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September 25th, 2013 Leave a comment Go to comments
The pink light of early Autumn

The pink light of early Autumn

‘A city rose red… half as old as time?’ Nope… just my back yard last week on a lovely Autumn day. By the bye, this is not a photoshop modified picture. The light really made it look this way!

Indeed, last week we were getting ready for our Pick ‘n’ Putt weekend at the good old Fur Peace Ranch and some of our friends came in early requiring a Thursday ride.

The boys... and a covered bridge

The boys... and a covered bridge

Yep, we’ve got covered bridges all over the place down here in Southeast Ohio. Here’s one in Athens County. Gotta love it.

The ride continued with a stop here and there

The ride continued with a stop here and there

Meanwhile, back at the Ranch...

Meanwhile, back at the Ranch...

Friday morning our week at the Ranch began bright and early and I decided to bunk over with the rest of the campers. I filled my little cabin with all the things I though I might need over the weekend from a guitar to a rain suit. Rain came in of Friday and lasted until Saturday evening stopping just in time for to acoustic Hot Tuna show. Jack Casady, Marjorie Thompson and Steve Kimock a well as myself were the teachers and Saturday night was an Acoustic Hot Tuna show in which we were joined by the incomparable Steve Kimock. Here is our set list:

Hot Tuna 40, 2013
The Acoustic Duo
Jorma Kaukonen & Jack Casady
With Special Guest
Steve Kimock
Fur Peace Station
Darwin, Ohio
Saturday, September 21, 2013

First Set:
1. True Religion
2. Children Of Zion
3. Second Chances
4. Hesitation Blues
5. I See The Light
6. Mama Let Me Lay It On You with Steve Kimock
7. 10 Minutes of Steve… his wizardry
8. Barbeque King with Steve Kimock
9. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out with Steve Kimock
10. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed And Burning with Steve Kimock
Second Set:
1. I See The Light
2. Candy Man
3. Things That Might Have Been
4. 99 Year Blues
5. I Am The Light Of This World
6. Ten Minutes of Steve with more musical Magic
7. Come Back Baby with Steve Kimock
8. Trouble In Mind with Steve Kimock
9. Good Shepherd with Steve Kimock
10. How Long Blues with Steve Kimock
11. Nine Pound Hammer with Steve Kimock
12. Encore: Uncle Sam Blues with Steve Kimock

When we are graced with Steve’s presence I always like to let him just… well, do his thing. The two sections of Ten Minutes with Steve are just that… Each one is a tune created on the spot for the audience. He’s always brilliant.Thanks Steve… so very much!

Sunday afternoon became the de facto time for the Big Ride. The rain had passed and it was a simply beautiful Fall day!

Mylan getting fitted for a helmet in the Ural sidecar

Mylan getting fitted for a helmet in the Ural sidecar

One of the campers brought a Russian Ural with a sidecar… Everone turns into a kid when you get into this thing.

The view of the dam and the old hotel in Stockport

The view of the dam and the old hotel in Stockport

Lock #6 on the old Ohio and Erie Canal lies on the Muskingum River. The old hotel and restaurant which lies across the river has been refurbished a number of times… but the structure has been there for a very long time.

Nessa and her Hard Candy Sportster

Nessa and her Hard Candy Sportster

There was a gaggle of us on this run who were accompanied by our wives who ride too. How good does it have to get?

Meanwhile... back at the Ranch...

Meanwhile... back at the Ranch...

After a 130 mile run, we got back to the Ranch… had dinner a got together for a student performance at the Fur Peace Station. this is the class and instructor snapshot. What an august company!

Monday morning, a last class and then it was goodbye to our merry band of men and women. but first… Vanessa took me for a ride in the Ural sidecar.

Vanessa rides... I review the troops!

Vanessa rides... I review the troops!

Good times indeed.

This coming weekend we have Jerry Miller and Terry Haggerty coming with their band to grace the stage at the Fur Peace Station. We also have Wes Wilson the great San Francisco artist coming to oversee a showing of his works and be a part of the the San Francisco drenched weekend.

That’s if folks. I’m off to pick up my second grader at school.

More anon…

  1. John B
    September 25th, 2013 at 16:10 | #1

    Great picture of your backyard Jorma. It looks like you had a fine weekend there at the ranch . After all is said and done and everyone has gone home to their own lives doesn’t it feel great to just be a dad and head out to pick up your second grader?

  2. Barbara Jacobs
    September 25th, 2013 at 16:24 | #2

    That’s a beautiful photo:
    “The pink light of early autumn”.
    Love that photo of you and Vanessa driving the Ural (and the photo caption.)

    We have the same Ural and we take it out for a spin every now and then. Our dog, Poody loves to sit in the passenger side-seat.

  3. Cyndy Consentino
    September 25th, 2013 at 23:05 | #3

    Dear Jorma,

    What a great post! Love the Pergola in your backyard!

    Enjoy these early Autumn days!

  4. Todd E
    September 26th, 2013 at 10:02 | #4

    Would love to hear a recording of the Tuna duo show with Kimock!

  5. Joey hudoklin
    September 26th, 2013 at 11:02 | #5

    There’s nothing like the “Original Acoustic Hot Tuna”. The back & forth interaction of Bass & Guitar that happens when you guys get it goin’ is just magic. I’m with Todd E. It would be great to hear that set. Steve really adds a texture that works. I, however have only experienced him in the Electric group. Long live Hot Tuna!
    Thank you Jorma.

  6. Matt
    September 26th, 2013 at 12:30 | #6

    Cool Beans

    and Steve Kimock with Hot Tuna is awesome

  7. Cat
    September 27th, 2013 at 10:24 | #7

    what a magical backyard!
    the sun is definitely shining in your backdoor:
    “someday” is now.

  8. carlo pagliano
    September 27th, 2013 at 23:33 | #8

    Save the poetry in the world:
    “The pink light of early Autumn”
    Speak Pink.
    Always Jorma!

  9. Dear Jorma
    September 29th, 2013 at 13:16 | #9

    Dear Jorma(:)
    You are coming to Finland(Maybe to you home country????)
    I hope that i have a free at my work….But.. we are coming to live oak(-14) and i wish(its my first time in U.S.)That we really have a good festival……

  10. dustin
    November 10th, 2013 at 02:50 | #10

    yes indeed it was a great show, it was great hearing the 3 play together and I also enjoyed the 10 minute Kimock’s newest dobro ‘raga’ moments, great show!