A Deuce And Home

September 14th, 2018 Jorma Leave a comment Go to comments

Tucson and The Rialto were waiting for us!

This is really scarey!

This is really scarey!

Foto by Phil Jacobs

With memories of the tour with Leon Russell we hit the stage.

Hot Tuna 27, 2018
The Electric Trio Plus One
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
& Justin Guip
With Steve Kimock
The Crest Theater
Sacramento, California
Tuesday, September 4, 2018

First set:
1. I See The Light
2. Ain’t In No Hurry
3. I Wish You Would
4. Ode To Billy Dean
5. Second Chances
6. Trial by Fire
7. Sea Child with Steve
8. Wolves & Lambs with Steve
9. Can’t Get Satisfied with Steve
10. Bowlegged Woman with Steve
Second Set:
1. Been So Long
2. Roads and Roads &
3. Watch The North Wind Rise
4. Sleep Song with Steve
5. In The Kingdom with Steve
6. Come Back Baby with Steve
7. Hesitation Blues with Steve
8. Hit Single # 1 with Steve
9. Funky #7 with Steve
10. Encore: Rock Me Baby with Steve

The mighty Marquee

The mighty Marquee

Foto by Phil Jacobs

…and then a run to Albuquerque and the final show of the run!

Where's Georgia O'Keefe?

Where's Georgia O'Keefe?

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

What a marvelous bit of resuscitated architecture.

Spooky...

Spooky...

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

Hot Tuna 32, 2018
The Electric Trio Plus One
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
& Justin Guip
With Steve Kimock
The KiMo Theater
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Tuesday, September 11, 2018

First Set:
1. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
2. Ain’t In No Hurry
3. Ode To Billy Dean
4. Talkin’ Bout You
5. That’ll Never Happen No More
6. Sea Child with Steve
7. Wolves and Lambs with Steve
8. Can’t Get Satisfied with Steve
9. Bowlegged Woman with Steve
Second Set:
1. I See The Light
2. Living Just For You
3. Watch The North Wind Rise
4. Third Week In The Chelsea with Steve
5. Sleep Song with Steve
6. Good Shepherd with Steve
7. Walkin’ Blues with Steve
8. Funky # 7 with Steve
9. Encore: Hit Single # 1 with Steve

Goodnight Mrs. Calabash... wherever you are!

Goodnight Mrs. Calabash... wherever you are!

Some truly great folks at the book signing!

Readers and old friends... one and all!

Readers and old friends... one and all!

After the signing we started our drive home.

The Mother Road!

The Mother Road!

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

Fifteen years ago, my friend Jerry and I rode Rt. 66 from Santa Monica to Jackson and Lakeshore in Chicago. I’m sure glad we did it!

With a second driver so we could drive home without stopping we got home in Ohio on Thursday morning.

Misty homecoming...

Misty homecoming...

Foto by Vanessa Kaukonen

I unpacked my stuff and when the fog cleared put one of my drones up to get a look around.

Unretouched... beautiful!

Unretouched... beautiful!

Drone shot by Jorma Kaukonen

Uncle Charles' fishin' hole

Uncle Charles' fishin' hole

Drone shot by Jorma Kaukonen

It was a great road trip, but it is wonderful to be home. Time for a motorcycle ride!

Good times!

  1. douglas mlyn
    September 14th, 2018 at 16:43 | #1

    That picture is scarey. Looks like the Wolfman and Jackula.

    I just finished the book and loved it. I want to go back and read it again. Got my New Years tix and grateful to be part of this journey

  2. Joey
    September 14th, 2018 at 17:05 | #2

    Livin’ the dream!

  3. Nick L. Eakins
    September 14th, 2018 at 17:18 | #3

    Such a great show at the Rialto! I bought in early so I got one of the best seats in the house about 15 feet from Jack. I knew before getting there I’d be seeing the best rock bass player in the world in addition to two great pickers but I must say I was really impressed with the drummer. He was right where he was supposed to be, did not resort to unnecessary and distracting embellishments and showed off only when he was given the nod. He did exactly what he was supposed to do.

  4. carey georgas
    September 14th, 2018 at 20:06 | #4

    Ut@Nick L. Eakins
    The drummer studied under Levon, so you know he’s got the feel.

