First of all… Happy Mother’s Day to Vanessa, the mother in our house, and to all mother’s everywhere.

Today, Mother’s Day 2016, is 18 years to the day my Mom passed. I still miss you Mom… I still miss you, and I always will. I wish you could see who we’ve become, your grand kids, and what we’ve built.

I miss you Mom.

Now… a great weekend with David Wolff and Tom Feldman.Thanks fellas for one of the best!

Buffy and Me

Buffy and Me

Last night Buffy St.Marie came to the Fur Peace Station and gave a simply magnificent concert! I opened the show with this:

Jorma Kaukonen 19, 2016
The Fur Peace Station
Opening For
Buffy St. Marie
Darwin, Ohio
Saturday, May 7, 2016

1. Ain’t In No Hurry
2. Things That Might Have Been
3. Hesitation Blues
4. Come Back Baby
5. Sea Child
6. Watch The North Wind Rise
7. In My Dreams
8. That’ll Never Happen No More
9. Keep your Lamps Trimmed & Burning

Happy campers!

Happy campers!

This was a really good one!

A morning workshop tomorrow and then onwards…


  1. Comment made on May 17, 2016 by Joey Hudoklin

    Yah. Party Song. Feel so Good, and the American flag vest.

  2. Comment made on May 16, 2016 by Steve Goldston

    Buffy was inspiring. The both of you are, Jorma. Thanks again!

  3. Comment made on May 16, 2016 by Sweetbac

    Was that the November 1977 palladium run?..that’s the show with the saxophone player sitting in with Tuna. It actually worked.
    A gigantic “Feels So Good>Invitation” encore.
    And who can forget Jack crooning “Party Song”?
    This seriously needs to be officially released.

  4. Comment made on May 16, 2016 by Joey Hudoklin

    I was lucky…I didn’t have a job to lose!

  5. Comment made on May 16, 2016 by mikie

    I was playing my Yellow Fever cd the other day in the boat while I was out fishing; caught a muskie while it was on. First good fish of the year, maybe there’s something to that? m

  6. Comment made on May 15, 2016 by gregg

    Yea joey I was doing a lot of drivin around after that show, I was at that show and I lost my job at the time because I didn,t make to work next day! Gregg s.i.n.y.

  7. Comment made on May 15, 2016 by Joey Hudoklin

    I listened to a version of “Drivin’ Around” from Palladium late show 77′ last night. I forgot what a great jam out that song became. If you can find it, check it out. Jorma goes into deep space after Jack’s solo.

  8. Comment made on May 15, 2016 by Sweetbac

    I woke up humming “Half-Time Saturation” from 1975’s “Yellow Fever” album.
    Gonna be an interesting day!

  9. Comment made on May 15, 2016 by jim hitchcock

    Soundtracks to our life

    @johno How lucky we are.

  10. Comment made on May 15, 2016 by johno

    Every day I wake up humming a different tune. Today I woke up humming ‘Ain’t In No Hurry’. What a cool song that is Jorma. The songs stay with me throughout the day. I just love that song and the entire album. A crisp cool day here on Long Island. Feels more like March than May, but it’s sunny. I love The Band as well – esp ‘Up On Crippled Creek’ – reminds me of summertime up in the country.

  11. Comment made on May 15, 2016 by jim hitchcock

    @chuck newman Thank you for this,Chuck. It’s fun to rediscover what so tugged at the strings of my heart so long ago 🙂

    (The first time I googled I Shall be Released Spanish subtitles I was treated to the Beatles version, how cool is that!)

    Reading currently the bio Across the Great Divide, it’s pretty wonderful.

  12. Comment made on May 15, 2016 by chuck newman

    @jim hitchcock
    Hey Jim I thought I would recommend two outstanding vids for you. “It Makes No Difference” performed on 9/2/83. Rick Danko will have you by the heartstrings. The other one is “I Shall Be Released”. You want the vid that says Subtitulos Espanol. Richard Manuel, Rick Danko and Robbie Robertson all singing in high register/falsetto.

  13. Comment made on May 14, 2016 by jim hitchcock

    Sometimes we gain things in later life we never possessed in youth. For me that would be Music From Big Pink. Here I am, two weeks shy of my sixth decade, and totally rocking out to Chest Fever.

  14. Comment made on May 11, 2016 by Mitchell Fritz

    Many thanks, Jorma and everyone at FPR, for a wonderful weekend. 5 stars as always. Another one to remember.

  15. Comment made on May 10, 2016 by Kevin

    Still beautiful after all these years……………………………………………..Buffy looks great too!!! 😉

  16. Comment made on May 9, 2016 by mikie

    Not often you get to see a photo of two national treasures standing together, sharing the same air. I had a Vanguard collection of her songs as a teen, I can still recall all the lyrics to ‘Universal Soldier’ even after 45 or so years. Sadly, in all that time mankind still hasn’t figured out “…this is not the way we put an end to war.” m

  17. Comment made on May 8, 2016 by Ham n Eggs

    Had the pleasure of seeing her at Clearwater a few years ago and magnificent is a very apt description.
    Love All Ways

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