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…And I Will Never Forget

May 8 1

I will never forget Vinnie The Bull Terrier. He was Marlo’s son… born in the basement of our little house at Hillside Farm almost twenty years ago. Like so many friends of various species, he has been gone for eight years… but I will never forget him. Today, May 8, 2011, my Mother Beatrice Love has been gone for thirteen years. I was staying at the house with her and my brother Peter the week she passed. It was on Mother’s Day that year too. Peter and I had gone into Mill Valley to buy her flowers and when we came home twenty minutes later, she was gone. She had lived a full life by that time and if she were alive today, she would be one hundred and one years old. So it goes… I love you Mom and I will never forget you!

With that thought in mind, a happy Mother’s day to all mother’s out there today… and every day. And so the time swirls us along and I am reminded to try to love every moment of every day.

may 8 2

So we’re up in Minneapolis Friday to play the Cedar Cultural Center and we got to stay in the neighborhood. I love this hood. Barry and I had breakfast at the Hard Times Cafe. Good company and a great feed!

may 8 3

It was a great two set show for Barry and Me. We love this place! Here is our set list!

Jorma Kaukonen & Barry Mitterhoff 2, 2011
The Cedar Cultural Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Friday, May 6, 2011

First Set:
1. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
2. Children Of Zion
3. Hesitation Blues
4. River Of Time
5. Come Back Baby
6. Second Chances
7. Bread Line Blues
8. How Long Blues
9. Vicksburg Stomp
10. Parchman Farm
11. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning
Second Set:
1. Been So Long
2. Smokerise Journey
3. Mama Let Me Lay It On You
4. Izze’s Lullaby
5. Candy Man
6. Things That Might Have Been
7. More Than My Old Guitar
8. I’ll Let You Know Before I Leave
9. I Know You Rider
10. Genesis
11. Uncle Sam Blues
12. Goodbye To The Blues
13. True Religion
14. Nine Pound Hammer
15. Encore: Preaching On The Old Campground

Before the show we wandered over to the Red House Records nerve center in St. Paul and hung out with our pals there for a while. We told some lies, played some music and headed back to the Cedar.

may 8 5

Our buddy Luke, regaled us with tales of derring do and quotes from Geets Romo.

may 8 4

We bid a fond farewell to Minneapolis and drove seven hours to Evanston, Illinois to Play two shows.

may 8 6

It was our first time at Space, but it won’t be our last. What a great place!

Here is our set list:

Jorma Kaukonen & Barry Mitterhoff 3 , 2011
Space
Evanston, Illinois
Saturday, May 7, 2011

First Show:
1. Been So Long
2. Search My Heart
3. Mama Let Me Lay It On You
4. Second Chances
5. Hesitation Blues
6. More Than My Old Guitar
7. I’ll Let You Know Before I Leave
8. Come Back Baby
9. Izze’s Lullaby
10. The Terrible Operation
11. 99 Year Blues
12. River Of Time
13. Vicksburg Stomp
14. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
15. I Know You Rider
16. Encore: I Am The Light Of This World
Second Show:
1. What Are They Doing In Heaven Today?
2. Parchman Farm
3. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed And Burning
4. Things That Might Have Been
5. Children Of Zion
6. How Long Blues
7. Bread Line Blues
8. Smokerise Journey
9. Good Shepherd
10. Uncle Sam Blues
11. Goodbye To The Blues
12. Nine Pound Hammer
13. Encore: Preaching On The Old Camp Ground

Up early this morning in time for a Mother’s Day BBQ. Which brings me back to my Mom.

Rest in peace Dear One. You will always live in my heart… and every day I feel you somewhere, watching over me and mine.

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  1. John P
    May 9th, 2011 at 11:23 | #1

    Glad you enjoyed the venue at SPACE. They have great shows there 5-6 times a week in all musical genres. Hope to see you and Barry back there soon. Was fortunate to be in Maryland on business last month and caught the Easton Hot Tuna show. Fabulous show and great new material. Looked like you and Jack were having fun. Hope you will bring the band through Chicago later this year.

  2. Richard
    May 9th, 2011 at 17:18 | #2

    Beautiful tribute…We tread on every day,and miss the ones that have loved,and been so loyal to us.Thanks for sharing so much personal and meaningful things with us all bro,be it on the road or at home.We love ya Jerry!

  3. chuck
    May 9th, 2011 at 23:53 | #3

    Jorma I’m so happy you liked SPACE. We in the Midwest have some great venues if we can get great musicians like you to spread the word we can showcase all of the great ones. Thank you for giving us a chance.

  4. January 7th, 2012 at 20:54 | #4

    I just lost my Mom in October…sucks.

  5. August 1st, 2012 at 15:04 | #5

    Wow, this brought back some memories of both your mom and your dad. I remember them both very well; they were both very pleased that Tekla had found a home with a bred-in-the-bone cat lover. Beatrice was a wonderful woman – she had a lovely warmth to her, and generosity of spirit.

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