Last gasp of color…

Photo by Jorma Kaukonen

Yeah, here we are with our final camp weekend of 2020. Not exactly how we planned it… but like they say, you can make planes but you can’t plan the outcome. Hey, like you all out there, we’re just trying to roll with the punches life throws at us and keep smiling!

OK… # 25 last night!

Hot Tuna 22, 2020

Jorma Kaukonen & Jack Casady

With Special Guest

Larry Campbell

Quarantine Concert Series #25

Fur Peace Ranch

Darwin, Ohio

Saturday, October 30, 2020

  1. Been So Long
  2. I’ll Be All Right Some Day
  3. Uncle Sam Blues
  4. Sleep Song
  5. Free From The Chain Gang with Larry Campbell
  6. Larry Campbell, Scottish instrumental medley… awesome!
  7. Larry Campbell, Blind Mary
  8. Ain’t In No Hurry with Larry Campbell
  9. What Are They Doing In Heaven Today
  10. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here with Larry Campbell

Another great Quarantine Concert Series Night… if indeed there’s anything great about being quarantined.

Stay well y’all!

Larry’s stuff… Flammang, fiddle, Buckeye and D-18

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen


  1. Comment made on November 8, 2020 by Joey Hudoklin

    Maybe you could throw in Crystal City while you’re at it.

  2. Comment made on November 7, 2020 by Dan Nigro

    Sitting in the wind and clouds from Eta, but somehow it feels sunny

  3. Comment made on November 7, 2020 by Cary Tenenbaum

    Dear Jorma,

    I’ve been wondering why you haven’t played Police Dog Blues in any of the 25 shows yet. I’m guessing it might be one of the few songs you haven’t played. My wife and I have watched every show, it’s our Saturday sanity date are playing better than ever. We love hearing you play so much. Thank you for what you do. We’ve heard you talk about Blind Blake and what an influence his music has been to you, and you’ve done other songs of his including some rare ones I never heard you do before..but still no Police Dog. I wonder whether it’s a thematic thing, is story of the song that doesn’t resonate with you anymore? Do you not play it out of love and respect for Vanessa? I can’t figure it out any other way, it’s such a great song. Yesterday I came upon a video of this young 13 year old gal playing it, switching the gender, and thought I’d send it to you in the hopes I could convince you to give it a go once again.
    Peace and good health to you Jorma, you’re a blessing to us all in these times. We hope that one day you can be a rambling man again bringing your music in person to our little towns and music halls.

    Sent from my iPad

    • Comment made on November 8, 2020 by Jorma

      Hi Cary… I haven’t played Police Dog Blues in 30 years. I think I just got lazy. The guitar has to be tuned up to an E tuning and that’s hard on the guitar. D tuning Capo 2 is just not the same thing. Anyway… lazy. I’m thinking about it though. Thanks for asking.

  4. Comment made on November 7, 2020 by Joe K

    Beautiful morning as the Wife & I walked along the Atlantic City Boardwalk.Temps mid 60’s to start.5 miles.The inlet was full of boats fishing.

  5. Comment made on November 7, 2020 by carey georgas

    New day dawning…

  6. Comment made on November 6, 2020 by Kevin

    @Brian Doyle
    Amen brother

  7. Comment made on November 6, 2020 by Brian Doyle

    It’s a little bit sunnier today…

  8. Comment made on November 6, 2020 by mikie

    Just my opinion here, but the RV is really too futuristic looking for Meigs County. Too modern. Now, put a lift kit and a set of gumbo mudders on it and you might have something. m

  9. Comment made on November 5, 2020 by carey georgas

    Page P11 today’s NYT, they came back and asked me my perspective as a tiny blue dot in a red sea. Thought you New Yorkers might find that funny.

  10. Comment made on November 5, 2020 by Pete


    I learned that chord years ago on a videotape by Merle’s son Tom Bresh. Check it out at about 3:15 into the video, now on YouTube

  11. Comment made on November 4, 2020 by mikie

    As a follow- up to the discussion of that killer madolin Larry has, ck. out this link:

    Jorma, your guitar teck comes from good stock. m

    • Comment made on November 4, 2020 by Jorma

      Indeed he does… his Dad, Pete Hart, helped my winterize my RV today and gave me some homemade pie his mom, Linda, made. Good times…

  12. Comment made on November 4, 2020 by Brian Doyle

    RIP 60’s & Woodstock photographer Baron Wolman…

  13. Comment made on November 3, 2020 by Judge Jim

    So sorry I missed this year’s workshops – that’s a beautiful shot – I love when the trees a lit up against a dark sky – all the best to the FPR crew –

  14. Comment made on November 3, 2020 by DennisK

    I was fortunate to spend the Rev Weekend at the FPR with Larry and Terresa in October 2014. Larry had traveled with an impressive collection of fine instruments to record the album earlier that week (Terresa being the finest of all).

    I will never forget sitting with you and Larry (eating delicious cheeseburger wraps and listening to “No More Hot Dogs”) while you discussed what to break-out for the afternoon set that was planned for us. It doesn’t get any better that that!

    Stay well Capt. and we’ll see ya soon,
    P.S. – God bless America!

  15. Comment made on November 3, 2020 by carey georgas

    It’s flooding’ down in Texas. People voting like never before. Lots of young people. I do believe our red tide might be fixin’ to get swept out to sea by a giant blue wave. The moral arc of history indeed bends toward justice. Believe! And vote, if you ain’t already.

  16. Comment made on November 2, 2020 by J. R. in St. Louis

    Outstanding photo. There is something about the way in which the contrast of chromatic foliage and grey, ominous skies strike the eye that portends inclement weather. It wouldn’t surprise me if the clouds opened up shortly after this picture was taken. I hope you all have a safe and solid place to hunker down when the hardcore storms hit.

  17. Comment made on November 2, 2020 by Joe K

    We really enjoyed this past Sat. show featuring Jack & Larry Campbell. While watching Larry it dawned on me that he resembled my neighbor growing up. Rex Lau is his name. Anyone who is into the I would guess Modern Art in the NYC area might have seen his works. Rex lived next door & his parents let him use the walls of his room as an everyday changing canvas.

  18. Comment made on November 2, 2020 by eaglesteve

    Dug Q#25. Thank you.

  19. Comment made on November 2, 2020 by Ed

    Good morning, Jorma, and thanks for that terrific show Saturday night. Larry Campbell…wow.
    So I’ve been poking around the good ol’ internet for that Merle Travis E7…not finding a definitive version…a little unclear on the two bottom strings. Appreciate clarification when you have the time. Thanks!

  20. Comment made on November 1, 2020 by Bill from Wisconsin

    Thank you for another great show. Haven’t missed any. “What Are They Doing In Heaven” brought me to tears, in a good way. The magic of water to cleanse. Your shows are the anchor for our week, and our family though spread out, watches ‘together’. We were lucky to see you and Jack, with Larry and Theresa on a COLD night in ST Paul, early in December 2019. Seems like a million years ago. We’re hanging tough in Wis, wearing masks and distancing, but the Covid is raging. Fingers crossed for a nonviolent election process and for goodness predominate. Thanks again!

  21. Comment made on November 1, 2020 by Bill Eley

    Love this photo. I was lucky enough to be a 3-time repeat offender at Fur Peace in the early 2000’s. What wonderful memories. Thanks Jorma and Vanessa!

  22. Comment made on November 1, 2020 by David Lucas

    Another great one last night ! Larry was really a treat !

    Thank you so much for doing these shows ! For me they are a weekly bright light in an otherwise dreary landscape…they uplift my spirit !

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