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Hardly, Strictly, Bluegrass

Caught Myron from my drone as we were getting ready to pack up for S.F.

I see you...

I see you...

Drone shot by Jorma Kaukonen

Living the Vida Drona

Living the Vida Drona

Foto by Vanessa Kaukonen

We docked the truck at the John Glenn International Airport Garage and headed in.

Only the strong survive!

Only the strong survive!

Blurry foto by Myron Hart

Sunrise came as sunrise does from the East, but in the West on Saturday morning, the moon was still up.

Looking west towards the beach

Looking west towards the beach

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

Whither goest thou?

Whither goest thou?

Foto by Phil Jacobs

I arrived in San Francisco about one in the morning with Myron. Jack, Justin and Phil were already there. Saturday was occupied with trying to catch up on my sleep and store some energy so we could pounce on the folks by the Banjo Stage. The Banjo Stage was where the old Speedway Meadows free shows happened back in the 60’s. It occurred to me that Jack and I had participated in Golden Gate Park gigs longer than anyone else there this weekend.

Jack stakes out his turf.

Jack stakes out his turf.

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen.

The folks at Hardly, Strictly, Bluegrass really know how to throw a party. For such an all encompassing event, there were few glitches!

Staging ground...

Staging ground...

I was dumping my stuff off when I noticed that my old pal, Dave Alvin and his gang had the dressing tent next to ours.

Dave Alvin and me...

Dave Alvin and me...

I forgot who took this picture… it wasn’t me, I know that.

I’m definitely going to see if I can get Dave and his pals out to the Fur Peace Ranch for a show. I loved their show… real rock and roll!

The Tuna Boys took the stage about 1215.

Golden Gate Park the way it was meant to be!

Golden Gate Park the way it was meant to be!

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Hot Tuna 46, 2017
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass
The Banjo Stage
Golden Gate Park
Sunday, October 8, 2017

1. Living Just For You
2. Trial By Fire
3. Can’t Get Satisfied
4. Ode To Billy Dean
5. Talkin’ Bout You
6. Bowlegged Woman
7. Watch The North Wind Rise
8. Funky #7

Jack gets it!

Jack gets it!

Foto by Phil Jacobs

We had a great set and after we were done I had the chance to hear the Flatlanders as well as Dave Alvin.

Me and Jimmy Dale Gilmore

Me and Jimmy Dale Gilmore

Selfie by Jorma

It was a grand weekend. I started flying home about ten last night and get in this afternoon at two… Good times. Now this weekend we have a camp at the Ranch…

Good times always…

  1. Joey Hudoklin
    October 9th, 2017 at 22:47 | #1

    Fantastic set Jorma.
    You, Jack & Justin are taking it higher&higher.

  2. Jim Hitchcock
    October 10th, 2017 at 01:05 | #2

    Joey should have buzzed Jorma’s drone with his frisbee.

  3. Jim Hitchcock
    October 10th, 2017 at 01:12 | #3

    Except that was in Ohio, oops.

  4. mikie
    October 10th, 2017 at 08:09 | #4

    Oct 29, Jimmie Dale and Dave will be at Natalie’s in Cols – sold out show though (but, I bet they will let Jorma in!). m

  5. willy
    October 10th, 2017 at 09:05 | #5

    How great is that seeing JK and Dave Alvin, two guys I’d see play anytime, hangin’ together? In fact, I do get to see them, albeit separately…Dave and Jimmie Dale 11/4 and then a couple weeks later Jorma & Jack at City Winery NYC. Doesn’t get any better. Oh wait, it does: HT w/ Justin 12/8 – It’s that time of year here in NYC!

  6. johno
    October 10th, 2017 at 10:48 | #6

    Just got back from a week upstate NY and see there were fireworks here on Jorma’s blog. First of all it’s beautiful upstate – the foliage is peaking. Unbelieveable colors – one of my favorite seasons is autumn. The weather was perfect. Secondly the fireworks. I have a dog in this fight. We all know the type – very pushy and condescending. Thinking they are smarter than the rest of us. People like that is the reason most people around the country hate New Yorkers. Bad attitude by the troll who attacks almost everyone. We all can’t be wrong.

  7. Steven Levenson
    October 10th, 2017 at 14:00 | #7

    “La Vida Drona”! Touché.

  8. rich l
    October 10th, 2017 at 14:17 | #8

    LOL – I did a little research to find out a bit about Jimmy Dale Gilmore, aka “Smokey” from The Big Lebowski.

    I loved that movie – so many lines that stick with you “Mark it zero, Smokey, you think I’m fucking around?” – Walter. With a gun pointed at his head Smokey replies, “All right, it’s fucking zero, are you happy you crazy fuck.”

    Gilmore was perfectly cast for that role.

  9. Brian Doyle
    October 10th, 2017 at 14:57 | #9

    Damn, wish we all could have been there…

  10. Joey Hudoklin
    October 10th, 2017 at 15:21 | #10

    @johno
    There’s A fine line between restraint of tongue and pen, and letting oneself be abused.
    I’ve had quite enough of her BS.
    HOT F’KN TUNA!

  11. johno
    October 10th, 2017 at 16:40 | #11

    Right On Brother
    HOT F’KN TUNA!
    @Joey Hudoklin

  12. Chappy
    October 10th, 2017 at 21:22 | #12

    Thanks for re-cap of HSBG fest. Great pics of you and Dave Alvin and JDG. Would love to see Dave and the Guilty Ones at FPR….maybe for Arts & Minds in summer 2018 :) Glad you can run across old friends like that every once in while. I know when I am fortunate to get together with old friends and family a few times per year it is always fun and good for the heart, mind,and soul. Looking forward to YE show at FPR with HT and Mr. Kimock.

  13. Barbara Jacobs
    October 11th, 2017 at 18:32 | #13

    The troll brothers — still crying and complaining.

    I am free to post comments and reply to various commenters here on this blog comments
    section. They are free to post comments in reply to me.
    The trolls can’t change that.

    We don’t think that we “are smarter” — we know that we are.
    We aren’t intimidated by the trolls.
    Never will we dumb ourselves down. Especially when johno posts his conspiracy theories.
    Is Jorma wrong to post a comment, in response to johno’s nonsense, telling him to
    “…kiss my ass.”?
    The trolls are a dying breed here. They continue to lash-out in an attempt to silence the intelligent comment posters here.

  14. Joey Hudoklin
    October 11th, 2017 at 20:17 | #14

    You become what you accuse of others.
    When you point a finger, there are three pointing back at you.
    Take responsibility for your corrosive words.
    You are pathetic

  15. Susan
    October 11th, 2017 at 22:28 | #15

    Hi Barbara. Hope you’re having a nice evening. Just wondering who the “we” are that you refer to? Sounds like a team but I’m not sure who all else wants to be represented as thinking they’re smarter than others here…….@Barbara Jacobs