Not The Cover Of The Rolling Stone

March 2nd, 2015 Jorma 6 comments
Holey Moley

Holey Moley

Well… it’s not the cover… but after all these years, here I am!

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Athens, Georgia

March 2nd, 2015 Jorma 7 comments
The Foundry nee Melting Point

The Foundry nee Melting Point

Foto by Phil Jacobs

We rolled into Athens, Georgia yesterday afternoon after an uneventful drive from Nashville. The Graduate Hotel in Athens… also the site of the Foundry is very cool.

Shades of Anne Bancroft and Dustin Hoffman

Shades of Anne Bancroft and Dustin Hoffman

After a little rest and a nice burger… I hit the stage. Here are the sets:

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Jorma Solo
The Foundry
Athens, Georgia
Sunday, March 1, 2015

First Set:
1. Dime For Beer
2. Ain’t In No Hurry
3. Hesitation Blues
4. The Other Side Of The Mountain
5. Come Back Baby
6. I See The Light
7. In My Dreams
8. Suffer Little Children To Come Unto Me
9. How Long Blues
10. River Of Time
11. Candy Man
12. Barbeque King
13. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning
Second Set:
1. True Religion
2. Serpent Of Dreams
3. Brother Can You Spare A Dime
4. Watch The North Wind Rise
5. Good Shepherd
6. That’ll Never Happen No More
7. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
8. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down & Out
9. Bar Room Crystal Ball
10. Water Song
11. The Terrible Operation
12. Keep On Trucking Mama
13. I Know You Rider
14. Encore: Embryonic Journey

Pick it Jorm'

Pick it Jorm'

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Back in the room… I eyed the amenities.

Old school

Old school

Colonial splendor...

Colonial splendor...

We’re outta here in a bit… off to Asheville, North Carolina and the Grey Eagle.

Onward!

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The City Winery In Nashville

March 1st, 2015 Jorma 26 comments
Joorma onstage at the Winery...

Joorma onstage at the Winery...

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Last night was my first show at the City Winery in Nashville. Fabulous venue… I hope to be back soon. Here is my set list:

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Jorma Solo
The City Winery
Nashville, Tennessee
Saturday, February 28, 2015

First Set:
1. True Religion
2. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down & Out
3. The Other Side Of The Mountain
4. Come Back Baby
5. Hesitation Blues
6. I See The Light
7. Brother Can You Spare A Dime
8. The Terrible Operation
9. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
10. Ain’t In No Hurry
11. I Am The Light Of This World
12. I Know You Rider
Second Set:
1. That’ll Never Happen No More
2. In My Dreams
3. Dime For Beer
4. Barbeque King
5. River Of Time
6. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
7. Candy Man
8. How Long Blues
9. Good Shepherd
10. Bar Room Crystal Ball
11. Water Song
12. Living In The Moment
13. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning
14. Encore: Keep On Trucking Mama

First thing in the morning we’re off to Athens, Georgia and the Foundry.

Back to bed…

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Two For Texas

February 28th, 2015 Jorma 28 comments
Community Radio...

Community Radio...

foto by Phil Jacobs

We got into Houston after a two day drive from Boulder… Dalhart on the way. First stop… the local Pacifica radio station… thanks guys… my pleasure. Then back to Woodlands and the Dosey Doe Big Barn.

I see it in my mind's eye...

I see it in my mind's eye...

Foto by Phil Jacobs

What a cool place this… and Dosey Doe Coffee as well…

Old school...

Old school...

Here is my set list:

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Jorma Solo
The Big Barn
Woodlands, Texas
Wednesday, February 25, 2015

1. True Religion
2. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down & Out
3. I See The Light
4. Ain’t In No Hurry
5. Brother Can You Spare A Dime
6. Come Back Baby
7. River Of Time
8. That’ll Never Happen No More
9. Hesitation Blues
10. Good Shepherd
11. Bar Room Crystal Ball
12. Water Song
13. Candy Man
14. I Know You Rider
15. In my Dreams
16. How Long Blues
17. I Know You Rider
18. Encore: Barbeque King

Pick it Jorm'

Pick it Jorm'

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Then is was off to Dallas and the Kessler Theater.

