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Raleigh To Atlanta To Charlotte To Indianapolis

The Red Hat in Raleigh

The Red Hat in Raleigh

Drone shot by Jorma Kaukonen

Another very hot night in the south… but I did get to fly my drone.

I see you...

I see you...

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Aerial shot of the setup

Aerial shot of the setup

Drone shot by Jorma Kaukonen

Hot Tuna 30, 2017
The Electric Trio
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
And Justin Guip
With Tedeschi/Trucks
& The Wood Brothers
The Red Hat Amphitheater
Raleigh, North Carolina
Friday, July 14, 2017

1. Roads and Roads &
2. Living Just For You
3. Can’t Get Satisfied
4. Ode To Billy Dean
5. Sea Child
6. Wolves And Lambs
7. Come Back Baby
8. Hit Single # 1

The Shimmer Wall

The Shimmer Wall

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

Then to the Mighty Fox Theater in Atlanta!

More fancy stuff at the Fox than a feller could want

More fancy stuff at the Fox than a feller could want

Foto by Phil Jacobs

This was Tuna’s first time at the Fox. What a trip!



Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

Hot Tuna 31, 2017
The Electric Trio
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
And Justin Guip
With Tedeschi/Trucks
& The Wood Brothers
The Fox Theater
Atlanta, Georgia
Saturday, July 15, 2017

1. I See The Light
2. Wolves & Lambs
3. Ode For Billy Dean
4. Talkin’ Bout You
5. Watch The North Wind Rise
6. 99 Year Blues
7. Bowlegged Woman

Night lights

Night lights

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Then we moved on to Charlotte.

Rockin' in the light!

Rockin' in the light!

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Hot Tuna 32, 2017
The Electric Trio
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
And Justin Guip
With Tedeschi/Trucks
& The Wood Brothers
Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheater

1. Living Just For You
2. Wolves & Lambs
3. Can’t Get Satisfied
4. Rock Me Baby
5. Trial By Fire
6. Road and Roads &
7. Funky #7

Then a mere ten hour drive to Indianapolis for a much needed ‘day off!’

Memorial Square in Indianapolis!

Memorial Square in Indianapolis!

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

Walking around we ran into Derek and Susan and they recommended that we go to St. Elmo Steakhouse.

This is the place

This is the place

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

What a delicious dinner on a great afternoon!

Culinary satisfaction

Culinary satisfaction

Then back to the hotel for an early evening…

Day after tomorrow we’ll be at Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn with the gang!

Good times!

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  1. July 18th, 2017 at 06:18 | #1

    The limestone and memorial in the square are not only historically significant but a treat for the eye and ear.
    Never had a bad meal at St Elmo’s.
    See ya at Riverbend Friday night

  2. rich l
    July 18th, 2017 at 08:45 | #2

    Boy these set lists make me want to see electric Hot Tuna – it’s been a long, long time.

    I know Papa John and David Crosby were integral parts of it, but I’m thinking “Highway Song” would sound excellent with just your current threesome. I love Jack’s bass on that song.

    “Rolling down the highway
    Living in the Spring
    Raining somewhere down the road
    Now that don’t mean a thing…”

  3. tom
    July 18th, 2017 at 09:29 | #3

    @rich l
    Aaahh…..Highway Song! Now I’m gonna have to break out Burgers !

  4. carey georgas
    July 18th, 2017 at 10:28 | #4

    I do a good bit of driving, and Highway Song moves me down the road with toe tapping and head bobbing. It’ll help shorten any run. Looks like the tour is proceeding swimmingly well. Rock Onward!

  5. Sweetbac Jr.
    July 18th, 2017 at 11:56 | #5

    What do we have HERE!,,,”Wolves and Lambs” and “Roads….”
    Jormas 1979 solo record is criminally underrated in his canon.
    A true psych-folk masterpiece that has stood the test of time.
    I think the new trio should dust off “Valley of Tears” and take
    it for a spin….one of Jormas top 10 compositions for sure.
    Good on ya lad for digging deep in the treasure chest of tunes!

  6. Jim Bacon
    July 18th, 2017 at 12:28 | #6

    Hey Jorma, love the drone shots and stories – especially since I wasn’t able to make it to any shows – Keep on truckin’ – see you in Oct!

  7. rich l
    July 18th, 2017 at 12:28 | #7

    Ah, he’s just “Starting Over Again.”@Sweetbac Jr.

