Meanwhile back here in Southeast Ohio, there is still some foliage.

Not as fiery as it was when I left for LA, but pretty nonetheless!

Photo by Jorma Kaukonen

After the heady Walk Of Fame experience, it was great to play some music for some great people! We’ve been playing McCabe’s for multiple decades now, and it’s always more than a treat!

Hot Tuna 43, 2022

Hot Tuna

Jorma Kaukonen & Jack Casady

The Original Acoustic Duo

McCabe’s Music Store

Santa Monica, California

Friday, October 14, 2022

  1. Dime For Beer
  2. I See The Light
  3. How Long Blues
  4. In My Dreams
  5. Hamar Promenade
  6. Ode To Billy Dean
  7. Hesitation Blues
  8. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
  9. Sleep Song
  10. Good Shepherd
  11. Trial By Fire
  12. Trouble In Mind
  13. Day To Day Out The Window Blues
  14. The Terrible Operation
  15. Candy Man
  16. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning
  17. Encore: Barbeque King

The second night was no less rewarding for Jack ans myself!

Hot Tuna 44, 2022

Jorma Kaukonen & Jack Casady

The Original Acoustic Duo

McCabe’s Music Store

Santa Monica, California

Saturday, October 15, 2022

  1. True Religion
  2. Serpent Of Dreams
  3. Come Back Baby
  4. Letter To The North Star
  5. Second Chances
  6. Hesitation Blues
  7. How Long Blues
  8. Take Your Time
  9. Let us Gt Together Right Down Here
  10. Sea Child
  11. Good Shepherd
  12. Great Divide Revisited
  13. Whining Boy Blues
  14. Ice Age
  15. San Francisco Bay Blues
  16. Encore: Heart Temporary
  17. Encore II: Embryonic Journey

Back home, lots to do to get ready for our songwriting weekend at the Fur Peace Ranch. We’ve got Gretchen Peters and Jim Lauderdale on board teaching and performing for our Saturday night show coming up.

Last but certainly not least, I picked up Zammy’s ashes today and we will find a place of honor for him.

I miss that cat…

Photo by Jorma Kaukonen



  1. Comment made on October 24, 2022 by Rich L

    Two encores at McCabes? If I’m not mistaken, most of your shows end with one encore?

    Was the crowd clamoring for more.

    It would be great to see a Chicago date on the tour schedule.

  2. Comment made on October 23, 2022 by Carlo Pagliano

    Well, thank you gentlemen, cryptic is spicy, but the significant is primary, we’ll play again, soon as Jorma comes out with one of the astonishing Tables of the Law of his.

  3. Comment made on October 22, 2022 by carey georgss

    @Carlo Pagliano
    Hell if I know, but the imagery is strikingly beautiful.

  4. Comment made on October 22, 2022 by john

    @Carlo Pagliano ,

    Senior moment. I get those too.

  5. Comment made on October 22, 2022 by Brian Doyle

    That’s what I like about this part of the country…When I told the Sun Dial people I wanted to get some photos to send Jorma they instantly remembered him and gave me an escort to get photos of the damage…They said the surge was up to the second floor, which was 15 feet or more above the pool patio…Everything below that is trashed in muck and rubble…My house is like a mid-west tornado…A pile of framework lumber on its east half…

  6. Comment made on October 22, 2022 by Carlo Pagliano

    Whom or what was I talking about?

  7. Comment made on October 21, 2022 by BrendanC

    Was in 8th grade and heard about Skynyrd crash over corn flakes. Frankly, one of those bands I listened to cause dj’s played them. The leave-here-tomorrow-thing played into you’ll-miss-me-when-I-go adolescent angst I had. Speaking for myself.
    Anyway, the auld man was one of the old boys who collectively worked to keep commercial flying safe – bout a hundred guys on kitchen phones when not flying (Boyington’s wing man called Monday at 8, when show was starting. I could barely keep from laughing while bro Pat did a Hollywood Japanese “May-Jaah Boyington!” as I answered). So the early versions of Skynyrd plane had an condensation issue somewhere in fuel system, under certain conditions, if memory serves. Later that day Dad’s expecting call about that. ordinarily I’d hear him describe rest of story and caller would say you got it. Instead, he howls and cries, “You gotta be shitting me!” and is still howling. He had parked that airplane in the tall grass at JFK many years earlier, where it remained an end-of-runway landmark – I remember it. Any useful part had been pulled off and replaced with out-of-cycle counterpart. Someone with an operator cert signing an air worthiness cert for that thing was so beyond as to be hysterical – and getting a crew to fly it.

