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Quaintness In Rockport

Quaintness In Rockport

I don’t think I’ve ever been to Rockport before… at least I don’t remember it.

Nifty little quarry and seaport town

Nifty little quarry and seaport town

So here I was at the Shalin Liu…

What a nifty Joint...

What a nifty Joint...

Foto by Phil Jacobs

The Captain's Chair

The Captain's Chair

Jorma Kaukonen 14, 2016
Jorma Solo
Shalin Liu
Performance Center
Rockport, Massachusetts
Tuesday, March 8, 2016

First Set:
1. True Religion
2. Re-Enlistment Blues
3. Ain’t In No Hurry
4. Hesitation Blues
5. I’ll Be All Right Some Day
6. Been So Long
7. Come Back Baby
8. Sea Child
9. Sleep Song
10. I Am The Light Of This World
11. I See The Light
12. San Francisco Bay Blues
Second Set:
1. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
2. Whining Boy Blues
3. Things That Might Have Been
4. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down & Out
5. Brother Can You Spare A Dime?
6. Barbeque King
7. Candy Man
8. How Long Blues
9. Living IN The MOment
10. Full Go Round
11. Good Shepherd
12. The Terrible Operation
13. Bar Room Crystal Ball
14. Water Song
15. Encore: Embryonic Journey

Now that's a back stage...

Now that's a back stage...

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Then it was off to New Jersey…

Nice... very nice!

Nice... very nice!

Jorma Kaukonen 15, 2016
Jorma Solo
South Orange Performing Arts Center
South Orange, New Jersey
Wednesday, March 9, 2016

First Set:
1. Dime For Beer
2. Ain’t In No Hurry
3. I See The Light
4. Hesitation Blues
5. Things That Might Have Been
6. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
7. Come Back Baby
8. Sea Child
9. Sleep Song
10. Living In the Moment
11. S.F. Bay Blues
12. I Know You Rider
Second Set:
1. Been So Long
2. True Religion
3. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down & Out
4. Brother Can You Spare A Dime?
5. How Long Blues
6. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning
7. In My Dreams
8. Candy Man
9. Barbeque King
10. Watch The North Wind Rise
11. Good Shepherd
12. Bar Room Crystal Ball
13. Water Song
14. Encore: Genesis

And… my dear friend Bob Steeler was there.

He'll always be Big Bob!

He'll always be Big Bob!

Then a Barton Fink moment in the hallway of the hotel and off to Port Washington.

I want vintage Barton Fink

I want vintage Barton Fink

And in Port Washington…

The Landmark On Main

The Landmark On Main

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Jorma Kaukonen 16, 2016
Jorma Solo
Landmark On Main Street
Port Washington, New York
Thursday, March 10, 2016

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

Another delightful night for me… then after show we drove home.

Holding forth... one more time...

Holding forth... one more time...

Foto by Phil Jacobs

At the rest are near Coolville on Rt. 50… the country’s smallest church…

Still in 'service.'

Still in 'service.'

Tonight a show at the Fur Peace Ranch featuring our own John Hurlbut.

  1. Joey Hudoklin
    March 12th, 2016 at 14:43 | #1

    Beautiful back drop on that stage Jorma.
    Your set lists make me long to see & hear you soon.
    Peace

  2. JohnC
    March 12th, 2016 at 20:30 | #2

    Tom Rush’s Rockport Sunday really evokes a cold, grey, winter day in the town! It’s become pretty touristy in the past couple decades, but I hope it still has the New England seacoast/fishing vibe. Hope you enjoyed your stay.

  3. Larry
    March 12th, 2016 at 21:07 | #3

    Loved the Landmark show. The emcee introduced you as an “American Treasure.” Truer words were never spoken. I know you love the blues covers and the “Reverend” songs, but I could listen to a set of your originals all day and all night. Peace and health always.

  4. Brian boru
    March 13th, 2016 at 00:45 | #4

    Enjoyed the Sopac show tremendously.Great to hear Sleep Song again.Looking forward to summer electric.Can’t wait!

