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A TetraPak And On Up The Road!

September 3rd, 2018 Jorma Leave a comment Go to comments

Well it was a hectic run of four gigs in a row. Lots of time spent in the bus and more than well balanced by the music we were able to make. After Jackson Hole we drove on out to Seattle.

Our first trip to the Neptune... nice gig!

Our first trip to the Neptune... nice gig!

Foto by Phil Jacobs

We always run into old friends up in Seattle and this time it was Mike Shrieve.

Mike Shrieve and Justin Guip... two drummers meet!

Mike Shrieve and Justin Guip... two drummers meet!

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

Hot Tuna 23, 2018
The Electric Trio Plus One
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
& Justin Guip
With Steve Kimock
The Neptune
Seattle, Washington
August 30, 2018

First Set:
1. Been So Long
2. Whining Boy Blues
3. Ode To Billy Dean
4. I Wish You Would
5. Living Just For You
6. Wolves & Lambs with Steve
7. Sea Child with Steve
8. Walkin’ Blues with Steve
9. Bowlegged Woman with Steve

Second Set:
1. I See The Light
2. I Know You Rider
3. Roads and Roads &
4. Trial By Fire
5. Sleep Song with Steve
6. Good Shepherd with Steve
7. Can’t Get Satisfied with Steve
8. Come Back Baby with Steve
9. Funky # 7 with Steve
10. Water Song with Steve

The good folks from the Elliot Bay Book Company

The good folks from the Elliot Bay Book Company

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Many thank to these folks for bringing my book to the venue! Check out The Elliot Bay Book Company.

Seattle...

Seattle...

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Then it was down to Portland and Revolution Hall.

Big trees on the way to Portland

Big trees on the way to Portland

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

Thanks to the folks at Broadway Books in Portland!!!!

Thanks to the folks at Broadway Books in Portland!!!!

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Hot Tuna 24, 2018
The Electric Trio Plus One
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
& Justin Guip
With Steve Kimock
Revolution Hall
Portland, Oregon
Friday, August 31, 2018

First Set:
1. I See The Light
2. Whining Boy Blues
3. Ain’t In No Hurry
4. Talkin’ Bout You
5. Ode To Billy Dean
6. Hesitation Blues with Steve
7. Sea Child with Steve
8. Hit Single # 1 with Steve
9. Bowlegged Woman with Steve

Second Set:
1. Serpent Of Dreams
2. Roads and Roads &
3. Trial By Fire
4. I Am The Light Of This World
5. That’ll Never Happen No More
6. Sleep Song with Steve
7. Wolves And Lambs with Steve
8. Can’t Get Satisfied with Steve
9. Rock Me Baby with Steve
10. Funky #7 with Steve
11. Encore: Water Song with Steve

Then it was on down to McDonald’s in Eugene.

McDonald's in Eugene

McDonald's in Eugene

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Hot Tuna 25, 2018
The Electric Trio Plus One
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
& Justin Guip
With Steve Kimock
The McDonald Theater
Eugene, Oregon
Saturday, September 1, 2018

First Set:
1. Been So Long
2. Ain’t In No Hurry
3. Ode To Billy Dean
4. I Wish You Would
5. Living Just For You
6. Trial By Fire
7. Sea Child with Steve
8. Wolves & Lambs with Steve
9. Come Back Baby with Steve
10. Bowlegged Woman with Steve
Second Set:
1. Serpent Of Dreams
2. I Know You Rider
3. Roads and Roads &
4. Watch The North Wind Rise
5. Sleep Song with Steve
6. Good Shepherd with Steve
7. Walkin’ Blues With Steve
8. Hit Single # 1 with Steve
9. Funky # 7 with Steve

With the able assistance from the friends at tsunami Books in Eugene

With the able assistance from the friends at tsunami Books in Eugene

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Check out Tsunami Books. Old school… delightful!

Then it was an overnighter to Saratoga, California and the Mountain Winery!

What a trip!

