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The Weekend That Was And Home!

October 27th, 2020 Leave a comment Go to comments
Hawke at rest!

Photo by Jorma Kaukonen

So Myron and I had a spirited run from Pomeroy to Connecticut to New Hampshire and home… 1700 some miles. Some interesting weigh-ins on the RV… or Hawke as we affectionately call her in the comments section. I’ve been driving for 65 years as of this year. I might have profiled at some other point in my life but with a 17,000 pound vehicle and passengers in my charge, this is not time to be hanging out the window. This rig is eight and a half feet wide. The drivers compartment is not that much smaller than a Prevost. That Ford F-35 chassis with a Triton 3 valve V-10 has almost as much torque as my Cummins Diesel. She sh-ts and gits when she has to as well. I should have done this years ago. Anyway, it was a great trip musically and scenically. Strange to say, leaves were still on the trees.

Anyway, as noted, Ridgefield was great and Tupelos up in Derry was awesome as well. They did about 130 shows outdoors this year of which ours was the last.

Jorma Kaukonen 33, 2020

Tupelo Drive-In

Early Show (Noon)

Derry, New Hampshire

Sunday, October 25, 2020

  1. Whining Boy Blues
  2. Candy Man
  3. Ice Age
  4. Been So Long
  5. Barbeque King
  6. Search My Heart
  7. Trial By Fire
  8. Sleep Song
  9. I Am The Light Of This World
  10. Blue Railroad Train
  11. Great Divide Revisited
  12. Come Back Baby
  13. Things That Might Have Been
  14. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
  15. How Long Blues
  16. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning
  17. Encore: Embryonic Journey

This was a noon show and there was still a chill in the air. Heck, we were up in Vermont., not a big surprise. On the other hand, the 3 PM show was so warm I did it in my T shirt. Go figure.

Jorma Kaukonen 34, 2020

Tupelo Drive-In

3 PM Show

Derry, New Hampshire

Sunday, October 25, 2020


1. Dime For Beer

2.   I See The Light

3.  San Francisco Bay Blues

4.  Day To Day Out The Window Blues

5. Things That Might Have Been

6.  True Religion 

7. Sea Child

8. Good Shepherd 

9. Watch The North Wind Rise

10.  Highway Song

11. The Terrible Operation 

12.  Trouble In Mind

13. Death Don’t Have Know Mercy

14. That’ll Never Happen No More

15. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed And Burning 

16. Encore: Water Song

(Hm… format discrepancies… don’t sweat it!)

Oops… Ridgefield list:

Jorma Kaukonen 31, 2020

The Ridgefield Playhouse

Ridgefield, Connecticut

Early Show

Saturday, October 24, 2020

  1. Too Many Years
  2. Ice Age
  3. Whining Boy Blues
  4. Barbeque King
  5. In The Kingdom
  6. Sea Child
  7. Song For The Stainless Cymbal
  8. I Am The Light Of This World
  9. Uncle Sam Blues
  10. Serpent of Dreams
  11. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
  12. Follow The Drinking Gourd
  13. Another Man Done Gone
  14. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
  15. I Know You Rider
  16. Encore: Embryonic Journey

Jorma Kaukonen 32, 2020

The Ridgefield Playhouse

Ridgefield, Connecticut

Late Show

Saturday, October 24, 2020

  1. Been So Long
  2. Dime For Beer.      
  3. River Of Time
  4. 99 Year Blues
  5. I See The Light
  6. Sleep Song
  7. Good Shepherd
  8. Watch The North Wind Rise
  9. Day To Day Out The Window Blues
  10. Hesitation Blues
  11. Hamar Promenade
  12. Trouble In Mind
  13. How Long Blues
  14. Waiting For A Train
  15. 3rd Week In The Chelsea
  16. S.F. Bay Blues
  17. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning
  18. Encore: Water Song

We drove home 600 and change yesterday and as much as I like my ‘RV King’ there’s no place like the home bunk!

So… this weekend we’ve got # 25 of the Corona Concert Series and I’ll post the link as we get closer to the weekend. In the meantime, stay well…

Wait, there’s more. The Hurl/Kaukonen opus is emerging soon…

Fancy limited edition vinyl

We’re over the moon on this one. Don’t be late, they’re limited… limited I say.

