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We would like to thank the Tuna Nation for their love and support. The two-night sold shows at the Beacon Theater were absolutely some of our best and we have our great fans to thank for that. The weekend got off to a good start when Jorma and Jack invited legendary bluesman John Hammond to sit in on a special acoustic set. The boys did great work on “Hesitation Blues,” “Come Back Baby” and “Death Don’t Have No Mercy” while John  added a whaling and soulful harmonica.

Photo by Vernon Webb

After the short acoustic set, Hot Tuna Trio with Justin Guip hit the stage running and got the fans on their feet. Hot Tuna Trio ripped through versions of “Serpent of Dreams,” “Can’t Get Satisfied,” “99 Year Blues” and “Bowlegged Woman.”  Hot Tuna fans couldn’t get enough when the band did Hit Single #1 that ended the first set.

HT drummer Justin Guip. Photo by Vernon Webb

Friday’s second set would bring out Electric Hot Tuna featuring Justin Guip, Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams. The band started with “I See the Light.” Larry Williams had the audience mesmerized with his fiddle playing. No doubt everyone was having visions of Papa John Creech.
The next couple of songs would feature Teresa Williams on vocals. She brought down the house with her spirited version of “Wade In The Water.”
The audience was full of emotion when Teresa ended the show with absolutely beautiful rendition of “Sugaree.”

Photo by Vernon Webb

If Friday wasn’t enough, Saturday’s show was insane. Hot Tuna Trio began the first set with a couple nicely done melodic tunes which included the “I See The Light,” “Hesitation Blues” and the title track from Jorma’s new album “Ain’t In No Hurry.” The band kicked into gear with a hair raising version of “Ode to “Billy Dean,” where you could tell by Jorma’s haunting guitar solo that it was going to be a special night. The band ended the first set with epic versions “Bowlegged Woman,”  “99 Year Blues,” “Rock Me Baby,” “Funky #7″ and “Hit Single #1.”

The Beacon Theater was still buzzing from the first set when Jorma and Jack returned with Larry Campbell, GE Smith, Teresa Williams, Rachael Price and Jeff Pehrson for a very memorable Jefferson Airplane tribute. The band laid down 10 JA songs (see set list) that took everyone in the audience back to 1965. It was amazing.

Friday November 20

The Electric Trio
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
& Justin Guip
Plus The Modern Quintet With
Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams
Special Guest John Hammond
The Beacon Theater
New York City
Friday, November 20, 2015

First Set:
1. Hesitation Blues with John Hammond
2. Come Back Baby with John Hammond
3. Death Don’t Have No Mercy with John Hammond
4. Serpent Of Dreams with Justin Guip*
5. Watch The North Wind Rise with Justin Guip*
6. Can’t Get Satisfied with Justin Guip
7. Ode To Billy Dean with Justin Guip
8. In The Kingdom* with Justin Guip
9. 99 Year Blues* with Justin Guip
10. Bowlegged Woman with Justin Guip
11. Hit Single #1 with Justin Guip
Second Set:
1. I See The Light Larry on Fiddle
2. Children Of Zion with Teresa & Larry on mandolin
3. Where There’s Two There’s Trouble with Teresa & Larry on D-18
4. Mourning Interrupted
5. Rock Me Baby
6. Wade In The Water with Teresa
7. Bar Room Crystal Ball with Teresa
8. Water Song
9. Big River with Teresa & Larry
10. Good Shepherd with Teresa
11. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning with Teresa
12. Funky #7
13. Encore: Sugaree with Teresa
Larry plays on all songs in this set!

Saturday November 21
Electric Trio
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
& Justin Guip
Rachael Price, Teresa Williams, Jeff Pehrson
Larry Campbell, and G.E. Smith

First Set With The Electric Trio:
1. True Religion
2. Ain’t In No Hurry
3. Hesitation Blues
4. Ode To Billy Dean
5. Can’t Get Satisfied
6. In The Kingdom
7. Watch The North Wind Rise
8. Bowlegged Woman
9. 99 Year Blues
10. Rock Me Baby
11. Funky #7
12. Hit Single #1

Second Set With The Whole Gang:
1. 3/5ths Of A Mile In 10 Seconds featuring Jeff Pehrson
2. Greasy Heart featuring Rachael Price
3. Good Shepherd featuring Jorma
4. White Rabbit featuring Teresa Williams
5. Lawman featuring Rachael Price
6. Plastic Fantastic Lover featuring Jeff Pehrson
7. Somebody To Love featuring Teresa Williams
8. Eskimo Blue Day featuring Rachael Price
9. Come Back Baby featuring Jorma & the gang
11. Feel So Good featuring Rachael Price & Teresa Williams
12. Encore: Volunteers… the gang
13. Encore 2: Sugaree… all hands in!

