So, last night we were at the Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield, Connecticut. Needless to say, it was very cold, but the boys and I warmed things up a little when we got on stage.

Jack models the Tuna winter hat...

Jack models the Tuna winter hat...

Foto by Kelly Worth

Here is the source of our warmth in the form a a set list:

Hot Tuna 5, 2014
The Acoustic Trio
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
& Barry Mitterhoff
Ridgefield Playhouse
Ridgefield, Connecticut
Tuesday, January 7, 2014

First Set:
1. True Religion
2. Waiting For A Train
3. Hesitation Blues
4. I’ll Let You Know Before I Leave
5. More Than My Old Guitar
6. Barbeque King
7. Sea Child
8. 99 Year Blues
9. I’ll Be All Right Some Day
10. I Know You Rider
Second Set:
1. I See The Light
2. Children Of Zion
3. Living In The Moment
4. The Terrible Operation
5. How Long Blues
6. Prohibition Blues
7. In My Dreams
8. Come Back Baby
9. Good Shepherd
10. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
11. Nine Pound Hammer
12. Encore: Water Song

A playhouse panorama

A playhouse panorama

Foto by Kelly Worth

This morning we got to sleep in a little because we only had to drive up to Boston. Tomorrow is our first show with Leon Russell at the Wilbur Theater here in Boston about which, more shall be revealed.



  1. Comment made on January 21, 2014 by Scott Bounty

    Jorma – It great to meet you and your performance with the band was amazing! (Thanks to Billy and Lynn)!!! Fur Peace Ranch looks like a blast! Keep on Jammin’ friend!

  2. Comment made on January 10, 2014 by doug mlyn

    @jim hitchcock
    jim: it’s one of my favorite places to see Tuna… or Jorma.. I don’t think I’ve missed a mccabes show since the early 90s… not sure when the first time they played there.

  3. Comment made on January 9, 2014 by jim hitchcock

    Been ten years since I saw Tuna at McCabe’s,Doug. Blue Country Heart was on fine display that night.

  4. Comment made on January 9, 2014 by carlo pagliano

    Rock Them All Hot tonight Jorma!

  5. Comment made on January 9, 2014 by doug mlyn

    it’s only January and getting excited for Mccabes 🙂

  6. Comment made on January 9, 2014 by johno

    ps Durgin Park is the place for baked beans in Boston…Good and inexpensive too!

  7. Comment made on January 9, 2014 by johno

    While in Beantown don’t forget a big bowl of baked beans. And some oysters @ Ye Old Oyster House, the place Daniel Webster used to down a dozen or two.
    I love Boston, I Iove Hot Tuna and I love my guitar. Have fun the polar vortex is heading back north and sunshine’s waitin for you – further down the road.

  8. Comment made on January 9, 2014 by Joe

    We had tickets . I have some health issues and could not get in the van. We missed it.Our bad !

  9. Comment made on January 9, 2014 by Brett

    That’s some bad hat Jack

  10. Comment made on January 9, 2014 by Howard

    Hmmm, I stand corrected. I must have been really tired. My mind said Embryonic Journey. Probably more wishful thinking on my part than reality. Thank you for the great show.

  11. Comment made on January 8, 2014 by carlo pagliano

    Wow, never happened before, we now have the case of a missing song. Where did the mighty good one “Embryonic Journey” end up to?. It ain’t on the set list. This case must be brought to the evidence of the public and so the gig published live on Hot Tuna iTuna… iTunes for a burst of applause in any case.

  12. Comment made on January 8, 2014 by carlo pagliano

    Frostily glossy pics
    It’s Hot Tuna Rockin’ on fine wooden discs
    Tuna’s Chariot rolls in a swish
    Through the green and icy nights
    Guitars Bass and Mandolin free their heavenly melodies
    Jorma sings independent from the heavy weather or low tides
    Hurray to the Hot Tuna Winning Polar Song of Victory Contest
    The fortune of loving the Tuna is our next best text

  13. Comment made on January 8, 2014 by Jeff

    Thank you Jorma, Jack and Barry for an amazing show! After 33 years of listening to your music and seeing dozens of shows, I took my daughters, ages 15 and 12, last night. They LOVED you guys! And you now have two new fans.


  14. Comment made on January 8, 2014 by Jimmy k

    Jorma is the best.
    Love him.

  15. Comment made on January 8, 2014 by Howard

    The encore in Ridgefield was Embryonic Journey and a mighty good one I might add. Not Water Song. I have a much better photo of Jack modeling the Hot Tuna ski hat. Where do I send it to Jorma?

    • Comment made on January 8, 2014 by Jorma

      Howard… I beg to differ. I picked up the G tuned Jorma M-30… took the capo off the third fret where I had it so I could play Bar Room Crystal ball in B flat and played water song in G.


  16. Comment made on January 8, 2014 by Art

    One of the sweetest sounding Tuna shows ever – that’s after 38 years of seeing the band live. Thanks, guys! You’re the best.

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