  5. jim hitchcock
    March 13th, 2016 at 09:30 | #5

    #Feel the Bern

    #Bernie is Barbara Jacob’s cranky uncle, and she’s sore he doesn’t call anymore

    #This is all in jest, hope she doesn’t sue me

  6. Barbara Jacobs
    March 13th, 2016 at 14:01 | #6
  7. Barbara Jacobs
    March 13th, 2016 at 14:18 | #7

    Bernie’s childhood apartment building is not far from my apartment in Brooklyn.
    Larry David’s building is even closer.

    If Uncle Bernie would just call me again I would invite him over. I would even bake him a challah (is Bernie still Jewish? Will his Presidency be good for the Jews? Why is Bill De Blasio for Hillary? Why can’t Democratic Socialists stick together?).@jim hitchcock

  8. jim hitchcock
    March 13th, 2016 at 14:24 | #8

    Nothing but a light-hearted joke, based on our current state of political tomfoolery.

    I’ll see myself out, now :)

  9. Barbara Jacobs
    March 13th, 2016 at 15:58 | #9

    It’s o.k. with me, I have a sense of humor.

    Bill De Blasio caused Bernie to lose the support of non-Manhattan NYC residents.
    Those are the voters who were forced to walk for miles in the snow just to get home on the day of the Saturday blizzard.
    The Mayor bans all vehicles from the roads of NYC, closes public transportation, and people who have to walk home are treated to the news footage of a few spoiled-brats driving their SUV through Manhattan while snowboarding behind it:
    That’s a slap-in-the-face, spit-in-the-eye to all of those who voted for him.
    De Blasio ran for Mayor on a “Tale Of Two Cities” platform. (The bad rich vs. the
    good not rich.)
    Those not-rich people voted for De Blasio and they got what they thought they wanted.

    “I DON’T WANT TO TALK ABOUT THIS! I want to talk about dinosaurs!” (my god-son Danny, age 5).
    “O.K., Danny. What do you want to say about dinosaurs?” (we adults)
    “Dinosaurs are good! I like them!” (my god-son Danny)
    “That’s nice Danny. Now, we want to talk about grown-up things. (we adults)
    “NOOOOO, I want to talk about trucks!” (my god-son Danny)
    “O.K., Danny. What do you want to say about trucks?” (we adults)
    “TRUCKS ARE GOOD! STOP TALKING ABOUT OTHER THINGS, OR DON’T TALK ANYMORE!” (my god-son Danny)
    “Hey Danny, go to sleep” (we adults)

    @jim hitchcock

  10. Sweetbac
    March 13th, 2016 at 22:30 | #10

    Any chance you can convince Bob Steeler to do a small electric Tuna tour?
    LOVE to see the “Man of Steel” bash it out with you and Jack one more time!

  11. richu
    March 13th, 2016 at 23:49 | #11

    love the rockport shots,reminds me of the ole cod and haddock days coming back by fenway with the trunk full The real white meat? awesome pics Thanks

  12. tom
    March 14th, 2016 at 00:48 | #12

    @Sweetbac
    I second that emotion sweetbac!

  13. March 14th, 2016 at 02:29 | #13

    Guys… I count Bob Steeler as one of my oldest and dearest friends. We did indeed make some musical history together that I hope will live for… well, a very long time. That said… with all respect… that’s just not where we are today. The current Electric Tuna lineup has Justin Guip on the roster.

    Nuff said!

    Jorma

  14. Joey Hudoklin
    March 14th, 2016 at 04:47 | #14

    I’m glad to hear you say that Jorma.
    To me, Hot Tuna w/Bob Steeler was existing in the stratosphere.
    While other groups with similar 3-piece attacks were mostly playing the same licks to the same songs night after night, you guys were always, and still are making it up as you go.
    I respect that. It’s what got me hooked.
    Bob listened, and seemed to always know where you were going with your creative impulses.
    Him & Jack were as one.
    Tempo changes, endless evolving patterns, and well…endurance were the calling card of that incarnation of HT.
    After one Palladium show, 7am, a friend said “they specialize in endings”.
    Some of those endings to Invitation, and Walkin’ Blues did break the rules.
    But, as you taught me in your class, there are really no rules.
    Historical…indeed.

