At long last Jack and I in our collective gestalt alter ego Hot Tuna… finally hit the road. We beat feet on down from Pomeroy to Melbourne, Florida where we docked the RV’s in a State Park not far from the gig.

Jack and i go for a walk and meet a Gopher Turtle on the way…

Photo by Jorma Kaukonen

We said goodbye to the turtle and headed to the King Center for our first gig!

Back in business!

Photo by Phil Jacobs

Hot Tuna 3 , 2021

Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady

The Original Acoustic Duo

King Center For The Performing Arts

Melbourne, Florida

Friday, June 4, 2021

First Set:

  1. Dime For Beer
  2. Hesitation Blues
  3. Been So Long
  4. Letter To The North Star
  5. Broken Highway
  6. Candy Man
  7. Living In The Moment
  8. Trial By Fire
  9. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
  10. How Long Blues

Second Set:

  1. Trouble In Mind
  2. Highway Song
  3. Uncle Sam Blues
  4. New Song For The Morning
  5. San Francisco Bay Blues
  6. Great Divide Revisited
  7. In The Kingdom
  8. Good Shepherd
  9. Ain’t In No Hurry
  10. Come Back Baby
  11. Search My Heart
  12. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning
  13. Encore: Embryonic Journey

Yeah… good times!

Then it was across the peninsula to Clearwater and the Capitol Theater. We last played this great venue at the end of 2019 before we really know about the virus.

Just like it always was

Photo by Phil Jacobs

Hot Tuna 4, 2021

Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady

The Original Acoustic Duo

The Capitol Theater

Clearwater, Florida

Saturday, June 5, 2021

First Set:

  1. Whining Boy Blues
  2. Heart Temporary
  3. I See The Light
  4. Ode To Billy Dean
  5. Flying Clouds
  6. Genesis
  7. Mama Let Me Lay It On You
  8. Too Many Years
  9. Parchman Farm
  10. Death Don’t Have No Mercy

Second Set:

  1. Serpent Of Dreams
  2. Hesitation Blues
  3. Song From The Stainless Cymbal
  4. In My Dreams
  5. The Terrible Operation
  6. Candy Man
  7. Barbeque King
  8. Second Chances
  9. That’ll Never Happen No More
  10. Sleep Song
  11. Good Shepherd
  12. I Know You Rider
  13. Encore: Embryonic Journey

Then back across Florida to Del Ray beach.

The stage and the pods…

Photo by Phil Jacobs

I was here at the beginning of the year but this was a first for Jack!

Hot Tuna 5, 2021ßßå

Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady

The Original Acoustic Duo 

Old School Square 

Del Ray Beach, Florida 

Sunday, June 6, 2021ß

First Set:

  1. True Religion 
  2. Been So Long
  3. Blue Railroad Train 
  4. Hesitation Blues 
  5. Highway Song 
  6. Come Back Baby 
  7. Serpent Of Dreams 
  8. Candy Man
  9. Letter To The North Star 
  10. Trial By Fire
  11. Good Shepherd 
  12. How Long Blues
  13. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed And Burning 

Second Set:

  1. Sea Child
  2. Broken Highway 
  3. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out
  4. Hazmat Promenade
  5. In My Dreams
  6. San Francisco Bay Blues 
  7. Barbeque King
  8. Waiting For A Train 
  9. I See The Light
  10. Trouble In Mind
  11. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
  12. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
  13. I Know You Rider 
  14. Encore: Genesis 

So great to see all the people on this our first trip!

Our rigs in the yard

Photo by Jorma Kaukonen

I’m really enjoying my RV. There’s a lot that goes along with it, but it’s worth it!

The view from my back window

Photo by Jorma Kaukonen

Indeed… this is what I’m talking about.



  1. Comment made on July 21, 2021 by Jodi Rolls


  2. Comment made on June 11, 2021 by John B

    Your turtle picture reminded of one of my favorite books , The Grapes Of Wrath . One of my favorite chapters , I have many , is the one where the turtle is trying to cross the highway……..just sayin…….

  3. Comment made on June 11, 2021 by Jodi Rolls

    Did you see any pirates in Key West … ?


