustrating the importance of slowing down every now and then. Glad to read you made it back for Warren’s latest Christmas Jam. Good cause indeed.

  3. Robert Baiotto
    December 14th, 2015 at 14:52 | #3

    Jorma,

    I have to tell you that I’ve always enjoyed Hot Tuna but when I saw you play at the xmas jam my appreciation went to another level (embarrassing to say that it took so long). In addition to myself, my 15 year old son was there too, he is an aspiring guitar player who, like me, found the next level of appreciation for you, Jack and Justin on drums. We listened to Hot Tuna for a good portion of the 5 hour ride home to the wonderful Shenandoah Valley Virginia.

    Both my son and I are so hoping that Electric Hot Tuna comes around somewhere fairly close soon. We both have this as our top billing to see!!!!

    Thanks for all of the wonderful music you have produced over the years and thanks for being such a musical genius!!!!

  4. December 14th, 2015 at 18:41 | #4

    Saw some of the pics that Jack posted.. Looked like a great gig! And they say Bass Players can’t jump :) !!!

  5. George Henn
    December 15th, 2015 at 16:07 | #5

    The Twang, Bang, Boom caption is a classic. And so is the photo!

  6. Barbara Jacobs
    December 15th, 2015 at 22:44 | #6

    It’s for a very worthwhile cause.
    Well done, as always: Jorma, Jack and Justin.
    Jorma, that photo: “Morning in the mountains” is among your very best.
    You caught it at just the right moment.
    I like that purple reflection effect, it’s a natural play-of-light, captured in the moment, although you may not have noticed it when you took the photo. Beautiful!

  7. Robert Baiotto
    December 16th, 2015 at 09:32 | #7

    My previous comment remains in moderation so let me moderate a bit :)

    Thanks for playing at such a worthy cause and being the highlight of my trip to Ashville. I was at the show with my 15 year old son (aspiring guitar player) who wanted to attend as a Christmas present. Thank goodness he pushed me for it !!!

    There was great music all night but I must say that both I, and my son, gained a whole new appreciation for Hot Tuna. I’ve always enjoyed the music but seeing you at Christmas Jam brought a whole new level of appreciation. We had HT on for a good portion of the 5 hour ride home to the beautiful Shenandoah Valley Virginia on Sunday.

    Thanks again and will be looking for future shows to attend.

  8. mikie
    December 16th, 2015 at 11:37 | #8

    Hoping this means Warren will be making another visit to the Ranch? His show there a couple years ago with you all was fantastic! m

  9. johno
    December 16th, 2015 at 14:18 | #9

    I like the picture ‘Bright lights…what city’ – it reminds me of all the years when the whole Tuna Crew (Harvey included) used to stand backstage and dance for 6 hours then travel to the next city and do it again. 1973 to 1978 was a blurr – we used to watch you guys playing your asses off – what wild times – you don’t have to tell me what Double Dose means. Those were the days…Thanks Jorma
    ps I got some of Jack’s Double Dose tea – great stuff!

  10. gregg
    December 16th, 2015 at 16:57 | #10

    yea the 70s were a blurr a great blurr, seeing tuna fri, sat nite both shows each night at the palladium nyc then following wkend same thing both shows each night at captiol theatre nj that was normal and you were pissed off if you missed just one show