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Another Evening From The Fur Peace Ranch And Easter Sunday

Alone at the Ranch. The POW/MIA flag is in tatters. Waiting for the new one to come.

Alone at the Ranch. The POW/MIA flag is in tatters. Waiting for the new one to come.

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

So here it is on an overcast Easter morning. Our family celebrated Passover in our own way here at home. Vanessa and her sister Ginger took Easter to their mom, Virginia who is in a rehab facility recovering from a fall. The girls will be outside Ginny’s window with decorations, signs and well wishes. That’s just how it is here in Southeast Ohio and I imagine everywhere there are people with common sense.

Well, we had our second edition of our Saturday Night WWC concert series last night and we had a great time sending it out to through the ether. I want to thank Myron Hart for leaving his lair in Johnson Hollow to do sound and production and Andie Walla for leaving her infant son at home with dad to do for us what she does so well: direct and produce video! Our daughter Izze ran the long shot camera again and did a pro job. Thanks Izze! Of course major thanks and kudos go to Vanessa, without whom none of this would be possible. Love you girl… always! Our Ranch Manager, John Hurlbut made the 20 some mile trek from his home on the other side of the county to Join me for a song. I’ve have to pleasure and honor to accompany John over the last who knows how many years. Tonight he and I wanted to play a song honoring John Prine, may his memory be a blessing. We picked Angel From Mongomery. Many thanks for this John… on many levels brother. I’d also like to thank the many folks who donated money last night. We will use this to keep the production going until the war is over. Your collective generosity is muchly appreciated!

OK… here’s the set list:

Jorma Kaukonen 2, 2020
#2 Of The Quarantine Concert Series
Live From The Fur Peace Ranch
Fur Peace Station
Darwin, Ohio
Saturday, April 11, 2020

1. Second Chances
2. Ice Age
3. I’ll Be All Right Some Day
4. Trouble In Mind
5. Living In The Moment
6. Sleep Song
7. Genesis
8. Angel From Montgomery with John Hurlbut
9. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
10. I Am The Light Of This World
11. What Are They Doing In Heaven Today?
12. Embryonic Journey (using my original J-50. Guitar and mike. no electronic BS)

That’s about it for this grey Sunday. We’ve got some fun stuff to break out next Saturday and I’m sure we’ll be chatting as the week evolves.

Stay well…

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  1. ROBERT HOKE
    April 12th, 2020 at 14:20 | #1

    Great show last night Jorma. Would love to make my fourth visit back to the ranch someday. peace and health.

  2. Dan Nigro
    April 12th, 2020 at 14:43 | #2

    I didnt think I was ready for a “Death Dont Have No Mercy” but it was inspired, Thanks

  3. Steve
    April 12th, 2020 at 18:11 | #3

    Last night was stunning. Ice Age? Come on I was dying there for a minute….Sweet sweet Genesis and the final of Embryonic was killer….thank you so much Jorma and Vanessa and all involved!!!

  4. Douglas Mlyn
    April 12th, 2020 at 18:21 | #4

    Thoroughly enjoyed the show last night. Ice age was amazing. Inspired me to play the Too Hot
    To Handle CD. And yes when I opened the case it was still there! I sent in a question last week and totally understandable why it wasn’t answered with the thousands of questions Vanessa received. My wife wanted to know how you stay looking so young. Anyway greetings from a grey Ventura CA

  5. Bob Kelly
    April 12th, 2020 at 23:32 | #5

    Thanks again to you all for another fine night of music.Ice age was a real nice treat. Light of this world so good. Angel with John great tribute. Thanks for playing What are they doing in Heaven today. My thoughts were for all those that have passed so far from World War C.The broadcast was excellent both visually and sonically. A real big treat was having Jack play Along remotely. Thanks Jack and Vanessa for sharing the vids. Added bonus for post show review. We loved the Q and A i also nailed two out of three questions. Sending our prayers and meditations to Vanessas Mom. Its a tough time right now, but these shows are a source of comfort.. thanks,, stay safe, be well

