I left San Francisco on Monday… next stop NYC. Tuesday, up to Fordham for WFUV with John Platt.
John invited me up to the campus to tape a radio show for WFUV. We chewed the fat for a while and I played several songs… then back down to the 70’s and dinner at Serafina. Michael Falzarano joined Myron and myself for a delicious dinner!
Walking around the neighborhood, around the corner from Amsterdam in 76th, was the building where Joe Zinman, Jos Davidson and myself roomed in 1960 when I had an Antioch Co-Op job at the Rusk Institute For Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at 400 E. 34th St.
This used to be the Lincoln Square Hotel… the three of us lived in a two room apartment. Good times!
I worked as an attendant at the hospital during the day. I got $80.00 a week before taxes. This was a seminal moment in my life. On my own, paying my own bills and playing guitar in the Village non stop. My first ‘public’ guitar moment in NYC was at Gerde’s Folk City at a Hootenanny run by Brother John Sellers. What a time.
Fast forward to the present, and around the corner from the old Lincoln Square was this:
Foto by Phil Jacobs
The Beacon Theater is such an amazing place.
I got a chance to play an hour set before Tedeschi/Trucks… the sound was awesome an the audience wonderful!
Jorma Kaukonen 29, 2016
At The Beacon Theater
New York City, New York
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
1. Ain’t In No Hurry
2. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
3. Dime For Beer
4. San Francisco Bay Blues
5. Sleep Song
6. Good Shepherd
7. Come Back Baby
8. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
9. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down & Out
10. I Am The Light Of This World
11. River Of Time
12. That’ll Never Happen No More
13. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning
Then I got together with Derek to go over Let’s Go Get Stoned and Rollin’ And Tumblin’ for their encore.
Foto by Myron Hart
What an amazing couple of days, and what a great night!
I’d like to walk into this light as long as possible!
That said, it’s great to be home!