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A Trip To Lockn’

What the world needs now...

What the world needs now...

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Myron and I drove down to Arrington, Virginia for a hang at Lockn’ with Roger MacNamee and Moonalice. A swell time was had by all and it was great to play with Roger, John Molo, Barry Sless and my old friend Pete Sears!

Modern festival life with showers

Modern festival life with showers

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

There sure was a little bit of everything here this weekend!

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Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

Nothing like rehearsing to learn songs!

Pickin' and grinnin'

Pickin' and grinnin'

Foto by Phil Jacobs

I didn’t keep track of the tunes… but we rocked!

Nice afternoon!

Nice afternoon!

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Thanks to Roger and the guys for being such gracious hosts!

Every kind of folk a feller woul want!

Every kind of folk a feller woul want!

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen.

Then it was off to the VIP tent for a little solo set!

Notice the chandelier in the tent!

Notice the chandelier in the tent!

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Jorma Kaukonen At Lockn’
Sunday, August 27, 2017
Arrington, Virginia

Super VIP

1. True Religion
2. Sleep Song
3. Watch The North Wind Rise
4. Barbeque King
5. That’ll Never Happen No More
6. Whining Boy Blues
7. River Of Time
8. I Am The Light Of This World
9. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
10. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out
11. Trial By Fire
12. Genesis
13. Keep On Trucking Mama

With this little set our work was done an Myron and I headed for home.

On another note, our thoughts and prayers our with our brothers and sisters down on the Gulf Coast!


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  1. Barbara Jacobs
    August 28th, 2017 at 13:33 | #1

    That’s a nice set to see and hear, under the chandelier.

  2. Dan
    August 28th, 2017 at 14:09 | #2

    Great set caught the livestream, Barry certainly added some tasty licks. Special treat of 8 miles, been waiting for that since you jammed with the Desert Rose Band a couple of years ago at FPR

  3. Dan
    August 28th, 2017 at 14:13 | #3

    The set with Moonalice was livestreamed, I would have taken notes the closer was “I see the Light” into 8 Miles High

  4. August 28th, 2017 at 16:53 | #4

    Love the love picture
    And it’s always great to se Mr Sears
    Love All Ways

  5. Dan
    August 29th, 2017 at 20:44 | #5

    Super VIP? Ugh

  6. August 30th, 2017 at 06:27 | #6

    Super VIP , in Lock-in terms means you have a field shower & a cleaner place to shit

  7. carey georgas
    August 30th, 2017 at 07:41 | #7

    28.5 inches of rain at my house since Sat. a.m. Never seen the likes. Thankfully winds only gusting to 40 or so. I have been most fortunate, but many in southeast Texas have seen their lives terribly disrupted. Everywhere over a 10,000 sq. mi. area reporting record breaking rainfall.

  8. Andy K
    August 30th, 2017 at 08:41 | #8

    @carey georgas
    Fake news; climate change is a Chinese hoax 🙂

  9. rich l
    August 30th, 2017 at 08:49 | #9

    Rain, rain, go away
    Come again some other day.

    one good thing I’ve noticed in all the pictures is normal, (yeah, I know, define normal), people chipping in to help. It sure makes my problems seem insignificant. I’m wondering what is the best organization to donate some money to. Don’t have much, but every little bit helps.

    The standard reply to see you tomorrow – “The Good Lord willin’ and the crick don’t rise” – is taking on a whole new meaning in Texas.@carey georgas

  10. carey georgas
    August 30th, 2017 at 10:07 | #10

    I don’t know, Rich, maybe the Red Cross, though we had issues with them in 2005 when my town took a direct hit from hurricane Rita. I think they learned from their mistakes and are doing better now. Other than that, I can’t think of another disaster-relief charity.@rich l

  11. snarne
    August 30th, 2017 at 11:59 | #11

    Strange brew…with or without Cream

  12. Barbara Jacobs
    August 30th, 2017 at 13:40 | #12

    @carey georgas
    I’m relieved to read that you are O.K.
    The state of Texas, folks have always been strong.

    Remember the Alamo and the battle directly following it, Sam Houston kicked ass against
    the Mexican Army.

