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Salt Lake City To Boulder

February 21st, 2015 Leave a comment Go to comments
The State Room

The State Room

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Night before last we were in Salt Lake City at the State Room. I’ve been there a bunch of times with Hot Tuna but this was the first time with Larry and Teresa and what a time we had.

Jorma Kaukonen 5, 2015
Jorma Kaukonen, Larry Campbell
& Teresa Williams
The State House
Salt Lake City, Utah

1. True Religion
2. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down & Out
3. The Other Side Of The Mountain
4. Children Of Zion with Teresa
5. Sweet Fern with Teresa
6. Suffer Little Children
7. Hesitation Blues
8. Come Back Baby
9. Brother Can You Spare A Dime
10. Where There’s Two There’s Trouble with Teresa
11. Good Shepherd with Teresa
12. Bar Room Crystal Ball with Teresa
13. Sugaree with Teresa
14. Encore: Let Us Get Together Right Down Here with Teresa
15. Encore 2: Somebody To Love with Teresa

After the show we started driving to Boulder.

On the way from Phoenix to Salt Lake City

On the way from Phoenix to Salt Lake City

We pulled into Boulder yesterday morning and checked into the venerable Boulderado Hotel.

The lobby in the Boulderado

The lobby in the Boulderado

Last night we were guests on the eTown Radio Show along with Joe Purdy. Here’s what Larry and Teresa and I did:

Jorma Kaukonen 6, 2015
Jorma Kaukonen, Larry Campbell
& Teresa Williams
eTown Radio Show
Boulder, Colorado
Friday, February 20, 2015

1. Brother Can You Spare A Dime, Jorma & Larry
2. Sweet Fern, Larry & Teresa, Nick Forster on bass
3. Children Of Zion, Larry & Teresa, Nick Foprster on bass
4. Ain’t In No Hurry, Jorma & Larry,Nick Forster on bass
5. Where There’s Two There’s Trouble, Larry & Teresa, Nick Forster on bass
6. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning, Nick Forster on bass
7. Group Finale: Long Black Veil

Great time had by all! Helen and Nick sure know how to throw a party. Great staff too!

eTown Hall

eTown Hall

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Tonight is a full gig with Joe and us.

The Hall

The Hall

  1. johno
    February 21st, 2015 at 23:08 | #1

    I am so bummed out. I really want to go see Jorma on this tour when he comes to Long Island @ the Boulton in March but they are sold out. I really really dig the new album and wouldn’t you know it – I cant get in – get your tix early!

  2. johno
    February 21st, 2015 at 23:08 | #2

    I am so bummed out. I really want to go see Jorma on this tour when he comes to Long Island @ the Boulton in March but they are sold out. I really really dig the new album and wouldn’t you know it – I cant get in – get your tix early!

  3. Tom in St. Louis
    February 22nd, 2015 at 11:15 | #3

    Here’s a terrific review of the Beacon show from the Huffington Post. Includes interviews and a bunch of cool photos of the show and many instruments, etc.

  4. Phil Zisook
    February 22nd, 2015 at 12:58 | #4

    Hey, just want to say how blown away I am by “AIN”T IN NO HURRY”. Excellent sound and instrumentation throughout, singing is great and the songs meld so well together. Great production by Larry Campbell and excellent playing and contributions by all. Each time I listen I’m hearing new phrases, lyrically and musically, to latch onto. And I totally dig the sentiment that flows through the album. Thank you for this album Jorma.

  5. Mark Dynarski
    February 22nd, 2015 at 15:30 | #5

    I agree with Phil. The new album is classic. There’s blues (of course) and old time, and country, and gospel, and it blends into pure American music. Pristine sound quality and a great mix. Every note is clear and level. And the lyric ‘you never seem to age in my dreams’ refuses to leave me.

    Outstanding. Already looking forward to the next one.

  6. Kerry Cavanaugh
    February 22nd, 2015 at 18:06 | #6

    Only one more week to the show at the Melting Point in Athens, GA! I can hardly wait! Any chance of a meet and greet at the show?

  7. jim hitchcock
    February 22nd, 2015 at 22:37 | #7

    @johno The New Riders play the night before Jorma, and that show is not sold out. Bring a sleeping bag and find a cubbyhole 🙂

  8. johno
    February 23rd, 2015 at 12:11 | #8

    @jim hitchcock
    When I go to the Boulton website it tells me there are no tix left and NRPS are good but they aren’t Jorma. Thanks anyway.

  9. johno
    February 23rd, 2015 at 12:35 | #9

    I get it now – me and a mouse!

