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Calm Before The Storm & Prayers For Kofi

Sunset at the Fur Peace Ranch

Sunset at the Fur Peace Ranch

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

Back home in Meigs County Zach and I got on our motorcycles and he took me out for a Father’s Day dinner at the El Camino Cocina in Athens, Ohio. Good times indeed. The girls came back Sunday and in spite of the fact that I’m going to the full court press to finish my book the time with family makes everything worthwhile!

The joys of swimming pool ownership

The joys of swimming pool ownership

Foto by Zach Kearse

Things are a bee hive of activity here as we all get ready for the upcoming summer tour with Tedeschi/Trucks. With that in mind, we just heard about Kofi Burbridge’s heart attack yesterday and our prayers go out out to him and all of his extended family. There’s no good time for bad news. We were shocked to hear of his affliction and pray for a complete recovery!

Quiet as a tree...

Quiet as a tree...

In this calm before the storm, happy second day of summer to all!

Foto by Zach Kearse

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  1. rich l
    June 22nd, 2017 at 09:43 | #1

    Holy crap – Kofi looked like he was in great shape. Incredible musician

  2. carey georgas
    June 22nd, 2017 at 09:46 | #2

    Tropical Storm Cindy rolled up in here last night about 60 mi. s/e of where I am. I thankfully report that we were on the “good” side of the storm, as it were, and had only some gusty breezes and moderate rain. Really weird how all the bad stuff was 300 – 500 mi. east of the center of the storm. I don’t know if your reference to calm before the storm was a metaphor for the upcoming tour, or a prognostication of actual weather to come, but here’s hoping that the remnants of Cindy will only bring moderating temperatures and beneficial rains to the Ohio valley.

  3. Ham n Eggs
    June 22nd, 2017 at 17:03 | #3

    Kofi Burbridge to thee and for thee,
    We speak the Word of power.
    Be thou Healed,Be thou Whole, Be thou Happy
    In mind,in body,and estate
    Thou art protected by th invisible light of Love
    Thou art protected by th invisible light of Love
    Thou art protected by th invisible light of Love
    Love All Ways

  4. Brett
    June 23rd, 2017 at 10:02 | #4

    Only 3 weeks until the Wheels of Soul Red Hat gig in Raleigh-wood ……WE can not WAIT!

    Continuing the prayers for Kofi


    PS: I think you missed a leaf or something over there by the steps

  5. johno
    June 23rd, 2017 at 15:07 | #5

    Just got back from Key West for some R&R. It is one laid back little town. It was 85-90 every day and sunny. That’s why they don’t move too fast down there. Had a great time. This was my fourth time there and one of my favorite towns. Jorma – didn’t you meet Vanessa in the Key’s. Or is that just a rumor.

  6. Kevin
    June 23rd, 2017 at 21:06 | #6

    Here’s an update on Kofi.


    Jorma, wish this tour was coming into Tampa/St. Pete, but hope you can join the TTB at their Sunshine Music Fest at Vinoy Park, like you did a couple years back.

  7. Mark K
    June 24th, 2017 at 07:44 | #7

    Any chance of some solo shows in the NE Pennsylvania area this year?

  8. John L
    June 24th, 2017 at 09:50 | #8

    “…finish my book”?

    I must have missed something.
    An autobiography coming out soon?

  9. Sweetbac Jr.
    June 24th, 2017 at 12:25 | #9

    Jorma’s actually writing a romance novel set in late 60’s America.
    It’s about a certain bespectacled young bass player from a “hippie rock group”
    based in San Francisco and his secret love affair with the then vice president
    of the united states eldest daughter, Ambrosia. Obviously, this is a thinly veiled
    reference to the recently divulged love affair between country joe and the fish drummer gary “chicken” Hirsh and spiro agnews daughter, pamela lee agnew.
    sure to be a real page turner, and a fresh take on 1960’s socio-political dogma meets good ole fashioned lysergic induced hanky panky!

  10. Barbara Jacobs
    June 24th, 2017 at 13:01 | #10

    Good thoughts go out to Kofi.

    Write on, your book Jorma!

  11. wolf h
    June 26th, 2017 at 07:34 | #11

    Hey Jorma, due to the finnisch calendar, today (June 26th) is your nameday. Perhaps you celebrated this day together with your dad many years ago….Anyway: Happy nameday to you (“Hauskaa nimipäivää”)

  12. rich l
    June 26th, 2017 at 08:39 | #12

    So you’re saying Agnew’s daughter does the hanky panky?@Sweetbac Jr.

  13. rich l
    June 26th, 2017 at 08:40 | #13

    So you’re saying Agnew’s daughter does the hanky panky?

  14. Dan
    June 26th, 2017 at 10:33 | #14

    Oteil posted Kofi doing well. Oteil was spectacular with Dead and Co. very sweet Comes A Time at CitiField

  15. Larry Pryluck
    July 7th, 2017 at 19:00 | #15

    Coincidentally I saw Oteil with Dead & Co. at Jiffy Lube LIve on June 22. He looked like he was having a great time, smiling and dancing a whole lot while laying down a solid bottom. I can just imagine what his thoughts were as he played and sang for us. My prayers go out to Kofi and Oteil and their family.