Hot Tuna (Electric Quartet), 6/23/12

Written by Vernon Webb / Photos by Vernon Webb / www.vawebb.com

July 11, 2012

Hot Tuna — Electric Quartet
The Wellmont Theatre
Montclair, NJ
June 23, 2012

 

 

On a recent June evening, legendary Hot Tuna founders, Jorma Kaukonen & Jack Casady, made a stop at The Wellmont Theatre in Montclair, NJ. The evening was 2012′s 24th outing for Jorma and Jack’s Electric Quartet that includes Skoota Warner on drums and Barry Mitterhoff on rhythm guitar (that occasionally takes a lead). Making this evening extra special was the addition of announced special guest, Bob Steeler. Steeler, who added his drum accompaniment to the beats of Skoota Warner, was a member of Hot Tuna from the mid to late 70s, one of the band’s most regarded periods. Furthering the roster of humble craft masters was none other than Steve Kimock, who joined in on the fun for the final number of the set, “Funky # 7,” and the encore, “Baby What You Want Me To Do.”

If anyone needs to read a review to know whether or not the night with the aforementioned cast was filled with complete amazement, well… we’re sorry.

 

Setlist

 

Serpent Of Dreams, Hesitation Blues, Can’t Get Satisfied, Ode To Billy Dean, Goodbye To The Blues, 99 Year Blues, Mourning Interrupted, Bowlegged Woman, Second Chances, Children Of Zion, Hit Single # 1, If This Is Love, I Want My Money Back, Funky # 7
Encore: Baby What You Want Me To Do 

 

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