What a great old theater

What a great old theater

Foto by Phil Jacobs

What a cool place… and the dressing room rocks!

Whisky Tango Foxtrot

Whisky Tango Foxtrot

Here is my set list from the Kessler:

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Jorma Solo
The Kessler Theater
Dallas, Texas
Thursday, February 26, 2015

First Set:
1. Dime For Beer
2. The Terrible Operation
3. The Other Side Of The Mountain
4. Come Back Baby
5. Hesitation Blues
6. In My Dreams
7. Keep On Truckin’ Mama
8. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
9. Candy Man
10. I See The Light
11. I Am The Light Of This World
12. I Know You Rider
Second Set:
1. Ain’t In No Hurry
2. Serpent Of Dreams
3. Brother Can You Spare A Dime
4. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out
5. How Long Blues
6. That’ll Never Happen No More
7. Barbeque King
8. Re-Enlistment Blues
9. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
10. Bar Room Crystal Ball
11. Water Song
12. Good Shepherd
13. River Of Time
14. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning
15. Encore: Embryonic Journey

Love this dressing room!

Love this dressing room!

This is a great gig! can’t wait to get back!

Then, yesterday morning on the way out of town, we stopped by the Allgood Cafe in Deep Ellum.

Around the corner from the Allgood...

Around the corner from the Allgood...

Breakfast was delightful… chorizo tacos and a side of bacon. Perfect!

This... is a destination!

This... is a destination!

Don't miss it... support Deep Ellum!

Don't miss it... support Deep Ellum!

Count me in!

Count me in!

Well, here I am in Nashville… six hundred some miles later… Tonight I’ll be at the City Winery. Be there or be square!

Good times!

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The Last Two Gigs With Teresa & Larry

February 24th, 2015 Jorma 9 comments
Jorma, Teresa & Larry at the eTown gig Saturday...

Jorma, Teresa & Larry at the eTown gig Saturday...

The eTown radio show with the gang was a complete blast… as noted. Saturday night the amazing Joe Purdy opened the show. I love his work. I really want to get him to the Fur Peace Ranch.

Here is our set list from Saturday night:

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Jorma Kaukonen, Larry Campbell
& Teresa Williams
eTown Hall Concert with Joe Purdy
Boulder, Colorado
Saturday, February 21, 2015

1. Dime For Beer
2. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down & Out
3. Come Back Baby

Larry's Cake

Larry's Cake

A watch for 60 years with the company of life!

A watch for 60 years with the company of life!

4. Children Of Zion with Teresa
5. Where There’s Two There’s Trouble with Teresa
6. Running Wild with Larry & Teresa
7. Ain’t Nobody For Me with Larry & Teresa
8. Other Side Of The Mountain
9. Hesitation Blues
10. In My Dreams
11. Sweet Fern with Teresa
12. Blind Mary, Larry Solo
13. Big River with Larry & Teresa
14. Good Shepherd with Teresa
15. Bar Room Crystal Ball with Teresa
16. Sugaree with Teresa
17. Encore: Let Us Get Together Right Down Here with Teresa

Joe, Teresa, Larry and Jorma after the sold out show...

Joe, Teresa, Larry and Jorma after the sold out show...

Then on Sunday, we drove to Denver to play another sold out show at Swallow Hill.

