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Big Day In The Hometown!

June 23rd, 2016 Jorma 8 comments
1776 D St.

1776 D St.

So I’m trying to get some writing done… yeah, working one what I hope will one day be a book of sorts. I’ve been remiss. What else is new? But here I am today, back in the one consistent place of my youth. Yep. My hometown, the Washington, D.C. area. Why am I here when I could be home in Ohio? Because it is my son Zachary’s high school graduation and here I am with my pals Myron Hart and Phil Jacobs. It’s definitely one of those ‘sweet bird of youth’ moments where one really realizes how delightful yet finite life truly is. My graduation at Woodrow Wilson over on Nebraska Ave. was outside on the field where we drilled with Jr. ROTC. I recollect that my grandparents, Ben and Vera were there since I was living with them that year, but they were my only family. Somewhere I have my diploma. Maybe I’ll be able to find it and take a picture of it. Maybe not. Was I ready for the next step in life? Did I have a life plan. Did college really mean something or was it just what I was expected to do? I don’t know. I’ll have to think on that some more.

What a day!

What a day!

But here, today, I was at Constitution Hall… the DAR hall where Hot Tuna played in 1976. We were banned from returning. I guess either we or the fans or both misbehaved. In any case, I guess they didn’t recognize me. I showed them the ticket Zach gave me, and they let me in.

A proud place to be!

A proud place to be!

Myron and Phil and I found three seats just to the left of exit four on the second tier. The entire Constitution Hall was packed. We got there early. Welcome to my world… so like I said, our seats were great.

1959… I graduated Woodrow Wilson… I can’t remember whether I felt young or old or if none of those things mattered to me at the time. I guess the world was a younger place. My Selective Service Classification was still 1-A, and you know… I didn’t care. Here I am 57 years later… still looking at the world with amazed eyes.

G_d Bless America... Got to do the Star Spangled Banner Too!

G_d Bless America... Got to do the Star Spangled Banner Too!

I am filled with gratitude and wonder. Zach’s life is going to be different… no matter what… He’ll be voting in his first presidential election this Fall. What a way to enter his majority! I can hardly wait to read the next chapter. Like Steve James says in his song, ‘Talco Girl,’ ‘Goodbye Daddy… hello world!’

Well done kiddo! Well done!

A great day in D.C.!

A great day in D.C.!

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Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame… Director’s Retreat… And Me

June 17th, 2016 Jorma 24 comments
The El Parian Mexican Resaurant in Zanesville

The El Parian Mexican Resaurant in Zanesville

Myron and I took back roads to Cleveland… and stopped in Zanesville at the El Parian Mexican Resautrant... Awesome!!!

Rt. 13 to 93 through Zanesville… I-70 two I-77 to Cleveland… nice ride.

Up in Cleveland… we headed over to the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame for the Board Of Directors Retreat Soiree….

Me and John Sferra

Me and John Sferra

We got to sit with our good friend John Sferra and his lovely lady, John is the drummer for Glass Harp… and more. He helped us out last year with the GE Smith Band. Good times.

The view from the heights.

The view from the heights.

I love the HOF… a great museum… great exhibits and they treated us like gold.

What a view

What a view

A great hang… and we got to see some great stuff! The Louder Than Words floors… worth the trip alone!

Time to go back to the hotel

Time to go back to the hotel

Thursday morning we got to go back in the stacks and see some stuff not on exhibit right now.

Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'Butter'

Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'Butter'

Then I got to hold Eric Clapton’s Tears In Heaven Guitar

Very moving indeed... Tears In Heaven

Very moving indeed... Tears In Heaven

Then it was time to show up for the Retreat Breakfast.

What's on the menu"

My pal Jason Hanley chatted with me, I played some music and then it was time for Myron and Me to head Home.

So much fun… and the Cavs beat Golden State last night. What a great day!

On the old road with Mav...

On the old road with Mav...

A nice walk with Maverick on our old road this morning… and the first day of another great Camp Weekend at the Fur Peace Ranch.

Time for bed… onward indeed!

From The Forest Primeval…To The Cherry St. Pub

June 14th, 2016 Jorma 12 comments
This is indeed, the forest primeval...

This is indeed, the forest primeval...

The day started with a superb walk, shared by Maverick The Dog and myself over and around the trails here at the Fur Peace Ranch. Nothing like a few reflective moments shared with the canine family.

