A simply beautiful venue!

A simply beautiful venue!

Foto by Phil Jacobs

We beat feet down and across Florida from Ponte Vedra to Clearwater and as we pulled into town I remembered that Barry Mitterhoff and I played this beautiful theater a couple of years ago. It was great to be back.

This was a solo date for me and the acoustics of the room were perfect for guitar and voice, in my humble opinion.

Check this joint out!

Check this joint out!

Here is my set list:

Jorma Kaukonen 34, 2015
Capitol Theater
Clearwater, Florida
Friday, August 7, 2015

First Set:
1. True Religion
2. Second Chances
3. The Terrible Operation
4. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
5. Come Back Baby
6. I See The Light
7. Things That Might Have Been
8. Candy Man
9. River Of Time
10. Where There’s Two There’s Trouble
11. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
12. Hesitation Blues
Second set:
1. Been So Long
2. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down & Out
3. Ain’t In No Hurry
4. I’ll Be All Right Some day
5. Living In The Moment
6. Watch The North Wind Rise
7. Whining Boy Blues
8. Serpent Of Dreams
9. Good Shepherd
10. Bar Room Crystal Ball
11. Barbeque King
12. I Know You Rider
13. Encore: I Am The Light Of This World

Today we’re off to Studio Theater At King Center For The Performing Arts in Melbourne, Florida.

This looks like another cool venue… I’ll report on it tomorrow… I wonder if there’s a breakfast somewhere around here…


  1. Comment made on August 13, 2015 by kathy


  2. Comment made on August 10, 2015 by kathy

    just read back to great south bay….great show it was – my 2nd comment on that. waiting for…….FREAKIN AT THE BEACON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! just had to say after all the great pix…..Izzie is really growing up!! Love reading your blog, your setlists, the comments, love your website and how we have accessibility to yours and Tuna’s music. We have all kind of watched Izzie grow up over the years.

  3. Comment made on August 10, 2015 by Joey Hudoklin

    A lot sooner than I ever expected, I just listened to the recent Hot Tuna 3-piece from Great South Bay Music Festival. Now that’s the Tuna I fell in love with. Jack is amazing, Justin has much creativity, heart, and soul, and Jorma, you are the Man. I’m so happy to hear this stuff.
    Hot Tuna…F–k yeah!

  4. Comment made on August 9, 2015 by johno

    ‘Feels So Good’ was quite often the encore for shows back in the mid-seventies. i.e. in New Paltz in 4/75. Journey was the opening act. Journey was really good – then Tuna played all night long. One of the best HT shows ever.

  5. Comment made on August 9, 2015 by jim hitchcock

    Great story, thanks! @Ham n Eggs

  6. Comment made on August 9, 2015 by richu

    great story…growing up in upstate ny,i had the chance to see so many great shows featuring everyone you mention at jb scotts in Albany of course jorma there as well and the great jack casady with svt.These guys have worked really hard all their lives and are still pounding away. if you think about that,quite amazing.jm2cents carry on all…

    @Ham n Eggs

  7. Comment made on August 9, 2015 by Ham n Eggs

    Growing up in the Bronx I used to occasionally pass an Irish fellow visiting his Aunt Nora in my apartment building and taking her dog Tara for a walk in Devoe Park. Saw him at various times over the years late 60-70’s and around 73 or so was informed it’s Rory Gallagher.
    Had the privilege to see him play several times at different venues and he was great. Black 47 do a song about him. Jimi Hendrix had a great quote regarding him and the fact both Rory and Johnny aren’t in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is a head scratcher to me.
    An aside about Devoe Park – several members of the soon to be Blues Magoos used to open the garage and play giving us our own little Be -ins before they moved on
    Love All Ways
    @jim hitchcock

  8. Comment made on August 9, 2015 by jim hitchcock

    This could be me, speaking to you from the scrap heap:


  9. Comment made on August 9, 2015 by Dave Tomanek

    On This Date In Jorma…I had an absolute blast! Thank you foor this intimate show. And no vomit on the monitors!

