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From The Lone Star To The Sunshine State

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Performing Arts In San Antonio

Performing Arts In San Antonio

Foto by Phil Jacobs

After Tomball it was down to San Antonio. I Haven’t worked here in years… but what a treat this gig was.

Jorma Kaukonen 8, 2018
Jorma Solo
The Tobin Center For The Performing Arts
San Antonio, Texas
Friday, February 23, 2018

First Set:
1. True Religion
2. Too Many Years
3. Second Chances
4. Hesitation Blues
5. Serpent Of Dreams
6. Barbeque King
7. Trouble In Mind
8. River Of Time
9. I Am The Light Of This World
10. Trial by Fire
11. Sleep Song
12. Living In The Moment
13. San Francisco Bay Blues
Second Set:
1. Whining Boy Blues
2. Heart Temporary
3. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
4. I See The Light
5. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down & Out
6. Things That Might Have Been
7. Come Back Baby
8. Keep On Truckin’ Mama
9. Death Don’t have No Mercy
10. Sea Child
11. Watch The North Wind Rise
12. Good Shepherd
13. Candy Man
14. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning
15. Encore: Water Song

Me then... me now...

Me then... me now...

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

Then it was off to Dallas an Poor David’s.

Back at the pub...

Back at the pub...

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Jorma Kaukonen 9, 2018
Jorma Solo
Poor David’s
Dallas, Texas
Saturday, February 24, 2018

First Set:
1. Ain’t In No Hurry
2. Second Chances
3. Hesitation Blues
4. How Long Blues
5. Waiting For A Train
6. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
7. Barbeque King
8. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down & Out
9. River Of Time
10. I Am The Light Of This World
11. Sleep Song
12. Trial By Fire
13. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
14. San Francisco Bay Blues
Second Set:
1. True Religion
2. Brother Can You Spare A Dime?
3. Prohibition Blues
4. Come Back Baby
5. Been So Long
6. Things That Might Have Been
7. Serpent Of Dreams
8. The Terrible Operation
9. Search My Heart
10. Watch The North Wind Rise
11. Sea Child
12. Good Shepherd
13. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning
14. Encore: Water Song

It’s been a minute or two since I played Poor Davids… but it was nice to be back and there was a great crowd!

Dallas sunset in the city

Dallas sunset in the city

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Up bright and early and off to Ponte Vedra, Florida where tonight I will play at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall and then onward… to Melbourne.

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  1. Andy K
    February 27th, 2018 at 13:37 | #1

    Glad the Ranch is on high ground!
    This is important enough to repost so….
    Lots of Hot Tuna tix now available.
    Tour announced in support of the new book?
    And Nov 21st at the NYC Beacon….presale is tomorrow at 11AM EST

  2. Richard
    February 27th, 2018 at 14:17 | #2

    Anybody know the presale code for Thursdays Local Presale for the Beacon show in Nov.? Thanks.. What is a local presale anyway?

  3. Dan
    February 27th, 2018 at 14:18 | #3

    See you in Melbourne, did the rescheduled Dead and Co. last night and just getting too old to run up to Ponte Vedre today. One of the most beautiful rides is just leaving Ponte Vedre hall on A1A and driving south to St.Augustine, well worth the diversion.

    Dead and Co really did a nice tribute to the Stoneman Douglas kids


    It was the first time in awhile that I passed the school on the way to the show, the school lot was still filled with police cars and flashing blue lights. I lived across the street for 15 years, my daughter was an MSD cheerleader, I had seen the coach at all the games. Very emotional couple of weeks and you gotta love the way those kids are speaking out, brings me back to the days of Kent State and protesting when I was in High School in the Bronx

    Music has the power to heal and Bobby and Co. did a great job making Coral Springs/Parkland seem like a small town, hope everyone in Pomeroy stayed high and dry.

  4. Brian Doyle
    February 27th, 2018 at 14:21 | #4

    Psyched for Melbourne tomorrow…Jorma is like the old prophets with a mobile “booth” carrying him from town to town…

    This crazy summer-like winter we’ve been having is holding so Jorma will get a taste of the winter tropics…

    Johno: You down here?

  5. Johno
    February 27th, 2018 at 16:26 | #5

    @Brian Doyle
    Yes I am Brian
    Having a great time!!!!!!

  6. Johno
    February 27th, 2018 at 16:43 | #6

    Been down for a week already
    It’s been beautiful all week
    Got another week in paradise
    Just love it down here!!!!!

  7. Brian Doyle
    February 27th, 2018 at 21:13 | #7

    Let me know if you get out Sanibel way…

    I’m headed to see Jorma tomorrow 2nd row…

  8. doug mlyn
    February 28th, 2018 at 00:23 | #8

    Great show in San Antonio! Beautiful venue and our first time visiting the Lone Star state! Found the people to be more than friendly. Also delighted to see a string of west coast electric shows in September. You guys are on fire!

  9. Andy K
    February 28th, 2018 at 11:21 | #9

    NYC The Beacon Theatre Nov 21
    Electric Hot Tuna
    Presale password: ELECTRIC

  10. Ham n Eggs
    February 28th, 2018 at 11:53 | #10

    Bless You
    Love All Ways
    @Andy K

  11. Susan
    February 28th, 2018 at 12:29 | #11


    @Andy K
    Thanks for the information! Just got our beacon tix. We ended up buying a single seat in row r seat 21 that we don’t need. Anyone who wants it, let me know.

  12. johno
    February 28th, 2018 at 13:31 | #12

    @Brian Doyle
    I’m going to visit a friend in Nakomis tomorrow for a couple days. Don’t know yet if we’re going to get over to Sanibel this trip. I’ll let you know if I do. Wow 2nd row in Melbourne – great seats. Have a great time.

