Asbury Hall

Photo by Phil Jacobs

AKA Babeville…

Our first gig on the countdown!

Acoustic Hot Tuna 12, 2022

Jorma Kaukonen & Jack Casady

Asbury Hall

Buffalo,  New York

Thursday, April 14, 2022

First Set:

  1. Ain’t In No Hurry
  2. Letter To The North Star
  3. Whining Boy Blues
  4. Ode To Billy Dean
  5. Song For The Stainless Cymbal
  6. River Of Time
  7. Sea Child
  8. Trial By Fire
  9. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
  10. Day To Day Out The Window Blues
  11. How Long Blues
  12. That’ll Never Happen No More

Second Set:

  1. I’ll Let You Know Before I Leave
  2. Barbeque King
  3. Great Divide Revisited
  4. Highway Song
  5. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out
  6. Parchman Farm
  7. Sleep Song
  8. Good Shepherd
  9. Trouble In Mind
  10. Hesitation Blues
  11. I See The Light
  12. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning
  13. Encore: Embryonic Journey

Then it was off to Wilkes-Barre for our first gig with Little Feat

Towering magnificence!

Photo by Phil Jacobs

Acoustic Hot Tuna 13, 2022

Jorma Kaukonen & Jack Casady

With Little Feat at

F.M. Kirby Center

Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

Friday, April 15, 2022

  1. How Long Blues
  2. Hesitation Blues
  3. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
  4. Highway Song
  5. Letter To The North Star
  6. Broken Highway
  7. Sleep Song
  8. Trial By Fire
  9. Good Shepherd
  10. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning

Meanwhile, back at the Ranch…

Yes, it’s that time…

Selfie by Vanessa Kaukonen

And that time would be Morel time in the woods.

Pure gold!

Photo by Vanessa Kaukonen

Looks like I missed out on this little feast but… we did get to Constitution Hall!

Constitution Hall, where my son Zach graduated…

Photo by Phil Jacobs

Acoustic Hot Tuna 14, 2022

Jorma Kaukonen & Jack Casady

With Little Feat at

Constitution Hall

Washington, D.C.

  1. Ain’t In No Hurry
  2. Whining Boy Blues
  3. That’ll Never Happen No More
  4. I See The Light
  5. Come Back Baby
  6. Sea Child
  7. Good Shepherd
  8. San Francisco Bay Blues
  9. I Know You Rider

Then we buzzed down to Richmond in the rain…

good times

Photo by Phil Jacobs

Acoustic Hot Tuna 15, 2022

Jorma Kaukonen & Jack Casady

The Tin Pan

Richmond, Virginia

Tuesday, April 18, 2022

  1.  Dime For Beer
  2. Hesitation Blues
  3. New Song For The Morning
  4. Barbeque King
  5. Song For The Stainless Cymbal
  6. I Am The Light Of This World
  7. Watch The North Wind Rise
  8. Trial By Fire
  9. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
  10. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down & Out
  11. Ode To Billy Dean
  12. How Long Blues
  13. That’ll Never Happen No More
  14. Sleep Song
  15. Good Shepherd
  16. Letter To The North Star
  17. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning
  18. Encore: Embryonic Journey

Photo by Jorma Kaukonen

Then north for our show at the Scottish Rights Auditorium in Collingswood, N.J.



  1. Comment made on April 24, 2022 by Peter

    Fellow lefty here also. The nuns in catholic school tried, but failed to convert me after my mom caught wind of it. I play guitar left-handed, kick with my right foot and on the rare occasion I actually golf, either hand. Throwing pottery on the kick-wheel was very frustrating. Kind of like dyslexic in a way. I beleivce Da Vinci, Galileo and Ben Franklin were also fellow southpaws.

  2. Comment made on April 24, 2022 by Tom in St. Louis

    …didn’t snag “First Pull Up” until a couple of months later. Come Back Baby, wow!!

  3. Comment made on April 24, 2022 by Tom in St. Louis

    I bought Burgers when it was released in February of 1972. Don’t recall the exact date, it was at Honest John’s in Tulsa, OK. Got the first album at the same time. Played the dickens out of both. Remember the floppy RCA LPs that flexed like crazy in your hands?

  4. Comment made on April 23, 2022 by Art

    Jorma, if you’re out there. Here’s another query for you.