Swallow Hill

Swallow Hill

Here is our set list:

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Jorma Kaukonen, Larry Campbell
& Teresa Williams
Swallow Hill
Daniels Hall
Denver, Colorado
Sunday, February 22, 2015

1. True Religion
2. Ain’t In No Hurry
3. Hesitation Blues
4. Children Of Zion with Teresa
5. Sweet Fern with Teresa
6. Suffer Little Children
7. Come Back Baby
8. Brother Can You Spare A Dime?
9. Candy Man
10. That’ll Never Happen No More
11. Where There’s Two There’s Trouble with Teresa
12. Good Shepherd with Teresa
13. Bar Room Crystal Ball with Teresa
14. Sugaree featuring Teresa
15. Encore: Let Us Get Together Right Down Here with Teresa
Larry plays with me throughout…

Yep... it's winter...

Yep... it's winter...

Yesterday we started to drive from Boulder to Woodlands, Texas… which is outside of Houston. About five in the afternoon, we stopped in Dalhart, Texas for some delicious Mexican food.

It gets no better than this...

It gets no better than this...

Up this morning… a free breakfast at the hotel and then on the road to Woodlands, Texas.

The highway past Fort Worth.

The highway past Fort Worth.

This one made CNN...

This one made CNN...

Well, we made it safe and sound. Tomorrow I play The Big Barn here in Woodland. The net gaggle of shows will be me solo… This could be big fun!

Salt Lake City To Boulder

February 21st, 2015 Jorma 18 comments
The State Room

The State Room

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Night before last we were in Salt Lake City at the State Room. I’ve been there a bunch of times with Hot Tuna but this was the first time with Larry and Teresa and what a time we had.

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Jorma Kaukonen, Larry Campbell
& Teresa Williams
The State House
Salt Lake City, Utah

1. True Religion
2. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down & Out
3. The Other Side Of The Mountain
4. Children Of Zion with Teresa
5. Sweet Fern with Teresa
6. Suffer Little Children
7. Hesitation Blues
8. Come Back Baby
9. Brother Can You Spare A Dime
10. Where There’s Two There’s Trouble with Teresa
11. Good Shepherd with Teresa
12. Bar Room Crystal Ball with Teresa
13. Sugaree with Teresa
14. Encore: Let Us Get Together Right Down Here with Teresa
15. Encore 2: Somebody To Love with Teresa

After the show we started driving to Boulder.

On the way from Phoenix to Salt Lake City

On the way from Phoenix to Salt Lake City

We pulled into Boulder yesterday morning and checked into the venerable Boulderado Hotel.

The lobby in the Boulderado

The lobby in the Boulderado

Last night we were guests on the eTown Radio Show along with Joe Purdy. Here’s what Larry and Teresa and I did:

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Jorma Kaukonen, Larry Campbell
& Teresa Williams
eTown Radio Show
Boulder, Colorado
Friday, February 20, 2015

1. Brother Can You Spare A Dime, Jorma & Larry
2. Sweet Fern, Larry & Teresa, Nick Forster on bass
3. Children Of Zion, Larry & Teresa, Nick Foprster on bass
4. Ain’t In No Hurry, Jorma & Larry,Nick Forster on bass
5. Where There’s Two There’s Trouble, Larry & Teresa, Nick Forster on bass
6. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning, Nick Forster on bass
7. Group Finale: Long Black Veil

Great time had by all! Helen and Nick sure know how to throw a party. Great staff too!

eTown Hall

eTown Hall

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Tonight is a full gig with Joe and us.

The Hall

The Hall

Finally, A Little Time To Write… 5 Sold Out Shows

February 18th, 2015 Jorma 18 comments
The legendary McCabe's Door

The legendary McCabe's Door

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Trekking from Santa Monica and McCabe’s to Phoenix… then to Salt Lake City. Not much time to sit down and blog. Got a few moments here before I work on my set list for tomorrow’s show at the State Room here in Salt Lake City.

The second night at McCabe’s was just as much fun as the first… we love that place and look forward to being back. Thanks to Lincoln and Wayne and the whole gang at McCabe’s for being such great hosts.

