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Moving Right Along

New In New Haven

New In New Haven

Foto by Phil Jacobs

It’s been a while since we played in New Haven, so this was long overdue… and so was the dinner at Pacificos next door.

Hot Tuna 25, 2019
The Electric Trio
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
& Justin Guip
College St. Music Hall
New Haven, Connecticut

1. Ain’t In No Hurry
2. I See The Light
3. Ode To Billy Dean
4. Can’t Get Satisfied
5. Hesitation Blues
6. Living Just For You
7. Day To Day Out The Window Blues
8. Bowlegged Woman
9. Hit Single #1
10. Sea Child
11. Watch The North Wind Rise
12. Trial By Fire
13. Funky # 7

We joined with Dave Mason and his guys and it was the beginning of a really fun run!

We saddled up after the show and were Boston bound.

The good old Wilbur

The good old Wilbur

Foto by Phil Jacobs

We’ve done the Wilbur a number of times, and it’s always fun!

Hot Tuna 26, 2019
The Electric Trio
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
& Justin Guip
The Wilbur Theater
Boston, Mass.
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
1. Candy Man
2. Serpent Of Dreams
3. Day To Day Out The Window Blues
4. Talkin’ Bout You
5. Wolves & Lambs
6. Walkin’ Blues
7. Good Shepherd
8. Sleep Song
9. Baby What You Want Me To Do?
10. Sleep Song
11. In The Kingdom
12. Hit Single #1
13. Funky # 7
14. Encore: Water Song

Instruments in repose...

Instruments in repose...

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

Then, driving after show as is our wont… a run to he suburbs of Philly and the Keswick Theater.

Same as it ever was

Same as it ever was

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Hot Tuna 27, 2019
The Electric Trio
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
& Justin Guip
The Keswick Theater
Glenside, Pennsylvania
Friday, August 23, 2019

1. Been So Long
2. Hesitation Blues
3. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
4. Talkin’ Bout You
5. Ode To Billy Dean
6. Sleep Song
7. Watch The North Wind Rise
8. Hit Single # 1
9. Bowlegged Woman
10. Trial By Fire
11. Good Shepherd
12. Funky # 7
13. Encore: Water Song

Thence a short run to Stroudsburg and the Sherman Theater.

Hot Tuna 28, 2019
The Electric Trio
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
& Justin Guip
The Sherman Theater
Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
Saturday, August 24, 2019

1. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down & Out
2. I See The Light
3. Barbeque King
4. Can’t Get Satisfied
5. Come Back Baby
6. Trial By Fire
7. Sea Child
8. Baby What You Want Me To Do?
9. Bowlegged Woman
10. Watch The North Wind Rise
11. Living Just For You
12. Funky # 7`
13. Encore: Hit Single # 1

Then a manly drive to the D.C. area and the Warner Theater.

The U.S. Air Force Memorial

The U.S.Air Force Memorial

Foto by jorma Kaukonen

The Memorial was right outside my window when I got to my room. My son and his mom used to live not far from here when the plane hit. I will never forget that day.

On a brighter note, D.C. is hometown to Jack and myself. To play a hometown room of this caliber with friends and family in the audience… is more than off the charts!

We're not used to classy joints like this!

We're not used to classy joints like this!

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

Yeah… this was great night all around!

Hot Tuna 29, 2019
The Electric Trio
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
& Justin Guip
The Warner Theater
Washington, D.C.
Sunday, August 25, 2019

1. Been So Long
2. Hesitation Blues
3. Barbeque King
4. Walkin’ Blues
5. Wolves & Lambs
6. Trial By Fire
7. Bowlegged Woman
8. Ode To Billy Dean
9. Sleep Song
10. Good Shepherd
11. Hit Single # 1
12. Funky # 7
13. Encore: Water Song

This was our last night with Dave Mason and the guys so bid them a fond farewell with love and respect for a good time. Hope to see them down the road.

Now we’re down here in Carrboro, North Carolina for our first show with Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley. I guarantee good times will be had!

Onward through the fog!

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  1. Dave G.
    August 26th, 2019 at 21:30 | #1

    Looking forward to the Carrboro show which I hear is SOLD OUT 🙂

  2. Art
    August 27th, 2019 at 00:39 | #2

    I believe that is actually the Air Force Memorial (which is, indeed, quite beautiful), not the Pentagon Memorial.


