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It’s about time.

Red House Records and Hot Tuna are proud to announce the official release of Steady As She Goes, Hot Tuna’s first studio album in 20 years.

Steady As She Goes proves that Hot Tuna remains one of the most innovative bands in American music. Recorded at Levon Helm’s studio and produced by Grammy-winning producer Larry Campbell, the album captures the energy of Hot Tuna’s live performances with Barry Mitterhoff on mandolin, Skoota Warner on drums as well as Campbell joining them on guitar, fiddle, organ and vocals. Steady As She Goes is an absolute masterpiece.

Steady As She Goes takes you back to the days of hard driving rock and roll. With soon to be classic rock songs like “Morning Interrupted”, “A Little Faster” and “Angel of Darkness” Steady As She Goes is sure to be an instant fan favorite.

To read the press release go here.

Join Hot Tuna at one of the upcoming CD Release shows.

Check out this promo video and hear what Jorma and Jack have to say about Steady As She Goes

Read an early review of the Steady AS She Goes.

Also check out these good words from Hot Tuna Super Fan Andrew Zimmern

World renowned chef and host of The Travel Channel’s ‘Bizarre Foods’ is stoked for Hot Tuna’s new record ‘Steady As She Goes.’

To listen to some snippets of the album go here.

Buy the CD here.

Buy it on iTunes

Jason Greenberg, our dedicated archivist, just posted Friday night’s show from the Beacon Theater (12/03/10) up on iTunes. The first show of Jorma’s 70th Birthday Celebration with featured special guests: Happy Traum, John Hammond, Chris Smither, Bill Kirchen, Byron House, Larry Campbell and Warren Haynes.

First Set:
1. I See The Light
2. Corners Without Exits
3. Talkin’ Bout You
4. Can’t Get Satisfied
5. Sportin’ Life Blues with Happy Traum
6. Ode To Billy Dean
7. Living Just For You
8. John Hammond …I Can Tell
9. John Hammond …. You Know That’s Cold
10. Talkin’ Bout chicken with Bill Kirchen and Larry Campbell
11. Come Back Baby with Kirchen and Warren Haynes and Larry Campbell
Second Set:
1. Water Song with Jack & Byron House
2. 99 Year Blues with Jack and Byron
3. Genesis with Larry Campbell
4. Bowlegged Woman with Warren Haynes & Larry Campbell
5. I This I Love I Want My Money Back
6. Step It Up And Go with Chris Smither
7. Rock Me Baby (with Larry Campbell, Warren Haynes, and Bill Kirchen)
8. Encore: Hit Single #1

Thanks Jason for all your hard work and dedication. It is greatly appreciated. If you see Jason, tell him, “you’re the man!”

Greenwich House Workshop

Want to learn songs from the new Hot Tuna record, Steady As She Goes? Just days before the CD release! Here’s your chance.

Get a Double Dose of Jorma and Jack’s musical universe. Learn the ins and outs of supporting each other as a guitar/Bass duo. Jorma and Jack wrote the book on this years ago. While Jorma will be showing his student the fundamentals of not over playing in a duo configuration, Jack will be demonstrating the construction of rhythmic underpinning. They’ll be plenty of song break downs and insights into the logic of their interaction.
April 21 -23, 2011
Greenwich House, New York City
Class size limited.
Price: $1275.00
Includes lunch and a late afternoon nosh.
A perfect class for New Yorkers…
You won’t have far to go to get this one of kind , one time only, master class!
Sign Up Now! The Workshop is filling up fast, so don’t hesitate!

Hot Tuna is playing Mountain Jam Again!

We have lots of friends playing the festival! You never know who might sit in on some Electric Hot Tuna!

Originally conceived in 2005 as a single-day celebration of Radio Woodstock’s 25th anniversary, Mountain Jam has blossomed into a four-day, multi-stage event, featuring onsite camping, and one of the northeast’s most pristine natural amphitheaters. Over the years, Mountain Jam has hosted some of the top names in live music, including The Allman Brothers Band, Phil Lesh & Friends, Bob Weir & RatDog, Alison Krauss and Union Station, Ray LaMontagne, Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi Band, Yonder Mountain String Band

Gov’t Mule will headline Mountain Jam for the seventh consecutive year on Saturday, June 4. Gov’t Mule’s two-set performance at Mountain Jam VII will be one of only a few select appearances for the group in 2011. The newly formed Warren Haynes Band, a soul-infused ensemble will make its debut northeast festival appearance, headlining on Friday, June 3.