  10. andriy
    February 23rd, 2015 at 14:01 | #10

    Yes to hide there over the night after the place closes!
    If you want to be in Brooklyn if I am working and it is slow you can eat here when we play the Jorma and Hot Tuna on the sound in the restaurant.
    I put a FUR PEACE STATION magnet on the cash register from weeks ago and it is still there! My boss did not tell me to take it off but I know he sees it and maybe he doesn’t know what it is but it looks nice so it is O.K.@johno

  11. Andriy
    February 23rd, 2015 at 17:00 | #11

    The magnet is on the espresso appliance!

  12. rich l
    February 24th, 2015 at 00:28 | #12


    I was in the Seattle airport today with a couple of hours to kill. My son and I got some Flipper tacos and sat down in this huge food court area. They had a guy playing guitar and singing, but all he had was a tiny amp.

    While chomping down Flipper, I thought to myself, “This guy sounds a little bit like Jorma.” Again, he needed to be much louder, but it seemed some of his picking sounded familiar.

    After we finished eating I told my son I wanted to stop in front of him and listen to a song or two. When he finished one song, I went up to put a dollar in his guitar case. (I know, last of the big time spenders, eh. – times area bit tough right now, but I always try to support live music.)

    We talked a bit, and I asked him if he knew Jorma. He said yes, but he said he studied the players you studied, particularly the late Rev Gary Davis. He then said, here you go, and broke into a beautiful rendition of Embryonic Journey. He nailed it, and it made my day. I went back up and put a $5 dollar bill in the case.

    The guys name was Dave Harmonson. As I walked away, it sounded like his next song was a Rev Gary song. Smiles from a distance crossed paths as I headed for my flight.

    Embryonic Journey is such a great song. I tend to think of embryonic things as something new, accompanied by explosive growth. Yet that song has such a melancholy feeling to it. It touches an old soul like myself, or Dave H., and perhaps even you.

    At any rate, when I finish this note I intend to look to see when the bus rolls into Chicago again. my 19 year old son also said, “That was pretty good dad!”

  13. johno
    February 24th, 2015 at 10:43 | #13

    You are so funny – you sound like a wild and crazy guy!

  14. andriy
    February 24th, 2015 at 14:03 | #14

    Thanks. “We are two wild and crazy guys!”@johno

  15. Hogan
    February 27th, 2015 at 01:57 | #15

    @rich l
    I was just reading your comment and I couldn’t believe it…I flew to Portland this past Monday on a business trip and as we were going to pick up the rental car my co workers and I walked past a man with a guitar,tiny amp,open guitar case playing I see the light, sounded great..I asked them to wait a minute until he finished and I put some money in his case and he also told me he had heard of Jorma. Walked away smiling thinking what a great first impression of Portland. I am taking a red eye back home on Thursday so I hope to see him again…what a small world…

  16. rich l
    February 27th, 2015 at 09:48 | #16

    I love street type musicians. They’re usually pretty good and passionate, and often quite talented. As Jorma once said, playing is practicing and practicing is playing.

    The guy I saw was really good – I looked him up and I guess he’s been a mainstay in the Seattle country music scene for a long time. Like you’re encounter, seeing him that day was certainly a serendipitous moment.

    I forgot about that Hot Tuna song – another one, besides all the new songs from Jorma’s new CD, that he might consider playing on April 8th at the City Winery in Chicago. (hint, hint)

    Regardless- , that song will be on my mind all day!

    It is a small world!

  17. andriy
    February 27th, 2015 at 18:19 | #17

    Yes, to ask the man “What is your name?” is the best respect for the talent and entertainment. One dollar can be all you can help him with but respect for his name is more.@rich l

  18. rich l
    February 28th, 2015 at 17:06 | #18

    @andriy I realize this is a little off the respect for his talent comment that you mentioned, but your comment reminded me of how easy it is, and how seldom we do, try to sow a little love in this world where “Time keeps slipping on, at a faster pace.”

    Leo Tolstoy told of a time he was walking down the street and passed a beggar. Tolstoy reached into his pocket to give the beggar some money, but his pocket was empty. Tolstoy turned to the man and said, “I’m sorry, my brother, but I have nothing to give you.”

    The beggar brightened and said, “You have given me more than I asked for-you have called me brother.”

    The above quote came from a book called “He Still Moves Stones” by Max Lucado. It was a story about the woman who had been bleeding for twelve years, (thus considered an outcast. At that time she would not even be allowed to enter the temple, being considered unclean.) She is down to a crazy hunch and a high hope Christ can help her, so she secretly touches his robe in a crowd of people. It is recorded that she was healed instantly.

    But even more than the healing is something Jesus says to her; “Daughter, your faith has made you well.” It is the only time Jesus calls any woman anywhere daughter.

    As Lucado notes, “To the loved, a word of affection is a morsel, but to the love-starved, a word of affection can be a feast. Jesus gave this woman a banquet.”

    For that lady at least,

    “morning came on slowly, pushing back the night,
    it’s good times now that we can see the light.”