I was up early because I had an 0900 appointment at the Harley Shop to get a side bag for Nessa’s Dyna.

Sanitary installation...

Sanitary installation...

A brisk ride in… warm ride back. The rest of the day I worked around the Ranch and then around 1600 I hopped on my scooter and rode up to Lancaster where I was to meet John Hurlbut and his Dad Ray at the Cherry St. Pub on Cherry St. in Lancaster.

This is a great place for home cookin’ meals and good company.

Ray and John Hurlbut

Ray and John Hurlbut

Ray, G_d bless him, at 94 is a vital friend… and one of the oldest living WWII vets in the state of Ohio.

Ray and me...

Ray and me...

Foto by John Hurlbut

So far the day was perfect. The topper was the ride home. Getting out there on the highway on my bike takes my breath away, every time.

Perfect weather, good food… and he finest of friends!

Onward!

Founders Day 2016 and Mom’s Birthday

June 12th, 2016 Jorma 6 comments

Today is June 12, 2016. Were my Mom, Beatrice Love, still alive, she would have been 106 years old. Mom worried about her kids, as all moms do. That is as it should be. I sent her a message in a prayer just to tell her to rest easy. Her eldest is doing better than fine. She probably knew that anyway.

Just sayin’

Indeed, we are not a glum lot!

Indeed, we are not a glum lot!

If this doesn’t say it… I don’t know what does?

I have been in recovery for a couple of 24 hours and this past weekend allowed me to once again reflect on the grace that has been bestowed upon me. I have heard that grace is unearned mercy and indeed that mercy is a priceless gift that I did not earn. In the midnight of my spirit, I could have never imagined that I would feel the warmth of the sun on my soul… ever.

A timely rainbow

A timely rainbow

I have had people I know say, ‘You never looked miserable.’ They were never able to look into my heart or see through my eyes. Indeed, why should they? I would have never let them in. Whatever self inflicted tragic landscape I wandered through, the music has always been a beacon for me. The music always gave me a reason to continue. I always believed there would be a brighter day.

Want a pink cloud?

Want a pink cloud?

You can’t make this stuff up. That pink cloud really was over the big meeting for a bit.

Coincidence?

Anyway, it’s progress not perfection… but one must always keep busy. If we’re not moving forward, we’re sliding backward.

This morning was the Motorcade to Dr. Bob and Annie’s grave. Our dear friend Maria joined us for the run, as she is always welcome to do.

Mutt, Jorma & Maria

Mutt, Jorma & Maria

Good friends are hard to come by, and I am blessed by many.

Dan, Betty, Jerry, Jim, Mutt & Hillbilly

Dan, Betty, Jerry, Jim, Mutt & Hillbilly

Some of these folks I see all the time… some only once or twice a year. The circle is always unbroken.

Line them up!

Line them up!

Joey the bagpiper always plays at the grave.

Goin’ home
Goin’ home
I’m a goin’ home
Quiet like, some still day
I’m just goin’ home.

It’s not far
Just close by
Through an open door
Work all done, care laid by
Goin’ to grieve no more.

Then there was an outstanding tribute to Dr. Bob and Annie…

…and Joey played again.

Bring your hanky

Bring your hanky

Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound,
That saved a wretch like me.
I once was lost but now I’m found,
Was blind, but now I see.

’twas Grace that taught,
my heart to fear.
And grace, my fears relieved.
How precious did that grace appear,
the hour I first believed.

Awesome… I have been riding to Founders Day for almost two decades, and I will keep coming back as long as I can. And Mom, just in case you’re listening… your kid is OK… better than OK. PS, I still miss you and Dad and I always will. That’s just part of the flow.

My spirit walks in the sun!

Jerry, Maria & Me

Jerry, Maria & Me

Subtle

Subtle

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From Lake Hope In Zalewski To That Island Manhattan

June 6th, 2016 Jorma 9 comments
The night before we left... dinner at the Lake Hope Lodge

The night before we left... dinner at the Lake Hope Lodge

Then Myron and Phil and I drove 780 miles to Shirley, Mass.

Gotta love this...

Gotta love this...

