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Good Start At Common Ground

A happy Jack getting ready to leave Baltimore for Common Ground

A happy Jack getting ready to leave Baltimore for Common Ground

We headed out from Ohio, got to Baltimore, picked Jack Casady and Phil Jacobs up and met Barry Mitterhoff over in Westminster at Common Ground. Before our set I got a chance to catch Mary Flower’s set.

Mary and me at Common Ground

Mary and me at Common Ground

After a bit I headed over to the Main Stage where Jack and I were the recipients of a great award… the Robert H. Chambers Award for Excellence in the Traditional Arts. Here are the previous recipients:

Doc Watson – 2000

Pete & Toshi Seeger – 2001

Odetta – 2002

Etta Baker – 2002

Roger McGuinn – 2003

Ramblin’ Jack Elliott – 2004

Joe Hickerson – 2005

Richie Havens – 2006

Jean Ritchie – 2007

Guy and Candi Carawan – 2008

Tom Paxton – 2008

Ralph Stanley – 2009

Hazel Dickens & Mike Seeger – 2010

Stanley Dural, Jr. “Buckwheat Zydeco” & Jesse McReynolds – 2011

John Hammond – 2012

What heady company and what an honor!

It doesn't get much better than this!

It doesn't get much better than this!

Foto by Phil Jacobs

WE received a beautiful hand made Native American flute while shall reside in honor at the Psylodelic Gallery in Darwin, Ohio.

As twilight wrapped us, we began our set, which was as followed:

Hot Tuna 52, 2014
The Acoustic Trio
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
& Barry Mitterhoff
Common Ground On The Hill Festival
Westminster, Maryland
Saturday, July 12, 2014

1. True Religion
2. Children Of Zion
3. Hesitation Blues
4. Heart Temporary
5. I See The Light
6. Barbeque King
7. Prohibition Blues
8. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
9. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
10. Good Shepherd
11. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down An Out
12. I Know You Rider
13. Encore: Genesis

Now, we’re on our way to Evanston, Illinois to Space… for a gig on the 15th.

Had a great Mexican dinner… now… to bed!

  1. Al Boehmer
    July 13th, 2014 at 23:48 | #1

    It was a pleasure to meet you and it was a fine laid back show. I hope the rest of the tour is as nice.

  2. Tom in St. Louis
    July 13th, 2014 at 23:56 | #2

    You guys fit perfectly on that awesome list of musicians.

    Happy trails!

  3. mikie
    July 14th, 2014 at 08:01 | #3

    Well deserved, sir, congrats to you and Jack. m

  4. HOGAN
    July 14th, 2014 at 08:08 | #4

    Congratulations and well deserved to both you and Jack.

  5. johno
    July 14th, 2014 at 09:27 | #5

    Congratulations to you and Jack!


  6. Joey Hudoklin
    July 14th, 2014 at 10:08 | #6

    Jack & Jorma, you guys have been carrying that torch for a long time, often under-appreciated. It warms my heart that you two, together, receive a well deserved, permanent acknowledgment of your integral contribution to the incredible legacy of American music.
    Sleep well knowing that you’re passing it on to the next generation to carry as well.
    Thank you, as always, for being here.
    Your friend, Joey

  7. John B
    July 14th, 2014 at 11:15 | #7

    Congratulations Jack and Jorma ! Well deserved recognition and what good company you guys are in. See you at the Ranch in a couple a weeks !

  8. Scott Meyers
    July 14th, 2014 at 16:42 | #8

    Congratulations on the esteemed award. The music/lyrics of your original pieces are classic and timeless. Kudos to you both for being in such great company and for continuing to play at a level of craftsmanship that is truly unparalleled by many of your peers. Enjoy…..Forward….Onward….

  9. July 15th, 2014 at 10:32 | #9

    you guys are amazing!

  10. johno
    July 15th, 2014 at 10:44 | #10

    they are Hot Fuckin’ Tuna!!!!!!!!!!

  11. Joey Hudoklin
    July 15th, 2014 at 10:49 | #11

    That’s what I meant to say.

  12. rich l.
    July 16th, 2014 at 01:03 | #12

    Just got home from Space in Evanston. The short of it – Fucking Hot Tuna. The lads played from 7:30 until a little after 10:15.

    Hope to get time to put the long of it up tomorrow. I really think this was a special performance, for a number of reasons, not the least of which was a lot of kibitzing. It just seemed to be a cut above other shows I’ve seen. Learned about a new tea – “Jack Cassidy Tea, Double Dose.”

    I think I’m going to need a few cups of that before heading to the coal mines bright and early tomorrow morning.

  13. George
    July 21st, 2014 at 11:50 | #13

    Thanks for coming to Westminster MD. My daughter and I both loved your show. She has been teaching herself the acoustic guitar this year and thought your playing was amazing. I am a bass guy – Jack has always been one of my idols. Have a great tour and thanks for keeping the music going all these years. Come back to Westminster sometime. We’ll both be there!