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Woodstock And A Night At The Museum

October 26th, 2015 Jorma 11 comments
The more things change...

The more things change...

The more they stay the same… Fall comes with its change in the season, and yet we feel so completely at home with that change. It is a welcome shift in viewpoint. The seasonal shift was one of the things that I always missed during my years in California. I am truly an East Coaster at heart.

Anyhow… into Woodstock and the Woodstock Theater we came.

Then there was that time...

Then there was that time...

Sure I remember George Bernard Shaw… who doesn’t? The actors and actresses are lost in antiquity and yeat the poster lives on.

My set from the Woodstock Playhouse… part of the Invitational Luthier’s weekend…

Jorma Kaukonen 43, 2015
Solo
Woodstock Playhouse
Woodstock, New York
Saturday, October 24, 2015

1. Ain’t In No Hurry
2. True Religion
3. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down & Out
4. Come Back Baby
5. River Of Time
6. Sea Child
7. Good Shepherd
8. Brother Can You Spare A Dime
9. The Terrible Operation
10. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
11. San Francisco Bay Blues
12. Bar Room Crystal Ball
13. Water Song
14. In My Dreams
15. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning
16. Encore: Genesis

Harvey Citron, Cindy Cashdollar & Jorma

Harvey Citron, Cindy Cashdollar & Jorma

It was nice to see so many old friends up here on Rt. 212. Cindy Cashdollar has returned to Woodstock from Austin. It was also great to see Harvey Citron. He sure is building some nice instruments these days.

Then it was an early rise and off to Pittsburgh and a gig with my old friend Ernie Hawkins.

This gig was on campus in the Carnegie Museum building.

A night at the museum indeed...

A night at the museum indeed...

Here is my set list:

Jorma Kaukonen 44, 2015
Solo
Carnegie Lecture Hall
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Sunday, October 25, 2015

1. Dime For Beer
2. Ain’t In No Hurry
3. Hesitation Blues
4. Where There’s Two There’s Trouble
5. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down & Out
6. Come Back Baby
7. How Long Blues
8. Sea Child
9. Full Go Round
10. I See The Light
11. River Of Time
12. In My Dreams
13. San Francisco Bay Blues
14. Bar Room Crystal Ball
15. Water Song
16. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning
17. Encore: Good Shepherd
Ernie’s set was brilliant… and I sure had a great time with mine.

Old friends at the Carnegie Lecture Hall

Old friends at the Carnegie Lecture Hall

I was up at 0500 yesterday morning so I missed the meet and greet after the show. Sorry I had to do that, but a man’s gotta rest…

Now it’s time to wake up the guys and head back to Meigs County and our new home.

PS Emelin setlisetw from Jason… thanks

Here’s the 10/23 setlists:
Set 1
Dime for Beer
Ain’t No Hurry
Down and Out
BBQ King
Full Go Round
Hesitation Blues
River of Time
How Long
Candy Man
Death
In My Dreams
SF

Set 2
True Religion
Two There’s Trouble
Terrible Operation
Come Back Baby
Lamps
Re-Enlistment Blues
Sheperd
Sea Child
Bar Room
Water Song
Rider
encore: Genesis

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The World Keeps Turning

October 22nd, 2015 Jorma 17 comments
The woods... always the same... always different

The woods... always the same... always different

So we sold Hillside Farm… after a quarter of a century there. I’ve never been in one house so long… ever. Originally, we were just going to live there until we built something over at the FPR. Well, it took a little longer than we expected, but here we are. I’ll miss these woods… they will always be beautiful in my mind’s eye… but the forests in Bedford Township are no less magnificent!

We had a farm in Scipio Township

We had a farm in Scipio Township

Like I told our daughter, we all have memories here… almost too many to hold, but we’ll make new ones!

Sunrise on the hill

Sunrise on the hill

When the Lord gets ready, you got to move!

The old pine trees will still grow

The old pine trees will still grow

People come and people go, but the earth endures!

These empty rooms once heard laughter...

These empty rooms once heard laughter...

Foto by Vanessa Kaukonen

That cherry floor is from the early 1800’s.

Morning selfie

Morning selfie

Now, while Vanessa and Izze were moving… the old picker was playing in Northampton, Massachusetts at the Iron Horse.

