Jack and Jorma rock The Paramount in a long overdue visit to Long Island, by Eileen Dauphin,The New York Extra/TheNYExtra.com
On November 26, 2021 The Paramount 370 New York Ave., Huntington, NY 11743
hosted another magnificent show and took us back to revisit a time we were all grateful to remember.
Hot Tuna or as we all lovingly refer to them “Jack & Jorma”, two long time friends and soulmates in the heart of music. their legacy began in 1969 as an acoustic blues band with roots in Folk & Bluegrass.
Though they stay true to that language they developed into a hard driving electric band
as well. Playing flowing jams with their accomplished drummer Justin Guip or oozing grace with
ballads we were familiar with it all, indelibly etched into our minds. They have been together and thriving
for so long and you can see and feel the synchronicity as they play off each other. The set was 2 1/2 hours
All through the crowd were conversations and murmurs of days past, memories of a time when Jorma would play all through the night. The mention of the venues, the experiences and mostly nostalgia of a simpler time. We were for a few hours back there and forever holding onto it.
David Bromberg quintet opened up the night with a similar vibe and stellar band. Bromberg, a musical renaissance man proficient on fiddle, mandolin, Dobro, acoustic, electric & pedal steel guitar gave us a mix of folk, blues and bluegrass. A must to mention is Nate Grower, one of the finest fiddle players i have ever seen delivering it all with a stellar warmth.
If you were there and have been there following this legacy of music and musicians you know what was felt in that room and how very lucky it was to be there still experiencing this gift of musical medication.
Much thanks to the Paramount for keeping music like this alive, supported and available, it is appreciated
beyond what words can express.