  8. Comment made on October 21, 2022 by john o

    45 years ago was a sad day for sure. One of my favorite bands on an old prop plane crashed in rural Mississippi on takeoff. That’s another day the music died. But the survivors after a couple years continued playing their music again. I saw them a couple times last time at Bethel Woods, the site of Woodstock, a couple years ago and it was incredible. I had great seats(really close) and was one of their best shows ever! Artemis Pyle was there along with Ronnie Van Zandt and the rest of the band. Freebird is the greatest Rock song ever!

  9. Comment made on October 21, 2022 by john o

    That was supposed to go to Brian Doyle

  10. Comment made on October 21, 2022 by john o

    I don’t facebook either but I bet it’s bad. I see the causeway is open again.

  11. Comment made on October 21, 2022 by carey georgas

    @Brian Doyle
    Hey Brian, I don’t Facebook, so I didn’t see your photos. Are you making progress bringing order back to your place?

  12. Comment made on October 20, 2022 by Chappy

    October 20th…a memorable day in music for me for a couple of reasons: 1977 I was in HS and would go to sleep each night with the clock/radio dialed in to WMMS. I slept pretty well in those days, however, I was awakened in the middle of the night to hear news that Lynyrd Skynyrd’s plane had crashed in the woods of Mississippi. A sad day in music history. They had several great studio albums, a great live album, and a super 3-disc box set retrospective. LS was one of the greatest rock bands in the world in my humble opinion. An interesting homage was paid to LS by the Drive-By Truckers with their “Southern Rock Opera” CD. Angels & Fuselage was always played with such a sense of sadness during their live shows.

    On a more upbeat note, the following year 1978 was my first Dylan show. He played the sold out Richfield Coliseum outside of Cleveland. My buddy Steve and I had 4th row center seats. Despite some “critics” panning him, his band, and the arrangements on that tour, I thought it was quite an outstanding show. Their is a recording of it on YT and the crowd certainly appears to share my opinion. I remember “Changing of the Guard” (from the Street Legal album) as one of the many highlights that night.

    Fall, like spring, is such a great season in SE Ohio. I hope all is well at FPR. I’ve been blessed to catch so many great shows there over the years. I hope to return some day.

  13. Comment made on October 20, 2022 by carey georgas

    @Carlo Pagliano
    That’s what I’m talkin’ about!

  14. Comment made on October 20, 2022 by Brian Doyle

    I just posted two photos of the destruction at Sun Dial on Sanibel at the Fur Peace Facebook page…

  15. Comment made on October 20, 2022 by Carlo Pagliano

    Bleached like crystal titan white salt, over an ideal light-struck plate similar to a crystal gas safe walk on ice, here they appear with gilded hidden spurs urging the keen eagle to a corkscrew dive through the great healer time, wreathed in smiles.

  16. Comment made on October 19, 2022 by carey georgas

    @Carlo Pagliano
    Hey, Carlo, don’t be learnin’ no English from me. Prosaic is the frickin’ opposite of what I meant. What I should have said is that your prose approaches poetry in its beautiful style. Delightful nonetheless.

  17. Comment made on October 19, 2022 by carey georgas

    @Carlo Pagliano
    Carlo! Piacere di viderte! Your prosaic descriptions of all things Tuna always delight me. Hope all is well in your world.

  18. Comment made on October 19, 2022 by Carlo Pagliano

    It’s almost a year that before goin’ to bed, when I don’t fall asleep on the arm-chair, every single night amd going all night long, I put on ‘Hot Tuna Live’ chez McCabe’s end of December 2021. Apart the fact that to listen to such a piece of work in the daylight seems totally a different concert than deep in the night, what keeps on striking me is the audience, an endless multitude, compact in cohesive lengthy cheers as if they were thousand and thousand odd, a packed predominant feeling showing their extreme esteem to the music and singing so performed. The perfect valuable frame for that masterpiece named ‘HOT TUNA’ This said at every concert performed by the Tuna, people tear apart their shirts launching their sombreros high in the sky.

  19. Comment made on October 18, 2022 by Dale Radeleff

    We have our Maxie’s ashes in the bookcase in the living room waiting for the time I go, then they will be mixed with mine and they will possibly be put in the ground underneath a new fruit tree or??? My original plans were for our ashes to be mix up with about 10 – 15 pounds of ground beef, that would be placed outside for the bears and coyotes to eat then THEY would scatter our ashes in the usual way. People that know me like the later idea better. It looks like you have a lot of room at the Fur Peace Ranch for trees so that Idea may work out better for you.

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