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Athens, Georgia

March 2nd, 2015 Jorma 8 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:

Jorma Kaukonen 12 , 2015
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:

Jorma Kaukonen 11 , 2015
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:

Jorma Kaukonen 9 , 2015
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:

Jorma Kaukonen 10 , 2015
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:

Jorma Kaukonen 7 , 2015
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:

Jorma Kaukonen 8 , 2015
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.

Jorma Kaukonen 5, 2015
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:

Jorma Kaukonen 6, 2015
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:

Jorma Kaukonen 3, 2015
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:

Jorma Kaukonen 4, 2015
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…

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!

Getting Ready To Get Ready

January 24th, 2015 Jorma 6 comments
Last night's snow...

Last night's snow...

So I’m getting ready to hit the road… of course it starts to snow. Temperature above freezing… it won’t stick. Hmmm… The temperature was above freezing, but the snow is sticking. Dig it.

Yeah... it's sticking all right!

Yeah... it's sticking all right!

We’ve got a Fur Peace Ranch On The Road at the Dana On Mission Bay and as much as I’ve enjoyed being home, it’s time to start punching the clock again. I use the term loosely.

Yep... morning, and the snow is still there.

Yep... morning, and the snow is still there.

When I got up this morning, I shoveled the decks around the house and ran the vehicles up and down the driveway. 4X4 all the way of course. Good luck getting to the house in two wheel drive. Maybe I’ll plow before I leave. Hmmm….

Yeah... I think I'll plow.

Yeah... I think I'll plow.

Trouble is… I love this time of year. I don’t like the mud and wintry mix much… but when we get real snow… I love it. So California is in the offing for a while. Do I look forward to going? Sure… Would I look forward to staying? Sure! Good times either way. Here’s what I’m looking forward to.

Hmmm... this actually looks pretty good.

Hmmm... this actually looks pretty good.

Hey… choices! How good does it have to get. OK. I’m going to plow. Someone else might actually want to get up and down the driveway. I’m guessing I wont have to plow in La Jolla.

Onward!

Grass Valley… And Home

January 6th, 2015 Jorma 27 comments
Jack, his Diana bass... and Jorma at the Fillmore

Jack, his Diana bass... and Jorma at the Fillmore

Foto: I don’t know who… when I get info I’ll post it.

The day after the Fillmore, Jack and Myron and Phil and I jumped into cars and headed up to Grass Valley, California for a sold out gig at the Performing Arts Center there. Grass Valley has a lot of good memories for me. I had some dear friends who lived there back in the day… and I bought a nice 1940 Buick four door sedan there. My Dad,had his 1970 Mercedes Roadster restored in Auburn, my Mom lived in North Shore Tahoe and we used to go swimming in the American River. Good times indeed.

This wasn't there back in the 60's

This wasn't there back in the 60's

When I got out of the van, the air was redolent with the smell of redwoods in the brisk night air… it brought me back… a long time.

Here is our set list:

Hot Tuna 2, 2015
The Acoustic Duo
Jorma Kaukonen & Jack Casady
Center For The Performing Arts
Grass Valley, California
Sunday, January 4, 2015

First Set:
1. True Religion
2. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out
3. Children Of Zion
4. Things That Might Have Been
5. Hesitation Blues
6. Barbeque King
7. Mama Let Me Lay It On You
8. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
9. The Terrible Operation
10. I Know You Rider
Second Set:
1. I See The Light
2. Search My Heart
3. Whining Boy Blues
4. Good Shepherd
5. Full Go Round
6. Bar Room Crystal Ball
7. Water Song
8. Come Back Baby
9. That’ll Never Happen No More
10. I Am The Light Of This World
11. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning
12. Encore: Living In The Moment

Two words we love to see...

Two words we love to see...

We drove to a hotel near the Sacramento airport and yesterday morning we grabbed a plane to Dallas. IN Dallas, we found out that our flight to Columbus had been cancelled… who knows why? We got out on a later flight and flew into the storm that was hitting the Ohio River Valley. My 4×4 Nissan Titan was waiting for us in the garage in Columbus. We filled up with gas ($1.64 a gallon) and drove south in the storm. Three and a half hours later, I was home and in bed. (the trip usually takes an hour forty five)

We had a fabulous little New Year’s run to the Golden State. 71 gigs for Hot Tuna in 2014. We’ll see what happens in 2015. That’s about it for now… gotta walk Maverick and hit the sack.

A Perfect Night At The Old Fillmore

January 4th, 2015 Jorma 7 comments
The entrance to the Fillmore

The entrance to the Fillmore

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Well, much has changed over the years… but not the entrance to the Fillmore Auditorium. It looks the same today as it did in 1963… before… well, it all happened.

Paul Kantner stops by... and we take a selfie...

Paul Kantner stops by... and we take a selfie...

Our old band mate Paul Kantner stopped by for sound check, and we took this opportunity to take a selfie in the dressing room we all shared so long ago!

The view from the stage... sound check

The view from the stage... sound check

The view from the stage is a little fancier than it was back then… but, in many ways, still the same.

Our trip to the Fillmore hooked us up with Joe Purdy

Joe and Jorma

Joe and Jorma

This was the first time we shared the stage with Joe, but not the last, we hope.

Wavy Gravy brings Tuna onstage at the Fillmore

Wavy Gravy brings Tuna onstage at the Fillmore

One of our dearest friends, Wavy Gravy made the trek to welcome us to the Bay Area, and he introduced our set! Thanks Wavy… you’re the best!

And by the bye… here is our set:

Hot Tuna 1, 2015
The Acoustic Duo
Jorma Kaukonen & Jack Casady
The First Show Of 2015
The Fillmore Auditorium
San Francisco, California
Saturday, January 3, 2015

1. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out
2. Children Of Zion
3. Second Chances
4. Hesitation Blues
5. Come Back Baby
6. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
7. Brother Can You Spare A Dime
8. Sea Child
9. Good Shepherd
10. Barbeque King
11. I’ll be All Right Some Day
12. Bar Room Crystal Ball
13. Water Song
14. In My Dreams
15. That’ll Never Happen No More
16. How Long Blues
17. I Am The Light Of This World
18. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning
19. First Encore: I Know You Rider
20. Second Encore: Embryonic Journey

Jack and I did a two hour show… the time flew by! A magic night for us, that’s for sure.

Wavy stops by after the show...

Wavy stops by after the show...

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Well… that’s about it for now. What a grand trip to S.F.! Now we’re off to the Center For The Arts in Grass Valley. I bought a 1940 Buick four door in Grass Valley back in the 60’s.

Wow… where does it all go?

Onward!