Upside… being home gets more rides

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

At least I’ve been getting lots of rides in. Got a 10,000 mile service coming up on this beauty. All that, and the Concert Series, of course. Needless to say, I miss Jack but hey, we soldier on… right?

Jorma Kaukonen 18, 2020

#15 Of The Quarantine Concert Series

Fur Peace Station

Darwin, Ohio

Saturday July 25, 2020

  1. I’ll Let You Know Before I Leave
  2. Ain’t In No Hurry
  3. Soliloquy For 2
  4. Uncle Sam Blues
  5. Prohibition Blues
  6. After Midnight with John Hurlbut
  7. Long Time Gone John Hurlbut
  8. Whining Boy Blues
  9. In The Kingdom
  10. Embryonic Journey
  11. Nine Pound Hammer

I’ve got on online concert coming up on Friday, and we’ll get you all the info on that shortly… and of course, #16 on Saturday.

That’s it for now… gotta run!

The rubber… waiting for the road!

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

Size does matter sometimes….


  1. Comment made on July 30, 2020 by HOGAN

    Nice ride Jorma,

    Always keep the shiny side up and “Never ride faster than your Guardian Angel can fly.”
    Looking forward to the show.

    Stay Safe

  2. Comment made on July 30, 2020 by Greg martelli

    Sometimes tires like that provide superior performance on sweltering asphalt ,but not on a wet surface.
    I don’t have to tell anybody ,it’s just Enviromental awareness .I believe most motorcyclists have it ,it’s only rubber and road.

  3. Comment made on July 29, 2020 by AndyK

    Have been enjoying rides on my motorcycles during Covid as well. From the look of your rear tire, it may be that it needs replacing. I had mine changed at 8000 miles. I was told that 3500 is about the average life for a rear tire and twice that for front tire. That’s what I was told anyway, but who knows if they were just trying to sell tires?
    Anyway taking country rides on the bike is a great way to enjoy life particularly in this environment.

    • Comment made on July 29, 2020 by Jorma

      Hey Andy… Yeah, I know it looks like a cheater slick but there’s still over a quarter of an inch to the wear marks. I’ll have the guys at the shop put the gauge on it when I get it serviced next week. You gotta do what you gotta do, but that’s a pricey bit of rubber. Bike tires are funny. Sometimes they’re good in the morning and done by dinner.

  4. Comment made on July 29, 2020 by Ed

    I know this ain’t likely to happen with no live audience (and for other reasons), but the mention of “Turn My Life Down” reminded me of the awesome singalong of “White Rabbit” at The Tabernacle. Kudos to Jorma and Jack for not stopping, and the audience – mainly the women, of course – really stole the show on that one. Truly nailed it.

  5. Comment made on July 29, 2020 by JOHN O

    Really nice ride Jorma!
    Been having wonderful weather this summer in the Northeast.
    Here in the Catskills it’s been sunny with warm days and cool, crisp nights almost everyday. Just love living in the mountains.
    Can’t wait til Friday and Saturday.

  6. Comment made on July 29, 2020 by Gary Dion

    Star Track, Water Song, Mann’s Fate, New Song (for the Morning), Watch the North Wind Rise, Smokerise Journey, … on and on

  7. Comment made on July 29, 2020 by John R.

    I’m not a biker and don’t speak the lingo–so Jorma’s response in the comment section was entirely unintelligible to me. But that’s one cool bike.

  8. Comment made on July 28, 2020 by Mary

    Blessings to you and your entire family. In the midst of this pandemic, and as a nurse, I appreciate the music you make. It steadies us. Music is a healing force. Thank you Jorma.

  9. Comment made on July 28, 2020 by MarkD

    And just to add my favorite song written by anyone, anywhere at anytime…In The Kingdom. Followed closely by Corners w\o Exits, Invitation,,,the list keeps growing!

    Stay well,

  10. Comment made on July 28, 2020 by Gary Dion

    @Bill Kirk
    I agree – Jorma, you have written so many great songs! Thank you!

