I Never Looked Away

Jerry Garcia, Mike Bloomfield and Me ca 1966-7

Jerry Garcia, Mike Bloomfield and Me ca 1966-7

People send me great pictures and stuff… I have no recollection where this one was taken. San Francisco, obviously but other than that, details are lost in antiquity. There we were… youngsters in the throws of life, just waiting to make it happen… looking down a road filled with endless summers.

Robben Ford & me... a couple of years ago.

Robbin Ford & me... a couple of years ago.

Foto by Michael G. Stewart

Yeah, time marches on if we’re lucky. In all these years, no matter what happened, I never looked away from the music, and here I am today, in New Jersey getting ready to play The Outpost In The Burbs with my buddy Barry Mitterhoff. The good times are still darned good!

  1. HOGAN
    May 30th, 2013 at 10:22 | #1

    It’s always been about the music..sometimes the run-ins, but always the music….


  2. Carla
    May 30th, 2013 at 10:23 | #2

    Many blessings on you.

  3. May 30th, 2013 at 10:32 | #3

    How does that saying go, “if you get confused listen to the music play.” Was looking at the tour page yesterday I was just thinking how awesome it is that Jack and yourself are still playing (not that I ever doubted it) and…. at the top of your game! Good times for you, and also great times for us fans! Keep on Rocking!

  4. Walt Hetfield
    May 30th, 2013 at 11:40 | #4

    In the first pic I see two guys (at that time of the photo, slightly younger than you) that for whatever reasons have not been around for a long time. I’m glad you’re still around to play a gig tonight.

  5. carlo pagliano
    May 30th, 2013 at 12:10 | #5

    HOT TUNA is looking good and strong and ready for the road.
    Rock Them high JORMA !!!

  6. Joanne
    May 30th, 2013 at 13:04 | #6

    So happy you never looked away Jorma! Look so forward to seeing Hot Tuna in MD…we are all so lucky to still have you playing for all of us!Thanks!!!

  7. Ken
    May 30th, 2013 at 14:00 | #7

    I’m looking forward to the music… Saturday at the City Winery 🙂

  8. Don Gehre
    May 30th, 2013 at 15:35 | #8

    Captain Trips, the Blue Jew and the Captain…ah. Love those monikers. Amazing guitarists just beginning their journeys, some long, some not so long. Keep it going Jorma!

  9. MikeT
    May 30th, 2013 at 16:36 | #9

    Will be making my way to the Outpost in a bit. I know it will be a good show, always is.

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  11. Cyndy Consentino
    May 30th, 2013 at 20:12 | #11

    Dear Jorma,
    Thank you for never looking away from the music.
    Can’t wait to see you on Saturday at the Winery!

    Stay well

  12. Barbara Jacobs
    May 30th, 2013 at 22:29 | #12

    Back in the late 1980s/early 1990s, I did some PR at the original China Club (next door, down in the basement) to the Beacon Theater.

    Robbin Ford showed up to play at a couple of our “Pro-Jams” (Wed. nights, with proceeds going to charity).

    If my memory serves me well.
    Does it, Robbin?

  13. bruce
    May 31st, 2013 at 04:33 | #13

    it’s Robben Ford….not Robbin….just sayin’…he’s a beast…

  14. Joey hudoklin
    May 31st, 2013 at 06:40 | #14

    Since my mid-teens, you’ve ben a huge inspiration to me, Jorma.
    yes, I consider myself lucky to still be here to have your continued inspiration in these later times. Grace is with those of us fortunate enough to continue on and share the gifts we have been given. Hope I can get in this weekend to hear you play. It is always an emotion provoking treat for me. Thank you

  15. John B
    May 31st, 2013 at 09:58 | #15

    Welcome back to the Garden State Jorma.

  16. Barbara Jacobs
    May 31st, 2013 at 22:00 | #16

    I guess that Jorma and I will not be getting an A in spelling here.@bruce

  17. June 3rd, 2013 at 08:26 | #17

    Mike Bloomfield …. the “Electric Flag” …. man, I still miss him. Jorma, thanks for the photographic trigger of memories.

  18. Cyndy Consentino
    June 4th, 2013 at 07:48 | #18

    Jefferson Airplane for Levi’s ! White Levi’s ! Think I will go out and get me a pair!@jorma

  19. mrlbem
    June 7th, 2013 at 06:59 | #19

    Jorma, have you heard about this article I copied and pasted below? It seems that the wife of the Israeli Ambassador to the US knew you and JA back in the day.


  20. m garcia
    June 9th, 2013 at 03:20 | #20