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Heading To The Stage For Quarantine Concert #17

Another week has slipped by and here we are on the brink of Quarantine Concert #17.


It’s been a decent week as these things are reckoned. As always, the ebb and flow of life essays to keep us on our toes and there is no good time for bad news like it or not. Our world, like so many, exists in a quasi state of limbo, but we always have our concert series and we so look forward to that.

Before I go, in the spirit of admitting when I’m wrong (which is more often than I would like) one of our comment pals observed that he thought I needed a new back tire on my bike. I deflected the comment by saying ‘I’m not even down to the wear marks.’ I took the bike in for a 10,000 mile service and the tech said, ‘Jorma, this tire is toast.’

New tire, bought, paid for and mounted.

Yet one more lesson in life… 🙂

The scene of the concerts…

Drone shot by Jorma Kaukonen

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  1. carey georgas
    August 8th, 2020 at 14:41 | #1

    The tale of the toasted tire. A song in there somewhere. Can’t hardly wait for 7:00!

  2. Kevin
    August 8th, 2020 at 21:11 | #2

    “A fine specimen”…I chuckled.

  3. Joe k
    August 8th, 2020 at 21:52 | #3

    Once again another GREAT SHOW. Love having John H. adding his take.


  4. Joe K
    August 8th, 2020 at 23:47 | #4

    Great to hear a little Slow Hand & Winwood having seen both earlier in life.My wife the musician ” bass clarinet” & church vocalist really has taken a liken to John H who we met at a show at the Landis theater we think.
    On another is the ranch open for visits come Oct. when the wife has her next vacation?

  5. Mitch Spector
    August 9th, 2020 at 04:59 | #5

    Good morning Jorma ! Awesome show last night as always .Loved every second ! Cant believe weve been together for almost 1/3 of the year with the shows .They are a huge ray of sunlight and normalcy now . Hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend doing your thing .Cant wait for #18 until than you & the F.P.R family enjoy life by the drop .One day at a time & like my pops loved to say “This to shall pass” THANKS JORMA !! Peace & love

  6. JB
    August 9th, 2020 at 10:35 | #6

    Hot Tuna/Jorma take me away……( Credit to Calgon) 😉

  7. John R.
    August 9th, 2020 at 11:02 | #7

    Idea for the “Yikes” t-shirt: should be spelled “Jikes”

  8. Ed
    August 9th, 2020 at 11:06 | #8

    As someone who loves vinyl, I hate to sound like a broken record but I have to say it again:
    (And that mini-lesson was just great.)

  9. ealesteve
    August 9th, 2020 at 11:41 | #9

    As always, dug it. Thank you.

  10. John R.
    August 9th, 2020 at 12:59 | #10

    Also, great comments from Jorma (with some assistance from the fans) last night: Stephen Stills and the ’79 Woodstock reunion (LOL), Grace Slick, Surphase Tension, West Coast Blues, Denny DeGorio, etc. As great as the music is, I could also just listen to Jorma tell stories (at least the ones he remembers) all evening.

    I saw Jorma several times during that summer of ’79, including when they used to have concerts at Belmont Park in New York. Almost went to the Woodstock Reunion but didn’t make it.

  11. eaglesteve
    August 9th, 2020 at 16:31 | #11

    Thanks for #17. Dug it.

    Jerry G. Gone 25 years; never forgotten. RIP Brother.

  12. Richard Quinn
    August 9th, 2020 at 18:28 | #12

    Well, our tour cats, Tinker and Tailor, are still calling for Tom Cat Blues. I told them it not polite to ask a request of the artist and how i heard Deadheads yell St Stephen play St Stephen in 73 to deaf ears. They pounced back saying when they toured in 84 they asked for China Cat and They came through at Red Rocks and Saratoga with second set openers just for them. Its getting ugly here, Tom Cat play Tom Cat Blues!

  13. Brendan Carroll
    August 9th, 2020 at 21:03 | #13

    @John R.

    At 15 I roped my older brother Sean into attending 79′ Woodstock. Sebastion, tripping for first time since White Lake 69′, opened and had a good set. Canned Heat was enjoyable. Country Joe & Fish, too. But; L.I. biker gang Pagans lurking about. Mile high plume from Con Ed transformer fire in Queens unsettled crowd around noon. No grass or hash to be found. Denim jackets, jack daniels and budwiser. People with sense split early. Later, Pagans hurling bottles at Jorma’s bassist and whomever. There were stray dogs eating whatever trash wasn’t burning. Stills sat on bandstand so he didn’t fall down as I remember. Pretty sure Johnny Winter played set and joined incoherent jam. Fortunately, Sean drank a fifth and remembers event as being o.k. Solid-built redhead with movie star looks who clasped hands with Jorma after show, both greeting as if old buddies.

  14. Pete
    August 9th, 2020 at 21:40 | #14

    The one comparison with you and Jerry that I always held near and dear is that “farm to table ” approach that served up pure roots along with your own personal gems. Not many people could pull that off let alone dare to. Could always rely on yourself or Jerry to play the Capitol Theatre in Pasaic or other venues in Jersey on a regular basis. Always fully aware of how precious those moments were and continue to be.

  15. carey georgas
    August 9th, 2020 at 22:39 | #15

    @Richard Quinn
    You ain’t heard a song man ‘buke a request unless you heard Lightnin’ bust one down. He didn’t like it a’tall. I ain’t jokin’, neither.

  16. carey georgas
    August 9th, 2020 at 22:40 | #16

    @Richard Quinn
    You ain’t never heard a song man ‘buke a request unless you heard Lightnin’ bust one down. He didn’t like it a’tall. I ain’t jokin’, neither.

  17. carey georgas
    August 9th, 2020 at 22:42 | #17

    Shit, still not used to the new posting protocols. Sorry.

  18. August 10th, 2020 at 05:27 | #18

    Hurls the man
    Ballad of easy rider
    People get ready
    Can’t find my way home
    Keep on truckin

  19. John R.
    August 10th, 2020 at 07:39 | #19

    @Brendan Carroll
    Thanks, Brendan. Now I’m really sorry I missed it.

  20. Brendan Carroll
    August 10th, 2020 at 16:49 | #20

    @John R.

    Yeah. When someone mentioned next reunion I described scene and said if it was like first Woodstock II the living would envy the dead, embellishing apocalyptic nightmare with dog trotting through trash smoke clenching human arm and hand.