Well, after the show last night at the Musikfest Cafe in Bethlehem we hopped on the bus, went to sleep and woke up in Ann Arbor, Michigan where we will play at the Ark tonight.

OK… a quick rewind from last night.

Nice use of old space for a new club

Nice use of old space for a new club

This is a really lovely gig… and in the shadow of the old steel mills it welcomes old ghosts with new life.

We played two grand sets for our friends… and here they are:

Hot Tuna 53, 2013
The Acoustic Trio
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
& Barry Mitterhoff
The Musikfest Café
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Tuesday, December 3, 2013

First Set:
1. Search My Heart
2. Children Of Zion
3. Second Chances
4. Sea Child
5. Hesitation Blues
6. Serpent Of Dreams
7. Barbeque King
8. I’ll Let You Know Before I Leave
9. How Long Blues
10. Vicksburg Stomp
11. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed And Burning
Second Set:
1. I See The Light
2. Genesis
3. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
4. Prohibition Blues
5. Come Back Baby
6. Mama Let Me Lay It On You
7. Living In The Moment
8. Good Shepherd
9. Candy Man
10. 99 Year Blues
11. 9 Pound Hammer
12. Encore: Bar Room Crystal Ball

Meanwhile, back at home, our lovely daughter Izze was at the post office mailing some Girl Scout goodies to some of our service friends stationed in Afghanistan.

Good job sweetie...

Good job sweetie...

That’s about it for now. Off to soundcheck at the Ark and as always…



  1. Comment made on December 5, 2013 by KenM

    The Bethlehem show was great! I thought the sound in the room was awesome, and the crowd was quite respectful by not talking during songs which is a good thing in a smaller venue. I would also like to give a shout out to a new Hot Tuna friend my wife and I met Hello Julie!

  2. Comment made on December 5, 2013 by Peg Fagan

    What a great show in Bethlehem! I had tears welling up a couple of times from your music and the memories it brought back, especially of a friend who has passed over who was a huge fan….Love you guys! Thank you so much….Peg

  3. Comment made on December 5, 2013 by johno

    Looks like a new joint. Thank goodness for Rustoleum!

  4. Comment made on December 5, 2013 by Robert Gault Jr.

    I was at the Ann Arbor show and it was fantastic.I just wish you would come this way more often.Your stage presence is a lot of fun and the crowd really gets into it.Have been a fan since JA days.Your playing is amazing.Thank you.

  5. Comment made on December 4, 2013 by John B

    I see you slipped Genesis in last night.A Bar Room Crystal Ball as an encore! Great place for that song Jorma cause I love the passion that you sing it with. Especially the line about nothing being the the way it was before. At the NYC acoustic show it seemed you almost shouted that line. I was reminded just how true that is. Very nice looking set list . That’s a long haul all the way up to Anne Arbor . I was there once in the early 70s. We drove clear up to the top of the peninsula and then crossed over via the Mackinaw Bridge into Wisconsin I think. Wow that was a long time ago.

  6. Comment made on December 4, 2013 by doug mlyn

    wow, she’s blossoming into a beautiful young lady. Love the guitar shirt too. Onward!

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