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Thanks To Dark Star And A Rehearsal At The Station

May 31st, 2017 Jorma 22 comments
Thornville from the air

Thornville from the air

Drone Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

Like I said, we love hanging with the Dark Star folks and their friends! The vibe at the Jubilee can’t be beat.

Main stage... calm before the storm

Main stage... calm before the storm

Drone foto by Jorma Kaukonen

There was supposed to be thunderstorms, but while Tuna was there the weather was beyond awesome. Not to hot and not too cold.

Rob Barraco, Jack Casady, Jeff Mattson & Jorma Kaukonen

Rob Barraco, Jack Casady, Jeff Mattson & Jorma Kaukonen

It’s always a good time with these folks. Here’s our electric set:

Hot Tuna 20, 2017
The Electric Trio
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
& Justin Guip
Dark Star Jubilee
Thorneville, Ohio
Sunday, May 28, 2017

1. Candy Man
2. I See The Light
3. Can’t Get Satisfied
4. Ode To Billy Dean
5. Trial By Fire
6. In The Kingdom
7. Day To Day Out The Window Blues
8. Bowlegged Woman
9. Watch The North Wind Rise
10. Good Shepherd
11. Rock Me Baby
12. Bar Room Crystal Ball
13. Funky #7

The three of us got it done with style!

Can't beat a day like this!

Can't beat a day like this!

Drone foto by Jorma Kaukonen

Then is was back to Meigs County where the boys and I planned on rehearsing for a couple of days in preparation for our tour with Tedeschi/Trucks this summer.

Jack heads up to the Fur Peace Station

Jack heads up to the Fur Peace Station

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

Justin Guip, Jack Casady and myself set up in the most comfortable of situations, the stage of my very own Fur Peace Station.

With the able assistance of our pal Myron Hart, we got to work on some new additions for the summer sets.

Myron examines the neck of the Firebird... the Les Paul rests

Myron examines the neck of the Firebird... the Les Paul rests

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

The three of us had a blast playing in this most friendly of environments… and we got some good Fur Peace Ranch cooking too!

The rhythm section working together

The rhythm section working together

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

Myron and Justin bordered by cymbals

Myron and Justin bordered by cymbals

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

Two great days of playing bordered by a great dinner at Salaam in Athens last night!

Today is a pho day at the Beatrice Love Kitchen and Jack Casady and I will be playing for the lunch crowd.

Yummy… and onward!

Phoenix To The Heart Of It All

May 27th, 2017 Jorma 11 comments
The Musical Instrument Museum In Phoenix

The Musical Instrument Museum In Phoenix

Foto by Phil Jacobs

We pulled into Phoenix, had a day off and got to work at the MIM.

Jack settles in at the MIM

Jack settles in at the MIM

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

Hot Tuna 17, 2017
The Acoustic Duo
Jorma Kaukonen & Jack Casady
The Musical Instrument Museum
Phoenix, Arizona
Tuesday, May 23, 2017

First Set:
1. True Religion
2. How Long Blues
3. I See The Light
4. Hesitation Blues
5. Barbeque King
6. Full Go Round
7. Sleep Song
8. Watch The North Wind Rise
9. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down & Out
10. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
11. Candy Man
12. That’ll Never Happen No More
Second Set:
1. Ain’t In No Hurry
2. Too Many Years
3. The Terrible Operation
4. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
5. Come Back Baby
6. Been So Long
7. Whining Boy Blues
8. I Am The Light Of This World
9. River Of Time
10. I Know You Rider
11. Brother Can You Spare A Dime
12. Sea Child
13. Good Shepherd
14. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning
15. Encore: Embryonic Journey

One fine night followed by another…

Hot Tuna 18, 2017
The Acoustic Duo
Jorma Kaukonen & Jack Casady
The Musical Instrument Museum
Phoenix, Arizona
Wednesday, May 24, 2017

First Set:
1. Ain’t In No Hurry
2. Waiting For A Train
3. Hesitation Blues
4. True Religion
5. Barbeque King
6. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
7. Death Don’t’ Have No Mercy
8. Living In The Moment
9. Sea Child
10. Watch The North Wind Rise
11. Candy Man
12. That’ll Never Happen No More
Second Set:
1. New Song
2. Been So Long
3. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down & Out
4. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning
5. Come Back Baby
6. Whining Boy Blues
7. River Of Time
8. The Terrible Operation
9. Full Go Round
10. Sleep Song
11. Good Shepherd
12. Water Song
13. Encore: Bar Room Crystal Ball

Then it was time to head for for with one day to get ready for the Dark Star Jubilee.

