Two more shows at McCabe’s last night… I love that place. They’ve been letting me show up for almost thirty years. Thanks guys…

Jorma Kaukonen 5, 6, 2016
McCabe’s Music Shop
Santa Monica, California
Sunday, January 31, 2016

First Show:
1. Been So Long
2. Ain’t In No Hurry
3. Things That Might Have Been
4. Hesitation Blues
5. Full Go Round
6. Sleep Song
7. Come Back Baby
8. I Am The Light Of This World
9. River Of Time
10. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down & Out
11. I See The Light
12. Candy Man
13. That’ll Never Happen No More
14. Bar Room Crystal Ball
15. Water Song
Second Show:
1. True Religion
2. The Terrible Operation
3. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
4. Brother Can You Spare A Dime?
5. Living In The Moment
6. Sea Child
7. San Francisco Bay Blues
8. Heart Temporary
9. Keep On Trucking Mama
10. Where There’s Two There’s Trouble
11. Barbeque King
12. Good Shepherd
13. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
14. How Long Blues
15. I Know You Rider
16. Encore: Embryonic Journey

Back in San Diego I’m teaching a song writing class this week…

Last week was a tough week, but fortunately life goes on.

Love you all…


  1. Comment made on February 7, 2016 by Phillip

    And now Dan the man…………

  2. Comment made on February 6, 2016 by jim hitchcock


  3. Comment made on February 3, 2016 by Barbara Jacobs

    Izze doesn’t need to go to the Super Bowl.
    I meant to suggest, that the interview take place after.

  4. Comment made on February 3, 2016 by Barbara Jacobs


    Knowing that the Kaukonen family are big fans of Bruno Mars,
    my thought, now that Bruno has been officially announced as appearing to perform
    at the upcoming Super Bowl (again!),
    It would be fun to have Izze interview Bruno, as the first in a series of what
    I call “Izze Interviews”.

    Izze could have a place for her “Izze Interviews” here on your website.

  5. Comment made on February 3, 2016 by Barbara Jacobs

    Nothing to apologize for.@chuck newman

  6. Comment made on February 3, 2016 by Bill Weisman

    There’s a big jar of guitar picks sitting on the counter at McCabes near the front door. A faded 3×5 index card taped to the jar reads “ONE pick per visit.” The picks come in all possible colors, and over the McCabe’s logo they say “Purloined from McCabes.” McCabe’s Latin motto is SEMPER PLECTRUM GRATIS – always a free pick.

    I admit there have been times when on the way outside after a show, I’ve taken more than one pick. When we got home Sunday night, just for grins I got out the Altoids tin of picks and counted up the Purloined from McCabe’s. There were 19 of them. Probably a few more scattered around the house.

    The pick collection is what I’ve got to show for three plus decades of at least annual pilgrimages to McCabe’s depending on who is in town – that, and the memories of some fine fine music. Besides Jorma, we always try to catch David Lindley as well.

    Thank you so much for doing what you do. It’s one of the things that makes life worth living. We still remember the guitar summit concert at Caltech in 1996, with Stanley Jordan, Manuel Barrueco and Kenny Burrell. Jack was in the audience, sitting right next to us, his foot reflexively tapping during your set.

    We could only make the Sunday late show at McCabes last weekend, but it was most excellent, and we took our friends from out of town who’ve never seen you live or been to McCabe’s. They are still raving about the show 3 days later, and they got to cross a couple items off their bucket list.

    We’ll keep coming back as long as we and you are still around. We have tickets to Kris Kristofferson and Merle Haggard tonight, but Merle has been hospitalized with pneumonia – and as much as we want to see him, it’s not in our hands.

    I turned 21 in prison doin’ life without parole is absolutely positively the saddest lyric ever written in the history of country music!

  7. Comment made on February 3, 2016 by PJK

    Sleep Song! Well it’s about time. 🙂

  8. Comment made on February 3, 2016 by Brian boru

    Great to see sleep song in the set.hope it gets put into the rotation.

  9. Comment made on February 2, 2016 by chuck newman

    I apologize that I hadn’t seen Jorma’s prior post about Signe.

  10. Comment made on February 2, 2016 by chuck newman

    Signe Toly Anderson has passed away. RIP. It’s sometimes more than words can say.

  11. Comment made on February 2, 2016 by doug mlyn

    I guess what they say about “never missing a Sunday show” is true!

  12. Comment made on February 2, 2016 by Barbara Jacobs

    This sure is the right time for Sleep Song.
    It’s so beautiful and soothing.

  13. Comment made on February 2, 2016 by The Book

    Nice song list!! Thanks, Pal…..

  14. Comment made on February 2, 2016 by Brian Corll

    I know what you’re saying when you say “damned few of us left”. That’s true for many of the rest of us, no matter what we did in our lives. Both hands and two feet do not provide enough fingers and toes to count the number of people who have been good friends and are no longer with us. I’d give anything to be able to get on the phone and talk to some of them again, but it can’t be. This is the way it has to be.

  15. Comment made on February 2, 2016 by George M

    Jorma, I am sorry for your losses this past week. My daughter and I are grateful to you for keeping the music going for all these decades. Hopefully we will both be able to catch one of your shows on the tour this year. Safe travels.

  16. Comment made on February 2, 2016 by John B

    What they said!

  17. Comment made on February 2, 2016 by Hogan

    Happy Groundhog’s Day Jorma, although living in the North country it doesn’t matter whether he see’s his shadow or not, it is what it is. We still have snow on the ground but it has been an unusually mild winter so far and I am OK with that. I’m glad January is over, it has been an extremely hard month for the entertainment community and for us fans as well. So happy to see Sleep Song in the rotation again and looking forward to hearing it.
    Keep doing what you do and safe travels home for you and your family.
    See you at the shows

  18. Comment made on February 2, 2016 by Joey Hudoklin

    Sleep Song

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