The scene of the crime

The scene of the crime

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Here are our set lists:

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Jorma Kaukonen, Larry Campbell
& Teresa Williams
McCabe’s Music Store
Santa Monica, California
Sunday, February 15, 2015

First Show:
1. Hesitation Blues
2. Dime For Beer
3. Ain’t In No Hurry
4. Children Of Zion add Teresa
5. You’re Running Wild with Larry and Teresa
6. Ain’t Nobody For me with Larry & Teresa
7. The Other Side Of The Mountain
8. Candy Man
9. Come Back Baby
10. Sweet Fern with Larry and Teresa
11. Right The Wrong with Larry and Teresa
12. Blind Mary Larry solo
13. Good Shepherd with Larry and Teresa
14. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning with Larry and Teresa
15. Encore: Let us Get Together Right Down Here

Second Show:
1. Suffer Little Children To Come Unto Me
2. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down & Out
3. Brother Can You Spare A Dime
4. Where There’s Two There’s Trouble with Larry and Teresa
5. Samson An Delilah Larry and Teresa
6. Big River with Larry and Teresa
7. Water Song
8. Seasons In The Field Jorma solo
9. Keep On Truckin’ Mama
10. Police Dog Blues with Larry and Teresa
11. Bar Room Chrystal Ball with Larry and Teresa
12. Sugaree with Larry and Teresa
13. Encore: The Warfield Waltz with Larry and Teresa
14. Encore 2: Somebody To Love with Larry and Teresa

Yeah… a really good time. We left after the show and drove to Phoenix here we played the Musical Instrument Museum.

You gotta see this place...

You gotta see this place...

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Here is our set list from the MIM:

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Jorma Kaukonen, Larry Campbell
& Teresa Williams
Musical Instrument Museum
Phoenix, Arizona
Monday, February 16, 2015

1. Dime For Beer
2. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down & Out
3. The Other Side Of The Mountain
4. Children Of Zion with Teresa
5. Sweet Fern with Teresa
6. Come Back Baby
7. Hesitation Blues
8. Brother Can You Spare A Dime
9. Where There’s Two, There’s Trouble with Teresa
10. Good Shepherd
11. Seasons In The Field, Jorma solo
12. Barbeque King
13. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here with Teresa
14. Bar Room Crystal Ball with Teresa
15. Sugaree with Teresa
16. Encore: I Know You Rider with Larry

All songs except for Season In The Field are with me and Larry… Thanks to Teresa for being a part of it all.

Together... Jorma, Teresa & Larry

Together... Jorma, Teresa & Larry

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Well… that’s about it. I took a couple of days to get here in Salt Lake City, but here we are. A nice dinner, a good night’s sleep and tomorrow The State Room with a drive after show to Boulder, Colorado and eTown with Nick and Helen. We’ll be with Joe Purdy on this show. Jack and I played with Joe at our last Fillmore gig. He’s cool… it’s going to be a great gig!

By the Bye… the four shows at McCabe’s and the show at MIM were all sold out!

Good times…

Goodbye To San Diego, Hello Santa Monica

February 15th, 2015 Jorma 10 comments
Nessa, Myron, Jorma & John... selfie

Nessa, Myron, Jorma & John... selfie

So we finished our second week in San Diego with a bang. David Wolff, Larry Campbell and I were teaching and Teresa Williams got in to SD on Thursday night in time to pick with me and Larry.

Happy Campers

Happy Campers

We wound up Friday Morning said goodbye to San Diego and headed out on the road.

Goodbye La Jolla

Goodbye La Jolla

Nessa, Izze, Montana and Shannon went home to Ohio (9 degrees Fahrenheit) and we came up to L.A. for the gig at McCabe’s.

Larry and Teresa and played two sold out shows last night and had a chance to debut lots of new material from my new CD, Ain’t In No Hurry.