Following the sellout of Mountain Jam’s Holiday Presale tickets, Festival Passes are now available at Early Bird prices for $142.50, and with camping for $172.50. For an additional $25, attendees can enjoy early admission to the campgrounds on Thursday afternoon and music on the Mountain starting at 8 pm. A limited number of VIP Festival Passes are now on sale for $414.50 which includes Thursday admission.

Hunter Mountain is located within a short drive from anywhere in New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and Connecticut.

For complete lineup, full details and ticketing, please visit

Another Interview with Jack Casady over at

The University at Buffalo canceled all classes & activities on Wednesday, February 2nd. As a result, the Hot Tuna Blues concert scheduled for the evening has been rescheduled to Tuesday, February 8 at 7:30pm. Original tickets will be honored on the new date or refunds will be made available at the point of purchase.

Hopefully Mother Nature will let us play!

Looking forward to seeing everyone at the show.

Om Shanti

Hot Tuna Blues Tour

Thanks to our good friend Kevin Morgan for a great poster!

Since 1930, Columbia Artists Management Inc. (CAMI) has been an international leader in the management and touring activities of performing artists and institutions, including: instrumental soloists, opera singers, conductors, classical music ensembles, orchestras, dance companies, popular and theatrical attractions, and multi-media productions.

AMI’s Blues package for 2010-2011  features Hot Tuna, with blues icon Charlie Musselwhite on harmonica and guitar, and two-time Grammy®-winner Jim Lauderdale.

Over the last 43 years Charlie Musselwhite has released over 30 albums. Three of those — 1990s Ace Of Harps, 1991’s Signature and 1993’s In My Time — were recorded for Alligator Records and remain among his best-selling titles. Now, Charlie Musselwhite returns to Alligator with The Well. With musical flavors from Mississippi to Memphis to Chicago, The Well is steeped in the music of Charlie’s youth — country and city blues as well as rockabilly and gospel — the music that inspired his signature sound. The fresh, new songs speak from his decades of experience, hard living, and his triumph over adversity.

The Well is the first full-band recording in Musselwhite’s long career for which he wrote or co-wrote every track on the album, and it is the most personal and the emotionally deepest cycle of songs he has ever created. The Well was recorded at Los Angeles’ legendary Sunset Sound with guitarist Dave Gonzales (Paladins, Hacienda Brothers), bassist John Bazz (The Blasters) and drummer Stephen Hodges (Tom Waits, Mavis Staples), and was produced by Chris Goldsmith (Ruthie Foster, Grammy-winning Blind Boys of Alabama). The revealing, autobiographical songs recall specific events and places in Musselwhite’s amazingly colorful life. His conversational vocals and masterful harmonica work are perfectly matched with the stories he tells and the near-telepathic musicianship behind him. Simply put, The Well is Charlie Musselwhite at his very best.

Jim Lauderdale

Jim LauderdaleJim Lauderdale is a multi-talented performer and songwriter, with successes in both country and bluegrass music. His roots stem from the Carolinas, yet his career has taken him all over the United States and abroad, making him an international recording artist with an ever-growing fan base. Jim won “Artist of the Year” and “Song of the Year” at the first “Honors and Awards Show” held by the Americana Music Association in 2002. Subsequently, he has hosted this same show for the last seven years.
He is among Nashville’s “A” list of songwriters, with songs recorded by artists such as: Patty Loveless, George Jones, The Dixie Chicks, Solomon Burke, Mark Chesnutt, Dave Edmunds, John Mayall, Kathy Mattea, Lee Ann Womack, Gary Allan, Blake Shelton. Vince Gill, and George Strait. He also contributed several songs to the successful soundtrack of the George Strait film, “Pure Country.” Not content to just write hits for the stars, he’s toured with the likes of Lucinda Williams, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Rhonda Vincent and Elvis Costello, among others.

Check out the tour dates. Catch a show near you. Get out and see some live music!

