Yeah, it’s been a wondrous tour on all levels. Carnegie obviously the most iconic but being to play live music again for so many great audiences the past couple of weeks is more than uplifting for us. Ok…

The Center For The Arts i Homer!

Photo by Phil Jacobs

I was here in Homer a year ago and did an outdoor show sometime around Cinco de Mayo where it was still high 30’s to low 40’s. Yikes. The pandemic pressure was off this time so back indoors in this lovely historic venue.

Acoustic Hot Tuna 19, 2022

Jorma Kaukonen & Jack Casady

Center For The Arts

Homer, New York

Monday, April 25, 2022

First Set:

  1. Dime For Beer
  2. New Song For The Morning
  3. Hesitation Blues
  4. How Long Blues
  5. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
  6. Take Your Time
  7. Song For The Stainless Cymbal
  8. I Am The Light Of This World
  9. Second Chances
  10. Sleep Song
  11. I Know Your Rider

Second Set:

  1. I See The Light
  2. I’ll Be All Right Some Day
  3. Barbeque King
  4. Whining Boy Blues
  5. Death Don’t have No Mercy
  6. San Francisco Bay Blues
  7. Sea Child
  8. Trial By Fire
  9. Good Shepherd
  10. Keep Your Lamps rimmed & Burning
  11. Encore: Genesis

Then back up to Rochester… a little chillier…

Rochester JCC

Photo by Phil Jacobs

Last time I was here it was last year outdoor with John Hurlbut… Indoors this time and still a great show with Jack.

Jorma Kaukonen & Jack Casady 

Hot Tuna 20, 2022

Jewish Community Center 

Rochester, New York

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

First Set:

  1. Whining Boy Blues
  2. Come Back Baby 
  3. Highway Song 
  4. How Long Blues 
  5. Hesitation Blues 
  6. Death Don’t Have No Mercy 
  7. San Francisco Bay Blues 
  8. Sleep Song 
  9. Trial By Fire 
  10. Too Many Years 
  11. Broken Highway 
  12. I Know You Rider 

Second Set: 

  1. Ice Age
  2. Letter To The North Star 
  3. Barbeque King
  4. Serpent Of Dreams 
  5. Candy Man 
  6. Uncle Sam Blues
  7. That’ll Never Happen No More 
  8. Ode To Billy Dean 
  9. Sea Child 
  10. Good Shepherd 
  11. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed And Burning 
  12. Encore: Embryonic Journey 

It’s more than good to be back!


  1. Comment made on May 3, 2022 by Pete

    You’ve got the Homer set list up for Rochester. I want to see what you played for my brother and Greg Franklin.

  2. Comment made on May 2, 2022 by Kevin

    I had no knowledge of this talented lady until I came across this article, but she sure sounds a lot like our own Grace. Beautiful.

  3. Comment made on May 1, 2022 by carey georgas

    You know you’re in the right place for Pho when you’re the only Anglo in the joint. Which Is where I am now. Onward.

  4. Comment made on April 29, 2022 by carey georgas

    Willie knows…

  5. Comment made on April 29, 2022 by Ed

    @carey georgas
    As Willie says on his new album: Live every day like it’s your last, and one day you’ll be right.

  6. Comment made on April 29, 2022 by Brad

    From Jack’s Birthday to Carnegie in between and beyond, Thanks Jorma for your thoughts, pictures, inside view from this leg of the big ass bus tour. It’s a privilege to tag along. The pic of you and Jack on the empty Carnegie Hall stage speaks volumes!

    Thinking ahead to the summer shows with Little Feat makes me realize that you and Mr. Hurlbut might could someday do a knock out version of Willin. I can hear it already.

    Almost time to giddy up home, peace and safe travels.

  7. Comment made on April 29, 2022 by carey georgas

    Carey here going off topic again, but since the vagaries and vicissitudes of aging are mused upon from time to time by our host, I must share. I just had an experience in which I had to address some potentially thorny personal issues in a relative way with a stranger and for the first time I viscerally felt the strength that comes with age to by gol just not give a fuck and laid it out. It felt good, and brought to light for me an advantage that comes with gettin’ old. I just turned 68, and I realize a more and more each day that the small stuff is just that. Youth tends to puff that stuff up, I guess.

    Oh, and the shows look like they’ve been ones for the ages. I haven’t commented much because my chin’s been on the ground ‘cause I couldn’t see any of ‘em. Peace.

  8. Comment made on April 29, 2022 by Jim Bacon

    Hey Jorma, up in the balcony for the Burgers/Carnegie Hall show – very good time, 1st show at Carnegie and quite a history there – loved the free Ricola cough drops and so nice to hear an electric Sea Child – All the best to you and family on spring tour –

  9. Comment made on April 29, 2022 by Nancy Cusumano

    I was at the Homer show this year and the outdoor show last May. It is such an honor to witness you and Jack together. Not just the music but the obvious connection you have after being friends and playing music together for so long. It is just an honor to witness.

    I think you can make a whole show out of just Jack’s eyebrows. Thank you sirs!

  10. Comment made on April 28, 2022 by Rex

    A wonderful time was had by all at Carnegie Hall!
    The audience was magically transported back to the good old abnormal.
    The artists put their collective souls into it, poured their hearts out of it, and played their asses off.
    Jorma showcased his genius throughout the evening which left Penn, Teller, and even the great Houdini scratching their heads trying to figure out how he did it.
    While many exited the theatre with ear-to-ear grins on their faces, I for the first time in many years left with tears of joy.
    What’s next for this incredible band? Perhaps Hot Tuna the Musical.

  11. Comment made on April 28, 2022 by John R.

    @john o
    Right on, John O! Anyone who has ever heard Genesis has to immediately fall in love with it. But New Song is an often overlooked gem.

  12. Comment made on April 28, 2022 by john o

    New Song and Genesis in both shows! You must be in a really good mood Jorma.
    Those are my two favorite songs in the whole world!

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