Guitars And Gigs

September 6th, 2013 Leave a comment Go to comments
The old Carlton Church at dawn

The old Carlton Church at dawn

So last week I hopped in my truck and drove on over to Myron Hart’s place to cut a guitar part on a project for our drummer, Skoota Warner. It was just a vignette part so I figured we could do it easily… and I was right. For this application, I selected my Robert Lee Jorma guitar plugged it straight into a Boogie Maverick and let her rip. Yeah, I know the Mav’ is out of production, but we’ve still got one one. Rockin’ dude! Actually, I’ve still got a Strategy 400 but that’s another story for another time.

Anyway, the tracks went great and I love the way the guitar performed. You need to check out Robert Lee’s site and see the beautiful stuff he has to offer. Amongst the myriad custom builders out there… he’s tops!

Yesterday, Myron and I drove from the Fur Peace Ranch to Lynchburg, Virginia to meet up with Barry Mitterhoff and Phil Jacobs in preparation for our shows today and tomorrow at the Interlocken Festival in Arrington, Virginia. We have a midnight show tonight and tomorrow we have an afternoon show at Moticello (yes… THE Monticello) and a midnight show back in Arrington.

Lynchburg is a beautiful small town with no access by Interstate… I love it. Great drive through the mountains yesterday.

I look forward to the shows and I’ll keep you posted…


  1. carlo pagliano
    September 6th, 2013 at 11:45 | #1

    Rock Them High Jorma!

  2. susan ansanelli
    September 6th, 2013 at 12:12 | #2

    Happy New Year! I hope todays shows are great, have fun.
    Hey Jorma whats Jack doing?
    Looking forward to the Beacon may thé New Year be sweet. The best to all.

  3. johno
    September 6th, 2013 at 12:31 | #3

    Jorma, since we have no way of contacting JC. Can you fill us in “once in a blue moon” on how Jack is doin. Let him know that we love him – he been thru a really tough year. If you know can – do you know what kind of car he drives. Also nice pic – only thing is I can’t make out the church. Looks kinda ominous to me.

  4. John B
    September 6th, 2013 at 15:06 | #4

    Hi Jorma. I didn’t know that you were doing a show in Monticello . The ghost of T.J. will be rocking !

  5. Doug Mlyn
    September 6th, 2013 at 18:24 | #5

    Jorma: do you know the name of the stage your playing at midnight? Didn’t see it in the schedule

  6. jim hitchcock
    September 6th, 2013 at 19:16 | #6

    Had a Mark II C (A-B). Always wondered about the Maverick. Randall Smith does a great engineering breakdown on the Class A:

  7. September 6th, 2013 at 19:30 | #7


    It’s 2445 to 0130… I think it’s in a tent somewhere…


  8. Kathy
    September 6th, 2013 at 20:49 | #8

    Thomas Jefferson was quite the Musician ! That was one of his favorite hobbies. Yes I think he will!

  9. Cyndy Consentino
    September 6th, 2013 at 23:19 | #9

    Dear Jorma ,

    A beautiful New Year to you and yours,

    Stay well,

  10. September 7th, 2013 at 16:02 | #10

    Thanks Jorma 🙂 unfortunately I missed it.. Hoping to catch your set tonight. Nobody seems to know where it is…And you’re right, Lynchburg is a cool little town, I highly recommend Market on Main for breakfast!

  11. chuck newman
    September 7th, 2013 at 19:39 | #11

    Beautiful picture Jorma. Makes me want to listen to New Song for the Morning.

  12. Jim Tulgan
    September 8th, 2013 at 11:50 | #12

    Monticello, very cool! Would have loved to have been there!!

  13. John B
    September 9th, 2013 at 10:24 | #13

    Sick all day Saturday so no way I could make it down to VA . Made the Red Bank street fair on Sunday though. What a beautiful day it was.

  14. John B
    September 9th, 2013 at 16:19 | #14

    A heavy dose of new Tuna dates after the first of the year. How did the Virginia dates go Jorma?

  15. Cat
    September 10th, 2013 at 06:14 | #15

    i think the lockn time ended up being about quarter to two to two thirty at a bonfire, a bonfire (would love love love a schootahh bonfire). what do i love more than a bonfire? nothing.

  16. Cat
    September 10th, 2013 at 22:54 | #16

    guess the jorma fire pit i have built in my mind is a pretty cool little venue~~very intimate

  17. Cat
    September 10th, 2013 at 22:55 | #17

    you need to do a photo exhibit. this one is perfection.

  18. Cat
    September 11th, 2013 at 11:03 | #18

    love the way photos and art glow when viewed digitally

  19. John B
    September 11th, 2013 at 17:38 | #19

    That church looks like a sailing ship @Cat