Well here it is Monday afternoon and I’m just trying to wrap up the tour for the blog. Suffice it to say a good time was had by all… all the time. Saturday night, we played Norwalk which turned out to be a swell little gig. You could feel the heart of America here in the way that they honored their Veterans, and so I include some great pictures from the hall.

Heroes all...

Heroes all...

I had recently visited Arlington National Cemetery and I found this quite moving as well.

Two Medal Of Honor Holder...

Two Medal Of Honor Holder...

You don’t see this every day.

On the left... Mort Walker

On the left... Mort Walker

Those of us of a certain age, will surely remember Mort Walker’s creation, Beetle Bailey.



Where the heart is

Where the heart is



From the kids!

From the kids!

Working with jill Sobule on this tour has been more than fun. We love this lady and hope to do it again… soon!

Here is our set list from Saturday night:

Hot Tuna 31, 2013
The Acoustic Trio
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
& Barry Mitterhoff
Norwalk Concert Hall
Norwalk, Connecticut
Saturday, June 22, 2013

1. New Song For The Morning
2. Second Chances
3. Serpent Of Dreams
4. Hesitation Blues
5. Children Of Zion
6. Prohibition Blues
7. Barbeque King
8. 3rd Week In The Chelsea
9. 99 Year Blues
10. River Of Time
11. More Than My Old Guitar
12. I’ll Let You Know Before I Leave
13. Good Shepherd
14. Goodbye To The Blues
15. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out
16. Nine Pound Hammer
17. Encore: Where Is Bobby Gentry with Jill Sobule

That’s about it for now… It’s great to be home for sure as much as I like the road.

Last view of the bus until next time

Last view of the bus until next time

Foto by Vanessa Kaukonen


  1. Comment made on March 2, 2017 by carey georgas

    Beetle Bailey and Sarge. Haven’t thought of them in a while.

  2. Comment made on July 1, 2013 by Barbara Jacobs

    Photo captioned:
    “Last view of the bus until next time”:
    Oh, I love those greens and blues, Vanessa!!!

  3. Comment made on July 1, 2013 by John B

    Rest in Peace Bobby “Blue Bland”

  4. Comment made on July 1, 2013 by John B

    This Friday i will get my Ocean City Nj Tuna ticket . That place is only a 900 seater and i think my luck will hold up long enough for me to get my ticket. Could someone please post up how the grand opening went.

  5. Comment made on July 1, 2013 by mikie

    Awesome grand opening for the Psylo, thanks to you and your people for having me out. Got to see some old friends and really enjoyed the exhibits, including painting the VW. Your Hippie Dictonary was fascinating reading. Thanks again for a mellow time, m

  6. Comment made on June 29, 2013 by John B

    I do work in the area , only about five or six miles away from the theatre. I am not familiar with any places to gather before the show. I will be meeting up with a friend or two that are from the area and i am sure they can make a good recomendation . I am from from the Lacey Twnshp part of the state. Am looking forward to electric Tuna as well. We will be heading out to Patchogue also for the outdoor show. We saw them last time they played there and they were outrageous!@Cyndy Consentino

    @Cyndy Consentino

  7. Comment made on June 28, 2013 by Cyndy Consentino

    Hi John,
    I will let you know where I’m sitting. My friend has the tickets so I will check and get back to you.
    I will probably get up to New Brunswick early for a drink and a bite to eat. Any suggestions? I think you said you work in the area.
    Super psyched for Electric Tuna!@John B

  8. Comment made on June 28, 2013 by John B

    @Cyndy Consentino
    Alright Cyndy i just picked up my State Theatre ticket. Let me know where you are sitting. Balcony row G seat 113 for me. Nothing up front except way off to the sides . I didn’t want to be under the balcony so i chose to be up top but close to center . It is a small theatre 1900 seater and i am sure they will sell out. I can’t wait !

  9. Comment made on June 28, 2013 by Joe in DC

    enjoy home time Jorma and Tuna
    Glad I was able to see you at Birchmere on this tour
    See you in jUly at Sherman and Whittaker…electric land

  10. Comment made on June 25, 2013 by johno

    Thanks for comin out and keepin it alive. I really enjoy seeing you guys so much – whenever I can. You are like sunshine on a cloudy day. Enjoy your time with the family and keep on mowin. Try to stay cool. And thanks again for all you’ve done.

  11. Comment made on June 25, 2013 by HOGAN

    Hey Jorma,

    Very cool pictures, thank you so much for keeping it real and keeping it out there.
    Enjoy your time home with your family.
    Take care

  12. Comment made on June 24, 2013 by Cyndy Consentino

    Dear Jorma ,
    Thanks for a very lovely, moving post.
    Looking forward to seeing you guys at the State Theater!

    Stay Well

  13. Comment made on June 24, 2013 by Larry Petrillo

    Norwalk is my hometown…. Some epic WPA murals in that same building that are worth checking out..

  14. Comment made on June 24, 2013 by Bob B

    Enjoyed your Keswick show. Long time since I saw “Third Week”. Nice! Now onto State Theatre and a rockin electric show. I’m hopin for “If this is love… I want my money back” to make the play list. You rocked it @ Wellmont last year and have been wearing it out since. Thank you. Peace. Your Pal, Bob B

  15. Comment made on June 24, 2013 by John B

    Good stuff Jorma. Great pictures and as always poingnant; insightful words . I was an avid Beetle Bailey fan as young kid growing up on the edge of New Jerseys vast Pine Barrens .Your comment about that simple cartoon brought back memories of days gone by. I met and had the opportunity to speak with a WW2 medal of honor winner about ten years ago. I shook his hand ; thanked him and considered myself blessed that our paths had crossed . Thanks for sharing your thoughts and life with us and i will see you and the band in July.

    God bless ;
    John B

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