Our name in lights...

Our name in lights...

Foto by Phil Jacobs

So… we made it to Portland all right, but you all knew that. The Aladdin has been a home away from home for us for some years now, and to be able to play a New Years show there was a welcome treat. Considering the fact that we haven’t done a New Years show in over a decade… it was a big deal for us. The ample crowd there made us feel more than welcome and Jack and dove into our show with great heart!

Hot Tuna 71, 2014
The Acoustic Duo
Jorma Kaukonen & Jack Casady

New Year’s Eve
The Aladdin Theater
Portland, Oregon
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
First Set:
1. True Religion
2. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down & Out
3. Second Chances
4. I See The Light
5. Brother Can You Spare A Dime
6. Sea Child
7. Trial By Fire
8. In My Dreams
9. Come Back Baby
10. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
11. Candy Man
12. I Know You Rider
Second Set:
1. Serpent Of Dreams
2. Hesitation Blues
3. I’ll Be All Right Some Day
4. That’ll Never Happen No More
5. Good Shepherd
6. Full Go Round
7. Happy New Year… 2015… Phil Jacobs counted down and blew the sacred silly whistle!
8. Bar Room Crystal Ball
9. Water Song
10. Search My Heart
11. Barbeque King
12. S.F. Bay Blues
13. I Am The Light Of This World
14. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burningq
15. Encore: Embryonic Journey

Mmmmm.... good!

Mmmmm.... good!

Wow… 2015… what a concept! How did we get this far? How it come to this? I’m probably going to ruminate more on this over the next couple of days, but for now… Happy New Year everybody! May you all be blessed in the coming year!

Day after tomorrow we play the Fillmore Auditorium in good old San Francisco!


  1. Comment made on January 6, 2015 by RICH TRABISCO

    we need hot tuna at the st george theatre Rich T SINY

  2. Comment made on January 5, 2015 by Randolph Hamtil

    Dear Jorma & Jack, Thanks for the greatest New Years Eve in a long,long time, you guys resonated the Spirit Of Love so profoundly, and Rocked the Proverbial House, Thanks for the Blessings and right back at Jack, You and Yours, Cheers! Randolph

  3. Comment made on January 3, 2015 by carlo pagliano

    Rock Them All New Tonight Captain!

  4. Comment made on January 3, 2015 by Eli

    Happy New Year Jorma! Wishing you a great gig at the Ole’ Filmore tonight in SF. Wish I was there. Great spending stolen moments with you, your son, and Jack in DC, and great show. All good things in 2015!

    Always, Eli

  5. Comment made on January 2, 2015 by scrltbg

    Happy Happy New Year Jorma & Jack!! Show was phenomenal, thanks so much for coming to play for all of us. And for staying up past midnight, lol. Aladdin was fun little venue (first time there for me), although the seats leave a little something to be desired. 😮 Do wish more folks were up and moving to the music. But a good time was certainly had by all, smiles all around. I could have watched and listened for dayyyyyyys

    Hope you enjoyed the little gift we sent back, and I love love love my poster 😉

    Come back to Eugene soon please, we love you there too!!

  6. Comment made on January 2, 2015 by Kevin

    Happy New Year Jorma, Jack, Barry and all other Tuna contributors out there over the years. THAT may be the greatest set list of all time. Damn am I jealous of all who were there to see the magic that is Jorma & Jack.

  7. Comment made on January 2, 2015 by Ham n Eggs

    To everyone
    Love All Ways
    Happy Trails Joey!

  8. Comment made on January 2, 2015 by Brett DeBoer

    All excited and tingly about seeing the show in SF! It has been a long dry spell not being able to hear Tuna Tunes live since 1970-something in Colorado. Happy New Year!!

  9. Comment made on January 2, 2015 by johno

    WOW!!! What a setlist. Wish I was there. Happy New Year to Jorma and Jack and the entire Tuna nation!!! And Joey good luck out west!

  10. Comment made on January 2, 2015 by Joey Hudoklin

    Happy New Year Jorma, Jack, your families and the entire Tuna clan. No new year’s shows in a decade huh? That just ain’t right. My best New year’s nights were definitely at the Fillmore in SF in the ’90s.
    It warms my heart to hear you write of your partners’ passion for playing. What you two have together is unmatched, in my opinion.
    Yah, I agree, we’ve come a long way, as my life feels to me to be intertwined in a way, with yours. It’s kind of a small family. I have little family left, so I consider you two close to my heart. My affection for Hot Tuna is indelible. Carry on, take good care please. I’m moving west in 5 days. Seeya soon. Have a great time at the Fillmore!

  11. Comment made on January 2, 2015 by GREGG ENGLES


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