  13. johno
    February 28th, 2018 at 14:40 | #13

    @Brian Doyle
    I get it when you compare Jorma to an old world prophet – I call him The Psychedelic Troubadour traveling from town to town singing his songs and imparting his wisdom and prose. To know him and his music is to love him and his music. He is incredible.

  14. Shawn C Brown
    February 28th, 2018 at 17:47 | #14

    Love you Jorma, been a big fan since the early 70’s, honored to meet you a few yrs back and you and Jack were kind enough to sign some albums for me I cherish them. Love your newest solo album too, come back to Springfield,MO area real soon please. Sir , if you don’t mind I have a question If I may be so bold..I see your daily set lists and I have wondered why Emb.Journey is played so rare…are you tired of it? I know all of us fans love it to death and it is such a big part of our lives and musical history,. seems you should play it moreoften like some of the others you play often. Not griping, just wondering as a fan..I know I missed it a couple yrs ago when you came to town…. never get tired of hearing it, it is classic…you may be tired of playing it though.. I’m just a fan wonderin…Stay safe in your travels, praying for Pomeroy, man can’t believe that river rose like that and it isn’t even spring yet.

  15. March 1st, 2018 at 07:50 | #15

    Loved the show at Ponte Vedre on Tuesday, thank you!

  16. Andy K
    March 1st, 2018 at 12:24 | #16

    Great seats just released for the Beacon NYC show Nov 21st
    Presale code ELECTRIC

  17. March 2nd, 2018 at 10:58 | #17

    They used to call James Brown “The Hard Working Man in Show Business.” I think you are presently assuming that mantle.

  18. Mitch Spector
    March 2nd, 2018 at 14:30 | #18

    See you at The Beacon Thanksgiving eve !! Peace to all

  19. Bake
    March 2nd, 2018 at 15:29 | #19

    Holy Crap! How many other musicians play 28 songs in two sets? The way you do it and how you do it is second to none. Thanks for all you do!

  20. Anna Stegemoeller
    March 2nd, 2018 at 17:49 | #20

    That Iris Dement is one heck of a guitar playing singer/songwriter. Good to know we share that feeling. I imagine she’s perfect for listening to while passing some tour bus miles. Crazy weather, crazy roads…can’t imagine handling a tour bus through it. What an adventure.

  21. Susan
    March 3rd, 2018 at 11:51 | #21

    Is it just me or does the pricing of seats for the beacon show seem to be fluctuating wildly, by Ticketmaster?@Andy K

  22. carlo pagliano
    March 3rd, 2018 at 23:25 | #22

    Rock Them All High Tonight Jorma!

  23. Richard
    March 4th, 2018 at 06:33 | #23

    The prices on some orch. seats up front are called Premium. Seems like legal scalping to me..To bad HT does not have the fan ticketing anymore..

  24. Richard
    March 4th, 2018 at 07:26 | #24

    The tickets are called Platinum not Premium..Sorry

  25. Rich L
    March 4th, 2018 at 11:03 | #25

    it seems it has been so long, since “Been So Long” has popped up on a play list. What a treat. It’s like getting your cake and being able to eat it to!

    Back in the 70’s we used to hang out in the basement of the O’Connor house in Beverly. We called it The Rat Hole, after Jim O’Connor who was affectionately known as “The Rat” (not the phosphorescent one though)

    We’d play Whist or poker until about 10:30 and then head out to the pubs along Western avenue. Of course, there was always music playing while we were gambling away our fortunes, and I had thrown on the Hot Tuna album. At the end of the song “Been So Long,” you play one of my all time favorite guitar rifts. For the longest time, I thought it was Jacks bass on that part!

    I argued with my friend Jack that it was Cassidy and not Kaukonen playing that part. He picked the needle up about 10 times and put it back on that rift part. Jack finally pointed out a couple of bass notes in the background. (Jack played bass, so I guess he had an advantage) I imagine the record has some scratches now at that part, but at least he set me straight.

    “down the streets we used to go…” yes, and hell yes

  26. johno
    March 4th, 2018 at 16:25 | #26

    So “Been So Long” is the name of Jorma’s new book. That’s such a good name – probably one of Jorma’s favorite songs. It’s such a great song and the interplay between Jorma and Jack is so incredible. I can’t wait to read his book, being I was there for so many years. I can’t wait to hear his story in his words. Probably one of the most humble guys you’d ever want to meet – he is so nice. I can never thank him enough for all he’s done for me over the past 45 years. Jorma, you’re a good soul – thanks a million.

  27. Rich L
    March 4th, 2018 at 21:13 | #27

    “It’s too funky in here!” Couldn’t agree more with that observation.@Walt Hetfield

  28. Andy K
    March 5th, 2018 at 10:04 | #28

    It’s the disgusting Ticketmaster/Live Nation monopoly. They have ridiculous fees and now they take the best seats and charge outrageous prices. Suggest you look at seats in LOGE, which is better than being in the back of the orchestra, which is under an overhang.

  29. Susan
    March 5th, 2018 at 12:28 | #29

    @Andy K
    It’s all good. I got my tix in orchestra during the first minutes of the presale, after your giving us all the information! Was just curious about what came up afterwards. Looking forward to the show!

  30. johno
    March 5th, 2018 at 15:27 | #30

    @Andy K
    Thanks for the info. I got row CC center when I called the other day from Florida. Third row at the Beacon – ain’t too bad.

  31. Andy K
    March 5th, 2018 at 15:48 | #31

    That’s awesome!