What a trip!

Foto by Phil Jacobs

It just couldn’t have been more picturesque.

Shot of the venue from my Mavic Pro

Shot of the venue from my Mavic Pro

Drone shot by Jorma Kaukonen

The bus... in repose.

The bus... in repose.

Drone shot by Jorma Kaukonen

We were here in 2003 acoustic. We better not wait so long until the next time.

Medaeval... to say the least.

Medaeval... to say the least.

Foto by Myron Hart

Hot Tuna 26, 2018
The Electric Trio Plus One
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
& Justin Guip
With Steve Kimock
The Mountain Winery
Saratoga, California
Sunday, September 2, 2018 Hot Tuna 25, 2018
The Electric Trio Plus One
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
& Justin Guip
With Steve Kimock

First Set:
1. Been So Long
2. Candy Man
3. Ode To Billy Dean
4. Talkin’ Bout You
5. Whinin’ Boy Blues
6. Trial By Fire
7. Sleep Song with Steve
8. Wolves & Lambs with Steve
9. Come Back Baby with Steve
10. Bowlegged Woman with Steve
Second Set:
1. Ain’t In No Hurry
2. Roads and Roads &
3. Sea Child with Steve
4. Good Shepherd with Steve
5. Walkin’ Blues
6. Funky # 7
7. Encore: Water Song

Jack, Justin and me

Jack, Justin and me

Foto by Pete Stern

Steve, Justin, Jack and me

Steve, Justin, Jack and me

Foto by Pete Stern

The good folks who brought the books to the winery were from Books Inc. in Campbell, California.

The book thing is new to me, and I thank all of you so much!

Now we’re in Sacramento and tomorrow is the gig at the Crest Theater.

Now for some sleep in a bed that doesn’t move!

  1. John McGough
    September 4th, 2018 at 01:44 | #1

    Jorma and Crew, you guys are an inspiration! Keep up the good work. As Spock said live long and prosper.

  2. Howard Wade
    September 4th, 2018 at 02:46 | #2

    Great show in Portland guys!

  3. mikie
    September 4th, 2018 at 06:58 | #3

    Wow, Hot Tuna is now playing at McDonalds!
    Oh, it’s a theater. never mind… m

  4. johno
    September 4th, 2018 at 09:20 | #4

    Got back from the Finger Lakes yesterday and there it was – the book. First of all thank you for writing the book. Thumbing through it I see pictures, I notice lil Jorma – you were so cute as a kid. Then the lyrics to lots of your songs – thank you for that. The CD was a pleasant surprise – possibly 5 of Jorma’s favorites. Thank you.

  5. BruceMcQ
    September 4th, 2018 at 11:24 | #5

    Again, thanks a zillion for the Neptune show. You guys rawkt the house.

  6. Mitch Spector
    September 4th, 2018 at 14:03 | #6

    Safe & happy traveling Jorma !! Couldn’t be more pumped for sat night in AZ ! Peace & love always !

  7. douglas mlyn
    September 4th, 2018 at 16:47 | #7

    Super good show in Portland. Nice venue and I especially loved the long Funky #7 jam! Just curious where the name “Funky #7″ came from? Were there 6 other funky jams and you guys decided on #7?

  8. John R.
    September 4th, 2018 at 17:42 | #8

    We all thank YOU so much, Jorma!

  9. JimB
    September 4th, 2018 at 18:13 | #9

    We had such a good time at the Neptune, a great night. Just finished listening to the book it was so wonderful to hear your story, very inspirational.

  10. jim hitchcock
    September 4th, 2018 at 21:13 | #10

    I’d like to see Jorma on Book TV, interviewed by Brian Lamb.

  11. carlo pagliano
    September 4th, 2018 at 22:24 | #11

    Rock Them All Beautiful Tonight Jorma!

  12. Pete
    September 4th, 2018 at 22:25 | #12

    Great drone shots. How did you like the Mountain Winery remodel? When you were there in 2003 it didn’t have the amphitheater-like seating.

