You can take the girl away from the merch table but…

Photo by Vanessa Kaukonen

Yeah, Jack is in town and we not only got some rehearsing done but we got to play a gig up in Lancaster at the Mill Event Center. It’s our first gig in almost a half a year and we both had to allow that it had been way too long! As you can see from the photo above Nessa brought goodies from the Fur Peace Ranch and sales were hot! Jack and I had been champing at the bit during rehearsals and there we were in front of a live audience! Good times!

Hot Tuna 7, 2021

The Mill Event Center

Lancaster, Ohio

November 7, 2021

First Set:

  1. True Religion
  2. Candy Man
  3. How Long Blues
  4. Ain’t In No Hurry
  5. Broken Highway
  6. In The Kingdom
  7. Trial By Fire
  8. Trouble In Mind
  9. Highway Song
  10. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
  11. That’ll Never Happen No More

Second Set:

  1. I See The Light
  2. Hesitation Blues
  3. Heart Temporary
  4. Ode To Billy Dean
  5. Ice Age
  6. Too Many Years
  7. Sleep Song
  8. Good Shepherd
  9. Come Back Baby
  10. Keep Your Lamps rimmed & Burning
  11. Encore: Embryonic Journey

Back in good old Meigs County we are awaiting the arrival of Justin Guip and some enjoyable preparations for the FPR finale with Electric Hot Tuna and the Fall Tour only a week after that!

A frosty night in Meigs

Photo by Jorma Kaukonen

It was frosty when this photo was taken the other night but it’s in the high 50’s today.

We’ll take it and as always, more will be revealed!


  1. Comment made on November 15, 2021 by Tom NY

    Just heard from a friend who had a doctor’s appointment in a room at the Chelsea that Janis use to stay in….It was some kind of MDNA or other related therapy session.

    Jorma, next time the family pops into NYC, maybe make a visit. Last time I was there the lobby was a simple little spot.

    Turned some heads w Genesis, Serpent, and Embryonic this weekend. Made some cash so I will buy you a soup and salad should I ever get back to Ohio again. Thanks for the fingerpicking, melodic, and direction on the ‘tone”.

  2. Comment made on November 15, 2021 by Brad

    Third Week, or 50th year, at the Chelsea

    “Bettina Grossman, an Artistic Fixture at the Chelsea Hotel, Dies at 94“
    Great article in The NY Times and lots of other info about her available on the google

    Fly on Ms. Grossman

  3. Comment made on November 13, 2021 by Ed

    @Tom NY
    Thanks, Tom.
    Sublime? It’s hard for me to be objective. She may be from the wrong side of the tracks, but she was my first. Just holding her can feel sublime.

  4. Comment made on November 12, 2021 by Tom NY

    Ed, The tone will tell you what to do. To produce good tone, one must know what good tone sounds like, what sublime tone sounds like.

    If one grew up listening AND hearing good quality production/music, then that will help define the goal…. So sad what kids are being bombarded with today.

  5. Comment made on November 12, 2021 by Ed

    Thanks very much, Jorma. I truly appreciate your wisdom and guidance.

  6. Comment made on November 12, 2021 by Ed

    Good morning, Jorma:
    I realize you don’t have as much time to answer questions as last year, but I’m curious about this:
    When you and Jack started doing acoustic blues together, did you need to adjust how often or at what times you played in lower register?
    I ask because a luthier brought my – ok, every can laugh now – 50-year-old Yamaha FG-75 back to life and I’m totally in love with the sound at the bottom. Made me wonder about any different playing you may do down there when alone vs. with Jack.

    • Comment made on November 12, 2021 by Jorma

      I did not… I just brought what I knew to the table and the music adapted itself. I depends on what your musical goals are. Perhaps your old guitar is telling you what to do as mine often do. Give it a listen but don’t over think it.

  7. Comment made on November 11, 2021 by Ed

    Thanks, eaglesteve. Your reminders are much appreciated.

  8. Comment made on November 11, 2021 by eaglesteve

    Berry Oakley 50 years gone
    Never forgotten
    RIP Bro

  9. Comment made on November 9, 2021 by Kevin

    Yes, FL in February. These boys are as smart as they are talented. See you in Clearwater.

  10. Comment made on November 9, 2021 by Joey Hudoklin

    How blessed we all are.
    Meanwhile, I see some Florida bookings. Thank you, my prayers have been answered♡

  11. Comment made on November 9, 2021 by carey georgas

    Let the good times roll! Is there a better cure for the “mortality blues” than a good run on the road? Forever young, says I! Howdy, Jack.

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