Lynchburg, Virginia is an immensely cool college town… no Interstates go there. What a concept. There are tuned and decorated uprights on the street… Izze sat right down and played a tune.
Back at the Holiday Inn, I ran into my old pal, Taj Mahal in the lobby. We stopped to chat for a while. Sorry I missed his set. He’s a master! I must get him to the Fur Peace Ranch. Perhaps next year!
Some good food at the Market At Main and a walk about town.
Lynchburg is girdled by malls just like any small town in America… but the nucleus is still a real small town.
The 6th of September was my son Zach’s 17th birthday and he came down to spend the day with me and go to Lockn’. He was going to play a song with Hot Tuna on the Triangle Stage so we thought a little rehearsal might be in order.
Foto by Vanessa Kaukonen
Zach has been playing my tune, Been So Long, for a year now… and he nails it every time.
Foto by Phil Jacobs
Our set at Lockn’ was supposed to be at midnight… after Tom Petty’s set on the main stage. Weather intervened, however, and the Festival was locked down for a while. Our set was postponed to 0100. The skies cleared… Tom Petty rocked out and then good old Hot Tuna hit the Triangle Stage.
We called Zach out to join us for the first song of our set… Been So Long.
Here is our set list:
Hot Tuna 61, 2014
The Acoustic Trio
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
& Barry Mitterhoff
Saturday, September 6, 2014
1. Been So Long with Zachary Kearse
2. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down & Out
3. Mama Let Me Lay It On You
4. Hesitation Blues
5. I’ll Let You Know Before I Leave
6. How Long Blues
7. Full Go Round for Brian Farmer
8. Children Of Zion
9. Bar Room Crystal Ball
10. Water Song
11. 99 Year Blues
12. I Am The Light Of This World
13. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
14. Candy Man
15. I Know You Rider
16. Encore: Keep On Truckin’ Mama
Good time at Lockn’ and great to have the seventeen year old on board! Finished our set, got to the hotel at 0400, slept to 0630 and then a fast six hour drive home in time for Izze to practice some archery.
Monday here at Hillside Farm… homeschooling Izze and getting ready to fix her some lunch. It sure feels like Fall today. The seasons are sliding by for sure.