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From The Land Of The Rising Sun To The People’s Republic

February 10th, 2012 Jorma Leave a comment Go to comments
The Stage At Billboard Live In Tokyo

The Stage At Billboard Live In Tokyo

It’s been a really busy couple of days… but very good ones. First of all, Barry Mitterhoff and I played Billboard Live in Osaka. We loved it, and here is our set list:

Jorma Kaukonen And Barry Mitterhoff 3, 2012
Billboard Live
Osaka, Japan
Wednesday, February 8, 2012

First Show:
1. I See The Light
2. Hesitation Blues
3. River Of Time
4. Children Of Zion
5. Come Back Baby
6. Let Us Get Together
7. Things That Might Have Been
8. 99 Year Blues
9. Sea Child
10. Goodbye To The Blues
11. Vicksburg Stomp
12. How Long Blues
13. Serpent Of Dreams
14. I Am the Light Of This World
15. I Know You Rider
16. Encore: Embryonic Journey
Second Show:
1. Been So Long
2. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out
3. I’ll Let You Know Before I Leave
4. More Than My Old Guitar
5. Search My Heart
6. Uncle Sam Blues
7. Keep On Truckin’ Mama
8. Second Chances
9. Candy Man
10. Good Shepherd
11. Full Go Round
12. True Religion
13. BBQ King
14. Parchman Farm
15. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed And Burning
16. Encore: Genesis

Some sleep, such as it was with jet lag and all, and off to Tokyo where we went directly the the gig at the Tokyo Billboard LIve. Here is our set list from Tokyo:

Jorma Kaukonen And Barry Mitterhoff 4, 2012
Billboard Live
Tokyo, Japan
Thursday, February 9, 2012

First Show:
1. Been So Long
2. True Religion
3. Hesitation Blues
4. Children Of Zion
5. Second Chances
6. That’ll Never Happen No More
7. Come Back Baby
8. Vicksburg Stomp
9. Sea Child
10. 99 Year Blues
11. I Am The Light Of This World
12. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
13. I Know You Rider
14. Encore: Embryonic Journey
Second Show:
1. I See The Light
2. River Of Time
3. I’ll Let You Know Before I Leave
4. How Long Blues
5. Goodbye To The Blues
6. Uncle Sam Blues
7. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
8. Things That Might Have Been
9. Keep On Truckin’ Mama
10. Good Shepherd
11. Full Go Round
12. Nine Pound Hammer
13. Encore: Genesis

(Whoops… there was also a Candy Man, Trouble In Mind and a Living In The Moment… My bad. Thanks to those who noticed.

Back to the Hotel, a couple hours of sleep and off to Narita and thence to Beijing, China.

Vintage Barton Fink

Vintage Barton Fink

We got in about 1400 and went straight to the hotel… which was beautiful even if the hallway reminded me a little of Barton Fink.

We rested up a bit and the ladies who picked us up at the airport took us out to a delicious dinner.

We Mssed Barry, But A Man's Gotta Eat!

We Missed Barry, But A Man's Gotta Eat!

Did I say, ‘Yummy?’

Bounties Of The Earth

Bounties Of The Earth

We had such fun in Japan… got to see some old friends, made some new ones… can’t wait to get back. Here in China, I feel a real connection. Could it be our daughter… who knows. I have to admit I feel very comfortable here. We have been made to feel welcome and I can’t wait for the show tomorrow at Yugong Yishan.

This is really exciting stuff! More will be revealed!

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  1. February 10th, 2012 at 12:03 | #1

    Exciting stuff! Looks like a yummy dinner. By the way, Barton Fink is one of my favorite movies, even if it is dark. Safe Travels.

  2. Susan Neal Hall
    February 10th, 2012 at 16:46 | #2

    Brings back memories, we too adopted our daughter from China. Enjoy your stay!
    Cheers and all the best!
    Susan

  3. Cyndy Consentino
    February 10th, 2012 at 17:47 | #3

    Dera Jorma,
    Looks great! Enjoy!

  4. carlo pagliano
    February 10th, 2012 at 19:48 | #4

    Great Jorma & Barry!!

  5. Matsuura masahiko
    February 10th, 2012 at 23:49 | #5

    Dear Jorma ,Barry,Phil
    Thank You For Your eXiting performance!!
    And for writing your autograghs on my collection 7 records and osaka 1st and late show’s setlist sheets!!
    Please come back soon absolutly!!!

  6. Al
    February 11th, 2012 at 04:05 | #6

    Came up from HK for the Tokyo show (2nd set). I’m sure there was a Candyman and Trouble In Mind after Good Shepherd (my highlight of the set). Also recall a breadline blues.
    Most enjoyable!

  7. Mizuyo
    February 11th, 2012 at 05:14 | #7

    Hello, Jorma

    Thank you very much for the marvelous shows at Billboard Live Osaka and many friends of mine in Tokyo said the same.
    Actually I’ve already started to miss you and can’t wait for another “15″ years, but really hope you’ll come back again very soon and please don’t forget to bring Jack with.

    >AI
    Yes, some of my friends also said they heard Candy Man, Trouble In Mind and Breadline Blues at the second set for sure.

  8. Mizuyo
    February 11th, 2012 at 05:21 | #8

    Oops… some mistakes
    I meant to write “bring Jack with you”, but the word “you” is missing.

    >Al
    Sorry, I mistyped your name. You’re Al, not AI.

  9. Mike Collins
    February 11th, 2012 at 16:09 | #9

    Hello Jorma,

    My brother and his son will be seeing you in Shanhi. Gam bay to you & Barry !

    Mike Collins

  10. Hideaki Sawada
    February 14th, 2012 at 10:20 | #10

    Hello Jorma,

    I’m very shocked I missed your concert in Tokyo… I’m not sure why I missed. Too busy?
    I always listen to your music on the way to and from work. This really helps me calm and makes me happy anytime. I hope you’ll come back to Japan soon! I never miss again.