Home, Home, Home… but first:

Return to Tahoe

Photo by Phil Jacobs

A couple days late, but no dollars short. It’s been a couple of years since we were up at Lake Tahoe in Crystal Bay. The Virus has short changed everything up here as it has in so many places but life is slowly bubbling back. At least one hopes so.

Acoustic Hot Tuna 29, 2022

Jorma Kaukonen & Jack Casady

Crystal Bay Club Casino

Crystal Bay, Nevada

Thursday June 23, 2022

First Set: 

  1. Ain’t In No Hurry 
  2. Ice Age
  3. Hesitation Blues 
  4. Barbeque King 
  5. Trouble In Mind 
  6. That Never Happen No More 
  7. Blue Railroad Train 
  8. Sea Child 
  9. Trial By Fire 
  10. Highway Song 
  11. How Long Blues
  12. Let Us Get Together Right Down 

Second Set:

  1. Whining Boy Blues 
  2. Day To Day Out The Window Blues 
  3. Death Don’t Have No Mercy 
  4. Ode To Billy Dean 
  5. San Francisco Bay Blues 
  6. Great Divide Revisited 
  7. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed And Burning 
  8. Good Shepherd 
  9. Roads and Roads &
  10. Been So Long 
  11. I Know You Rider 
  12. Encore: Genesis 

The next day we got an early start to drive to Laytonvile and the 25th and last Kate Wolf Festival. The first day was a round robin with Chris Smither and Charlie Musselwhite. What an honor it was to be with these two gentlemen!

Charlie, Chris and myself

Photo by Jack Casady

A great way to finish a Friday! No accommodations in Laytonville so after this show it was down to Ukiah for the evening and on Saturday back to the Festival!

I was looking forward to seeing Wavy and Jah and… it felt like coming home!

Old friends get together again!

Photo by Myron Hart

Then it was showtime!

Holding forth on a beautiful Northern California day!

Photo by Phil Jacobs

Acoustic Hot Tuna 30, 2022

Jorma Kaukonen & Jack Casady

The Kate Wolf Festival

Laytonville, California

Saturday, June 25, 2022

  1. True Religion
  2. Ode To Billy Dean
  3. Hesitation Blues
  4. Great Divide Revisited
  5. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
  6. Highway Song
  7. San Francisco Bay Blues
  8. Sea Child
  9. Trial By Fire
  10. Good Shepherd
  11. Letter To The North Star
  12. Ice Age
  13. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning
Happy trails indeed…

Photo by Phil Jacobs

It was a fantastic two week run, good to be home though.

Here’s a little trip down memory lane:

Paul Kantner, Jorma and Jack warm up backstage at the Matrix in late ’65

You can’t make this stuff up.


  1. Comment made on July 4, 2022 by charles

    Great old photo Jorma. I like that it shows how things really were backstage in man clubs of the times. Equipment and cords and finding some space to work out some parts with each other.

  2. Comment made on June 30, 2022 by Rob Ford

    Jorma! Thanks so much to you, Jack and your gang for a great show at Crystal Bay Casino! On your “advice” we went to see Chef Charlie at Soule Domain and had a wonderful pre show meal! Chef Charlie sends his regards and was regretting he missed your visit! Further!

  3. Comment made on June 30, 2022 by Dale Radeleff

    Jorma, on Feb. 25, 2010 Hot Tuna played at the Brewery Arts Center in Carson City, do you remember that? How would a person go about getting Hot Tuna invited back to play there. I’m kicking myself for missing your performance in Crystal Bay, only 20 minutes away from me 🙁

  4. Comment made on June 30, 2022 by Dale Radeleff

    Damn, I shouldn’t have missed this, I need to pay more attention. That place is only 20 minutes away from my house. I’ve been too busy being concerned about a few health issues and didn’t see this coming 🙁 I hope there is going to be another show close by in the next 5 years, I may not be here after that

  5. Comment made on June 29, 2022 by carey georgas

    Saw a good film last night. The Mountain Minor. A very simple movie highlighting the centrality of music to that microcosm called Appalachia. All kinds of old mountain tunes played by the people who live there and grew up with them. Worth a watch if you like that sort of thing, or hell, if you like music period.

  6. Comment made on June 28, 2022 by Ham Neggs

    Wonderful to see you with the Gravies.
    Peace✌🏻️❤️Love All Ways🔥🚲🌹🙏🏻🖖🏼

  7. Comment made on June 28, 2022 by Todd

    What was played with Chris and Charlie? Step It Up And Go?

    • Comment made on June 29, 2022 by Jorma

      Nope… Charlie played solo guitar, harp with me on a couple of numbers, Chris solo with a bunch of new songs and the three of us closed with a shuffle in G Charlie called and sang.

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