Here is my set list:

Jorma Kaukonen 41, 2015
Solo
The Iron Horse
Northampton, Massachusetts
Thursday, October 22, 2015

1. True Religion
2. Ain’t In No Hurry
3. How Long Blues
4. Hesitation Blues
5. River Of Time
6. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down & Out
7. Full Go Round
8. Sea Child
9. Barbeque King
10. The Terrible Operation
11. Dime For Beer
12. Good Shepherd
13. San Francisco Bay Blues
14. Come Back Baby
15. In My Dreams
16. That’ll Never Happen No More
17. Bar Room Crystal Ball
18. Water Song
19. Blue Railroad Train
20. What Are They Doing In Heaven Today?
21. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning
22. Encore: Genesis

Pick it Jorm'

Pick it Jorm'

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Tomorrow I’m at the Emelin Theater in Mamaroneck. and now I’m going to bed!

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Sunday Night At Jazz Alley And Home…

October 14th, 2015 Jorma 16 comments

Got to hang a little bit with our old friend Michael Shrieve. Great to see Mike again… really great!

Jack Casady, Michael Shrieve and Jorma

Jack Casady, Michael Shrieve and Jorma

Selfie by Jack Casady

Lovely little run out there on the Left Coast. Played some good music with some good people, hung with old friends and made some new ones. Time well spent.

Sunday night was our last show at Jazz Alley and here is our set list:

Hot Tuna 39, 2015
The Acoustic Duo
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley
Seattle, Washington
Sunday, October 11, 2015

1. Dime For Beer
2. Heart Temporary
3. Hesitation Blues
4. I See The Light
5. Children Of Zion
6. River Of Time
7. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
8. Come Back Baby
9. Where There’s Two There’s Trouble
10. The Terrible Operation
11. Ain’t In No Hurry
12. 99 Year Blues
13. I Am The Light Of This World
14. How Long Blues
15. Good Shepherd
16. Water Song
17. Encore: Bar Room Crystal Ball

Monday morning up early and off to the airport.

Seattle morning

Seattle morning

Foto by Myron Hart

Mt. Rainier and sunrise...

Mt. Rainier and sunrise...

Foto by Myron Hart

Well alrighty then… Monday was a long day… got home about 0130. This coming weekend at The Fur Peace Ranch we have me, Stefan Grossman, Roy Book Binder and a concert Saturday night by Corey Harris.

Got to get going…

Onward!

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Saturday Night Exacta In Seattle

October 11th, 2015 Jorma 21 comments
Not your typical alley...

Not your typical alley...

Foto by Phil Jacobs

This Jazz Alley gig is a boatload of fun. Our pal Steve James stopped by night before last to say HI on his way to Eastern Europe. Steve is the best, and a master of his craft. Check out his song, Talco Girl if nothing else!

Jack, Steve, Jorma

Jack, Steve, Jorma

Selfie by Jack Casady

Here we go from last night:

Hot Tuna 37 & 38, 2015
The Acoustic Duo
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley
Seattle, Washington
Saturday, October 10, 2015

First Show:
1. New Song For The Morning
2. Ain’t In No Hurry
3. Hesitation Blues
4. Brother Can You Spare A Dime
5. Barbeque King
6. Sea Child
7. Living In The Moment
8. 99 Year Blues
9. Things That Might Have Been
10. Where There’s Two There’s Trouble
11. I See The Light
12. How Long Blues
13. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning
14. Encore: Embryonic Journey
Second Show:
1. True Religion
2. San Francisco Bay Blues
3. In My Dreams
4. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down & Out
5. Come Back Baby
6. That’ll Never Happen No More
7. What Are They Doing In Heaven Today?
8. Blue Railroad Train
9. Serpent Of Dreams
10. Whining Boy Blues
11. Good Shepherd
12. Death Don’t Have Mo Mercy
13. Candy Man
14. I Know You Rider
15. Encore: Genesis

A long night, but a good one.

Jorma check out his ironing job!

Jorma check out his ironing job!

One more tonight and home tomorrow.

Two Shows at Jazz Alley

October 10th, 2015 Jorma 13 comments

Well… Mr. Obama and his merry men made getting to the gig in Seattle interesting yesterday, but we persevered and had two swell shows… and here they are:

Hot Tuna 35 & 36, 2015
The Acoustic Duo
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley
Seattle, Washington
Friday, October 9, 2015

Show 35 (early):
1. Too Many Years
2. The Terrible Operation
3. Hesitation Blues
4. I See The Light
5. Barbeque King
6. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
7. Ain’t In No Hurry
8. How Long Blues
9. Sea Child
10. Full Go Round
11. Where There’s Two There’s Trouble
12. That’ll Never Happen No More
13. Candy Man
14. I Know You Rider
15. Encore: Embryonic Journey
Show 36 (late):
1. Re-Enlistment Blues
2. Serpent Of Dreams
3. Come Back Baby
4. Blue Railroad Train
5. In My Dreams
6. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down & Out
7. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning
8. San Francisco Bay Blues
9. Living In The Moment
10. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
11. Good Shepherd
12. Water Song
13. Encore: Bar Room Crystal Ball

More will be revealed tonight… same time… same channel…

Onward!

