My friend Bob Abrams passed away a day or so ago and I offered this letter in his memory”
Jorma Kaukonen here. I know it’s been a couple of years since we talked and now of course, it’s too late for you to pick up the phone. My fault as always. I have always thought of you fondly over the years. We go back a long way. I remember meeting you at the Birchmere in Alexandria, VA before you moved to California. Seems like a lifetime ago, and if course, it is. You were always a mensch and your family and friends have been so lucky to have had you as long as they/we did. May you rest in peace and as Rev. Gary Davis would say, ‘May you play in that heavenly band.’ Now I know that you and I are both Jewish. That said, I am going to recommend a Vince Gill song in your honor. Yes, I know there is a lot of Jesus in the song, but for me it is a message of devotion and honor. The song is ‘Go Rest High On That Mountain.”
You deserve the rest my friend.
Fair wind and following seas brother!