  6. Bob Kelly
    April 12th, 2020 at 23:32 | #6

    Thanks again to you all for another fine night of music.Ice age was a real nice treat. Light of this world so good. Angel with John great tribute. Thanks for playing What are they doing in Heaven today. My thoughts were for all those that have passed so far from World War C.The broadcast was excellent both visually and sonically. A real big treat was having Jack play Along remotely. Thanks Jack and Vanessa for sharing the vids. Added bonus for post show review. We loved the Q and A i also nailed two out of three questions. Sending our prayers and meditations to Vanessas Mom. Its a tough time right now, but these shows are a source of comfort.. thanks,, stay safe, be well

  7. greg
    April 13th, 2020 at 07:47 | #7

    Great show, great fun, another great Saturday night.
    And big happy birthday to Jack today!!

  8. eaglesteve
    April 13th, 2020 at 08:38 | #8

    Happy # 76 to John William, and many more.

  9. cgeorgas
    April 13th, 2020 at 09:24 | #9

    Since my guitar lessons have come to a screeching halt, your streaming shows are providing motivation to keep me striving. I was just learning finger roll techniques and hammering on/ pulling off. Been working on Travis style picking for a couple of months. Watching you work and recognizing some of the techniques as you use them have been a real edifying treat, not to mention the aural benefits. Your performances have been about as digitally intimate as it can get. Pixilated right into my living room. Thanks.

  10. MarkD
    April 13th, 2020 at 09:47 | #10

    Another wonderful Saturday night after a good days work around the house. Many thanks to all who participate in making that happen. Now that Been So Long is available in paperback, would it be possible to purchase one and have it signed, so I can preserve my hard cover version? Also, in case you may have an opening for a truly beautiful tune next Saturday, “Living Just for You” may be a good one to bring happiness and smiles to all those tuning in.

    Take care and stay healthy,
    Your pal,
    Mark

  11. John R.
    April 13th, 2020 at 10:26 | #11

    Happy Birthday to Jack. (Same birthday as Thomas Jefferson and my wife.)

  12. johno
    April 13th, 2020 at 10:33 | #12

    Happy Birthday Jack!!

  13. Gary Dion
    April 13th, 2020 at 13:36 | #13

    Wonderful show! A great treat during these times. I’m fortunate enough to travel a few times a year to different places to see friends/family and I line up those trips with Jorma/HT concerts. That is, until now. I have tickets for Burlington in July and Asheville in September – we’ll see. Lot’s more important things to worry about for so many. But these Saturday nights are so special!
    Thank you, Jorma!
    Thank you, Vanessa, for the pre-game, artist-management, and color commentary!
    Thank you, John, for the special song!
    And thank you to Izze, Andie, and Myron for all that you do!

  14. Rob
    April 13th, 2020 at 17:15 | #14

    Another great show! These live events put the “Saturday night” back into Saturday nights. They bring folks together and underscore the immense value of culture in our society. This pandemic has brought shared culture to a screaming halt. Concert venues and clubs closed, record releases delayed, museums and galleries closed, etc. It’s so wonderful to have events like these that keep the flame burning bright during this otherwise dark period.

  15. Chappy
    April 13th, 2020 at 19:20 | #15

    Great show last Saturday! Thanks to the crew: Vanessa, Myron, Andie, Izzy, Brother John Hurl, and Jorma! Sound and video was spot-on perfect! Highlight was entire show and double thumbs up for “Angel…” with Hurl and “Embryonic Journey.” Blessings to you all and remember, music is good for the heart, mind and soul! I normally don’t throw out song requests because I love ‘em all, however, I’d love to hear some stuff from “Pair A Dice Found:” Parchman Farm, Urban Moon, To Be With You, Flying In the Face of Mr. Blue, SF Bay Blues. Hope WWC starts to subside and we can all get back to FPR in person. Neil Young wrote “Live Music is Better” bumper stickers should be issued.” Amen to that! And while live music in person is best, I think I speak collectively for everyone I know in saying that we appreciate the live-streams in the meantime. Keep on keepin on!