Gotta be fish in this tarn

Gotta be fish in this tarn

Jorma Kaukonen 21, 2016
Solo
Bull Run
Shirley, Mass.
Thursday, June 2, 2016

1. Ain’t In No Hurry
2. Death Don’t have No Mercy
3. Hesitation Blues
4. Heart Temporary
5. Barbeque King
6. I’ll Be All Right Someday
7. The Terrible Operation
8. How Long Blues
9. I See The Light
10. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
11. Waiting For A Train
12. Come Back Baby
13. San Francisco Bay Blues
14. In My Dreams
15. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning
16. Sea Child
17. Good Shepherd
18. Bar Room Crystal Ball
19. Water Song
20. Encore: Watch The North Wind Rise

Another Bull Run

Another Bull Run

Foto by Phil Jacobs

The we beat feet to Daryl’s House in Pawling…

The man's a genius...

The man's a genius...

At home we call this game Corn Hole… and it’s serious business!

Daryl and crew did an awesome job with this venue!

Daryl and crew did an awesome job with this venue!

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Jorma Kaukonen 22, 2016
Solo
Darryl’s House
Pauling New York
Friday, June 3, 2016

First Set:
1. True Religion
2. Ain’t In No Hurry
3. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down & Out
4. Barbeque King
5. I Am The Light Of This World
6. River Of Time
7. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
8. How Long Blues
9. Sea Child
10. Sleep Song
11. Candy Man
12. I See The Light
13. San Francisco Bay Blues
Second Set:
1. Dime For Beer
2. Things That Might Have Been
3. Hesitation Blues
4. Come Back BAby
5. I’ll Be All Right Some Day
6. Brother Can You Spare A Dime?
7. Serpent Of Dreams
8. Waiting For A Train
9. Whining Boy Blues
10. Watch The North Wind Rise
11. Good Shepherd
12. Bar Room Crystal Ball
13. Water Song
14. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning
15. Encore: Genesis

Good company!

Good company!

Two nights at the Winery... Awesome!

Two nights at the Winery... Awesome!

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Jorma Kaukonen 23, 2016
Solo
City Winery
New York City
New York
Saturday, June 4, 2016

First Set:
1. Too Many Years
2. Nobody Know You When You’re Down & Out
3. Waiting For Train
4. Hesitation Blues
5. Barbeque King
6. Second Chances
7. Sea Child
8. Sleep Song
9. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
10. I’ll Be All Right Someday
11. San Francisco Bay Blues
Second Set:
1. Dime For Beer
2. I See The Light
3. Things That Might Have Been
4. Candy Man
5. Come Back Baby
6. The Terrible Operation
7. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
8. Watch The North Wind Rise
9. Good Shepherd
10. Bar Room Crystal Ball
11. Water Song
12. Encore: Embryonic Journey

Jorma Kaukonen 24, 2016
Solo
City Winery
New York City
New York
Sunday, June 5, 2016

First Set:
1. True Religion
2. Heart Temporary
3. Hesitation Blues
4. Been So Long
5. River Of Time
6. I Am The Light Of This World
7. Barbeque King
8. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down & Out
9. Watch The North Wind Rise
10. Sea Child
11. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
12. I Know You Rider
Second Set:
1. Second Chances
2. How Long Blues
3. The Terrible Operation
4. Brother Can You Spare A Dime
5. I Belong To The Band
6. Come Back Baby
7. I See The Light
8. Sleep Song
9. Good Shepherd
10. Bar Room Crystal Ball
11. Water Song
12. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning
13. Encore: San Francisco Bay Blues

All four shows…. SOLD OUT!

Good times!

New York!  Gotta love it!

New York! Gotta love it!

Then I looked up…

Good morning America... how are you?

Good morning America... how are you?

Then into the rig and ten hours later… home…

Six hundred miles today…

Good night moon…

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A Hearty Thanks To My Friends At Gibson, U.S.A.

April 23rd, 2016 Jorma 16 comments

So, today is the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Show at the Dolby Theater here in Los Angeles! Who would have thought that you would hear Run DMC and Jefferson Airplane in the same sentence? Anyway, the taping of the show is tonight so I’ll talk about that more tonight or tomorrow but first I need to thank and honor my friends at Gibson.

Wowzy...

Wowzy...

So I’ve been playing Gibson guitars all my life and I’ve loved them all. I bought my 1958 Gibson J-50 in Dayton, Ohio at Pop’s Music Store in 1959. It cost a hundred bucks, and worth every penny. I learned to finger pick on that guitar… it’s the guitar I played Embryonic Journey on. Learned to pick, sing and write on that guitar. It was the musical story of my life for… well, a long time. When I’m gone it will belong to my son Zach.

