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Playing Catch Up With The Gigs

From Phoenix we moseyed down to the Sweetwater Community Church in Bonita, California.

The Community Church in Bonita

The Community Church in Bonita

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

Jorma Kaukonen 2, 2019
Jorma Solo
AMSD Concerts @ Sweetwater Community Church
Bonita, California
Friday, March 1, 2019

First Set:
1. True Religion
2. Serpent Of Dreams
3. Re-Enlistment Blues
4. Search My Heart
5. Day To Day Out The Window Blues
6. How Long Blues
7. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
8. Barbeque King
9. Too Many Years
10. River Of Time
11. Sleep Song
12. Trial By Fire
13. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
14. San Francisco Bay Blues

Second Set:
1. Ain’t In No Hurry
2. Second Chances
3. Been So Long
4. Hesitation Blues
5. Come Back Baby
6. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning
7. Whining Boy Blues
8. Sea Child
9. Good Shepherd
10. Brother Can You Spare A Dime
11. Candy Man
12. I Know You Rider
13. Encore: Living In The Moment

Then it was a drive up the Coast to Santa Monica and McCabe’s Music Store and four shows in two days.

Jorma Kaukonen 3 , 2019
Jorma Solo
McCabe’s Guitar Shop
Early Show
Santa Monica, California
Saturday, March 2, 2019

1. Dime For Beer
2. Been So Long
3. Second Chances
4. How Long Blues
5. I Am The Light Of This World
6. River Of Time
7. Waiting For A Train
8. Barbeque King
9. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
10. Sea Child
11. Trial By Fire
12. Brother Can You Spare A Dime
13. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down & Out
14. Come Back Baby
15. That’ll Never Happen No More
16. San Francisco Bay Blues
17. Encore: Embryonic Journey

Jorma Kaukonen 4 , 2019
Jorma Solo
McCabe’s Guitar Shop
Late Show
Santa Monica, California
Saturday, March 2, 2019

1. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning
2. Whining Boy Blues
3. Day To Day Out The Window Blues
4. Serpent Of Dreams
5. Too Many Years
6. Ain’t In No Hurry
7. True Religion
8. Sleep Song
9. Watch The North Wind Rise
10. Good Shepherd
11. Hesitation Blues
12. What Are They Doing In Heaven Today?
13. In My Dreams
14. Trouble In Mind
15. Encore: Water Song

Jorma Kaukonen 5 , 2019
Jorma Solo
McCabe’s Guitar Shop
Santa Monica, California
Early Show
Sunday, March 3, 2019

1. Candy Man
2. Search My Heart
3. Been So Long
4. Barbeque King
5. I See The Light
6. I’ll Be All Right Some Day
7. In The Kingdom
8. Watch The North Wind Rise
9. Full Go Round
10. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down & Out
11. River Of Time
12. I Am The Light Of This World
13. How Long Blues
14. Trouble In Mind
15. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning

Jorma Kaukonen 6 , 2019
Jorma Solo
McCabe’s Guitar Shop
Santa Monica, California
Late Show
Sunday, March 3, 2019

1. Too Many Years
2. Wolves & Lambs
3. The Terrible Operation
4. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
5. Day To Day Out The Window Blues
6. Waiting For A Train
7. Big River Blues
8. Living In The Moment
9. Sleep Song
10. Good Shepherd
11. Come Back
12. Serpent Of Dreams
13. Whining Boy Blues
14. I Know You Rider
15. Encore: Genesis

I’ve been playing McCabe’s since the 80’s and I still love this venue! It’s a great place to play music and a great place to lisen to music!

Then it was up to San Francisco. David Wolfe and I took a day to record five new songs for Breakdown Way and I had a moment to go to North Beach and have a cup of coffee across the street from where Paul Kantner lived.

Paul, behind the cash egisger ag the Café Trieste

Paul, behind the cash egisger ag the Café Trieste

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

Almond Croissant and black coffee... just for you Paul!

Almond Croissant and black coffee... just for you Paul!

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

The afternoon of the first Sweetwater Gig I met up with Steve Parish and Herbie Herbert and we chewed the fat for 90 minutes or so for Steve’s Sirius/XM show.

Hey, Steve's got my book!

Hey, Steve's got my book!

Foto by jorma Kaukonen

Talking with Steve and Herbie sure brought back a lot of great memories.

The old dogs... still here.

The old dogs... still here.

Foto by Melissa

Then, wonder of wonders my dear friend Wavy joined me.

Wavy... magnificent mensch!

Wavy... magnificent mensch!

Foto by Tamara Klamner

Then… music time!

Jorma Kaukonen 8, 2019
Jorma Solo
The Sweetwater
Mill Valley, California
Friday, March 8, 2019

First Set:
1. Dime For Beer
2. Whining Boy Blues
3. That’ll Never Happen No More
4. Heart Temporary
5. I Am The Light Of This World
6. River Of Time
7. Barbeque King
8. Candy Man
9. How Long Blues
10. Sea Child
11. Watch The North Wind Rise
12. Living In The Moment
13. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
14. San Francisco Bay Blues

Second Set:
1. Serpent Of Dreams
2. Hesitation Blues
3. Come Back Baby
4. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
5. Day To Day Out The Window Blues
6. Waiting For A Train
7. I See The Light
8. Sleep Song
9. Trial By Fire
10. Good Shepherd
11. What Are They Doing In Heaven Today?
12. In The Kingdom
13. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning
14. Encore: Ain’t In No Hurry

Live a Sweetwater

Live a Sweetwater

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Jorma Kaukonen 9, 2019
Jorma Solo
The Sweetwater
Mill Valley, California

First Set:
1. True Religion
2. Too Many Years
3. Wolves & Lambs
4. Hesitation Blues
5. Been So Long
6. Barbeque King
7. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down & Out
8. Full Go Round
9. Sleep Song
10. Trial By Fire
11. Things That Might Have Been
12. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
13. What Are They Doing In Heaven Today?

