The Kent Stage

The Kent Stage

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Day before yesterday we drove up from the Fur Peace Ranch to the Kent Stage in Kent, Ohio. Nice trip up, and a dandy show:

Hot Tuna 26, 2015
The Acoustic Duo
Jorma Kaukonen & Jack Casady
Kent Stage
Kent, Ohio
Wednesday, September 23, 2015

First Set:
1. Dime For Beer
2. Ain’t In No Hurry
3. Hesitation Blues
4. I See That Light
5. Sea Child
6. Barbeque King
7. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
8. Candy Man
9. How Long Blues
10. In My Dreams
11. That’ll Never Happen No More
12. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning
Second Set:
1. Serpent Of Dreams
2. River Of Time
3. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out
4. Brother Can You Spare A Dime
5. The Terrible Operation
6. Come Back Baby
7. Good Shepherd
8. Bar Room Crystal Ball
9. Water Song
10. San Francisco Bay Blues
11. I Know You Rider
12. Encore: Whining Boy Blues

The yesterday, we drove up to Buffalo, New York to play Babeville… Ani De Franco’s joint.

Now this is a venue!

Now this is a venue!

Not a bad interior view!

Not a bad interior view!

The Marquee... such as it was

The Marquee... such as it was

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Jack peeks through the curtains...

Jack peeks through the curtains...

Foto by Jack Casady

Our Show:

Hot Tuna 27, 2015
The Acoustic Duo
Jorma Kaukonen & Jack Casady
Buffalo, New York
Thursday, September 24, 2015

First Set:
1. True Religion
2. Ain’t In No Hurry
3. Children Of Zion
4. Hesitation Blues
5. I See The Light
6. Come Back Baby
7. Things That Might Have Been
8. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
9. Living In The Moment
10. Candy Man
11. How Long Blues
12. San Francisco Bay Blues
Second Set:
1. New Song For The Morning
2. Serpent Of Dreams
3. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out
4. Full Go Round
5. Sea Child
6. Good Shepherd
7. Bar Room Crystal Ball
8. Water Song
9. I Am The Light Of This World
10. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning
11. Encore: Genesis

The boys play...

The boys play...

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Onward to Homer, New York and the Center For The Arts.


  1. Comment made on November 18, 2016 by carey georgas

    That’s a danged Methodist Church, ain’t it?

  2. Comment made on September 30, 2015 by andriy

    Charlie Rose got the treatment:
    Not one to ask a question in one or two sentence, Rose got cut off/answered by Putin:

    “I already answered that question four/five times!”
    (Which made me think that the production would have benefitted from a backing track of the song “Four Five Times”)

    “I just mentioned this, I see I’m forced to repeat it!”


    That’s his demeanor during an interview with perhaps the most experienced modern-day interviewer of political figures/Presidents/Prime Ministers (and quite a few

    The best that America’s voters can do is some thinking:
    Bernie vs. Putin? Um, o.k. — if you want to throw Bernie into that lion’s den.

    Trump vs. Putin? : Could end up in a bitch-slapping match.

    Jim, what do you think the “Ray Donovan” writers and show-runners will come up with for next season? I saw Dash Minok being interviewed on t.v. today. He said that the filming for next season will resume in Feb.
    Let’s review:

    Mickey is on a run for the Mexican border.
    Ray broke down and went into the church confession box.
    Mrs. Donavan seems to have a deep love for Terry.
    Ray’s out of control daughter has packed up a bag and her guitar and ran away from home.
    Bunchie is expecting a BunchieBaby with his new wife.
    Ray’s son seems to have run out of a story line (he’s hiding from his screwy
    family somewhere?)

    I miss Elliot Gould, he inhabited the “Ezra” character so well.

    I want Ray to pull himself together so he can be the next Sect.Of State.
    Ray Donovan vs. Putin.

    @jim hitchcock

  3. Comment made on September 29, 2015 by andriy

    I enjoyed what I saw of last season and had to catch up on some episodes. Season 2 is over, it seems,. It was a good with all of those great actors and performances. The plot lines are absurd but the show is well-written.

    The full Charlie Rose interview with Putin is airing on Charlie Roses’ show, full hour yesterday and another, ooh! right now! Not to be missed. At times you can see that Rose is nervous.@jim hitchcock

  4. Comment made on September 29, 2015 by jim hitchcock

    Hi Barbara. Ray Donovan was fantastic this year.

    The power plant that was going to be demolished for the new football stadium? I used to live across the street from it. That’s Palos Verdes in the background.

  5. Comment made on September 27, 2015 by andriy

    @jim hitchcock

    @jim hitchcock
    Hey Jim
    Barbara J. here.

    Don’t miss watching 60 Minutes tonight.
    First up at bat is Putin. Just when you think it can’t any crazier;
    next up is Trump.
    (Trump said that the wall he’s planning to build on the Mexican border
    “will be a great wall.” There’s already one of those in China but Trump plans to kick China’s butt. His wall will be the greatest wall.)

    NYC had a very big week with the U.N. Assembly and the pope.
    I like the pope and I call him “The Opay”, with all respect.
    He’s not a “Rock Star”, he’s more like J.C., a “Super Star”.
    He loves bananas. I make a delicious banana smoothie with almond milk and I throw in some blueberries for good measure. Blend with ice in my Nutra Ninja blender and I get many compliments on my smoothies.

    I’m thinking of sending the pope a Nutra Ninja and including my recipe.
    Maybe I will get an invitation to a private tour of The Vatican Museum.
    If the church sold just a fraction of the treasures they hold within it, to museums in the capitalist countries or private collectors, they could raise enormous $$$$$.
    Maybe share that wealth with Italy because times are tough there too.

    Gotta go – it’s time to watch “Ray Donovan” on HBO.

  6. Comment made on September 26, 2015 by Sweetbac

    Tuna Trio is on stage at 1:25pm next saturday at the Banjo stage in
    Golden Gate Park
    Sandwiched between Laurie Lewis and Gillian Welch
    all the times are posted on the hardly strictly website.
    Here’s hoping for a set of JA and a 45 minute “Feels So Good>Invitation”

  7. Comment made on September 26, 2015 by jim hitchcock

    Wish I could be at GGP, Joey, but my vacation isn’t until following week. Am seriously considering going to Pittsburgh on 10/13 to see Mark Knopfler, though!

  8. Comment made on September 26, 2015 by Bigdaddybflo

    Jorma an Jack you forgot to put Barbeque King in the Buffalo setlist ! Great show ! Thanks for stopping by our wonderful city !

  9. Comment made on September 25, 2015 by Robin Elio

    Cannot wait for 11.21 11.22 for Jorma’s 75 Birthday. Wondering what special guests might show up.

    A special Happy Birthday wish for Jorma: Health, Happiness and Peace!

  10. Comment made on September 25, 2015 by Mark M

    Love to know the Tuna time at Golden Gate


  11. Comment made on September 25, 2015 by Joey Hudoklin

    These set lists are super. What a deep well of Music to select from you have.
    Jorma, question please?
    Do you have any idea what time Hot Tuna will play next Saturday at Golden Gate Park?
    I’m having trouble getting that info.

  12. Comment made on September 25, 2015 by JohnC

    Love the heavy Gary Davis selection from last night’s setlist. Looking forward to Folsom!

  13. Comment made on September 25, 2015 by Carlo Pagliano

    Rock Them All High Tonight Jorma!

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