What's a trip to Jackson Hole without a shot of the antler pile in the square?

What's a trip to Jackson Hole without a shot of the antler pile in the square?

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

Our ‘day off’ in Jackson Hole was fraught with chill and rain. What else is new? That said, the day of the gig at the Center For The Arts was more than beautiful. Grateful we were!

The Center For The Arts on a beautiful day!

The Center For The Arts on a beautiful day!

Foto by Phil Jacobs

At Ned Fest we only had time for a line check. At the Center, with a full soundcheck Steve ‘Tonechaser’ Kimock had time to dial his rig in!

Just a little more...

Just a little more...

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

This is one swell little room. Thanks to our buddy Shannon who used to book us years ago at the Mangy Moose fro bringing us in!

Hot Tuna 22, 2018
The Electric Trio Plus One
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
& Justin Guip
With Steve Kimock
Center For The Arts
Jackson Hole, Wyoming

First Set:
1. I See The Light
2. Candy Man
3. Ode To Billy Dean
4. Talkin’ Bout You
5. Living Just For You
6. Sleep Song with Steve
7. Hesitation Blues with Steve
8. Come Back Baby with Steve
9. Bowlegged Woman with Steve
Second Set:
1. Been So Long
2. Roads and Roads &
3. Watch The North Wind Rise
4. Trial By Fire
5. Sea Child with Steve
6. Good Shepherd with Steve
7. Walkin’ Blues with Steve
8. Hit Single # 1 with Steve
9. Funky # 7 with Steve
10. Encore: Water Song with Steve

Yesterday was the official launch date of my book, Been So Long, and the first of the signing sessions which I jumped into after our show.

Thanks to all these folks for buying a book and sticking around.

Thanks to all these folks for buying a book and sticking around.

Foto by Phil Jacobs

After the signing we saddled up and drove to Missoula which was our mid point on the way to Seattle. We’ll get some day rest here and start driving around midnight for the show in Seattle at the Neptune.

Busy, busy… could be a lot worse.



  1. Comment made on April 10, 2021 by Debs

    I missed this show though I live just two blocks away from the Center for the Arts. Had to be in Calif.. Look at this date and I’m still regretting it! Not only missing the show but a book signing as well.. Would have loved to hear you there the acoustics are so good. I’ve wondered if a totally acoustic show could be played in there after hearing grade school kids do Peter Pan right after the place opened and I was in the nose bleeds saying, “Are those kids MIKED? They must be miked.” You could hear every word..

    ANYWAY, I wrote on this blog once before when you guys played at Targhee fest, and you said a documentary was being made about Larry Campbell. Thanks for the heads up on that as I have been keeping an eye out and just found it and have been watching the episodes. Fantastic film.. and your contribution to it was great as well. You need to have your own documentary! Lord knows there is more than enough material, and it would be plenty interesting!
    Well, enough blabbering on an old thread that probably will not be seen anyway, just hoping you all will be back when this frigging contagion is done with.

    Oh, and that’s the first time I’ve ever heard of the Elk antler arches referred to as a PILE. Hey, the Public Works guys for the town would be insulted at your reference to their artistic efforts! Got a chuckle out of me though!! 🙂

    • Comment made on April 10, 2021 by Jorma

      Hi Debs…

      Yes this is an ancient thread… as these things are reckoned. Good to hear from you nonetheless..
      See.. I am paying attention… Stay well

  2. Comment made on September 3, 2018 by Rich L

    Love Missoula, and the surrounding areas.

    Some friends and I backpacked and horse packed numerous times in the Swans, Missions, and the Bob Marshall Wilderness. We took some day hikes in Glacier National Park – Going to the Sun Road in Glacier is spectacular a must see.

    Anyway, one quick story.

    My friend, “Montana Bob,” a Chicago transplant, arranged a horse packing trip for us in The Bob Marshall Wilderness one year. It was the first time I ever rode a horse. To complicate matters, you had to lead a pack horse with the other hand. Furthermore, the trails had not been cleared yet, so when you came to a 4 foot in diameter tree in the middle of the yellow brick road, it turned into an equestrian even. I’ll never forget the surge of power between my legs as the horses jumped over the road blocks. “Whoa Nellie!!!!”

