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Acoustic Hot Tuna with David Bromberg, Paradise, Calif., Jan. 8, 2012

'Twas a treat on January 8 for fans of legendary blues and roots outfit Hot Tuna and David Bromberg, as the two performed acoustically, alone and together at the Paradise Performing Arts Center in Paradise, California, in the Sierra Nevada foothills. The show closed out a three-stop weekend that included a performance in Santa Barbara and a birthday tribute for the late Bill Graham in San Francisco.

Some fun observations:
1. During sound check, David, who was going to open the show with a solo set, said he wanted to invite onstage and feature the members of Hot Tuna one at a time. Jorma teased to David, with Jack within earshot, “You can invite Jack up and do a song he doesn’t know. He likes that.” Everyone laughed.
2. David, between songs: “I spoke to President Obama on the phone recently and to help do my part for the economy he told me to bring a lot of shit to sell. I brought as much as I could, so, if you love America, buy as much of this stuff as you can.”
3. “Hot Tuna performed “Parchman Farm," an old standard about the Mississippi State Penitentiary. After the lyric, “All I Did Was Shoot My Wife” Jorma said, “That’s poetry of the blues, folks.”

Fairly complete set lists
David Bromberg:
$50 Wig on a Five-Dollar Head, with the lyric, “Don’t let the door hit ya where the dog shoulda bit ya”
Lost Like Summer Wages
It Takes a Lot to Laugh (A Train to Cry) (Bob Dylan)
Bring it With You When You Come
-> Wooly Bully
If I stole Your Woman I Didn’t Mean No Harm
Come On Into My Kitchen (Robert Johnson, 1920s or ‘30s)
You Got To Mean Them Too
Midnight Owl Blues
How Long Blues (with Jorma)
Cocaine Blues (1927 Luke Jordan version)

Hot Tuna:
I See the Light
Hesitation Blues
Second Chances
Mama Let Me Lay It On You (Blind Boy Fuller/Rev. Gary Davis)
Come Back Baby
99 Year Blues
?
Goodbye to the Boulevard (Marshall Wilborn)
Nobody Knows When You’re Down & Out (W/Bromberg) (by Jimmy Cox, 1923)
Uncle Sam Blues (W/Bromberg)
Let’s All Get Together Right Down Here (W/Bromberg) (Rev. Gary Davis)
Things That Might’ve Been
Parchman Farm->
Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning

E: Helpless Blues (W/Bromberg) (Robert Johnson, 1920s or ‘30s)

Photos were shot for North Valley Productions and KZFR-FM radio. All images ©Alan Sheckter / AlSheck@comcast.net. Linking to this web page is OK, however, republishing any image is prohibited without documented consent from the photographer.
Paradise Performing Arts Center
Paradise Performing Arts Center
The stage is set
The stage is set
David Bromberg
David Bromberg
David Bromberg
David Bromberg
David Bromberg
David Bromberg
David Bromberg
David Bromberg
Jack Casady, sits in for a song during Bromberg's set
Jack Casady, sits in for a song during Bromberg's set
Barry Mitterhoff sits in for a song during Bromberg's set
Barry Mitterhoff sits in for a song during Bromberg's set
Jorma Kaukonen sits in for How Long Blues during Bromberg's set
Jorma Kaukonen sits in for "How Long Blues" during Bromberg's set
Jorma Kaukonen, during a duo with Bromberg
Jorma Kaukonen, during a duo with Bromberg
Ray from KZFR shows a roll of magic raffle tickets
Ray from KZFR shows a roll of magic raffle tickets
North Valley Production's Steve Schuman shows off the autographed raffle prize
North Valley Production's Steve Schuman shows off the autographed raffle prize
KZFR GM Rick Anderson, Miranda Austin, North Valley Production's Steve Schuman pick raffle winners and
KZFR GM Rick Anderson, Miranda Austin, North Valley Production's Steve Schuman pick raffle winners and
KZFR GM Rick Anderson, Miranda Austin, North Valley Production's Steve Schuman pick raffle winners and
KZFR GM Rick Anderson, Miranda Austin, North Valley Production's Steve Schuman pick raffle winners and
Hot Tuna's Jack Casady and Jorma Kaukonen
Hot Tuna's Jack Casady and Jorma Kaukonen
Hot Tuna's Jorma Kaukonen
Hot Tuna's Jorma Kaukonen
Hot Tuna's Jorma Kaukonen
Hot Tuna's Jorma Kaukonen
Hot Tuna's Jack Casady
Hot Tuna's Jack Casady
Hot Tuna's Jack Casady
Hot Tuna's Jack Casady
Hot Tuna: Jack Casady, Jorma Kaukonen, Barry Mitterhoff
Hot Tuna: Jack Casady, Jorma Kaukonen, Barry Mitterhoff
Hot Tuna: Jack Casady, Jorma Kaukonen, Barry Mitterhoff
Hot Tuna: Jack Casady, Jorma Kaukonen, Barry Mitterhoff
Hot Tuna with David Bromberg
Hot Tuna with David Bromberg
Hot Tuna with David Bromberg
Hot Tuna with David Bromberg
Hot Tuna with David Bromberg
Hot Tuna with David Bromberg
Hot Tuna with David Bromberg
Hot Tuna with David Bromberg
David Bromberg and North Valley Production's Steve Schumann
David Bromberg and North Valley Production's Steve Schumann
A gracious Jack Casady signs some posters
A gracious Jack Casady signs some posters
Schumann, Bromberg, Kaukonen, Mitterhoff, Casady, and Phil Jacobs
Schumann, Bromberg, Kaukonen, Mitterhoff, Casady, and Phil Jacobs
David Bromberg and Jorma Kaukonen
David Bromberg and Jorma Kaukonen
Before the show, Debra and Miranda by the autographed guitar, to raise funds for KZFR
Before the show, Debra and Miranda by the autographed guitar, to raise funds for KZFR
KZFR Board Chair Maris Thompson and GM Rick Anderson
KZFR Board Chair Maris Thompson and GM Rick Anderson
KZFR News Director Marc Albert moving some drink tickets
KZFR News Director Marc Albert moving some drink tickets