Knuckleheds Garage

Photo by Phil Jacobs

Back in Kansas City, MO we approached Knuckleheads by the switching yard.

Setting up

Photo by Jorma Kaukonen

This turned out to be a great show in a great room for a great audience!

Hot Tuna 6, 2022

Jorma Kaukonen & Jack Casady


Kansas City, Missouri

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

First Set:

  1. Dime For Beer
  2. Candy Man
  3. Been So Long
  4. Barbeque King
  5. How Long Blues
  6. Letter To The North Star
  7. Too Many Years
  8. Song For The Stainless Cymbal
  9. I Am The Light Of This World
  10. Living In The Moment
  11. Trial By Fire
  12. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
  13. That’ll Never Happen No More

Second Set:

  1. I See The Light
  2. Hesitation Blues
  3. Come Back Baby
  4. Great Divide Revisited
  5. Sleep Song
  6. Good Shepherd
  7. Ode To Billy Dean
  8. Search My Heart
  9. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning
  10. Encore: Water Song

We left at a reasonable hour the next morning and stopped off at Kleinschmidt’s Western Store in Higginsville.

Nothing like a new Pendleton

Photo by Jack Casady

Yeah… it’s been a while since I had a chance to stop in Higginsville.

The life of the open road.

Photo by Jorma Kaukonen

There are some majestic spaces in this great land of ours. I need a little time with my RV!


  1. Comment made on February 21, 2022 by Jenny McIntyre

    Jorma –
    We are so excited for the show in Iowa City. Hip! Hip! Hooray!
    Found the blog and while reading I can hear your lovely voice after listening to you read your story. Lovely!!
    We are very excited to have you in Iowa and near us. Please let us know your schedule as you come closer. Any layover time to kill? THE WHOLE CREW is welcome to come. Plenty of beds, great food and a peaceful setting. Mason City is your spot. Greene is closer if the workshop is a target.
    Anywhere, anytime, we are eager to host!
    Stay in touch. I think David has a few (3-4) specs strung up and ready to party. He also has a number of custom orders slated for shipping.
    Is Vanessa with you? OMG. Would be so fun to see the WHOLE Crew.
    Jenny & David

  2. Comment made on February 20, 2022 by carey georgas

    Spot on, Arlen.

  3. Comment made on February 20, 2022 by George Henn

    Its 25 years ago today that Live in Japan was recorded. There’s a wikipedia explanation of both cd releases and the differences between the two. Here’s hoping the rest of that show is put out someday. Just sayin’.

  4. Comment made on February 20, 2022 by chinaski

    Nothing to do with Knuckleheads or the current tour but instead a diversion for we gearheads who had Jorma blast us out of the concert venues back in the day with his L-5 solidbody:

  5. Comment made on February 20, 2022 by Ben

    A new Pendleton and new BIKE BOOTS.

  6. Comment made on February 18, 2022 by Brad

    With a brand new Kansas City Pendleton and maybe a St. Louis Stagga Lee Stetson too, the once little boys from Northwest, Jorma and Jack not unlike Lewis and Clark, are still out there exploring the territories of the frontier, appropriately the HEARTland.

    Indeed, Arlen, each post “fires the imagination!” And, Knuckleheads is always a funny, loaded word.

    Rock and Roll, HFT

  7. Comment made on February 17, 2022 by Steven Levenson

    The sound at Knucklehead’s is great!! Our favorite place.
    The setlist was delightful. But my favorite part was when you said you’d be back!!

  8. Comment made on February 17, 2022 by Arlen

    “The life of the open road.” How fortunate we are Jorma gives us a glimpse of it. I look forward to every picture posted and text written Fires the imagination.

  9. Comment made on February 17, 2022 by J.R. in St. Louis

    Appreciate the sentiment, Carey. The ice and snow and flooding are mildly alarming, but if takes a raft and a bargepole or a dogsled, we will make it nonetheless. Hard to fathom it’s been almost exactly two years since their last stop here for the last gig before the QCs.

  10. Comment made on February 17, 2022 by carey georgas

    @J.R. in St. Louis
    If you have half as much fun as we did in Tomball, we’ll have had twice as much as you. Enjoy. They were great when I saw ‘em.

  11. Comment made on February 17, 2022 by J.R. in St. Louis

    Welcome to town. Sorry for the inhospitable weather. Looking forward to hearing some fine wooden music in the acoustically excellent Sheldon this evening. Hope you have as good a time playing as we expect to have listening.

  12. Comment made on February 17, 2022 by TomL

    Sorry we can’t be there this time. Some of our friends will be in the front row of the balcony. Be careful on the road, it’s getting a bit hairy out there right now, and have a fun show!

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