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From The Mountains To The Plains

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Beautiful L2 Church in Denver

Beautiful L2 Church in Denver

Foto by Phil Jacobs

We beat feet from Kansas City to Denver. It was spring there before we arrived but it quickly turned to winter. All that said, the Swallow Hill folks put me in the L2 Church which was a truly beautifully warm venue. Who cares about winter with a room like this.

Jorma Kaukonen 5, 2018
Jorma Solo
L 2 Church
Denver, Colorado
Monday, February 19, 2018

First Set:
1. True Religion
2. Ain’t In No Hurry
3. Hesitation Blues
4. Barbeque King
5. Serpent Of Dreams
6. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down & Out
7. Sleep Song
8. Watch The North Wind Rise
9. River Of Time
10. I Am The Light Of This World
11. San Francisco Bay Blues
Second Set:
1. Whining Boy Blues
2. Second Chances
3. The Terrible Operation
4. Come Back Baby
5. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
6. Things That Might Have Been
7. Dime For Beer
8. Sea Child
9. Trial By Fire
10. Good Shepherd
11. Genesis
12. Bar Room Crystal Ball
13. Water Song
14. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning
15. How Long Blues

Kudos and thanks to the folks who braved the snowy roads to come to the show!

It doesn't get too much better than this!

It doesn't get too much better than this!

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Then we saddled up and headed down to Santa Fe deep in the Land Of Enchantment.

On the road again...

On the road again...

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

Another lovely room in Santa Fe… where the weather lightened up a little for a moment.

Jorma Kaukonen 6, 2018
Jorma Solo
James A. Little Theater
Santa Fe, New Mexico
February 20, 2018

First Set:
1. Ain’t In No Hurry
2. Hesitation Blues
3. Been So Long
4. Waiting For A Train
5. Barbeque King
6. The Terrible Operation
7. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
8. Sleep Song
9. Trial By Fire
10. Nobody Knows you When You’re Down & Out
11. How Long Blues
Second Set:
1. Dime For Beer
2. I See The Light
3. Prohibition Blues
4. Things That Might Have Been
5. Come Back Baby
6. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
7. Sea Child
8. Good Shepherd
9. Bar Room Crystal Ball
10. Water Song
11. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning
12. Encore: Embryonic Journey

Santa Fe morning

Santa Fe morning

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

The weather took a pause as we left Santa Fe in the morning. Our destination was Wichita Falls. We had to make the Texas drive in two days. New DOT regs prohibit the long drives we used to take for granted. That’s just the new normal. By the time we got to Wichita Falls, it was a full on ice storm!

Watch your step...

Watch your step...

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

Up in the morning and another three hundred some miles to Tomball, Texas. We stopped in Bowie, Texas to get a bite.

Off Main street in Bowie...

Off Main street in Bowie...

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

I live in a small town and we who live on this side of the economic divide are always striving to maintain a relevant presence in our ever changing world. Check out Iris Dement’s tune, ‘Our Town.’

Goodbye to Bowie and off to Tomball.

Main Street in Tomball

Main Street in Tomball

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Texas Marquee

Texas Marquee

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Jorma Kaukonen 7, 2018
Jorma Solo
Main St. Crossing
Tomball, Texas
Thursday, February 22, 2018

First set:
1. Ain’t In No Hurry
2. Second Chances
3. Hesitation Blues
4. Waiting For A Train
5. Been So Long
6. Barbeque King
7. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
8. Candy Man
9. Sleep Song
10. Watch The North Wind Rise
11. How Long Blues
12. San Francisco Bay Blues
Second Set:
1. Serpent Of Dreams
2. Prohibition Blues
3. Come Back Baby
4. River Of Time
5. In My Dreams
6. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
7. Sea Child
8. Trial By Fire
9. Good Shepherd
10. Whining Boy Blues
11. Bar Room Crystal Ball
12. Water Song
13. I Know You Rider
14. Encore: Genesis

The room at Main St.

The room at Main St.

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

I rarely get to Texas, sad to say. Perhaps this will change since I’m doing three gigs in the Lone Star State on this run. It was nice to spend an evening in this down home venue.

Green Room?

Green Room?

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

Better than lights...

Better than lights...

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Back home the second wave of floods is coming. The last crest in Pomeroy was 50 feet above flood… this time they expect 58. We’re tough… we’ll get through it. In the almost 30 years I’ve lived here this has happened four times and we’re all still here as my Mom used to say.

The new lake in the field behind my house...

The new lake in the field behind my house...