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First Night At Jazz Alley

October 9th, 2015 Jorma 2 comments
The view from the Warwick...

The view from the Warwick...

Foto by Phil Jacobs

We drove in from Bend, Oregon and checked into the Warwick for a night while our digs got ascertained. Seattle is a strange and wondrous place, especially if you’re driving.

Great Surplus store...

Great Surplus store...

An early morning radio show and then down for First Avenue and the Federal Surplus store to get batteries for my Surefire flashlight… then off to Jazz Alley.

Take heed...

Take heed...

Jazz Alley is a cool joint… tricky to find parking though.

Who would have thunk it!

Who would have thunk it!

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Here is our set list:

Hot Tuna 34, 2015
The Acoustic Duo
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley
Seattle, Washington
Thursday, October 8, 2015

1. Dime For Beer
2. Ain’t In No Hurry
3. Hesitation Blues
4. I See The Light
5. Barbeque King
6. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
7. Where There’s Two There’s Trouble
8. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down & Out
9. Brother Can You Spare A Dime
10. San Francisco Bay Blues
11. How Long Blues
12. Serpent Of Dreams
13. In My Dreams
14. I’ll Be All Right Some Day
15. Good Shepherd
16. I Am The Light Of This World
17. Water Song
18. Encore: Bar Room Crystal Ball

The Diana Bass and the Jorma M-30 Martin

The Diana Bass and the Jorma M-30 Martin

…and hey, tonight there are two shows at Jazz Alley…

Onward!

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The Tower In Bend And Onward To Seattle!

October 7th, 2015 Jorma 3 comments
The marquee at the historis Tower Theater

The marquee at the historis Tower Theater

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Last night we were in Bend, Oregon for a Hot Tuna Acoustic Duo gig at the Tower Theater. I had been there some years ago with Barry Mitterhoff but this was a new one for the Duo.

Another beautiful room!

Another beautiful room!

Here is our set list:

Hot Tuna 33, 2015
The Acoustic Duo
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
The Tower Theater
Bend, Oregon
Tuesday, October 6, 2015

First Set:
1. Heart Temporary
2. Ain’t In No Hurry
3. Hesitation Blues
4. Been So Long
5. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down & Out
6. Come Back Baby
7. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
8. In My Dreams
9. Sea Child
10. 99 Year Blues
11. San Francisco Bay Blues
Second Set:
1. Dime For Beer
2. I See The Light
3. Living In The Moment
4. The Terrible Operation
5. Where There’s Two There’s Trouble
6. How Long Blues
7. Candy Man
8. Good Shepherd
9. I Know You Rider
10. Barbeque King
11. Water Song
12. Encore: Bar Room Crystal Ball

A great gig, a good night’s sleep and off to Seattle for our little residency at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley. One show tomorrow, two shows the next two days and one show on the 11th of October.

On the way to Seattle we stopped for lunch in Toppenish, Washington at the Los Palomas Comidas Mexicana. Simply delicious food!

Ole!

Ole!

Back to Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley. We’ve never done anything quite like this before. It’s going to be intimate, great sounding and we’re planning on going really deep in the time allotted us.

Be there… or be square!

Onward!

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I Hear That Train A Comin’

October 6th, 2015 Jorma 5 comments

It’s comin’ round the bend… and I ain’t see the sunshine… since…

Well, you get the picture. Here we found ourselves in Folsom, California night before last.

The Harris Center for the Arts...

The Harris Center for the Arts...

Foto by Phil Jacobs

What a beautiful venue this was.

Beautiful hall...

Beautiful hall...

