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A Broadblasting From Jorma Mercantile

November 6th, 2014 Jorma 6 comments

OK folks… a lovely Fall day here at Hillside Farm… a little rain, but in the 50’s. Our new cat, Weasley, is having breakfast with our trusted main cat, Zammy… Maverick, Dog Of Destiny, is still sleeping… Vanessa is opening a pomegranate… good times.

Let's go class!

Let's go class!

I’ve never done a live streaming lesson before but David Wolff talked me into it. (It wasn’t too hard) Check it folks:

Dear Students & Prospective Students of BreakDownWay.com,

We had a fantastic response to our request to pick 2 songs for Jorma to teach on his first Live Streaming Lesson. The results have been tallied and he will be teaching:

“I Belong To The Band”
&
“In The Kingdom”

This great event will be held on Sunday, December 14, 2014 at 7pm EST

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL HAVE THE CHANCE TO WIN A FREE WORKSHOP AT THE FUR PEACE RANCH IN 2015

You can access the signup page here:
https://BreakDownWay.com/live-streaming.php

The cost will be $99.99

OK, that’s it for the mercantile statement… join us if you can.

Now, tomorrow is our final workshop this year at the Fur Peace Ranch. This would entail Jack Casady, G.E.Smith, Spencer Bohren and yours truly.

Yep… seventeen amazing years. We are so blessed and so grateful for all the amazing gifts we enjoy.

Onward!

Beautiful Week For FPR On The Road

January 22nd, 2013 Jorma 12 comments

Just a short note as I get ready for breakfast here by Mission Bay. Indeed, we have a full house this week for our second session here in San Diego. Considering how cold things are at home in Ohio this week, this is indeed a nice place to be… although, of course, weather notwithstanding, there’s no place like home. Of course for this session of the Fur Peace Ranch On The Road we have Barry Mitterhoff, Marjorie Thompson and David Wolff on board. With a constellation of stars like this, we and the students are sure to have a grand time…

Onward.

Lawyerpalooza In San Diego

January 20th, 2013 Jorma 8 comments
Jorma on the Ural sidehack at Ocean Beach

Jorma on the Ural sidehack at Ocean Beach

So yesterday morning while walking on Ocean Beach I saw this Ural rig and the owner kindly let me sit on it and have my picture taken… I may have to get one of these.

Anyway, my pal Marc Shechter’s law firm, Butterfield and Schechter just celebrated their fifteenth anniversary and Marc asked me to pick a few tunes ate the fete which I was more than happy to do.

Here is a list of those tunes, not necessarily in that order and not necessarily complete:

Jorma At Mark’s Place
San Diego, California
Saturday, January 19, 2013

1. True Religion
2. I See The Light
3. Heart Temporary
4. Hesitation Blues
5. Barbeque King
6. That’ll Never Happen No More
7. Second Chances
8. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
9. Come Back Baby
10. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed And Burning
11. Mama Let Me Lay It On You
12. Living In The Moment
13. I Am The Light Of This World
14. Nine Pound Hammer

Good company, good food and I got to play the guitar… good times!

Shell hunting on ocean beach

Shell hunting on ocean beach

Barry Mitterhoff is flying in tonight and tomorrow our second Fur Peace Ranch session here in California begins with me, Marjorie Thompson, Barry Mitterhoff and David Wolff. Needless to say, we expect to have another great week.

From Boulton To Breakdownway.com

October 16th, 2012 Jorma 5 comments

Night before last, Barry Mitterhoffand I played the YMCA Boulton Center in Bay Shore, N.Y. We’ve done this place before and we love it… a lot. The other night was no exception… and we played a darn good show, if I do say so myself. Here is our set list:

Jorma Kaukonen And Barry Mitterhoff 20, 2012
Y.M.C.A. Boulton Center For The Performing Arts
Bayshore, New York
Sunday, October 14, 2012

First Set:
1. I See The Light
2. Dime For Beer
3. Hesitation Blues
4. Mama Let Me Lay It On You
5. Second Chances
6. I’ll Let You Know Before I Leave
7. More Than My Old Guitar
8. The Terrible Operation
9. Third Week In The Chelsea
10. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
11. Come Back Baby
12. Vicksburg Stomp
13. I Know You Rider
Second Set:
1. Children Of Zion
2. Serpent Of Dreams
3. Bread Line Blues
4. Barbeque King
5. Full Go Round
6. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
7. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out
8. Good Shepherd
9. Winin’ Boy Blues
10. I Am The Light Of This World
11. Nine Pound Hammer
12. Encore: How Long Blues

Good stuff… then off to NYC to shoot some more lesson for Breakdownway.

Another hotel... welcome to my world!

Another hotel... welcome to my world!

Thanks to David Wolff’s vision, ingenuity and persistence… Breakdownway has become a really delightful instructional force to be reckoned with. None of this would have happened without David… and well me too. We have grown immensely since our moderately humble beginnings and we now have an amazing collection of wonderfully eclectic musician instructors who are putting themselves out there to teach. Those of you players out there should check it out… it is really amazing! If you can’t get to one of our Fur Peace Ranch sessions, log onto Breakdown Way.

We taped about half a dozen new lessons at Studio Instrument Rentals so I now have plenty of new lessons in the can. Keep in mind, we now have more instructors than I can count, so check it out yourself.

Our friend, the great chef Tom Colicchio stopped by to check out the action and of course, I grabbed him for a picture.

Me and Tom Colicchio...

Me and Tom Colicchio...

What a gig… music, food… Hmmm… time for breakfast!