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From Madrid, New Mexico To Rifle, Colorado

So the flight from upper Michigan was long and involved… Three flights… three airports but finally safe and sound in Albuquerque where we rented cars and drove to Santa Fe. Lovely to get in in time for a great Mexican dinner and some much needed sleep. I was up at 0300 to make the flights out of Michigan.

Last night was the festival in Madrid.

Come and join the jubilee...

Come and join the jubilee...

Foto by Justin Guip

Reminds me of the good old days!

Reminds me of the good old days!

Foto by Phil Jacobs

I got to hang with my old friend Fred King from East Of The Sun back in S.F. Always nice to see an old friend… alive and well after all these years.

Stilt walking never goes out of fashion

Stilt walking never goes out of fashion

Hot Tuna 10, 2016
The Electric Trio
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady &
Justin Guip
Madrid Ballpark Folk & Blues Fest
Madrid, New Mexico
Sunday, July 10, 2016

1. Ain’t In No Hurry
2. Hesitation Blues
3. I See The Light
4. Ode To Billy Dean
5. Can’t Get Satisfied
6. Sea Child
7. Watch The North Wind Rise
8. Bowlegged Woman
9. Come Back Baby
10. 99 Year Blues
11. Funky # 7
12. Encore: Hit Single #1

Rockin' in Madrid

Rockin' in Madrid

Foto by Phil Jacobs

We had to finish by 2100 and that’s what we did… a really fun show.

Under the Big Top

Under the Big Top

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Good night moon...

Good night moon...

We started driving towards Rifle, Colorado at 1000 and on the way we stopped at Poncha Springs for some Thai food. Go figure…

If I have to see one more beautiful sky...

If I have to see one more beautiful sky...

The drive from Santa Fe to Rifle was off the charts…

Tomorrow we play at the Ute Theater.

Hot Tuna moves on…

  1. Matt
    July 11th, 2016 at 23:59 | #1

    Cool pics. It looks like you played at a rodeo. Nice, quiet big sky country/no man’s land. The album cover from Pair a Dise Found comes to mind. Watch out for cattle rustlers in Rifle.

  2. Mary
    July 13th, 2016 at 01:01 | #2

    Welcome back to Colorado. Looking forward to seeing you again. Please, oh please, play Watch the North Wind Rise at Arvada on Wednesday.

  3. peter
    July 14th, 2016 at 12:05 | #3

    I was going to reply to your last blog post, but it didnt seem appropriate. Today I feel the need to tell you thank you for your song Genesis. My wife and I are trying to work through things in our marriage and man, that song is killing me! I dont play guitar professionally, (but I’m not too bad)…we are going to get parts of the lyrics as tatooes this weekend. She is getting into the future we must cross and i am getting breathing felt like it was something new.
    This might seem strange to ask, but i might as well try…would you have any charts or chords that you would be willing to share with me? I can chart it out of course, I’ve played your song for a long time so its not like i dont know it…the tatoo is very important to me and this is an act of love for my wife (i don’t have any tatooes and never planned to). peter.zaepfel@gmail.com It would be very special to me.

  4. peter
    July 14th, 2016 at 12:08 | #4

    Looks like i hit send too quickly! I dont want to just tatoo A G F#/D E (if im remembering correctly)

  5. Jabo
    July 14th, 2016 at 15:38 | #5

    It was probably 90 degrees in the shade, dust devils were regularly blowing through and you guys had to stop at 9 but you put on an amazing show in Madrid. Thanks so much. I have a nice photo of you guys and the sunset.

    FYI – the concert was at the Oscar Huber Memorial Ballpark. Built in 1920 for the local coal miners to play baseball instead of getting drunk, it was the first ballpark West of the Mississippi to have electric lights.

  6. July 15th, 2016 at 00:52 | #6

    Hold it Peter… The song is in A Capo 2… which means it’s actually in B. I don’t have a guitar in my hand right now but I will tell you the chords as if the capo weren’t on the guitar. A, hammer on to D back to A, G, D Em repeat… That’s the essence of the lyrical part of the song. The little instrumental vignette is a 16 count finger picking trick that has no relation to the words…

    Hope this helps…

    Jorma