Say it isn’t so! Jorma can’t be turning 75? Seems like we just celebrated his 70th Birthday Bash!

Well, it’s true. And it only means we’re all five years older too. So join Jorma, Jack and Electric Hot Tuna for “Freakin at the Beacon” Theater in New York City on Friday, November 20th and Saturday November 21st to help celebrate an amazing man and an amazing life.

Tickets go on sale to the public Friday, July 24th 10AM.

Tickets at or charge by phone 866-858-0008

JUST ANNOUNCED: Hot Tuna will be performing at the ‪‎BeaconTheatre‬ on December 13!
Use the code “SOCIAL” to access presale tickets this Thursday, July 31st at 10AM until 10PM.

Tickets go on sale to the public Friday August 1, 2014 10:00 AM

Hot Tuna returns to New York City for one unforgettable evening of hard driving blues and soulful Americana. This year the band will celebrate Jack Casady’s 70th Birthday and promises to pull out all the stops with a roaring electric set.

Joining Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady this year will be very special guest Marty Balin, a fellow Jefferson Airplane founding member. Also on tap are multi-instrumentalists Barry Mitterhoff and Larry Campbell, vocalist Teresa Williams, and drummer Justin Guip. Additional special guests will be announced in the coming months. The Beacon Theatre concerts have become an annual holiday tradition – a spontaneous, innovative, rock and roll extravaganza not to be missed.

Give the Gift of Tuna this holiday season! Hot Tuna starts their winter tour on January 2, 2014 with a show at the Iron Horse Music Hall. What better way to start the new year! Hot Tuna is coming to a town near you! They play 29 shows! The winter tour starts in the northeast and winds its way south through Florida, Texas and Arizona before it shoots up the west coast making stops in California, Oregon and Washington State. That includes 2 shows at McCabe’s Guitar Shop, always a favorite spot to see Hot Tuna. Now that’s a lot of touring!

Special guests Leon Russell and David Lindley help open some of the shows. Be sure to check out the Sunshine Music and Blues Festival where Hot Tuna will share the stage with the Tedeschi Trucks Band and a host of others! Hope to see you at one of the shows.

01/02/14 Iron Horse Music Hall Northampton, MA
01/03/14 Westhampton Beach PACWesthampton Beach, NY
01/04/14 Flying Monkey Performance CenterPlymouth, NH
01/05/14 The Opera HouseBoothbay Harbor, ME
01/07/14 Ridgefield PlayhouseRidgefield, CT
01/09/14 Wilbur TheatreBoston, MA also Leon Russell
01/10/14 Keswick TheatreGlenside, PA also Leon Russell
01/11/14 State TheatreState College, PA
01/12/14 The BirchmereAlexandria, VA also Leon Russell
01/14/14 Neighborhood TheatreCharlotte, NC also Leon Russell
01/15/14 Variety PlayhouseAtlanta, GA also Leon Russell
01/16/14 Plaza LiveOrlando, FL also Leon Russell
01/18/14 Mizner ParkBoca Raton, FL Sunshine Music and Blues Festival. Also Tedeschi Trucks Band and Leon Russell
01/19/14 Vinoy ParkSt. Petersburg, FL Acoustic Hot Tuna Sunshine Music and Blues Festival. Also Tedeschi Trucks Band and Leon Russell
01/21/14 One World TheatreAustin, TX
01/22/14 House of BluesDallas, TX also Leon Russell
01/24/14 Talking Stick Resort – ShowroomScottsdale, AZ also Leon Russell
01/25/14 Rialto TheatreTuscon, AZ also Leon Russell
01/26/14 Belly UpSolana Beach, CA
02/08-09/14 McCabes Guitar ShopSanta Monica, CA
02/11/14 Tower TheatreFresno, CA also David Lindley
02/12/14 Freight & Salvage CoffeehouseBerkeley, CA
02/13/14 Crest TheatreSacramento, CA also David Lindley
02/15/14 Humboldt BrewsArcta, CA
02/16/14 Rogue TheatreGrants Pass, OR also David Lindley
02/17/14 McDonald TheatreEugene, OR also David Lindley
02/18/14 Aladdin TheatrePortland, OR also David Lindley
02/20/14 Triple DoorSeattle, WA also David Lindley
02/21/14 The Egyptian TheatreBoise, ID

The year-end Hot Tuna shows at the Fur Peace Ranch have been sold out for months, but that doesn’t mean you have to wait for 2014 to see them again. A new set of dates have just been announced. So just after a beautiful fall in Southern Ohio at Fur Peace Ranch Workshops, and a quick trip to Finland, Hot Tuna is unofficially on “The Holidays Tour.” It starts on with two shows in NYC and then swings through New England ending in the Midwest in Chicago.