    My wife and I saw Acoustic Hot Tuna at the City Winery in DC a couple of years ago (great show) and we hung around for a while talking to friends and you were there as well signing autographs – and I noticed that you are left handed (as I am). It made me think about the whole deal of being left handed and navigating various musical instruments. When I was maybe 8 years old, I picked up a guitar for the first time and took it into my hands in the manner of Jimi Hendrix. Someone immediately showed me that my left hand should be on the fingerboard, not in strumming position, so I kept going as a “right handed” guitar player (might have had a similar experience playing baseball as a kid – right-handed glove, perhaps). It’s an interesting thing, being a left-hander playing righty as opposed to what Hendrix, McCartney, Albert King, Kurt Cobain, and other naturally left-handed musicians did. Interestingly, I don’t know of any classical string players who hold the bow with the left hand. Has anyone done that? Is there a lefty violin? Seems like in classical it’s not much of an option.

    I read an interview with a great jazz guitarist (Atilla Zoller? – I could be wrong about this) years ago who was a lefty who said, “Why wouldn’t you want your more intelligent hand to be on the fingerboard?” Curious about your thoughts about this – as well as the whole right-brain dominant thing. Of course, fingerpickers and classical guitarists aren’t just strumming with the right hand.

    Fun fact: of the last 9 US presidents, 4 were left-handed (Ford, Bush 41, Clinton, and Obama) whereas about 10% of the overall population is left-handed.

    • Comment made on April 24, 2022 by Jorma

      Dad would have never sprung for a custom guitar. There were few production lefties back then. Also, I played violin briefly in junior high school so dfrettring with the left hand seemed natural. All that being said, I don’t see the guitar as a left or right handed instrument. I guess whatever feels comfortable and whatever you wind up owning. Just remember… we’re in our right mind!

  5. Comment made on April 23, 2022 by Bob P.

    Thank you guys for last night. What a return to actual attending a live performance. It reminded us of when you played the Bottom Line during the Papa John years. Larry (and Theresa) were a great addition. The first set was amazing and John’s Other!!! It would be nice if you released this show. What a sweet night. Thanx again.

  6. Comment made on April 23, 2022 by Rob

    Last night was the first concert i’ve seen since the end of 2019 and i couldn’t imagine a better return to live shows. Great playing, great setlist, and an all-around great vibe on stage. Larry managed to achieve the perfect balance of being himself and capturing Papa John’s signature phrases in places where longtime fans expect them to turn up. I hope that the band enjoyed it as much as the crowd did!

  7. Comment made on April 23, 2022 by Ed

    Truly awesome show last night. I can’t stop smiling.

  8. Comment made on April 22, 2022 by Ham Neggs

    May have one extra in boondocks will be on 57&7 at 630
    Any interest post I’ll check back 6-615 Peace✌🏻️❤️Love All Ways🔥🚲🌹🙏🏻🖖🏼
    Expect miracles

  9. Comment made on April 22, 2022 by Dale Radeleff

    The Wilkes-Barre pic reminded me of my wife’s hometown, Scranton Pa. We’ve been back there a few times to visit her Mom until she passed away a couple of years ago. We did a tour of the Scottish Rite building back there and they have really uncovered some gems in it’s restoration, I even attended SR Lodge back there once, different, the same but different. If you get down to Philly make sure that you do a tour of the Penn Grand Masonic Lodge, it’s free and that place is loaded with architectural wonders.

  10. Comment made on April 22, 2022 by Ed

    I can deal with forgetting where my phone is (in my hand usually).
    But if my personal Tuna chronology is off, then I’m in trouble.

  11. Comment made on April 22, 2022 by John R

    was at that C.Hall show in 72……first time hearing Sea Child…it pierced my soul… regret not being there tonite but my partner for all of the 50 somewhat shows we attended in the 70’s lives 1000 miles away…..wouldnt feel right not being there without her…she of the Sunny Day Strut question you answered on one of the Quarantine concerts….nearly fell off my couch when I heard it…..thank you Vanessa…..we will both be there in spirit tonite… rest assured…..happy belated b/day to you both…..stay safe out there.

  12. Comment made on April 22, 2022 by Macdonald

    In honor of tonight’s program I plan on eating a nice juicy BURGER before the show.

  13. Comment made on April 22, 2022 by Bob S

    I’m spending a little father/son time at Carnegie Hall tonight. My wife was double booked, so she had to bail. My son works in the city, so it’s a convenient opportunity to meet me at the venue. I just got the following text from him: “Hey pop! Hot Tuna has some pretty good tunes: Keep on Truckin’; Hesitation Blues… ”

    Haha… Good times indeed!

  14. Comment made on April 22, 2022 by Dan Nigro

    To all my Tuna friends attending tonight’s show, enjoy !! Wish I was able to be there, but I will in spirit.
    Sadly, the Carnegie Deli closed a few years ago. There is a Carnegie Deli kiosk at Madison Square Garden with those artery hardening delicious pastrami and corned beef sandwiches, if you ever catch a Knicks or Rangers game. If you are ever down in the East Village Katz’s is still open (with a line down the block)

  15. Comment made on April 22, 2022 by BrendanC

    Sensed the Collingswood show would be tremendous when I looked at schedule. Wasn’t there. I trust C Hall will have much peace, love and fantastic sounds tonight.
    Ever consider a Carnegie Deli smoked meat sandwich and latke birthday celebration, Mr. K? You only turn 80 twice. I don’t know ’bout Washington, but if you grew up in NY back in the day, you love kosher deli.

