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Four More Tuna Gigs And The Long Way Home

October 15th, 2018 Jorma Leave a comment Go to comments
Pretty girl in a truck... what's not to like?

Pretty girl in a truck... what's not to like?

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

A couple of wonderful days at home in the middle of a tour. Odd, indeed… but most enjoyable. Nessa dropped Phil and myself at the bus chauffeuring the two of us in my truck. What a gal!

Sunrise at the Fur Peace Ranch before heading to town.

Sunrise at the Fur Peace Ranch before heading to town.

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

Time moves steadily, inexorably at any age, but now… in my time, it just slips through my fingers faster than I would like. I know better, but sometimes I try to hold onto the moments but they slip through my fingers like wisps of smoke. I wish it were otherwise, but it is not. Back out on the road, the routine is the routine. I’ve been doing it for most of my life and I have become comfortable with its inconvenience. It truly is what it is, and it certainly beats some of the alternatives.

We needed to to get to Chandler, Vermont and with the new government driving regulations, we had to allow for two days. With an overnight in Syracuse, we found ourselves in New England.

Marquee at the Chandler Center

Marquee at the Chandler Center

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Hot Tuna 37, 2018
The Acoustic Duo
Jorma Kaukonen & Jack Casady
The Chandler Center For The Arts
Randolph, Vermont
Thursday, October 11, 2018

First Set:
1. Second Chances
2. Wolves & Lambs
3. Hesitation Blues
4. Serpent Of Dreams
5. Barbeque King
6. Sea Child
7. Trial By Fire
8. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
9. How Long Blues
10. Candy Man
11. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning
Second Set:
1. Ain’t In No Hurry
2. Whining Boy Blues
3. I See The Light
4. Come Back Baby
5. River Of Time
6. In My Dreams
7. Sleep Song
8. Good Shepherd
9. Bar Room Crystal Ball
10. San Francisco Bay Blues
11. I Know You Rider
12. Encore: Genesis

The Chandler Center in Randolph, Vermont

The Chandler Center in Randolph, Vermont

Foto by Phil Jacobs

The foliage up here is way ahead of our trees in Southeast Ohio but when the sun comes up on my morning tomorrow at home, I look forward to the glory of Fall.

Here they come...

Here they come...

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

After Chandler, we drove to the Cabot Theater in Beverly, Mass.

Da Boyz

Da Boyz

Foto by Phil Jacobs

We’ve been here before and it’s a dandy!

Old school marquee... love it!

Old school marquee... love it!

Foto by Phil Jacobs

The calm before the storm

The calm before the storm

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

Hot Tuna 38, 2018
The Acoustic Duo
Jorma Kaukonen & Jack Casady
The Cabot Theater
Beverly, Mass.
Friday, October 12, 2018

First Set:
1. True Religion
2. How Long Blues
3. Hesitation Blues
4. Been So Long
5. Things That Might Have Been
6. Barbeque King
7. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down & Out
8. Sea Child
9. Watch The North Wind Rise
10. Living In The Moment
11. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
12. San Francisco Bay Blues

Second Set:
1. Ain’t In No Hurry
2. Heart Temporary
3. River Of Time
4. Nine Pound Hammer
5. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
6. 3rd Week In The Chelsea
7. Sleep Song
8. Trial By Fire
9. Good Shepherd
10. Come Back Baby
11. Water Song
12. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning
13. Encore: Embryonic Journey

The storm... at the Cabot!

The storm... at the Cabot!

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Then out to the Cape and the gig in Truro!

'Take me to a circus tent...'   Marty Balin

'Take me to a circus tent...' Marty Balin

Foto by Phi Jacobs

A tent gig at this time of year is a little odd… but all my trepidation was for naught.

Tent, sky... and chill wind.

Tent, sky... and chill wind.

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

Being the naysayer that I can sometimes be, I expected the worst… and I got the best.

Sunset heading to the food building.

Sunset heading to the food building.

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

The dinner was brought in by the good folks from Terra Luna in Truro. To say that this dinner was off the charts would be more than an understatement!

This is not your normal pre gig dish!

This is not your normal pre gig dish!

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

Whatever latent grumpiness was infesting me vanished with the first oyster! Boy howdy!

The Lord Of The Paella Pans

The Lord Of The Paella Pans

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

Seafood… garlic… peerless cuisine! Many thanks to Terra Luna. (Now closed for the season. I gotta get back next year!)

Hot Tuna 39, 2018
The Acoustic Duo
Jorma Kaukonen & Jack Casady
Payomet Performing Arts Center
North Truro, Mass.
Saturday, October 13, 2018

First Set:
1. Dime For Beer
2. Second Chances
3. Hesitation Blues
4. Search My Heart
5. Serpent Of Dreams
6. Barbeque King
7. Full Go Round
8. Sleep Song
9. Trial By Fire
10. The Terrible Operation
11. River Of Time
12. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning

Second Set:
1. Been So Long
2. San Francisco Bay Blues
3. Come Back Baby
4. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
5. 3rd Week In The Chelsea
6. Genesis
7. Trouble In Mind
8. Whining Boy Blues
9. How Long Blues
10. Sea Child
11. In The Kingdom
12. Good Shepherd
13. I Know You Rider
14. Encore: Water Song

Up bright and early for the run to Albany and the Egg. No hotel for me and Myron… we would be heading home after the gig.

The chicken... or the?????

The chicken... or the?????

Foto by Phil Jacobs

We’ve been coming to the gig almost since time immemorial… or something like that. It’s always a pleasure!

