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Sitting… To Standing!

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One of the best...

One of the best...

Foto by Phil Jacobs

I’ve played the Birchmere for over the years an the locations. D.C. being Jack’s and my hometown, it is always memorable for us when we return! It also doesn’t hurt that the Birchmere lets us do our laundry there during sound check.

Hot Tuna 58, 2017
The Acoustic Duo
Jorma Kaukonen & Jack Casady
The Birchmere
Alexandria, Virginia
Tuesday, December 5, 2017

First Set:
1. Ain’t In No Hurry
2. Too Many Years
3. Hesitation Blues
4. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
5. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
6. Barbeque King
7. Candy Man
8. Serpent Of Dreams
9. Sea Child
10. Watch The North Wind Rise
11. Trouble In Mind
Second set:
1. Heart Temporary
2. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down & Out
3. How Long Blues
4. The Terrible Operation
5. 99 Year Blues
6. In My Dreams
7. I See The Light
8. Come Back Baby
9. Sleep Song
10. Good Shepherd
11. Bar Room Crystal Ball
12. Water Song
13. Encore: Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning

Legendary indeed!

Legendary indeed!

Foto by Phil Jacobs

After the Birchmere gig we headed up to Asbury Park to meet up with Justin Guip and Steve Kimoch for our short but sweet electric run.

The Asbury Park Convention Center

The Asbury Park Convention Center

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Back in the 60’s the Airplane played the Convention Center a number of times. It’s probably a good thing these old walls can’t talk! On this run, the Tuna Gang played next door at the Paramount.

Hot Tuna 59, 2017
The Electric Trio
Jorma Kaukonen & Jack Casady
& Justin Guip
With Special Guest
Steve Kimock
The Paramount Theater
Asbury Park, New Jersey
Thursday, December 7, 2017

First Set:
1. Serpent Of Dreams
2. Ode To Billy Dean
3. Talkin’ Bout You
4. Living Just For You
5. Trial By Fire
6. Sleep Song with Steve Kimock
7. Hesitation Blues with Steve Kimock
8. Bowlegged Woman with Steve Kimock
Second Set:
1. Candy Man
2. I See The Light
3. Can’t Get Satisfied with Steve Kimock
4. Rock Me Baby with Steve Kimock
5. Watch The North Wind Rise
6. Good Shepherd with Steve Kimock
7. Sea Child with Steve Kimock
8. Come Back Baby with Steve Kimock
9. Funky #7 with Steve Kimock
10. Encore: Water Song

This a more than fine outing for the first of three… with two more to come!

Halcyon days of yore...

Halcyon days of yore...

Foto by Phil Jacobs

I remember that Barry Mitterhoff played the Paramount during the Guitarbeque in ‘05. As always we stayed across the street at the Berkeley. I think it’s haunted… just saying. After show we drove to Portchester, New York. The Capitol Theater has been a treat for us for almost half a century!

We were welcomed by Matryoshka Dolls...

We were welcomed by Matryoshka Dolls...

foto by Jorma Kaukonen

Love these nesting dolls. I’ve had a bunch of them since I was a kid.

Then and now...

Then and now...

Photographer unknown

Jack noticed the foto on the wall of us ‘in the day.’ Bingo! New foto.

Celestial...

Celestial...

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

The Capitol is a class joint and we always look forward to this gig!

Hot Tuna 60, 2017
The Electric Trio
Jorma Kaukonen & Jack Casady
& Justin Guip
With Special Guest
Steve Kimock
Capitol Theater
Portchester, New York
December 8, 2017

First Set:
1. Been So Long
2. That’ll Never Happen No More
3. Walkin’ Blues
4. Talkin’ Bout You
5. Roads and Roads &
6. In The Kingdom
7. Hesitation Blues with Steve Kimock
8. Ode To Billy Dean with Steve Kimock
9. Bowlegged Woman with Steve Kimock

Second Set:
1. Serpent Of Dreams
2. Living Just For You
3. Wolves & Lambs
4. Can’t Get Satisfied with Steve Kimock
5. Sea Child with Steve Kimock
6. Trial By Fire
7. Good Shepherd with Steve Kimock
8. Rock Me Baby with Steve Kimock
9. Funky # 7 with Steve Kimock
10. Encore: Hit Single # 1 with Steve Kimock

Great lights...

Great lights...

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

We loved the streaming video we were able to offer our fans as well. Big Kudos to the Capitol!

Winter wonderland

Winter wonderland

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

The snow was falling as we pulled into Huntington.