Drone Selfie

Drone Selfie

Drone Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

Then today we drove up to Thorneville, Ohio… a mere 90 miles away!

Backstage busses

Backstage busses

Drone foto by Jorma Kaukonen

I love this festival

I love this festival

Drone foto by Jorma Kaukonen

Hot Tuna 19, 2017
The Acoustic Duo
Jorma Kaukonen & Jack Casady
Dark Star Jubilee
Thorneville, Ohio
Saturday, May 27, 2017

1. True Religion
2. What Are They Doing In Heaven Today?
3. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
4. Barbeque King
5. I See The Light
6. Full Go Round
7. Sea Child
8. Watch The North Wind Rise
9. I Am The Light Of This World
10. River Of Time
11. That’ll Never Happen No More
12. Come Back Baby
13. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out
14. Brother Can You Spare A Dime
15. San Francisco Bay Blues
16. Good Shepherd
17. Sleep Song
18. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning

Tomorrow is our electric set. The Dark Star Folks sure know how to throw a party!

Hard to imagine this is only 15 miles from Columbus

Hard to imagine this is only 15 miles from Columbus

Drone shot by Jorma Kaukonen

Time to catch up on some rest… tomorrow is another day.

Onward!

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From Meigs County Airspace To The Great American West!

May 23rd, 2017 Jorma 15 comments
FPR View from the sky

FPR View from the sky

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

After the weekend at the Ranch with Spencer Bohren and Tim Reynolds I got ready to head for Salt Lake City… but first I must note a great solo show by Tim!

Jorma & Tim backstage at the Station

Jorma & Tim backstage at the Station

Tim is an amazing player and a great guy. Big shout out to Fluffy too!

Here’s our class picture from the air.

Teachers and students by the Psylodelic Museum

Teachers and students by the Psylodelic Museum

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

Saying adieu to another great weekend at the Fur Peace Ranch Jack, Myron, Phil and I flew out to Salt Lake City for a three day residency at the Egyptian Theater in Park City.

The Boys in Park City

The Boys in Park City

Foto by Phil Jacobs

I took a nasty cold with me from Ohio so I laid low in the hotel except for going to the gigs.

The first night at the Egyptian:

Hot Tuna 14, 2017
The Acoustic Duo
Jorma Kaukonen & Jack Casady
The Egyptian Theater
Park City, Utah
Thursday, May 18, 2017

First Set:
1. Dime For Beer
2. Re-Enlistment Blues
3. I See The Light
4. Barbeque King
5. That’ll Never Happen No More
6. Ain’t In No Hurry
7. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
8. How Long Blues
9. Sleep Song
10. Watch The North Wind Rise
11. Living In The Moment
12. San Francisco Bay Blues

Second Set:
1. True Religion
2. Serpent Of Dreams
3. Waiting For A train
4. Hesitation Blues
5. Come Back Baby
6. I’ll Be Alright Someday
7. Candy Man Blues
8. In My Dreams
9. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed And Burning
10. Trial By Fire
11. Sea Child
12. Good Shepherd
13. I Know You Rider
14. Encore: Embryonic Journey

Nicely restored old theater

Nicely restored old theater

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

This is a great little theater run by great folks ith terrific sound!

