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Couples Weekend At The Fur Peace Ranch!!!!

Nothing like a morning walk in the woods to get the ball rolling...

Nothing like a morning walk in the woods to get the ball rolling...

Foto by Jorma & Vanessa Kaukonen

Every weekend at the Fur Peace Ranch is special…but if you’re going to grade ‘special,’ Couples Weekend is high on the list of specialness! For teachers there myself, (of course), Verlon Thompson, and Kai Eckhardt. Verlon and I opened the Saturday night concert for Roger MacNamee, Jason Crosby, Pete Sears and Jay Lane. Yup… The Doobie Decibel System.

Me and Verlon backstage

Me and Verlon backstage

Foto by Rusty Smith

Jorma Kaukonen 28, 2016
With Verlon Thompson

1. Back Up & Turn Around, Verlon with Jorma
2. In My Dreams, Jorma with Verlon
3. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here, Jorma with Verlon
4. Come Back Baby, Jorma with Verlon
5. I Will Come Back, Verlon with Jorma
6. Poor Boy, Verlon with Jorma
7. Ain’t In No Hurry, Jorma with Verlon
8. The Guitar, Verlon with Jorma

Our cool little set…

Verlon, Jay, Kai, Me, Roger and Pete

Verlon, Jay, Kai, Me, Roger and Pete

Foto by Jason Crosby

A fine night of music and I got to sit in with the boys.

Then before you knew it… it was Monday and time for everyone to scatter to their homes.

Our class picture...

Our class picture...

Jorma, Kai and Nessa

Jorma, Kai and Nessa

Getting to hang with Kai and Verlon… two very spiritual people was the ongoing frosting on the cake…


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  1. Dead Head
    August 1st, 2016 at 19:08 | #1

    Happened to catch Jason Crosby on an episode of Weir Here. Not much that guy can’t do, and does it well.

  2. Mark K
    August 1st, 2016 at 22:13 | #2

    Nice office you got there-a morning walk sure beats taking the subway to work

  3. Sweetbac
    August 2nd, 2016 at 11:23 | #3

    ANY chance of an inaugural “Singles Weekend” Jorma?
    Always wanted to meet a woman who can play her some Blind Blake.
    You hear me!

  4. Andy K
    August 2nd, 2016 at 13:29 | #4

    I’m really looking forward to seeing the 3 NYC area shows this Thurs/Fri Sat!
    Of course I’ll be at the Albany Egg on Nov 20th – perhaps the best venue around for intimacy, comfort and acoustics.
    Anyway to confirm if the Beacon Theatre show(s) will be November 18/19th?

  5. johno
    August 3rd, 2016 at 11:04 | #5

    I’m really glad to know that you pick up the spiritual side of life – it is so important that you feel that. Things pertaining to the spirit is the other side of life that so many people avoid or fail to comprehend. But which is just as important as the physical. You are a good soul Jorma your music is very uplifting and your countenance is very rare among rock stars. You are a very special person. That is why you shine so bright and why I’ve loved you and your music for over forty years. Shine on!

  6. rich l
    August 3rd, 2016 at 12:59 | #6

    your countenance is very rare among rock stars

    I second this accolade.

  7. Chappy
    August 3rd, 2016 at 21:07 | #7

    Yes indeed Saturday night was yet another great night at FPR with outstanding musical fellowship. The set with Verlon was awesome…he is salt of the earth and real as it gets. DDS was spot on too! Roger’s spirit is always rising, Jason Crosby was superb on every instrument he touched. Pete is always cool and Jay kept it solid all the way through. Also a special treat to see Kai guest with DDS. As always, special thanks to the FPR staff for all you do.

  8. carlo pagliano
    August 4th, 2016 at 14:21 | #8

    Rock Them All Noble Tonight Jorma!

  9. Andy K
    August 5th, 2016 at 09:05 | #9

    Great show last night!

  10. Jim G
    August 5th, 2016 at 10:14 | #10

    Really enjoyed getting to see your “cool little set” on the DDS webcast!

  11. Ham n Eggs
    August 5th, 2016 at 11:26 | #11
  12. John B
    August 5th, 2016 at 13:27 | #12

    Let us know how you make out Joe.@Ham n Eggs

  13. Susan
    August 6th, 2016 at 01:56 | #13

    Amazing show at The Space this evening. What a great venue!

  14. Andy K
    August 6th, 2016 at 11:01 | #14

    Yep and with Leftover Salmon opening for Hot Tuna, it was a FishoBaby Production!
    Indeed the Space is sooo much better than the terrible acoustics at the Theatre at Westbury (the old Westbury Music Fair).

  15. Joey Hudoklin
    August 8th, 2016 at 08:56 | #15

    @Ham n Eggs
    Wow. I never thought I’d get in the Wall Street Journal.
    I’m not sure this is a good thing.
    I really was hurting that I was in the NYC area, and couldn’t attend the Tuna shows.
    Life happens.
    Gotta take care of the next thing in front of me.
    Thank you Ham-n-Eggs

  16. John B
    August 8th, 2016 at 10:52 | #16

    The Wall Street Journal? Now you are back on the radar Joey.

  17. Andy K
    August 8th, 2016 at 16:05 | #17

    @Joey Hudoklin
    Yeah you missed 3 great NYC area shows, but mark Sat Nov 19th @ Beacon. Electric baby!

  18. Richard
    August 8th, 2016 at 16:17 | #18

    Does anyone know the Local Presale code for the Nov. 19 Beacon show?

  19. Doug Mlyn
    August 8th, 2016 at 18:20 | #19


  20. John B
    August 9th, 2016 at 09:20 | #20

    Are you going to make it back this year Doug?@Doug Mlyn