  11. Comment made on July 28, 2020 by mikie

    Just saw that Hot Tuna is playing the Nelsonville Music Festival this year. Should be interesting to see how it comes off virtually. Will be a blast. m

  12. Comment made on July 27, 2020 by Mitch Spector

    Beautiful Bike Jorma ! Love blacked out look ..Loved the show Sat ! John & you are amazing ..Thanks for all you and your team are doing .It really helps ..Enjoy all that you do .Peace & love ,Cant wait 4-16 .THANK YOU ALL !!

  13. Comment made on July 27, 2020 by Greg martelli

    Turn my life down
    If you feel( great git box work)
    Good Shepard ( crown &volumteers .
    Baxter’s wasn’t bad either

    Saw the band on the Mall in Dc ,the famous pentagon soliloquy by Paul
    Always liked the Caps music the best

    Nicky Hopkins -Quicksilver/Scones/Who

    We only go around once

    Listening to Marty Stewart tonight playing Clarence Whites guitar .,pychedelic ,surf ,country
    I’m surprised it didn’t win best album .

  14. Comment made on July 27, 2020 by Chappy

    Tuned in a little late on Saturday but thankfully in time for that smokin’ version of “After Midnight!” Move over JJ and EC and make room for JH / JK as we now have another incredible version of that classic. Thanks for another great show.

  15. Comment made on July 27, 2020 by gregg

    rich lol g

  16. Comment made on July 27, 2020 by Bill Kirk

    Jorma, thanks very, very much for reviving all of these older songs! They all mean a lot to us older fans. I know it took some effort to relearn them. Like you’ve done in recent years with Barroom Crystal Ball, Wolves and Lambs, Roads & Roads &…, Corners wo/Exits, Letter to the North Star, Song for the North Star, Flying Clouds, Sleep Song & others, I hope songs like Soliloquy for 2, Great Divide Revisited, Song for the High Mountain, Highway Song and Song for the Stainless Cymbal all find their way on to future set lists. You are truly a GREAT SONG WRITER!!!

  17. Comment made on July 27, 2020 by Richard Quinn

    Our two cats have attended all 15 shows. They are waiting for Tom Cat Blues. True tour warriors.

  18. Comment made on July 27, 2020 by Greg martelli

    We have two 1200 sportsters 2003&2015 , both fuel injected & a 99 soft tail custom ( last year of true carbs), it has same properties ,rear wheel will occasionally run over you .Lots of torque

  19. Comment made on July 27, 2020 by Howard Wade

    Just a couple of quick comments on numero 15. It was so sweet to hear Vanessa sing with you. That song in particular was very poignant. We’re all waitin’ in line. Regarding Turn My Life Down, it might be my favorite song on Volunteers and that says a lot given the rest of the album. I consider that album and Crown of Creation to be masterpieces. It’s a tall order to fill Marty’s vocal shoes to mix a metaphor. I hope you work it up. Finally, others said it already but that is one badass ride you’ve got there.

  20. Comment made on July 27, 2020 by Greg martrlli

    Soft tail custom?
    Vance Hines pipes?
    Looks like screaming eagle carb ,do you believe the SE carb to be superior to S&S?
    Looks like a torquey low ride.,that back tire will support it

    • Comment made on July 27, 2020 by Jorma

      That’s a 2016 CVO Breakout… everything on it is Screaming Eagle from the factory. 110 ci motor. Dyno’d out at 115 HP and 115 foot pounds of torque. What you see is a cold air intake. It’s fuel injected… they all are these days. Inverted forks and all kinds of other sexy poop. Except for the inverted fork tubes, everything is blacked out. No cables. Everything is either hydraulic or fly by wire. For a 700 pound motorcycle… it is very fast. Yes, it is a softtail. The new Milwaukee 8’s are a more modern frame design, but this one is mine. 🙂

  21. Comment made on July 27, 2020 by Dan Nigro

    Nice ride. Enjoy the day, you have certainly earned it

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