Here is our set list:

Hot Tuna 32, 2015
The Acoustic Duo
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
Harris Center For The Arts
Folsom, California
Sunday, October 4, 2015

First Set:
1. True Religion
2. Ain’t In No Hurry
3. Hesitation Blues
4. Barbeque King
5. Where There’s Two There’s Trouble
6. How Long Blues
7. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
8. Blue Railroad Train
9. Whining Boy Blues
10. Serpent Of Dreams
11. I Know You Rider
Second Set:
1. I See The Light
2. Dime For Beer
3. Full Go Round
4. Sea Child
5. San Francisco Bay Blues
6. Come Back Baby
7. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down & Out
8. Brother Can You Spare A Dime
9. Good Shepherd
10. River Of Time
11. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning
12. Encore: I Am The Light Of This World

After the show we got to hang with some pals and my buddy Robert Lee showed us his Hot Rod Ford!

Light'em up Robert!

Light'em up Robert!

Foto by Myron Hart

Then yesterday we saddled up for the drive up to Bend, Oregon.

Got some gas in Weed

Got some gas in Weed

A parched Mt. Shasta

A parched Mt. Shasta

Then a stop in Klamath Falls for lunch.

Chile verde.... ole!

Chile verde.... ole!

Finally we banged it into Bend, Oregon.

Fall is definitely here...

Fall is definitely here...

Up this morning and off the Black Bear Cafe for breakfast.

They'll let anyone in this place. Unbearable.

They'll let anyone in this place. Unbearable.

On a bicycle built for two...

On a bicycle built for two...

Tonight Hot Tuna is at the Tower Theater where we plan on having a heck of a good time tonight!

Onward!

Return To San Francisco

October 4th, 2015 Jorma 6 comments
To get to SF... we went to Detroit...

To get to SF... we went to Detroit...

Myron and I left Columbus early Thursday morning… went through Detroit and somehow wound up in San Francisco.

The Mifune Noodle House on the Restaurant Bridge...

The Mifune Noodle House on the Restaurant Bridge...

My first stop after checking into the hotel was the Mifune in the Kintetsu Center. I’ve been eating here for almost forty years. Mmmmm… Tanin soba…

Then of course, one needs desert.

ONly at a Japanese ice cream shop...

ONly at a Japanese ice cream shop...

Then on Friday… it was time to head down to the Mission for our acoustic gig at the Chapel.

New place for us... nice!

New place for us... nice!

Now that's lighting...

Now that's lighting...

Here is our set list:

Hot Tuna 30, 2015
The Acoustic Duo
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
The Chapel
San Francisco, California
Friday, October 2, 2015

First Set:
1. New Song For The Morning
2. Ain’t In No Hurry
3. Hesitation Blues
4. I See The Light
5. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
6. Barbeque King
7. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
8. Sea Child
9. How Long Blues
10. San Francisco Bay Blues
Second Set:
1. Serpent Of Dreams
2. Children Of Zion
3. Come Back Baby
4. Candy Man
5. Keep On Trucking Mama
6. Good Shepherd
7. That’ll Never Happen No More
8. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning
9. Water Song
10. Encore: Bar Room Crystal Ball

Then on Saturday, we ventured into Golden Gate Park for our day at Hardly, Strictly, Bluegrass.

Welcome!

Welcome!

Now HSB is finely organized chaos… but it all got together.

Our dressing room...

Our dressing room...

Boy, you can say that again

Boy, you can say that again

One twenty five and it was Tuna Time on the Banjo Stage:

Jorma, Jack & Justin

Jorma, Jack & Justin

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Hot Tuna 31, 2015
The Electric Trio
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
& Justin Guip
Hardly, Strictly, Bluegrass
Golden Gate Park
Saturday, October 3, 2015

1. I See The Light
2. Hesitation Blues
3. 99 Year Blues
4. Bowlegged Woman
5. Hit Single # 1
6. Rock Me Baby
7. Come Back Baby

Pick it fellas!

Pick it fellas!

Foto by Phil Jacobs

A short but fun set… on glorious day in the park!

Thanks Warren!

Thanks Warren!

Then it was time for the Ole Capt. (me) to head over to the Rooster Stage to pick Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning with Larry and Teresa.

Larry and Teresa Git'r done!

Larry and Teresa Git'r done!

Buddy Miller had graciously invited me to b a part of his Cavalcade Of Stars… so I got to play Blue Railroad Train and Sugaree with him and his amazing pals!

Yeah... some fun!

Yeah... some fun!

What a great time… then I had a little time to hang out.

David, me and Gillian

David, me and Gillian

The American Dream!

The American Dream!

Then it was time to start wrapping it up.

A fitting end to a fine day!

A fitting end to a fine day!

Now I’m going to write my set list for tonight’s show in Folsom at the Harris Center For The Arts.

Onward…

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