The Fur Peace Ranch is open in a small way this weekend for the first time since last year. This weekend the teachers are myself and the great Pat Donohue. We each only have five students and even though it’s not the greatest financial situation, with only five students, it’s a teacher’s delight. We have No. 19 of the Quarantine Concert Series tomorrow, and we’ve got a couple of surprises for you all.

# 19 and the anniversary of the 19th Amendment, more or less. Coincidence? We’ll see.

Yeah, so life is opening up a little in a very small way, but we’ll take if with a smile, do the right thing and hope it lasts.

More anon, as always…

Stay well!


  1. Comment made on August 23, 2020 by Art

    Fun stuff for the guitar geeks out there. Video link below has Jack Pearson playing Duane Allman’s ’63 Firebird. I never knew Duane had played a ‘Bird. Peasrson gets a kickass tone out of it.

  2. Comment made on August 23, 2020 by carey georgas

    Waiting 4 20. I know I will be. Double dose of Jorma’s CBD.

  3. Comment made on August 23, 2020 by Mitch Spector

    Good morning Jorma ..Loved #19 ..Pats songs were great .My 1st time hearing him ..Loved the jam with Brother John & your student friend on harp ..Great ! Funny about it being “The least safest of instruments at this time lol ..Great show as all have been .You,Vanessa & your team have been such a cool reprieve from what been our day 2 day reality but your helping us get through it for sure . I appreciate & thank you so much .Never sounded better for what my opinion is worth lol .Have a beautiful day to you and yours .Peace & love ..Waiting 4: #20 THANKS JORMA !!

  4. Comment made on August 22, 2020 by Richard K

    Hi Jorma,Funny you mentioned Trees Lounge at #19, used to go to that bar hear in Valley Stream LI when I was young..Steve Buscemi is from VS and did the movie here at that bar and his Moms house too ..Like I mentioned on your blog before VS is next town from the cemetery Rev.Davis is at..Met Steve on Boardwalk Empire set,real nice guy,well liked in the NYC film community..
    Pats quarantine song done from the Paul Simon song was spot on with these crazy times.. Well done..

  5. Comment made on August 22, 2020 by Ed

    That sounds to me like an excellent approach to life, pandemic or not: Take it with a smile, do the right thing, and hope it lasts.

  6. Comment made on August 22, 2020 by nick brunetto

    number 19 wow!!! every show has been wonderful thank you all so much it is so special maybe some electric tonight

  7. Comment made on August 22, 2020 by Gary Dion

    Looking forward to tonight – thank you! Yes, vote … all of us!!!

  8. Comment made on August 22, 2020 by Richard Quinn

    #19, I’ve never been on a better tour! Loving it Thank you

  9. Comment made on August 22, 2020 by carey georgas

    If ever there were a school to reopen…the small part in the clouds is taken as a good omen. The sun’s gonna shine at Fur Peace Ranch one day! Can’t hardly wait for tonight. I love surprises!

  10. Comment made on August 21, 2020 by Kevin

    I hear Susan B. plays a mean dobro. Can’t wait to see and hear Jorma, Vanessa and the whole crew for #19.

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