Sunset in Santa Barbara

Photo by Jorma Kaukonen

After the Fox we cruised down to Santa Barbara for a two set stand alone Tuna show at the Lobero Theater

150 Year for the Lobero…

Photo by Phil Jacobs

We’ve played the Lobero Theater many times over the years… love this place and the folks who run it!

Hot Tuna 38, 2022

The Trio

Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady & Justin Guip

The Lobero Theater

Santa Barbara, California

Thursday, August 11, 2022

First Set:

  1. Dime For Beer
  2. Hesitation Blues
  3. Great Divide Revisitedl
  4. Day To Day Out The Window Blues
  5. Ain’t In No Hurry
  6. Ice Age
  7. Trial By Fire
  8. Sleep Song… guitar fail into…
  9. Bowlegged Woman
  10. Ode To Billy Dean

Second Set:

  1. Whining Boy Blues
  2. Second Chances
  3. Parchman Farm
  4. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
  5. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
  6. Barbeque King
  7. Good Shepherd
  8. Come Back Baby
  9. Hit Single #1
  10. Funky # 7
  11. Encore: Water Song

So during Sleep Song in the first set (I shudder when I say this) the battery in the pickup of mu ‘acoustic’ guitar gave up with an unpleasant sound. I passed the guitar off to Myron and picked up my Beano Les Paul and Jack and Justin and I just blew for a while. The audience got a rare taste of Old School San Francisco musical anarchy.

Good times…

United Artists at the Ace…

Photo by Phil Jacobs

Inside the theater… a real Phantom Of The Opera moment!

Photo by Jorma Kaukonen

What a venue!

Hot Tuna 39, 2022

The Trio

Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady & Justin Guip

Opening For Little Feat

The Ace Hotel

Los Angeles, California

Friday, August 12, 2022

  1. Ain’t In No Hurry
  2. Ice Age
  3. Letter To The North Star
  4. Death Don’t Have No Mercy with Steve Bernstein
  5. Barbeque King with Steve Bernstein
  6. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
  7. How Long Blues
  8. San Francisco Bay Blues

A drive today to San Diego through what seemed like endless traffic. SoCal… gotta love it!


  1. Comment made on August 16, 2022 by Queequeg

    I was walking through the village of Scarsdale NY last Saturday when I came upon a yellow VW Beetle which had flower power and peace sign decals splattered all over it. It had NY plates which read 1HOTTUNA and the license plate cover had the HT motto “If you don’t know Jorma, You don’t know Jack.”

  2. Comment made on August 15, 2022 by carey georgas

    You guys were an inspiration to me as a tad (though I do realize you’ve always just been amazing musicians, not some sort of avatars) and you still inspire me today as an old man. You show it is possible to keep the flame not only burning, but flaring, making age irrelevant. I mean, I know it is relevant in a relative way, but there you are, rollin’ down the highway, bringing joy from town to town, still livin’ it and still lovin’ it. Your example helps me to growl back at Father Time when he tries to make me think “it’s too late”, or some other such absurdity. I accept that I don’t have the physical prowess of the days of yore, but it can’t take my curiosity or willingness to try new things. Your posts along the way serve as guideposts to me on the road to enjoying life as long as I got it. Onward, says I.

  3. Comment made on August 15, 2022 by Hogan

    Beautiful picture
    Hope all is well…my regards to everyone..
    Safe travels


  4. Comment made on August 14, 2022 by Dan Nigro

    Speaking of SoCal, today we celebrate our good friend David Crosby’s 81rst birthday. An amazing “feat” indeed

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