Izze's handcraft booth...

Izze's handcraft booth...

The Arts & Minds Fest at the Fur Peace Ranch exceeded our wildest expectations. Our new parking lots are a work in progress, but it’s getting worked out and all things considered, it went well. The vendors did well, including our lovely daughter Izze. Nothing like seeing the free market place in action I say.

Jack and I played a fine show (if I do say so myself) at the station and here is our set list:

Hot Tuna 22, 2015
The Acoustic Duo
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
Fur Peace Station
Darwin, Ohio
Sunday, July 26, 2015

First Set:
1. Dime For Beer
2. Ain’t In No Hurry
3. Sea Child
4. Watch The North Wind Rise
5. Hesitation Blues
6. Come Back Baby
7. I See The Light
8. Children Of Zion
9. Brother Can You Spare A Dime?
10. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning
Second Set:
1. New Song For The Morning
2. Trial By Fire
3. Barbeque King
4. Candy Man
5. 99 Year Blues
6. Bar Room Crystal Ball
7. Water Song
8. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down & Out
9. How Long Blues
10. I Know You Rider
11. Encore: Genesis

Earlier in the day, Jack Casady showed Izze his Diana bass, and let her get a sound. Izze’s full name is Israel Love Diana Lucy Kaukonen. Love was my Mom’s middle name and Lucy was John Hurlbut’s Mom… Diana, of course, Jack’s wonderful wife… may their memory be a blessing. Izze carries the names of strong women… it was nice to see her play the bass a little with Jack’s help.

Two beauties... in perfect tune!

Two beauties... in perfect tune!

Today I drove to Charleston, West Virginia to pick up Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams to bring them to Meigs County. They’ll be at the Fur Peace Ranch teaching this weekend along with Jack and myself and we’ll be joined by Justin Guip for an electric show Saturday night. We’ll also be working on our material for the Lockn’ Festival in Arrington, Virginia in September. We’re going to have some big fun on this one.

Then it was home for some much needed sleep.

Looking back on the road home...

Looking back on the road home...

Sunset on the fields

Sunset on the fields

Good times…


  1. Comment made on July 30, 2015 by Andriy

    Oh, yeah !
    Neil has a lot to say about Monsanto. He waited until well into the show, having given us his best GoldRush oldies and much more. Then he started with the organic cherries:
    “..these are real organic cherries, none of that GMO shit on this stage!…”@jim hitchcock

  2. Comment made on July 30, 2015 by Hamneggs

    second that motion on releasing that set
    an aside to you
    were you at the Starship show many years when the opening acts moog player was knocked over
    Radio City front row loge? If you were I was with you
    @craig healy
    Love All Ways

  3. Comment made on July 30, 2015 by craig healy

    Sounds like a great time have to make it out there soon .I saw your show at that capitol on the 18th and it was amazing hopefully you will be releasing it in some form in the future Thanks

  4. Comment made on July 30, 2015 by Jonah Hartstein

    Dear Mr. Jorma Kaukonen, My name is Jonah Hartstein, I’m 12 years old and I live in Israel. My father’s (his name is Morris) birthday is coming up. He is a giant fan of yours. He also plays guitar and also plays your songs. I know it’s a lot to ask and you have more important things to do but I was hoping that for his birthday, You could send me a video wishing him a happy birthday.
    Thank you
    Yours truly, Jonah Hartstein

  5. Comment made on July 29, 2015 by jim hitchcock

    Barbara…just wowed at the title of Neil Young’s new album.

  6. Comment made on July 29, 2015 by johnb

    This looks like an incredible year for you Jorma as far as touring goes. I counted almost fifty dates between now and the end of the year . I dont know how many you have done up until this point but man you are really working hard.

  7. Comment made on July 28, 2015 by Andriy

    Cool, Jorma.
    I want lots of those, will order the blues.@Jorma

  8. Comment made on July 28, 2015 by Andriy

    ^^ Barbara J. , there ^^

  9. Comment made on July 28, 2015 by Andriy

    Are those bracelets all handcrafted by Izze?
    Where can I purchase them? (I don’t see them on your website).

    • Comment made on July 28, 2015 by Jorma

      Yep… all handcrafted by Izze herself… we’re updating her site. As soon as it’s done I’ll post the information…

  10. Comment made on July 28, 2015 by johno

    So glad to hear everything went smooth and the Festival was a success. One of these days I must make the pilgrimage to see you play at the Ranch. Its on my bucket list. I’ll see you at Woodstock in Oct, the Beacon in Nov and Westhampton in Dec. Can’t wait!

  11. Comment made on July 28, 2015 by Hogan

    Hey Jorma,

    Great looking set list. Looks like a good time was had by all. Izze is so beautiful and growin like a weed, that’s what we say in my neck of the woods. You must be so proud of both your children, you are truly blessed. Wish I could make the Lock’n festival, looks like it’s going to be a great show. Hoping Larry and Teresa will be joining you at the Beacon, I really enjoy when they play with you guys. Enjoy your time at home aand always remember to “keep the rubber side down my brother.”
    Take care and safe riding.

  12. Comment made on July 28, 2015 by Hamneggs

    Izze and Jack making a little thunder on a beautiful day?
    Love All Ways

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