Well, just about a week ago, Hot Tuna finished up what might be our longest tour with the most number of jobs… ever.

Now the following list brackets the two weeks that I was teaching at Fur Peace Ranch In San Diego so we’re really talking about stuffing all these gigs into about six weeks. Check it out!

Tuna Gigs 1 thru 32, 2014

1. Hot Tuna 1, The Iron Horse, Northampton, Mass. Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014
2. Hot Tuna 2, The Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, Westhampton, NY, Friday, Jan. 3, 2014
3. Hot Tuna 3, The Flying Monkey Performance Center, Plymouth, New Hampshire, Saturday, January 4, 2014
4. Hot Tuna 4, The Opera House, Boothbay Harbor, Maine, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014
5. Hot Tuna 5, Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield, Connecticut, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014
6. Hot Tuna 6, The Wilbur Theater, Boston, Massachusetts, Thursday Jan. 9, 2014
7. Hot Tuna 7, The Keswick Theater, Glenside, Pennsylvania, Friday, Jan. 10, 2014
8. Hot Tuna 8, State Theater, State College, Pennsylvania, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014
9. Hot Tuna 9, The Birchmere, Alexandria, Virginia, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014
10. Hot Tuna 10, The Neighborhood Theater, Charlotte, North Carolina, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014
11. Hot Tuna 11, The Variety Theater, Atlanta, Georgia, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014
12. Hot Tuna 12, Plaza Live, Orlando, Florida, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014
13. Hot Tuna 13, Sunshine Music & Blues Festival, Miner Park, Boca Raton, Florida, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014
14. Hot Tuna 14, Sunshine Music & Blues Festival, Vinoy Park, St. Petersburg, Florida, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014
15. Hot Tuna 15, One World Theater, Austin, Texas, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014
16. Hot Tuna 16, The House Of Blues, Dallas, Texas, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014
17. Hot Tuna 17, The Talking Stick Casino, Scottsdale, Arizona, Friday, Jan. 24, 2014
18. Hot Tuna 18, The Rialto Theater, Tucson, Arizona, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014
19. Hot Tuna 19, The Belly Up, Solano Beach, California, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014
20. Hot Tuna 20, McCabe’s Music Store, Santa Monica, California, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014
21. Hot Tuna 21, McCabe’s Music Store, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014
22. Hot Tuna 22, The Tower Theater, Fresno, California, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014
23. Hot Tuna 23, Freight & Salvage Coffee House, Berkeley, California, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014
24. Hot Tuna 24, The Crest Theater, Sacramento, California, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014
25. Hot Tuna 25, Humboldt Brews, Arcata, California, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014
26. Hot Tuna 26, The Rogue Theater, Grants Pass, Oregon, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014
27. Hot Tuna 27, The McDonald Theater, Eugene, Oregon, Monday, Feb. 17, 2014
28. Hot Tuna 28, The Aladdin Theater, Portland, Oregon, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014
29. Hot Tuna 29, The Triple Door, Seattle, Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2014
30. Hot Tuna 30, The Egyptian Theater, Boise, Idaho, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2014
31. Hot Tuna 31, The State House, Salt Lake City, Utah, Friday, Feb. 22, 2014
32. Hot Tuna 32, The Oriental Theater, Denver, Colorado, Saturday, Feb. 23, 2014

Not bad eh?

Meanwhile, back on the farm, even though we have wintry mix today, Spring was evidenced by birds earlier and by Late Models in the Mall… when I was getting my haircut… Before the FPR, I used to sponsor one of these behemoths.

Go fast... turn left

Go fast... turn left

If you're not the lead dog... the view is always the same!

If you're not the lead dog... the view is always the same!

That’s it for now… gotta walk Maverick, Dog Of Destiny…


  1. Comment made on March 9, 2014 by cyndy consentino

    Dear Jorma,

    you guys work too hard!! LOL! See you at FPR in a few weeks!!


  2. Comment made on March 6, 2014 by Barbara Jacobs

    And what a great plan, it is!
    (I don’t mind if some would rather go to “Malachy’s Bar”/ a.k.a. here as “Stinky’s”.)

    But for Joe and I, as well as anybody else who would like to join us:
    we will be meeting and eating at a fine dining establishment, for Happy Hour in the bar/lounge area there.
    I’m talking great food and half-price appetizers from their regular dining menu.
    Half-price drinks: wine, beer and mixed or frozen Margaritas, freshly prepared.
    Nice, clean bathrooms (the ladies’ room is so clean and there is always a vase of fresh roses, on the vanity in front of the mirror area. )

    I would never steer any of you wrong: we are taking it up to the next level.

