Many thanks to all who answered Izze’s call for the fundraiser… This is a short event and the money has to be turned in on Monday the 9th of October which means that we have to have the gelt in hand on Saturday the 7th so that’s it folks. For all practical purposes we’re done and again… our heartfelt thanks!

Tuesday the 3rd I played to solo shows at Natalie’s Coal Fired Pizza in Worthington outside of Columbus, Ohio. This is a great little venue and it was a real treat to play a cool gig so near to home.

Jorma Kaukonen 7, 2017

Natalie’s Coal Fired Pizza

Worthington, Ohio

October 3, 2017

  1. True Religion
  2. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
  3. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down & Out
  4. Barbeque King
  5. That’ll Never Happen No More
  6. River Of Time
  7. Sleep Song
  8. Watch The North Wind Rise
  9. How Long Blues
  10. San Francisco Bay Blues
  11. I See The Light
  12. Genesis
  13. Hesitation Blues
  14. Bar Room Crystal Ball
  15. Re-Enlistment Blues
  16. Keep On Trucking Mama
  17. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning
  18. Encore: What Are They Doing In Heaven Today?

Jorma Kaukonen 8, 2017

Natalie’s Coal Fired Pizza

Worthington, Ohio

October 3, 2017

  1. Candy Man
  2. Ain’t In No Hurry
  3. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
  4. The Terrible Operation
  5. In My Dreams
  6. Come Back Baby
  7. Been So Long
  8. Things That Might Have Been
  9. Trial By Fire
  10. Sea Child
  11. Good Shepherd
  12. Whining Boy Blues
  13. Living In The Moment
  14. Search My Heart
  15. I Know You Rider
  16. Encore: Water Song

Notice… not one song repetition…

Last night I was part of a function at Shadowbox Live in Columbus in conjunction with the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame… I got to play White Rabbit and Come Back Baby with the house band… Cool beans and a special thanks to Stacie Boord for smoothing the bumps in the road!

Tomorrow it’s off to S.F. for Hardly Strictly Bluegrass this weekend.



  1. Comment made on October 12, 2017 by Joey Hudoklin

    You poor, hateful, resentful, sad creature.
    You’ve created a narrative in your head that only you believe.
    You must have gone through much trauma at some point to have become so vindictive.
    You conjure a very dark image.
    The fact that you’ve chosen a wonderful place like this to spread your self seeking, immature diatribe is sad for everyone who participates.

  2. Comment made on October 11, 2017 by Barbara Jacobs

    Add Kevin to the list. He’s yet another of the offsite, in contact with Joey Hudoklin.

    My comment, starting with ” While enjoying some unobstructed free speech here:”
    then followed, in the same comment, by a book recommendation, was not “trolling” of any person commenting here.
    I call you, Kevin: another f.o.j. troll. There’s been plenty of “snide” comments, posted
    here by the trolls, in the past and recent past. All in direct response/reply to me and
    some others here.

    Greg Martelli has been the recipient of the troll’s “snide” comments. Yet, he and I enjoy a friendly discussion, most recently here on this thread.

    John B was free to post a comment in reply to mine.
    He was once one of the troll followers but he eventually renounced them, here on a discussion thread. Ever since, we’ve been engaged in friendly discussion exchange.

    I have nothing against Susan, but when she posts a comment ( not in “reply” but obviously directed at me, as evidenced in her comment, quoting me)
    her accusation doesn’t have any factual evidence to back it up.
    You and the trolls cause the “downhill”.
    Although she has the enjoyment of freedom of speech here, to post comments unsupported by facts —
    when she reaches up to scold me — she’s way out of her league.
    Anyone who tries that can pack a diaper bag, next time. They will need it.
    How immature and childish, the usual from the trolls and their new defender.

  3. Comment made on October 9, 2017 by Joey Hudoklin

    There is no intelligence in constantly picking fights and instigating trouble on a site that is followed by devotees of an artist.
    You, Madame, are the troll.