Here is our show from last night:

Jorma Kaukonen 2, 2015
Jorma Kaukonen, Larry Campbell
& Teresa Williams
McCabe’s Music Store
Santa Monica, California
Saturday, February 14, 2015

First Show:
1. True Religion
2. Ain’t In No Hurry
3. Children Of Zion
4. Running Wild with Larry & Terea
5. Ain’t Nobody For Me with Larry & Terea
6. The Other Side Of The Mountain
7. In My Dreams
8. Blind Mary with Larry Campbell
9. Big River with Larry & Teresa
10. Bar Room Crystal Ball with Larry & Teresa
11. Good Shepherd with Larry & Teresa
12. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning, Larry & Teresa
13. Encore: Let Us Get Together… L & T swap verses
Second Show:
1. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out
2. Suffer Little Children To Come Unto Me
3. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
4. Sweet Fern with Larry & Teresa
5. Samson & Delilah with Larry & Teresa
6. Deep Ellum Blues with Larry & Teresa
7. Brother Can You Spare A Dime
8. Where There’s Two There’s Trouble with Larry & Teresa
9. The Warfield Waltz with Larry & Teresa
10. Police Dog Blues with Larry & Teresa
11. Sugaree with Larry & Teresa
12. Encore: Big River with Larry & Teresa
Larry was on board for everything… I just noted when Teresa hit the stage.

Good times… another two shows tonight.

I would also like to sadly note the passing of Sam Andrews. He was a great guitar player, but mostly a fine man. We are diminished by has loss and our hearts go out to his family. Rest in peace brother.

Our company gets smaller every year…

Onward

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First Week In SD Done… Another Begins

February 9th, 2015 Jorma 16 comments

Last week I shared the teaching and an impromptu show on Thursday night with the incomparable G.E. Smith. G.E. brings so much to the musical table, no matter what genre he cloaks himself in… well, you just have to hear it. Thanks George! Thanks so much!!!

The man... the legend...

The man... the legend...

The class of... last week.

The class of... last week.

Foto by Vanessa Kaukonen

Good job y’all!

The ubiquitous selfie...

The ubiquitous selfie...

Foto by Vanessa Kaukonen and John Hurlbut

Well… with that magnificent teaching experience wrapped up… I had the weekend to hang with the family.

If I have to see one more magnificent sunset...

If I have to see one more magnificent sunset...

Well… winter here in San Diego is sure different than it is back in the good old Buckeye State.

A morning walk on the beach

A morning walk on the beach

Nice breakfast… a walk on the beach… How good does it have to get?

High tide in La Jolla

High tide in La Jolla

Yeah… it’s darn scenic around here.

My nephew is in town so we took the kids to the Birch Aquarium over at Scripps… University Of San Diego.

Not your normal University...

Not your normal University...

Wow… this almost makes me want to go back to college.

I heard tell this is a 'benign' shark

I heard tell this is a 'benign' shark

I’m not sure how the concept of a ‘benign shark’ fits into my reality scheme… but so be it.

What a great weekend. Last night I bopped over to the airport and picked up Larry Campbell. He and I will be teaching this week and this weekend he an I and Teresa Williams will head up to Santa Monica for four shows at McCabe’s.

Meanwhile… messing around on Google Earth… I came up with this back home (warmer weather) screen shot of the Fur Peace Ranch including the Psylodelic Gallery and the Fur Peace Station.

NIce... and I never heard the plane...

NIce... and I never heard the plane...

That’s about it for now… gotta do some interviews about ‘Ain’t In No Hurry.’

I ain’t in no hurry… but I gotta run!

Teaching In San Diego

February 4th, 2015 Jorma 13 comments
Another great sunset?

Another great sunset?

Indeed… another great sunset in San Diego. Hmmm…

Just a short note here… teaching this week… good stuff and great students! Think what a boring job it would be to be a weather person here in the San Diego area. Nothing ever seems to change much… maybe that’s good.

Gotta finish breakfast and start imparting knowledge.

Goodnight sun...

Goodnight sun...

Yeah… I know it’s morning and I’m posting evening pictures…

They’re just too good to pass up!

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