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Rockin’ Stage One

March 15th, 2015 Jorma 4 comments
The Gig

The Gig

Foto By Phil Jacobs

Haven’t been to Stage One for a bit and I’ve missed it. Barry and I had a great time tonight, and here is our set list:

Jorma Kaukonen 19 , 2015
Acoustic Duet
Jorma Kaukonen & Barry Mitterhoff
Stage One
Fairfield, Connecticut
Saturday, March 14, 2015

First Set:
1. Dime For Beer
2. I See The Light
3. Heart Temporary
4. Hesitation Blues
5. Ain’t In No Hurry
6. How Long Blues
7. Where There’s Two There’s Trouble
8. River Of Time
9. Barbeque King
10. I’ll Be All Right Some Day
11. The Other Side Of The Mountain
Second Set:
1. Suffer Little Children to Come Unto Me
2. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out
3. The Terrible Operation
4. Brother Can You Spare A Dime
5. Candy Man
6. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
7. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
8. Come Back Baby
9. Good Shepherd
10. Bar Room Crystal Ball
11. Water Song
12. I Know You Rider
13. Encore: Embryonic Journey

Retro at Stage One

Retro at Stage One

Weird Foto by Phil Jacobs

And of course.. it was Pi day:

Hey kids, what day is it?

Hey kids, what day is it?

Thanks to Jerry Homish for this one…

Now on to the Boulton Center For The Performing Arts.

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To Infinity… And Beyond!

March 14th, 2015 Jorma 12 comments
Hartford... part of the family tree

Hartford... part of the family tree

My Mom was born in East Windsor… not far from here. She was born in 1910… and grew up on a tobacco farm. My wife Vanessa, is from Southington… not far from here… my grandfather Ben (may he rest in peace) is buried in Ellington in the little Orthodox cemetery near the old Shul… my cousin Janice lives near here. The roots of my family tree lie deep in the soil of Connecticut. It was nice to be here for a day. I should come more often and pay my respects.

The new Infinity Hall... from Norfolk to Hartford

The new Infinity Hall... from Norfolk to Hartford

Foto by Phil Jacobs

The view from the stage...

The view from the stage...

What a great new venue for us… we hope it thrives!

Our set List:

Jorma Kaukonen 18 , 2015
Acoustic Duet
Jorma Kaukonen & Barry Mitterhoff
The Infinity Hall
Hartford, Connecticut
Friday, March 13, 2015

First Set:
1. True Religion
2. Ain’t In No Hurry
3. How Long Blues
4. The Other Side Of The Mountain
5. The Terrible Operation
6. I See The Light
7. Come Back Baby
8. Hesitation Blues
9. I Am The Light Of This World
10. River Of Time
11. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning
Second Set:
1. Serpent Of Dreams
2. Keep On Trucking Mama
3. Where There’s Two There’s Trouble
4. Brother Can You Spare A Dime
5. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out
6. Barbeque King
7. That’ll Never Happen No More
8. Bar Room Crystal Ball
9. Water Song
10. Good Shepherd
11. I Know You Rider
12. Encore: In My Dreams

Starry, starry night...

Starry, starry night...

Foto by Phil Jacobs

The boys… enshrined in mystical lights.

Jorma and Marty Brennan

Jorma and Marty Brennan

I was hanging with Marty Brennan and Ian Buchanan in New York City in 1960. If it weren’t for them… would wouldn’t be having this conversation… they taught me so much!

Now it’s off to Fairfield, Connecticut and Stage One.

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Last Night At The Narrow… Fall River

March 13th, 2015 Jorma 4 comments
Fall River and the battleship Massachusetts

Fall River and the battleship Massachusetts

Last might Barry and I pulled into Fall River for another show at the Narrows Center For The Arts.

As always greeted by the great battleship Massachusetts… and the folks at the Narrows Center.

The plight of the millworker... people complain about unions?

The plight of the millworker... people complain about unions?

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Time to work...

Time to work...

Well it was time for us to go to work… and here is our set list:

Jorma Kaukonen 17 , 2015
Acoustic Duet
Jorma Kaukonen & Barry Mitterhoff
The Narrows Center For The Arts
Fall River, Massachusetts
Thursday, March 12, 2015

First Set:
1. Ain’t In No Hurry
2. How Long Blues
3. The Other Side Of The Mountain
4. Hesitation Blues
5. I See The Light
6. Suffer Little Children To Come Unto Me
7. Barbeque King
8. Whining Boy Blues
9. I’ll Be All Right Some Day
10. What Are They Doing In Heaven Today? In memory of Marjorie Thompson… gone, but not forgotten!
11. I Know You Rider
Second Set:
1. Dime For Beer
2. Where There’s Two There’s Trouble
3. Brother Can You Spare A Dime
4. Come Back Baby
5. Candy man
6. Serpent Of Dreams
7. Full Go Round
8. Good Shepherd
9. Bar Room Crystal Ball
10. Water Song
11. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning
12. Encore: In My Dreams

The family of my colleague and dear friend, Marjorie Thomson was in the audience, and we were able to honor Marjorie with our version of the Washington Phillips song, ‘What Are They Doing In Heaven Today?’

‘Peace it flows, like a river they say. What are they doing there now?’

I miss my friend.

A bittersweet moment but a lovely evening at the Narrows.

Memories are made of this...

Memories are made of this...

Now we’re off to the new Infinity Hall in Hartford, Connecticut.