  13. Barbara Jacobs
    August 30th, 2017 at 13:45 | #13

    @rich l
    Those of us who volunteered at Ground Zero after the 9/11 attacks, know that the Red Cross
    wasn’t exactly the best at what they did there.
    It was a mess and Manhattan residents volunteered and did as much as we could do to help.

    The Red Cross has improved since then.

  14. rich l
    August 30th, 2017 at 14:48 | #14

    I read an article that said they are good at immediate relief for things like clothing, blankets, food and water – but I read today that over 40,000homes have been destroyed. I’d rather see money go directly to people who have lost everything. I guess insurance pays or some of that?@Barbara Jacobs

  15. carey georgas
    August 30th, 2017 at 16:07 | #15

    Most of the homes in Harris county and eastward will not be insured because they are not located in official flood zones, and therefore will not have purchased flood coverage, which is subsidized by the federal government. My insurance agency has over 2000 customers, and maybe 100 flood policies. So, my bet is at least 80% of the losses outside of the wind field will be uninsured. I can’t imagine how such a catastrophe will be financed. I hope like hell I’m wrong.

  16. Barbara Jacobs
    August 30th, 2017 at 16:25 | #16

    @rich l
    Rich, that’s true, however the Red Cross doesn’t accept donations of clothing.

    There are some people who take matters into their own hands (literally) and drive down
    with a truck stocked with donated clothing and toiletries (there’s at least one good man, driving down there from Long Island, as we speak/comment here.)

    If you hear of that type of effort, from a trusted local citizen in your area ( should be a local business owner, well-trusted,) that’s a good place to donate goods.

  17. Barbara Jacobs
    August 30th, 2017 at 16:29 | #17

    @carey georgas
    carey: you know that you are not wrong.
    If you want to share the local info of those uninsured, you might want to accept donations on their behalf. (Just a suggestion.)

  18. Barbara Jacobs
    August 30th, 2017 at 16:38 | #18

    @rich l

    @carey georgas

    Because, really: It’s not as if those in need can just get money donations and then
    go to the store and buy clothing and toiletries.
    Because the stores are also flooded.

  19. Barbara Jacobs
    August 30th, 2017 at 17:46 | #19

    @Barbara Jacobs
    or, the address of a local, nearest distribution center.
    They go to pick-up delivery of mail/boxes/packages at the nearest open Post Office.

  20. carey georgas
    August 30th, 2017 at 17:51 | #20

    J J Watt of the Houston Texans has a social media site that has already raised $6 mil. He’s a stand up guy, and I’d guess over 90% of that money will get to where it needs to be. That’s one local effort I’d endorse.

  21. Barbara Jacobs
    August 30th, 2017 at 19:02 | #21

    @carey georgas
    There, all of us who are interested in helping, go.

  22. Susan
    August 31st, 2017 at 08:38 | #22

    That’s ($6 million) huge…I’m sure there are many smaller efforts going on, and it is all needed help. On Long Island, the Halesite fire department has a community member who has rented trucks to be driven to Texas. The firehouse is accepting donations now through Wednesday September 6 and they will have their own truck to fill up as well. They are accepting:canned goods and non perishable items, baby goods (not clothes), toiletries, bottled water , new blankets and dog and cat food. Their website is http://www.halesitefd.org. Halesite is in Huntington, north of the village( and the Paramount for those visiting in December).

  23. carey georgas
    August 31st, 2017 at 10:35 | #23

    Hallelujah, the sun is out this morning! My community sits high on a sand ridge between the Neches River and Village Creek. Flooding here was minimal, and we are close to being back to normal. It’s hard to imagine that 10 miles to the south, you can put a boat in on U.S. Highway 69 and ride it to Port Arthur. Beaumont, our regional hub, is paralyzed. The scope of damage from the Louisiana border west to the Colorado River is unimaginable. Makes the bible stories all the more relevant. The power to destroy pales before the power of perseverance and faith.

  24. Barbara Jacobs
    August 31st, 2017 at 12:59 | #24

    Thanks for posting that link.
    I’ve heard about the Halesite fire department’s efforts to help.

  25. Barbara Jacobs
    August 31st, 2017 at 13:03 | #25

    @carey georgas So much good news can result from so much
    bad news.

    Jorma, thanks. This comments section is a place where good things can happen.

  26. Barbara Jacobs
    August 31st, 2017 at 15:50 | #26

    J.J. Watt’s hurricane relief fund hits stunning mark: 10 million dollars
    in less than four days.
    Google it.

