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The Last Two Shows At The Fur Peace Ranch 2018… More Than Good Times!

November 19th, 2018 Leave a comment Go to comments
Magic Dick and Shun Ng

Magic Dick and Shun Ng

Foto by jorma Kaukonen

Last weekend Magic Dick from the old Jay Geils band came to Darwin and played a more than awesome show with Shun Ng, a young guitarist from Singapore. They were indeed really something… we sure get some good guys to come to the Ranch! Jack and I opened the show with a little acoustic set:

Hot Tuna 41, 2018

Acoustic Duo
Jorma Kaukonen & Jack Casady
Fur Peace Station
Darwin, Ohio
Saturday, November 10, 2018

1. Ain’t In No Hurry
2. Been So Long
3. Hesitation Blues
4. Barbeque King
5. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
6. Sleep Song
7. Watch The North Wind Rise
8. Good Shepherd
9. The Terrible Operation
10. Come Back Baby
11. Water Song

Here Are the folks from the Classes that weekend.

The Gang in front of the Beatrice Love Kitchen

The Gang in front of the Beatrice Love Kitchen

Foto by Vanessa Kaukonen

…and our final Masters Class Foto

The Masters... ensemble

The Masters... ensemble

Foto by Stephanie Layton

The week unfolded in an evolving way and before I knew it, it was the final workshop of 2018.

A drone moment...

A drone moment...

Drone foto by Jorma Kaukonen

The classes were great and Justin Guip flew in to play the show and then ride up to NYC for our Beacon show.

HEADS UP ALL! This year because of Thanksgiving Beacon doors are at seven… show starts at seven thirty. There is also new entry protocol and you may be wanded. A word to the wise is sufficient as my mother would say.

Anyway, Elecrric Tuna at the Fur Peace Station.

Rockin' with the bird!

Rockin' with the bird!

Foto by Lee Cantor

Hot Tuna 42, 2019
The Electric Trio
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
And Justin Guip
The Fur Peace Station
Darwin, Ohio
Saturday, November 17, 2018

First Set:
1. Ain’t In No Hurry
2. Wolves & Lambs
3. Hesitation Blues
4. Ode To Billy Dean
5. Talkin’ Bout You
6. Sea Child
7. Watch The North Wind Rise
8. Hit Single #1
9. Bowlegged Woman
Second Set:
1. Roads and Roads &
2. Keep On Truckin’ Mama
3. Rock Me Baby
4. Can’t Get Satisfied
5. Sleep Song
6. Trial By Fire
7. Bar Room Crystal Ball
8. Come Back Baby
9. Funky # 7
10. Encore: Water Song

The Chet gets the call...

The Chet gets the call...

Foto by Lee Cantor

We were glad that our friend Carey Georgas was able to make the trip from Texas and see the show. Catch ya down the road brother….

As the weekend wound down, I put my drone to work for the class shot in front of the Station.

Ther boys from the air.

Ther boys from the air.

Drone shot by Jorma Kaukonen

This morning, John Hurlbut and played for the campers at our famous Monday Morning Coffee Break Show.

...This land is your land!

...This land is your land!

Foto by Vanessa Kaukonen

Ready for NYC and the Beacon. Remember… Seven o’clock doors… seven thirty showtime!

  1. John R.
    November 19th, 2018 at 19:58 | #1

    Saw Shun Ng solo earlier this year. Guy is unbelievable.

  2. Chappy
    November 19th, 2018 at 21:11 | #2

    Yes indeed…the final two shows were outstanding…actually like all the shows at FPR! Magic Dick and Shun were just plain awesome last week. Ran into them the night before the show at the hotel and they were as nice and genuine as can be…super musicians and super people. Can’t wait to see and hear more from Shun going forward. Chatted with Magic Dick about some of those memorable J. Geils Band shows in Cleveland back in the 70’s and early 80’s. And, what can I say about HT…your acoustic opening set last weekend and electric sets on Saturday were spot on terrific. You guys never cease to amaze. Have safe travels and a great show up in NY. Happy Thanksgiving to you all and thank you for a lifetime of great music and for the great place known as FPR. Keep on truckin’

  3. carey georgas
    November 20th, 2018 at 09:45 | #3

    Such a night! The music was fantastic, the people were friendly, and lemme tell ya, those were the most comfortable auditorium chairs my ass has ever met! Three hours of music and I squirmed in my seat not once.
    Thank you, thank you, thank you for a most memorable evening!

  4. John R.
    November 20th, 2018 at 09:49 | #4

    I’ve never been a fan of Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody, but Shun Ng does a solo version of it, guitar and voice only, that is extraordinary. Check it out on YouTube.

