Cool stuff at Mille's

Cool stuff at Mille's

I was able to snag my son Zach, for the last week of his vacation… we got a couple of motorcycle rides in and got to eat at Millie’s in Rutland, Ohio.

The ride home...

The ride home...

A nice ride home back to Hillside Farm… and ready to leave on Thursday for New York.

On our way to Amagansett and Stephen Talkhouse we stopped for the night in Riverhead and on Friday morning for breakfast we went to Anthony Meras’ Star Confectionery for breakfast.

Zach outside Star Confectionery

Zach outside Star Confectionery

If you’re ever in Riverhead… you gotta stop by… at least for a shake.

Very old school!

Very old school!

Next stop… Montauk Point.

The young man and the sea...

The young man and the sea...

A perfect day… not too hot… not too cool… no fog!

Then… the Talkouse.

Barry, Jorma & G.E.

Barry, Jorma & G.E.

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Here is our set list from Friday night:

Jorma Kaukonen & Barry Mitterhoff 5, 2014
Stephen Talkhouse
Amagansett, New York
Friday, August 29, 2014

1. Re-Enlistment Blues
2. Children Of Zion
3. Full Go Round
4. I’ll Let You Know Before I Leave
5. Brother Can You Spare A Dime
6. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
7. In My Dreams
8. Bar Room Crystal Ball
9. Water Song
10. Barbeque King, GE joins us
11. Hesitation Blues
12. Long Gone From Kentucky, GE sings
13. Good Shepherd
14. Let It Rock, GE sings
15. Come Back Baby
16. That’ll Never Happen No More
17. I Know You Rider
18. Encore: Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning

G.E. and Barry backstage at the T'House

G.E. and Barry backstage at the T'House

Great hanging with G.E., picking some tunes with him and enjoying Peter Hohnerkamp’s domain… filled with delightful eccentrics.

Phil and Zach in the Jaguar

Phil and Zach in the Jaguar

On the way to Hudson, Phil let Zach drive his Jag giving the young man a taste of exotic machinery and NY traffic. Good times.

The we pulled into Helsinki… in Hudson N.Y.

Helsinki Hudson

Helsinki Hudson

What a beautiful club. We can hardly wait to get back to this one. Here is our set list:

Jorma Kaukonen & Barry Mitterhoff 6, 2014
Helsinki Hudson
Hudson, New York
Saturday, August 30, 2014

1. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down & Out
2. Children Of Zion
3. Second Chances
4. I’ll Let You Know Before I Leave
5. How Long Blues
6. I See The Light
7. Heart Temporary
8. Hesitation Blues
9. Brother Can You Spare A Dime
10. Come Back Baby
11. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
12. In My Dreams
13. 99 Year Blues
14. The Terrible Operation
15. Bar Room Crystal Ball
16. Water Song
17. Vicksburg Stomp
18. Barbeque King
19. Good Shepherd
20. I Am The Light Of This World
21. Nine Pound Hammer
22. Encore: Embryonic Journey

Good job Jorma!

Good job Jorma!

Early Sunday morning, Phil and I went over to Tanzy’s at 223 Warren St. in Hudson. We were meeting some folks there to present a surprise Fur Peace Ranch Gift Certificate to this cool gentlemen whose extremely thoughtful wife gave him a session for his 50th birthday. What a woman.

Tanzy's rocks!

Tanzy's rocks!

The food was delicious… fellowship outstanding!

A weekend of old school... Tanzy's

A weekend of old school... Tanzy's

Then it was time for the drive home.

A young man and a truck... Pennsylvania truck stop

A young man and a truck... Pennsylvania truck stop

I dropped Zach of with his Mom in Hagerstown. Tomorrow is his first day as a Junior in High School. Boy does the time fly! Seems like only yesterday that… oh well.

We beat feet on down the road and before you know it, we were in West Virginia.

Sunset on Rt. 50

Sunset on Rt. 50

Foto by Myron Hart

Home by 2230… Nessa waited up for me… Izze was sound asleep.

Great weekend, but there’s no place like home!


  1. Comment made on September 6, 2014 by hogan

    Good times indeed….


  2. Comment made on September 5, 2014 by cyndy consentino

    Dear Jorma,

    Just to echo David E’s post above, thank you so much for the wonderful blog , and sharing so much with all of us.

    We are truly blessed to have you in our lives, bringing us all so much musical happiness.


  3. Comment made on September 5, 2014 by johno

    The power of family is so amazing. I just witnessed it – my wife’s father just died last week. And to see the entire family come from in from all over is truly amazing. Just the way it comes together for weddings and birthdays – it’s always there for good times and sad. The secret is to have more good times.

