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Two Gigs, A Twister And Home

Last Tuesday, Phil and Myron and I drove my truck over to Charleston, West Virginia so I could open for Tedeschi/Trucks.

Sailors take warning...

Sailors take warning...

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Little did I know what was coming at the time. Over in Charleston, it was just bleak and raining.

The gig in Charleston

The gig in Charleston

Foto by Phil Jacobs

I was feeling a little under the weather, but playing with Susan and Derek is always a pleasure and an honor!

Jorma Kaukonen 1, 2017
Opening For Tedeschi/Trucks
Charleston Municipal Auditorium
Charleston, West Virginia
Feb. 28, 2017

1. Whining Boy Blues
2. That’ll Never Happen No More
3. Ain’t In No Hurry
4. Trial By Fire
5. Watch The North wind Rise
6. Barbeque King
7. Candy Man
8. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
9. San Francisco Bay Blues

I went back to the hotel after my set. I wanted to be rested and well for the Ryman!

As we were loading the truck on Wednesday morning the rain was blowing sideways. I got a call from Vanessa as a tornado was hitting the Fur Peace Ranch.

Maverick, Izze and Nessa in the tub as the twister hit!

Maverick, Izze and Nessa in the tub as the twister hit!

Selfie by Vanessa Kaukonen

It was frustrating for me not to be there, but I doubt if it would have changed anything. I thought it might be a derecho wind, but it wasn’t. I was a bona fide tornado! As we drove towards Nashville in crazy winds… the really crazy winds were at home.

Just touched our barn!

Just touched our barn!

Foto by Vanessa Kaukonen

Power line downed by the A-Frame.

Power line downed by the A-Frame.

You sure find our who your friends are when a disaster strikes. My heartfelt thanks to all who came to Vanessa’s aid in this moment of crisis!

While this was going one, we made it to Nashville and on Thursday, played our gig with the Gang ate the Ryman Theater.

Minnie and Roy welcome me to their dressing room.

Minnie and Roy welcome me to their dressing room.

After sound check we got to walk around a bit.

Captain Ryman himself at the wheel...

Captain Ryman himself at the wheel...

Hello to the folks at home!

Hello to the folks at home!

Foto by Phil Jacobs

My name in letters...

My name in letters...

Jorma Kaukonen 2, 2017
Opening For Tedeschi/Trucks
The Ryman
Nashville, Tennessee
Thursday, March 2, 2017

1. True Religion
2. Hesitation Blues
3. Come Back Baby
4. Been So Long
5. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
6. In My Dreams
7. How Long Blues
8. Sea Child
9. Good Shepherd
10. I Know You Rider

Susan, Jorma & Derek

Susan, Jorma & Derek

Norah Jones and Me

Norah Jones and Me

Foto by Myron Hart

I got to play The Sky Is Crying with Susan and Derek, then to bed and home to help pick up the pieces.

Saturday morning, trees coming down

Saturday morning, trees coming down

This root ball is twice as tall as I am.

This root ball is twice as tall as I am.

Things are getting back to normal… we took the dog and went for a hike behind Ginger’s place.

A not so dank tarn

A not so dank tarn

Selfie from the drone

Selfie from the drone

And time for relaxing at home.

Good night to the Shire!

Good night to the Shire!

More will be revealed…

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  1. eaglesteve
    March 5th, 2017 at 22:02 | #1

    Sorry to hear of the damage. Happier still to learn all are safe. Take care of yourself Captain and come out from under the weather and get well soon. I’ll remember you in my prayers this evening.

  2. Nick L. Eakins
    March 5th, 2017 at 22:48 | #2

    Just like you said, your being there wouldn’t have changed anything. Besides, if something like that has your name on it, ain’t anything you can do about it. BTW, I strung enough consecutive days together to get a bronze coin with a Roman numeral for 19 on February 22nd.

  3. Joey Hudoklin
    March 5th, 2017 at 23:16 | #3

    Wow Jorma. I am so glad everyone is safe without any major damage.
    Beautiful set lists.
    Congratulations Nick.
    It’s a big deal

  4. March 6th, 2017 at 02:57 | #4

    Congratulations… it is a big deal!

  5. johno
    March 6th, 2017 at 11:01 | #5

    So glad no one was hurt. A little too close for comfort – you never know. Nature is so incredibly beautiful, yet destructive at times. I think they say you should go into your basement under a door jamb or into the tub and make like a turtle.

  6. Sweetbac Jr.
    March 6th, 2017 at 12:56 | #6

    Nora Jones!….now THAT lady is a force of nature!
    A genuine talent right there…
    Jorma, is there ANY chance you could convince Nora to sit in with the electric trio?…just imagine Nora belting out “Song for the Fire Maiden” or “Great Divide Revisited” with the Tuna boys kicking out the g’damn jams!…the possibilities are endless.

  7. carey georgas
    March 6th, 2017 at 14:18 | #7

    Nothing I’ve experienced quite like hearing that cannonball rolling, but there ain’t no tracks around! Glad for ya’ll that there were no bodily injuries, and looks like the property damage was minimal.

  8. John B
    March 6th, 2017 at 16:04 | #8

    A selfie taken by a drone!

  9. Jim Bacon
    March 6th, 2017 at 18:26 | #9

    Wow, glad everyone’s OK at FPR -

  10. JD
    March 6th, 2017 at 21:51 | #10

    Adventures all around. Glad everyone is safe. Congratulations Nick.

  11. Tim from Philly
    March 6th, 2017 at 22:41 | #11

    We had the pleasure of watching you before and with TTB at The Ryman. Bucket list birthday present from my wonderful wife. Great sets, good time had by all.

    Hope and trust you are feeling better Captain. The show must go on!

  12. johno
    March 10th, 2017 at 17:04 | #12

    One of the items on my bucket list is to see Jorma at FPR. It really is tough to get tickets – every concert is sold out. Gotta be quick next winter when the schedule comes out.

  13. Brian Doyle
    March 11th, 2017 at 01:02 | #13

    Spring with its warm awakening won’t be far.

    Hope I can see Jorma too Johno…

  14. jim hitchcock
    March 11th, 2017 at 20:53 | #14

    @carey georgas Keep on commenting, Carey…you make me feel good ’bout things : )

  15. Carey Georgas
    March 12th, 2017 at 11:11 | #15

    @jim hitchcock
    Why, thank you, Jim. Back at ya.

  16. HOGAN
    March 17th, 2017 at 05:22 | #16

    Hey Jorma,

    So glad to hear your girls were OK…there pretty brave. The storm came thru here with heavy thunderstorms and hail and I was flippin, I can’t imagine how they felt.
    Be well.
    @ Nick,,Congratulations…..huge deal

    :-)

  17. March 21st, 2017 at 10:43 | #17

    rally like the selfie from the drone and amazed to see the root ball