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Thanksgiving And a Quadrapack

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We pulled into New York City last week for two great nights at the City Winery… and Thanksgiving. The Winery is always a treat.

Hot Tuna 48, 2017
The Acoustic Duo
Jorma Kaukonen & Jack Casady
The City Winery
New York City
Tuesday, November 21, 2017

First Set:
1. Ain’t In No Hurry
2. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down & Out
3. Barbeque King
4. Search My Heart
5. San Francisco Bay Blues
6. Sleep Song
7. Watch The North Wind Rise
8. Whining Boy Blues
9. I See The Light
10. Hesitation Blus
11. How Long Blues
12. That’ll Never Happen No More
Second Set:
1. Been So Long
2. The Terrible Operation
3. Come Back Baby
4. River Of Time
5. Candy Man
6. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
7. Wolves And Lambs
8. In The Kingdom
9. Good Shepherd
10. Things That Might Have Been
11. Keep On Trucking Mama
12. Serpent Of Dreams
13. I Know You Rider
14. Encore: Water Song

Hot Tuna 49, 2017
The Acoustic Duo
Jorma Kaukonen & Jack Casady
The City Winery
New York City
Wednesday, November 22, 2017

First Set:
1. True Religion
2. Hesitation Blues
3. Too Many Years
4. I Am The Light Of This World
5. Come Back Baby
6. 99 Year Blues
7. Sea Child
8. Trial By Fire
9. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
10. San Francisco Bay Blues
Second Set:
1. Living In The Moment
2. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down & Out
3. I See The Light
4. Barbeque King
5. Watch The North Wind Rise
6. Sleep Song
7. The Terrible Operation
8. In My Dreams
9. Whining Boy Blues
10. Good Shepherd
11. Bar Room Crystal Ball
12. Water Song
13. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning
14. Encore: How Long Blues

A swell two nights… Vanessa, Izze, and Zach were all in town so we called our pal Tom Colicchio for a Thanksgiving recommendation and he came up with Temple Court in the historic Beekman Hotel.

Tall and proud!

Tall and proud!

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

As we walked over, we weren’t exactly in the shadow of the Freedom Tower… but there it was! Dinner at the Temple Court was absolutely outstanding. Our compliments to the Chef!

The Captain and the kids

The Captain and the kids

Foto by Vanessa Kaukonen

On the way back to our hotel we chanced to walk by the Nancy Whisky Pub.

#1 Lispenard St.

#1 Lispenard St.

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

Back in the 80’s Steve Sacher had a pad here and our band, There Goes The Neighborhood was born in that building. The 80’s were tough on everyone, but we did have a few laughs along the way! Then it was down to Jersey and Mt. Tabor.

The Tabernacle in afternoon light...

The Tabernacle in afternoon light...

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Hot Tuna 50, 2017
The Acoustic Duo
Jorma Kaukonen & Jack Casady
The Tabernacle
Mt. Tabor, New Jersey
Friday, November 24, 2017

First Set:
1. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down & Out
2. I’ll Be All Right Someday
3. River Of Time
4. Barbeque King
5. True Religion
6. Re-Enlistment Blues
7. Sea Child
8. Trial by Fire
9. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
10. The Terrible Operation
11. I Know You Rider
Second Set:
1. Hesitation Blues
2. Too Many Years
3. Wolves & Lambs
4. San Francisco Bay Blues
5. Come Back Baby
6. White Rabbit Singalong… Thanks Jack!!!!
7. Watch The North Wind Rise
8. Sleep Song
9. Good Shepherd
10. Bright Side Somewhere
11. Death Don’t have No Mercy
12. 9 Pound Hammer
13. Encore: Bar Room Crystal Ball

And as if one night weren’t good enough…

Another lovely day at the Tabernacle

Another lovely day at the Tabernacle

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Hot Tuna 51, 2017
The Acoustic Duo
Jorma Kaukonen & Jack Casady
The Tabernacle
Mt. Tabor, New Jersey
Saturday, November 25, 2017

First Set:
1. Ain’t In No Hurry
2. Search My Heart
3. Been So Long
4. Second Chances
5. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
6. Barbeque King
7. Trouble In Mind
8. Living In The Moment
9. Trial Buy Fire
10. Watch The North Wind Rise
11. 99 Year Blues
12. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning
Second Set:
1. I See The Light
2. That’ll Never Happen No More
3. In My Dreams
4. San Francisco Bay Blues
5. Come Back Baby
6. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
7. Sea Child
8. Good Shepherd
9. Bar Room Crystal Ball
10. Water Song
11. Encore: Hesitation Blues

Onstage at the Tabernacle

Onstage at the Tabernacle


Foto by Lee Cantor

Then it was to Weehawken for a ‘day off.’