  4. Comment made on June 10, 2021 by Jeff

    On a different note, watched the Friends Reunion special with my wife last night. The show started the same way the series ended – to Embryonic Journey. Made the show worth watching just for that!

  5. Comment made on June 10, 2021 by Greg martelli

    The JJW tribute was excellent ,made you want to “clap your hands ,and dance”.

  6. Comment made on June 9, 2021 by nickbrunetto

    Great pictures Jorma so happy for you and jack doing what you truly love being back out on the road you deserve it ! Thanks to all of you for helping to get us through the last year with the Saturday night shows they were all special and you are very special people indeed for bringing them to us I will continue to watch previous shows every sat night watched the thanksgiving electric hot tuna show last sat a rockin show for sure! Stay safe out there and enjoy yourselves

  7. Comment made on June 8, 2021 by Chappy

    Good to see HT back out on the road! My last live music was The Brothers tribute to ABB at MSG, NYC, NY on 3/10/20…just before the world shut down. Coincidentally, maybe poetic justice, my first live show since then will be the Allman Betts Band at Richmond (VA) Harley Davidson parking lot this coming Friday! Can’t hardly wait! BTW – hope some of y’all or all of y’all were able to catch the Jerry Jeff Walker tribute show from Lukenbach, Texas last weekend. It was a PPV livestream via website or live via Margaritaville station on XM. It was awesome!!! Great JJW stories and musical tributes by Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Emmy Lou Harris, Steve Earle, Michael Martin Murphey, Steve Flannery, Rodney Crowell, Jimmy Buffett and others! Good feel good night it was!

  8. Comment made on June 8, 2021 by Mitch Spector

    Thanks again for getting me through this with the QC’S !! Loved em all and you always sound on point .Happy that Hot Tuna is back on the road !! God bless you ,Jack & everyone at the FPR .. Huge Thank you & Best wishes for a great tour & summer ..Good luck to Izzy !!

  9. Comment made on June 8, 2021 by john rubino

    To Vanessa….I want to thank you for asking Jorma my question about Sunny Day Strut from Q#43 show. I asked for a friend who was at the show Friday and texting me a song by song commentary from 1000 miles away. We too celebrate 50 years with the boys from that very first Town Hall show in NYC . Friday nite made her year, even though there had been Too Many Years between us since. we cant say enough how gifted and generous all of you are. do stay well and may god bless.

  10. Comment made on June 8, 2021 by Todd E

    Thanks so much to you and Jack for coming down our Florida way. Sunday night’s show in Delray was fantastic! After nearly 50 years of Tuna shows, I’m still amazed at how you keep it fresh and continue to up your game.

  11. Comment made on June 8, 2021 by Ham Neggs

    Amen brother
    Peace✌🏻️❤️Love All Ways🔥🚲🌹🙏🏻🖖🏼
    @Joey Hudoklina

  12. Comment made on June 8, 2021 by Joey Hudoklina

    It was wonderful to see Hot Tuna on ther road again Jorma!
    Amy&I went to Melbourne. Great show. She yelled out “thank you for the last year”. A sense of normalcy as a Hot Tuna concert is for me being at home!

  13. Comment made on June 8, 2021 by Ham Neggs

    I was in in Hazmat Promenade Delray. Mrs Eggs said it was the most expensive concert we ever went to but worth every penny to get there! I think for the first time at a non electric show I bellowed HOT FUCKIN TUNA! Several times. By the time Letter to the North Star arrived, like Belushi in The Blues Brother the SPIRIT took over and down the aisle and off in the the corner space rejoiced in thanks and jubilation. A dance of ecstasy,,serious happiness. I took to the floor of my pod and improvised a dance to Good Shepherd. It was great to see people meeting at the show Butterflies out or their cocoons. Thank God for the Quarentines that helped us get through but outdoors with a gentle breeze and you guys playing life got a whole lot better.
    Stay well see you in NY and other environs.
    Hot Fuckin Tuna
    Say hi to Chester
    Thank you,thank you ,thank you
    Peace✌🏻️❤️Love All Ways🔥🚲🌹🙏🏻🖖🏼

  14. Comment made on June 8, 2021 by John R.

    Time to break out the “Happy Turtle Song.”

    Looks like the FL trip is totally liberating!

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