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Legend Valley With Dark Star And Two Birthdays

September 3rd, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments
Sunny at the Fur Peace Ranch but...

Sunny at the Fur Peace Ranch but...

Saturday the 1st of September, we headed up to Columbus… me, my son Zach, Vanessa, daughter Izze, Myron and company and the core of bros and sisters from the Fur Peace Ranch. We were to play at the Dark Star Jubilee in Thornville, Ohio with a host of luminaries not the least of which was our host, The Dark Star Orchestra. By the time we got to Thornville, it had poured and more rain was in the offing. That said, in spite of the heat and humidity… Barry Mitterhoff and I had a blast. Here is our set list:

Jorma Kaukonen & Barry Mitterhoff 8, 2012
Legend Valley
Dark Star Orchestra Jubilee
Main Stage
Thornville, Ohio
September, 01, 2012

1. I See The Light
2. Nobody Knows You when You’re Down & Out
3. Goodbye To The Blues
4. Hesitation Blues
5. Second Chances
6. Bread Line Blues
7. Good Shepherd
8. Barbeque King
9. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
10. I’ll Let You Know Before I Leave
11. Nine Pound Hammer

After our set, we headed back to Columbus where were had a surprise birthday party for http://www.furpeaceranch.com/instructors/barry_mitterhoff.html, who will be turning sixty very soon, and my son Zachary, who will be turning fifteen this week. We surprised them and had a great steak dinner.

The birthday boys, Zach and Barry... on the left

The birthday boys, Zach and Barry... on the left

My son starts High School tomorrow… yikes. Good times for all…


  1. carlo pagliano
    September 3rd, 2012 at 18:42 | #1

    That’s the pick i love the most Jorma. Happy Birthday Barry, Happy Birthday Zachary. I’ll ask John if he leaves is hat on as he lays his head on the pillow case. Just beautiful precious a set list to sing along with.
    More than only thanks Jorma.

  2. eaglesteve
    September 4th, 2012 at 10:06 | #2

    Happy Birthday to all.
    High school?
    Indeed, life keeps slippin’ on at a faster pace.

  3. Cyndy Consentino
    September 4th, 2012 at 14:35 | #3

    Dear Jorma ,
    Sounds like a nice Labor Day weekend!
    Happy Birthday to Zach and Barry:)
    Stay Well

  4. carlo pagliano
    September 4th, 2012 at 17:37 | #4

    After having been visited by Jonny Cash in my Folsom Prison on Sunday last and rocking a deep smash early this morning with Hot-Tina (Turner live ’84?), home tonight was a well-deserved prize to lay red carpets for ‘Steady As She Goes’ . There is no better prayer than listen to Jack’s solo in John the Hurl’s ‘A Little Faster’ and surrender the Soul in those hands.
    Thanks for the opportunity Jorma

  5. Brittany
    September 5th, 2012 at 13:43 | #5

    Incredible show @ Legend Valley. Can’t wait to see you at 20th Century in Cincinnati!!

  6. Dave Millard
    September 6th, 2012 at 09:53 | #6

    Got my tickets to the Saturday night Beacon Theater show in December – was only able to get balcony, but at least I’m there! All is right with the world.

  7. Sean Murphy
    September 6th, 2012 at 12:41 | #7

    Sounds like the perfect weekend Jorma! Seeing Izzie in the pic, my how she is growing i was lucky enough to meet your wife and daughter in 2008 at the show you did at the venue next to where the patriots play in MA, times goes by my oh my safe travels Jorma

  8. Kevin
    September 6th, 2012 at 14:55 | #8

    Wow nice set! I’m disappointed that I wasn’t able to make it to this or philadelphia folk fest this year. Used to live in Philadelphia but just relocated to texas for graduate school. Anyway I wanted to share something with you. I was just sitting playing bass when all of the sudden the riff from “Good Sheppard” started coming out. Never learned the song on paper it just popped out. At first I couldn’t identify it but I definitely knew it. When I realized what it was I ended up singing the whole thing. Its great when a song just feels so right and you know all the right chord changes by intuition. Now I know its an old traditional folk song but I couldn’t help wondering if you realized when you were recording the song some 43 years ago if a kid would be spontaneously busting your version out of thin air more than 4 decades later. Funny how things happen. Anyway thanks for all the great music and inspiration!

  9. Joe from DC
    September 9th, 2012 at 17:01 | #9

    Well happy bday to all