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Just A Little Catching Up!

October 25th, 2018 Jorma Leave a comment Go to comments

Here it is almost tomorrow which means another teaching weekend at the Fur Peace Ranch which means a song writing class with me and a DADGAD class with Al Petteway. DADGAD is like another universe for me so I’m really looking forward to this hang as well. Last weekend the hang was with Larry Campbell and Roy Book Binder which is always more than a blessing! Hubby Jenkins came in Saturday night to do the show at the Fur Peace Station, and what a show it was!

Me, Hubby and Larry lurking backstage at the Station.

Me, Hubby and Larry lurking backstage at the Station.

Foto by Vanessa Kaukonen

Sunday rolled around and it was time for the de rigeur camp foto and the student open mike.

What a fine group!

What a fine group!

Foto by Vanessa Kaukonen

Waiting for their masters

Waiting for their masters

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

The folks playing at the open mike just keep getting better and better… and then it was Monday.

Our Rev. Gary Davis class

Our Rev. Gary Davis class

Foto by Stephanie

Time is slipping by like water through my fingers. It’s Halloween weekend here in Athens. Nessa and I remember walking Izze through the neighborhoods in Athens with all the kids and their families… it was a group effort. She and her friends will be walking sans adults this year. Where did the time go? One moment it’s morning, and the next the shadows ae getting longer.

And so it goes…

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  1. carey georgas
    October 25th, 2018 at 11:27 | #1

    And so we climb up the next hill. If we can just get up a little bit higher, the shadows will cast just a little bit longer. Not through climbing yet, are we?

  2. John Meeks
    October 25th, 2018 at 13:20 | #2

    Hubby stopped by Charleston on Sunday evening for a short but sweet appearance on Mountain Stage. Hadn’t seen him since the Carolina Chocolate Drops went on hiatus. When are you coming back to visit Mountain Stage Jorma?

  3. Mitch Spector
    October 25th, 2018 at 15:13 | #3

    Enjoyed the “Sound Podcast ” Interview ..Always love hearing your stories directly .
    Peace & Love to all .Have a great weekend .Really pumped for the Dinner on Nov 2nd ..

  4. mikie
    October 26th, 2018 at 07:08 | #4

    “And you run and you run to catch up with the sun, but it’s sinking…”

    I had the pleasure of (finally!) seeing Larry Campbell and Teresa open for John Prine last year in Mpls. I’d always wanted to see a Prine show, but honestly, their part of it just blew me away. You all got some real good folks you hang with! m

  5. Andriy
    October 26th, 2018 at 14:57 | #5

    Jorma, you must know that the freedom you have to offer your camp for learning is only America experience. To be free for learning any thing for any person is not a thing available for people where I come from. It is a freedom of expression many people in USA don’t understand value of

  6. Phil Zisook
    October 28th, 2018 at 10:36 | #6

    Whoa!, Just heard of the imminent release of “Before we were Them” from Bear’s Sonic Journals. Many thanks!!!

  7. Ed
    October 29th, 2018 at 08:30 | #7

    The time does go so fast, but as a wise man once told me:
    Better over the hill than under it!
    (Not to suggest in any way that Jorma is over the hill: At the Chandler Center in Vermont a couple of weeks ago he and Jack sounded as good as I’ve ever heard them, which goes back about 48 years…..)

  8. Mitch Spector
    October 29th, 2018 at 08:53 | #8

    Keep on Truckin Jorma & Jack !! WE LOVE YOU !!
    Cant wait to be at the ranch Friday. Bringing my brother v=who lives in Blacklick for his birthday

  9. eaglesteve
    October 30th, 2018 at 09:08 | #9

    10/30/18-Happy Birthday Grace Slick……..and many mo’

  10. AndyK
    October 30th, 2018 at 11:27 | #10

    @eaglesteve
    Yes, indeed.
    She did a wonderful foreword for Been So Long.

  11. John B
    October 30th, 2018 at 12:28 | #11

    Are You Going To The Magic / Tuna Show on the tenth Mitch ?@Mitch Spector

  12. Mitch Spector
    October 30th, 2018 at 13:21 | #12

    @John B
    Going to the Dinner With Jorma & John Nov 2nd ..
    Dinner with Music at the Beatrice Love Kitchen ..

  13. Andrew
    October 31st, 2018 at 12:44 | #13

    Jorma, I heard a radio interview last night on Stonybrook radio. A Spanish acoustic blues player from Morocco was interviewed & performed. Remembered his name untill I got home & then completely forgot. Of course something “slim”. When speaking, huge Castilian Spanish type of accent in English. When singing, very hard to tell. Excellent finger picking technique, singing, guitar, harmonica. Performed old school & Delta, including Sonny Boy Williamson. Travels throughout the world like you, including
    Europe & Korea. Ill try to get the name if
    I can but you would get a real kick out of
    This guy, amazing.

  14. John B
    October 31st, 2018 at 19:29 | #14

    Oh …hey that’s great ! That is on my bucket list but it just was not meant to be this year..Onward to 2019 ! And remember to “Keep Your Lamps Trimmed And Burnin”
    @Mitch Spector

  15. mark k
    October 31st, 2018 at 21:03 | #15

    Just surfing YouTube and came up with this fun version of White Rabbit. Its worth a look. Elephant Revival – Jefferson Airplane “White Rabbit” At Red Rocks Amphitheatre

  16. Brian Doyle
    October 31st, 2018 at 23:14 | #16

    Felix Slim…

  17. Mitch Spector
    November 1st, 2018 at 08:23 | #17

    Dinner with Jorma Friday & the Ohio State Nebraska game Saturday with my Brother .
    Cant beat that..Flying into Ohio tonight .Thanks John B ! My Lamps are burning thats for sure and in the best way possible. Peace

  18. Tom Fabry
    November 1st, 2018 at 08:32 | #18

    @Mitch Spector
    Have Brother Hurl pour you some coffee.

  19. Mitch Spector
    November 1st, 2018 at 09:10 | #19

    I LOVE COFFEE ! LOL ..Cant wait to experience F.P.R .♥

  20. johno
    November 1st, 2018 at 11:36 | #20

    I love my coffee too. I’m incoherent until I have my morning joe.
    Have a great time at FPR – wish I was going too – have a great time.
    @Mitch Spector

  21. November 1st, 2018 at 14:27 | #21

    Any time they ask me brother… I’m not that far away!!!!

  22. richu
    November 1st, 2018 at 21:59 | #22

    Hi jorma..At one point in ur journey,you recorded pho rat.Does seaweed strut fall into this d tuning?

  23. Andrew
    November 1st, 2018 at 23:59 | #23

    Thank you Brian Doyle. The blues player
    I referred to was Felix Slim. Sounded like
    He was on a journey to express the essence
    of Delta Blues.