The new Paramount in Huntington

The new Paramount in Huntington

Foto by Phil Jacobs

The IMAC is long gone and in its place this magnificent venue has sprung up!

The key club downstairs

The key club downstairs

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

You can’t make this stuff up. The mysterious private club. Gotta love this.

Hot Tuna 61, 2017
The Electric Trio
Jorma Kaukonen & Jack Casady
& Justin Guip
With Special Guest
Steve Kimock
The Paramount
Huntington, New York
Saturday, December 9, 2017

First Set:
1. I See The Light
2. Candy Man
3. Ode To Billy Dean
4. Talkin’ Bout You
5. Roads and Roads &
6. Trial By Fire
7. Sleep Song with Steve Kimock
8. Hesitation Blues with Steve Kimock
9. Bowlegged Woman
Second Set:
1. Been So Long
2. Living Just For You
3. Wolves & Lambs
4. Can’t Get Satisfied with Steve Kimock
5. Sea Child with Steve Kimock
6. Good Shepherd with Steve Kimock
7. 99 Year Blues with Steve Kimock
8. Rock Me Baby with Steve Kimock
9. Hit Single #1 with Steve Kimock
10. Funky # 7 with Steve Kimock
11. Encore: Water Song with Steve Kimock

The Louis Electric stacked on the Marshall Plexi

The Louis Electric stacked on the Marshall Plexi

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

This was a fine ending jewel for this triple crown of gigs.

Gettin' down...

Gettin' down...

Foto by Lee Cantor

Men at work

Men at work

Foto by Phil Jacobs

A fine end to a fitting little tour and our big love to all the foks who shared it with us!

Thanks to all!

Thanks to all!

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

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  1. Steve
    December 10th, 2017 at 21:33 | #1

    Just great to see you at the Capitol. Last time there for me was 1989 for you with Peter, Joe Stefko and Lenny Underwood. Love what they have done with the place and so much more intimate than the Beacon. A great time to see you boys and re-connect with friends and family past. Tickets in hand as we speak for Annapolis in March. I believe this was my roughly 40th Tuna show since you re-grouped in 83. Damn Navy got in the way for 5 years. I do what I can.

  2. Ham n Eggs
    December 11th, 2017 at 06:25 | #2

    Happy holidays and happy 29.
    Maybe next year you can dust off lather and rework the lyrics? ” our marriage is 30 years old today…” lol.
    Blessings of joy ,peace, love and growth to you and yours.
    Peace
    Love All Ways

  3. rich l
    December 11th, 2017 at 10:26 | #3

    The Jorma Christmas CD arrived last week. A perfect addition to my Merry Jazz Men CD. I love sitting in my chair listening to good Christmas music and looking at the Christmas tree and Dicken’s Village – the story of Scrooge never gets old!

    Downhill Sleigh Ride is one you should add to your repertoire! Good stuff. The Christmas Rule is a clever one also – people, no fires in the fireplace on Christmas eve! It will lead to a pissed off Santa and wife.

    Baby Boy is one you sing along with for sure – “He came from the glory, he came from the glorious kingdom…” – who wrote that song? It reminded me of some Ry Cooder songs on the album “Paradise and Lunch” where he has the deep baritone and other great voices singing behind him.

    A outstanding version of Silent Night, again with beautiful background vocals. Great guitar work.

    My favorite song on the CD was Journey of the Three Wise Men. I could actually envision them travelling over hill and valley, in day and night, as the song played. An absolutely exquisite piece of music. Who is on the keys on that song?

    WXRT in Chicago plays Christmas music for 24 hours straight on Christmas day. They play none of the songs that you hear on the regular radio rotation during the season. Your song of the Three Wise Men is a classic example of the type of songs they play. If I had heard it, I would not have known it was you. Eerie – mystical – ethereal. I might shoot one of the dJ’s there a note on that song – it is gold, frankincense and myrrh all wrapped together.

    A close second on the album was the last song, Holiday Segue. You nailed that one! “He’s making a list, checking it twice, gonna find out who’s…”

    I remember reading that this CD was very good awhile back. I most certainly was not disappointed.

  4. John R.
    December 11th, 2017 at 11:21 | #4

    Got to see a terrific acoustic show in Boston last week, but damn I’m envious of those electric shows.

  5. johno
    December 11th, 2017 at 12:00 | #5

    The first snowfall of the winter fell on Huntington the day Hot Tuna came to town. From I See The Light to Water Song the setlist was amazing. I really enjoyed the way you mixed it up playing Hot Tuna standards like Candy Man and Been So Long to Jorma songs like Roads & Roads and Wolves and Lambs to JA standards Trial By Fire and Good Shepherd this was one of my favorite shows in quite awhile. Thanks for playing my favorite HT song Sea Child.
    Steve Kimock was a perfect accompaniment to the boyz. The show was an early Christmas present from my wife. Wishing you a Happy Hannukah and a Happy and Healthy New Year!