  4. Comment made on October 9, 2017 by Kevin

    @Barbara Jacobs
    “I don’t “start” anything. I just post intelligent comments which are then trolled by
    the usual pack of attackers.”
    What do you call this?:
    “While enjoying some unobstructed free speech here:”
    A completely uncalled for snide remark out of the blue and for no “intelligent” reason, you are the Queen of Trolls.

  5. Comment made on October 9, 2017 by Joey Hudoklin

    The only resemblance to a troll here is….you

  6. Comment made on October 9, 2017 by Kevin

    Now back to the music.

    Jorma, do I hear some of “the Sisters” influence in your playing?

  7. Comment made on October 9, 2017 by Kevin

    Exactly my point Susan, thanks.

  8. Comment made on October 9, 2017 by Barbara Jacobs

    @Joey Hudoklin
    The high school drop-out, calling me an “idiot”.

    He dropped-“Out” of this comments section, yet again, just recently. His choice, again.
    Quote above, “Until your sorry ass showed up…”
    The trolls continue to prove that they attempt to run-off commenters whom they don’t want here.

    They enjoy their free speech here. Jorma gives them that opportunity.
    Yet, they continue to attempt to deny me the same freedom.

    The internet is forever, world-wide.
    The intelligent here on this comments section are not “better than everyone else.”
    We are just more intelligent. More able to co-exist with others who don’t share our same

    In another obvious off-line orchestration:
    Joey Hudoklin suddenly returns.
    There’s Dead Head (as usual).
    and Kevin, joining in what is an ongoing effort of the trolls, to hang on to what they perceive as their rightful place of leadership, here on this comments section.

    Joey can barely string together enough words, to write a cohesive sentence.
    He has dropped “Out!” several times, while “trying to avoid her in this format for years…”
    He can chose to not return — but he does, time and again.

    “Stop starting it…” that’s more of the same empty-headed thought process, as the other troll comments.
    I don’t “start” anything. I just post intelligent comments which are then trolled by
    the usual pack of attackers.

    The trolls are a dying breed here. They are now fighting me with a last-ditch effort
    to run me off this comments section. It’s not going to work. It never has before.

  9. Comment made on October 9, 2017 by Joey Hudoklin

    In my opinion, Jorma would be justified just blocking everyone out of his blog.
    It became poisoned with a certain, sad influence.
    I’ve been trying to avoid her in this format for years, but she will not stop picking fights, and throwing around her insults.
    For what?
    It has ruined what was a real fun place to communicate.

  10. Comment made on October 9, 2017 by Susan

    It started with “while enjoying some unobstructed free speech here” and now it’s devolved into the insults and name calling: Stop starting it….it always goes downhill from there

  11. Comment made on October 9, 2017 by Joey Hudoklin

    Listen you idiot, no one, until your sorry ass showed up, was here to antagonize anyone, or prove some kind of point based on who is more intelligent. These type of arguments are for your ilk.
    You, and only you, choose to take on a whole slew of people who don’t know each other (while you falsley claim they’re all in it together against you, for your own misguided ego).
    This was a Happy place till your name dropping, know it all posts became overbearing to some. Why can’t you just accept the fact that some people just don’t like your attitude?
    Your insults mean nothing to me, I just love Hot Tuna.
    You just pick fights with everyone.
    I feel sorry for you.

  12. Comment made on October 9, 2017 by Barbara Jacobs

    Whenever an intelligent comment, especially about a book(s) is posted here,
    the trolls are offended. They want to keep this comments section as dumb as they are.

  13. Comment made on October 9, 2017 by Barbara Jacobs

    You don’t like my comments and refer to me ” as believing that (I am) better than
    than everyone else”…

    It’s a bunch of bull that can easily be disproved here. Stick together with the trolls,
    as is your right of free speech — but don’t attempt to convince the intelligent
    commenters here (of which, I am not the only one) that you are better than they are.

  14. Comment made on October 9, 2017 by Barbara Jacobs

    Obviously, you do “have a dog in this fight”.

    Although the trolls here have always started a conjoined comment-attack against me,
    and Andriy
    (back when he posted comments here, before he was attacked by them,
    on a continuous basis. Claiming that I was posting comments under several identities, with the objective to run him off this comments section. As if Jorma does not know the identity of every commenter on his blog comments section),
    they then continued to post their misogynistic comments against me.

