We finished our second night at the Fillmore thusly:

Hot Tuna 10, 2020
The Electric Trio
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
And Justin Guip
The David Bromberg Band
At The Fillmore Auditorium
San Francisco, California
Saturday, February 22, 2020

1. Serpent Of Dreams
2. Second Chances
3. Barbeque King
4. Walkin’ Blues
5. That’ll Never Happen No More
6. I Am The Light Of This World
7. Bowlegged Woman
8. Rock Me Baby
9. Sea Child
10. Good Shepherd
11. Hit Single # 1
12. Baby What You Want Me To Do?
13. Encore: Bar Room Crystal Ball
14. Encore 2: Funky # 7

Then we moseyed east toward Chico, California for a gig at the Laxson.

Beautiful theater on campus!

Beautiful theater on campus!

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Hot Tuna 11, 2020
The Electric Trio
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
And Justin Guip
Laxson Auditorium
Chico, California
Sunday, February 23, 2020

First Set:
1. Been So Long
2. Hesitation Blues
3. Day To Day Out The Window Blues
4. Can’t Get Satisfied
5. Ode To Billy Dean
6. Second Chances
7. Living Just For You
8. Talkin’ Bout You
9. Bowlegged Woman

Second Set:
1. I See The Light
2. Candy Man
3. Barbeque King
4. San Francisco Bay Blues
5. Walkin’ Blues
6. Wolves & Lambs
7. I Am The Light Of This World
8. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
9. Hit Single # 1
10. Trial By Fire
11. Good Shepherd
12. Funky # 7
13. Encore: Water Song

Microscopic at the Laxson

Microscopic at the Laxson

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Then east on I-80 towards Salt Lake City with a stop at the Bonneville Salt Flats.

Back at the Flats again...

Back at the Flats again...

Foto by Phil Jacobs

It was a beautiful day so out came the Mavic Pro Drone.

Prepping the little beast

Prepping the little beast

Foto by Myron Hart

Best day possible for this!

Up, up and away!

Up, up and away!

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Then… the flats…

You can't make this up!

You can't make this up!

Drone shot by Jorma Kaukonen

Come home little guy

Come home little guy

Foto by Myron Hart

Enough fun. On to Salt Lake City!

Old School Marquee

Old School Marquee

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Hot Tuna 12, 2020
The Electric Trio
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
And Justin Guip
The David Bromberg Band
The Commonwealth Room
Salt Lake City, Utah
Wednesday, February 26, 2020

1. I See The Light
2. Hesitation Blues
3. Ode To Billy Dean
4. Talkin’ Bout You
5. Living Just For You
6. Barbeque King
7. Bowlegged Woman
8. Come Back Baby
9. Watch The North Wind Rise
10. Sleep Song
11. Good Shepherd
12. Hit Single # 1
13. Funky # 7
14. Encore: Water Song

And now… Boulder, Colorado bound!


  1. Comment made on March 2, 2020 by John B

    Amen Tom ……..@Tom NY

  2. Comment made on March 2, 2020 by John B

    I’m not on vacation………Love it !@Jorma

  3. Comment made on March 1, 2020 by Brendan Carroll

    And you guys make it look easy!

  4. Comment made on March 1, 2020 by Brendan Carroll

    Say Jorma;

    I’m wondering why your blog doesn’t mention visits to museums and/or galleries. What’s up with that?

    • Comment made on March 1, 2020 by Jorma

      Hey Brendan
      Simple answer… I’m not on vacation. As my bandmates will tell you, when I’m working… that’s all I do. We drive on days off and when we go to the gig I go with the techs no matter how early and don’t leave until the show is over. All my waking hours on the road are devoted to the task at hand. Setting up, warming up, establishing my turf, playing the gig, going back to the hotel, sleeping, getting up and repeating. That’s why I don’t write about museums and stuff… because I rarely go to museums.

      That’s it.


  5. Comment made on March 1, 2020 by johno

    Thanks for the great photos on the Bonneville Salt Flats.
    Opened up at the Fillmore with “Serpent Of Dreams” – very cool.
    Hot Tuna just keeps on rockin it!

  6. Comment made on March 1, 2020 by Ham Neggs

    Firesign Theatre
    Had album were all bozos on this bus and and a few years later don’t crush that dwarf ,hand me the pliers
    I imagine Paul would be smoking ,drinking at Trieste and then going to say rosary across street at the church
    Love All Ways
    @Tom NY

  7. Comment made on March 1, 2020 by Tom NY

    @Greg martelli
    Good post Gregory.

