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The Golden State

February 20th, 2020 Leave a comment Go to comments

It’s been a while since we’ve been to the Belly Up in Solano Beach and it was good to be back. It’s a great gig! The folks that run it are awesome, the food is great and the audience tops! I look forward to the next time.

Hot Tuna 6, 2020
The Electric Trio
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
& Justin Guip
The Belly Up
Solano Beach, California
First Set:
1. Serpent Of Dreams
2. Day To Day Out The Window Blues
3. Letter To The North Star
4. Ode To Billy Dean
5. Talkin’ Bout You
6. Candy Man
7. Roads and Roads &
8. Bowlegged Woman
9. Hit Single # 1

Second Set:
1. Living Just For You
2. Can’t Get Satisfied
3. Come Back Baby
4. Sea Child
5. Trial By Fire
6. Walkin’ Blues
7. Watch The North Wind Rise
8. Good Shepherd
9. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
10. Funky #7
11. Encore: Baby What You Want Me To Do?

En route...

En route...

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

L.A. Hundreds of neighborhoods looking for a city. This is a neat one!

Nifty eartery in Korean Town

Nifty eartery in Korean Town

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

In another neighborhood… the El Rey!

Rockin' with David Bromberg!

Rockin' with David Bromberg!

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Hot Tuna 7, 2020
The Electric Trio
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
At the El Rey With The
David Bromberg Band
Los Angeles, California
Tuesday, February 18, 2020

1. Been So Long
2. Living Just For You
3. Talkin Bout You
4. Ode To Billy Dean
5. Hesitation Blues
6. Roads and Roads &
7. Can’t Get Satisfied
8. Bowlegged Woman
9. Trial By Fire
10. Sea Child
11. Walkin’ Blues
12. Good Shepherd
13. Funky #7
14. Encore: Hit Single # 1

Then we drove after show to Santa Barbara and the Lobero, another classic hall with incredible provenance.

If these walls could talk...

If these walls could talk...

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Hot Tuna 8, 2020
The Electric Trio
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
At The Lobero Theater
The David Bromberg Band
Santa Barbara, California
Wednesday, February 19, 2020

1. I See The Light
2. Second Chances
3. Day To Day out The Window Blues
4. Can’t Get Satisfied
5. Rock Me Baby
6. Letter To The North Star
7. That’ll Never Happen No More
8. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
9. Bowlegged Woman
10. Come Back Baby
11. Living Just For You
12. Watch The North Wind Rise
13. Good Shepherd
14. Funky # 7
15. Encore: Water Song

Putting our best side forward

Putting our best side forward

Foto by Phil Jacobs

After show a dash to S.F. where Jack and Justin and I will play the National Anthem at the Warriors game tonight.

This is a first for us and it’s an honor.

More anon

Then it was time to meet Bromberg and his pals in L.A. at the El Rey!

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  1. Joey Hudoklin
    February 20th, 2020 at 17:37 | #1

    My buddies in SB musta had a blast!
    Curious… an electric national anthem huh? With our without vocals?

  2. February 20th, 2020 at 19:17 | #2

    O Say can we see
    Highest privilege to play national anthem ( no meadowlands).
    Rock the arena
    Hot Tuna

  3. carlo pagliano
    February 20th, 2020 at 19:20 | #3

    Rock The States A La Hot Tuna Tonight, Jorma!

  4. Chappy
    February 20th, 2020 at 20:10 | #4

    Glad to hear west coast tour is going well. Cool about National Anthem in your old neck of the woods…look forward to seeing/hearing on YT…I hope. That said, personally, I’d like to see y’all play it at an Indians/Browns/Cavs or Ohio U. game! Just saying….

  5. Ham Neggs
    February 21st, 2020 at 09:12 | #5

    Lol a jump into volunteers would have been interesting
    Efficiently done fellas.
    We are fortunate to live in a great country but must be vigilant and carry the fire as Mr K would say.

    I was looking up Paul’s gravesite yesterday after sending Cafe Trieste link to someone I love.
    Kismet ? Consciously Created Circumstance?
    Love All Ways
    @Greg Martelli

  6. carey georgas
    February 21st, 2020 at 11:10 | #6

    Went and saw Wishbone Ash at Dosey Doe’s in Houston last night. Good show, excellent venue. The kicker is, I pulled up to park, facing north, and right next door, I mean like less than 100 steps, was Daikoku Ramen and Kushiyaki. Didn’t eat because the meal was provided with the show, but I’m going back. Usually the places you find when you’re not looking turn out to be the best. Serendipity to the rescue.

  7. AndyK
    February 21st, 2020 at 11:10 | #7

    Jorma, could you provide a link to a video clip of the national anthem? I’m sure we would all really love to see the performance.

  8. Tom NY
    February 21st, 2020 at 11:40 | #8

    Oh yeah, “Making the National Anthem Hip Again.”

    Jorma, if you use a phase shifter on the guitar, may I recommend the old Smallstone Phase Shifter. No distortion please, too much f that already coming thru MSM.

    I hope you guys knock it out of the park.

  9. David Lucas
    February 21st, 2020 at 12:25 | #9

    I have tickets to both shows in Boulder. I have been seeing Hot Tuna for @ 40 years and look forward to 2 more shows next week.

    “Third Week in the Chelsea” has long been one of my favorites and it seems you almost played it last year at the Boulder Theater acoustic show until someone shouted out a request from the audience. So, you are probably not into requests on this forum, but it would be awesome if it could be included in the setlist one of the two nights.

    Thank you,
    David Lucas

  10. Sweetbac Jr.
    February 21st, 2020 at 13:11 | #10

    “God Bless America>Bear Melt>Jack Bass Solo>Volunteers”
    Can anyone say “Electric Gatorade”?

  11. Hogan
    February 21st, 2020 at 14:03 | #11

    Wow Serpent Of Dreams..very nice.
    Looks like you guys are “KILLIN IT” once again and the boys are having a good time. Enjoy the West Coast, heading out there in March for business.
    Looking forward to the Summer Tour.

    Safe Travels

  12. Joe from VA
  13. John B
    February 21st, 2020 at 21:31 | #13

    National Anthem played by Hot Tuna …..! How awesome is that !

  14. Ham Neggs
    February 22nd, 2020 at 11:01 | #14

    I’ve been thinking about the anthem and do you fellas realize you may have pissed off some serious Tuna fans. You know the ones at the show always screaming sit down at the dancers.
    Love All ways

  15. AndyK
    February 24th, 2020 at 10:12 | #15

    @Joe from VA
    Thanks so much Joe.
    Really enjoyed watching that!
    Hey, wassup with the announcer’s pronunciation of the names and saying Justin is from San Fran?

  16. John B
    February 24th, 2020 at 19:49 | #16

    At the Keswick Theatre in Glenside PA the announcer always asked for a warm welcome to “The Hot Tuna…..”