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eTown Starts Today

April 22nd, 2015 Jorma 6 comments
foto by Erin Cox

foto by Erin Cox

Teresa Williams, Larry Campbell, Jorma Kaukonen, Joe Purdy, Nick Forster & Helen Forster… at eTown.

Go to eTowns site… and find this Winter show with the aforementioned…

Good times!

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420… Whoahhh Dude… A Trifecta Of Electricity And A Hearty Tally Ho

April 20th, 2015 Jorma 16 comments
Myron at Wanee

Myron at Wanee

A mighty drive from Stoughton, Wisconsin to Wanee…

Jutin gets ready to rock!

Jutin gets ready to rock!

We love Wanee… Any time, any time at all!

Vibe extraordinaire!

Vibe extraordinare!

The rockin’set:

Hot Tuna 4, 2015
The Electric Quartet
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
Berry Mitterhoff & Justin Guip
Wanee Festival
Live Oak, Florida
Thursday, April 16, 2015

1. I See The Light
2. True Religion
3. I Wish You Would
4. Rock Me Baby
5. Good Shepherd
6. Hesitation Blues
7. Bowlegged Woman
8. A Little Faster
9. Can’t Get Satisfied
10. Water Song
11. Funky # 7

The Jazzmaster rules!

The Jazzmaster rules!

Foto by Dan Nigro

Whoahhh!

Whoahhh!

Then it was off to Atlanta…

The marquee

The marquee

The boys...

The boys...

Hot Tuna 5, 2015
The Electric Quartet
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
Berry Mitterhoff & Justin Guip
The Variety Playhouse
Atlanta, Georgia
Friday, April 17, 2015

First Set:
1. I See The Light
2. Second Chances
3. A Little Faster
4. Can’t Get Satisfied
5. Hesitation Blues
6. Ain’t In No Hurry
7. Bowlegged Woman
8. Ode To Billy Dean
9. Hit Single #1
Second Set:
1. I Wish You Would
2. Children Of Zion
3. Other Side Of The Mountain
4. Rock Me Baby
5. Watch The North Wind Rise
6. Good Shepherd
7. Bar Room Crystal Ball
8. Water Song
9. Funky #7
10. Encore: Come Back Baby

The scene of the crime!

The scene of the crime!

Then it was time for the Carolina Theater in Durham.

Provenance

Provenance

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Loverly!

Loverly!

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Hot Tuna 6, 2015
The Electric Quartet
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
Barry Mitterhoff & Justin Guip
Carolina Theater Of Durham
Durham, North Carolina
Saturday, April 18, 2015

First Set:
1. I See The Light
2. Hesitation Blues
3. Can’t Get Satisfied
4. Ode To Billy Dean
5. Trial By Fire
6. Watch The North Wind Rise
7. Other Side Of The Mountain
8. Bowlegged Woman
9. Hit Single # 1
Second Set:
1. Ain’t In No Hurry
2. Second Chances
3. A Little Faster
4. I Wish You Would
5. Rock Me Baby
6. True Religion
7. Good Shepherd
8. Bar Room Crystal Ball
9. Water Song
10. Funky #7
11. Encore: Come Back Baby

Da boyz...

Da boyz...

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Then Barry and I returned to Leesburg for our makeup date at the Tally Ho.

A great night at the Tally Ho

A great night at the Tally Ho

Jorma Kaukonen 29, 2015
Jorma Kaukonen with Barry Mitterhoff
Tally Ho Theater
Leesburg, Virginia
Sunday, April 19, 2015

First Set:
1. True Religion
2. Ain’t In No Hurry
3. Hesitation Blues
4. Where There’s Two There’s Trouble
5. How Long Blues
6. I See The Light
7. Barbeque King
8. Sea Child
9. Full Go Round
10. I’ll B All Right Some Day
11. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning
Second Set:
1. The Terrible Operation
2. Brother Can You Spare A Dime
3. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down & Out
4. Serpent Of Dreams
5. In My Dreams
6. Other Side Of The Mountain
7. Come Back Baby
8. Candy Man
9. Bar Room Crystal Ball
10. Water Song
11. Good Shepherd
12. I Know You Rider
13. Encore: I Am The Light Of The World

Good times…

The Red House Bowling Ball... it's a long story...

