The legendary McCabe's Door

The legendary McCabe's Door

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Trekking from Santa Monica and McCabe’s to Phoenix… then to Salt Lake City. Not much time to sit down and blog. Got a few moments here before I work on my set list for tomorrow’s show at the State Room here in Salt Lake City.

The second night at McCabe’s was just as much fun as the first… we love that place and look forward to being back. Thanks to Lincoln and Wayne and the whole gang at McCabe’s for being such great hosts.

The scene of the crime

The scene of the crime

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Here are our set lists:

Jorma Kaukonen 3, 2015
Jorma Kaukonen, Larry Campbell
& Teresa Williams
McCabe’s Music Store
Santa Monica, California
Sunday, February 15, 2015

First Show:
1. Hesitation Blues
2. Dime For Beer
3. Ain’t In No Hurry
4. Children Of Zion add Teresa
5. You’re Running Wild with Larry and Teresa
6. Ain’t Nobody For me with Larry & Teresa
7. The Other Side Of The Mountain
8. Candy Man
9. Come Back Baby
10. Sweet Fern with Larry and Teresa
11. Right The Wrong with Larry and Teresa
12. Blind Mary Larry solo
13. Good Shepherd with Larry and Teresa
14. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning with Larry and Teresa
15. Encore: Let us Get Together Right Down Here

Second Show:
1. Suffer Little Children To Come Unto Me
2. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down & Out
3. Brother Can You Spare A Dime
4. Where There’s Two There’s Trouble with Larry and Teresa
5. Samson An Delilah Larry and Teresa
6. Big River with Larry and Teresa
7. Water Song
8. Seasons In The Field Jorma solo
9. Keep On Truckin’ Mama
10. Police Dog Blues with Larry and Teresa
11. Bar Room Chrystal Ball with Larry and Teresa
12. Sugaree with Larry and Teresa
13. Encore: The Warfield Waltz with Larry and Teresa
14. Encore 2: Somebody To Love with Larry and Teresa

Yeah… a really good time. We left after the show and drove to Phoenix here we played the Musical Instrument Museum.

You gotta see this place...

You gotta see this place...

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Here is our set list from the MIM:

Jorma Kaukonen 4, 2015
Jorma Kaukonen, Larry Campbell
& Teresa Williams
Musical Instrument Museum
Phoenix, Arizona
Monday, February 16, 2015

1. Dime For Beer
2. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down & Out
3. The Other Side Of The Mountain
4. Children Of Zion with Teresa
5. Sweet Fern with Teresa
6. Come Back Baby
7. Hesitation Blues
8. Brother Can You Spare A Dime
9. Where There’s Two, There’s Trouble with Teresa
10. Good Shepherd
11. Seasons In The Field, Jorma solo
12. Barbeque King
13. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here with Teresa
14. Bar Room Crystal Ball with Teresa
15. Sugaree with Teresa
16. Encore: I Know You Rider with Larry

All songs except for Season In The Field are with me and Larry… Thanks to Teresa for being a part of it all.

Together... Jorma, Teresa & Larry

Together... Jorma, Teresa & Larry

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Well… that’s about it. I took a couple of days to get here in Salt Lake City, but here we are. A nice dinner, a good night’s sleep and tomorrow The State Room with a drive after show to Boulder, Colorado and eTown with Nick and Helen. We’ll be with Joe Purdy on this show. Jack and I played with Joe at our last Fillmore gig. He’s cool… it’s going to be a great gig!

By the Bye… the four shows at McCabe’s and the show at MIM were all sold out!

Good times…


  1. Comment made on February 22, 2015 by andriy

    That is what we do in Ukraine! In better times when there was Peace.@charles newman

  2. Comment made on February 22, 2015 by andriy

    Yes, I also saw The Grand Budapest Hotel on t.v. The Lobby Boy is funny! After the Awards the other movies will be available to watch On Demand FIOS Verizon.
    Birdman would be good to see on the big screen of movie theater and I wanted to also see American Sniper but I was advised maybe that movie would not be best for me to see because it is very loud with shooting and explosions. My nerves
    are not good for it.
    Much better for me to see it on t.v. where the sound can be made lower. I will watch the movies on the FIOS On Demand.@jim hitchcock

  3. Comment made on February 21, 2015 by charles newman

    Just think, I remember when all of the major bands came through and there were no t-shirts etc. Just the vibe. Not knocking it. Just remembering. Like I heard folks complaining up in the Northeast about being cooped up because of snow. I remember very well what we did to kill the winter blues. Call up friends and tell them to come on over and bring their 45s and we would push the furniture to the walls and dance. More folks should try it.