  15. johno
    March 14th, 2016 at 06:24 | #15

    Amen Joey.

  16. William
    March 14th, 2016 at 10:30 | #16

    Jorma – Very enjoyable show at SOPAC and great to hear Sleep Song again. Can’t wait for Third Week and Trial by Fire to make their way back into your rotation again…seems like it’s been a while since I last heard them. And many thanks for your b’day shout-out to my sis during the show – you made an already great evening for her even better!

  17. eaglesteve
    March 14th, 2016 at 11:10 | #17

    Saturday, March 12, 2016
    AOSIII gone five years, but never forgotten.
    RIP brother

  18. John B
    March 14th, 2016 at 13:19 | #18

    How did we ever come out of the rampage years with our hearing intact?

  19. tom
    March 14th, 2016 at 13:33 | #19

    @Jorma
    No need to explain captain. Just showing love for Bob. Justin has been a tremendous addition.No disrespect meant here

  20. Andy K
    March 14th, 2016 at 14:04 | #20

    Yippee!
    Just saw that the boys will be playing Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY on August 6th.
    Questions:
    1. Will/when will the pre-sale be?
    2. What other NYC venue will be for the 5th and 7th..Wellmont?

  21. March 14th, 2016 at 14:19 | #21

    None taken…. :)

  22. Paul Wasserman
    March 14th, 2016 at 14:36 | #22

    Great seeing and hearing you Jorma! No fewer than a dozen Finns from Rockport and Gloucester were in attendance. A big kiitos from them to you!

  23. gregg
    March 14th, 2016 at 14:58 | #23

    yea john I got the ringing in ear could be from that tuna show at the beacon theatre where they opened for johnny winter believe or not; johnny was so loud had to stand in the hallway g s.i.n.y.

  24. Andy K
    March 14th, 2016 at 15:09 | #24

    @gregg
    May he RIP. Saw his last gig with his brother Edgar, in Tarrytown in 2014. Good Morning Little Schoolgirl!

  25. Anna Stegemoeller
    March 14th, 2016 at 17:45 | #25

    I’ve got enough Johhny and edgar and Jorma stirred up in me that says my rampage years ain’t over just yet. Good thing my hearing is still in tack. I got a bit of a late start. Thanks to the boys for their inspiration of keeping me young to learn and enjoy all their tunes. BTW, I witnessed Justin Guip tight on the kit with Larry Campbell, Teresa Williams, and Jeff the bass player night before at the Higher Ground Showcase Lounge in Burlington, VT. I look forward to see the Captain in the Ballroom of said venue in a couple weeks. I love Higher Ground, but it doesn’t really carry the age and grace of so many of these older venues posted in the Cracks.

  26. Hamneggs
    March 14th, 2016 at 17:56 | #26

    tix go on sale friday 3/18
    Peace
    Love All Ways
    @Andy K

  27. Andy K
    March 15th, 2016 at 09:42 | #27

    @Hamneggs
    Yep, @ noon

  28. Andy K
    March 15th, 2016 at 11:25 | #28

    Tix on sale now for Hot Tuna Electric @ Ute Theater in Rifle, Co on July 12th.
    Please check your weapons at the door!

  29. Kevin
  30. Sweetbac
    March 15th, 2016 at 21:46 | #30

    NOTHING would want me to move back to New Jersey!

  31. Andy K
    March 16th, 2016 at 15:50 | #31

    HELP **PRESALE CODE Needed????**
    11/26/16* Keswick Theatre
    Glenside, PA Electric Hot Tuna

  32. rich l
    March 16th, 2016 at 16:23 | #32

    @Sweetbac
    Funny story about Bob Steeler. I was out visiting my in laws in Port Angeles WA awhile back. The neighbor across the street is a Geriatric doctor who was just a bit younger than me. (lets just call It the low 60’s)

    We had very similar musical tastes and over a beer one night I was telling him how great a show Jorma, Jack and Barry had put on at the Old tTwn in Chicago. It turns out, Bob Steeler was a neighbor of his growing up.

    It truly is a small world.

  33. Howard Wade
    March 27th, 2016 at 20:35 | #33

    Great to see a photo of Bob Steeler. Looks like he’s doing well.