Second Set:
1. I See The Light
2. San Francisco Bay Blues
3. How Long Blues
4. In My Dreams
5. Keep your Lamps Trimmed & Burning
6. Come Back Baby
7. Trouble In Mind
8. Sea Child
9. Watch The North Wind Rise
10. Good Shepherd
11. Brother Can You Spare A Dime?
12. I’ll Be All Right Some Day
13. I Know You Rider
14. Encore: Genesis

Then a truncated night’s sleep.

Good morning San Francisco

Good morning San Francisco

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

And off to the airport to join the girls for a trip to the Grand Canyon.

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  1. Joey
    March 13th, 2019 at 08:38 | #1

    I feel you Jorma.
    One of my dear friends in my community of freestyle frisbee-ers is about to leave us. It’s heartbreaking. Spread the love♡

  2. HOGAN
    March 13th, 2019 at 08:40 | #2

    Safe travels Jorma, hoping to see you guys in a couple of weeks.
    Enjoy the get away with the girls….

    :-)

  3. Mitch Spector
    March 13th, 2019 at 12:34 | #3

    See you at the F.P.R on the 23rd !! Cant wait .Enjoy everything Jorma ,Life is beautiful .Peace & love to all ..HOT TUNA STILL AND ALWAYS America’s Choice !

  4. eaglesteve
    March 13th, 2019 at 13:18 | #4

    3/12/2011
    Bear, age 76
    You’re missed; never forgotten.
    RIP Bro.

  5. DennisK
    March 13th, 2019 at 14:14 | #5

    That is an awesome trip. It really is one of the coolest placed on earth.

    Remember to watch your step (especially while taking pix.)!

    I see you played “Whining Boy Blues” at the Church…I heard you sing a pretty salty versions of that old Jelly Roll song at the Stanhope House. See Ya soon, DennisK.

  6. Tom Fabry
    March 13th, 2019 at 14:30 | #6

    Love that True Religion opener… Makes one think… Great finger picking pattern, bouncy if one wants it to be… Someone has to drive the bus… Thumb does a good job, but oh what a “message”.
    Wonder why Tue Religion is often an opener.. Saw it open at FP during a Double Dose weekend.. Crushing.. Powerhouse Trio, w Justin on drums. Hallelujah Hallaloo

  7. John B
    March 13th, 2019 at 17:03 | #7

    When can we look forward to Jorma having his own XM channel?

  8. Art
    March 13th, 2019 at 23:12 | #8

    I was in SF back in September of 2017 and made a point of going to North Beach to hang at the legendary City Lights Bookstore and get an espresso at Cafe Trieste in honor of Mr. Kantner. There was a nice little mural of Paul somewhere nearby. And one of Janis as well. Trieste is the real deal. Just regular guys serving the good stuff. I actually got a Limonata because it was screamingly hot that day.

  9. Tom Fabry
    March 14th, 2019 at 09:51 | #9

    https://variety.com/2019/music/news/jim-marshall-photos-bob-dylan-led-zeppelin-rolling-sly-stones-documentary-1203162016/

    Brief article regarding film on photographer Jim Marshall. Looks like Jorma was interviewed for it.
    It’s a beautiful day.

  10. johno
    March 14th, 2019 at 10:31 | #10

    Jorma thanks for posting the setlists of all your shows on this blog. I really appreciate all the time and effort you do to keep it interesting and current.
    It’s great knowing what you’re playing as you move around the country.
    Great encore at Sweetwater ‘Ain’t In No Hurry’. One of my new favorites.

  11. Sweetbac Jr.
    March 14th, 2019 at 12:30 | #11

    I saw Paul Kantner many a mornin’ at café Trieste…his coffee, almond croissant and ever present cigarette…I was a bit taken back to find out he was an unabashed “dunker”…I mean, the guy who wrote “Crown of Creation” and “Blows Against The Empire” dunked his breakfast Danish in his coffee…I then realized we’re ALL mortal men when it comes down to it. I’ll be in seclusion.

  12. carey georgas
    March 14th, 2019 at 13:08 | #12

    @Sweetbac Jr.
    Holy donuts, Sweetbac! No dunkin’? What you thinkin’?

  13. Lee
    March 15th, 2019 at 13:32 | #13

    Thanks for water song for Jamie……

  14. Doug Pazienza
    March 19th, 2019 at 02:13 | #14

    I was at the McCabe’s early gig 2.March 2019 and your show was like a homecoming for me. Circa 1989 at the Stone Pony was the last time I saw Jorma (with Jack as Hot Tuna). I was in bliss when you played Embryonic Journey. For me, that’s where it all began with you, Jorma. Kiitos!