  5. johno
    September 15th, 2018 at 10:37 | #5

    Justin Guip is an excellent drummer. Imagine traveling and playing with Hot Tuna. It must be so exciting for him. He fits right in with Jack and Jorma. Not too loud and not too soft. He is perfect.
    Finished the book yesterday – I just couldn’t wait. What a book! Who would have thought Jorma would write a blockbuster of a book. Great job! Thanks for the CD. We are the luckiest fans alive. Thanks Jorma.
    @Nick L. Eakins

  6. September 15th, 2018 at 13:33 | #6

    dear jorma
    nothing turned me into a guiar freak more than hearing ‘hesitation blues’ on my classmate’s older brother’s copy of ‘flight log’ c. 1979. i’ve been attending your shows regularly ever since. i read your book cover-to-cover today. i couldn’t put it down. i did have one question. in reference to jaco at the lone star, you wrote ‘i think it was dr. john.’ could it have been the new orleans radiators? i was in new york that week, and i saw three gigs at the lone star. you were one of them (and loud as hell) and the other two were the rads. jaco turned up at least twice. on one evening, he left with my buddy , and they stayed up all night doing coke. i wonder whether his unclad escape might have been the other night.
    josh

  7. Patrick Brennan
    September 15th, 2018 at 18:41 | #7

    Saw a great show in Tucson at the Rialto on the 10th! Picked up my 8 year old son from school earlier that afternoon and headed downtown around 3 to hang out a little with him and ran into Jorma. Since I teach, Aidan said he got to meet a “teacher’s teacher.” Fun stuff! Thanks for taking the time to talk to my son Jorma, you’re a true gentleman, and for signing the book to him as well as me, as it will be his some day. I also really liked the part in the book about the Rolex, which we discussed briefly at the ranch when I was there in May, as I have my Dad’s now. After reading the book, I decided he’ll also get his grandpa’s rolex to walk in his graduation ceremony. Aidan also got to meet Steve, who hails from one of my old homes, Bethlehem, Pa., when we stopped in Chicago Store. What a day! I wonder if Steve ever bought the lap steel???

  8. September 17th, 2018 at 08:10 | #8

    Nope… it was Mac not the Rads.

  9. carey georgas
    September 17th, 2018 at 08:43 | #9

    Hey, ya’ll. I’m in Playa de Coco, Costa Rica visiting some friends. Watched a sunset over the Pacific yesterday. Only one word I could think of to describe it: “Boofah!” (sic?).

  10. johno
    September 17th, 2018 at 11:54 | #10

    Looks like we’ll be getting the remnants of Florence blowing thru here in the Catskills tomorrow. Hope we don’t lose too many leaves. They expect high winds and a lot of rain. I loved spending my spring and summer upstate in the country. Living in the country I was able to get closer to myself. I am grateful for the opportunity to slow down and meditate on what’s really important. For me the country is a lot like what heaven will be like. It’s going to be beautiful – and nothing will hurt.

  11. September 17th, 2018 at 14:13 | #11

    Gris Gris
    Musta been the right place
    Such a nite

  12. John B
    September 18th, 2018 at 13:09 | #12

    Revelation 21:4 @johno

  13. Tom Fabry
    September 18th, 2018 at 14:35 | #13

    @John B
    Amen Brother John.

  14. Joe from VA
    September 18th, 2018 at 18:46 | #14

    “Well good mornin’ Albuquerque Lord I must have gone insane—lookin’ out the window, well I gotta catch a train ….”

  15. George Henn
    September 18th, 2018 at 19:54 | #15

    Really enjoyed that Lone Star Cafe show, with Jorma, Jaco and friends, and if memory serves me, Rashied Ali on drums. Hope somebody recorded it.

  16. Mitch Spector
    September 19th, 2018 at 09:29 | #16

    I was there also .I found the jam to be very progressive .

  17. johno
    September 19th, 2018 at 11:50 | #17

    The Lone Star days were important because they were at a time in the mid 80’s when Hot Tuna had stopped touring. There was the Lone Star – a country music joint on Fifth Avenue in Greenwich Village where Jorma would come and play. Once in a while Jack would accompany Jorma and we had Hot Tuna. Many a late night at the old Lone Star.