The Red House Bowling Ball... it's a long story...

Foto by Phil Jacobs

And now… Home at last for a while.

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A Day Late & A Dollar Short… Sort Of…

April 14th, 2015 Jorma 20 comments

It’s been hectic and I’m a couple days behind on my blog, so here goes. After Chicago, we dove up to Minneapolis where I played two shows at the Dakota, Jazz Club.

A beautiful day in Minneapolis

A beautiful day in Minneapolis

We had been having some problems with the generators on the bus (It’s always something with these rigs) but the bus was able to rest conveniently near the gig.

This is a little creepy...

This is a little creepy...

Anyway, I walked over to the bus, picked up my guitar and walked to the gig.

Come on in!

Come on in!

Foto by Phil Jacobs

A great dinner and then two shows…

Jorma Kaukonen 27, 2015
Jorma Kaukonen
Solo
Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Saturday, April 11, 2015

First Show:
1. True Religion
2. Ain’t In No Hurry
3. Hesitation Blues
4. Where There’s Two There’s Trouble
5. Barbeque King
6. I See The Light
7. The Other Side Of The Mountain
8. Genesis
9. Death Don’t have No Mercy
10. Sea Child
11. Full Go Round
12. Whining Boy Blues
13. Let Us Get Together Right Down Hre
14. I Know You Rider
15. Encore: How Long Blue
Second Show:
1. Dime For Beer
2. Brother Can You Spare a Dime
3. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down & Out
4. Come Back Baby
5. Suffer Little Children To Come Unto Me
6. Candy Man
7. That’ll Never Happen No More
8. In My Dreams
9. Good Shepherd
10. Bar Room Crystal Ball
11. Water Song
12. The Terrible Operation
13. I Am The Light Of This World
14. River Of Time
15. Keep On Trucking Mama
16. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning
17. Encore: Embryonic Journey

Jazz art...

Jazz art...

Then it was time to drive to Stoughton, Wisconsin to play the Stoughton Opera House. Now with both gennys out on the bus, the only electricity was in the driver’s compartment. Fortunately, it was neither too hot nor too cold and we were driving during the day. On the bright side… since the TV’s didn’t work, I didn’t have to watch the news.

City Hall and Opera House... the way it should be!

City Hall and Opera House... the way it should be!

The Opera House is beautiful. Thank goodness the folks in Stoughton had the foresight to remember the past with honor and bring it into the present without putting in some fast food joint.

Foto by Phil Jacobs

I love small town America

I love small town America

Here is my set list:

Jorma Kaukonen 28, 2015
Jorma Kaukonen
Solo
Stoughton Opera House
Stoughton, Wisconsin
Sunday, April 12, 2015

First Set:
1. True Religion
2. Ain’t In No Hurry
3. The Other Side Of The Mountain
4. Hesitation Blues
5. Where There’s Two There’s Trouble
6. I See The Light
7. Come Back Baby
8. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
9. The Terrible Operation
10. Candy Man
11. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
12. I Know You Rider
Second Set:
1. Serpent Of Dreams
2. Brother Can You Spare A Dime?
3. Suffer Little Children To Come Unto Me
4. Barbeque King
5. That’ll Never Happen No More
6. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down & Out
7. In My Dreams
8. Sea Child
9. Good Shepherd
10. Bar Room Crystal Ball
11. Water Song
12. How Long Blues
13. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning
14. Encore: Genesis

Then I got to see the restored fire curtain…

Wow... how cool is this?

Wow... how cool is this?

Yesterday we met up with a temporary bus in Illinois and sent our injure one to Nashville for repairs. We got to ride in an old Silver Eagle… and stopped for the evening in Louisville. Yep, back in my own time zone again.

I love the way they're keeping the old bulding facades.

I love the way they're keeping the old bulding facades.

We went for a walk in the rain and found a great barbeque joint… and on the way…

You can say that again!

You can say that again!

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Now we’re off to Nashville to retrieve our bus… hopefully, and then down to Live Oak, Florida and Wanee. Yep, Hot Tuna Electric!

Locking forward to plugging in my Jazzmaster and playing some rock ‘n’ roll.

Onward!

