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Which Came First… The Beacon Or The Egg?

November 21st, 2016 Leave a comment Go to comments
Our name in lights on Broadway!

Our name in lights on Broadway!

Well of course the Beacon came first. I just couldn’t resist this one.

Hey, any time we get to play and people come to listen is a good day. That said, we sure look forward to the Beacon every year!

Pickin' the SST

Pickin' the SST

Foto by Lee Cantor

Yeah, all our ducks were in a row for this one. A special thanks to Roger MacNamee for the beautiful tie dye Gibson SST.

Hot Tuna 30, 2016
The Electric Trio
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
And Justin Guip
The Beacon Theater
New York, New York
Saturday, November 19, 2016

First Set:
1. True Religion
2. Hesitation Blues
3. I Wish You Would
4. Ode To Billy Dean
5. Candy Man
6. Sleep Song
7. Watch The North Wind Rise
8. 99 Year Blues
9. Bowlegged Woman
Second Set:
1. Serpent Of Dreams
2. That’ll Never Happen No More
3. Can’t Get Satisfied
4. Rock Me Baby
5. In The Kingdom
6. Flying Clouds
7. Good Shepherd
8. Come Back Baby
9. Feel So Good
10. Bar Room Crystal Ball
11. Water Song
12. Funky #7

Awesome theater!

Awesome theater!

Ceilings... we're painting ceilings!

Ceilings... we're painting ceilings!

The bird takes flight

The bird takes flight

Foto by Lee Cantor

Da Boyz in action!

Da Boyz in action!

Foto by Lee Cantor

Then as if that weren’t good enough… last night we were back in Albany at the Egg…

Hot Tuna 31, 2016
The Electric Trio
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
And Justin Guip
The Egg
Albany, New York
Sunday, November 20, 2016

First Set:
1. Ain’t In No Hurry
2. Hesitation Blues
3. Ode To Billy Dean
4. Can’t Get Satisfied
5. Sea Child
6. Watch The North Wind Rise
7. 99 Year Blues
8. Candy Man
9. Bowlegged Woman
Second Set:
1. I See The Light
2. True Religion
3. Rock Me Baby
4. I Wish You Would
5. In The Kingdom
6. Sleep Song
7. Good Shepherd
8. Come Back Baby
9. Water Song
10. Funky #7
11. Encore: Hit Single #1

Winter is definitely on the horizon. A chill in the air for sure. Today we head out to Stowe, Vermont and the Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center.

More will be revealed for sure!


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  1. rich l
    November 21st, 2016 at 12:19 | #1

    Jorma, the title to this reflection – you ought to be shot!

  2. Matt
    November 21st, 2016 at 13:11 | #2

    Ducks lay eggs, so it must have been the Beacon? haha. Does that make any sense?
    Great show at the Beacon. The place was rocking wall to wall. Fun time.
    There was also an encore after Funky # 7. Hit Single # 1 perhaps.

  3. johno
    November 21st, 2016 at 14:06 | #3

    Thanks Jorma for a great show at the Beacon. My ears are still ringing. You guys are just incredible!

  4. BillJazz
    November 21st, 2016 at 15:11 | #4

    Great show at the Beacon, an annual Thanksgiving tradition! I love the Electric Trio format, Live Without a Net. Pure unadulterated Tuna.

    Thank you for continuing to do what you do.

  5. Doug Mlyn
    November 21st, 2016 at 15:15 | #5

    Guess I’ll have to wait until the Fillmore to have my ears ring 🙂

  6. Jim Bacon
    November 21st, 2016 at 15:36 | #6

    Bacon was at the Egg, good job guys, have a great Thanksgiving and hope you have a good run of shows – check out the gondola at Stowe – pretty cool if its not cloudy – Cheers!

  7. Kevin Knox
    November 21st, 2016 at 16:12 | #7

    Took my family to the show at the Beacon. Great time and met some old friend I have not seen since the Academy shows. Thank you.

    Hey Jack, great eyebrow play’n.

