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Dinner And A Show… At The Fur Peace Ranch

December 30th, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments

Yesterday morning started like this at Hillside Farm.

Yep... it's snow! Love that Jeep!

Yep... it's snow! Love that Jeep!

Of course, the youngster here… which would be my son Zach and daughter Izze, loved waking up to all this snow. What’s not to like about snow that packs, snow that rolls… snow that makes snowmen and snowballs? Meanwhile, back at the Fur Peace Ranch, we were a little worried about the weather affecting our First Annual Dinner With Jorma Night. Our fears were for naught, however… folks came from as far away as Colorado for our little event. Our staff at the Ranch outdid themselves on this one. Appetizers, soup, salad, a choice of entree and a desert. More than yummy… more than yummy!

We talked and hung out in the Beatrice Love Kitchen and then headed over to the workshop so I could to a little show for the folks. The workshop is where Live At The Fur Peace Ranch (our award winning WOUB show) was born… right there on that little stage… way before we built the Fur Peace Station.

Of course, I was winging it with the set list so this is merely what I think happened… more or less:

An Evening With Jorma
At The Fur Peace Ranch
Dinner and Music
Last Show Of The Year… Indeed
December 29, 2012
More… or less… the set list!

1. True Religion
2. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out
3. Heart Temporary
4. Been So Long
5. Hesitation Blues
6. Barbeque King
7. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
8. Living In The Moment
9. Things That Might Have Been
10. I See The Light
11. I Know You Rider
12. I Am The Light Of This World
13. Nine Pound Hammer
14. Encore: Water Song

Snow was falling as the show ended and our wonderful guests melted into the night. Our thanks to them for braving the storm and coming to our little corner of the world… and my thanks to my brothers and sisters at the FPR for their tireless work in making this a wonder ful evening for everyone.

What a sight!

What a sight!

I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a very Happy New Year. May it be blessed for you all… from me and mine!

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  1. December 30th, 2012 at 09:49 | #1

    Thanks for everything thruout the years ! From my first rock concert @ Kansas City Memorial Hall to my computer/cellphone screen , you have cheered me up ward ! Happy New year to you & yours. Upward!


    Lips from New Orleans

  2. Kykind
    December 30th, 2012 at 10:08 | #2

    I saw you once in Miami and it was fun as hell. Looks like y’all had fun, enjoy the coming of the new year!

  3. Brett
    December 30th, 2012 at 10:23 | #3

    Happy New Years to you and the family Jorma! Fur Peace Family included of course


  4. Jim T
    December 30th, 2012 at 11:31 | #4

    Happy New Year Jorma, to you and yours.

    Keep on truckin

  5. Cyndy Consentino
    December 30th, 2012 at 11:38 | #5

    Dear Jorma,
    Thanks for posting and sharing about the feast!
    I was supposed to be there, but I was not, as I was concerned about driving 8 hours to the ranch
    Myself in inclement weather. I am glad it was a beautiful evening, and
    I hope FPR decides to have another event like this come warmer weather!
    I was definitely there in spirit:)
    Wishing you and yours a very Happy, Healthy New Year!

    With much affection,

  6. Paul
    December 30th, 2012 at 13:04 | #6

    I very much wanted to go to this little gathering, but was concerned about driving across West Virginia with icy roads…a concern that proved legit. I haven’t been back to the ranch since opening weekend in April ’98, but hope to do so for an event such as this. Wishing you continued health, happiness & prosperity as we turn the page to 2013.

  7. Jim T.
    December 31st, 2012 at 11:09 | #7

    Happy New Year Jorma to you and your family!!

  8. HOGAN
    December 31st, 2012 at 13:18 | #8

    Hey Jorma,

    The picture of the FPR is beautiful, could be a post card. Hope Jack is doing well and got thru the holidays OK they say things get better in time. 2012 had been a rough year for you, your family and friends so I hope 2013 is much better. Looking foward to the upcoming shows. Have a Happy and Healthy New Year!!!!! and may you stay forver young.

  9. carlo pagliano
    December 31st, 2012 at 16:26 | #9

    Year after year holds the note Jorma’ sprout
    legendary symphonies pop up year in year out
    Steady As She Goes no pound
    The Captain rolls His ‘Tuna Live Rock’ around for all year round.

    Happy New Year HOTTUNA
    Happy New Year JORMA! YOU and YOURS.

  10. Denis
    January 1st, 2013 at 04:15 | #10

    Happy New Year from France ,Jorma!!


  11. Joey hudoklin
    January 1st, 2013 at 22:02 | #11

    Now that’s a set list I would like to have heard. I’m with you Jorma, 2013 is gonna be a good year. If you look for it, there is a spiritual awakening taking place. Our solar system has just passed the Galactic Equinox. Passing from the midnight stage, heading toward dawn. Let the sunshine in! Thank you for your ever-inspiration. Joey

  12. LWE
    January 2nd, 2013 at 11:13 | #12

    Having attended the Holiday Feast and concert, let me say first that the event was a great bargain. Unless the show was being held in my living room, Jorma playing to a comfortable but cozy room of 30 people is pretty tough to beat. Add to that a truly delicious meal (the appetizers and soups were great; my filet mignon was outstanding and the other entree choices looked just as good), with service with a smile by Vanessa and John Hurlbut, you have a great evening in the works. As good as the printed setlist is, Jorma sold himself short as my ears also heard How Long Blues, Death Don’t Have No Mercy and Never Happen No More. If the FPR gang does this again, I strongly recommend coming in early and spending the evening at a local hotel; you won’t be sorry.

  13. Carol Kangas
    January 2nd, 2013 at 19:41 | #13

    Dear Jorma,
    Thank you for helping me give my brother the best Christmas present ever! Starting with your phone call telling me that I’d won the raffle all the way until Jack and I drove off into the snow at the end of the evening, it was a dream come true. Everyone at the Ranch was so welcoming, the food was yummy, and the ambiance and entertainment were all I could have hoped for. When you sang “Things That Might Have Been,” I felt very lucky to have my only sibling right there with me. One thing I forgot to ask: are you coming to the Colonial Theater in Phoenixville, Pa. this year? If so, I’ll definitely be in the audience.
    Nakemiin, Carol Kangas

  14. mike belcher
    January 2nd, 2013 at 20:41 | #14

    Thanks for a great meal and a great performance. What a great way to end the year at the Fur Peace Ranch! My nephew Jacob and I had a great time in such good company. Now is as good as time as any to say that the Fur Peace and all that goes with it has been such a wonderful part of mine and my wife Cathy’s life (she couldn’t make it Saturday but was glad I could be there). The best music, at the best venue, with the best hosts a person could want. A heartfelt THANK YOU to you all!! 2013 is gonna be a good one!

  15. Bill S.
    January 3rd, 2013 at 00:01 | #15

    We truly appreciate a memorable evening of great food and even better music. We look forward to seeing you on your next run through Denver in Feb.

    Thanks again,
    Teresa and Bill
    (the folks as far away as Colorado!)

  16. John B
    September 11th, 2013 at 18:16 | #16

    Great song Hogan! @HOGAN

  17. John B
    October 7th, 2013 at 17:25 | #17

    Did you go see Hunter in Red Bank? @Cyndy Consentino