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Yesterday was our daughter Izze’s eleventh birthday.

Birthday cake in bed with Maverick

Birthday cake in bed with Maverick

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

That girl is into her second decade, heading out for summer camp and looking forward to 7th grade in the fall.

Zach and Bella

Zach and Bella

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

A great two weeks with my son and a chance to get to know his great girl Bella! What a time this is!!!!!

Tomorrow morning I’m heading up to New York… this is going to be a great summer touring with Susan and Derek and the Wheels Of Soul Tour!

An evening look at the FPR from the air.

An evening look at the FPR from the air.

Drone shot by Jorma Kaukonen

Got to ride my motorcycle on this beautiful day running last minute errands. Now a beautiful evening and then early to bed.

Evening clouds...

Evening clouds...

Drone shot by Jorma Kaukonen

Hot Tuna is ready to go!

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  1. Dan
    June 27th, 2017 at 21:19 | #1

    Happy Birthday to Izze

  2. Dan
    June 27th, 2017 at 21:29 | #2

    Indeed a great time. Enjoy the tour

  3. Brett
    June 28th, 2017 at 09:26 | #3

    Happy 11th Birthday to Izze!!!


    See you in Raleigh Jorma………….!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. eaglesteve
    June 28th, 2017 at 09:36 | #4

    Happy Birthday Izze………..and many more!

  5. steven levenson
    June 28th, 2017 at 10:56 | #5

    “…seedlings turn overnight to sunflowers, blossoming even as we gaze….”

  6. Mitch Spector
    June 28th, 2017 at 14:04 | #6

    Happy Birthday to Izze ..Many more !!
    Have a great time out on tour .
    Peace Jorma !!

  7. Barbara Jacobs
    June 28th, 2017 at 14:19 | #7

    I love these photos.
    The simple pleasures of life, well lived.
    Happy Birthday Izze!

  8. Pete
    June 28th, 2017 at 18:29 | #8

    Bring the drone to Red Rocks. I’ll be looking out for it!

  9. rich l
    June 29th, 2017 at 10:34 | #9

    I love that painting above Izze’s bed with the flowers.

    I was walking my dog earlier this year and saw a neighbor tossing out a picture for the garbage collection. It was of one brightly colored flower in a pretty neat frame. I asked him if I could have it and he said “Sure.” Talk about a clear cut case of serendipity!

    A few months later I told his wife the painting is hanging in my living room. She gave me a little background on it. She worked at a school in the inner city. Every year they would have an art show, selling paintings that the kids in school did.

    She said this particular painting was done by a 11 or 12 year old girl. My neighbor had it hanging in her kitchen for many years. she felt bad about tossing it, and was thrilled to know it found a good home. It sure we be great to meet that budding young artist some day.

    as Jerry sang, “One man gathers, what another man spills.”

    All that to say, Izze if you ever get tired of that painting, I have a place for it in my living room!

  10. Anna Stegemoeller
    June 29th, 2017 at 17:05 | #10

    Have a great tour, Jorma. I’ll be out there cheering you on the first three nights!! and music will fill the air.

  11. johno
    June 29th, 2017 at 20:08 | #11

    Tomorrow’s show at Westhampton Beach is probably a test run for their tour with the Tedeschi Trucks Band in July. It’s the most happening event of season in the Hamptons this year. I was reading a press article in local paper and it said that Jack lived on an island off of Normandy, France. I always thought that Jack lived in California.

  12. Ham n Eggs
    June 30th, 2017 at 08:19 | #12

    Happy birthday Izze
    Love All Ways

  13. tom
    June 30th, 2017 at 11:00 | #13

    “Heading up to N.Y. ” begs the question; any news on a fall/winter stop in the city(BEACON!)plans this year?

  14. Hogan
    June 30th, 2017 at 11:03 | #14

    Happy Happy Birthday Izze, hope you had an awesome day…

    Have a rockin tour Captain, wish I could be at the show tonight. Hoping to catch at least a show, moved back up North – Family comes first.
    Safe travels to you and the boys – hope to see you soon.


  15. carlo pagliano
    June 30th, 2017 at 11:14 | #15

    Rock Them All Hot Tonight Mighty Hot Tuna!

  16. Barbara Jacobs
    June 30th, 2017 at 14:22 | #16

    I was wondering the same thing about that partial view of the painting above Izze’s bed.
    I thought it was from the school of Klimt, with different coloration.@rich l

  17. July 1st, 2017 at 01:16 | #17

    Great show at Westhampton theater tonight love electric hot tuna thank you for a great time. Keep up the blog it is how I travel thanks for taking me to places I would never see otherwise. Still hoping to see FPR one of these days.

  18. Barbara Jacobs
    July 2nd, 2017 at 20:39 | #18

    After looking a few more times, it appears to be a blue cat.
    I like that photo.@rich l

  19. Sweetbac Jr.
    July 2nd, 2017 at 21:00 | #19

    from recent setlists, it appears Tedeshi-Trucks have been adding the 1975 Jefferson Starship classic “Miracles” into the encore slot at various stops…is there ANY chance you’ll be invited to take a crack at it with the band, Jorma?

  20. rich l
    July 5th, 2017 at 08:56 | #20

    LOL – I’ve got first dibs on it@Barbara Jacobs