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  1. Richard K
    October 27th, 2020 at 19:41 | #1

    Jorma when I would see an RV outside a venue you are playing at it was a rental and this is your first RV purchase?
    Hope it serves you well and like they used to say Happy Motoring…

  2. Gary
    October 27th, 2020 at 22:36 | #2

    Glad you made it home safe and sound! And thanks for a real swell time in Ridgefield! We saw the evening show(loud surprise political parade and all-Yikes!!) and watched the stream when we got home for a nice double dose Saturday. Can you please post the setlists for Ridgefield? Thanks again and hope to see you soon.

  3. October 27th, 2020 at 22:37 | #3

    Yup… good times

  4. JohnB
    October 28th, 2020 at 16:09 | #4

    Great looking ride Jorma and those set lists are awesome. We still have leaves on the trees here in N.J. that are awaiting the first Nor’Easter of the season to knock them down. Stay safe and we will be out there when you return to our little patch of paradise.

  5. Ham Neggs
    October 28th, 2020 at 17:18 | #5

    Will any Diane di Prima tales be revealed this weekend.
    Was she in the crowd with the Russian Babuskas when Jefferson Airplane played with the Russian poet?
    Just wondering
    Peace✌🏻️❤️Love All Ways🔥🚲🌹🙏🏻🖖🏼

  6. Ed
    October 28th, 2020 at 17:34 | #6

    A big thank you in advance for #25. Things are getting darker these days, and it’s a real lift having the concert to look forward to….When we’re past all this, I will never, ever forget what the Fur Peace Ranch crew has done to help me and so many others get through it.
    Stay well.

  7. carey georgas
    October 29th, 2020 at 07:27 | #7

    Amen, brother Ed. A public service nonpareil.

  8. carey georgas
    October 29th, 2020 at 08:40 | #8

    Just finished an article in the Washington Post about Cecelia Chaing, who redefined Chinese cooking in America, opening her first restaurant, Mandarin, in San Francisco in 1961. Does that ring a gong?

  9. Susan
    October 29th, 2020 at 13:47 | #9

    @carey georgas
    It did with me…..see Jorma’s post from 10/9/19!

  10. carey georgas
    October 29th, 2020 at 16:21 | #10

    Thank you, Susan. Now my addled brain recalls. I was getting it confused with a lady he’s spoken of who owns a Thai restaurant out there. When I read the post you referred, it all came rushing back at me like a hot kiss at the end of a wet fist, to quote Nick Danger, Third Eye.

  11. john o
    October 29th, 2020 at 17:58 | #11

    Madame Chiang passed away at 100 in San Francisco.
    Read the story about her in the NY Times.
    @Susan

  12. Susan
    October 29th, 2020 at 19:08 | #12

    @john o
    Thanks….I did not realize that she had passed. She seems to have been an amazing woman.

  13. Walter L. Hetfield
    October 30th, 2020 at 10:29 | #13

    I saw that you did a gig in Derry NH. That’s the hometown of Adm. Alan B. Shephard – first American in space and one of twelve humans to actually walk on the moon. When he made his first sojourn into space in 1961 the people of Derry almost renamed the town SPACE CITY, that is until they grabbed a hold of themselves and cooler heads prevailed. I had the privilege of meeting the great man when I ran into him in the parking lot of QVC next to the UPS center where I worked in West Chester PA. He was hawking astronaut trinkets on QVC. It was a thrill to shake the hand of a true explorer. Almost as good as meeting Magellan.

  14. Walter L. Hetfield
    October 30th, 2020 at 10:30 | #14

    Wow she lived to be 100. Almost as great an accomplishment as any human can achieve. God bless her.

  15. Dale P Radeleff
    October 31st, 2020 at 11:33 | #15

    Just a quick note Jorma, it was a BAD ASS operation and it is healing but nothing makes it feel better then listening to you play “Water Song” and “Embryonic Journey”. I never realized just how much you inspired my early music. Rock on Brother and try to keep time with Jack’s eyebrows 😉

  16. November 1st, 2020 at 09:47 | #16

    Nice rig Jorma – much bigger than any of the Jefferson Campervans. Next stage is to channel your inner John Steinbeck and make some trips in preparation for writing “Travels with Maverick”! Frank, Taylor and Odin.