Archive for January, 2011

Jorma… Alone Again

January 13th, 2011 4 comments

I almost forgot… Marjorie Thompson and I did a no baloney unplugged show for the Ranchers last night as the Royal Lahaina. Just sitting on the chair with a guitar in front of a bunch of folks… real old school stuff. Anyway, here is what I did:

Jorma Kaukonen Alone Again
At The Royal Lahaina
Lahaina, Maui
Wednesday, January 12, 2011

1. Been So Long
2. Full Go Round
3. Second Chances
4. Let Us Get Together
5. Izze’s Lullaby
6. Come Back Baby
7. River Of Time
8. Things That Might Have Been
9. I Am The Light Of This World
10. I See The Light
11. Encore: True Religion

That great social feeling of friends and music that got me into this nutty business in the first place. OK… now I feel better.

I’m caught up.

Sunshine Is Relative

January 13th, 2011 3 comments

Just a short note from Hawaii. It’s been raining here for the last two days but how often does a Mainlander like me get to see a tropical storm. It’s still delightful, the food is great, the tropical rain refreshing and the guitar workshops outstanding. We are hoping that this will be the First Annual Fur Peace Ranch On The Road in Maui. Nice thought, Eh?

Time for another darned fresh fruit breakfast.

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Varieties Of Paradise

January 12th, 2011 4 comments

beautiful day
This is the way it was yesterday… the Hawaii that us Mainlanders dream about. Perfect temperature… azure seas… dreamtime in reality. Well, there are many aspects to paradise and last night as the sun was setting this was the view:


By the time the sun was down it was pouring rain and the wind was up. Hey, at least it’s not snowing. Teaching here at this time of year is absolutely great, rain or shine. So far everyone is having a good time and the notes are flying. Well… breakfast time… time for more of that darned fresh fruit.

Tropics… you know I love them…

More anon!


January 10th, 2011 7 comments

Last night I played a benefit for transverse myelitis in La Jolla. A great bunch of folks and once again I marveled at the blessing of community that music has given me. Here is my set list:

Jorma Kaukonen Alone At
The Milove’s Place
In A Benefit For
Transverse Myelitis
La Jolla, California
Saturday, January 8, 2011

First Set:
1. Been So Long
2. Izze’s Lullaby
3. I Know You Rider
4. Second Chances
5. Sea Child
6. Come Back Baby
7. Full Go Round
8. Let Us Get Together
9. San Francisco Bay Blues
Second Set:
1. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
2. I Am The Light Of This World
3. 99 Year Blues
4. Things That Might Have Been
5. Uncle Sam Blues
6. River Of Time
7. Parchman Farm
8. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed And Burning
9. Candy Man
10. I See The Light
11. That’ll Never Happen No More
12. Encore: Embryonic Journey

To find out more about this crippling disease, got to As always, it’s good to be able to help in whatever small way.

Back to the hotel at 2300 and up at 0330 to head to the airport and thus onto Maui. Exhausted, but then there’s this…

early sunset

Could be worse, right. Anyway, tomorrow we start with our class here in Lahaina. Fur Peace Ranch hits the road indeed. Well, for me it’s going to finally be a full night’s sleep.


Go West Old Man

January 7th, 2011 1 comment

On the one hand, it would have been nice to just stay home but on the other hand, a gig’s a gig and off I go. Tomorrow is a benefit for Transverse Myelitis and then it’s off to Maui to teach for a week. At least it won’t be snowing. In fact, considering it was 18 degrees at home when I left, this is starting to look pretty good. I was about to upload some pictures, but the internet speed is so slow where I am right now it’s really out of the picture, so another time. I’m slowed down by technology, but I’m not out. At least I can go get some delicious Mexican food without going on line. More later folks…


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First Sunday Of 2011

January 2nd, 2011 6 comments

2010 slid out and 2011 slid in smoothly and peacefully here in southeast Ohio which is just the way I like it. Except for a couple of days at Thanksgiving, I’ve been working pretty much non-stop so the respite has been muchly appreciated. Just pottering around the homestead today which is fine with me. I just wanted to give a cheery Blog Hello and another Happy New Year to everyone.

More anon!

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