Well home life seemed to move on without me. Jack Casady returned to Athens with me in time to play a short set for Vanessa’s new River Of Time Boutique at 19 West Washington St. in Athens, Ohio.

Come on in and pay us a visit!

Photo by Vanessa Kaukonen

The Gallery & Performance space at River Of Time

Photo by Vanessa Kaukonen

Hot Tuna 30, 2023

The Acoustic Duo

Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady

In-Store For Vanessa Kaukonen

River of Time Boutique

Athens, Ohio

Friday, October 13, 2023

  1. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down & Out
  2. River Of Time
  3. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
  4. Ice Age

The boys sound checking at the River Of Time Gallery

Photo by Bill Welch

Then Saturday the 14th came and it was time for our Hot Tuna Blow Out at the Fur Peace Station!

Stephanie, Henry, Vanessa, Lila & Ginger

Selfie by Vanessa Kaukonen

The team getting ready for the Madding Crowd…I don’t know where Hurlbut was!

Myron runs Big Red through her paces.

Photo by Jorma Kaukonen

Hot Tuna 31, 2023

The Electric Trio

Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady


Justin Guip

Fur Peace Station

Darwin, Ohio

Saturday, October 14, 2023


First Set:

  1. Second Chances
  2. Ice Age
  3. Great Divide Revisited
  4. Bowlegged Woman
  5. Ode To Billy Dean
  6. Sleep Song
  7. Trial By Fire
  8. Hit Single # 1
  9. I Don’t Wanna Go

Pre-Stage selfie

Selfie by Vanessa Kaukonen

Second Set:

  1. Been So Long
  2. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
  3. Day To Day Out The Window Blues
  4. Talkin’ Bout You
  5. Invitation
  6. Soliloquy For 2
  7. Good Shepherd
  8. Come Back Baby… slow
  9. Funky # 7
  10. Encore: Water Song

Rippin’ it up!

Photo by Vanessa Kaukonen

The Final bow after two plus hours of music!

Photo by Vanessa Kaukonen

Last but not least we raised over fourteen thousand dollars for the Alzheimer’s Association!

Alzheimer’s Association information table… they were busy all night!

Photo by Vanessa Kaukonen


  1. Comment made on November 11, 2023 by Larry Olson

    It takes me a long time to learn a song. It also takes lyrics and chords and someone playing those chords and singing those lyrics as inspiration. I caught the song “Where Have All My Old Friends Gone” on YouTube as it was performed at The Rivers of Time Boutique and Gallery in Athens, OH. I sure would like to have those chords and lyrics. Then, I could play along with Jorma and Jack and pretend I really knew how to play. I can identify with this beautiful song. Thanks.

    • Comment made on November 12, 2023 by Jorma

      When learning a song it absolutely necessary to, at the very least, sing or talk the lyrics as you work out the guitar parts or it will be very difficult to stich the song together later. ‘Where Have My Good Friends Gone?’ is a great song written by Frank Goodman out of Portland, Oregon. It is a first position C song with the usual gaggle of chords. The Hell Or High Water verse is, C, E7, Am, C7, Fmaj7, Fm, C and the little turnaround. The B section is Am, E, Am, E, Am, E, Am, E to G and back to the top. That should do the trick. I’m doing this in my head without the guitar but I think I got it right. Good luck…

  2. Comment made on October 17, 2023 by carey georgas

    You know, it is said that as we age stretching is one of the more important things we can do for our bodies. Makes sense that the same principle would apply to our minds and abilities.

  3. Comment made on October 16, 2023 by Judge Jim

    Jorma, thanks to you and the team for all the great music and whole shebang – Great to see old friends and join in the revelry – All the best and see you down the (acoustic) road

  4. Comment made on October 16, 2023 by Watson McCoy

    THANK YOU for the magic !!! A beautiful night of music !!!

  5. Comment made on October 16, 2023 by eaglesteve

    October 16th. Bob Weir is 76.
    Happy Birthday Bobby

  6. Comment made on October 16, 2023 by Joey Hudoklin

    I was intrigued Jorma by the abstract (I thought) phrasing to many of your lead passages from FPR. Even on a straight rocker like Talkin’bout You it seems you were stretching the boundaries of the pentatonic scale with almost Indian music similarities. Of course on Death…a minor key you’re frequently stretching the confounds. But Funky, Come Back Baby, and others as well. I know you’re making it up as you go (or I think), but I listen carefully and really had my ear bent by your creativity. Any thoughts?

  7. Comment made on October 15, 2023 by Keith Ridings

    My wife Marguerite and I were fortunate enough to see the shows in Burlington, Portsmouth, New Haven, Athens and yesterday at Fur Peace Ranch. All of them were great, Portsmouth was exceptional. Having the opportunity to see Jack, Justin and Jorma play one last time on this tour has been a cathartic experience. Thank you for all of the great music and
    I hope to see a live Hot Tuna release from this tour!!

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