So we aired #49 last night. We recorded it on Wednesday last, our first outing in the outdoor venue and there were glitches to be sure. Considering what we had to do to make it work at all, I can live with it. We’ll iron things out for this coming weekend.

Quarantine Concert #49

Hot Tuna 1, 2021

Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady

Fur Peace Station Concert Hall

Darwin, Ohio

Saturday, May 22, 2021

  1. Whining Boy Blues
  2. Ice Age
  3. Letter To The North Star
  4. Walkin’ Blues
  5. Hesitation Blues
  6. Song From The Stainless Cymbal
  7. San Francisco Bay Blues
  8. Trial By Fire
  9. Sea Child
  10. 3rd Week In The Chelsea
  11. Embryonic Journey

As I was driving home from Athens a little bit ago I heard that my brother in recovery, Richard, passed this afternoon. I hadn’t seen Richard since the pandemic hit. Looks like I’ll have to wait a while until I see him again… hopefully. His unexpected passing really helped get my feet back on the ground.

I can live with a mediocre outdoor guitar sound today. That can be fixed.

Losing a friend cannot.

Down the road!


  1. Comment made on May 30, 2021 by Dale

    @Richard: “Soft and Safe to thee, my Brother, be thy resting place”

  2. Comment made on May 28, 2021 by Dan Nigro

    @ Kevin
    I actually learned alot about the Tulsa massacre from the HBO series of Watchmen

  3. Comment made on May 28, 2021 by Kevin

    Happy 104th Papa John. Also a sad day in history 5/28/1921. One hundred years ago today the Massacre in Tulsa OK. Not well known but one of the darkest days in American history.

  4. Comment made on May 28, 2021 by eaglesteve

    104 years ago today (5/28/2021) Papa John was born.
    Missed and never forgotten.
    RIP Bro

  5. Comment made on May 28, 2021 by Tom

    I’ll second that!

  6. Comment made on May 26, 2021 by Joey Hudoklin

    I do believe you meant selflessness?

  7. Comment made on May 26, 2021 by Mike

    before we get to 50 I want to thank all involved again. The opportunity to watch a true American treasure live in my living room 50 times over the past year or so has really been enjoyable. The selfishness of Mr Kaukonen to give insight into his life and to provide a high quality event each week is unmatched by any musician. Maybe I’m old fashioned but in this digital age where everything seems predetermined or air brushed, with lights and fog to try to enhance an experience of untalented musicians, its refreshing to see it doesn’t have to be. Each week was a fresh Jorma showing off his talent without additives or preservatives. I’m glad I was able to watch. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU

  8. Comment made on May 25, 2021 by Kevin

    Great show as always. Thanks for coming out again Jack, looking forward to next Sat. Grand Finale. I thought the guitar sound was not quite as crisp as indoors, but I would think that would be expected outdoors. It was still better than every other “at home” presentations I have seen from other artists, by far actually. I thought Jormas’ vocals sounded better than some of the indoor shows. Noticed early on he seemed to be in exceptional voice.

  9. Comment made on May 25, 2021 by johno

    Jorma and Jack you both looked so good last week. You guys never age.
    Hopefully we all will meet again in The Great Beyond someday.
    Just keep on praying!

  10. Comment made on May 25, 2021 by Ed

    @Johnny Winter
    Excellent point on some drivers. I got some advice once that helped me chill about them. Someone said that if you’re going to get angry at drivers who do stupid and dangerous things, you’re going to spend a whole lot of time being angry. Not worth it.

  11. Comment made on May 25, 2021 by Eric c

    It was a great show. I think some people had connectivity issues. Sounded awesome with phone plugged into headphones. So sorry for your loss. I hope you don’t see him anytime in the foreseeable future. We all need you here.

  12. Comment made on May 24, 2021 by eaglesteve

    Dug 49. Thank you.
    Sorry for your loss.

  13. Comment made on May 24, 2021 by Johnny Winter

    meant to say I’m NOT talking about your music. Senior moment indeed

  14. Comment made on May 24, 2021 by Johnny Winter

    Sorry for ANOTHER loss buddy. You hit the nail on the comparison to that and a little sound demons. i kept trying to tell folks if they quit whining about the sound and actually listen it would sound better. hope Jack was feeling okay. He seemed a little out of sorts. Not his playing though. that goes without saying. Still like to see you two in that jeep. lmao. On the serious side you have been a BIG inspiration for me and I’m talking about your music. That goes without saying also. Be safe out there on that road. We who like to drive have more contact with the lower driving IQ’s

  15. Comment made on May 24, 2021 by David Goldstein

    So sorry to hear about the loss of your friend. Recovery is a tough road.

  16. Comment made on May 24, 2021 by Tom

    The sound was fine, in fact superior to some of the early live albums and bootlegs purchased in a previous life.

  17. Comment made on May 24, 2021 by Arlen

    When I was listening to the show, I immediately put headphones on to take care of any volume issues some people were having. Sounded great then. Your guitar at times did sound like it was going thru a phase shifter. I liked it.

  18. Comment made on May 24, 2021 by Ham Neggs

    May you be blessed with good grief
    Peace✌🏻️❤️Love All Ways🔥🚲🌹🙏🏻🖖🏼
    What glitches?
    The Ms has hijacked the starship and we await dance landing in del ray

  19. Comment made on May 24, 2021 by carey georgas

    I must say, sitting in on the maiden run for a whole new sound setting made #49 an even greater joy. Usually all that shit gets tested and trial ran away from the public eye. To invite us all of us in on the first run shows your affinity for and belief in your fans. To me, that’s a special relationship seldom seen in the business, even if counting by blue moons. Thank you, again, for all the FREE entertainment!

  20. Comment made on May 24, 2021 by John R.

    It was a little difficult to hear what Jack was saying, so I missed much of what was being said about the recordings that Jack had made in the early ’60s. Did I hear that there are plans for them to be released? Could someone please provide a brief synopsis?

    Very sorry to hear about the loss of your “brother,” Jorma.

  21. Comment made on May 23, 2021 by John Vago

    So sorry to hear of Richards passing, my thoughts are with you.

  22. Comment made on May 23, 2021 by JohnC.

    Sorry about your loss, Jorma. And not to worry about the glitches; it’s a new venue, that will all get worked out. This was a great set, and it was a treat to have Jack in the mix. By about the 3rd or 4th song, I heard a big crash — the clock that we keep on top of our speaker got vibrated off by Jack’s bass! OK, maybe I did have the sound up kind of high… But still. Good vibrations!

  23. Comment made on May 23, 2021 by Dan Nigro

    Deepest condolences on your loss. BTW sound was fine, it was a live show. Thanks for all you guys have done this past year

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