Me and George

Me and George

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Last night we pulled into sultry Charleston for an evening at the Pour House. I was here with Barry four years ago and it was nice to be back.

Our names in chalk

Our names in chalk

Foto by Phil Jacobs

It was unseasonably cool in Charleston last night, which means, we didn’t break into triple digits.

The main portal

The main portal

Foto by Phil Jacobs

This was to be a late night… I didn’t start until nine thirty. Two fun sets though, and here they are1

Jorma Kaukonen 38, 2015
The Pour House
Charleston, South Carolina
Thursday, August 13, 2015

First Set:
1. True Religion
2. Been So Long
3. Hesitation Blues
4. Ain’t In No Hurry
5. Other Side Of The Mountain
6. Candy Man
7. Barbeque King
8. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
9. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down & Out
10. I See The Light
11. Living In The Moment
12. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
13. I Know You Rider
Second Set:
1. That’ll Never Happen No More
2. The Terrible Operation
3. Brother Can You Spare A Dime?
4. San Francisco Bay Blues
5. Come Back Baby
6. River Of Time
7. How Long Blues
8. I’ll Be All Right Some Day
9. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning
10. Good Shepherd
11. Bar Room Crystal Ball
12. Water Song
13. Nine Pound Hammer
14. Encore: Whining Boy Blues

Didn’t get back to the hotel until after one and then this morning we beat feet to Raleigh, North Carolina where tomorrow I will play the Lincoln Theater. Then it’s off to Annapolis, Maryland and the Ram’s Head.

Nice little tour… and I’ll be home on Monday.

Truly good times!

What the...

What the...

The view from the couch in the dressing room…


  1. Comment made on August 31, 2015 by Webster Hogeland

    As I recall, Jorma occasionally deployed some particularly nasty lyrics on “Whining boy …” back in the late ’70s at the Old Waldorf… I’m pretty sure they were Morton’s and I believe a stump was somehow involved.
    So great to see that song return with or without “blue” lyrics.

  2. Comment made on August 16, 2015 by Sweetbac

    “Whinin’ Boy Blues”….that’s been out of rotation FAR too long.
    Always thought Jorma should do a Jelly Roll Morton tribute album.
    Acoustic solo and small band tracks…let Jack produce like he did on “Quah”

  3. Comment made on August 15, 2015 by Dave Gourley

    Hope you can make it back to the Mecca Restaurant in Raleigh again for dinner before the show. It’s a gem of a place! I’ve gone there since the 70s and it’s still the same (except for prices of course).

  4. Comment made on August 15, 2015 by jim hitchcock

    Every thing you said. Have to follow it with Hallelujah, Tim Buckley version, for balance@Joey Hudoklin

  5. Comment made on August 15, 2015 by Joey Hudoklin

    Oh…I see. Never noticed.
    Have you listened to the Jelly Roll recoding of the song? Filthy, Scatological.

    @jim hitchcock

  6. Comment made on August 15, 2015 by jim hitchcock

    Oops, screwed up the link:

  7. Comment made on August 15, 2015 by jim hitchcock Jelly Roll Morton’s original title.

    The odd spelling struck me the first time I saw it, is all 🙂

  8. Comment made on August 14, 2015 by Joey Hudoklin

    @jim hitchcock
    I don’t know where this little side topic came from, but however you wanna spell it is fine by me. I’m originally from NY as I reckon a lot of us on this blog are, and it always winds up getting pronounced Whinin’. It’s more fun.
    Tomatoes Tomahtoes.
    Anyway…life goes on.

  9. Comment made on August 14, 2015 by Joey Hudoklin

    @jim hitchcock
    Is that Wining’? Or Whining?

  10. Comment made on August 14, 2015 by jim hitchcock

    Wining’ Boy Blues, Joey (the original spelling 🙂 )@Joey Hudoklin

  11. Comment made on August 14, 2015 by Carlo Pagliano

    Long distance lol. Vital to read you, Jorma!

  12. Comment made on August 14, 2015 by Joey Hudoklin

    This place looks really cool.
    I gotta say, the set list is sweltering. Especially the second half of the 2nd set. After all these years Jorma, you’ve created a catalog of Music so varied & deep, not to mention the stuff that gets omitted for periods of time, or disappears, or re-appears! The last 15-20 yrs; in my opinion, have been a renaissance in creative activity for you. There are no coincidences in life. Just G-ds way of maintaining anonymity.
    Safe travels to you and your crew.

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