  5. John B
    November 20th, 2018 at 12:53 | #5

    Great show with Magic Dick and Shun Ng at the Ranch. Jorma was that a five or a six string guitar that Shun was playing ?How was he able to get that sound out of it ? The way he was able to play bass and lead at the same time was simply amazing.

  6. tom
    November 20th, 2018 at 15:24 | #6

    See you at the Beacon tomorrow. The tradition continues!

  7. November 20th, 2018 at 23:43 | #7

    Shun’s guitar was a six string he made himself. He had an octave divider on the bottom two strings. 🙂

  8. johno
    November 21st, 2018 at 10:19 | #8

    I can’t believe it’s two days til Thanksgiving. Which means we have Hot Tuna as our 1st course this year. Time really flies when your having fun. Jorma this has been some year with the guitar ranch, the new book, concert tours. You are the hardest working guy in show biz. Can’t wait til tomorrow and the Beacon. I’ve got 3rd row center.

  9. Mitch Spector
    November 21st, 2018 at 10:25 | #9

    Happy Thanksgiving to all my Hot Tuna Friends here !! Cant wait to see the boys tonight !!
    Im bringing my youngest son who was with me at the Scottsdale show !!
    Hot Tuna is and always will be ours & #AMERICASCHOICE !!
    To all who are going enjoy the show !! Peace & Love to all !!

  10. eaglesteve
    November 21st, 2018 at 10:58 | #10

    Happy Thanksgiving to J,I,V,Z! Turkey tomorrow?
    See you at the Beacon tonight Captain.

  11. johno
    November 21st, 2018 at 12:04 | #11

    I wrote the above yesterday.
    See y’all tonite!!!

  12. Joe K
    November 21st, 2018 at 12:19 | #12

    To all who are going to the show tonight safe travels.
    My son & I will be stopping around the corner a brew before heading in.We went last year to the show in Asbury Park.
    Andrew has had to listen to me playing Tuna & others as he grew up. When he went off to college he actually took a course titled the history of Rock & Roll.

  13. Richard
    November 21st, 2018 at 15:34 | #13

    So looking forward to tonight..The boys are back at the Beacon again..May they play here for another 50 years …If they come to play we will come to see them..So excited..

  14. carlo pagliano
    November 21st, 2018 at 18:29 | #14

    Rock The Tunacon High & Tight Tonight Jorma!

  15. Susan
    November 22nd, 2018 at 00:02 | #15

    Just on our way home from the Beacon where Hot Tuna and Steve Kimock were on fire tonight! Thanks for coming back every year….it’s one of the things us New York fans are all grateful for!

  16. Richard
    November 22nd, 2018 at 08:21 | #16

    Really great show last night…Got to see some old friends and hear the boys again at the Beacon..Could not be better..Thanks so much for all you guys do..

  17. Rich L
    November 22nd, 2018 at 10:28 | #17

    Can’t wait for the Dec show at the Old Town School of Folk Music. if you like Shepherds Pie, Graftons right next door is excellent.

    i’m trying to bring this friend who has never heard Hot Tuna before. So, Tuna nation, what one song would you tell someone to listen too, from Hot Tuna’s extensive catalog, to get a flavor of the band?

    Psalm 136:1 “Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good.” Each day is a gift!

  18. Mitch Spector
    November 22nd, 2018 at 11:10 | #18

    Happy thanksgiving ! What a night at the Beacon ! Hot Tuna were on fire . Thank you Jorma Jack Justin & Steve . Heading to Cancun tomorrow got my double dose for sure last night . Peace and love to all ! Enjoy your thanksgiving.

  19. AndyK
    November 22nd, 2018 at 11:55 | #19

    Great, great show last night @ The Beacon!
    So nice to hear Walkin’ Blues again. I think the last time was way back at Jorma’s 70th Birthday Celebration.
    Hopefully, it will be added to the rotation going forward.
    Many thanks for braving the traffic and making a spirited start to the holidays.

  20. tom
    November 22nd, 2018 at 12:47 | #20

    @Rich L
    Play the Burgers album. Very “flavorful”

  21. rich l
    November 22nd, 2018 at 13:20 | #21

    Highway song is one of my all time favorites – “Raining somewhere down the road, now that don’t mean a thing…”

  22. jim hitchcock
    November 22nd, 2018 at 18:42 | #22

    My Burgers 8-track was a proud possession

  23. eaglesteve
    November 26th, 2018 at 10:42 | #23

    I suggest In The Kingdom

  24. rich l
    November 29th, 2018 at 11:05 | #24


  25. Kim P
    December 1st, 2018 at 01:12 | #25

    Loved you in Marietta!!!