    If you folks have not seen it yet, PBS is airing tonight:
    “Israel: The Royal Tour”, with the Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu.
    Not to be missed.
    @Joe in Dc

  3. Comment made on March 6, 2014 by Hamneggs

    Don’t know where you guys will be but I just have this dream you will stop by to visit Marty when he does the Slick benefit next friday the 14th
    a fellah can dream especially during a winter like this when Jamaica means Queens, NY
    Love All Ways

  4. Comment made on March 6, 2014 by Joe in Dc

    Yes. The 2014 NYC museum, food, and tuna weekend is coming to the beacon soon. I am in charge of Ms. Jacobs ticket and she is in charge of picking out some appropriate culture and cuisine. That’s a plan

  5. Comment made on March 6, 2014 by Barbara Jacobs


  6. Comment made on March 6, 2014 by Barbara Jacobs

    I don’t have the facts/stats on that but from what I know about those bands still touring:
    It would be safe to say, yes they have done more gigs.
    @Todd E

  7. Comment made on March 6, 2014 by Todd E

    At this point, has Tuna has done more gigs than any other band that’s still around since the 1960s? I look forward to welcoming Jorma & Barry to South Florida later this year!

  8. Comment made on March 6, 2014 by Barbara Jacobs

    Teresa, of Teresa and Larry@johno

  9. Comment made on March 6, 2014 by johno

    @Barbara Jacobs
    Teresa who? I missed that.

  10. Comment made on March 5, 2014 by Barbara Jacobs

    Of course, John B.
    Joe in D.C. is going to be there (and whomever else has expressed interest in checking-out a museum before the show).@John B

    I actually have a much better, nicer place, to meet for eats and drinks, before the show: a very nice restaurant in MidTown East where they have half-priced appetizers and drinks (from 3pm-6pm, Monday-Saturday)
    we can meet there and then head uptown to the Met (for freebie-Friday, pay-as-you-wish). Let’s say we pick a couple of exibits /galleries and check it out (for even one hour) then head across Central Park, for the show.

    That’s the basic plan, and Joe from D.C. (Bless his heart) will be ordering a ticket for me, so I can sit with him. I’ll ask Teresa if she can come downstairs after the show, to say Hello, outside the Beacon. Good time for all.

  11. Comment made on March 5, 2014 by John B

    Barbara I hope that you have blocked off the time on your calendar for our art museum outing in November or December when Tuna comes to town.

  12. Comment made on March 4, 2014 by jim hitchcock

    Time to dust the bike off and go for a long cruise with Zach.

  13. Comment made on March 4, 2014 by mike v

    hot tuna baby

  14. Comment made on March 4, 2014 by Barbara Jacobs

    Jorma and Hot Tuna are the hardest working/touring in the music business.
    They defied the Artic Vortex and played their shows, even while being sick for some of those shows.

    In the “Because I can never let things like it, go unstated department:
    Trending on google today:
    check out the “amazing tribute to 95-year-old World War Two vet, Joe Bell”.

  15. Comment made on March 4, 2014 by John B

    Hot Tuna is very much in demand ! That is quite a list of shows Jorma . Rest up and I will see at the Ranch in a few weeks.

  16. Comment made on March 4, 2014 by Joe Levine

    excellent tour…glad i got to ctach you at Birchmere in VA….

  17. Comment made on March 2, 2014 by John R.

    Not a bad couple of months work.

  18. Comment made on March 2, 2014 by Sean Murphy


  19. Comment made on March 2, 2014 by Sean Murphy

    Hey Jorma, Dis the shirts fit you and the guys? Go SEAHAWKS! Great water song that night. Enjoy your time off. Thanks Again.

  20. Comment made on March 2, 2014 by Stephen Thomas

    Hello Jorma!

    Used to be a neighbor during your years in Woodstock. I hitched a ride with you into Joe’s Garage in Bearsville a couple of times when my car broke down.

    Happy to see you are still thriving. Perhaps I’ll cross paths with you again soon.

  21. Comment made on March 2, 2014 by johno

    Whew! I get tired just reading the concert list. You guys definitely deserve a long relaxing vacation. I’m just glad I saw you @ Show 2 @ Westhampton Beach – seemed like it was last year.
    Have a great time in Jamaica.

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