A wonderful day at Lockn’ in Arrington, Virginia for us and all the musicians. There were some bittersweet moments as well. Yesterday was 9/11 and normally I would have spent this entry honoring those who fell that day… we all had friends who either died in the falling Towers or those who died and are dying as a result of the toxic surroundings. First responders and everyday citizens alike. I will never forget you… never.
The was a large American flag on a crane stage left… I put my hand on my heart and let it go at that.
Back to the Festival…
I ran into Chris Robinson in the catering tent. We hadn’t seen each other for a while and it was nice to reconnect. We’ve got to get Chris to come on down to the Fur Peace Ranch. I really think he’d dig it.
It was like old home week on so many levels.
Then it was time for our set. Jack and I had the greatest of companions on this venture. The wonderful Larry Campbell, of course, our old pal G.E.Smith, Justin Guip on drums joined towards the end of the set by Bill Kreutzman.
Now, since it’s always about the songs, let’s talk about the singers. There’s me, of course, but I get to hear myself all the time. Teresa Williams who always knocks it out of park… every single time! A grand new addition to our fine family of friends, Rachael Price. Vanessa turned me onto Rachael and Lake Street Dive. When I checked her out I realized how right Vanessa was and that we needed her to be a part of this project. Thanks for coming on board Rachael! Jeff Pehrson is one of our old buds. We had toured with him before and we knew (again thanks to Vanessa’s input) that he was the right man for the job.
What a stellar cast of character…
And then it was time for the rubber to meet the road!
Foto by Phil Jacobs
Hot Tuna 24, 2015
Celebrating The Music Of Jefferson Airplane
Rachael Price, Teresa Williams, Jeff Pehrson
Larry Campbell, G.E. Smith
Justin Guip &
Jorma Kaukonen And Jack Casady
With Bill Kreutzman
September 11, 2015
1. 3/5ths Of A Mile In 10 Seconds featuring Jeff Pehrson
2. Greasy Heart featuring Rachael Price
3. Good Shepherd featuring Jorma
4. White Rabbit featuring Teresa Williams
5. Lawman featuring Rachael Price
6. Plastic Fantastic Lover featuring Jeff Pehrson
7. Somebody To Love featuring Teresa Williams
8. Eskimo Blue Day featuring Rachael Price
9. Come Back Baby featuring Jorma & the gang with Bill Kreutzman
10. Volunteers with the gang & Bill Kreutzman
11. Feel So Good featuring Rachael Price & Teresa Williams with Bill Kreutzman joining Justin Guip on drums
Man… what a 75 minute set. Good times for sure!
Foto by Mark McKenna
I don’t know about anyone else, but this was a night to remember for us. Thanks to Dave Frey and the Lockn’ folks for bringing us on board.
This afternoon, Jack and I are doing an acoustic set and then it’s back home for a bit.
Gratitude and respect to all those who helped make this happen for us!