  13. carey georgas
    September 5th, 2018 at 14:13 | #13

    Down the road you got to go…

  14. Nick L. Eakins
    September 5th, 2018 at 19:35 | #14

    I’ll see you hence in Tuscon come Monday. Saw Acoustic Tuna with Barry your first time at the Englert in Iowa City but now I finally get to hear Electric Tuna. Got the book bundle too. If things were any better, it’d be illegal. After following you for 40 years, it’s about time I finally caught up with you.

  15. PJK
    September 6th, 2018 at 10:51 | #15

    Pete Stern was at a show and took some photos? That is really shocking.

  16. douglas mlyn
    September 6th, 2018 at 11:37 | #16

    I can’t remember the last time you guys had a new year’s show.. Super-stoked. Also, having a great time reading the book. I’m just amazed at how you remember it seems like every detail!!!

  17. carlo pagliano
    September 6th, 2018 at 23:41 | #17

    We get up, we get up when we are called. Five thirty in the mor here, eight tarty in the evnin’ there. Half an hour and off we go, in direct telepathic stream enriched electric HOT TUNA w/ Steve Kimock from El Rey Theatre in LA.
    Rock Them All Rich Tonight Jorma!

  18. Phil Zisook
    September 7th, 2018 at 09:23 | #18

    I just finished reading BSL on my morning commute this morning. The last pages, with Ben’s amazing poem, and it’s impact on you were so moving. What an insightful, loving man! What a book and what a life! Wishing you, Vanessa, Izze, and Zach, and for sure Jack and the Tuna and Fur Peace families a happy and healthy New Year and many positive blessings. BSL was a joy to read. Thanks for writing it all down and L’Shana Tova.

  19. Sweetbac Jr.
    September 7th, 2018 at 14:39 | #19

    that poster!….Looks like Jacks evil twin! “Mojo Casady meets The Phantom of Winterland”…sounds like a great idea for a movie!..Abe Vigoda would be Perfect as Bill Graham!

  20. John R.
    September 7th, 2018 at 17:17 | #20

    I just finished the chapter “Too Many Years.” I can’t believe (and yet I can) how beautiful this book is. This is not just a rock-n-roll memoir. It’s not even “just” the story of a recovering addict. It is a beautiful journey of spiritual self-discovery and awakening. Thank you.

  21. carey georgas
    September 8th, 2018 at 08:32 | #21

    One thing I thought cool in the book was the use of the word “grok”. I was in jr. high when I first encountered it, and haven’t run across its use many times in the intervening years. I think I’ve seen Jorma use it a time or two in this blog. Who amongst you fellow commenters can name the author and book that coined the word? I read a lot of sci-fi as a youth, and it’s from my favorite authors in the genre.

  22. Rich R
    September 8th, 2018 at 09:46 | #22

    Just finished my ebook of BSL….my mailman must be reading my hard copy!!!
    Wonderful read….thanks for sharing the hard personal stuff, JK…..thanks also for the album info, guitar and motor talk….best of all, the lyrics….
    I can recall my Airplane friends and I discussing why Jack and Jorma cut off their hair, you know, questions that are important to young n dumb fans. With what little info we had it was decided that both had gone to Finland to be speed skaters….now we know the truth about this and so much more…ill never look at pepto B the same again!!

    @careygeorgas, Stranger In A Strange Land…. Robert Heinlein…grok.

  23. jim hitchcock
    September 8th, 2018 at 11:49 | #23

    Ooh, ooh, I know this! I used the word n a Dodger blog a couple of weeks a ago when talking about another SF book (Neuromancer) and a discussion popped up about it’s infrequent use.

    @carey georgas

  24. Ham Neggs
    September 8th, 2018 at 14:04 | #24
  25. Ham Neggs
    September 8th, 2018 at 15:29 | #25

    Stranger in a strange land
    Carry the Fire Water Brother
    @carey georgas