01/28/11 Bergen PAC
Englewood, NJ
Electric Hot Tuna also Charlie Musselwhite and Jim Lauderdale.
01/29/11 Lycian Centre PAC
Sugar Loaf, NY
Electric Hot Tuna also Charlie Musselwhite and Jim Lauderdale.
01/30/11 Westhampton Beach PAC
Westhampton Beach, NY
Electric Hot Tuna also Charlie Musselwhite and Jim Lauderdale.
02/02/11 Uiversity of Buffalo Center for the Arts
Buffalo, NY
Electric Hot Tuna also Charlie Musselwhite and Jim Lauderdale
02/03/11 Stanley Center For The Arts
Utica, NY
Electric Hot Tuna also Charlie Musselwhite and Jim Lauderdale
02/04/11 Quick Center For The Arts
Fairfield, CT
Electric Hot Tuna also Charlie Musselwhite and Jim Lauderdale
02/05/11 Tilles Center For The Performing Arts
Greenvale, NY
Electric Hot Tuna also Charlie Musselwhite and Jim Lauderdale
02/07/11 McCarter Theatre
Princeton, NJ
Electric Hot Tuna also Charlie Musselwhite and Jim Lauderdale
02/09/11 The Colonial Theatre
Pittsfield, MA
Electric Hot Tuna also Charlie Musselwhite and Jim Lauderdale
02/10/11 Mayo Center for the Performing Arts
Morristown, NJ
Electric Hot Tuna also Charlie Musselwhite and Jim Lauderdale
02/12/11 Garde Arts Center
New London, CT
Electric Hot Tuna also Charlie Musselwhite and Jim Lauderdale
02/13/11 Grand Opera House
Wilmington, DE
Electric Hot Tuna also Charlie Musselwhite and Jim Lauderdale
02/14/11 Stockton PAC
Pomona, NJ
Electric Hot Tuna also Charlie Musselwhite and Jim Lauderdale
02/15/11 Sellersville Theater
Sellersville, PA
Electric Hot Tuna also Charlie Musselwhite and Jim Lauderdale
02/17/11 Count Basie Theatre
Red Bank, NJ
Electric Hot Tuna also Charlie Musselwhite and Jim Lauderdale
02/18/11 Ferguson Center For The Arts
Newport News, VA
Electric Hot Tuna also Charlie Musselwhite and Jim Lauderdale
02/19/11 George Mason University
Fairfax, VA
Electric Hot Tuna also Charlie Musselwhite and Jim Lauderdale
02/20/11 Shaftman Performance Hall
Roanoke, VA
Electric Hot Tuna also Charlie Musselwhite and Jim Lauderdale
02/22/11 Carolina Theatre
Durham, NC
Electric Hot Tuna also Charlie Musselwhite and Jim Lauderdale
02/26/11* The Moon
Tallahassee, FL
Electric Hot Tuna also Charlie Musselwhite and Jim Lauderdale
02/27/11 Florida Theatre
Jacksonville, FL
Electric Hot Tuna also Charlie Musselwhite and Jim Lauderdale
03/01/11 House of Blues
New Orleans, LA
Electric Hot Tuna also Charlie Musselwhite and Jim Lauderdale
03/03/11 Hammons Hall For The Performing Arts
Springfield, MO
Electric Hot Tuna also Charlie Musselwhite and Jim Lauderdale
03/04/11 Sangamon Auditorium
Springfield, IL
Electric Hot Tuna also Charlie Musselwhite and Jim Lauderdale
03/05/11 Yardley Hall
Overland Park, KS
Electric Hot Tuna also Charlie Musselwhite and Jim Lauderdale
03/08/11 Belly Up Tavern
Solana Beach, CA
Electric Hot Tuna also Charlie Musselwhite and Jim Lauderdale
03/09/11 The Coach House
San Juan Capistrano, CA
Electric Hot Tuna also Charlie Musselwhite and Jim Lauderdale
03/10/11 Lobero Theatre
Santa Barbara, CA
Electric Hot Tuna also Charlie Musselwhite and Jim Lauderdale
03/11/11 Marin Center
San Rafael, CA
Electric Hot Tuna also Charlie Musselwhite and Jim Lauderdale

Hey Tuna Fans,

Sorry about the delay in posting, we just got out of the studio and as many of you know, it has been an action packed couple of weeks!

Beacon Theater Marquee

WOW, what a weekend!! We would like to say Thank You to all the Hot F@#kin Tuna! Fans out there who showed us a tremendous amount of love and support this past weekend at the Beacon Shows. We really appreciate all the terrific comments posted on this and Jorma’s site. We just want you to know, that We Love You!

Jorma’s Birthday Celebration was special for so many reasons. It was an affirmation of the powerful connection between Jack and Jorma, friends for over fifty years, musical partners for nearly all that time. That connection extends to all the musical friendships and partnerships they have developed over five decades. Without the love and support of those musical friendships, all of this would not be possible.

It was also about the music. Loud, hard and fast! Pure Rock and Roll! It gave us energy and it took us back to our youth. We could have played all night.

Friday Night with special guests Warren Haynes, Larry Campbell and Bill Kirchen

Hot Tuna and Friends

Here are some photos from Saturday Night with special guests Steve Earle, Bob Weir and Michael Falzarano. Pete Sears also joined the band for several songs.

Rock On!

The fans were right. It was great to see Bob Steeler back behind the drum kit. Skoota and Bob hit it off right away. The crowd loved it and so did we. Thank you Bob for joining us and making this event a truly historic moment. It was a pleasure and an honor.

And then there was the birthday boy. Humbled by all the attention and adulation … and grateful to still be here after all these years. Life is Good. And what a good life his has been. Thank you Captain! Here’s to many more!

We will keep posting pictures and videos of the Beacon shows so stayed tuned in. We will also keep you up to date on the latest developments of the new record. It’s shaping up to be one of the best ever.

You can find the set lists and other photos on Jorma’s blog, Cracks In the Finish

More to come. Om Shanti

October is a great time of the year. The leaves are changing color as the days are getting shorter and kids everywhere are deciding what to be for Halloween. This year, why not dress the kids (or grand kids or even your favorite pet) as your favorite Hot Tuna character! If you do, send us a picture and we’ll post it on the site.

The band caught the early changes in the fall foliage coming off our west coast tour a couple of weeks ago. It was a great run through the upper northwest as we played some of our favorite west coast venues like The Gothic in Englewood, CO, The Aladdin in Portland, OR and of course Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, CA. We tried to figure out how many times Jorma and Jack have played Golden Gate. We estimated it to be a least “couple of dozen” times. If you think you know the answer, be sure to let us know. If you want to see some of the set lists from the West Coast swing, check out Jorma’s blog, Cracks In the Finish.

We are just a few weeks away from playing the season closing show at the Fur Peace Ranch. This year’s show will feature an outstanding guitar player and our very good friend, Steve Kimock. Steve is filling in for GE Smith who is on tour with some guy named Roger Waters. Although the show is sold out, there is one way to get in and see it. There are still some open spots for Jack’s Bass Workshop. It’s always a favorite. Speaking of Jack, there is an interesting interview of the Bass Master over at Blues Revue. In it, Jack talks about the impromptu jam session for Jimi Hendrix’s Electric Ladyland album. It’s a good read.

It looks like the Hot Tuna Birthday Celebration for Jorma at the Beacon Theater is just about SOLD OUT. FPR is sold out of all its tickets and there were only a few remaining tickets at the Beacon. The Beacon has said that some tickets may become available closer to the date of the show. So don’t give up if you are still wanting to go to the show. Keep checking the Beacon Web site.

We know many of you are wondering who will be at Jorma’s 70th Birthday Celebration. Well, let’s just say that most of the special guests have been revealed in your comments. Wink Wink!, Nudge Nudge! However, there is one special artist we want to acknowledge. We are very pleased to have the always exciting Bob Steeler join us Friday night. (12/3) I don’t know what we will be playing, but I’m sure it will be LOUD, FAST and ROCKING! Makes the hair on my neck stand up thinking about it.

What would you like to hear at the show? Some of you have listed your favorite songs, but we want to know more. What are your favorites? What would be your dream set?

More to come!


And Loving It!!

We are doing s short fall tour through the West Coast and Alaska. With our first stop at the Uptown Theater in beautiful Napa Valley. The 7 Walkers with Bill Kreutzmann will sharing the bill. It should be a rocking affair.