    Here is a quote from a Gregory, a pope, one of the good ones, many a century ago, “Obedience is the only virtue that plants the other virtues in the heart and preserves them after they have been planted.”

    Much of the fruit of the 60s was brokenness, dark light. The goal of stopping the war was genuine. The drugs hurt/destroyed many. Here is a Dylan quote related:

    Don’t need a shot of heroin to kill my disease
    Don’t need a shot of turpentine, only bring me to my knees
    Don’t need a shot codeine to help me to repent
    Don’t need a shot of whiskey, help me be president.
    I need a shot of love, I need a shot of love.

    Eisenhower warned about the military industrial complex. Let’s hope current military leaders keep us out of unjust “stupid wars”. So far soooo good, but like Dylan sings and the Gospel says, “there will be no peace, until He returns.” But that doesn’t free us from trying to be at peace and work for peace.

    What would Paul Kantner, from his current perspective, advise us now?

    Hoping this virus thing fizzles out….Our health is our wealth.

    PS Hamm and Eggs, was it just the pliers he took or did he take his life back too? Just sayin’.

  8. Comment made on March 1, 2020 by Ham Neggs

    So your the reason it didn’t float!
    If you had stayed on the bus you would have heard Marty sing “if only you believe like Paul believes the pentagon will fly”, he tweaked the lyrics a few years later.
    Anyway can you at least please return the pliers you took on the way off the bus before we go any furthur ?
    Peace Love All Ways @Greg martelli

  9. Comment made on February 29, 2020 by Greg martelli

    Years ago in college I attended a great concert on the Washington mall in front of the Washington monument.
    The music was great( also attended one there with The Beach Boys , great contrast but as good , I hope I’m not being sacrilegious ).
    Always enjoyed the Airplane , but I’m getting to the point of the “evolved transcendent state “, that we think we inhabit.I will not debate Paul’s contribution and talent , both undeniable .
    One of my favorite JA compositions is Saturday Afternoon /Won’t you try, as for an album his Jefferson’s tree of Liberty and Blows against the Empire were great.
    However ,when he suggested that if all in attendance on the mall willed it they could levitate the Pentagon.
    That’s when I got off the bus ,Acid and marijuana don’t equate to empowering one to make international diplomatic decisions nor drive national defense policy, i for one will leave that to the “dreaded” military industrial complex.Im sure when this is reviewed I’ll suffer the same fate as St.Stephen,to quote Rhett Butler ,Frankly Scarlet I don’t give a damn.
    To the point ,the world is a slug fest ,the geographical feature that indulges our elite ,transcendent state is that we’re separated from the rest of the toilet by the grace of two oceans.
    When the politics of pot obfuscated the vision of these folks , I put my money where my mind was.
    I never got a political lecture from Jerry.
    As for Chet Powers (AKA Dino Valenti -another bozo , I preferred Quicksilvet without him.

    To quote the pack leader here: enough said

  10. Comment made on February 28, 2020 by Tom NY

    @John B

    It is quite a unique composition. Vocal has a confessional type plea, maybe a little like David’s emotional state about 3000 years ago.

    “to see which way I have fallen”

    So many ways to fall. May we not fall anymore.

    David’s house won’t fall. Line of David still pressing on, despite all the brokenness around us. May we all keep being light and salt for this world.

    Enjoy the extra day tomorrow. Leap year 2020.

  11. Comment made on February 28, 2020 by John B

    Nice to see Bar Room in the set list.

  12. Comment made on February 28, 2020 by Hogan

    Love the Fillmore set and double encore..sweet…
    Great drone shots.

    Safe Travels

  13. Comment made on February 27, 2020 by Chappy

    Cool stuff! Thanks for sharing and kudos to MH for the pics! Looking forward to FPR 2020 concert season…just around the corner!

  14. Comment made on February 27, 2020 by Ham Neggs

    Best thing about microscopic seats is you can usually boogie to your hearts content.
    Go ride the music.
    Peace Love All Ways

  15. Comment made on February 27, 2020 by Greg martelli

    From flats racing ,drone flying -Hot Tuna -Masters of mechanical technology
    I can’t forget the two wheeled rides -AMERICAS CHOICE

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