    Trolling me, every time. Even when I did not “reply” to them.
    (as can be evidenced, here above on this comments thread.)

    Now Joey Hudoklin, the “drop-out” who most recently,(but not for the first time here) declared that he was “Out”, is suddenly back here again.

    Just knowing that you “are backed” by the likes of “Dead Head” and that you have been
    assured of their “power in numbers” makes you a dog in a losing fight.

  15. Comment made on October 9, 2017 by Joey Hudoklin

    Hot Tuna was amazing yesterday at Golden Gate park.

  16. Comment made on October 9, 2017 by Joey Hudoklin

    I concur

  17. Comment made on October 9, 2017 by carlo pagliano

    The lever under the rock as big as the Universe makin’ it roll forward.
    That’s the power bursting out in a Tuna Concert.
    Yesterday, in the park at the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass in Frisco, Hot Tuna set a universal shake up indeed of sheer unbeatable Rock.

  18. Comment made on October 9, 2017 by Dead Head

    Your observation is backed by many others. Thanks for posting it. There is power in numbers.

  19. Comment made on October 8, 2017 by Kevin

    I don’t have a dog in this fight, but I must say Barbara you start the crap every time by making some smart ass comment along with your post. You come across as believing you are better than everyone else. Just an observation. Jorma is so very kind to keep this forum open and let us share in his amazing talent and interesting lifestyle. Keep the petty crap to yourselves.

  20. Comment made on October 8, 2017 by Brian Doyle

    @carey georgas

    I stayed for Wilma because it missed us by 60 miles to the south, but I’ve never seen trees move like that…They were like the live trees in the Wizard Of Oz moving elastically like they were trying to hold on to their branches.

    I evacuated for Hurricane Charley…Charley took all the tin off my neighbor’s roof in two big pieces and planted it across the street on the other neighbor’s front yard. That gust snapped an 18 inch trunk in our driveway 10 feet off the ground just as you say, like a match stick. The crown of the tree laid down the driveway making for a difficult removal. Never seen anything like that. Ripped our lanai screen cage off like the hand of god and never found any trace of it.

    We got lucky with Irma because dry air weakened it as it arrived, causing a big drop in strength. The house was OK. We just had a 35 foot tree pushed over. There are still piles of tree vegetation making a tunnel effect along the roads…Yep, first eyewall and calm of the eye…It was weird, birds were flying around in the calm of the eye…Then we saw the cloud direction change 180 degrees as the back eyewall hit with pretty good punch.

    It’s a crazy high-stakes natural russian roulette every hurricane season…They are mostly a pain in the ass due to all the hardship and clean-up…

  21. Comment made on October 8, 2017 by carlo pagliano

    Rock The Park Special Today Jorma!

  22. Comment made on October 7, 2017 by Susan

    Not again…

  23. Comment made on October 7, 2017 by Barbara Jacobs

    Insight from an imbecile.

  24. Comment made on October 7, 2017 by Richu

    @Barbara Jacobs
    Sarcasm is a cheap and easy way out.look at yourself in a mirror.

  25. Comment made on October 7, 2017 by Barbara Jacobs

    While enjoying some unobstructed free speech here:

    A new book, good reading with something for everyone:
    “Recovery, Freedom From Our Addictions” (Russell Brand)

  26. Comment made on October 7, 2017 by Barbara Jacobs

    @John B
    Oh, yes. Neil has adopted Willie’s offspring. They are a fun unit.

    Neil: I think of him doing the daven. He’s the mad davener. Up and down, he goes.
    Stomping the stage.

  27. Comment made on October 6, 2017 by John B

    Promise of The Real is his band now it seems. I have never been to one of his shows with them but I hope to in the future. Willie Nelsons son is in the band.@Barbara Jacobs

  28. Comment made on October 6, 2017 by Greg martelli

    I just googled it -3/8/72 shippensburg state,
    No Neil young( I remember that vividly), however somebody with more pristine memory reminded me that Nils Lofgren was with crazy horse ( it was in comments), in any case they were horrible .Having never been a fan of Yes ,I couldn’t help be impressed with their technique.Bass rumbled,he’ll of a drummer,steve Howe covered the guitars ( and he played a strange European lute/balilyka type instrument like he was born with them in his hand.
    Little too ethereal overall.
    Perhaps crazy horse was crazier than they were.

