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#16 And Onwards

Sunday, August 2, 2020

Here is it the second of August already. The year is slipping away, but as my mom used to say, ‘We’re still here.’ Communicating via the internet is such an interesting beast, but so unsatisfying in many ways. I don’t need to defend my wife from silly stuff she gets on the Quarantine Concert feed… she’s more than capable of putting that stuff in perspective and if necessary, defending herself. As for me, I get plenty of offensive stuff myself, but I do my best to ensure that racist, xenophobic, anti-Semitic right-wing white supremacist screeds don’t make it onto my site.

You’re welcome.

As for the Quarantine Concert Series, It’s Vanessa’s and my world and we welcome our friends of all shapes and inclinations to join us. If you think we’re yakking too much, that’s OK. You don’t have to watch the show. Listen to the record… or not. When something is free, whether or not it’s ‘value received,’ complaints are a non-starter.

There was also some badinage that went something like this: ‘I thought you were going to play a Jerry Garcia song.’ I never said I was going to play a Jerry song. I said we were going to honor him on his birthday in some small way. Jerry was my friend. I’m not a Deadhead in that way. We were colleagues each with our own creative muse to bring to the table. I have, over the years, learned Dead and Jerry music for specific projects. It takes a lot of work to do it well and that’s that. It’s not an everyday part of my world. Knowing Jerry as a man, an artist and as a friend is much more important to me than learning a song. His friendship influenced me profoundly in a lot of ways. I have missed him for some time. He would have loved being here in the station. I thought John and I did a fine job bringing him briefly to life on our little stage.

Anyway, we have so much fun doing this Concert Series we are already looking forward to #17. It’s always good to have something to look forward to no matter what.

Here’s last night’s show:

Jorma Kaukonen 20, 2020

#16 Of The Quarantine Concert Series

Fur Peace Station

Darwin, Ohio

Saturday August 1st, 2020

  1. True Religion
  2. Serpent Of Dreams
  3. Barbeque King
  4. Second Chances
  5. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
  6. Choices with John Hurlbut
  7. No Woman No Cry with John Hurlbut & Vanessa Kaukonen
  8. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning
  9. San Francisco Bay Blues
  10. Bar Room Crystal Ball

Moving right along. We’re so lucky last night’s storm didn’t know the power out. It was a bad one. Dark and unpleasant today. No trip to the lake.

Could be worse. I’m going to string my guitar with a Zen attitude and walk the dog!

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  1. mike lowy
    August 6th, 2020 at 20:00 | #1

    Outstanding, each and every show, and it just keeps getting better…

    keep on trucking, please!

  2. Howard Wade
    August 7th, 2020 at 20:26 | #2

    @Tom NY
    Yep, Neil played there with the Ducks in the seventies. I also heard a killer Los Lobos show there and a number of great reggae shows – Burning Spear, Mutabaruka, etc. cool place

  3. Howard Wade
    August 7th, 2020 at 20:30 | #3

    @Jorma
    I’m with ya captain. We need both sides of the coin. And somethings are just plain wrong.

  4. Mark G
    August 8th, 2020 at 10:17 | #4

    Was disappointed to see some trolling and negativity in last Sat’s live chat, but not too suprised. Compared to other artist’s webcast series, it’s been a cool vibe in the chat. Vanessa should feel no guilt in muting such folks.

    You guys are doin it right, the live interaction with the positive chatters sets you apart from all the rest, it reconnects the audience in no small way. Bravo! We’ll be seein ya next year at The Capitol w/ Dawg, good times I’m sure they’ll be! Next time around though, don’t skip CT. I know the audience was small at The Garde in New London, the word just didn’t spread for that show. Nuthin like the old days, I have a fond memory of the nite you brought TGTN to The Stepney Firehouse in Monroe, CT [A Stag] I built the trophy case in the wall behind the drum kit in the pics that circulate. Looking forward to another great time tonite!

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