  6. Ken Millroy
    December 11th, 2017 at 12:04 | #6

    Asbury Park show was awesome Sound was great and with Kimock Tuna rocked. As an added bonus Barry M and Falz played across the street at The Wonder Bar Pre and post show so that was cool too. Especially since I didnt know about it and just wandered in.

  7. Matt
    December 11th, 2017 at 13:19 | #7

    The Cap show in Port Chester was great. The sound was loud and clear in the 12th row. No hassles, laid back and rocking. A darn good light show and a good vibe in that place. Steve Kimock fit in very nicely, an excellent guest. Perhaps more of him with HT in the future? Happy Holidays

    a haunted hotel?

  8. doug mlyn
    December 11th, 2017 at 13:37 | #8

    Listened to the Capitol show, and it got me even more excited for the show out in Sonoma. You guys sound better and better! Could use some prayers right now out here in Socal with all the fires.

  9. Brendan Carroll
    December 11th, 2017 at 14:55 | #9

    PFM

  10. Andriy
    December 11th, 2017 at 16:08 | #10

    This is all good reports from local jorma shows. Each area and the people enjoy it in the local ways. To be free to enjoy , this is the important way .

  11. Jim
    December 11th, 2017 at 16:27 | #11

    Hey Jorma – caught the Capitol show – love that Talkin’ bout you – have a great holiday and Happy New Year – See you in 2018 -

  12. Larry
    December 11th, 2017 at 18:18 | #12

    Loved the Huntington, LI show. Kimock is the perfect addition/compliment. And I really enjoyed Roads and Roads & as well as Wolves & Lambs from your second solo album. The jam in the middle of Funky #7 was also sublime. Great stuff as always.

  13. Rick Quinn
    December 11th, 2017 at 21:19 | #13

    Thank you so much for the Capital live feed.

  14. eaglesteve
    December 12th, 2017 at 13:31 | #14

    Happy Hanukkah to the Captain and family, and Tuna Nation.
    Port Chester was great.

  15. Frank
    December 14th, 2017 at 16:50 | #15

    I see you brought the “Bird” back to LI for a visit.

  16. HOGAN
    December 15th, 2017 at 12:03 | #16

    Hey Jorma,

    Happy Hanukkah to you and your family.
    Thank you so much for three excellent shows. You guys rocked it yet again…
    Walkin’ Blues in to Talkin’ Bout You was awesome. It’s always so nice to see everyone again.
    Enjoy the Holidays.
    Safe travels

    Hogan
    :-)

  17. carlo pagliano
    December 16th, 2017 at 09:00 | #17

    There’s no better Christmas for an independent semidetached heavily and heavenly dependent on Jorma, than a freshly picked NY City Winery Concert headlining HOT TUNA ACOUSTIC DUO. To breathe along tight with the entire Concert, headphones are your best bet. ‘It’s better, works better, when it’s plugged in’.
    Rock Them All High Tonight Jorma.

  18. johno
    December 16th, 2017 at 12:08 | #18

    It’s official The Cars, The Moody Blues and Dire Straits all made it into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class of 2018. When Hot Tuna took a respite in 1980, I started following The Cars and got to know the band, especially Ben Orr and Rick Ocasek. They were so nice to me and both of them liked Hot Tuna and JA. I am so happy they were finally inducted into the HOF. Congratulations to all those inducted this year. As I said before, Hot Tuna – The best band of all time – also belongs there as well. Start tweeting.

  19. Joey Hudoklin
    December 16th, 2017 at 12:56 | #19

    @johno
    I’m With You on that Johno!

  20. Jim Hitchcock
    December 16th, 2017 at 22:49 | #20

    I was trying to remember who mentioned the Moody Blues not being in the HOF a couple of weeks ago,

    @johno

    And Dire Straits!

  21. Kevin
    December 17th, 2017 at 01:39 | #21

    Sister Rosetta Tharpe rockin’ out before there was such a thing as Rock.

  22. Andriy
    December 18th, 2017 at 16:13 | #22

    Jorma,The Berkeley is haunted. Barbara told to me some stories about that place. She stayed at many haunted places and hotels and that place has haunting.

  23. December 18th, 2017 at 17:01 | #23

    The Bird changed my life! Thanks Frank!