  3. Steve
    August 27th, 2019 at 05:17 | #3

    Great show in DC as always!! Around my 60th Tuna show. In que for Town Hall NYC next…. Correct US air Force Memorial…..twas ever thus….

  4. James
    August 27th, 2019 at 11:33 | #4

    Carrboro was the home town to Elizabeth Cotton. When I saw Bill Frisell at the Arts Center, he played Freight Train in her honor – just a suggestion. Sold out on a school night in Carrboro is a good sign…can’t wait.

  5. Tom in St.Louis
    August 27th, 2019 at 11:42 | #5

    Can’t wait to see and hear you at the Sheldon in St. Louis!

  6. Joe from VA
    August 27th, 2019 at 12:49 | #6

    Art, Jorma correctly identified it as the Air Force Memorial.

    Saw the Warner Theater show. The boys just look strong as ever—outstanding show. Jack’s bass work on Good Shepherd was without parallel. Brought a friend who hadn’t seen electric HT — the look on his face was that of a kid brought to the candy store for the first time. Xanadu . . . .

  7. John B
    August 27th, 2019 at 13:04 | #7

    Can anyone give me a suggestion for where to get good barbecue in Memphis ?

  8. Joe K
    August 27th, 2019 at 15:23 | #8

    @John B
    The Rendezvous. On Charlie Vergoes Alley. Between Monroe & Union Streets.
    Wife & I found this place past April. All the local Emt’s & PD were getting take out.
    Enjoy Food & Show

  9. David Biegelsen
    August 27th, 2019 at 15:53 | #9

    An absolutely great evening …. Hot Tuna was on fire . My next stop The Caverns in Pelham Tn…
    I can’t even imagine what that night will be like….

  10. AndyK
    August 27th, 2019 at 16:05 | #10

    @John B
    I concur – Rendezvous. Excellent ribs. Really nice decor too.
    Also Blues City Cafe on corner of Beale Street has good ribs – they fall off the bone.
    Make sure there is a cardiologist on premises 🙂

  11. James
    August 28th, 2019 at 09:14 | #11

    And honor and privilege to see these two masters working their craft in Carrboro last night. Thanks Jorma and Jack, the show was great.

  12. carey georgas
    August 28th, 2019 at 09:15 | #12

    Imma do some ‘que recon if I have the time. Find me a little mom and pop or maybe a Missionary Baptist church sellin’ it for their building fund or whatnot. Backstreet bar-b-que, I’m talkin’ about. I’ll bet there’s some to be had. Tater salad, cole slaw, and a big ‘ol piece of chocolate pie. If Memphis can outdo east Texas in that department, hats off.

  13. carey georgas
    August 28th, 2019 at 13:15 | #13

    Dug up a place just surfing around. Check out Payne’s Bar-B-Que. I think I am gonna go try it.

  14. Tom in St.Louis
    August 28th, 2019 at 13:54 | #14

    @John B
    Man, just go anywhere. Seriously. We have never had less than awesome BBQ in Memphis. Jim Neeley’s Interstate is good, Corky’s is famous, but if someone can’t find good BBQ in Memphis they probably can’t find their own head using both hands.

  15. August 28th, 2019 at 14:36 | #15

    BBQ is a point of pride in many locales ,St .Louis ,North Calinky ,
    Yes even Texas,however when I think of barbacue ,I think of Memphis.I can’t guarantee it but you might even find a turduken.My oldest son brought one up from New Arcadia and we smoked it among other things on the 4 th.
    Enjoy the Q

  16. Chappy
    August 28th, 2019 at 21:03 | #16

    Wow…incredible night at FPR last Saturday with George Porter Jr. Trio and guitar wizard Steve Kimock! Words cannot fully describe the music magic at FPR shows. Thank you Jorma, Vanessa, Hurl, Kelly, Smiles and the entire staff…y’all rock!

    Sad news about Neal Casal. He was such a great guitarist..his playing was so uplifting, joyous, and full of spirit! Weir said he’d remember him for the smile he left. I’ll remember for the many times I saw and heard him play great music with CRB and Hard Working Americans and that smile…most recently several weeks ago in Richmond, VA with the Chris Robinson Brotherhood with Pete Sears sitting in on keys. Rest In Peace.

  17. Joe In DC
    August 28th, 2019 at 22:08 | #17

    Hey tuna. Great show at the warner last Sunday. Bet it was fun to be back in the ole stomping grounds. Sure would be good if tuna made the warner an annual thing; like NYC and the beacon. Just a thought. Once again great show, good times… safe travels…..