  8. tom
    November 21st, 2016 at 17:44 | #8

    Great show Saturday at the Beacon.The trio can bring it,Justin has been a fantastic asset! Who was the young boy backstage rocking out? We could see him from our seats and really got a kick out of him. He definitely wasn’t a first timer. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours,see you at The Winery

  9. Peter Velardi
    November 21st, 2016 at 18:44 | #9

    Hoping and praying The hot tuna gang will come to Sunny Florida this winter. Wishing you and your families have a great Thanksgiving. Thank you !stay warm

  10. Steve
    November 21st, 2016 at 22:47 | #10

    All the reviews sure sound like the Beacon was a show for the ages……see you fellas Friday in DC!!! What’s that smell like turkey o baby??!!!

  11. Pete
    November 22nd, 2016 at 02:23 | #11

    This WAS a show for the ages. It doesn’t get any better,

  12. rich l
    November 22nd, 2016 at 08:42 | #12

    Is there any scent much better than a slow cooking turkey permeating the house? My mom also usedto bake two apple and two pumpkin pies the Wednesday night before Turkey Day. We’d come home from college and be heading out to meet friends until the wee hours of the morning. My mom would issue a stern warning not to eat any of the pie until the next day.

    Well I always justified slicing a big piece of the apple pie at 2 or 3 in the morning, washing it down with a big glass of milk, because technically it was the next day. I know we all like to brag about our moms cooking, but that apple pie was a slice of heaven on earth. I think she always took a secretive delight in seeing a piece or two of the pies missing the next morning.@Steve

  13. Scott G
    November 22nd, 2016 at 09:57 | #13

    Please play Flying Clouds at City Winery. What a treat to hear it again after all of these years.

  14. eaglesteve
    November 22nd, 2016 at 10:25 | #14

    Thanks for the Beacon show. I dug it.

  15. Andy K
    November 22nd, 2016 at 11:05 | #15

    Yep, Hit Single #1 was the encore at the Beacon- capped a great concert!

  16. carey georgas
    November 22nd, 2016 at 11:11 | #16

    Ya’ll be careful up there in that weather. That’s more snow in a day than a southern man will see in a lifetime. Sounds like the tour has been a
    rip-snorter so far, hope to see you soon in warmer climes.

  17. Steve
    November 22nd, 2016 at 14:24 | #17

    @rich l
    To this day on Thanksgiving when I wake up there is this “presence” or “spirit” in the house-even after leaving my folks home 30 odd years ago. when I would visit them on Thanksgiving it was there and I must have taken it with me. I fully expect to stumble into the den to find my dad reading the NY Times with the Macy’s Parade on in the backround. It’s like my house has become my folks house, even with nobody else awake I can see, smell and hear those bygone days….I love it.

  18. tunajon
    November 22nd, 2016 at 15:15 | #18

    In the Kingdom, Flying Clouds, and Feel So Good?? GREAT break-outs. Now…..please bring Electric Hot Tuna to the NC Mountains!! The Orange Peel? The Grey Eagle??

  19. JD
    November 22nd, 2016 at 21:03 | #19

    You’re making me miss the east coast!

  20. Ruby Russo
    November 24th, 2016 at 09:41 | #20

    I think that beautiful firebird fret board needs to soar the sounds of
    “Invitation”. Happy Thanksgiving!

  21. JB
    November 24th, 2016 at 10:56 | #21

    Hot Tuna and Thanksgiving go hand and hand. Had America’s Choice blasting in my truck yesterday as I ran errands. Truly a part of the soundtrack of my life!

  22. Ruby Russo
    November 24th, 2016 at 11:10 | #22

    Me too!!

  23. eaglesteve
    November 24th, 2016 at 13:24 | #23

    Happy Thanksgiving to The Kaukonens and the extended Tuna Nation.
    G_d Bless America,

  24. Brian Doyle
    November 24th, 2016 at 16:34 | #24

    We came on wooden ships blown by the roaring winds of electric guitar feedback to a new land…Let us sit down and feast together in reverence of our new nation…

  25. November 24th, 2016 at 16:55 | #25

    My whole feng shui is off kilter between the beacon and eggs and tuna before thanksgiving. Everybody have a blessed Thursday and remember the warriors protecting their home land Send them your love.
    Love All Ways