Larry Campbell tries out my new D'Angelico while the folks gather for orientation

Larry Campbell tries out my new D'Angelico while the folks gather for orientation

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

This paste weekend Larry Campbell, Spencer Bohren and hosted the students here in Darwin, Ohio for another truly great weekend. Friday the weather was beautiful. Saturday the temperature started to slide but itdidn’t dampen the spirits that warmed the room for our concert Saturday night.

Jorma Kaukonen 19, 2016
Jorma and Larry Campbell
With Spencer Bohren
Fur Peace Station
Darwin, Ohio 45769

1. Dime For Beer, Larry & Jorma
2. Hesitation Blues, Larry & Jorma
3. Trouble In Mind, Larry & Jorma
4. Ain’t Nobody For Me, Larry & Jorma
5. Barbeque King, Larry & Jorma
6. San Francisco Bay Blues, Larry & Jorma
7. Market Town/Scatter The Mud… Larry solo Thanks for that Michael…
8. Blind Mary, Larry solo
9. Cypress Grove, Larry, Spencer & Jorma
10. No Cane On The Brazos, Larry, Spencer & Jorma
11. Lost Highway, Larry, Spencer & Jorma
12. Good Shepherd, Larry & Jorma
13. Nine Pound Hammer, Larry & Jorma
14. Come Back Baby, Larry & Jorma
15. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here, Larry & Jorma
16. Big River, Larry, Spencer & Jorma
17. Encore: I’ll Fly Away, Larry Spencer & Jorma

Larry, Spencer,our pal Wally and myself backstage

Larry, Spencer,our pal Wally and myself backstage

Foto by Rusty Smith

Spencer played for an hour and Larry and I played for ninety minutes. The folks sure got plenty of music on this night. Sunday it rained so we did our ‘Class Picture’ indoors at the Station.

Some fun...

Some fun...

Foto by Vanessa Kaukonen

Monday morning we had a final wrap up as snow… yes snow, began to fall.

The Watersong Weekend Class Picture

The Watersong Weekend Class Picture

Foto by John Hurlbut

After the folks scattered to there respective homes and climes, I went to pick up our daughter from school and on the way home it started to snow. It’s still snowing…

Spring has sprung...

Spring has sprung...

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

Snow and all… a great couple of days. Looking to the future!


  1. Comment made on April 24, 2018 by Stefan Nolervik

    Hello Jorma!
    My name is Stefan Nolervik and I work as a reporter at Östersunds-Posten in Sweden.
    I write an article about when you came to Strömsund in Jämtland in the early 1970s to train skating. You were together with Örjan Sandler, Håkan Sannemo and Lasse Landin.
    I wonder if I can have an interview with you telling you about your memories from the time in Strömsund. Would it be okay for you?
    Stefan Nolervik, reporter Östersund Posten

  2. Comment made on April 22, 2018 by JB

    As far as ski caps terms, I’ve always like the sound of touque.

  3. Comment made on April 22, 2018 by Susan

    @carey georgas
    Thanks….Happy Earth Day!

  4. Comment made on April 22, 2018 by carey georgas

    I was operating under the assumption that respect and civility are assumed when I concurred with Greg.@Susan

  5. Comment made on April 21, 2018 by Susan

    @Greg martelli

    @carey georgas
    Hi, hope everyone enjoyed this beautiful spring day! Can you please reassure me that the posts you enjoy that “step out of the box” aren’t the abusive ones? I was disturbed by stuff I read last night. Wanted to respond in some way without stirring anything up, but was/am afraid of becoming a target myself. Peace to EVERYONE.

  6. Comment made on April 21, 2018 by John B

    A boggin for your noggin. @johno

  7. Comment made on April 21, 2018 by carey georgas

    @Ham n Eggs And the beat goes on?

  8. Comment made on April 21, 2018 by Ham n Eggs

    Thanks for the link
    I hope everyone notices it’s the only sing along where everybody is clapping in tune.
    Ever recorded
    Peace Love All Ways
    @Dennis K

  9. Comment made on April 21, 2018 by Dennis K

    White rabbit sing a long. Jack says, “Take the capo off, I’ll tell you why I like F Sharp.” Mt. Tabor, NJ.

  10. Comment made on April 20, 2018 by Tom Fabry

    Sometimes vision is better in the twilight Brother.

  11. Comment made on April 20, 2018 by johno

    Another great thing about this blog is that it gives us a “heads up” on upcoming shows. And updates from Andy K and FPR that often are useful on scoring better seats at shows.
    Spring is a little slower here in the mountains this year. It seems that today is the first day of Spring here in the Northeast. The week ahead is gonna be sunny and warmer each day, as we slowly move towards Summer. Now that I am in the twilight of my life, I appreciate each season, more and more than I did before.
    @Andy K

  12. Comment made on April 19, 2018 by Greg martelli

    I’ll bet Hurl is looking forward to t- shirts and baseball caps instead of flannels and “boggins” as they’re called in this neck of the woods.
    Moving to Ky 40 years ago was at first a culture shock, moving from Ct.
    Some of the idioms and vernacular expressions, baffle , others amuse.
    Any body know why they call a ski cap a “ boggin” , I’ve never once seen a wooden toboggan down here, ( plastic saucers), they’re like driving a motorcycle without handlebars.

  13. Comment made on April 19, 2018 by Andy K

    @Tom Fabry
    Hi Tom. Perhaps I’ll catch you @ The Beacon or The Egg. Looking forward to both of those shows. I wish I was a player; just an avid listener.