Almost like a dream...

Almost like a dream...

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

A relaxing day working on some rewrites and well… jut relaxing.

No place like it on earth...

No place like it on earth...

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

Tomorrow it’s back the The City Winery for us and another grand two days. This run just couldn’t have been nicer so far.

Onward!

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  1. Dan
    November 26th, 2017 at 22:00 | #1

    I was at the 22nd show at the Winery. You and Jack were better than ever. Thank you.

  2. Joey Hudoklin
    November 26th, 2017 at 23:47 | #2

    I just watched the video of White Rabbit sing along. Hilarious!
    Having just moved again…this time to Florida…to be with the love of my life Amy (we were sweethearts as teenagers, a 76′ Tuna show to boot), I’m living a dream beyond my wildest.
    Having said that, I can’t rightly say I’m jealous, but…6 Tuna shows in the NY area? Damn…vicariously watching from afar.
    However, I’ll be seeing youz guys w/Tedeshi-Trucks in Jan, and Jorma solo here at my new home in the sunshine State.
    My life has taken a turn toward love.
    Beyond my wildest dreams.
    Without sobriety, none of this is possible.
    So grateful.
    Hot Tuna!

  3. johno
    November 27th, 2017 at 07:51 | #3

    @Joey Hudoklin
    So glad you found love. Isn’t it great. You are very lucky.

  4. johno
    November 27th, 2017 at 08:07 | #4

    Thanks for playing Death Don’t Have No Mercy at the Winery. My Mom just died and that song was for her

  5. rich l
    November 27th, 2017 at 10:23 | #5

    “Unlove is the heavenless hell and the homeless home. Lovers alone wear sunlight.” e. e. cummings@Joey Hudoklin

  6. John B
    November 27th, 2017 at 12:46 | #6

    A sing along at a Hot Tuna show? Oy vey……………

  7. rich l
    November 27th, 2017 at 12:56 | #7

    Moms – The Lord’s most amazing creation.

    Sorry to hear about your loss. My mom is 89 and in failing physical health. Fortunately, she still has her wits about her. How blessed I’ve been to share 64 Thanksgiving’s with her. She is a tremendous cook – and makes the best apple pie in the world. (LOL – somewhere about the middle of those 64 years, the boys started doing the dishes! Women’s Lib run amok!) Somehow, after raising 9 kids in the 60’s, she still has a great sense of humor. @johno

  8. Joey Hudoklin
    November 27th, 2017 at 14:36 | #8

    @johno
    I’m so sorry Johno for the passing of your mom.
    That is perhaps the most difficult loss to endure.
    When my sister passed in 2001, Jorma had started playing “What are they doing in Heaven Today”, and and at the Bottom Line, many tears were shed.
    It’s amazing the healing effect music has, and how lucky we are to have Jorma & Jack to help us all along.
    To welcome me in my new home this weekend, my girlfriend Amy played some live Tuna to make me feel at home.
    It was wonderful.
    My sincere condolences to you & your family

  9. johno
    November 27th, 2017 at 15:54 | #9

    Thanks guys. Now it’s onto Electric Hot Tuna in Huntington LI next month

  10. Andriy
    November 27th, 2017 at 16:23 | #10

    Jorma, your photos of manhattan give a good sight into the places most happy for you in the past years and you are still here for enjoyment of those places now with your family. My American friends here at the restaurant are happy to see these photos and read your blog. They enjoy the hot tuna and jorma music I play on the sound system here. Not any person demands to know how many concerts you been to see? We all are the fans of your good music, we are the same good people. We accept each person for good human being and don’t harass.

  11. Andy K
    November 27th, 2017 at 17:03 | #11

    Getting psyched for the Electric shows.
    Would love to hear Free Rein and/or Easy Now- don’t think I’ve ever heard either live.

  12. willy
    November 27th, 2017 at 18:07 | #12

    Loved the pic of Nancy Whiskey Pub! Lived right around the corner for while in the 80’s and had the pleasure of seeing TGTN there…what a place. Not quite City Winery or The Tabernacle, eh? Different times for sure. Yet here we are, with JK/HT as a musical constant through the years.