IN 1965 or ‘66, I bought a Red ES-345 Stereo at Sherman and Clay in San Francisco for about $400. I bought it on time… it seemed like a lot of money back then. That guitar became the guitar I developed my sound in the JA on. I owned a number of ES-345’s and ES-355’s back in that day, but that first red one was always the one. I gave it to my friend Maj when I was flush with cash and buying a lot of guitars. It was stolen from him in London and has been gone for over forty years.

When this Grammy Lifetime Award came up, I contacted my old friend Ron Moe down at Gibson Guitars in Nashville. I wondered what the chances were that there was an ES-345 around that I could use for the ceremony since we’re playing some live songs on the show. He said he’d run it up the flagpole to see if there were any salutes.

Enter his friend Mike Volz the director of Research And Product Development at Gibson, Memphis. Mike saw to it that his team hand crafted a replica of that 1964 Gibby, including the original wiring harness and matched caps and pots. The paint is off the charts… the hardware is lightly stressed and it plays like a dream. I’ll be using it a lot in upcoming shows.

Mike Volz, Jorma, The Guitar and Ron Moe

Mike Volz, Jorma, The Guitar and Ron Moe

This was totally unexpected… it is such a blessing! Many thanks to Mike and his team of craftspeople. And Ron… well, you know how I feel.

ES-345 and replica period case!

ES-345 and replica period case!

It is true that we’re missing Passover being here in LA like this, but it is a mitzvah of another sort.

Zeissen Pesach…

…and let’s rock!

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The Week That Was And More

April 5th, 2016 Jorma 27 comments

So… a week ago yesterday, the irrepressible Myron Hart and I jumped in my truck and started driving to Ogunquit, Maine. Even though the gig at Jonathan’s wasn’t until Friday, we figured ‘Why rush?’ We took two days. Anyhoo… We got in on Thursday, meet Phil at the train station and looked around for a place to eat.

Time for dinner...

Time for dinner...

Yeah buddy… Billy’s Chowder House was looking good.

These babies were looking good too...

These babies were looking good too...

The good old Meadowmere wasn’t serving breakfast… it’s definitely not ‘Season’ yet so almost nothing was open… but, we discovered Leanne Cusimano’s Amore Breakfast.

Leanne and Jorma

Leanne and Jorma

Leanne’s place is absolutely awesome… food, hospitality… the whole deal. Plus, I’m a coffee nut, and the coffee at Amore is some of the best I have ever had!

A little walk by the beach… and then thoughts of Jonathan’s began to cross our minds.

A light in the dark

A light in the dark

No skinny dipping today...

No skinny dipping today...

Then off to the gig at Jonathan’s.

Welcome to Jonathan's

Welcome to Jonathan's

Foto by Phil Jacobs

…and the show, of course!

On stage after dinner

On stage after dinner

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Jorma Kaukonen 17, 2016
Jorma Solo
Jonathan’s Ogunquit
Ogunquit, Maine
Thursday, March 31, 2016

First Set:
1. Too Many Years
2. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down & Out
3. Been So Long
4. Hesitation Blues
5. Barbeque King
6. Sea Child
7. Sleep Song
8. Living In The Moment
9. That’ll Never Happen No More
10. I See The Light
11. In My Dreams
12. Keep Your Lamps rimmed & Burning
Second Set:
1. Dime For Beer
2. Ain’t In No Hurry
3. The Terrible Operation
4. I’ll Be All Right Some Day
5. Death Don.t Have No Mercy
6. Come Back Baby
7. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
8. True Religion
9. San Francisco Bay Blues
10. Watch The North Wind Rise
11. Good Shepherd
12. I Am The Light Of This World
13. Bar Room Crystal Ball
14. Water Song
15. Encore: Whining boy Blues

Then it was off to the Higher Ground up in Burlington, Vermont.

The old Jormster picks it!

The old Jormster picks it!

Foto by Phil Jacobs

We’ve got old friends here up in Burlington… it didn’t seem like five years since the last time I was here… better not wait so long for the next time! Anyway, old friends are always good.

