Hawke finds a home at the Boyd Campground

Photo by Jorma Kaukonen

A very exciting trip for Jack and myself! We so looked forward to this, our first outside the Fur Peace Ranch gig with Hot Tuna since 2019 (correct me if I’m wrong, and I know you will. 🙂 It was the maiden ensemble voyage for the RV’s and I mighty one it was. I actually got to stay in two campgrounds, which was a first for me. I’ve been boondocking on my RV trips prior to this. It’s really nice with hookups, I must say.

How can you see a chicken in Florida and not think of Key West.

Photo by Phil Jacobs

(And the eternal question of course)

Pulling into the Boyd’s Campground was welcoming and beautiful. The wind was blowing from oceanside and the smell of gently decaying sea vegetation was all permeating, but I loved it anyway. Spending two nights there was awesome!

No lights… but there are our names.

Photo by Phil Jacobs

Yeah, we played this lovely venue right after Jam Cruise a couple of years ago. Loved it then… still love it.

Hot Tuna 6, 2021

Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady

The Original Acoustic Duo

The Key West Theater

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

First Set:

  1. Re-Enlistment Blues
  2. Trouble In Mind
  3. Ice Age
  4. Too Many Years
  5. Been So Long
  6. Song From The Stainless Cymbal
  7. In My Dreams
  8. Another Man Done Gone
  9. Candy Man
  10. Day To Day Out The Window Blues
  11. That’ll Never Happen No More

Second Set:

  1. How Long Blues
  2. I See The Light
  3. Hamar Promenade
  4. Flying Clouds
  5. Trial By Fire
  6. Good Shepherd
  7. Ode To Billy Dean
  8. Vampire Women
  9. Letter To The North Star
  10. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
  11. San Francisco Bay Blues
  12. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
  13. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning
  14. Encore: Genesis
Three friends enjoy each other’s company

Photo by Myron Hart

It was sad to see the end of this little run but at least we were able to see the beginning of what we hope the future will be. To be able to share our ongoing story with a love audience made us think that indeed, better times are coming.

Sunrise on my day of departure.

Photo by Jorma Kaukonen

A lovely morning to start a a long drive home. On the way back to the Ranch Myron and I stopped in Jacksonville, Florida and Wytheville, Virginia then a mere two hundred miles to the Ranch… and here I am.

Yeah… a great trip. I’m not sure what ‘normal’ is anymore so i won’t use that word.

Things are getting better.

More anon…

Indeed it is

Photo by Jorma Kaukonen


  1. Comment made on June 12, 2021 by Chappy

    Yes….live music in back! Great to get out last night for the Allman Betts Band concert at Richmond Harley Davidson in Ashland, VA! The weather was a little dicey, however, the music godz held off the storms and the band played through the misty rain with an inspired set. This was my first live music show since The Brothers tribute to the Allman Brothers Band at MSG in NYC back on 3/10/20. So, it was extra special to pick back up again with Allman Betts Band! Really looking forward to getting back to FPR for some shows real soon!

  2. Comment made on June 12, 2021 by Arlen

    Saturday night, you just aren’t the same anymore….

  3. Comment made on June 12, 2021 by Dan Nigro

    Florida does have some great RV parks, nothing like waking up to the sound of the ocean (or the gulf). RV hook-ups are nice but make sure you have a good surge protector as the quality of the 110V/30A can be dicey. Cant wait for the Podcast, the banter with you, Vanessa and various guests has become part of our new “normal” (such as it is) Thanks and Happy Trails

  4. Comment made on June 12, 2021 by johno

    I love Key West.
    It’s one of the funkiest little towns in America.
    Isn’t that where you met Vanessa?
    As your encore there, you played the prettiest love song ever written.

  5. Comment made on June 12, 2021 by Eric

    Off topic, but when can we look forward to 50a. Miss those Saturday nites!

  6. Comment made on June 12, 2021 by eaglesteve

    A barnyard animal………and a red rooster at that. A good omen indeed!

  7. Comment made on June 12, 2021 by Rob

    If there were a year that could “vanish in the rear view mirror,” 2020 would be a strong candidate.

  8. Comment made on June 12, 2021 by Brad

    Launched off the linoleum floor
    “From the NW corner of DC where real-time cicadas sing,”
    The Brothers Intrepid are truly an Inspiration!
    Kerouac, Kesey, Babbs, Peter Fonda and Hopper too
    I would love to look up on some interstate to see the HamarTuna caravan rollin by!
    And better yet, coming to theatre near you
    A summer with Hurl, Fall with the Dawg, and I see a Tedeschi Beacon thrown in too
    Are the singers singing the song, or is The Song singin the singers

    Just Beautiful, Thanks

    “ Whither goest thou, America, in thy shiny car in the night?”
    JK R.I.P.

  9. Comment made on June 12, 2021 by John R.

    Well, that rooster crows
    Said, that hen run ’round

  10. Comment made on June 12, 2021 by carey georgas

    Maybe we just need to remove ‘“normal” from the vocabulary. Our generation is known for busting norms, if for nothing else, so what the hey? Alls I know is, reading of road travels again is kinda like slipping into a comfortable pair of old slippers. Throw in a couple of restaurant adventures and I’ll be kicked back in the easy chair for sure. This old world ain’t got shit on you two warriors. The road goes on forever, and home is where a hook-up is. Rock on!

  11. Comment made on June 11, 2021 by Steve Goldston

    You played 2 Tuna shows at Natalie’s in November
    Sorry for the multi messages

    • Comment made on June 12, 2021 by Jorma

      Yeah… complete brain fart on the 2020 gigs. I knew you guys would come through for me. It’s like 2020 vanished in the rear view mirror.

      Driving on…

  12. Comment made on June 11, 2021 by Steve Goldston


  13. Comment made on June 11, 2021 by Steve Goldston

    Hot Tuna played Natalie’s in Grandview this past November 2 shows. I attended. Thanks for coming up 33!

  14. Comment made on June 11, 2021 by Tom in St. Louis

    Here’s that correction you were looking for, Jorma!
    There were, indeed, Electric Hot Tuna gigs in 2020. Here’s a link to your Cracks in the Finish about the final show, at River City Casino in St. Louis on 3/6/2020.
    No opener, as the David Bromberg Band had already left the tour.
    It was a fantastic evening of Tuna, all killer, no filler…
    Hope to see and hear you again soon!

  15. Comment made on June 11, 2021 by Richard

    Chester truly makes Hot Tuna a power trio. Cream has nothing on those boys.

  16. Comment made on June 11, 2021 by David Biegelsen

    Thanks for coming to Florida. I flew in from Kansas City to Key West for this one
    A great evening …..The sound was fantastic . See you down the road

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

    That looks like a Rooster to me . Glad that you guys enjoyed get out on the road again and the new mode of transportation has got to be a vast improvement.

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