  13. Ham n Eggs
    November 27th, 2017 at 18:08 | #13

    Sorry for your loss.
    Peace
    Love All Ways
    @johno

  14. Ham n Eggs
    November 27th, 2017 at 18:11 | #14

    Hey Joey where is this video?
    I guess I have to forgive Brad for bailing on me to be with his mother in Tenn.
    Good luck in Florida
    Peace Love All Ways
    @Joey Hudoklin

  15. HOGAN
    November 28th, 2017 at 09:22 | #15

    Jorma,

    Good show at the Tabernacle on Saturday, loved hearing Second Chances…Nice to see everyone again..can’t wait for the electric tour.
    Hope your thumb is doing better..lol

    Take Care and Safe Travels

    :-)

  16. Andy K
    November 28th, 2017 at 10:46 | #16

    Wow! Hanukkah comes early.
    Just received an invite to the City Winery tonight.
    Hmmm, wonder if I’ll accept :)

  17. Mitch Spector
    November 28th, 2017 at 11:03 | #17

    Sorry for your loss Johno, Looking forward to seeing Jorma and Jack in Huntington on the 9th..
    Easy Now would be a Treat !!
    Peace and love to all ..

  18. willy
    November 28th, 2017 at 11:16 | #18

    I too got an unexpected tik (and early bday present!) to tonight’s show @AndyK…see you there!

  19. Andy K
    November 28th, 2017 at 11:30 | #19

    @willy
    Cool. I’ll be seated in center rear tonight.
    Happy Birthday! (39 again? :)

  20. Joey Hudoklin
    November 28th, 2017 at 11:49 | #20

    @Ham n Eggs
    I believe It was on the Jorma/Hot Tuna fan page.

  21. willy
    November 28th, 2017 at 14:08 | #21

    @AndyK – I’m at next table over from last week…toward soundboard. 39? If only. Ha.

    Alot of old chestnuts last week and last night…maybe a Police Dog Blues and Killing Time In The Crystal City?

  22. rick
    November 28th, 2017 at 16:22 | #22

    take a walk around the corner from city winery to
    326 spring st
    oldest tavern in nyc
    city landmark
    Ear Inn
    dumplings, spicy shrimp very very good among other items
    did I mention it is the oldest tavern in nyc?

  23. John R.
    November 29th, 2017 at 11:13 | #23

    Is there an opening/supporting act for this leg of the tour? I’m going to Thursday’s show at the Wilbur and have to plan around Boston traffic. (Venue’s website doesn’t say.)

  24. November 29th, 2017 at 13:15 | #24

    No opening act. Be there, or be… late.

    Jorma

  25. johno
    November 29th, 2017 at 13:16 | #25

    @John R.
    Probably not. They would announce it – if there was an opening act. Plan on being there at showtime. The boyz need their beauty sleep.

  26. johno
    November 29th, 2017 at 13:18 | #26

    There you go – Jorma answered your question.

  27. John R.
    November 29th, 2017 at 13:26 | #27

    Thank you, Jorma and johno. I’m all for beauty sleep (though it does no good in my case).

  28. Andy K
    November 29th, 2017 at 15:09 | #28

    Great show last night to wrap up the City Winery run.
    Especially liked hearing There’s a Bright Side Somewhere. Hadn’t heard that one before.
    And to close with Embryonic Journey was sublime!

  29. carey georgas
    November 29th, 2017 at 16:54 | #29

    Talk about on the outside looking in! I sit here in the hinterland joyful that you all got to experience another round of Tuna magic, and hopeful that I’ll luck out before too long and they’ll be playing at a house near me (near meaning a 500 mi. radius).

  30. Ham n Eggs
    November 29th, 2017 at 18:34 | #30

    Jefferson Airplane/Jefferson Starship/ Hot Tuna/Jorma have been doing NYC Thanksgiving for probably 50+ years. We always welcome them “home” It truly is one of the joyful blessings for me over the years and I do give thanks for it. Loving it since the early 70’s, and like Joe Strummer said (paraphrased) “At the worst a good rock and roll show will get you through work the next day”.
    Maybe Jorma’s book tour will have a magic stop for you and he will play. I hope so
    Peace
    Love All Ways

    @carey georgas

  31. December 3rd, 2017 at 11:49 | #31

    The Nancy Whiskey. Ahh the memories………..