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Launched… And Steady As She Goes

Last night we snagged Larry Campbell and Theresa Williams from Woodstock, Jack Casady from LA, Barry Mitterhoff and Skoota Warner from New Jersey and me from Ohio and launched ourselves at the Avalon Theater in Easton, Maryland. We played eleven of the twelve songs off the new CD and indeed, it was… ‘Steady As She Goes.’ Here is our set list:

Electric Hot Tuna 1, 2011
Steady As She Goes One
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
Barry Mitterhoff, Skoota Warner
& Featuring
Larry Campbell and Theresa Williams
The Avalon Theater
Easton, Maryland
Thursday, April 28, 2011

First Set:
1. I See The Light
2. Ode To Billy Dean
3. Angel Of Darkness with Larry and Theres
4. Children Of Zion with Larry and Theresa
5. Bowlegged Woman with Larry
6. Second Chances with Larry
7. Goodbye To The Blues with Larry and Theres
8. Rock Me Baby with Larry
9. A Little Faster with Larry and Theresa
10. Mourning Interrupted with Larry
11. Hit Single #1 with Larry

Second Set:
1. Been So Long
2. Hesitation Blues with Larry
3. Easy Now Revisited with Larry
4. Good Shepherd with Larry and Theresa
5. Smokerise Journey with Larry and Theresa
6. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed And Burning with Larry featuring Theresa
7. Things That Might Have Been with Larry
8. Mama Let Me Lay It On You with Larry
9. If This Is Love with Larry
10. Funky # 7 with Larry
11. Encore: Preaching On The Old Campground with Larry and Theresa

Theresa killed on Keep Your Lamps Trimmed And Burning! We had a great time, no question about it. Now we gotta run. A Sirius/XM interview in D.C. and then off to the Birchmere.


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  1. Steve G
    April 29th, 2011 at 09:06 | #1

    l was blessed to be there last night in Easton. Thanks Jorma and Hot Tuna for a terrific show! In anticipation of the occasion, I got the new “album” several weeks ago, and I’m so glad I did. It is a really good collection of songs, and Hot Tuna really presented them to excellent effect last night. My favorites were Angel of Darkness, Smokerise journey, and If This Is Love. I would think an artist’s best time with songs are when they’re fresh, so hearing so many new songs was a treat.

    As good as the new stuff was, Hot Tuna still played the living heck out of Rock Me Baby, Hesitation Blues, and Good Shepherd. And my all-time favorite Tuna tune, Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning, was delivered hard and true by Theresa.

    I’m still kind of stunned the evening even happened. To hear this band that has been leaders of my culture for over 4 decades in a little theater in my neighborhood is sofa king unbelievable. And Hot Tuna did bring the goods. Good luck on your tour and with your CD – you deserve it!

  2. April 29th, 2011 at 10:18 | #2

    wow! looks like an awesome set list and show. Wish I could have been there.

  3. steve
    April 29th, 2011 at 18:59 | #3

    Jorma-what an amazing night all in. The new material was as great as the classics and you guys rocked harder then I have seen you do in a while-at least in my book! Kudos to my main man Jack who was simply on fire, eyebrow and all!!!! It was great you could bring Larry and Theresa into the fold for these shows. I first saw you in 1979, Jack with SVT in 1980. I was only 5 when my brothers saw you at the Fillmore but I have made up for lost time!!! An amazing night at an amazing venue in my own backyard. I was very priveledged to even be in the front row. Brothers Tom and Wayne will be at the show in Foxboro on Sunday. Keep on keepin’ on, god bless and see ya at the Beacon in December!!!

    Oh yeah-simply an amazing evening, thanks again! 😉

  4. Walt Hetfield
    April 30th, 2011 at 01:12 | #4

    Great show. It was a nice surprise that my old pal and sometime drummer Martin LeMaire was running the board. The material from the new cd translates really well on stage. Better than the Beacon show I saw in December. That was a good show but this was better. Good Shepherd was especially happening. You guys really impressed my buddy Stevie Ray. God speed and thanks for everything.

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