  4. Comment made on February 21, 2015 by jim hitchcock

    As is my norm, I’ve only seen one of the The Grand Budapest Hotel. I use the Academy Awards more to see which movies I have to look forward to when they premiere on the pay TV Networks 🙂@andriy

  5. Comment made on February 21, 2015 by andriy

    I will check it out.
    off the topics what movie do you think will win Oscar?@jim hitchcock

  6. Comment made on February 21, 2015 by andriy

    Yes I understand. You don’t like the unofficial stuff and people who Google to find the real Hot Tuna t-shirts get tricked.@bob b.

  7. Comment made on February 20, 2015 by jim hitchcock

    Loved the equipment tour with Myron. And the Chet Atkins SST!

    A great album for Tuna Fans is Chet and Mark Knopfler, ‘Neck & Neck’.

  8. Comment made on February 20, 2015 by Joey Hudoklin

    Yo Jorma, that article in the Huff Post is da best I think I’ve ever seen on HT. With the awesome photos, bio, exemplary description of the set list and musicianship. I am so happy when I see you guys get the recognition you so richly deserve.
    And, I agree, it was up there with the best Tuna shows, in my opinion. I’m so bummed I won’t be able to attend the workshop March 20-23. Please do it again sometime soon.

  9. Comment made on February 20, 2015 by bob b.

    Sorry, Andriy, I just don’t like it. I know I can FPR, but I just don’t like it.

  10. Comment made on February 20, 2015 by andriy

    Maybe it is best to not Google “Hot Tuna T-shirts” instead order the t-shirts from here just click on the merchandise.
    My Hot Tuna t-shirts and merchandise was ordered for me by my friend, from this website merchandise. It is the best gift for your friends or yourself to get it here.
    Also I have the new Jorma CD which was ordered on amazon. I think these two ways are enough to get your HOT FUCKIN TUNAAAA!!!!
    (I just learned this Hot Fuckin Tuna that it is o.k. to write it here and yell this at the concerts just don’t walk around yelling it on the street or in the public places.)

  11. Comment made on February 20, 2015 by bob b

    What’s with all the Hot Tuna Stuff that doesn’t pertain to you guys. “Makes me Sick”. Google Hot Tuna T-Shirts and you get all that other garbage. Aren’t you guys protected? Sorry if I’m bringing up a sore subject. Your Pal

  12. Comment made on February 20, 2015 by Ham n Eggs

    What can one expect from the” premier punk band” of 1977?
    I’m also having a very good time listening to Ain’t in no Hurry. Spent the other morning going down memory lane (in a good way) thinking of departed brothers and especially my sister while hearing Bar Room… course I always hear lyrics different and only recently could see how far off I was on some of them. I’ll always love you Aldo and Carol
    Mr K great album and thanks again for your music getting me through great times and really fucking bad hard times.
    Tuna Freaks Forever
    Love All Ways
    … and of course

  13. Comment made on February 20, 2015 by William

    Earlier today I stumbled on that Huff Post article @dougmlyn mentioned…nice coverage. Regarding the difference between HT and GD fans, I thought it was accurate, at least from my perspective of 35+ yrs of seeing each band here in the (currently frozen) northeast. The dedication of the two bands'(overlapping) fanbases is certainly undeniable.

    Check it out:

  14. Comment made on February 20, 2015 by doug mlyn

    a little off topic.. great article in the Huffington Post Entertainment section.. about Tuna at the Beacon.. Article starts out talking about the difference between Dead and Tuna fans. Didn’t know I was such a rowdy dude. thought of myself as a peace-loving guy (but then again I also like the Dead). I feel blessed to be part of this musical journey. I’m diggin the new CD as well. Can’t quite put my finger on it, but listening to it is a very “comfortable” feeling.

  15. Comment made on February 19, 2015 by carlo pagliano

    Rock Them Beautiful Tonight Jorma!

  16. Comment made on February 19, 2015 by johno

    Just got the new CD yesterday and Jorma you did it again – you hit it out of the park. From ‘Nobody Knows You when You’re Down and Out’ to ‘Seasons in the Field’ I love every song. ‘Ain’t in no Hurry’ is a superb masterpiece that I’ll play everyday. Thanks a lot. I really needed this!

  17. Comment made on February 19, 2015 by Karen Sobul

    Hei Jorma,
    We do an internet radio broadcast at Ohio State called Yiddish Radio. The title of the next program is “My Oysterlish Addiction: Finnish and Yiddish” You would be the perfect guest! I’m married to a Finn and I’m going to talk about “strange” similarities and differences I’ve observed over the years, the Finnish language class I took last semester, play a little Marion Rung singing Yiddish standards in Finnish and whatever else comes to mind. You can listen live at or download past broadcasts at Karen.

  18. Comment made on February 19, 2015 by Frank Sanger

    MIM show beneficiary here. Still pickin’ a few rifs in my head (although like Teresa said I’m hanging on for dear life. Glad you play what you know. Oh and by the way, it’s roots music, not “whatever.”

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