Foto by Vanessa Kaukonen

On to San Antonio…

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  1. Mike Anderson
    February 23rd, 2018 at 13:26 | #1

    Jorma, I pre-ordered your book but would like to get you to sign it, what are the possibilities there. Most authors do book tours at bookstores to promote and sign books for their fans, will you offer an opportunity like this? Sincerely, a VERY long time fan!

  2. John B
    February 23rd, 2018 at 13:29 | #2

    Where is the information to be found on ordering the book?

  3. Andy K
  4. willy
    February 23rd, 2018 at 14:42 | #4

    I have a feeling you’re gonna be signing alot of your books Jorma!

  5. carey georgas
    February 23rd, 2018 at 15:00 | #5

    I second that emotion on Texas. That said, I double damn guarantee that a good time was had by all last night. As you can see, the set list pretty much ran the gamut of Jorma’s repertoire. The full house responded with enthusiasm and, at times what I would call an almost reverent awe. The man was on, no denying that. I won’t call you baby, I’ll just say, “Come Back Jorma”!

  6. rich l
    February 23rd, 2018 at 15:22 | #6

    rock me like my back ain’t got no bone…

    I just found out USA Volleyball Championships are going to be held in Austin over Memorial day – Lord have mercy.

    Volleyball for four straight days and 6th street at night. Something has to give.

    Carey, did you guys check your six shooters at the door?@carey georgas

  7. johno
    February 23rd, 2018 at 15:58 | #7

    With an encore of “Genesis” you know he loved the place. Well hot damn – sounds like he liked Texas. Jorma, can’t wait for the book, the spring and autumn concert tours – sounds like a busy 2018. Can’t wait for Riverhead in March – Bethel Woods in September. Anybody know if the fall tour is Acoustic or Electric?

  8. Carey Georgas
    February 23rd, 2018 at 16:47 | #8

    @rich l Hell, no. I had one in my belt, one in a boot, and a switchblade in the other boot. Ever hear of Yosemite Sam? I damn near blew my big toe off after he finished the encore.

  9. rich l
    February 23rd, 2018 at 17:30 | #9

    LOL – in the old Westerns, didn’t they have to check the guns at saloon entrance? @Carey Georgas

  10. carey georgas
    February 23rd, 2018 at 17:52 | #10

    @rich l Check to make sure you had one.

  11. Phil Zisook
    February 23rd, 2018 at 20:08 | #11

    Very cool news about the book, exciting! Jorma, “Prohibition Blues” is appearing in the set list more frequently lately. Can you please comment when you have a chance about how certain songs reappear after being gone for a while and the process you go through in determining which songs make the cut? Thanks, Phil

  12. Jim Hitchcock
    February 23rd, 2018 at 22:09 | #12

    Awesome you got to see the show, Carey.

    Jorma, come back to Carson City!

  13. Brian Doyle
    February 23rd, 2018 at 23:44 | #13

    Wonder if Jorma caught the fantastic speed skating from the Winter Olympics…

  14. greg
    February 24th, 2018 at 04:58 | #14

    Hi Jorma, I pre ordered your memoir book. Where was the cover photo taken?
    I suspect it was taken around ’68 or ’69.
    Any hoot, cant wait to read it!
    your pal,

  15. richu
    February 24th, 2018 at 07:02 | #15

    same deal with rivers upstate..nothing let loose yet.

  16. wah
    February 24th, 2018 at 13:23 | #16

    the denver and santa fe shows were awesome……see you(and jack) at nedfest!!!!

  17. February 24th, 2018 at 13:44 | #17

    It’s kinda like da Bronx. We carry knives and set fires. I still can’t believe Jorm did all those Texas shows and didn’t do Ringo. Glad you had a great time
    Love All Ways
    Your also good for diverting conversations away from snarkyland and refocusing on better things. ( at least to me )
    @carey georgas

  18. JeffH in Texas
    February 24th, 2018 at 14:03 | #18

    Thrilled to be seeing Jorma at Poor David’s tonight! (Glad you made it back to Dallas!) I’m skipping the meet & greet to give someone who has never met Jorma a chance, as I’ll be at the FPR for the Double Dose opening weekend class again this year. I love spending a couple of days learning from Jack and Jorma, even though I’ll never be 1/100th as good as the Captain playing fingerstyle…

  19. February 24th, 2018 at 17:58 | #19

    Last time Jorma was in Lexington was about 4- years ago on a Sunday night at Natasha’s cafe,he was acoustic with Mitteroff,great show.Than later on Woodsongs radio hour ,no advertising or advance notice.Check out the radio show,normally quality performers ,Larry&Theresa ,etc.
    If you come to Kentuck ,there’s a fall festival called “Court Days”,,it’s in September in Mt Sterling,Sizable percentages of attendees walk around with open shotguns,kind of a traditional thing to do.