Second Night At The City Winery

April 10th, 2015 Jorma 44 comments

What a great night it was for me… I can only say that the sound on stage was perfect… which allowed me to draw sounds out of the guitar as I like to do when all my ducks are in a row… Here is the set list:

Jorma Kaukonen 26, 2015
Jorma Kaukonen
Solo
The City Winery
Chicago, Illinois
Thursday, April 9, 2015

First Set:
1. Re-Enlistment Blues
2. Search My Heart
3. Hesitation Blues
4. Ain’t In No Hurry
5. Where There’s Two There’s Trouble
6. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
7. River Of Time
8. I Am The Light Of This World
9. Living In The Moment
10. I See The Light
Second Set:
1. The Other Side Of The Mountain
2. Brother Can You Spare A Dime
3. I Know You Rider
4. Barbeque King
5. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out
6. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
7. Sea Child
8. Good Shepherd
9. Bar Room Crystal Ball
10. Water Song
11. Dime For Beer
12. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning
13. Encore: That’ll Never Happen No More

On to the Dakota in Minneapolis.

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Pickin’ In The Windy City

April 9th, 2015 Jorma 8 comments
Getting in from Meigs County, night before last

Getting in from Meigs County, night before last

Well, this little run has begun. We got into Chicago night before last. Sort of rainy, and for me… being from Southeast Ohio… a little unSpringlike.

Welcome to the Daily News Building

Welcome to the Daily News Building

We headed down to the Daily News Building where I was to do an interview on Rivet Radio with Ron Litke.

They don't make them like this any more...

They don't make them like this any more...

Cool online radio stuff… check it out!

The old picker and young Muyron Hart in the studio

The old picker and young Muyron Hart in the studio


Foto by Phil Jacobs

I played a bunch of songs and chewed the fat with Ron… then back to the hotel and off to the City Winery, Chicago.

Ron and me at Rivet Radio...

Ron and me at Rivet Radio...

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Meanwhile… at the Winery…

The Winery... Chicago Style

The Winery... Chicago Style

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Here is my set list:

Jorma Kaukonen 25, 2015
Jorma Kaukonen
Solo
The City Winery
Chicago, Illinois
Wednesday, April 8, 2015

First Set:
1. Dime For Beer
2. Hesitation Blues
3. Ain’t In No Hurry
4. Other Side Of The Mountain
5. I See The Light
6. Come Back Baby
7. Full Go Round
8. Watch The North Wind Rise
9. Candy Man
10. Suffer Little Children To Come Unto Me
11. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out
12. How Long Blues
13. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning
Second Set:
1. True Religion
2. The Terrible Operation
3. Serpent Of Dreams
4. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
5. Barbeque King
6. In My Dreams
7. River Of Time
8. Good Shepherd
9. Bar Room Crystal Ball
10. Water Song
11. That’ll Never Happen No More
12. Whining Boy Blues
13. I Know You Rider
14. Encore: Genesis

Jorm' checks out his new Jazzmaster backstage

Jorm' checks out his new Jazzmaster backstage

Foto by Phil Jacobs

This part of the run is solo acoustic, but I’ve got some electric shows coming up so I was checking out my new Myron Hart Conversion/Fender Jazzmaster getting ready for the Wanee show. The Louis Electric Princetone sure likes my guitars, and I like it!

OK… gotta get ready for tonight’s show.

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First Ride Of The Year

April 5th, 2015 Jorma 8 comments
Cracker Barrel Stuff

Cracker Barrel Stuff

I had a subscription when I was a kid!

I had a subscription when I was a kid!

Well… today was stunningly beautiful… Nessa and Izze drove over to Ginger’s for Easter Dinner with all the inlaws and cousins. I hopped on my bike and took a nice scenic ride getting to town. My first ride of the year!

The ubiquitous selfie...

The ubiquitous selfie...

What synchronicity… me home… a beautiful day… and my bike ready to ride. Riding has always been a most important part of my life. It really is part of the glue that keeps me together. To be able to get out a bit on the bike today, and have a big family dinner… well, it really doesn’t get much better than this.

My Ultra Classic...

My Ultra Classic...

Yeah… I’m good to go now.

Smiles all the way around!

