Name In Lights

Name In Lights

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Well… we had a blast in the little theater in Newton… hopefully we’ll be back again. This sure is a beautiful part of New Jersey here. And speaking of here… here is our set list:

Jorma Kaukonen 16 , 2015
Acoustic Duet
Jorma Kaukonen & Barry Mitterhoff
The Newton Theater
Newton, New Jersey
Sunday, March 8, 2015

First Set:
1. Ain’t In No Hurry
2. Dime For Beer
3. Suffer Little Children To Come Unto Me
4. Hesitation Blues
5. The Other Side Of The Mountain
6. Barbeque King
7. Serpent Of Dreams
8. River Of Time
9. Candy Man
10. How Long Blues
11. I Am The Light Of This World rip Danny Nyman
12. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
Second Set:
1. Search My Heart
2. In My Dreams
3. Come Back Baby
4. Prohibition Blues
5. That’ll Never Happen No More
6. I See The Light
7. Good Shepherd
8. Bar Room Crystal Ball
9. Brother Can You Spare A Dime
10. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning
11. Encore: Water Song

A couple of radio shows in the area today and tomorrow… and then off to New England.

The boys... in situ

The boys... in situ

Foto by Phil Jacobs

A beautiful day today with chances that the mountains of snow will start to melt.

Good times…


  1. Comment made on March 15, 2015 by Kevin

    That’s the guy, thanks William.

  2. Comment made on March 14, 2015 by Peter

    Jorma, thanks for coming out to Newton. I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate the end of this brutal winter. It has been about 25 years since I last got a chance to see you perform. You certainly put my soul at ease and a big smile on my face. I ran in to you (literally) once, back in the early eighties at the side door of the Capital Theatre while running down the street to get my car after a show. Sorry if I startled you. Although you didn’t seem to mind at all judging by the smile on your face. Also, back in the summer of ’81 you did a show with Vital Parts at a club named El Grecco. It was on this traffic circle in Toms River, NJ. What a night, what memories. Hope you and Barry can make it back to my neck of the woods in the near future, you guys are like a blooming flower. Something to behold

  3. Comment made on March 13, 2015 by William

    @ Kevin – I’m guessing that was Stefan Grossman, a fine player himself, who moved to Sparta to run his music biz after returning from Italy (as I understand it).

    Speaking of the Stanhope House, I saw JK there several times in mid 80’s…I distinctly recall a show performed with a Harley parked behind Jorma on stage. Have a pic somewhere…

    Ah, the goodle days. A little different than last week’s show I saw at SOPAC!

  4. Comment made on March 11, 2015 by Jacqueline

    @jack nyman
    Beautiful tribute Jack, Danny would be proud-Thank you Jorma-for Honoring our brother Danny

  5. Comment made on March 10, 2015 by andriy

    No idea of that because those years was when I was so young, not here in America
    but I know there is VHS from the Sweetwater. I have also seen photos of Jorma’s father, Mr. Jorma Senior, from 1994 in the room before charity concert with Jorma and friends there in San Francisco.
    Maybe sometimes life takes you from the normal route and give you great experiences.@Kevin

  6. Comment made on March 10, 2015 by Kevin

    Speaking of New Jersey Jorma, as a UPS driver back in the day I picked up a package from a house in Sparta addressed to one Jorma Kaukonen. Told the gentleman sending it how big a fan I was, he said he worked with you and told me to hold on. Came back with a VHS copy (yeah that far back) of Live at Sweetwater that he said he worked on with you as producer or something. He was supposed to be quite a guitar player himself but can’t recall his name. Any ideas who that could be? Wasn’t my normal route.

  7. Comment made on March 10, 2015 by Kevin

    The Stanhope House!!! Sunday nights with Blue Sparks!!! So sorry to hear about Tucker, had no idea, always wondered what happened to him. I am dying to see Railroad Earth with Andy and Tim, but they never come to FL. Saw Jorma a few times there as well as many legendary players-Muddy and Willie Dixon to name two. Greatest place on earth back in late 70’s early 80’s!!!

  8. Comment made on March 10, 2015 by jack nyman

    jorma I just want to thank you and barry from the bottom of my heart
    for playin light of this world for my brother danny my brother glenn told me about it,ireally wish I was there,i couldn’t make it I’m having back issues
    but I was there in spirit!

    peace and love,

    jack nyman

  9. Comment made on March 10, 2015 by Ed

    Truly great show, the old faves and the terrific tunes from new album. And Jorma: that IS a beautiful part of NJ. Not far at all from the Appalachian Trail if you swing by again and want to take a nice hike and see some great vistas.

  10. Comment made on March 10, 2015 by Brett

    @Craig K

    The Stanhope House ?!?…Now THAT brings back some memories….

    Blue Sparks From Hell!! (RIP Tucker….you are sooooo missed)

  11. Comment made on March 10, 2015 by Craig K

    Greenwood Lake? Where did that reference come from? Newton is just a hop, skip, and a jump from the infamous Stanhope House as well! Good times in that hallowed establishment through out the years. Anyway fantastic show! You are killing it Captain! Just the right mix of Jorma and Barry!

  12. Comment made on March 9, 2015 by todd s

    greenwood lake, WOW talk about a blast from the past! thank you so much for the show last night jorma. it was just what the doctor ordered. glad you and barry had a good time. you are truly the gift that keeps giving with your recently released cd. safe travels to you and the crew.

  13. Comment made on March 9, 2015 by Pete Aker

    Thanks for the music last night in Newton. A guitar playing friend suggested we see you (hear you) and he was right. The music was subtle, sublime, succulent (if I may be so bold).

    Keep on keepin’ on.

  14. Comment made on March 9, 2015 by Joe from VA

    Hello Jorma–here’s a crazy thought: why not surprise us all in Leesburg on the rescheduled Tally Ho gig on 19 April by bringing the whole Electric Hot Tuna crew with you from the gig you play at the Durham Theater in NC on the 18th? I know, ticket prices, member schedules, union rules, contracts, yada, yada . . . but, the clarifying mental paradigm is simply HOT F’IN TUNA!


  15. Comment made on March 9, 2015 by John B

    Last nights show in Newton was just fantastic Jorma and it was great to see Barry up there playing with you.Judging by the response from the crowd that he got It seems that I am not alone in my opinion. When you pretended to look through your paperwork for a reference to a banjo and then declared that you couldn’t find one it brought a broad smile to my face. Glad that you gave us a heavy dose of songs off of the new CD and I will say that I enjoyed every one of them immensely. Jorma your performance was over the top last night and it was a pleasure to hear you give your all once again. Thanks for a great night and may we all remember to Keep Our Lamps Trimmed And Burning.

  16. Comment made on March 9, 2015 by johno

    A good friend of mine was at the show last nite in Newton. He had a blast – he said the place was rockin’. He said you blew the crowd away. Can’t wait to see you on Long Island.

  17. Comment made on March 9, 2015 by Michael Scabet

    Just want to thank you for coming to Newton. First time seeing just Jorma and Barry. Awesome display of musical talent, nonverbal communication, and good natured banter between good friends.

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