  20. Dennis K
    February 26th, 2018 at 00:09 | #20

    Your old FPR pal Toby Walker played in NJ tonight and we had a great jam. Many ranch alumni. We all say Hi!

    Journey well Captain!.

  21. February 26th, 2018 at 09:20 | #21

    Thoughts and prayers to all in flood and tornado zones
    Love all ways

  22. mikie
    February 26th, 2018 at 09:26 | #22

    Yesterday afternoon, AXS TV (Directv cable channel) ran a 3 hr. presentation of the Love for Jerry show from a couple years ago, with Jorma, Bob Weir and a host of other bands. I must say, Jorma got some great sustain from his ‘bird guitar, and the only act that may have topped his presentation of Sugaree was the duet by Grace Potter and Bobby Weir. Very nice guitar work, Captain! m

  23. Andy K
    February 26th, 2018 at 12:45 | #23

    Tix on sale tomorrow for Acoustic Hot Tuna Sunday, October 14 @ The Egg in Albany NY.
    Magnificent venue!

  24. Andriy
    February 26th, 2018 at 16:03 | #24

    Jorma, We wait anticipation for your biography august not too much time from today. Barbara suggest here that you write it and just a couple years after that, it is written and going to the press. America is a great country!

  25. Barbara Jacobs
    February 26th, 2018 at 19:33 | #25

    @Ham n Eggs
    “Your also good for diverting conversations away from snarkyland and refocusing on better things…”

    For example, when? Which comment(s) do you refer to?
    The one where he joined in with his classy comment about “Do you like little boobs…?”
    Or, after I called him out on it: his comment where he scolded me : “What don’t you understand?…”
    After I called him out on that beaut: His reply: “I meant just ignore them and they will get tired…”.

    Women (up until the day of his comments) had enough of that crap. It wasn’t much longer until the events of the (what I refer to as “The Women’s Autumn Rising”) gave women throughout the country (and subsequently other countries) a voice to speak out against
    that kind of “put women down back into their place” garbage. Women aren’t just “ignor(ing) them” anymore.

    What a bunch of self-serving bull.

  26. February 26th, 2018 at 20:31 | #26

    Great new post from Fur Peace,with archival photo of Cassidy and Timothy Leary,
    Get on the bus,
    Tune in
    Turn on
    Mop up!

    I had the distinct pleasure of going to the Oregon country fair one year(2010),Moonalice provided the primo musical fare.
    It reminded me that they’re are just so many hippie wanna be’s.
    Hence the mop up.
    Tune in
    Turn on
    Drop in

  27. Joey Hudoklin
    February 26th, 2018 at 21:26 | #27

    Ok Jorma. I’m fired up for tomorrow night’s show in Punte Vedra!
    I see it’s in an old church. Should sound pretty good I reckon.
    I think on the beach too. It doesn’t get much better.
    I’m grateful for you.

  28. carey georgas
    February 27th, 2018 at 10:32 | #28

    @Ham n Eggs Thank ye for the kind sentiments.

  29. Andy K
    February 27th, 2018 at 12:22 | #29

    Lots of Hot Tuna tix now available.
    Tour announced in support of the new book?

  30. Andy K
    February 27th, 2018 at 12:23 | #30

    And let us not forget the NYC Beacon on November 21st!

  31. Richard
    February 27th, 2018 at 12:41 | #31

    Anyone know the local presale code for Thursdays sale of tix for the Beacon on Nov. 21?

  32. Andy K
    February 27th, 2018 at 13:00 | #32

    Looks like the presale is tomorrow @ 11AM EST for preferred Chase cardholders
    I think the code is the first 6 numbers of the credit card.
    General sale is Friday at 11AM

  33. Andy K
    February 27th, 2018 at 14:00 | #33

    American Express cardholders too!
    Enter the 10-digit customer service number on the back of your Card

  34. carey georgas
    March 2nd, 2018 at 07:33 | #34

    Hey Jorma, if you put a canoe in down there on your line with your neighbor and went to paddling, how long would it take to get to the Ohio river? Do it in a day?

  35. March 2nd, 2018 at 14:43 | #35

    If the water remained high long enough, I’d paddle the Shade to the Hocking and then to the Ohio… allowing for portages, tree limbs and the like… it would take at least a day.

  36. carey georgas
    March 2nd, 2018 at 20:20 | #36

    Cool. I noticed you said Pomeroy is in your zip code, I got to thinking. We have a creek that is ranked in the top 10 canoe trails in Texas that runs through our county. The Big Thicket Preserve is World Heritage site. Anyway, to traverse our zip code on it would take about the same amount of time if the water level wasn’t too low. No whitewater, just a beautiful meandering stream.