  14. Comment made on April 19, 2018 by Tom Fabry

    Looks like a sweet guitar.
    I can relate to how a different feel makes one do things they might not normally do, move in different directions. Also some necks just allow for movements with speed and fluidity that cant be done on another guitar. Different feels, touches, movements can be related to many aspects of life both in the physical world and dare I say, the spiritual world too.
    How would one pull off the mood created in Trial By Fire without the capo at the 2nd fret and the drop D, along with licks implementing notes from the 14th to the 2nd frets? Can’t do Smoke on the Water w the same gusto on a ukulele. Can’t imagine Blackbird with a fuzz box. Every little gesture, every little bit makes a difference. Bring joy wherever you go.
    Greg, I appreciate the statement above and Carey ringing in too. Andy I see you are in New York. I’m about 20 miles south of West Point should you be a player and want to play some Hot Tuna, Airplane, or some Rev tunes… Spring is here. Or we can just get a cheeseburger deluxe, or Indian buffet.

  15. Comment made on April 19, 2018 by Michael Bailey

    Jorma Larry’s instrumental not identified was Market Town/Scatter the Mud. THANKS for great show and great Fur Peace weekend as always, see you in May for some True Religion training!!

    Mike B (Big Dog SC)

  16. Comment made on April 19, 2018 by Jimmy

    Thanks gotta go demo them, when I buy…soon I’ll tell them you sent me.

  17. Comment made on April 19, 2018 by Jimmy

    How do you like the Dángelico? I’m looking at them along with the Scheckter research hollow electrics. what do you think?

    • Comment made on April 19, 2018 by Jorma

      Hi Jimmy… I love the D’Angelico. I wanted a traditional hollow body Jazz guitar. Single cutaway with the old school single pickup. I’m not a jazz player nor do I have aspirations to become one. That said, I am always looking for ways to improve my vocabulary of harmony and sound. The D’Angelico is still a new friend, but I have already noticed that when playing it, it leads me in different directions. More will be revealed on that front.

      As an instrument, it is beautifully made… the finish is awesome. I love the neck (which is quite different from my other instruments) and even unplugged, it sounds great. Simple answer… it’s a great guitar… and it’s affordable.

  18. Comment made on April 18, 2018 by carey georgas

    @Greg martelli You darned tootin’ there, Greg. Me and you see eye to eye on that one. Couldn’tve said it better myself.

  19. Comment made on April 18, 2018 by Greg martelli

    I have always felt that Jorma’s music and performance is the platform that catalyzes reinforcement ,reflection
    And frequently a chuckle.The strength of this blog;,it elicits opinions and comments from hither and yon,with a spectrum of ages,all attracted by the common thread,to paraphrase or potentially anticipate our friend from Texas,of some”darn good music”.
    The digressions ,yarns,and segues into different and varied related and sometimes unrelated topics make me keep coming back.The focus is the music,but the hokus pocus makes for fun reads.Theres a sentiment that runs through it from time to time,where’s they’res an orthodoxy or righteousness that censures those that step out of the box.
    Step out,keep stepping out.
    If everybody thought alike ,the Jefferson Airplane would still be a unit minus one today
    Life is change ,how it differs from the rocks

  20. Comment made on April 18, 2018 by HOGAN

    Nice set list..
    Always enjoy when you and Larry jam together.


  21. Comment made on April 18, 2018 by Andy K

    @Tom Fabry
    No offense, Tom, but the blog is better used for all things Hot Tuna instead of proselytizing. Thanks.

  22. Comment made on April 18, 2018 by Tom Fabry

    How about this for a proverb:

    Chapter 16 verse 3 “Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed”.

    Not to split hairs, but what did Solomon mean, if indeed Solomon wrote this particular proverb, by commit to the Lord?

    Here is one for all you parents out there to pass on to your progeny, “Just be obedient to God and let God sort out the outcomes”. Works every time.

  23. Comment made on April 18, 2018 by johno

    Who woulda thought that Pink would cover “White Rabbit” in 2018. About 50 years since it was first released. And the song is still relevant.
    Thanks for sharing. That’s what’s so wonderful about this blog. We are here sharing things and memories – not bickering.
    @Bob O

  24. Comment made on April 18, 2018 by rich l

    LOL – I recall a concert at the Old town School of Folk Music when a fan hollered out “White Rabbit!” Jorma quickly quipped, “I’ll play it if you can sing it.”

    I almost started belting out, “one pill makes you…” I’m pretty sure a ten on one beatdown would have ensued!

    That music of the late 60’s and early 70’s brings me back to a simpler time’s – “Onward” for sure, but sometimes that “backwards” grabs a piece of my heart.

  25. Comment made on April 18, 2018 by Kevin

    Thanks for sharin’ that Bob, I think she nailed it!!!

  26. Comment made on April 17, 2018 by gregg

    wow bb kings nyc closing, rent to damn high shocking g

  27. Comment made on April 17, 2018 by Bob O

    OK, I have to share this and apologize if I’m in the wrong place. If I could call Jack or Jorma on the phone, I would do that instead! Anyway, I’m a huge Tuna fan and of course an Airplane fan, too. I am not posting this to push anything, I believe that Jack and Jorma will appreciate it. I just heard (on Youtube) Pink covering White Rabbit, and I think she does an awesome job with it, and I want to share it. Here is a link, I hope that’s not a violation. I just think she did a really wonderful job with this.

  28. Comment made on April 17, 2018 by carey georgas

    No Cane on the Brazos – now there’s a choice little number.

  29. Comment made on April 16, 2018 by Chappy

    Wow…another epic night at FPR on Saturday night. Not one, not two, but actually three great guitarists (and downright fabulous people) with Spencer, LC, and JK putting on an outstanding show. The song selection, musicianship, stories, collaboration and comraderie made it a night to remember. Thank you!

    Looking forward to the great David Wilcox this coming Saturday at FPR. And, on Friday night at the Court Grill in Pomeroy another great singer-songwriter: David Childers from North Carolina.

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