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Published: 2012/12/04

Plenty of Covers and Sit Ins at Hot Tuna Beacon Theatre Shows

Hot Tuna were joined by a number of special guests during their two-night run at the Beacon Theatre this past weekend. The band, which currently includes guitarist Jorma Kaukonen, bassist Jack Casady, mandolinist Barry Mitterhoff and drummer Skoota Warner, got some help from Larry Campbell, Teresa Williams, Cindy Cashdollar, Bill Kirchen, G.E. Smith and Lincoln Schleifer on both nights, with Steve Kimock joining the party on Friday and Bob Margolin making an appearance on Saturday.

Hot Tuna played a slew of covers over the weekend, including Muddy Waters’ “I Can’t Be Satisfied,” Louis Armstrong’s “Long Gone (From Bowling Green),” Bobby Rush’s “Bowlegged Woman, Knock Kneed Man,” t he Grateful Dead’s “Sugaree,” Jimmy Cliff’s “Many Rivers to Cross,” Bob Dylan’s “The Times They Are A Changin’,” Julius Daniels’ “99 Year Blues,” Jimmy Reed’s “Baby What You Want Me To Do,” B.B. King’s “Rock Me Baby,” Blind Willie Johnson’s “Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning” and The Reverend Gary Davis’ “Children of Zion” and “Mama Let Me Lay It On You.” The band also played plenty of original tracks, including “Angel of Darkness,” “Mourning Interrupted” and “Things That Might Have Been” from their 2011 release Steady As She Goes. The band ended each night by bringing all of their guests on stage for a rendition of their classic jam vehicle “Funky #7.” You can watch a video of Friday night’s all-star take on “Funky #7” featuring Campbell, Williams, Cindy Cashdollar, Bil Kirchen, G.E. Smith, Steve Kimock an Lincoln Schleifer above. The full set list, including sit ins, can be viewed below.

In other Tuna-related news, Jorma Kaukonen will make his way over to Spain for a solo performance in Bilbao on December 11 before heading to Israel for a string of concerts in Jerusalem, Amirim and Tel Aviv. The Hot Tuna guitarist will then do a few solo shows on the West Coast of the United States. The band will reunite for an acoustic tour through the Pacific Northwest and Midwest in February.

Hot Tuna, November 30, 2012, Beacon Theatre, New York, NY setlist via Tunabase

Electric Set 1:
Jack speaks > bass solo >
Candy Man 1a, 2, 3, 5b
I Can’t Be Satisfied 1, 2, 3, 4
Children Of Zion 1a, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Serpent Of Dreams 1, 2, 3, 4, 9, 10
Long Gone (From The Bowlin’ Green) 1, 2, 3, 4, 9f
Bowlegged Woman, Knock Kneed Man 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 11
Sugaree 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6i
Easy Now Revisited 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Come Back Baby 1, 2, 3, 4, 9
Hit Single #1 1, 2, 3, 4, 9

Set 2:
I See The Light 1, 2, 3, 4, 9, 10c
Living In The Moment 1, 2, 3, 4, 7
Mama Let Me Lay It On You 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9
Many Rivers To Cross 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Barbecue King 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10
The Times They Are A Changin’ 1, 2, 3, 4, 8g, 9
Morning Interrupted 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
99 Year Blues 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 11
Bar Room Crystal Ball 1, 2, 3, 4, 5d, 6
Funky #7 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10e, 11

Encore:
Baby What You Want Me To Do 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9

Lineup:
1 Jorma Kaukonen – guitar, vox, a acoustic guitar
2 Jack Casady – bass
3 Barry Mitterhoff – mandolin
4 Skoota Warner – drums

Special Guests:
5 Larry Campbell – guitar, b fiddle, d steel guitar
6 Teresa Williams – backup vox, i lead vox
7 Cindy Cashdollar – dobro
8 Bill Kirchen – guitar, g vox
9 GE Smith – guitar, f vox
10 Steve Kimock – guitar, c steel guitar, e acoustic guitar
11 Lincoln Schleifer – bass

Hot Tuna, December 1, 2012, Beacon Theatre, New York, NY setlist via Tunabase

Electric Set 1:
Jack speaks > bass solo >
Hesitation Blues 1a, 2, 3, 5b
Sunrise Highway 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
I See The Light 1, 2, 3, 4, 9
Ice Or Fire 1, 2, 3, 4, 9, 10h
If This Is Love, I Want My Money Back 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9
Rock Me Baby 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 9, 10
Sugaree 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6i
Things That Might Have Been 1, 2, 3, 4, 5d
Bowlegged Woman, Knock Kneed Man 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 11
The Times They Are A Changin’ 1, 2, 3, 4, 8g, 9
Hit Single #1 1, 2, 3, 4, 9

Set 2:
Angel Of Darkness 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Mama Let Me Lay It On You 1, 2, 3, 4, 5b, 7, 9
Jealous Man 1, 2, 3, 4, 5c, 9, 10
She And The Devil 1, 2, 3, 4, 9, 10h
A Little Faster 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Goodbye To The Blues 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9
Mon Petite Canon… My pistol 1, 2, 3, 4, 5b, 7, 9
Arrowhead 1, 2, 3, 4, 5b, 7, 9f
Bar Room Crystal Ball 1, 2, 3, 4, 5d, 6
Keep your Lamps Trimmed And Burning 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6i
Funky #7 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

Lineup:
1 Jorma Kaukonen – guitar, vox, a acoustic guitar
2 Jack Casady – bass
3 Barry Mitterhoff – mandolin
4 Skoota Warner – drums

Special Guests:
5 Larry Campbell – guitar, b fiddle, c vox, d steel guitar
6 Teresa Williams – backup vox, i lead vox
7 Cindy Cashdollar – dobro
8 Bill Kirchen – guitar, g vox
9 GE Smith – guitar, f vox
10 Bob Margolin – guitar, h vox
11 Lincoln Schleifer – bass

Comments

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Steven minster December 4, 2012, 18:17:57

The show was great but once again we didn’t see classic hot tuna the show was all about there friends when I buy a hot tuna ticket I want to to see the hot tuna I grew up with I just cant find them why doesn’t Norma and jack do a real hot tuna show just 3or 4pc band all there old fans are waiting stevenmeinster@gmail.com check out my videos on YouTube search stevenmeinster

Steven Meinster December 4, 2012, 18:38:21

Correction it’s not Norma its jorma check out YouTube stevenmeinster Talking about the old days of hot tuna

Steven Meinster December 4, 2012, 18:39:20

Correction it’s not Norma its jorma check out YouTube stevenmeinster Talking about the old days of hot tuna

Gustaf December 6, 2012, 10:37:45

Are you kidding me @StevenM?! This was a smokin Hot Fuckin Tuna Classic ! If you want original HT check out a show at a small venue. Beacon is a Jam party! It doesn’t get any better than this! Stop yer whinin Boy!

rich pankanin December 6, 2012, 10:48:52

stevenm where have you been the past 25 plus years?
Hot Tuna has played hundreds of shows just with the four members every year.
The beacon shows started just jorma and jack, they added a drummer and now it goes from a week night to a weekend, two shows, with a cast of musicians anyone would love to see. There are plenty of the “regular” four member shows during the course of the year to catch.

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