  29. Comment made on October 6, 2017 by Barbara Jacobs

    @Greg martelli
    Brian Wilson — get to see him while you can.

    Crazy Horse, without Neil Young?! Not the same.
    I enjoy hearing and watching Neil sing and play, while doing his up-and-down body moves.
    Walking, moving. Working his hat. It’s great.

  30. Comment made on October 6, 2017 by Chappy

    Great set lists! Have safe travels and great sets at HSBG fest. My old buddy Bo recently moved out to CA and he’s looking forward to catching y’all, Moonalice, and many other great acts out there this weekend. Speaking of great acts, I got to see the Heather Gillis Band last night in Richmond. She is an incredible young guitarist and super nice person. She’s originally from Florida and is now based out of Atlanta. She played in Butch Trucks’ Freight Train Band for the past few years and is now out on her own full time. She’s in D.C. tonight, Sellersville, PA and then Cape May. She’d be a great addition to the FPR concert schedule as I can guarantee the crowd would love her.

  31. Comment made on October 6, 2017 by Greg martelli

    Tomorrow night Wendy and I head to Indiana to see Brian Wilson /Al jardine /Blondie Chaplin to perform Beach boy music and specifically Pet Sounds ( wonder if be playing in sand box?) , I’ve seen the boys ( always uplifting ) in many iterations including the Fillmore east show opener for the Dead ( Its student demonstration time), but I’ve never seen Brian Wilson , and we are looking forward to some beach music. Sail on sailor.
    The dead /beach boys show was unique.
    I think the weirdest musical pairing I ever saw was Crazy Horse ( without Neil Young ) opening for Yes( wakeman /Howe/squire White) , Crazy horse was an incessant cacophony of noise , barely able in my mental state to determine precise sound origin .Yes , I had never seen , nor was I a fan , impressed me with their technical wizardry ( they were dressed in odd Elizabethan Brit garb .-Shippensburg state -probably 71 .
    Needless to say , I was never motivated to see either band again.
    Looking forward to Pet Sounds .

  32. Comment made on October 6, 2017 by doug mlyn

    I was gonna say, that’s a very healthy night. 34 songs, and not one repeat. But who’s counting. Hope you will be making it to McCabes this year, one of the things I always look forward to

  33. Comment made on October 6, 2017 by carey georgas

    Was that your first time in an eyewall, Brian? I rode through Rita in 2005, but it came through in the dark of night. Scared the shit out of me. Took a 30″ diameter pine tree about 100 ft from where I stood and snapped it like a toothpick about 20’up, shook the ground when the trunk hit. The most powerful force of nature I’ve ever witnessed.@Brian Doyle

  34. Comment made on October 6, 2017 by Brian Doyle

    Not really on-topic to Jorma but we were lucky the house wasn’t taken by Hurricane Irma. Here is me in the eyewall:

  35. Comment made on October 5, 2017 by johno

    Mmmmmm! Getting hungry just thinking about Frank Pepe’s pizza in New Haven CT. The Best Pizza in the whole world. Try the white clam pie.

  36. Comment made on October 5, 2017 by carey georgas

    Onward, indeed! Safest of travels and best of shows. Gelt – another wonderfully underutilized noun!

  37. Comment made on October 5, 2017 by Greg martelli

    I’m sorry,missed encore in first set
    I do pray for these poor souls .
    A damn shame.
    It takes the noble of character to lead,
    Jorma –Thanks for taking the lead.

  38. Comment made on October 5, 2017 by Greg martelli

    Must have been the coal fired( best)pizza that inspired the great set list
    Congrats on success
    Makes me think of Pepe’s (NewHaven) or Johnnys( Bleeker street),
    Pass the grated Parmesan

  39. Comment made on October 5, 2017 by Ham n Eggs

    Pizza and Music are definitely a part of heaven.
    Love All Ways

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