Stillness at Appomattox

Stillness at Appomattox

Great weekend down in Virginia. We stayed in Lynchburg where most of the music guys stayed and before we headed over to the Interlocken Festival Site we went to Appomattox Courthouse and spent some time paying our respects. Powerful… quote powerful.

Living history

Living history

Brothers in arms... brothers in death

Brothers in arms... brothers in death

Of course we were in the part of the world where I come from so to reacquaint myself with this American history was a welcome interlude.

That night at the Triangle Stage we played the following:

Jorma Kaukonen And Barry Mitterhoff 22, 2013
Interlocken Music Festival
Triangle Stage
Arrington, Virginia
Friday, September 6, 2013

1. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out
2. I See The Light
3. Children Of Zion
4. Hesitation Blues
5. Barbeque King
6. San Francisco Bay Blues
7. How Long Blues
8. I Know You Rider
9. Encore: Embryonic Journey

The next day we had two sets to do. The first involved a trip to Monticello to the Harvest Festival.

Haven't been here since I was a kid... I've changed... it hasn't!

Haven't been here since I was a kid... I've changed... it hasn't!

The little day trip to the Harvest Festival was fantastic. I got to hear Pegi Young and her fabulous band and then we played the following:

Jorma Kaukonen And Barry Mitterhoff 23, 2013
The Heritage Harvest Festival
Monticello Afternoon
Charlottesville, Virginia
Saturday, September 7, 2013

1. True Religion
2. Children Of Zion
3. Been So Long
4. Second Chances
5. Hesitation Blues
6. Come Back Baby
7. River Of Time
8. 99 Year Blues
9. Good Shepherd
10. Vicksburg Stomp
11. Nine Pound Hammer

After we played I got to hear Sarah Jarosz and her band of merry men. Outstanding… we’ve got to get her to the Fur Peace Ranch!

We drove back to Arrington with only six or seven hours to kill before our set at the VIP tent. We did get to hear John Fogerty backed by Widespread Panic. John was better than ever.

The backside of the main stage with Fogerty and Panic

The backside of the main stage with Fogerty and Panic

A couple more hours and then we got to play again… as follows!

Jorma Kaukonen And Barry Mitterhoff 24, 2013
Interlocken Music Festival
VIP Tent Saturday Night
Arrington, Virginia
September 7, 2013

1. That’ll Never Happen No More
2. Candy Man
3. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
4. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
5. Keep On Truckin’ Mama
6. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed And Burning
7. I Am The Light Of This World

In bed by 0430 up at 0900 and a quick three hundred miles back home…

More anon…


  1. Comment made on October 30, 2013 by dustin

    i will add my only disappointment was I missed the VIP show oh and that you did not get to jam with Furthur, that would have been kind of like some, well old times, even like 98/99 with Phil and Friends, those were righteous shows though when you played with Phil & Friends, i really enjoyed those. I know they were in SF at the Warfield, that much i remember for certain, not sure if it was 98 or 99 but regardless, thank you Captain.

  2. Comment made on October 30, 2013 by dustin

    Hey there Jorma, enjoyed the festival, am I confused or did you play that triangle stage at 2:30 in the morning or was that a prank? just kdding man, but someone did tell me that i only got to see one of your sets unfortunately but it was fantastic. Thank you and Keep on Truckin’ 🙂

  3. Comment made on October 25, 2013 by John B

    Monticello is a most beautiful place. Especially so in the spring.

  4. Comment made on September 15, 2013 by Cat

    thx hutterson. still disappointed. not sure they read their emails, but i will craft one. thx.

  5. Comment made on September 12, 2013 by Hutterson

    I agree CAT — I knew jorma would be there but had no idea where or when. It was crazy. Friends of the festival organizers tell me to *****be sure to send them a message telling them how disappointing it was so that they are sure to remedy it next year*****. And be sure to request Jorma again!

  6. Comment made on September 11, 2013 by doug mlyn

    It was a great weekend of music, and I think well put together for the first time and so many people. Glad I made the trek from CA and got to spend some time with my brother. I caught Panic’s set with Fogerty and they did not disappoint. Caught all of Furthur’s sets as well and they did not disappoint as well.

  7. Comment made on September 11, 2013 by John R.

    Jorma, the Sage of Monticello.

  8. Comment made on September 11, 2013 by Pete

    Fogerty at Fur Peace, please.

  9. Comment made on September 10, 2013 by jim hitchcock

    Great interview with Fogerty on NPR last week:

    (Hope it’s okay to post such as this, Jorma)

  10. Comment made on September 10, 2013 by Cyndy Consentino

    Dear Jorma,

    Thanks for sharing what looks like a weekend of great music!

    Stay Well,

  11. Comment made on September 10, 2013 by Jim Tulgan

    It sounds like a very cool weekend! John Fogerty and Widespread Panic what a combination! A Jorma reunion w/ Widespread Panic would have been extra cool!

  12. Comment made on September 10, 2013 by Cat

    i found it! jorma was announced (wait for it) at 1:15 am Saturday morning on facebook. the announcement was at 1:15 am and the show was at 1:45 am. now how did i miss that? obviously i need a smart phone, and i need to be glued to it, one eye on life and the other on the screen. (please forgive my rant)

  13. Comment made on September 10, 2013 by Joey hudoklin

    Wow! Those shows sound like they were a real treat for the lucky folks who knew of them. In true Jorma tradition, hardly a repeat song over three relatively short sets. You don’t get that from most world class artists. Thank you, Jorma for being true to yourself.
    Can’t wait to see you in Nov.

  14. Comment made on September 9, 2013 by Cat

    and i was wishing for yorma to jam some dead tunes with bobby and phil on sunday night. you would have toppled brokedown palace.

  15. Comment made on September 9, 2013 by Cat

    just led home from lockn’ by a pale butter crescent moon in an iridescent indigo sky. looked so close at times that if i stood on my toes i could touch it.
    the most common word on the campground, that fantastic stationary tour lot that was lockn’ camping, was where’s jorma! number one complaint from a large sampling i conducted: why did i miss the late night Friday at the triangle stage. why was it a surprise that was never announced? there are other campgrounds, far from the triangle stage, which was in the back of beyond. and this is the first i’m hearing of the other shows…although i can’t imagine how getting to another venue would have worked….
    anyhow…so many many fans were missing their jorma. (and this is the first i heard that barry was there!)
    loved lockn’, but shame on them for letting me miss out on a jorma bonfire (deep sigh).
    i did hear lots of campers who were lucky enough to be at the triangle in time for the surprise were thrilled, including quite a few newbies, so, well done, boys.
    now i’m off to sleeping off the ground for the first time since wednesday. delicious.

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