Hot Tuna’s Annual New York City Celebration Features both An Acoustic and An Electric Night The legendary Hot Tuna returns to New York City for two unforgettable evenings of hard driving blues and soulful Americana. This year, the band will kick off with an intimate acoustic evening at The Concert Hall at New York Society for Ethical Culture on Friday, November 22 followed by a rockin’ roaring electric show at the Beacon Theatre on Saturday, November 23rd. Tuna’s Beacon shows have become an annual holiday tradition – a spontaneous, innovative musical journey not to be missed! Tickets: or 866-858-0008

09/21/13 Fur Peace Station
Pomeroy, OH
Acoustic Hot Tuna with Steve Kimock. SOLD OUT
10/29-30/13 Helsinki Hall of Culture
Helsinki, Finland
Acoustic Hot Tuna also Canned Heat
11/09/13 Fur Peace Station
Pomeroy, OH
Electric Hot Tuna SOLD OUT
11/22/13 The Concert Hall
New York City, NY
Acoustic Hot Tuna
11/23/13 The Beacon Theatre
New York City, NY
Electric Hot Tuna
11/26/13 Narrows Center for the Arts
Fall River, MA
Acoustic Hot Tuna
11/27/13 Infinity Hall
Norfolk, CT
Acoustic Hot Tuna
11/29/13 Palace Theatre
Syracuse, NY
Acoustic Hot Tuna
11/30/13 Foeger Ballroom, Jay Peak
Jay, VT
Acoustic Hot Tuna
12/01/13 Palace Theater
Strafford Springs, CT
Acoustic Hot Tuna
12/03/13 Musikfest Café
Bethlehem, PA
Acoustic Hot Tuna
12/04/13 The Ark
Ann Arbor, MI
Acoustic Hot Tuna
12/05/13 The Kent Stage
Kent, OH
Acoustic Hot Tuna
12/08/13 City Winery
Chicago, IL
Acoustic Hot Tuna 5pm
12/08/13 City Winery
Chicago, IL
Acoustic Hot Tuna 8pm

Summer is in full swing. So is the Electric Hot Tuna Summer Tour! The Boys kick things off in Jersey with Leon Russell opening.  EHT ends July with a show at Fur Peace Ranch and Floyd Fest.  Jorma and Jack and Barry do a morning acoustic set at Floyd Fest. so you get a twofer!

07/20/13 State Theatre New Brunswick, NJ Electric Hot Tuna also Leon Russell

07/21/13 Great South Bay Music Festival Patchogue, NY Electric Hot Tuna 8:15pm. Blue Point Brews Stage

07/22/13 Ocean City Music Pier Boardwalk Ocean City, NJ Electric Hot Tuna

07/25/13 Sherman Theater Stroudsburg, PA Electric Hot Tuna

07/26/13 Whitaker Center Harrisburg, PA Electric Hot Tuna

07/27/13 Fur Peace Station Pomeroy, OH Acoustic Hot Tuna

07/28/13 Floyd Fest Floyd, VA

Acoustic Tuna: 9:15-10am @ VA Folklore Workshop Porch.
Acoustic Tuna: 12:30-1:30pm @ Dreaming Creek Main Stage.
Electric Tuna 3:30-5pm @ Streamline Stage at Hill Holler

Electric Hot Tuna heads to the Sunshine State this week (4/18) to play the Wanee Music Festival. If you are in the area you should check out this wonderful music festival.

Acoustic Hot Tuna just added a new show to it’s Spring/Summer tour. They will be playing the Boulder Theaterin Boulder Colorado on Saturday, May 18. Steve Kimock will be joining Jack and Jorma for a special night of blues.

Check out Steve performing with Electric Hot Tuna.

Culture Factory USA, just released the essential, historic Hot Tuna discography in limited editions in our unique Vinyl Replica format. These products include 8 high quality re-mastered audio compact-discs in packages that meticulously reproduce all the components of the original LPs, but in compact-disc size (5.3 x 5.3 inches) with authentic single or gatefold cardboard jackets and paper sleeves and even a black finish CD complete with the original label to give it the look and feel of the LP record album.

Look for these limited edition CDs with the “Legends of Rock” logo at the Fur Peace Store!

The Hot Tuna Gang would like to Thank Everyone who came out to the Beacon Theater last weekend to help us  Rock the Holiday Season! Just when we thought we couldn’t top last year’s show, we were blown away by all the great music. Jorma and Jack would like to thank all the stellar musicians who helped them create one of the most memorable nights in Hot Tuna history.