  10. Comment made on August 9, 2015 by Joey Hudoklin

    God bless JW

  11. Comment made on August 9, 2015 by jim hitchcock

    Kevin! Thanks for the intro to Paul Nelson. I will follow up.

  12. Comment made on August 9, 2015 by Kevin

    Wow, thanks for that Joey. Can never get enough of the great JW. He & Edgar are not only great musicians but true southern gentlemen as well. Johnny is sorely missed. God Bless Paul Nelson, I believe 100% that he not only resurrected Johnny’s career, but saved his life and made his last 15 years joyous ones.

  13. Comment made on August 8, 2015 by jim hitchcock

    Thanks for that, Joey, Johnny cookin’ on the Resonator, with a shot of the Firebird thrown in.

    Last saw him in ’03, may be the ultimate was at the San Bernardino Swing Auditorium, him and Edgar recording ‘Together Again’.

    Jorma, thinking you knew these guys, how was it?

  14. Comment made on August 8, 2015 by Joey Hudoklin

    @jim hitchcock
    Hi Jim. It’s on You-Tube. Just one song. Johnny in front of a mike playing Son House’s “Death Letter”. In not sure how to put the link on this format…sorry. But I’ll bet you’ll get it. It rocks.

  15. Comment made on August 8, 2015 by bob b.

    50 YEARS OF AIRPLANE at LOCKIN. “Once and done”. Special, but a little inaccessible. Only offering a 4 day pass.

  16. Comment made on August 8, 2015 by Carlo Pagliano

    What fortalice of a set list Jorma! Last time I saw ‘Good Shepherd’ played solo was in Naples ’88.
    Safe travels.
    Rock Them All High Tonight Jorma!

  17. Comment made on August 8, 2015 by Steve

    Brother Bill you need to go to the birthday bash in November with Brothers Steve and Tom!!!@Brother Bill

  18. Comment made on August 8, 2015 by jim hitchcock

    Joey! Which Johnny Winter album is that? Have been listening to Still Alive and Well and the great Progressive Blues Experiment lately.

    Here’s one for you: Rory Gallagher, Wheels Within Wheels, his one acoustic album. He’s been a favorite of mine since I saw him at the Peachtree rock festival at Rockingham Raceway in N Carolina back in ’72.

  19. Comment made on August 8, 2015 by jeff Dunham

    Incredible performance, near perfect crowd, amazing sound. We had such a good time. Thank you Jorma as always. Peace and Love The Dunhams

  20. Comment made on August 8, 2015 by Fwinston

    I came to your music late, Jorma: awfully glad I finally got there.
    i wish every venue was as nice and every crowd as attentive as last night’s. i think Brother Bill above said of your performance last night that it was “Hypnotic”, and i have to agree.
    Thank You!

  21. Comment made on August 8, 2015 by Joey Hudoklin

    Ah, life on the road. Where’s breakfast?
    Guitar & Voice. Perfect.
    I’ve been listening to some Booker White, Leadbelly, live Johnny Winter acoustic, (which is rare), and of course my favorite, Jorma.
    The aesthetic simplicity allows for a meditative listening experience.
    Thank you Jorma

  22. Comment made on August 8, 2015 by Brother Bill

    Excellent show last nite Jorma ! You could have heard a pin drop in there.
    Watch the North Wind Rise was so great ~ !
    Hope you can return to Clearwater soon.

  23. Comment made on August 8, 2015 by Jonathan

    Thank you, Jorma, for one of the most beautiful evenings of music I’ve experienced. The venue, audience, and performance were wonderful.

    Could “Living In The Moment” ever have been better? It was magic.

    Looking forward to trips to San Diego in the coming months for the birth of our first grandchild. Saw that the Fur Peace Ranch on the Road is there early 2016. The arrow may be pointing me to write some songs for my granddaughter, and it would be incredible to do it at the workshop.

    Thanks again!

  24. Comment made on August 8, 2015 by Dan

    Your the star. Shouldn’t someone be bringing you your breakfast? Hahaha
    Enjoy Fla.

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