‘A city rose red… half as old as time?’ Nope… just my back yard last week on a lovely Autumn day. By the bye, this is not a photoshop modified picture. The light really made it look this way!
Indeed, last week we were getting ready for our Pick ‘n’ Putt weekend at the good old Fur Peace Ranch and some of our friends came in early requiring a Thursday ride.
Yep, we’ve got covered bridges all over the place down here in Southeast Ohio. Here’s one in Athens County. Gotta love it.
Friday morning our week at the Ranch began bright and early and I decided to bunk over with the rest of the campers. I filled my little cabin with all the things I though I might need over the weekend from a guitar to a rain suit. Rain came in of Friday and lasted until Saturday evening stopping just in time for to acoustic Hot Tuna show. Jack Casady, Marjorie Thompson and Steve Kimock a well as myself were the teachers and Saturday night was an Acoustic Hot Tuna show in which we were joined by the incomparable Steve Kimock. Here is our set list:
Hot Tuna 40, 2013
The Acoustic Duo
Jorma Kaukonen & Jack Casady
With Special Guest
Fur Peace Station
Saturday, September 21, 2013
1. True Religion
2. Children Of Zion
3. Second Chances
4. Hesitation Blues
5. I See The Light
6. Mama Let Me Lay It On You with Steve Kimock
7. 10 Minutes of Steve… his wizardry
8. Barbeque King with Steve Kimock
9. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out with Steve Kimock
10. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed And Burning with Steve Kimock
1. I See The Light
2. Candy Man
3. Things That Might Have Been
4. 99 Year Blues
5. I Am The Light Of This World
6. Ten Minutes of Steve with more musical Magic
7. Come Back Baby with Steve Kimock
8. Trouble In Mind with Steve Kimock
9. Good Shepherd with Steve Kimock
10. How Long Blues with Steve Kimock
11. Nine Pound Hammer with Steve Kimock
12. Encore: Uncle Sam Blues with Steve Kimock
When we are graced with Steve’s presence I always like to let him just… well, do his thing. The two sections of Ten Minutes with Steve are just that… Each one is a tune created on the spot for the audience. He’s always brilliant.Thanks Steve… so very much!
Sunday afternoon became the de facto time for the Big Ride. The rain had passed and it was a simply beautiful Fall day!
One of the campers brought a Russian Ural with a sidecar… Everone turns into a kid when you get into this thing.
Lock #6 on the old Ohio and Erie Canal lies on the Muskingum River. The old hotel and restaurant which lies across the river has been refurbished a number of times… but the structure has been there for a very long time.
There was a gaggle of us on this run who were accompanied by our wives who ride too. How good does it have to get?
After a 130 mile run, we got back to the Ranch… had dinner a got together for a student performance at the Fur Peace Station. this is the class and instructor snapshot. What an august company!
Monday morning, a last class and then it was goodbye to our merry band of men and women. but first… Vanessa took me for a ride in the Ural sidecar.
Good times indeed.
This coming weekend we have Jerry Miller and Terry Haggerty coming with their band to grace the stage at the Fur Peace Station. We also have Wes Wilson the great San Francisco artist coming to oversee a showing of his works and be a part of the the San Francisco drenched weekend.
That’s if folks. I’m off to pick up my second grader at school.