Second night:

Hot Tuna 15, 2017
The Acoustic Duo
Jorma Kaukonen & Jack Casady
The Egyptian Theater
Park City, Utah
Friday, May 19, 2017

First Set:
1. Ain’t In No Hurry
2. I See The Light
3. Things That Might Have Been
4. The Terrible Operation
5. Come Back Baby
6. Let Us Get Together
7. How Long Blues
8. Nobody Knows You When you’re Down & Out
9. Sea Child
10. Watch The North Wind Rise
11. Whining Boy Blues
12. That’ll Never Happen No More
Second Set:
1. Too Many Years
2. Hesitation Blues
3. Missing tune… Myron got locked out
4. Brother Can You Spare A Dime
5. Keep On Trucking Mama
6. Been So Long
7. Barbeque King
8. I Am The Light Of This World
9. Heart Temporary
10. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
11. Sleep Song
12. Good Shepherd
13. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning
14. Encore: Genesis

Our name in lights

Our name in lights

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Third night:

Hot Tuna 16, 2017
The Acoustic Duo
Jorma Kaukonen & Jack Casady
The Egyptian Theater
Park City, Utah
Saturday, May 20, 2017

First Set:

1. Ain’t In No Hurry
2. Second Chances
3. Hesitation Blues
4. How Long Blues
5. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
6. Barbeque King
7. I See The Light
8. Full Go Round
9. Living In The Moment
10. New Song For The Morning
11. Candy Man
12. That’ll Never Happen No More

Second Set:

1. True Religion
2. Serpent Of Dreams
3. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out
4. What Are They Doing In Heaven Today
5. Whining Boy Blues
6. Come Back Baby
7. River Of Time
8. Sea Child
9. Watch The North Wind Rise
10. Good Shepherd
11. Trouble In My Mind
12. I Know You Rider
13. Encore: Nine Pound Hammer

Then it was off to Phoenix where we play at the Musical Instrument Museum tonight.

I'm not in Kansas anymore

I'm not in Kansas anymore

Foto by Myron Hart

My cold is gone and I’m sure looking forward to the show tonight!

Remember... it's dry heat!

Remember... it's dry heat!

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

Onward!

California Guitar Trio To Tommy Emmanuel

May 9th, 2017 Jorma 38 comments
Last turn to the Ranch

Last turn to the Ranch

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

Last weekend Tom Feldman, David Wolff and I hosted an Entrance Ramp Class an Saturday night the California Guitar Trio played and wowed us all!

Hurl, Wally and Ol' Jer get ready to great concert goers!

Hurl, Wally and Ol' Jer get ready to great concert goers!

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

The fellas in the CGT simply have to be seen and heard to be believed!

The boys hold forth

The boys hold forth

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

As soon as class wound up on Monday noonish, Myron and I beat feet to Nashville for a recording date with Tommy Emmanuel. Tommy asked me to play two songs with him and I was on my way!

Tommy and I check the levels

Tommy and I check the levels

Foto by Myron Hart

We started out with a Merle Travis tune… two acoustic guitars, au naturale… no wires!

Listening and thinking

Listening and thinking

Foto by Myron Hart

The mighty engineer at the console

The mighty engineer at the console

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

Paying with Tommy is always a treat… to get to record with him is off the charts! We did a Roy Book Binder tune as well… double male vocal.

How's that song go?

How's that song go?

Foto by Myron Hart

The mighty M-30 at work!

The mighty M-30 at work!

Foto by Myron Hart

We knocked out the two acoustic tunes and laid down and electric jam as well!

Jazzmaster vs. Tele

Jazzmaster vs. Tele

Foto by Myron Hart

Then it was time for lunch… bur first…

Pick it Jorm'

Pick it Jorm'

Foto by Myron Hart

Time for some southern BBQ

Three well fed buddies

Three well fed buddies

And lest I forget… the first drone shot of last weeks FPR class!

Everything looks better from the air!

Everything looks better from the air!

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

Onward!

Moving Right Along

May 4th, 2017 Jorma 14 comments

Well, here it is Thursday night… A week ago we were in Wilkesboro, N.C. having dinner at a marginal Japanese Restaurant… and then it was Merlefest. Merlefest is always such a treat and it’s been way too long since I have been there. There were so many friends… the Waybacks, Peter Rowan, Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, Jason Crosby and countless others… good times and I love them all.

After a dandy week at home writing and playing guitar for the Pho Folks a lunch Wednesday and today… that and our daughter is a straight A student this year. Next year seventh grade, and tomorrow… the Entrance Ramp here at the Fur Peace Ranch with me, David Wolfe and Tom Feldmann.

How true... how true!!!!!

How true... how true!!!!!

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

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