  8. Andy K
    July 18th, 2017 at 14:00 | #8

    Electric Tuna Dec 8th at the Capitol Theatre

  9. Dead Head
    July 18th, 2017 at 15:58 | #9

    Messed around and missed the Charlotte deal; HARUMPH! Becoming old has its disappointing setbacks. Being the packrat that I am, excavated an envelope jammed with ancient ticket stubs. One dog-eared gem: FRANK J RUSSO PRESENTS AT THE FABULOUS FOX (Atlanta)….FRANK ZAPPA SUNDAY SEPT 17 1978 7:00PM………. $8.75 I kid you not; I wanna zoot suit with a reat pleat. And there’s more…….

  10. Richard
    July 18th, 2017 at 18:19 | #10

    Will there be a Beacon show this year? The band will be close to NYC..Or are these shows a replacement? Would like to know so we can make plans..

  11. Andy K
    July 19th, 2017 at 09:03 | #11

    How about the Apollo? Wouldn’t that be cool?

  12. Adam K
    July 19th, 2017 at 10:46 | #12

    Cool to see your 1979 album getting some love!

  13. Sweetbac Jr.
    July 19th, 2017 at 11:42 | #13

    Got me thinking about a few more tunes to dust off.
    “Running with the Fast Crowd” and “Money Honey” from the vital parts
    days would be a killer. How about a little tour with Steeler and Denny
    DeGorio revisiting that era, Jorma?
    A misunderstood era for sure….NOT a punk rock move at all…but a genuine wish to get back to 50’s era rock n roll…the hippies didn’t understand, but Jorma did.

  14. John B
    July 19th, 2017 at 13:27 | #14

    No Beacon show this year Richard. @Richard

  15. Andy K
    July 19th, 2017 at 16:21 | #15

    You can take the Metro-North train to PortChester and see the boyz at the Capitol Theatre.

  16. Richard
    July 19th, 2017 at 18:04 | #16

    John B :No Beacon show this year Richard. @Richard

    Thanks for the info..I live on Long Island and have tickets for the Paramount show..To bad about the Beacon..Always a great time ..Such a nice venue..Wonder what happened..Hmmm

  17. JD
    July 19th, 2017 at 18:12 | #17

    St. Elmo’s rocks!

  18. Joe
    July 20th, 2017 at 02:07 | #18

    Had a great time catching tonight’s concert in Indy. Had not seen you since the 89 Airplane reunion tour in Chicago. Wish it were a longer set, of course. Hope you had a good time in town. How did you come with the shrimp cocktail at St. Elmo’s? 😉

  19. July 20th, 2017 at 08:25 | #19

    Da hippies always understood
    Love All Ways
    SVT NORTH BEACH would be nice
    @Sweetbac Jr.

  20. steve alfano
    July 20th, 2017 at 10:17 | #20

    wow presale at Portchester out of tickets under a minute. Not Cool

  21. Andy K
    July 20th, 2017 at 10:36 | #21

    The presale for the Capitol Theatre is a mess.
    I dutifully went on right at 10AM and it showed basically no tickets available. After a 1/2 hour of repeated tries, was offered a pair in the balcony!
    There has to be a better system for fans to access tickets. Tedeschi Trucks has a pretty good system to get tickets to fans and avaoid scalpers.

  22. willy
    July 20th, 2017 at 10:39 | #22

    @Andy K…I too went online at 10 AM and have yet to get anything except a message saying there are no tickets available (and this on three different browsers). Guess I’ll keep trying!

  23. Andy K
    July 20th, 2017 at 10:59 | #23

    Yeah, very frustrating. Wish the pols would take on Ticketmaster/Ticketfly and the egregious harm they do to consumers.
    Unfortunaely, won’t happen with this Congress

  24. Matt
    July 20th, 2017 at 11:05 | #24

    Just guessing but since Tuna played Staten Island in Spring, maybe that violated the Beacon ticket radius rule where they are not supposed to play a nearby venue within 6 months or so because it could hamper with the Beacon ticket sales?
    Last year the Beacon had a long line getting in, it took an hour to get in because security was extra patting people down at the door and many folks were late getting in and missed the first few songs. Plus it is the most expensive venue for a show compared to other places. This will be the first time Tuna does not play the Beacon for Thanksgiving/Christmas in how many years?

  25. Andy K
    July 20th, 2017 at 11:13 | #25

    @Andy K

  26. Sweetbac Jr.
    July 20th, 2017 at 11:33 | #26

    Hot Tuna in golden gate park….for free in October.
    No ticket needed.
    See ya there

  27. willy
    July 20th, 2017 at 11:35 | #27

    @Andy K – and others – I just got in and got seats in first row of loge. When I went back to see about other good seats, TicketFly was down. Go figure.