    Any way, a couple days into our trip, we were about to eat after a day of exploring this bit of paradise. We fried up some trout that we caught, and made this potato, pepper and onion dish that was fried in a pan with a ton of Parkay – definitely not recommended by the American /heart Association.

    There were four of us, and we each took a our first helping. For those of you who have never backpacked, you develop a ravenous appetite and after a while, granola and trail mix just don’t cut it. The potato creation we cooked is gourmet cooking in the mountains! Seriously, I could have ate the entire frying pan by myself.

    To make a long story short, when we went back for seconds, much to our chagrin, Montana Bob had finished the potato’s! My friend Dan O’Connor, (never mess with an Irishman’s potato’s!), was livid. “How could you eat all those, they were for everyone.” I will never forget Montana Bob’s answer, “I didn’t think anyone wanted anymore.”

    Dan wouldn’t talk to Montana Bob for two days! I remember fishing with Dan the next day, while Bob and Barry went for a ride. I said to Dan, “Isn’t this great!” Dan quickly replied, “It would be a lot better if Delaney weren’t here.”

    I know Dan did not mean that, but I guarantee you, we always kept a watchful eye on Montana Bob’s portions from then on out!

  3. Comment made on September 2, 2018 by carlo pagliano

    Rock Them All In Standing On The Edge Of Civilization Jorma Tonight!

  4. Comment made on September 1, 2018 by Michael Anderson

    Jorma, your book I pre-ordered arrived today, excited to start reading it. I have tickets to your show at the Ridgefield Playhouse. Unfortunately I waited to purchase the meet and greet ticket but could only get one as it was the last one. Would I be able to have my wife accompany me for the meet and greet without a ticket? If not I completely understand.

  5. Comment made on September 1, 2018 by BruceMcQ

    Hey, thanks so much for the Neptune show, we old farts had a great time tapping into that mad magic flow you folks extract from the ethers. That fills us up from the daily drain and drudge, so just wanted to extend a hand of thanks.

  6. Comment made on August 31, 2018 by John R.

    Three cheers for Champion Jack Dupree!

  7. Comment made on August 31, 2018 by Dan

    Folks at the Fur Peace Store are awesome, got my signed copy yesterday and absolutely delighted with the CD, going to get the audio book too (never know when you are going to get stuck in traffic).

  8. Comment made on August 31, 2018 by John B

    Well said Carey.@carey georgas

  9. Comment made on August 31, 2018 by carey georgas

    You heard right. CD tucked in the back of the book. You think Jorma would turn something out without a bonus?@johno

  10. Comment made on August 31, 2018 by johno

    I haven’t gotten my copy yet and I’m goin nuts. I ordered it from Barnes & Noble. They say it’s coming any day now. I can’t wait any longer. I heard there is a CD enclosed. Wow. This is all so exciting if you are a Jorma/Hot Tuna fan.

  11. Comment made on August 31, 2018 by carey georgas

    It takes a good ‘un for me to knock it out in two days. You wrote a good ‘un. The rigorous self honesty reveals a man at peace with himself and his world. Several passages were viscerally real to me. The history was fun to read, but you wrote a book that will promote self examination in anyone who cares to delve. A unique read, indeed. Bravo!

  12. Comment made on August 30, 2018 by carlo pagliano

    Rock Them, Rock Them All High Tonight Jorma!

  13. Comment made on August 29, 2018 by John B

    Love Jackson Hole …….One of my bucket list entries is Hot Tuna in Jackson Hole. How is the weather up there Jorma? I heard they closed Beartooth Pass due to snow!

  14. Comment made on August 29, 2018 by JB

    Town Square, where Philo Beddoe (Clint Eastwood) beats down Jack Wilson in that epic brawl! Any sign of the Black Widow bike gang?

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