    The plaster caster lady passed away. I wondered about same for vaginas, but the ones I’ve seen pretty much all look the same.

  16. Comment made on April 22, 2022 by Peter

    Speaking of New Jersey and pot is now legal, I thought that now that the cops have alot of free time on their hands, and dispenseries are few and far between, that they can come and raid my home and hide some killer bud in various locations inside my house. And for the thrill and convenience, charge a small fee that can go directly to St. Judes Children’s Hospital. Everybody wins.

  17. Comment made on April 22, 2022 by john o

    I was in college too. So I was a little fuzzy too.
    Those were wild times!

  18. Comment made on April 21, 2022 by JohnB

    Awesome show in Collingswood New Jersey last night Jorma. Set list was awesome…your picking great vocals on the spot and Jack was just incredible. How DOES he do that ? I know that he amazes you with what he comes up with and that you consider yourself blessed to be able to play with such an amazing musician and I am sure he thinks the same way. It was great to be together with everyone again at a live performance. As you said the acoustics were awesome there , staff was wonderfully kind and accommodating and more then a few were fans. I know you guys will hit it out of the ball park at Carnegie Hall tomorrow night. Unfirtunately I cannot attend but hope that perhaps you can do it again in other venues. This year is my buddy John and my 50th anniversary of attending Tuna concerts together. Hope to catch you up in Montana in August. Got bless and as long as you guys get out there on the road we will do our best to support live music and make every show possible.

  19. Comment made on April 21, 2022 by Chappy

    Sorry I missed y’all in Richmond this week…challenge to get out on a school night for my daughter. Tin Pan is a nice place. Looks like it was a great set. Hope to catch you guys again down the road and back at FPR someday. I was fortunate to get down to Tampa Bay Blues Festival a couple weekends back and saw great sets by JJ Grey, Eric Gales, Robert Randolph, Nick Moss, Samantha Fish, Danielle Nicole, Ronnie Earl, Bruce Katz, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Jimmie Vaughan (w/ Mike Flanigin on B-3), and Larkin Poe. Got the always entertaining Todd Snider in concert on Friday night in Ashland, VA at the awesomely renovated Ashland Theatre. So glad live music is back! Keep on trucking’

  20. Comment made on April 21, 2022 by eaglesteve

    A word to all: Watch your six tomorrow. NYC is dangerous.

  21. Comment made on April 21, 2022 by Ed

    @john o
    I could swear I got Burgers pretty early in 1972. And Carnegie Hall show is doing it as 50th anniversary. But I was in college then, and thus shouldn’t really swear that anything I think happened at a certain time actually did…

  22. Comment made on April 21, 2022 by john o

    Great setlist in Buffalo for Jack’s Birthday. Asbury Hall looks like an old church, what a cool venue. Happy Birthday Jack! Must have been a really great night. Getting ready for a great night at Carnagie Hall tomorrow and can’t believe you’re going to be there! It’s gonna Rock like it never did before! Happy 80th Birthday Jorma! You’re the Best! Can’t wait to hear Burgers, my favorite Tuna album, in its entirety. It hadn’t come out yet when I first saw you in 1973 you were playing its songs. April 1973-49 years ago. You guys were great then and you just Keep On Truckin’. See you tomorrow!!!

  23. Comment made on April 20, 2022 by Brett

    Thanks for coming to Richmond Jorma and Jack. You put on an excellent show on my birthday! It was a wonderful present. I’ve been seeing you for over 40 years and you sound as great as you always have. Keep on truckin!

  24. Comment made on April 20, 2022 by Ken Millroy

    Awesome setlist wish I was there.

  25. Comment made on April 20, 2022 by Nick Brunetto

    Beyond excited for Friday night nyc! Will be a very special night indeed be safe everyone

  26. Comment made on April 20, 2022 by Carey Georgas

    Gonna be comin’ into Carnegie hot. Tuna, that is. What a night that will be! I’m stuck down in Texas, but I’ll sho’ nuff be there in spirit. Rock on!!!

  27. Comment made on April 20, 2022 by Greg martelli

    Looks like your breezin the mid Atlantic states.
    Did you guys get to plug in w/little feat.
    I recall a racous performance in Negril w/Paul (RIP), et al.
    Great guys ,enjoy.

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