Folks in Darwin for Arts And Minds

Folks in Darwin for Arts And Minds

We hopped in my big red truck and left Kentucky for Darwin and the 2014 Arts And Minds Festival at the Fur Peace Ranch.The day was beautiful… so far. At the Ranch, things were hopping… until… about forty minutes before the show when a big lightning storm rushed through and knocked out the power to the whole area. (I wanted to say ‘neighborhood, but that doesn’t exactly fit out here in the country.) Well, we had a sold out show… and the show had to go on. Out came the little generator, some antique lamps and the Fishman Loud Boxes. Voila… live music!

The view from the back of the station

The view from the back of the station

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Yep, Never a dull moment. Live music is a death defying act!

Here is our set list:

Hot Tuna 60, 2014
The Acoustic Duo
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
Fur Peace Station
Darwin, Ohio
Saturday, July 26, 2014

First Set:
1. True Religion
2. Hesitation Blues
3. Been So Long with Zachary Kearse
4. Full Go Round
5. Children Of Zion
6. Second Chances
7. Barbeque King
8. River Of Time
9. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down & Out
10. That’ll Never Happen No More
Second Set:
1. I See The Light
2. Things That Might Have Been
3. Whining Boy Blues
4. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
5. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
6. Come Back Baby
7. Bar Room Crystal Ball
8. Water Song
9. Good Shepherd
10. I Know You Rider
11. Encore: How Long Blues

My son Zach, joined Jack and myself for Been So Long.

On stage during the storm...

On stage during the storm...

Foto by Rusty Smith

To be able to play music with family is a blessed experience, to say the least. Zach and I are working on a new song together… more shall be revealed.

The auction for the Barbeque King Jacket ( my high school graduation jacket) is pulling into the final stretch. Here Phil Jacobs models aid garment:

Hold your applause...

Hold your applause...

OK… gotta finish breakfast for the kids and get back over to the Ranch. Jack is on his way home and it’s a beautiful day, again, here in Meigs County.


  1. Comment made on July 28, 2014 by johno

    Yahoo!!!!!!! Just got my invitation to Jack’s Birthday Party – thank you for the heads up. Hopefully, I can get in the first 10 rows. It’s gonna be a blast!!!

  2. Comment made on July 28, 2014 by Hamneggs

    HEART OF STONE !!!!!!!!!!!!
    Love All Ways Beacon NYC 12/13/14 (great date)

  3. Comment made on July 28, 2014 by Andy K

    Just got the info via Fur Peace email – many thx!

  4. Comment made on July 28, 2014 by Andy K

    Was glad to see the news of Jack’s 70th B’Day show @ The Beacon. I presume there will no longer be any tix available through Artist Arena. Are there any details about the presale? Thanks.

  5. Comment made on July 28, 2014 by Joanne


    You guys always rock no matter what….You are so loved by all of us!!!

  6. Comment made on July 27, 2014 by cyndy consentino

    Dear Jorma,

    You guys are always professional ! The show must go on!

    Best to you all!

  7. Comment made on July 27, 2014 by Steve Goldston

    I always feel honored to be there.

  8. Comment made on July 27, 2014 by Steve Goldston

    Jorma… I wasn’t surprised that the first set went so well despite the power outage.The relationship you and Jack have was never more evident than last night. You seemed to make “lemonade out of lemons”. Nobody bitched and moaned about the air or anything. Thanks for providing such a great venue to allow us to enjoy such passionate playing. The rapport you and Jack have is so genuine,and unmatched. That’s what it really is all about. Thanks again!

  9. Comment made on July 27, 2014 by johno

    Bill talked about the hardest working band in show business – heck thunderstorms that knocked out the electric but didn’t stop Hot Tuna. They played by candlelight. They are the best. I wish I was there – must’ve been so cool.

  10. Comment made on July 27, 2014 by John b

    Last night at the Fur Peace Station there was a loss of electrical service due to series of strong thunderstorms that moved through the area . However ; there was no loss of power as Jack and Jorma turned in a thrilling performance . As lamps were brought out and placed around the stage Jorma commented “here come the stage lights” and he wasn’t kidding as they were placed around Jack n Jorma. There was no air conditioning so the side doors were opened and the show began. Laughter could be heard from the audience as Jack and Jorma traded humorous comments between them. Zach nailed Been So Long and it was nice to see him look over at his dad and break out into a broad smile as he left the stage. The thunderstorm ;loss of electricity and Zachs fine performence aside, it was Vanessa who nearly stole the show with her Marilyn Monroe to JFK like singing of Happy Birthday to a lontime favorite season ticketholder . Good job Vanessa! If you haven’t yet been to the Ranch yet all i can say is ; what are you waiting for?

  11. Comment made on July 27, 2014 by Joey Hudoklin

    Ya know Jorma, for the past week it has crossed my mind how It would have been such a treat to hear some of my other guitar favorites play acoustically on occasion. Johnny Winter played some great acoustic numbers on some of his records, but to my knowledge, never live. Over the years, one of my selling points to folks who don’t know the Tuna has been your seamless transition from electric to acoustic performances. I can’t think of many others who go from one extreme to the other, while maintaining complete virtuosity.
    Your experience with the blackout at FPR this week is exemplary. I wish I could have been there for that.
    I could be wrong, but I feel many other artists might not have had the b–ls to go ahead and perform.
    You & Jack and the amorphous Hot Tuna group continue to defy musical convention.

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