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Fifteenth Night With CAMI

February 18th, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

Basie poster
Yep, it’s us… at the Count Basie Theater in Red Banks, New Jersey.
Well, after a day off in Philly we were all ready to rock again and rock we did. This was not a reserved evening… even the acoustic set. Here is the list:
CAMI Tour 15
Hot Tuna Blues
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
Barry Mitterhoff, Skoota Warner & G.E. Smith
Charlie Musselwhite & Jim Lauderdale
Count Basie Theater
Red Bank, New Jersey
Thursday, February 17, 2011

First Set Acoustic:
1. True Religion
2. Hesitation Blues
3. Second Chances
4. Uncle Sam Blues
5. Nine Pound Hammer
6. Good Together with Jim Lauderdale, GE Smith and the Tuna Boys
7. New Jim Song… details later
8. Alligator Alley
9. Headed For The Hills with Jim, Charlie Musselwhite, GE Smith and the Tuna Boys
10. Sad And Beautiful World with Charlie, Jim, GE, Skoota Warner and the boys
11. Red River Blues
Second Set Electric:
1. I See The Light
2. Children Of Zion
3. GE
4. Goodbye To The Blues
5. If This Is Love, I Want My Money Back
6. If I Should Have Bad Luck with Charlie Musselwhite
7. Where Highway 61 Runs with CM
8. Cristo Redentor with CM
9. Jawbone with Jim Lauderdale and Charlie Musselwhite
10. Come Back Baby with all
11. Encore: Funky # 7
The energy of a crowd is infectious and these folks really got us going. Before the show I got to wander around the neighborhood a little and got some good pictures.
basie laundromat
I just did my clothes, but this next one made me hungry:
Meat in red bank

The theater was beautifully restored inside… here is before the stage was set with the trusses down:

trusses ready

…and check this ceiling detail:

basie ceiling

Well, that’s about it for now. We’re off to Newport News at 0600. Good grief…

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  1. Carlo Pagliano
    February 18th, 2011 at 07:26 | #1

    rotten pigs rottin’ without sun vanished leaving within us the wound of violence typical of the filthy fatty cowards. BUT THE TUNA strikes back again Rocking on Srong, and opens these magic windows all over l’America!
    Always Grateful Thanks Great Tuna!
    Safe journey!

  2. Peter
    February 18th, 2011 at 09:43 | #2

    Brought back some great memories opening with True Religion just like the old days
    Carnegie Hall etc & Uncle Sam also often played as an opener, Two 1 AM shows at the Gasslight Cafe at a time when I didnt want to get my questionnaire.2 Historic venues Tuna played in NYC. It was nice to hear Cristo Redentor and Jawbone was a crowd pleaser too. I always looked at Americas Choice as Jack & Jorma going in another direction no Sammy Piazza anymore,but Funky#7 doesnt sound so heavy metal any more. Jack SVT still sounds heavy metal. Thanks for a great night and cant wait for Jacks big party in a few years.

  3. Richard
    February 18th, 2011 at 09:49 | #3

    Thanks for some more great pics..Always nice to see the venue before showtime.Have a great weekend..Thanks again.

  4. Tony Tedesco
    February 18th, 2011 at 09:56 | #4

    Really fine performance.
    Congratulations to the band–a breath of fresh air. You played together as if you were one organism (and maybe you were–are). It’s great to see a band enjoy playing together, without a lot of the claptrap that surrounds so much today. You worked hard, but made it seem easy.
    Thanks for doing what you do, and doing it so well.

  5. Joann Chaya
    February 18th, 2011 at 10:32 | #5

    Great show last night Jorma…The Basie is a great place to share a Hot Tuna show!
    BTW…GE and Charlie rocked!

  6. Todd E
    February 18th, 2011 at 10:35 | #6

    As a kid who originally hails from NJ, I’m glad that the Jersey crowd is as rowdy and crazy for Tuna as ever. Brings up memories of those shows of yesteryear at the Capitol in Passaic!

  7. Greg Bormida
    February 18th, 2011 at 11:27 | #7

    Great performance last night! As I told Myron before the show,thanks again for coming to the Count Basie. You guys rocked the house! Good to see GE back in the gang.

  8. Kenny Lee
    February 18th, 2011 at 21:53 | #8

    Wow. I walked four blocks to my car, still rockin! The crowd was completely fired up. The band really cooked — especially the second set. GE was on fire, and Charlie Musselwhite, well, what needs to be said? Like Will Scarlett on steroids!

    First time I saw Jim Lauderdale. Someone tell that guy to make believe he is having a good time! LOL. Its obvious he was totally into it that evening. Playing guitar, singing, and smiling ear to ear.

    I have to complain about something….lets see…..it was a shame to be inside on the first warm night in a long time. Best I can do. Hope the band enjoyed being on the Jersey Shore. Come back this summer. Lets rock the Stone Pony again.


  9. Cathy Newman
    February 19th, 2011 at 20:18 | #9

    I saw Jorma at City Winery, I saw them at the Stome Pony, I saw Jorma for his 70th Birthday at the Bacon and now Count Basie and I have to say they get better with time just like fine wine. It brings back the good old days i hope they keep on rockin. You guys rock the house! GE was on fire as usual.

    Jack you rock!!!!!!!! Cathy from Staten Island, NY

  10. fn
    February 20th, 2011 at 12:31 | #10

    great show, great crowd. hope it gets released to hot tuna tunes. this show was a keeper. keep going guys!!

  11. Daniel Wang
    February 27th, 2011 at 15:03 | #11

    After Seeing Tuna in Princeton and Red Bank its a pleasure to see Jorma as a band leader incorporating GE/Lauderdale/Musslewhite into the mix. I have seen Hot Tuna many times since 1976 as a junior in high school and getting my driver’s licence, but this version takes the cake. Jorma’s not as raunchy loud and really gets down to some great Americana roots music. This style of music reminds me of mid 60’s to early 70’s when electric guitars were rocking with harmonicas. Thank you Jorma for a gift to your fans and blues rock fans, you probably could have made more money keeping the band small, but your dedication to great sound, being a great artist, and giving something back to people should be remembered by all. In an era of greed, corruption and pay to play by local governments and you are truely a breath of fresh air. G-d bless you always.

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