Hot Tuna 40, 2018
The Acoustic Duo
Jorma Kaukonen & Jack Casady
The Sawyer Theater
@The Egg
Albany, New York
Sunday, October 14, 2018

First Set:
1. Ain’t In No Hurry
2. Wolves & Lambs
3. Hesitation Blues
4. Come Back BAby
5. I See The Light
6. Come Back Baby
7. 3rd Week In The Chelsea
8. Sea Child
9. Watch The North Wind Rise
10. Living In The Moment
11. That’ll Never Happen No More
12. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & burning

Second Set:
1. Been So Long
2. The Terrible Operation
3. Heart Temporary
4. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
5. Barbeque King
6. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
7. San Francisco Bay Blues
8. Sleep Song
9. Good Shepherd
10. Nine Pound Hammer
11. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down & Out
12. I Know You Rider
13. Encore: Genesis

The boys at the Egg

The boys at the Egg

Foto by Phil Jacobs

After the show we dropped Phil and Jack off at the hotel. They would find their way home by other means while Myron and I would ride the bus. New DOT regs mandate that a driver can only drive for ten hours followed by an eight hour break. Whether this is good or bad is open to discussion. It just is. In the cowboy days we used to bang out fifteen plus hours. This makes the trip from Albany to Pomeroy short by about three hours. As a result, we’re spending the day in Cumberland while Chris, the driver, logs his eight.

It’s a whole new world, isn’t it?

As for jack and myself, to be able to continue to function at the level we demand of ourselves is more than a blessing and much gratitude is sent towards our higher power! I know destiny turns on a dime, but I’ll more than take this day. At home, there will b a couple of ‘days off,’ whatever that means. I’ll be doing Dad stuff with Izze until the weekend when we will be hosting our Rev. Gary Davis Weekend at the Fur Peace Ranch. Larry Campbell will be coming in as well as Roy Book Binder… two of my favorite people for sure!

One day at a time… and it looks like a good day! I’ll be home by nine tonight and life will go on.

A good run was had!

Onward!

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  1. Rudy Dauth
    October 15th, 2018 at 11:49 | #1

    A million thanks to Jorma & Jack for making yet another trip to VT. As long as you keep coming up we’ll keep coming out. You both have been a huge inspiration to me for 35 years and counting. Safe travels out there and Thank You again!!

  2. Ed
    October 15th, 2018 at 12:08 | #2

    Thanks for a truly exceptional show at the Chandler, Jorma and Jack. Really something.
    And Jorma: my 22-year-old son was reluctant to have you sign the book because he felt bad you had to do all that work with us fans after the show – it’s not that he doesn’t give a shit about you! He loved it!

  3. Richard
    October 15th, 2018 at 16:17 | #3

    Yes a pretty girl for sure!..You are a lucky man ..I think she is lucky too..

  4. mikie
    October 15th, 2018 at 19:35 | #4

    We drove by the Ranch exit tonight on 33 on our way to & from Gallipolis; wondered if you all were home yet? We went down to have dinner for our 34th anniversary, time it do slip away. Safe travels, m

  5. Joey
    October 15th, 2018 at 22:11 | #5

    I’m grateful for you & Jack, Vanessa, Myron, Hurl, and all the folks who help to keep Hot Tuna flowing on the river.
    Incredible set lists!
    Much love to y’all Jorma

  6. johno
    October 16th, 2018 at 08:05 | #6

    I love raw oysters and paella too. You gotta eat – so you might as well eat well.

  7. Mitch Spector
    October 16th, 2018 at 08:53 | #7

    Hot Tuna ..Always AMERICAS CHOICE !!
    Went to La Villetta II restaurant with my son last night in Ronkonkoma .
    Amazing italian food !!
    Told them Jorma sent us ..lol
    Peace and love to all

  8. AndyK
    October 16th, 2018 at 10:41 | #8

    Enjoyed the sold-out show at the Egg (Albany, NY).
    Always love the superb acoustics, great sightlines and comfortable seating there.
    (It’s also a venue loved by Phish.)
    The intimate environs enable one to fully appreciate the delicate finger picking style and enjoy the banter between the boyz.
    Many Thanks!

  9. johno
    October 18th, 2018 at 14:14 | #9

    Does anyone need 2 seats to the Beacon show? The seats are 6th row center section on the right aisle. Same price as printed on ticket. I just got a pair of 3rd row seats.

  10. richu
    October 18th, 2018 at 19:05 | #10

    Damn u get ur ass around and with no real help either.well u know what I mean.

  11. Andriy
    October 19th, 2018 at 15:24 | #11

    Jorma, more nice photos up there. I finished reading your autobiography and talking with one of my teachers he said the book is perfect for the report assignment to read a autobiography and do research about the people and places and the things to learn more about from the book. Jorma your book is very good for learning about history.

  12. JJK
    October 19th, 2018 at 16:05 | #12

    @johno
    Damm. just got 2 tics on aftermarket. Meeting up with my son again.5th row right side aisle. Stop by say hello. we will be two of the tallest around

  13. JoeK
    October 19th, 2018 at 19:31 | #13

    Damm just picked up 2 tics on aftermarket site. 5th row aisle. Getting up with my son. stop by. will be the two tallest around @johno

  14. Brian Doyle
    October 20th, 2018 at 19:49 | #14

    Please don’t torture me Johno…I’d take one or maybe both in a heartbeat if I could get up there…

  15. mikie
    October 21st, 2018 at 10:43 | #15

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPEwrPlbiC8

    I just saw Marty Stewart do a cover of this Kenny Baker guitar classic on his show; interesting fingerstyle work here if you all are interested. m

  16. johno
    October 22nd, 2018 at 17:28 | #16

    You’re not kidding with the “pretty girl in a truck” photo…you’re a lucky guy

  17. John B
    October 23rd, 2018 at 13:19 | #17

    I will look for you…..@JJK

  18. John B
    October 23rd, 2018 at 13:21 | #18

    Nice stretch of down time for you Jorma before you start the final push to wrap up the year.