  16. mikie
    April 14th, 2020 at 08:24 | #16

    Thanks for breaking out the Gibson. It has well-earned it’s place in the case at the Psylo, but it’s good to see it in action again. I think you were playing it with Michael at the Swindlefish show quite a while back, seems to me. I was just spinning an old Pair a Dice Found cassette, really like the Happy Turtle song. Hope you still have that dobro, it would be fun to see it again sometime, too. thanks for the great tunes, m

  17. johno
    April 14th, 2020 at 09:47 | #17

    Great show Saturday night. Just loved it.
    Thanks so much for doing these shows.
    Nuggets like “Sleep Song” and “Genesis” were just incredible.
    Can’t wait for Saturday’s now.
    ps Take your vitamin C

  18. Howard
    April 14th, 2020 at 13:24 | #18

    Loved every minute of it.

  19. Tony Antidote
    April 14th, 2020 at 20:21 | #19

    Jorma, thanks to you and your team for doing these shows and posting them on YouTube. I have been a fan since high school in the seventies – long since wore out my copy of Yellow Fever. Been trying to play guitar off and on since back around then. Have learned a dozen or more of your songs – or blues “standards” the way you do them – like “Walkin Blues” for example.

    Have hit somewhat a dead end because (I have been told) my playing sounds like you (at a more elemental level)- and there is already a Jorma Kaukonen! Watching this was kind of like I dropped by your scene one Saturday afternoon, with a bottle or 6-pak, and my guitar I suppose (maybe you would let me interject a few lead runs, or soulful blues double stops – as if I were Eric Clapton). Aside from your fantastic playing, I like the cool way you manage the vocal challenge – always has been a problem for me – lack of range in my case.

    I have been told that the sort of music we grew up on/with, at least me (about 15 years younger than you) – let’s call it blues/rock, acid rock, “hippie music” – that nobody wants to hear it anymore. Dying out, almost gone . . . well I guess not that many want to listen to such as rockabilly (from 50’s/60’s) or doo-wop anymore either . . . I would almost refer to it as “classic rock”, but these sort of radio stations today, owned by one or two corporations – Cumulus and ClearChannel maybe – with such limited play lists – you never hear, say, Savoy Brown for example, or Quicksilver doing “Forty Days” – are scarcely even worthy of the name – let alone the good stuff from years gone by – I mean Elton John and Billy Joel and various poppy Top40- put forth as “rock”?

  20. Thos Ericsson
    April 14th, 2020 at 22:42 | #20

    Thanks Jorma. I need this music! And I know I’m not the only one….
    Stay healthy and safe, thanks again and keep on picking and singing and streaming.
    TomE

  21. Joel McBride
    April 14th, 2020 at 23:52 | #21

    Thanks Jorma and Vanessa and Izze! Embryonic Journey with the J50. Come on, Way Cool! Cheers! Y’all be well, healthy and safe!

  22. Nick Velardi
    April 15th, 2020 at 09:12 | #22

    Thank you for
    helping all of us get through these tough times,Your whole gang deserves a standing ovation . Here in Rockaway Bch and LONG BEACH we look for anything that will keep our heads up and you have given us something to look forward to.Great choice of songs, but anything you play is soothing to the soul. Be safe,be well and we will see you Sat night!!!!!!

  23. April 15th, 2020 at 10:42 | #23

    Hey Mark D. Of course… the paperback I mean. You can order from the FPR Company Store and I will see to it that it is signed. Thanks….

  24. Ed
    April 15th, 2020 at 11:00 | #24

    And thank YOU for the piercing, beautiful “Death Don’t” on Saturday night.
    Your mention of the 4 albums made me go back to “A Little More Faith,” which I didn’t know as well as “Harlem Street Singer.”
    Further evidence, if needed, that The Reverend is a man for all times, especially now.