Calm before the storm

Calm before the storm

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

Last night the Wheels Of Soul Tour was at Wolf Trap in Vienna, Virginia. Jack and I are hometown boys here in the D.C. area so for us it was a powerful homecoming!

Signing some WOS posters in the bus

Signing some WOS posters in the bus

Foto by Suzy Perler

I’ve played the Barns here at Wolf Trap, but never the Filene Center. This was a real treat!

Hot Tuna 25, 2017
The Electric Trio
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
And Justin Guip
With Tedeschi/Trucks
& The Wood Brothers
Wolf Trap
Vienna, Virginia
Wednesday July 5, 2017

1. Ain’t In No Hurry
2. I See The Light
3. Day To Day Out The Window Blues
4. Can’t Get Satisfied
5. Roads And Roads &
6. Bowlegged Woman
7. Hit Single # 1

Myron heads for the laundry...

Myron heads for the laundry...

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

The Tuna Set

The Tuna Set

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Derek asked Jack and Justin and I to sit in with the gang on Keys To The Highway. What a treat!

The whole fandamily

The whole fandamily

Foto by Phil Jacobs

The original Triumphs

The original Triumphs

Here’s Jack and myself along with Ronnie MacDonald… Ronnie played drums in the Triumphs, our band in high school in 1958/59. Here we are… same guys… a lot older.

Good times!

Yeah man, another good one. Tomorrow we are in Providence at the Providence Performing Art Center. I’ll miss being at the Fur Peace Ranch for pho today, but I have to work too.

We drove to Providence after show last night so we have a ‘day off’ today. I think I’ll find some seafood.


  1. Comment made on July 9, 2017 by johno

    A friend of mine saw you last night in Rochester. She was in the second row and sent me a text photo of you jamming away. She said that Hot Tuna is incredible. Newbie.

  2. Comment made on July 8, 2017 by Dead Head

    All I can say is Row, Jimmy. Aint got half of what I thought I had. You guys gonna be in Charlotte a week from tomorrow, and it aint doin nothin but steamin and steepin here in the DEEP SOUTH (the King’s english is not spoken in these parts). Just have to see ’bout all this. Fare thee well……..

  3. Comment made on July 7, 2017 by Don S

    Enjoyed the show very much. The audience was thrilled to be there and listened with full attention. Fixed it.

  4. Comment made on July 7, 2017 by Brian Doyle

    Jack and Jorma caught the bus further…Cool though to see the pre-destiny band…

  5. Comment made on July 7, 2017 by Steve

    Jorma when you finally release my dream box set with an all electric Papa John show, a highly electric show from around 76 or 77, studio outtakes and unreleased tracks will the Triumphs single be on it? 😉

  6. Comment made on July 6, 2017 by Sweetbac Jr.

    Little known fact…after The Triumphs disbanded, Mr MacDonald had a short stint as the fill in for one Fred J. Muggs on the NBC networks Dave Garroway helmed “Today Show”….his erstwhile bandmates shortly thereafter headed towards the golden west…
    but that’s a tale for another time

  7. Comment made on July 6, 2017 by Don S

    Enjoyed the show very much. However, I was distressed that so many members of the Wolf Trap audience could not restrain themselves from chattering incessantly, and otherwise ignoring the music as if they were attending a baseball game they didn’t care about. One wonders why they bothered to buy tickets. Disrespectful. I’ve seen you play other, smaller venues in which the audience was thrilled to be there and listened with full attention.

  8. Comment made on July 6, 2017 by Joe from D.C.

    Attended show last night
    Tuna was good as usual but needed more!!!

    I had lawn seat so far away in the back.

    Started raining heavy as tuna started
    Rained till end of show.
    We were all soaked to the bone but in good spirits
    Good show

  9. Comment made on July 6, 2017 by carey georgas

    I may be off the reservation here, but just had to throw down a little philosophy that for some reason I felt Jorma, and hopefully others, could appreciate. The prose, to me, is mesmerizing and the thought behind it is not only ecologically significant, but applies to other aspects of our planet and its inhabitants as well. If’n you need a little fodder to ruminate over whilst on the road, this might well fit a portion of the bill:

    If you’ve already read Leopold, then I just put it out there for refreshment.

  10. Comment made on July 6, 2017 by Joey Hudoklin

    The Triumphs!

  11. Comment made on July 6, 2017 by Kevin

    For those of us not fortunate enough to have been there:

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