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Tuna On The Road, The Beacon & Thanksgiving

November 23rd, 2018 Jorma Leave a comment Go to comments
The mighty bus gets ready to set sail from Darwin, Ohio

The mighty bus gets ready to set sail from Darwin, Ohio

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

After the final weekend at the Fur Peace Ranch and the cool show Hot Tuna did at the Station, we all saddled up and got on board the bus and headed up to New York for our Beacon show.

Back at the Beacon, the way it was meant to be...

Back at the Beacon, the way it was meant to be...

Foto by Phil Jacobs

It was our honor and pleasure to have our old pal Steve Kimock on board for this, our only electric outing on this run. I know the gig being the day before Thanksgiving made it difficult for some folks to get to the show, but that’s the date they had for us and indeed, it was better than nothing!

Cool, but better with people!

Cool, but better with people!

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

Soundcheck was smooth as silk and the show was butter!

Hot Tuna 43, 2018
The Electric Trio
Plus Steve Kimock
The Beacon Theater
Wednesday, November 21, 2018

First Set:
1. True Religion
2. I See The Light
3. Ode To Billy Dean
4. Talkin’ Bout You
5. Living Just For You
6. Wolves And Lambs with Steve
7. Sea Child with Steve
8. Hesitation Blues with Steve
9. Bowlegged Woman

Second Set:
1. Been So Long
2. Roads and Roads &
3. Trial By Fire
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. Keep On Truckin’ Mama with Steve
10. Funky # 7 Steve
11. Encore: Water Song with Steve

This was certainly a fulfilling night for us and it was great to get to connect with so many old friends! After the show, we boarded the bus and drove up to Portland, Maine where we woke up on Thanksgiving Day and got together with Family and Friends for a fine dinner!

Thanksgiving Dinner in Maine...

Thanksgiving Dinner in Maine...

Timed foto by Vanessa Kaukonen

A more than satisfying week. Tonight the Acoustic Duo will be up at the Waterville Opera House in Waterville.

It’s cold up here, but we’re smiling!

Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving!

  1. tom
    November 23rd, 2018 at 10:27 | #1

    Great being at the Beacon on Wednesday night. Day before Thanksgiving in the city made it a little tougher, but haven’t missed an NYC fall/winter show in many moons. It has been a tradition for us and always great to see old friends. Jorma, Jack and Justin didn’t disappoint! Walking Blues one of my highlights. Great energy in the theater. Happy Thanksgiving indeed!

  2. Brendan Carroll
    November 23rd, 2018 at 12:14 | #2

    Big medicine, show was. For me, “Walking Blues” especially was quite the tonic. Helped me forget sorrows for a while. Nearest and dearest leaving.

  3. Brendan Carroll
    November 23rd, 2018 at 12:18 | #3

    Especially nice crowd, too.

  4. johno
    November 23rd, 2018 at 13:23 | #4

    Because the show was the night before the Thanksgiving Day Parade all the balloons had a lot of the streets around the upper west side closed down. Had to park on W 96th street and grabbed a cab. It was cold outside but Hot Tuna warmed things up fast. What a show!

  5. John B
    November 23rd, 2018 at 16:05 | #5

    The band sounds better then ever Jorma and thanks for a great show at the Beacon on Wednesday night.

  6. John B
    November 23rd, 2018 at 16:08 | #6

    It was one of the best wasn’t it John ?@johno

  7. johno
    November 23rd, 2018 at 18:04 | #7

    It was one of the best ever – they never cease to amaze me!
    @John B

  8. Bob Kelly
    November 24th, 2018 at 01:55 | #8

    Thanks for a really good time.Another great NYC Tuna show.You all sounded great. ,Justin was a rock, steven added some real tasty parts Good Shepard gets special notice.Jack was in great form,He sounded great. You were on all night,great mix of electric ,acoustic tunes.Nice to hear full band on Roads, Wolves and Sleep song. Eileen and I got to spend a few minutes uses with Vanessa just talking boutique stuff,,all good. Happy Thanksgiving have good tour,safe travels, be well..peace always

  9. Bob Kelly
    November 24th, 2018 at 01:58 | #9

    Bob Kelly :
    Thanks for a really good time.Another great NYC Tuna show.You all sounded great. ,Justin was a rock, steven added some real tasty parts Good Shepard gets special notice.Jack was in great form,He sounded great. You were on all night,great mix of electric ,acoustic tunes.Nice to hear full band on Roads, Wolves and Sleep song. Eileen and I got to spend a few minutes with Vanessa just talking b stuff,,all good. Happy Thanksgiving have good tour,safe travels, be well..peace always

  10. Bob Kelly
    November 24th, 2018 at 02:03 | #10

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    Bob Kelly :
    Thanks for a really good time.Another great NYC Tuna show.You all sounded great. ,Justin was a rock, steven added some real tasty parts Good Shepard gets special notice.Jack was in great form,He sounded great. You were on all night,great mix of electric ,acoustic tunes.Nice to hear full band on Roads, Wolves and Sleep song. Eileen and I got to spend a few minutes us with Vanessa just stuff,,all good. Happy Thanksgiving have good tour,safe travels, be well..peace always

    @Bob Kelly

    @Bob Kelly

  11. johno
    November 24th, 2018 at 12:21 | #11

    Starting off with True Religion I knew we were in for a special night. Going straight into I See The Light and Ode to Billy Jean I knew we were into a great show. It was a Beacon show and they are different than any other show throughout the year. And throwing in Roads & Roads & Wolves and Lambs was a treat. It was the majestic, old world Beacon Theater and Hot Tuna. One of the best shows of the year. Bar none.

  12. Edward Torres
    November 24th, 2018 at 15:41 | #12

    Best part of show …Jorma doing pedals/ auto waah and stomping on pedals feedback stuff
    Talking bout you …. nice guitar breaks etc also bow legged was cool thx J K and Steve and jack just awesome!!

  13. Edward Torres
    November 24th, 2018 at 15:43 | #13

    @johno
    Totally agree just awesome how tight band is

  14. Susan
    November 25th, 2018 at 10:09 | #14

    Wondering if anyone on here is attending Dead and Company’s Playing in the Sand? Last year on Friday night we had a guest band- Michael Franti and Spearhead.This years special guest has not yet been announced. I ve just looked at Hot Tuna’s schedule for Jam in the Sand and see they are off Friday night and nearby! I say the stars are aligned….

  15. Susan
    November 25th, 2018 at 10:11 | #15

    Jam Cruise

  16. Steven Levenson
    November 25th, 2018 at 15:59 | #16

    What a set list!

  17. mike v
    November 30th, 2018 at 21:05 | #17

    HOT TUNA at the beacon……always a pleasure always something different great to see & hear the music…. Steve Kimock GOOD GOOD GOOD KEEP IT FRESH every time and I wonder what’s next …… NEW YEARS Berkeley

  18. HOGAN
    December 10th, 2018 at 08:54 | #18

    Hi Jorma,

    I know this is a little late but sorry I missed the Beacon show , from the video I saw Walkin Blue’s was amazing..
    Hope you and the family had a nice Holiday.

    :-)