Thanks go out to:

Larry Campbell and Theresa Williams
Charlie Musselwhite
G.E. Smith
David Bromberg
Steve Kimock

Of course we couldn’t have done it without Barry Mitterhoff and Skoota Warner, Thanks Guys!

You can check out Jorma’s blog for more details and audience comments.  Below are the setlists from the weekend

December 10, 2011 The Beacon Second Night

First Set:
1. Jack comes out and plays… Barry and I come out and we join Jack and wind up with Mann’s Fate
2. Candy Man (Barry, Bromberg, Larry)
3. Fifty Dollar Wig (Bromberg, Charlie, Kimock,
4. I Wish You Would (GE… Kimock)
5. Angel Of Darkness (Larry And Teresa)
6. Smokerise Journey (Larry And Teresa)
7. Long Gone From Kentucky (GE, Larry, Charlie)
8. Sad And Beautiful World (Charlie, GE)
9. Children Of Zion (Larry, Teresa)
10. Driving Wheel (Bromberg, Nancy Josephson) Larry Pedal Steel, Teresa, GE, Kimock
11. Where Highway 61 Runs (Charlie, GE, Kimock… the gang ?)
12. Hit Single # 1
Second Set:
1. Mama Let Me Lay It On You (Larry… GE)
2. Mourning Interrupted (Larry)
3. Ode To Billy Dean (Charlie, GE, Kimock)
4. A Little Faster (Larry and Teresa, GE)
5. Things That Might have Been (Larry)
6. Tongue (Bromberg. Charlie, GE Kimoch)
7. Many Rivers To Cross(Kimoch, Bromberg, Larry, GE)
8. Bar Room Chrystal Ball (Larry, Teresa)
9. If This Is Love, I want My Money Back (Larry, Teresa)
10. If I Have Bad Luck (Charlie)
11. Been So Long
12. Christo Redentor (Charlie)
13. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning (Larry and Teresa)
14. Funky # 7 (The whole famdamily…GE, Bromberg)
15. Encore: Baby What You Want Me To Do

December 9, 2011
First Set:
1. Hesitation Blues (Jack & Jorma Acoustic)
2. New Song For The Morning (Jack, Jorma, Barry & Charlie Acoustic)
3. Can’t Get Satisfied (electric with G.E. & Charlie)
4. Where Highway 61 Runs (with Charlie & G.E.)
5. Angel Of Darkness (with Larry & Theresa)
6. A Little Faster (With Larry & Theresa)
7. Long Gone From Kentucky (With G.E. and Charlie and Larry)
8. Children Of Zion (With Larry & Theresa and GE)
9. Bowlegged Woman (with G.E. & Larry)
10. Smokerise Journey (with Larry & Theresa)
11. Rock Me Baby (with G.E., Charlie & Larry
12. Hit Single #1 (with G.E. and Larry)
Second Set:
1. I See The Light (with GE)
2. Talkin’ Bout You GE and Larry
3. Easy Now Revisited (Larry)
4. Mama Let Me Lay It On You (Larry on fiddle and GE on guitar and GE)
5. Second Chances (Larry)
6. If I Have Bad Luck (Charlie & GE)
7. Mourning Interrupted (Larry on guitar
8. GE Sings Eyesight To The Blind (with Larry and Charlie)
9. Christo Redentor (Charlie, GE and Larry)
10. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed And Burning (Teresa and Laryry with GE
11. Funky #7 (Gang TwanG)
12. Encore: Bar Room Chrystal Ball (Larry on pedal steel, Teresa background vocals

Thanks Again to All our Fans! You guys are AWESOME!

Rex Foundation Awards

Jorma Kaukonen and Sandy Sohcot Executive Director of the Rex Foundation

Before the Beacon Show, Jorma was honored by the Rex Foundation, with the Ralph J. Gleason Award, for his contribution to roots music education, awareness and advocacy.
Ralph J. Gleason Award is in memory of music journalist Ralph J. Gleason, a major figure in the advancement of music in America in the 1960s, whose openness to new music and ideas transcended differences between generations and styles.

The Rex Foundation award provided Jorma with a grant that allowed the Fur Peace Ranch to the help Spencer Bohren bring some much needed and appreciated musical education to Appalachia. You can read more about it here.

The Rex Foundation Mission:

Jorma and FPR Manager John Hurlbut

The Rex Foundation aims to help secure a healthy environment, promote individuality in the arts, provide support to critical and necessary social services, assist others less fortunate than ourselves, protect the rights of indigenous people and ensure their cultural survival, build a stronger community, and educate children and adults everywhere.

Proceeds from the event will support local grassroots non-profit endeavors.

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