  4. Comment made on September 4, 2014 by David E

    Jorma, I just want to say I enjoy your blog almost (!) as much as your music. Besides the opportunity to learn more about you and your world it also helps understand some of the meaning behind the songs you choose each night. Thanks for working so hard and sharing so much.

  5. Comment made on September 4, 2014 by johno

    he was …he was incredible!

  6. Comment made on September 4, 2014 by HOGAN

    Hey Jorma,

    Great show at the Hudson my daughter had a good time, nice to know that there are second generations enjoying your music. Glad you guys made it home safely.
    Looking forward to the shows in December.
    Take care

    • Comment made on September 5, 2014 by Jorma

      Hey Kathy…

      Great to meet your daughter as it was to have my son with me. The power of family never ceases to leave me in awe. Good times…


  7. Comment made on September 4, 2014 by Tom in St. Louis

    Yes, the Rev. Gary Davis became blind as an infant.
    He had a terribly hard early life, learned he could make a living as a musician, then found his calling to the ministry.
    What an amazing guy he was…

  8. Comment made on September 3, 2014 by johno

    Thanks a lot for the piece of the Ole Rev. I’ve never seen it before and he was really serious. Was he blind? Those glasses are really dark. I would loved to have heard him play. Jorma, while you were out @ Montauk – you could’ve taken a charter boat out and caught some big Yellowtail or Bluefin Tuna. Next time.

  9. Comment made on September 3, 2014 by Joey Hudoklin

    Thank you, Hamneggs. I havn’t seen that in quite some time. Oh Glory! I used to watch it on video. It’s on file in Jormas’ library as well. It brought tears to my eyes. The Rev. is one serious dude. The version of “Sally” has some different stuff goin’ on from what some might be used to hearing in that number. “She Wouldn’t Say Quit” is a hoot. Awsome.

  10. Comment made on September 3, 2014 by Bob K.

    thanks for the shout out to Riverhead,,, Star confection.. yeah you bet,, a step back in time indeed,, So
    next time your out in our neck of the woods take a scenic ride along sound ave.. stop by the 9/11 memorial park.. at the entrance to Reeves park.. TK memorial drive a peaceful place…
    glad you all got to spend some quality time together for anise road trip//

    .sorry we missed the talk house show,, always a hoot..
    busy getting my youngest ready to head back up to school…Schenectady and the adirondoks.. and
    looking ahead to the big beacon show, and others..
    stay well…

  11. Comment made on September 2, 2014 by bob b.

    Thanks Jerry. I landscape the website the same way all the time and never went to that tour list. I probably wouldn’t have made it to Hudson,being from Philly, but that 21 song set list “tastes better than a t bone steak”. Your Pal

  12. Comment made on September 2, 2014 by Hamneggs

    I just came across this on you tube and thought some would be interested. Rev. Gary Davis in concert

    Peace Love All Ways

  13. Comment made on September 2, 2014 by Tom in St. Louis

    Jorma, I just ordered this CD. It’s a two-disc set of Hot Tuna at the Fillmore West closing, July 3rd, 1971, on Keyhole Records. The entire show.
    The reviews say the sound quality is questionable, which makes me wonder…
    Is this an authorized release?
    Are you getting royalties from it?
    If it IS a legit release, why wouldn’t they use the original master tapes?
    We know the whole show was recorded in high quality, as shown by the previous release of some parts of the show- Last Days of the Fillmore, Classic Hot Tuna Electric, etc.
    I just want to hear the 22 minute version of Feel So Good!
    Here’s a link:

  14. Comment made on September 2, 2014 by Andy K

    Helsinki Hudson was fantastic. Great venue. Do come back and bring Jack! And maybe go electric too.

  15. Comment made on September 2, 2014 by Larry

    Although we live on Long Island, we couldn’t make the Talkhouse show because we were vacationing in Bar Harbor and Acadia, Maine for the week. However, I purchased tickets for the Helsinki show and my wife agreed to return home via Hudson, NY. The show was well worth the additional 2 hours and 130 miles in travel. The music was great. I’ve loved the song “Bar Room Crystal Ball” since I bought “Yellow Fever” as a senior in HS. And “Brother, Can You Spare a Dime” is such a great old standard that works in really well with the set list. And finally, the between song banter between you and Barry (and sometimes the audience) is very funny. L’shanah Tovah and I look forward to seeing you guys again (and Jack and Marty) at the Beacon in December.

  16. Comment made on September 1, 2014 by bob b.

    How do you get notified of these shows not on the tour list?

    • Comment made on September 1, 2014 by Jorma

      Bob… these shows were on the tour list… as of tonight, they’re still on the tour list on

  17. Comment made on September 1, 2014 by bob b.


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