Well, here it is Thursday night… A week ago we were in Wilkesboro, N.C. having dinner at a marginal Japanese Restaurant… and then it was Merlefest. Merlefest is always such a treat and it’s been way too long since I have been there. There were so many friends… the Waybacks, Peter Rowan, Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, Jason Crosby and countless others… good times and I love them all.

After a dandy week at home writing and playing guitar for the Pho Folks a lunch Wednesday and today… that and our daughter is a straight A student this year. Next year seventh grade, and tomorrow… the Entrance Ramp here at the Fur Peace Ranch with me, David Wolfe and Tom Feldmann.

How true... how true!!!!!

How true... how true!!!!!

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen


  1. Comment made on May 17, 2017 by Kathy Holly

    HI Jorma,
    I went to Santa Clara university and was Kim MacAfee in Bye, Bye Birdie at the then theatre, The Lifeboat. You were of course playing guitar in the production. What a fabulous career you have had.
    Kathy Holly
    P.S. I’m also in the Performing Arts business of singing, acting and producing Cabaret shows.
    My name in those days was Kathy ” Halligan”. Tom Buckner played “Birdie”. Mr. Gross was the Director. Maybe sometime, I’ll see you in San Francisco if you tour here. Memories!

  2. Comment made on May 9, 2017 by jim hitchcock

    Talked to a guy from Chanute Ks today, home of Kustom Electronics(though they haven’t made their tuck’n’roll amps in decades.

  3. Comment made on May 9, 2017 by Brian Doyle

    Me visiting one of Jorma’s electric generation powerhouses last July:


  4. Comment made on May 9, 2017 by rich l

    Wally World, perhaps?@johno

  5. Comment made on May 8, 2017 by johno

    Are the Kaukonen’s looking to go an excellent summer vacation?

  6. Comment made on May 7, 2017 by jim hitchcock

    Excellent suggestion 🙂@DennisK

  7. Comment made on May 7, 2017 by eaglesteve

    Congrats Izzie. Keep up the good work.
    Excellent job Captain & V!

  8. Comment made on May 7, 2017 by DennisK

    Since it appears the young lady worked her tail off (again), with (what I assume) minimal complaining, I foresee another reward.

    Izze, might I suggest the Grand Canyon and Zion. Mother Nature’s version of Disney World and it does not suck for the adults, either.

    Not to mention, it’s highly educational and a spiritual experience, to boot.

    Be well and see ya soon!

  9. Comment made on May 6, 2017 by Nick L. Eakins

    Yup. Japanese, Chinese, Thai,,,whatever,,,. Who among us hasn’t settled for a “marginal” eatery over the years, genre notwithstanding? The last couple times I was in Chinatown SF, I was sorely disappointed. Places didn’t look that sanitary either. Heck, I’ve had better Chinese and Thai food in Des Moines. I don’t really know the first thing about Japanese food, tho. Straight As? Seventh Grade? It just doesn’t seem that long ago when you were telling us all about bringing here here. I remember I couldn’t wait to grow up when I was a kid. Now I wish the young’ns would slow down with all that growing up stuff and I don’t even have any kids of my own. Father in Heaven, would you please keep them little a bit longer?

  10. Comment made on May 6, 2017 by Dan

    Sorry David, looks like we need to get to game 7 now

  11. Comment made on May 6, 2017 by John B

    7 Th grade ? how did that happen so fast !

  12. Comment made on May 5, 2017 by Dan

    Hopefully David’s class will be done in time to catch the third period of the Rangers game (and first win by the road team) Go Blueshirts

  13. Comment made on May 5, 2017 by Ham n Eggs

    Bravo to the straight A student !
    Never stop learning and enjoy the journey as much as possible.
    Love All Ways

  14. Comment made on May 5, 2017 by carey georgas

    Life is good, ain’t it?

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