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Catching Up With Three…

February 19th, 2017 Jorma Leave a comment Go to comments
That wise old bird...

That wise old bird...

Back on the mainland for a week now. I landed in San Diego and our first gig was at the Belly Up.

Belly Up... the way it was meant to be!

Belly Up... the way it was meant to be!

Foto by Phil Jacobs

We’ve played the Belly Up for years now… like coming home in a way.

Hot Tuna 1, 2017
The Acoustic Duo
Jorma Kaukonen & Jack Casady
The Belly Up
Solana Beach, California
Monday, February 13, 2017

First Set:
1. Ain’t In No Hurry
2. Dime For Beer
3. Hesitation Blues
4. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
5. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
6. Barbeque King
7. Been So Long
8. How Long Blues
9. Candy Man
10. Sea Child
11. Watch The North Wind Rise
12. I Know You Rider
Second Set:
1. I See The Light
2. Hear Temporary
3. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down & Out
4. Brother Can You Spare A Dime?
5. That’ll Never Happen No More
6. Come Back Baby
7. San Francisco Baby Blues
8. Living In The Moment
9. Sleep Song
10. Good Shepherd
11. Trial By Fire
12. The Terrible Operation
13. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning
14. Encore: Genesis

Nice way to kick off 2017. Next day at the Dana, Jack and I were part of a nifty foto shoot.

Beautiful axes on a beautiful day!

Beautiful axes on a beautiful day!

Foto by Myron Hart

Then it was out of San Diego and up to the Coach House in San Juan Capistrano.

Looks like a dentist office from the front...

Looks like a dentist office from the front...

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Again… many years at the Coach house. Nice to be back!

Hot Tuna 2, 2017
The Acoustic Duo
Jorma Kaukonen & Jack Casady
The Coach House
San Juan Capistrano, California
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

1. Dime For Beer
2. Ain’t In No Hurry
3. Hesitation Blues
4. Second Chances
5. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
6. Barbeque King
7. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
8. I See The Light
9. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down & Out
10. Living In The Moment
11. Sleep Song
12. Watch The North Wind Rise
13. Good Shepherd
14. Come Back Baby
15. Candy Man
16. I Am The Light Of This World
17. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning
18. Encore: Genesis

Jack in the dressing room... same as it ever was... except for internet.

Jack in the dressing room... same as it ever was... except for internet.

Then up to Santa Barbara to the Lobero.

What traffic?

What traffic?

California traffic in this part of the state is relentless…

A man's gotta eat...

A man's gotta eat...

Foto by Phil Jacobs

We took a break from the traffic and stopped for some seafood in Malibu… then on to Santa Barbara and the rains came.

The Lobero in Santa Barbara... awesome!

The Lobero in Santa Barbara... awesome!

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Quite a rain. 101 close south of Santa Barbara… The show must go on!

This is a great room!

This is a great room!

Hot Tuna 3, 2017
The Acoustic Duo
Jorma Kaukonen & Jack Casady
The Lobero Theatre
Santa Barbara, California
Friday, February 17, 2017

First Set:
1. Ain’t In No Hurry
2. Whining Boy Blues
3. That’ll Never Happen No More
4. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
5. Barbeque King
6. I See The Light
7. Sea Child
8. Sleep Song
9. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down & Out
10. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
11. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning
Second Set:
1. Been So Long
2. The Terrible Operation
3. Second Chances
4. Candy Man
5. Come Back Baby
6. Hesitation Blues
7. Watch The North Wind Rise
8. Good Shepherd
9. San Francisco Bay Blues
10. In My Dreams
11. True Religion
12. I Know You Rider
13. Encore: Embryonic Journey

Take heed...

Take heed...

Foto by Jack Casady

Then a haul ass drive to San Francisco. Check into the hotel and head over to Berkeley for Jeff Pehrson’s surprise 50th birthday party at the Freight And Salvage. Jim Brunberg set this one up. Nice work Jim!

Da Boyz

Da Boyz

Love the Japan Center… took a little walk this morning.

Buchanan Street

Buchanan Street

I had my first Japanese food here on Buchanan street in the 60’s when there was still traffic on it. Still lovely!

Tonight Jack and Justin and I will be rocking the Fillmore Auditorium!

More will definitely be revealed!

  1. Doug Mlyn
    February 19th, 2017 at 16:19 | #1

    That was quite a rain.. We live in Ventura and barely made it to the lobero before they closed the 101. Was well worth the trip. You guys definitely made for a very enjoyable evening.. And I’m glad we made the trip. Eating ramen at hinodeya on Buchanan . Looking forward to you guys rocking the Fillmore tonight

  2. Joey Hudoklin
    February 19th, 2017 at 17:42 | #2

    You made it. You guys always make it. Thank God.
    The Lobero show was a homecoming of sorts for me as I lived in SB for 20yrs.
    All the time I lived there, Hot Tuna never played. Closest was the Ventura Theatre, which of course I never missed. In addition to my old friends who live there, there were also a plethora of people with whom I shared parts of my life with while living this most beautiful city.
    Thank you for taking a moment to talk as you were arriving at the Lobero.
    My buddy Chip & I were biding time waiting for you to arrive by visiting the Santa Barbara museum around the corner, where on display is the oldest known Martin Guitar. 1868.
    I found an open seat in the front row, say there for a while, called for “Party Song”, only to get a disdainful head shake from you, of course. All in Good fun.
    Great show Jorma.
    At least 3 of my friends there were HT virgins. I lo’ve introducing folks to you guys. It’s part of my mission, along with performing your music when I’m lucky enough to do so.
    I made it to SF.
    Rock us hard tonight Jorma.

  3. Steve
    February 19th, 2017 at 23:23 | #3

    Damn the Lobero looks like a killer room for sure!!!! Where is Roads and Roads & from the sound check last year?! Was sure wishing that would pop up….Jorma would love to hear more about Jack’s time in the Channel Isles and what inspires him to spend time there. Oddly enough I believe Noel Redding made him home on the Isle of Wight for many years before he left us….not nosey just a wonderin’……

  4. carlo pagliano
    February 20th, 2017 at 09:27 | #4

    They have some tall elephants down in San Diego to lean on. A spectacular phantasmagoria of sounds, colors and lights come shining through those rich set lists. Beautiful to see Jeff and beautiful to just know Justin joined in. Peace be the journey all the way Jorma!

  5. lia
    February 23rd, 2017 at 15:55 | #5

    best show at belly up – I never write online but I’m gettin’ bold in my middle old age!!!!! I was kinda the only girl at the show? what a treat :) I got some good taste in music at a young age cuz of you two!!!! started playin the guitar at age 10 after hearing your music and the bluez and it didn’t hurt much that you two were cute – never got into the popular bands because I had to be cool like u…. just needed to say that i luv’d hearing you both at belly up and actually seeing you, my musical heroes, live!!! – I now remember why I dug you guys so much at a young age – I “gots” the good taste!!!!! took my son with me to belly up – we couldn’t believe the killer tunes and geez all my good memories that came runnin’ back to me that nite – toooo good!!!! dam! that hot tuna is hot!!!! jorma and jack forever (from my 10 yr old self :) I see the light………..)