    @Matt…10 or 15 years of Beacon shows? I’ve lost track, but I know J&J played in November ’01 with gear of the Bravest and Finest on stage with them and many times since and I’ve missed very few. From a personal perspective, it’s sort of fitting there are no Beacon shows this year as a good pal who went to all those past years’ shows (and more) with me passed away recently…and it just wouldn’t be the same. Beacon or no Beacon, he would have been psyched for Portchester and Asbury Park.

  28. Ham n Eggs
    July 20th, 2017 at 14:56 | #28

    portable heaters and the bandshell in Central Park. Paul’s spirit will smile on us through the Ringo Rampage Bright Eyes Snow Gorilla Suite as the sun comes up behind the bandshell and the police realize they forgot to close Central Park because they were too busy dancing….
    Love All Ways
    Apollo sounds nice too

  29. Mark K
    July 20th, 2017 at 16:57 | #29

    Drone : Music
    a. Any of the pipes of a bagpipe that lack finger holes and produce a single tone.

    b. A long sustained tone.

    c. Any of various instruments that produce only a constant pitch.

    While your no drone and you don’t drone you do seem to drone pretty well

  30. Matt
    July 20th, 2017 at 18:18 | #30

    There was/is no Tedeschi Trucks Band show with Tuna this summer around the New York City area. The closest show was Connecticut. Likely because TTB is playing 5 nights at the Beacon in the fall and they need to sell them tickets.

  31. Oren
    July 21st, 2017 at 09:16 | #31

    My first time seeing Hot Tuna live was at the Fabulous Fox in Atlanta and it was incredible! Enjoyed the Wood Bros. and Tedeschi-Trucks is always amazing! I’m listening to more Tuna now than ever!

  32. Will Conley
    July 21st, 2017 at 14:43 | #32

    can’t wait to see you guys tonight in Cinci!!! always a good time when you’re around Jorma…especially when you are Jack are plugged in and rockin out!!! if they don’t know Jorma, they don’t know Jack…show em how it’s done my friend, teach em what rock n roll is all about!!!! have a great night…I know I will 😉

  33. July 21st, 2017 at 15:08 | #33

    Ohio river backdrop

  34. July 22nd, 2017 at 07:10 | #34

    We drove up from Lexington to Riverbend for the big Steamie.Listened to Burgers & Pair dice found.
    Burgers was well represented and the band and bandshell were hot.
    Jorma returned to school the Woods brothers with a sanguine “Death don’t have no Mercy”, PA was a little soft .
    They than came back to rouse with 3/5 mile with Trucks /Tedeschi- R&B ensemble.
    $65 dollar make a grown man holler”
    Thanks for the earful-fun

  35. tunajon
    July 28th, 2017 at 02:56 | #35

    Not to be too exacting…but…there was a “Been So Long” right after “Living Just For You” in Charlotte. Great Show – Thank You!

  36. tunajon
    July 28th, 2017 at 03:31 | #36

    I should have been more specific – the been So Long was instead of Wolves and Lambs, I do believe.

  37. January 2nd, 2018 at 16:40 | #37

    Hey Jorma. Jesus here.
    Man, for the life of me, this one and the last,
    I could not find a version of your recording
    of Running With The Fast Crowd, that I could just listen to…
    I just emailed you, about gettin’ your permission,
    to cover that song, and I did offer to let you sell it exclusively…
    that having now been re-said, I also wanna add,
    if your answer is yes, write to me and tell me so, and, send me
    an mp3 of your recording (studio original, vital parts)
    of Running In The Fast Crowd,
    I wanna be up on how you did it, I have it in my memory banks,
    but I’d wanna absorb it fresh, good as I am at this.
    Yeah, if you wanna see what ol’ Jesus can do, I could find the lyric sheet,
    and with no more than that, nail a great version,
    but come on. We want it to be the best possible, right? That means, I consult yours. ~J

  38. January 2nd, 2018 at 16:41 | #38

    Oy. Running WITH The Fast Crowd. Let’s don’t blow it on a stupid technicality.

  39. January 2nd, 2018 at 19:33 | #39

    Feel free to play that song… It’s in C as I recall. I haven’t played it in years. I should probably bring it back. You’re on you’re own… but it’s pretty straight ahead..


  40. January 2nd, 2018 at 20:20 | #40

    It’s on Barbeque King… I’m sue you can get it on youtube…