  18. Hamneggs
    August 28th, 2019 at 22:55 | #18

    Carlo if your out there we had our socks rocked tonight in Asheville.
    Thank you Hot Fuckin Tuna.
    Happy Trails the rest of the ride fellas. Mr C always a pleasure. Candle is great, I lit a few others with Ms Eggs in the Basilica earlier. Lol
    Love All Ways

  19. carey georgas
    August 29th, 2019 at 16:09 | #19

    Had to get my car serviced at the dealership in Houston today. With an hour and a half to kill, I took a little stroll around the neighborhood and stumbled unexpectedly on Cactus Music, Houston’s oldest independent record store. I’m doing a deep dive into Texas blues history, and what should I find but some Blind Lemon Jefferson, some Lightnin’ Hopkins stuff I didn’t already have, plus a T-Bone Walker recording of songs done between ‘51 and ‘54, my year of birth, coincidently. With Freddie King, Billy Gibbons, and SRV, I only need some Gary Clark Jr. to have a compendium of over a century’s worth of Texas’ most famous blues artist. I know we can get most everything on the web these days, but it just ain’t the same to this old greybeard.

  20. John B
    August 29th, 2019 at 17:43 | #20

    I knew we should have gone to Asheville. Beautiful there eh? We are in Manchester relaxing until tomorrow nights Cavern show in Pelham.@Hamneggs

  21. August 31st, 2019 at 16:27 | #21

    The caverns show was very cool , both venue and ambient temp were .
    No backstage so artists had to enter from mouth of cavern through the audience .
    The cavern itself is a very large room, with sedimentary limestone roof at about 30’-0”
    The space you occupy is actually an eroded mud seam .
    The music tonality was enhanced by a probable 85% moisture .
    Crowd lively for troglodytes.
    Great show
    Don’t miss the 50 th anniversary poster .
    All enjoyed the show, Jack took lots of photos, it was wild.
    There were occasional water drops from modest stalactites behind stage, looked like drops of quicksilver in stage lights.

  22. carey georgas
    August 31st, 2019 at 21:02 | #22

    Hangin’ in Clarksdale tonight. Memphis bound tomorrow after lunch at Ground Zero. Can’t hardly wait for the show tomorrow.

  23. Sandy
    September 1st, 2019 at 08:28 | #23

    anyone know where I can read about the origin, background or meaning of “Ode to Billy Dean’?

  24. Brian Doyle
    September 1st, 2019 at 12:44 | #24

    I’m eyeing that devil Dorian that is directly due east of me and hitting Abaco Island Bahamas as probably the worst hurricane to ever hit the Bahamas…Good thing it is going to turn north because if it came here it would be life-threatening…The cyclone is one of the worst to ever threaten Florida and is now a super category 5…Hurricane Hunters just measured a 203mph sustained windspeed…

  25. carlo pagliano
    September 1st, 2019 at 14:16 | #25

    Rock Them All High & Tight Tonight, Jorma!

  26. greg
    September 1st, 2019 at 19:46 | #26

    @Sandy Hi Sandy, I’ll try to help. Jorma talked about this tune at a concert a few years back. This was a buddy of his that overdosed back in the day. Its a powerful tune and one that I like to hear in concert but I didnt know what it was about till Jorma talked about it. I think it is mentioned as well in the autobiography, Been So Long. Hope this helps out a little. Peace, Greg

  27. Dan Nigro
    September 1st, 2019 at 22:48 | #27

    Hey Brian, Dorian cant turn soon enough, here in Jupiter already getting outer bands. Been practicing my scales in an effort to scare Dorian away (who needs a b3 anyway). Best of luck to all

  28. September 2nd, 2019 at 20:28 | #28

    Billy Dean Andrus from San Jose was a brilliant young guitarist. He died of a drug overdose in the very early 70’s. He was the first of my close friends to die thusly. Every time i play the song, I think of him and what could have been, but never will be. RIP Billy…

  29. Sandy
    September 4th, 2019 at 00:27 | #29

    Thanks Greg for the background on the song. I too always look forward to this tune in concert. The beautiful ‘haunt’ of it now a little clearer.

  30. Sandy
    September 4th, 2019 at 00:34 | #30

    Thanks for the reply and background. That song is a helluva memorial. Timeless.