    America is great.

  27. carey georgas
    August 31st, 2017 at 18:29 | #27

    Apparently the flood has compromised our power grid, and I ain’t had no lights ( or a/c) all day. I got a 5500 watt generator and a baby window unit for a 2200 sq. ft. house. Got up over 90 today, so tonight’s gonna be a challenge. Got enough juice for the fridge, a lamp, and a tv. Could use a prayer that the power company can fix us up before daybreak. Thanks.

  28. johno
    August 31st, 2017 at 18:47 | #28

    Glad to hear you’re OK – hang in there. Hope your electric comes back soon

    @carey georgas

  29. Barbara Jacobs
    August 31st, 2017 at 19:06 | #29

    @carey georgas
    That’s not OK.
    Best to fill plastic baggies with whatever extra ice you have, place the ice behind your neck while you try to get some rest.
    It was the preferred method of cooling during hurricane Sandy blackout.

  30. carey georgas
    August 31st, 2017 at 20:13 | #30

    I hear ya, Johno. Thanks.@johno

  31. carey georgas
    August 31st, 2017 at 20:14 | #31

    Thanks for the tip, Barbara.@Barbara Jacobs

  32. Barbara Jacobs
    September 1st, 2017 at 17:24 | #32

    I contacted a few companies who make Super Chill Towels and they are sending tens of thousands of them down to Texas.

    @carey georgas
    No refridgeration, reusable, and we hope it will help some.

  33. Tim from Philly
    September 2nd, 2017 at 11:34 | #33

    Saw the Moonalice set – was on the rail right in front of Pete. A great Lockn, weather was perfect for once, not too hot (in VA in August!), no rain. Didn’t keep a list… Remember a Hesitation Blues. That’s all the brain cells are coughing up… Was awesome and high energy set. Last time I saw Moonalice Jack was on bass so Pete played keys. Wish I’d seen the Super VIP set…. Rock on Brother Jorma.

  34. carey georgas
    September 2nd, 2017 at 16:23 | #34

    Third day no power. Had to make a 70 mi. run north to get gas for generators and groceries. I had no damage at my home. It’s a minor inconvenience compared to the hundreds of thousands that lost all. Living without power a few days puts you in touch with gratitude for the ease of daily living in 21st century.

  35. gregg
    September 2nd, 2017 at 20:49 | #35


  36. Susan
    September 2nd, 2017 at 22:17 | #36

    It’s hard being without power but if your home had no damage, that’s a lot to be grateful for. 5 years ago, my family and I were without power for 12 days following superstorm Sandy. We had minor trees down and no damage to my home. I was/ am very grateful as my friends on the south shore fared far worse. One in Long Beach just moved back into her home last month after several months in a hotel, then a few years in her home working out with ny rising and FEMA the process of lifting it, and moving out for another 10 months while it was lifted. So happy for her now but it was a stressful nearly 5 years. Really gives me perspective. Keep on trucking as this will pass.

  37. carey georgas
    September 2nd, 2017 at 23:07 | #37

    Thanks, Susan . This ain’t my first rodeo, though. We did two weeks without power after Rita in ’05, plus moderate damage to two homes. There’s always gratitude to be found, as I have memories from that time of kindness,grace, and inspiration that got us through that disaster.

  38. carey georgas
    September 4th, 2017 at 10:39 | #38

    My town has power except for about 500 customers who all happen to be in my neck of the woods. Looks like we’re not gonna be back online til Wednesday pm. One gas station open. I’m about 50th in line. Gotta have gas to keep my generators going. Almost a week and we didn’t even have a tree down. Someone gave me a bottle of propane, so got a burner and charcoal, cooking as best we can outside. Please pray to your higher power that Irma stays away from east coast. I think fed emergency management is already straining its limits. Peace.

  39. johno
    September 4th, 2017 at 12:32 | #39

    Let’s hope Irma goes out to sea. Glad to hear you’re alright and getting by and your house wasn’t damaged. That’s really good news that your power is coming back soon. My heart and prayers go out to you and those affected by the hurricane. I donated to the Red Cross. Wish I could do more. Keep on keeping us posted on your progress.

  40. carey georgas
    September 4th, 2017 at 13:24 | #40

    Thanks, man.