Blue skies... nothing but....

Blue skies... nothing but....

Yeah I know Wanee was last week… I’ve been busy…

How’s about the Blind Boys Of Alabama?

All who wander are not blind...

All who wander are not blind...

We drove down… did the show… and drove back to the Ranch. Here is our set list from Wanee:

Hot Tuna 35, 2014
The Electric Quartet
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
Barry Mitterhoff & Skoota Warner
Wanee Music Festival
The Mushroom Stage
Live Oak, Florida
Thursday, April 10, 2014

1. Can’t Get Satisfied
2. Ode To Billy Dean
3. I See The Light
4. Hesitation Blues
5. Bowlegged Woman
6. Come Back Baby
7. Children Of Zion
8. 99 Year Blues
9. Rock Me Baby
10. Water Song
11. Funky #7

Let's hit trhe road!

Let's hit trhe road!

Back at the Ranch, at the Happy Traum, John Sebastian show, Vanessa and Hurl called Jack and had the audience wish him a happy birthday!

Happy birthday Jack!

Happy birthday Jack!

Foto by Dennis Powell

Happy Traum absolutely rocked the house… He’s just getting better and better!

The man... the legend!

The man... the legend!

Foto by Dennis Powell

The great Larry Campbell sat in with everyone, of course and graced the stage with his elegance.

Sawing on the strings

Sawing on the strings

Foto by Dennis Powell

John Sebastian made the scene and well… was terrific!

Sing out brother!

Sing out brother!

Foto by Dennis Powell

And… well… me too!

Hootenany in Darwin

Hootenany in Darwin

Foto by Dennis Powell

Yeah folks… good time for sure… and long week, but a good time!


  1. Comment made on April 21, 2014 by John B

    I pray for a swift recovery for you my friend ! Be well and may God bless. @Joey Hudoklin

  2. Comment made on April 20, 2014 by Joey Hudoklin

    Thank you, Jorma.
    Mine looks good. I am certainly happy you’re doing well. Best wishes on the Japan trip.
    Health is wealth.

  3. Comment made on April 20, 2014 by Joey Hudoklin

    @Jim Mckeon
    Hey Jim! Thank you. All the best to you & your family.
    I’ll be alright someday.
    Actually, life has never been better.
    Maybe I’ll seeya in SB one of these days.

  4. Comment made on April 20, 2014 by mikie

    It was indeed a thrill to get to sing to Mr. Casady on his B-day, but to hear all of you thumping down on “Tap that Thing” was absolutely amazing. Thanks for a great time (again). m

  5. Comment made on April 20, 2014 by Linda M. Smith

    Hello, Jorma! Thank you for the music! I love The Jefferson Airplane and Starship! I’ve dreamed of you several times. Check out my blog if you want. See you in Dreamtime!

  6. Comment made on April 20, 2014 by Barbara Jacobs

    Hey Jorma: I hope that you’re O.K.
    Same to you, Joey.

    My MRI-music was Beatles’ ballads. Mellow and relaxing.@Jorma

  7. Comment made on April 20, 2014 by Jim Mckeon

    Hope you are OK old friend!!@Joey Hudoklin

  8. Comment made on April 20, 2014 by Joey Hudoklin

    This past Thurs. I was most unfortunately struck by what is known as a “seizure”.
    I passed out on the street in convulsions after some dizziness. Perhaps the worst experience of my life.
    I was treated for 2 days at the hospital, and I’m happy to say there appears to be no significant illness involved. While preparing for an MRI for my brain, I was asked what music I like. The nice technicians pumped Hot Tuna Pandora through my headphones. While in the machine, I was treated to “Water Song”, a live version of “Vampire Woman”, and “Sleep Song”, making my experience quite delightful. I hope I don’t have to go through that again, but music heals.

    • Comment made on April 20, 2014 by Jorma

      Hey Joey

      I just had an MRI myself… I was listening to classic country… Charlie Rich, Merle Haggard, Dolly Parton, Jesse Coulter. Music makes it better. Hope your procedure brings you results as good as mine.


  9. Comment made on April 20, 2014 by johno

    Happy Easter and Happy Passover to all my Tuna friends. Free at last, Free at last, Thank God Almighty I’m Free at Last. Happy Days are Ahead.

  10. Comment made on April 19, 2014 by Will Conley

    I was at FPR and was surprised to see you there Jorma…it’s always a pleasure to see you at the ranch but what a busy schedule you have…thanks for playing that night, it was great to see you all having fun!!! it was a special treat to see John play harmonica with Happy!!! every night at the ranch is a good night, and this one was no exception…it is a thrill to see you on the sidelines enjoying a concert like the rest of us…watching a legend mingle with the fans and actually BE a fan is a rare treat that I feel fortunate to witness…keep on rockin Jorma, FPR is magical

  11. Comment made on April 19, 2014 by Kevin

    Blind Boys of Alabama are truely amazing gentlemen. They left Wanee and came down to St. Pete for the Tampa Bay Blues Festival on that following Sat. I worked security in the artist area and had the honor to escort 2 of them to their trailer. Jorma, it was the same beautiful park where you, Jack and Barry played in Jan. A bit warmer this weekend though.

  12. Comment made on April 18, 2014 by jim hitchcock

    In the panhandle. ‘Way down upon the Swannee River…’

  13. Comment made on April 18, 2014 by johno

    I wonder if the name of the Wanee Festival has anything to do with the Suwanee River fame like ‘Way Down upon the Suwanee River’. I think she runs in Florida.

  14. Comment made on April 18, 2014 by John B

    Good looking set list in Wanee Jorma.

  15. Comment made on April 18, 2014 by Todd E

    My friends who were at Wannee said the band was Hot, Hot, Hot!!

  16. Comment made on April 17, 2014 by Joe Chapman

    My buddy Mike hit Wanee with his 80 year old father and 3 sons (age 8, 10, and 12)for the entire weekend. Said they had a blast and really enjoyed Hot Tuna set with a special kudos for “Hesitation Blues.” Rock on!

  17. Comment made on April 16, 2014 by Barbara Jacobs

    So, if I may:
    Remember Larry’s mother, Maggie Campbell.
    She was the greatest mom, friend and music fan (especially of the live-show/concert event category(.
    If any of you ever had the pleasure to meet her, you already consider yourselves to be lucky to have experienced her loving vibes.
    Ah, what a great lady!
    Four years gone (as of one week ago). The years go by, so quickly.
    The love that Maggie gave and received in return — is eternal.

  18. Comment made on April 16, 2014 by Barbara Jacobs

    I have the utmost respect for all of the musicians, listed above.
    But, I LOVE my Larry!
    Wherever he plays/whatever he plays/whichever string-instrument he plays:
    It’s always a treat to see him onstage.

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