John and I play All Along The Watchtower

Were my mom still of this earth she would have been 110 years old today. Born June 12, 1910 she walked across most of the century with very long strides indeed and along the way touched many lives. I hope that at the end of her life (and Dad’s too) she could rest knowing that her kids would be all right. I’m sorry my kids Izze and Zach never got to meet their paternal grandparents. I’m sorry Mom and Dad never got to meet them but time is a finite commodity.

I read this poem for Mom before I started my little lunchtime gig.

In Many Houses

In many houses

all at once

I see my mother and father

and they are young as they walk in

Why should my

tears come,

to see them laughing

That they cannot

see me

is of no matter:

I was once

their dream:


they are mine. 

Izze, Nessa and Myron on the workshop porch

Jorma Kaukonen 12, 2020

 #2 Of The Panini Lunch Sessions

Live From The Fur Peace Ranch

& The Beatrice Love Kitchen

Friday, June 12, 2020

  1. True Religion
  2. River Of Time
  3. I Am The Light of This World
  4. Ain’t In No Hurry
  5. Flying Clouds
  6. Dark Hollow with John Hurlbut
  7. All Along The Watchtower With John Hurlbut
  8. Barbeque King
  9. San Francisco Bay Blues
  10. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning

Now, people get ready for Quarantine Concert #11 tomorrow, Saturday, June 12, 2020 at 8 PM Eastern Time.

Remember, if it’s not free, it’s not me. Enjoy the day and hope to ‘see’ you tomorrow.

Happy Birthday Mom!

I love you!


  1. Comment made on June 15, 2020 by Jack Blind

    I read that at my mom’s funeral a few years back…thank you

  2. Comment made on June 14, 2020 by Craig Healy

    Thanks for the excellent lunch and fine music it was a real pleasure meeting Mr Hurlbutt

  3. Comment made on June 14, 2020 by Craig Healy

    The panini show was an absolute delight and it was a pleasure meeting Mr Hurlbutt Thanks

  4. Comment made on June 14, 2020 by Craig Healy

    Thanks for the excellent lunch and great show meeting Mr Hurlbutt was an absolute pleasure

  5. Comment made on June 14, 2020 by Joey Hudoklin

    Do much enjoyment for Amy & I during last night’s show. Bless you for your generosity. Great Divide caught me by surprise, Flying Clouds, Sugaree was great.
    I’m sure he knows, But tell Hurl how much we all love him and his music.
    Vanessa is a real gem Jorma💜
    And, of course, we all cannot wait see & hear you and Jack together again!

  6. Comment made on June 14, 2020 by John R.

    Wow! The Great Divide and Flying Clouds. What a treat.

  7. Comment made on June 14, 2020 by JB

    Amen-We will be getting the best possible fireworks show on the 4th! Thanks again Jorma and Company!

  8. Comment made on June 14, 2020 by carey georgas

    Man alive! Talk about Christmas in July! Cold it possibly be #1 & 2 of the QuaranTuna series?

  9. Comment made on June 14, 2020 by carey georgas

    Talk about Christmas In July! Will it be #1 in the QuaranTuna Series?

  10. Comment made on June 14, 2020 by Richard K

    Hi Jorma, You briefly mentioned last night the show Boardwalk Empire. I worked on it as a set builder. Retired now after 40 years of building sets in NY so you have seen plenty of my work..Goodfellas,Sopranos,Scent of a Woman, yada yada…Great show to work on,the sets were very detailed and the scenic artists did some crazy amount of murals on the walls and ceilings of the brothel set..To bad it wasnt seen very clear because it was shot very dark,I suppose that would be the way you would see such a space back then without modern lighting..I have been enjoying your work for almost 50 years ,glad to hear you enjoyed mine..Steve Buscemi is from Valley Stream only a few minutes away from where the Rev. Gary Davis is buried..Everyones got to be from somewhere..Thanks for # 11..Looking forward to seeing you and Jack back together..

  11. Comment made on June 13, 2020 by Brian Doyle

    Another Jorma Appalachian front porch show tonight at 8pm…

    Be there!…

  12. Comment made on June 12, 2020 by carey georgas

    Nice to see big smiles. I’ll be smilin’ tomorrow evening ‘long about 7:00 as I settle in to watch a little show. Can’t hardly wait!

  13. Comment made on June 12, 2020 by Howard Wade

    Dear Capitan,

    The poem really moved me, very nice! It’s great to see Vanessa, Izzy and Myron there on the porch. But it makes me miss you all and the ranch even more. Looking forward to #11.

    As ever,

  14. Comment made on June 12, 2020 by Mitch Spector

    Happy Birthday to your Mom Jorma . She did a great job ! Beautiful picture of izzy & Vanessa with Myron !.Enjoy your friday .Looking forward to #11 .Thank you all so much !
    Peace & love

  15. Comment made on June 12, 2020 by zuma

    Hi guys, are you running this on youtube also? For the Panini Sessions…

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