Hartford... part of the family tree

Hartford... part of the family tree

My Mom was born in East Windsor… not far from here. She was born in 1910… and grew up on a tobacco farm. My wife Vanessa, is from Southington… not far from here… my grandfather Ben (may he rest in peace) is buried in Ellington in the little Orthodox cemetery near the old Shul… my cousin Janice lives near here. The roots of my family tree lie deep in the soil of Connecticut. It was nice to be here for a day. I should come more often and pay my respects.

The new Infinity Hall... from Norfolk to Hartford

The new Infinity Hall... from Norfolk to Hartford

Foto by Phil Jacobs

The view from the stage...

The view from the stage...

What a great new venue for us… we hope it thrives!

Our set List:

Jorma Kaukonen 18 , 2015
Acoustic Duet
Jorma Kaukonen & Barry Mitterhoff
The Infinity Hall
Hartford, Connecticut
Friday, March 13, 2015

First Set:
1. True Religion
2. Ain’t In No Hurry
3. How Long Blues
4. The Other Side Of The Mountain
5. The Terrible Operation
6. I See The Light
7. Come Back Baby
8. Hesitation Blues
9. I Am The Light Of This World
10. River Of Time
11. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning
Second Set:
1. Serpent Of Dreams
2. Keep On Trucking Mama
3. Where There’s Two There’s Trouble
4. Brother Can You Spare A Dime
5. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out
6. Barbeque King
7. That’ll Never Happen No More
8. Bar Room Crystal Ball
9. Water Song
10. Good Shepherd
11. I Know You Rider
12. Encore: In My Dreams

Starry, starry night...

Starry, starry night...

Foto by Phil Jacobs

The boys… enshrined in mystical lights.

Jorma and Marty Brennan

Jorma and Marty Brennan

I was hanging with Marty Brennan and Ian Buchanan in New York City in 1960. If it weren’t for them… would wouldn’t be having this conversation… they taught me so much!

Now it’s off to Fairfield, Connecticut and Stage One.


  1. Comment made on March 15, 2015 by CJ

    Jorma And Barry,
    Hope you had a good night in Hartford.We had a blast at Infinity and greatly appreciated your heartfelt music.Always have,always will.I had to laugh with your reference to The Sting and Molly Malones(poles included).I still think The Sting is the only venue where waitresses served ice cold beer from rolling grocery carriages.
    Truck my blues away

  2. Comment made on March 15, 2015 by Trisha

    oh yeah I forgot to ask is there a sch. somewhere to view to see where you will be playing ?

  3. Comment made on March 14, 2015 by charles newman

    Great picture of Jorma and Marty. There’s a great picture of Marty and Charlie Barton from back in ’57 around on the net. Speaking of that time period and artists, Judy Henske is recording some new stuff. That beat/folk period is still one of the greatest.

  4. Comment made on March 14, 2015 by carlo pagliano

    Rock Them All High Tonight Jorma!

  5. Comment made on March 14, 2015 by Joey Hudoklin

    Jorma, it’s great to see you and your friend Marty Brennan. You look very proud to be in his presence. The lineage that’s been passed on from Ian Buchanan, Marty, and yourself to aspiring musicians is priceless. I’m grateful you’re able to share time with him.
    I was able to play a gig in a classy dive called Callahans in Santa Cruz last night. (My first one here since my move). A guy came up and complimentary mentioned your name. I was so proud to say that I’ve sat with you at FPR and been given some of your knowledge. I hope to help carry the torch.

  6. Comment made on March 14, 2015 by Mike Skidmore


    Thanks for a great concert and evening last night…love the new CD but that’s not unusual as we like all of the music you put out. Come back soon!!!


  7. Comment made on March 14, 2015 by Bill


    You and yours are welcome to New England ANYTIME!!!! You’ve certainly seen us at our snowiest.

    I’m a tad younger than you, but wonder where you get that energy!

  8. Comment made on March 14, 2015 by johno

    Most people don’t know that Connecticut makes the some of the best cigar wrappers in the world – I knew a girl whose father was a tobacco farmer. The secret is the good soil from the Connecticut River. Love the pictures.

  9. Comment made on March 14, 2015 by john b

    Wrap up the east coast leg of the tour and then a day off to travel to Texas for a few more dates then home. Makes me tired just looking at that schedule Jorma.

  10. Comment made on March 14, 2015 by Dan Stutz

    Thanks for the show last night at the Infinity! Was like seeing on old friend after many years. Surprised to hear you have roots near to where I grew up and live in Ellington. Take care

  11. Comment made on March 14, 2015 by jim hitchcock

    Just think, Jorma…a Summertime Electric Tuna show in Tahoe. Your Mom put down roots there. It would be spectacular 🙂

    Just sayin’…

Write a Reply or Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *