From MO To CO

September 7th, 2019 Jorma Leave a comment Go to comments
I-70 Somewhere in Eastern Colorado

I-70 Somewhere in Eastern Colorado

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

Fueling up this morning on I-70 I got out of the bus to watch the sun rise and it occurred to me that although I have complained about many things in my life, being on the road is not one of them. Maybe it’s growing up in a nomadic family from WWII to when I left home… who knows? I love my time at home with my family and I more than appreciate their everlasting tolerance of my wanderlust, but there is always something waiting down the road. Like Gretchen Peters says in one of her songs… ‘Heading where ‘the blacktop turns to blue.’

Yeah…

I even kind of like the smell of fuel...

I even kind of like the smell of fuel...

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

OK… this little entry starts with the Sheldon Concert Hall in St. Louis, MO.

The Sheldon

The Sheldon

Foto by Phil Jacobs

This was to be our last gig with Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley.

Hot Tuna 35, 2019
The Electric Trio
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
& Justin Guip
Sheldon Concert Hall
St. Louis, Missouri
Wednesday, September 4, 2019

1. Been So Long
2. That’ll Never Happen No More
3. Day To Day Out The Window Blues
4. Talkin’ Bout You
5. Ode To Billy Dean
6. Letter to The North Star
7. Sea Child
8. In The Kingdom
9. Bowlegged Woman
10. Trial By Fire
11. Hit Single # 1
12. Watch The North Wind Rise
13. Good Shepherd
14. Funky # 7
15. Encore: Come Back Baby with Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley

Great hanging with you guys

Great hanging with you guys

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Any hotel that loves dogs is loved by me!

Any hotel that loves dogs is loved by me!

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

Then on up to Springfield…

Another really cool restored theater!

Another really cool restored theater!

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Hot Tuna 36, 2019
The Electric Trio
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
& Justin Guip
Gillioz Center For Arts & Entertainment
Springfield, MO
Thursday, September 5, 2019

First Set:
1. Serpent Of Dreams
2. Hesitation Blues
3. Barbeque King
4. Can’t Get Satisfied
5. Ode To Billy Dean
6. Living Just For You
7. Wolves & Lambs
8. Bowlegged Woman
9. Hit Single #1

Second Set:
1. I See The Light
2. Candy Man
3. Letter To The North Star
4. Talkin’ Bout You
5. Baby What You Want Me To Do?
6. Watch The North Wind Rise
7. Sea Child
8. Good Shepherd
9. Day To Day Out The Window Blues
10. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
11. Funky #7
12. Encore: Water Song

Yep, Jerry and I passed this way in 2003!

Yep, Jerry and I passed this way in 2003!

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

Then a quick run to Kansas City, MO and a dalliance at Knuckleheads.

No name... but we showed up... awesome gig!

No name... but we showed up... awesome gig!

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

Knuckleheads was right next to the track and the trains kept a rollin’ all night long. We just made them part of our act!

Going my way?

Going my way?

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

There was something energizing about being this close to an active freight depot.

Hitting the stage!

Hitting the stage!

Foto by Steve Smith

Hot Tuna 37, 2019
The Electric Trio
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
& Justin Guip
Knuckleheads
Kansas City, MO
Friday, September 6, 2019

First Set:
1. Been So Long
2. True Religion
3. Barbeque King
4. Talkin’ Bout You
5. Ode To Billy Dean
6. Letter To The North Star
7. Trial By Fire
8. Bowlegged Woman
9. Baby What You Want Me To Do?

Second Set:
1. I See The Light
2. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down & Out
3. Come Back Baby
4. In The Kingdom
5. Watch The North Wind Rise
6. Good Shepherd
7. Hit Single # 1
8. Funky # 7
9. Encore: Water Song

Rockin' a Knucks!

Rockin' a Knucks!

Foto by Steve Smith

An overnight run to Denver for Red Rocks tomorrow with Dark Star.

I am truly grateful for these days…

The ongoing face of America

The ongoing face of America

Foto by Steve Smith

  1. Kevin Falvey
    September 8th, 2019 at 02:21 | #1

    Jorma,

    I travel for a living, too. I get it when you say you enjoy the road and home time with family. Those feelings are not mutually exclusive.

  2. mikie
    September 8th, 2019 at 08:47 | #2

    “Gonna hit the road, start lookin for the end of that long white line…”

    Red Rocks was one of the truly amazing places I’ve visited for shows (another is the Lime Kiln in VA). Got to see CS&N and the same week, the first of the several Last Tours of the Doobie Bros.
    Safe travels, m

  3. Marrk K
    September 8th, 2019 at 12:24 | #3

    Can’t tell you how many great road trips I have taken with both wives and friends to Hot Tuna and Jorma solo shows over these many years. Some of the best times ever and have been able to see and experience much beauty and history of this country. Just a great bonus to the music. Though the road trips are shorter today, they are no less enjoyable and all things considered I am grateful we can all still do it.

  4. carey georgas
    September 9th, 2019 at 09:51 | #4

    Just got that travelin’ bone, is all. The marvel is how you can keep a foot firmly planted in both worlds and be equally successful. Kudos.

  5. Steven Levenson
    September 9th, 2019 at 10:39 | #5

    Several years ago, David Bromberg did a solo show at Knuckleheads. He played for a bit, leaned in to the mike, opened his mouth, and a perfectly timed whistle blew. He looked up and said “Everybody’s a critic”.
    This happened a few times, just as he was about to sing. There’s actually a short video of this, without his comment but with laughter,on youtube.

  6. Tom in St.Louis
    September 9th, 2019 at 12:32 | #6

    My brain is still reeling from the amazing show at the Sheldon…you guys had the crowd mesmerized! also LOVED Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley, they played their asses off.

  7. September 9th, 2019 at 15:30 | #7

    No they are not… but sometimes you just want to keep on going…. :)