Life doesn’t cut you much slack… but it’s the best we have!

Radio Shows In The Tri-State

March 10th, 2015 Jorma 10 comments
Breakfast in Newton... Taylor Ham?

Breakfast in Newton... Taylor Ham?

The morning after the Newton Show, Barry and I dined at a Diner… and then I went to Hackettstown, N.J. for a radio show.

Pickin' and singin'

Pickin' and singin'

Foto by Phil Jacobs

After the show we went to Weehawken for the view and dinner.

The Freedom Tower

The Freedom Tower

This morning I took a nice walk by the Hudson.

Out for a morning walk

Out for a morning walk

It’s raining tonight, but it wasn’t this morning.

Oops... nobody's perfect.

Oops... nobody's perfect.

Then it was out to Fairleigh-Dickinson college for another show…

Another good time...

Another good time...

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Back to the hotel for dinner…

Night sky...

Night sky...

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Now on to New England…

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A Night In Newton

March 9th, 2015 Jorma 17 comments
Name In Lights

Name In Lights

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Well… we had a blast in the little theater in Newton… hopefully we’ll be back again. This sure is a beautiful part of New Jersey here. And speaking of here… here is our set list:

Jorma Kaukonen 16 , 2015
Acoustic Duet
Jorma Kaukonen & Barry Mitterhoff
The Newton Theater
Newton, New Jersey
Sunday, March 8, 2015

First Set:
1. Ain’t In No Hurry
2. Dime For Beer
3. Suffer Little Children To Come Unto Me
4. Hesitation Blues
5. The Other Side Of The Mountain
6. Barbeque King
7. Serpent Of Dreams
8. River Of Time
9. Candy Man
10. How Long Blues
11. I Am The Light Of This World rip Danny Nyman
12. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
Second Set:
1. Search My Heart
2. In My Dreams
3. Come Back Baby
4. Prohibition Blues
5. That’ll Never Happen No More
6. I See The Light
7. Good Shepherd
8. Bar Room Crystal Ball
9. Brother Can You Spare A Dime
10. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning
11. Encore: Water Song

A couple of radio shows in the area today and tomorrow… and then off to New England.

The boys... in situ

The boys... in situ

Foto by Phil Jacobs

A beautiful day today with chances that the mountains of snow will start to melt.

Good times…

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First Night In The New Jersey State

March 8th, 2015 Jorma 9 comments
Great performing arts center!

Great performing arts center!

Last night we found ourselves in the South Orange Performing Arts Center. Our first trip there, but hopefully not our last!

We were fortunate last night to have our young friend, Matt Aaron, sit in with us on the great Lightning Hopkins tune, Come Back Baby.

Jorma and Matt

Jorma and Matt

Nice pickin’ Matt!

Here is the set list from last night:

Jorma Kaukonen 15 , 2015
Acoustic Duet
Jorma Kaukonen & Barry Mitterhoff
South Orange Performing Arts Center
South Orange, New Jersey
Saturday, March 7, 2015

First Set:
1. True Religion
2. Children Of Zion
3. Other Side Of The Mountain
4. Come Back Baby with Matt Aaron
5. Hesitation Blues
6. I See The Light
7. The Terrible Operation
8. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down & Out
9. In My Dreams
10. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning
Second Set:
1. Ain’t In No Hurry
2. Candy Man
3. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
4. Brother Can You Spare A Dime
5. Barbeque King
6. I’ll Be All Right Some Day
7. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
8. Watch The North Wind Rise
9. Good Shepherd
10. Bar Room Crystal Ball
11. Water Song
12. I Know You Rider
13. Encore: Genesis

Today, Barry and I are off to the Newton Theater in Newton, New Jersey. Another sold out show… as was last night. You’re still pulling them in Barry! :)

Nice poster!

Nice poster!

Onward!

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From Leesburg to Phoenixville

March 7th, 2015 Jorma 20 comments
Open Chinese food in the Blizzard of '15

Open Chinese food in the Blizzard of '15

Thanks goodness this joint was open so we could at least eat… having had to postpone the gig in Leesburg.

This is a fortune?

This is a fortune?

Then off to Phoenixville, PA and the Colonial Theater… home of The Blob.

Return to the Colonial

Return to the Colonial

Down in the dressing room, I grokked this:

Those were the days...

Those were the days...

Great to have Barry Mitterhoff back on board! Here is our set list:

Jorma Kaukonen 14 , 2015
Acoustic Duet
Jorma Kaukonen & Barry Mitterhoff
The Colonial Theater
Phoenixville, Pennsylvania

First Set:
1. Dime For Beer
2. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out
3. The Other Side Of The Mountain
4. I See The Light
5. Come back Baby
6. Hesitation Blues
7. In My Dreams
8. Where There’s Two There’s Trouble
9. That’ll Never Happen No More
10. Candy Man
11. I Know You Rider
Second Set:
1. Ain’t In No Hurry
2. The Terrible Operation
3. Barbeque King
4. Brother Can You Spare A Dime
5. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
6. Prohibition Blues
7. Good Shepherd
8. Bar Room Crystal Ball
9. Water Song
10. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning
11. Encore: Embryonic Journey

I saw it in a drive in... I think I saw it...

I saw it in a drive in... I think I saw it...

Don’t forget Blobfest at the Colonial and in the meantime we’re off to the South Orange Performing Arts Center in South Orange, New Jersey for a sold out show!

Yow…

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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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