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Zeissen Pesach… And By The Way… Happy Easter

April 5th, 2015 Jorma 5 comments

Friday the 3rd was the first day of Passover. After the Country Club Gig… I was up at five… driving at 0700 and even with a stop at Cabelas on I-78… I made it back to Athens, Ohio in time for Seder with the family and community at Hillel.

Just in time...

Just in time...

Foto by Vanessa Kaukonen

Good times indeed.

Today is Easter Sunday, and so I say Happy Easter. Izze is going over to Auntie Ginger’s for an Easter Egg Hunt with the cousins after their services.

Wasn’t Easter supposed to be warm? It’s 33 degrees in the County right now.

Chilly, but life is good!

Blessings!

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Last Chance To Help Some Great Folks!

April 4th, 2015 Jorma 1 comment
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An Evening At The Country Club

April 2nd, 2015 Jorma 11 comments
The Mountain Ridge Country Club... Scene of the crime!

The Mountain Ridge Country Club... Scene of the crime!

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Tonight I played a private show at the Mountain Ridge Country Club in West Caldwell, New Jersey. What a nifty night!

A lovely poster...

A lovely poster...

What a nice gig… great venue, peerless hospitality and a wonderful audience.

Nothing like a cool chandelier

Nothing like a cool chandelier

Tickling the ivories

Tickling the ivories

We wish we had a Baby Steinway like this at home!

What a view!

What a view!

It’s getting late, so I’m going to have to make this short… I’ll just say, this was a stellar gig!

Jorma Kaukonen 24, 2015
Jorma Kaukonen
Solo
Mountain Ridge Country Club
West Caldwell, New Jersey
Thursday, April 2, 2015

1. True Religion
2. Serpent Of Dreams
3. Hesitation Blues
4. Ain’t In No Hurry
5. Barbeque King
6. The Other Side Of The Mountain
7. In My Dreams
8. I See The Light
9. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
10. Brother Can You Spare A Dime
11. Come Back Baby
12. Good Shepherd
13. Bar Room Crystal Ball
14. Water Song
15. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down & Out
16. How Long Blues
17. I Know You Rider
18. Encore: Genesis

Great sound too!

Great sound too!

That’s it for now… a couple hours of sleep and then off for home!

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Eatin’ And Pickin’ In The Land Of Pleasant Living

April 2nd, 2015 Jorma 10 comments
If you can't get great seafood in Eastern Maryland, where can you get it?

If you can't get great seafood in Eastern Maryland, where can you get it?

Tuesday Myron and Zach and I climbed up into my red truck and headed east. We stopped just shy of the Delaware state line in Eastern Maryland and got a great dinner before we banged it on in to Dover where I was to play the Schwartz Theater For The Arts.

When we got up in the morning, we searched around for a diner, and lo… there was The Hollywood Diner.

What a way to start the day!

What a way to start the day!

The food was great… diner style, and check this out:

Real old school

Real old school

The day unraveled and before you know it, it was show time.

The Schwartz

The Schwartz

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Yep, that's me!

Yep, that's me!

Foto by Phil Jacobs

This is a wonderful little theater… beautifully restored with pristine sound!

Nice, very nice!

Nice, very nice!

Here are my two sets:

Jorma Kaukonen 23, 2015
Jorma Kaukonen
Solo
Schwartz Center For The Arts
Dover, Delaware
Wednesday 1, 2015

First Set:
1. Dime For Beer
2. Hesitation Blues
3. Ain’t In No Hurry
4. Other Side Of The Mountain
5. Barbeque King
6. I See The Light
7. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out
8. Watch The North Wind Rise
9. Where There’s Two There’s Trouble
10. In My Dreams
11. Candy Man
12. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
13. I Know You Rider
Second Set:
1. True Religion
2. The Terrible Operation
3. Come Back Baby
4. Brother Can You Spare A Dime?
5. How long Blues
6. Serpent Of Dreams
7. Full Go Round
8. Good Shepherd
9. Bar Room Crystal Ball
10. Water Song
11. River Of Time
12. I Am The Light Of This World
13. That’ll Never Happen No More
14. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning
15. Encore: Genesis

Good time… very good time.

Days of yore

Days of yore

Now we’re off to New Jersey and a private country club show. Yes… I brought a sport jacket…

Onward!

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