Jorma Kaukonen 18, 2016
Jorma Solo
The Higher Ground
Burlington, Vermont
Saturday, April 2, 2016

First Set:
1. Ain’t In No Hurry
2. New Song For The Morning
3. Hesitation Blues
4. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down & Out
5. Come Back Baby
6. Sea Child
7. Sleep Song
8. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
9. How Long Blues
10. Candy Man
11. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning
Second Set:
1. True Religion
2. I See The Light
3. The Terrible Operation
4. River Of Time
5. I Am The Light Of This World
6. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
7. Barbeque King
8. Watch The North Wind Rise
9. Good Shepherd
10. Bar Room Crystal Ball
11. Water Song
12. Encore: I Know You Rider

Sunday morning we got up and looked for a breakfast joint. Burlington is a college town, so everything in town was just to darn crowded. I’m not waiting and hour to get breakfast anywhere. We started driving towards Albany and couldn’t find one normal diner in whole state of Vermont. All I wanted was breakfast. Around lunch time we crossed the border into New York… and there was a diner.

Good Times.

In Albany… I was guest for David Bromberg’s Birthday Bash… and a good time it was. That lad knows how to throw a party!

The Egg in Albany

The Egg in Albany

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Lots of glorious folks on this gig…

Jorma, Larry, David and Keb Mo

Jorma, Larry, David and Keb Mo

David, Keb and Larry

David, Keb and Larry

To hang with David and his friends is a blessing indeed… some fun!

Keb and Me

Keb and Me

This was a really, really good time. Thanks David… Zei Gesundt… may you have many more.

Back at the Renaissance Hotel…

Lovely

Lovely

Smile for the birdie

Smile for the birdie

As usual… the best hotel on this little run and we’re here for about five hours.

Up in the morning for the long run to Pomeroy… a Spring snow…

Morning view from the window...

Morning view from the window...

The lobby

The lobby

And outside…

Let's get this show on the road...

Let's get this show on the road...

Eleven hours later home, home, home. This weekend at the Fur Peace Ranch Larry Campbell, and Teresa Williams.

Am I the luckiest guy in the world or what?

Gotta go to ‘town.’

Three More & Home

March 12th, 2016 Jorma 33 comments
Quaintness In Rockport

Quaintness In Rockport

I don’t think I’ve ever been to Rockport before… at least I don’t remember it.

Nifty little quarry and seaport town

Nifty little quarry and seaport town

So here I was at the Shalin Liu…

What a nifty Joint...

What a nifty Joint...

Foto by Phil Jacobs

The Captain's Chair

The Captain's Chair

Jorma Kaukonen 14, 2016
Jorma Solo
Shalin Liu
Performance Center
Rockport, Massachusetts
Tuesday, March 8, 2016

First Set:
1. True Religion
2. Re-Enlistment Blues
3. Ain’t In No Hurry
4. Hesitation Blues
5. I’ll Be All Right Some Day
6. Been So Long
7. Come Back Baby
8. Sea Child
9. Sleep Song
10. I Am The Light Of This World
11. I See The Light
12. San Francisco Bay Blues
Second Set:
1. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
2. Whining Boy Blues
3. Things That Might Have Been
4. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down & Out
5. Brother Can You Spare A Dime?
6. Barbeque King
7. Candy Man
8. How Long Blues
9. Living IN The MOment
10. Full Go Round
11. Good Shepherd
12. The Terrible Operation
13. Bar Room Crystal Ball
14. Water Song
15. Encore: Embryonic Journey

Now that's a back stage...

Now that's a back stage...

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Then it was off to New Jersey…

Nice... very nice!

Nice... very nice!

Jorma Kaukonen 15, 2016
Jorma Solo
South Orange Performing Arts Center
South Orange, New Jersey
Wednesday, March 9, 2016

First Set:
1. Dime For Beer
2. Ain’t In No Hurry
3. I See The Light
4. Hesitation Blues
5. Things That Might Have Been
6. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
7. Come Back Baby
8. Sea Child
9. Sleep Song
10. Living In the Moment
11. S.F. Bay Blues
12. I Know You Rider
Second Set:
1. Been So Long
2. True Religion
3. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down & Out
4. Brother Can You Spare A Dime?
5. How Long Blues
6. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning
7. In My Dreams
8. Candy Man
9. Barbeque King
10. Watch The North Wind Rise
11. Good Shepherd
12. Bar Room Crystal Ball
13. Water Song
14. Encore: Genesis

And… my dear friend Bob Steeler was there.

He'll always be Big Bob!