On Saturday we head down to San Francisco, to Golden Gate Park for a gig at the Hardly Bluegrass Festival, which is celebrating it’s Tenth Anniversary. Congratulations Everyone! Hardly Bluegrass is wonderful festival with something for everyone. Just check out the line up for the weekend. And did we mention that it is a free show. Oh yeah, take the family! This the first time Electric Hot Tuna has played the festival. We can’t wait to turn it up and Rock the Park!

Then we move up the coast for shows in Crystal Bay, NV, Portland, OR, Seattle, WA, Anchorage, AK and Englewood, CO

Come out and catch a show! Hope to see you there. More to come.

Word has it that the tickets for the Beacon Shows are moving quickly and that the Saturday night (12/4) show is nearly sold out! Wow! We are blown away! And very Grateful, thank you.

So to help out the cause, the Fur Peace Ranch is releasing the remaining tickets that it had reserved in advance. The bad part is, you will have to sit with all the Fur Peace Fanatics. So be prepared to talk about guitars all night long. 🙂

Visit the Fur Peace Company Store for more details. More to come.

Now that Labor Day has passed Summer is moving along quickly. Soon the leaves will turn and we will be back on the road and back in the studio! We can’t wait. More on that at a later date though. In the meantime we wanted to share some bits of news and other announcements.


Tickets for the Electric Hot Tuna show at the Beacon Theater December 3-4, 2010 GO ON SALE FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 10, 2010!!

The Venue moved it up a day to a normal business day to accommodate customers. Spread the word.

We would like to thank Kevin Morgan Studio for helping us develop our new site. We really like the new format. We love the response from our fans too. We especially like the stories they share . Many of the comments bring back some great memories and really provide a nice perspective on the history of Hot Tuna, the places, the people, the venues, the songs and the love shared. Thanks for being there with us, It’s just incredible. Keep the stories coming.

The response to the NYC Beacon show has been overwhelming. All of your suggestions have been great and they are all under consideration. Of course getting any these artists together in one place is a Herculean task, especially since some have unfortunately passed away, but we will make some phone calls, emails or airmail and see if we can’t accommodate your requests. Just be sure to be there so you don’t miss a thing!

If you want to show your support for Jorma now, you can order the Official Jorma 70th Birthday T-shirt

The Rex Foundation has posted a nice follow up interview with Jorma. It is a nice lengthy article covering Jorma’s early years, the development of Fur Peace Ranch and the longstanding partnership between him and Jack Casady.

Here is an excerpt:

“People go, what are you going to do when the bubble bursts? I’ve kept in touch with a lot of my friends from school; Jack and I have had the same job longer than anybody we know. Everybody else has reinvented themselves more than once as times have changed, but we’re still doing the same thing we were doing in 1958. How ’bout that?”

read more here.

If you want to prepare yourself for the Beacon Show or the any of the upcoming shows, you can check out the re-release of the album Live At New Orlean House Berleley, CA’ Sept 69 with all these great hits:
Live At New Orlean House Berleley, CD
1. Come Back Baby
2. Keep On Truckin’
3. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
4. Winin’ Boy Blues
5. Uncle Sam Blues
6. Know You Rider
7. Don’t You Leave Me Here
8. Never Happen No More
9. How Long Blues
10. True Religion
11. Sea Child
12. Candy Man
13. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed And Burning

You can also check out some recent downloads at iTunes:

Upcoming Releases

  • Sept. 7th – Electric Hot Tuna – Rams Head Live! Baltimore MD 7/20/10
  • Sept. 21st – Jorma with Barry – ron Horse Music Hall Northampton MA 5/16/10
  • Oct. 5th – Acoustic Tuna with Barry – The Tabernacle, Mt. Tabor, NJ 11/27/09
  • Oct.18th – Jorma with GE Acoustic – McCabes Guitar Shop Santa Monica CA 2/20/10
  • Jorma’s iTunes directory

    Hot Tuna’s iTunes directory

You can also check out some of the cool Hot Tuna videos at the Fur Peace Ranch Youtube Channel. Like this one of Electric Hot Tuna featuring Ana Popovic at the Canton Blues Festival in June of 2010.

More to Come. Peace to all

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