He'll always be Big Bob!

Then a Barton Fink moment in the hallway of the hotel and off to Port Washington.

I want vintage Barton Fink

I want vintage Barton Fink

And in Port Washington…

The Landmark On Main

The Landmark On Main

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Jorma Kaukonen 16, 2016
Jorma Solo
Landmark On Main Street
Port Washington, New York
Thursday, March 10, 2016

First Set:
1. True Religion
2. Ain’t In No Hurry
3. I’ll Be All Right Some Day
4. Come Back Baby
5. Hesitation Blues
6. Things That Might Have Been
7. Candy Man
8. Sea Child
9. Sleep Song
10. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
11. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
12. I Know You Rider
Second Set:
1. Been So Long
2. Whining Boy Blues
3. Where There’s Two There’s Trouble
4. The Terrible Operation
5. Brother Can You Spare A Dime
6. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down & Out
7. I See The Light
8. I Am The Light Of This World
9. Living In The Moment
10. Good Shepherd
11. Barbeque King
12. Bar Room Crystal Ball
13. Water Song
14. Encore: Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning

Another delightful night for me… then after show we drove home.

Holding forth... one more time...

Holding forth... one more time...

Foto by Phil Jacobs

At the rest are near Coolville on Rt. 50… the country’s smallest church…

Still in 'service.'

Still in 'service.'

Tonight a show at the Fur Peace Ranch featuring our own John Hurlbut.

At The Warner In D.C. Wth Tedeschi/Trucks

February 28th, 2016 Jorma 12 comments

So Wednesday the 25th Myron and I drove to D.C. where I had the privilege of not only opening the show for Susan and Derek, but also getting to sit in with them. On the way to the Capitol City, we stopped in Winchester, Virginia to get some gas. It was more than a gas station… Throx Brew Market & Grille. Awesome sandwiches. A worthy stop.

In D.C. we were booked into the Mansion On O Street… an experience in and of itself.

Honey, I'm home!

Honey, I'm home!

This place has to be experienced to be believed.

Ceilings... we're painting ceilings...

Ceilings... we're painting ceilings...

There’s no way a couple of pictures can do justice to this great place!

Got live if you want it...

Got live if you want it...

We were in time for a yummy dinner so we went to Al Tiramisu on P Street.

Great dinner!

Great dinner!

Foto by Suzy Perler

Then it was Thursday and off to the Warner Theater.

The scene of the crime

The scene of the crime

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Jorma an Susan

Jorma an Susan

Selfie with Derek and me...

Selfie with Derek and me...

Here is my little set list:

Jorma Kaukonen 9, 2016
Jorma Opens For
Tedeschi/Trucks
The Warner Theater
Washington, D.C.
Thursday, February 25, 2016

1. Ain’t In No Hurry
2. Hesitation Blues
3. Good Shepherd
4. Come Back Baby
5. In My Dreams
6. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
7. Death Don’t Have No Mercy

Go into the light...

Go into the light...

Then I got to sit in with Susan and Derek and play Don’t Think Twice and Pity The Fool. Check the link.

How good does it have to get…

Well, there’s being back home… that’s pretty darn good…

And so to bed…

But wait… some more pictures from Suzy Perler

Nice conversation

Nice conversation

Happy is good...

Happy is good...

How good does it have to get?

How good does it have to get?

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Jitlada… Culinary Magnificence Thai Style!

February 12th, 2016 Jorma 12 comments
Jorma visits Ray at Jitlada

Jorma visits Ray at Jitlada

Foto by Vanessa Lillian

So I’m checking my blog the other day and there was a comment from one Ray Gallo. He’s into the music and of course I dug that… but there was more. I’ve been hanging out in Japan Town for the last week and he mentioned that he and is wife have a little Thai restaurant, Jitlada, up on Buchanan Street. Now it is true that a man’s gotta eat… but there’s more than that. A man’s gotta eat good food… and this was some of the best I’ve ever had!!!!! I kid you not. Click on the Jitlada link above and check out the menu. I’ve had a lot of Thai food… and I love it, obviously… but this topped it all. These are not hyperbolic superlatives, it really is the best. It’s right above the walking street part of Buchanan on the East side of the street.

I can’t say enough about this… you gotta go… and tell them Jorma sent you!

Going home tomorrow… glad my last dinner in San Francisco was at Jitlada!

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