The Fur Peace Station Concert Hall and the Psylodelic Museum

The Fur Peace Station Concert Hall and the Psylodelic Museum

Drone shot by Jorma Kaukonen

Yeah… another great night for us here in Southeast Ohio at the Fur Peace Station. It is our pleasure and honor to bring these free concerts to our friends all over the world. We wish you were here, but we’ll take the win any way we can. We dealt our friends Myron Hart and John Hurlbut into the mix and hopefully we’ll have some more surprises for the coming show, Saturday the 25th of April. Here’s the link for that show:

And here’s the set list from last Saturday:

Jorma Kaukonen 3, 2020
#3 Of The Quarantine Concert Series
Live From The Fur Peace Ranch
Fur Peace Station
Darwin, Ohio

1. Too Many Years
2. Parchman Farm
3. The Terrible Operation
4. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning
5. Flying Clouds
6. Watch The North Wind Rise
7. If I Should Have Bad Luck with Myron Hart
8. Easy Rider song with John Hurlbut
9. Re-Enlistment Blues
10. Come Back Baby
11. Water Song

And the one before:

Jorma Kaukonen 2, 2020
#2 Of The Quarantine Concert Series
Live From The Fur Peace Ranch
Fur Peace Station
Darwin, Ohio
Saturday, April 11, 2020

1. Second Chances
2. Ice Age
3. I’ll Be All Right Some Day
4. Trouble In Mind
5. Living In The Moment
6. Sleep Song
7. Genesis
8. Angel From Montgomery with John
9. What Are They Doing In Heaven Today? (For Bob Kelly)
10. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
11. I Am The Light Of This World
12. Embryonic Journey

All the volunteers last Saturday night feasted in pizza from our favorite take out pizza place in Athens, Ohio.

A Hot Tuna Pizza from Avalanche with my name on it!

A Hot Tuna Pizza from Avalanche with my name on it!

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

Yeah… Avalanche Pizza… quite simply the best!

I’ve entered the new age and am now doing workshops on Zoom… just like the kids. Hey, I love to teach and it keeps me feeling relevant.

In the meantime, more will be revealed as the week unfolds.

Stay well!

PS It’s 4/20…. Whoahhh


  1. Comment made on April 22, 2020 by Joe K

    My 68 had a magneto instead of a coil. This caused many of problems. Also we came to a crashing halt late one night. 2 days before a Nov. HT late show at the Academy of Music NYC. I then went the Kawasaki route. 750 2 stroke 3cyl. A few years later a KZ100. Living in NJ the roads & traffic aren’t made for safe rides.
    The country roads in your neck of the woods are made for great rides Stay safe & ride safe

  2. Comment made on April 22, 2020 by Joe K

    Jorma Thank You for taking the time to respond.Our son is also a non – Catholic but was required to take one semester on Catholicism.I on the other hand had 12 yrs. of the Sisters of the Brass Knuckles.
    Times have changed since not as many Jesuits to fill the teaching. Our son was lucky to still have a few Jesuits as Professors. One being in his Major American History & the other in Greek and Roman literature.
    As far as cost He was lucky tome a decent Basketball player for which he was on a full ride. He took after his mom’s side in the brains dept.
    On a side note did you always ride a Harley? My first bike was a 1968 650 Triumph. It just rattled your body rode it

    • Comment made on April 22, 2020 by Jorma

      Hey Joe
      The first motorized two wheeler I rode was a ’53 BSA Bantom Major. Then in ’56 I got a Lambretta scooter. In 1960 I got a ’54 Triumph 650, the first year of the swing arm. I have had many marques over the years, Hondas of all sorts, a Yamaha V-Max and a gaggle of Harleys. I had a ’75 Bonneville Silver Jubilee until about ’02 or ’03. Right now I’m riding ’16 110ci CVO breakout. Love it. My wife rides a Sportster. If it has two wheels, I love it. I’ll probably ride the Breakout until it’s too heavy for me. It weighs 700 pounds. That’s it brother!

  3. Comment made on April 22, 2020 by Joe K

    Jorma I’ve read that you went to Santa Clara University in Ca. A school run by Jesuits. Do you believe their teaching had a lasting impact on your life. I ask this as their teaching seem to be more cerebral.
    A side note my son graduated from The College of the Holy Cross in Worcester whenever we get into our pro / con discussions at the end he throws out the Jesuit line.
    Thank You for time & the great shows over the years

    • Comment made on April 22, 2020 by Jorma

      As a non Catholic I was not required to take ‘religious’ courses. I did take all the philosophy courses needless to say. The Jesuits are master teachers and I owe them and their method a great debt of gratitude. I have no idea what the University Of Santa Clara is like today other than it is probably beyond most people’s financial ability. It’s expensive… but I digress. I took a poetry course from John Beecher, a direct descendant of Harriet Beecher Stowe. A really out of the box kind of guy for a Catholic University in the mid sixties. The head of the Sociology Department, Wittold Krassowski was another winner. I don’t know if the Jesuits ‘teaching’ has affected me but I do know that their ‘ability to teach’ did. As you know, Aristotelian logic is a big part of their deal, and that didn’t hurt me at all. A big part of who I became as a man owes a debt of thanks to Jesuit teachers. Did Aristotle really say, ‘If so then, if not… not?’ 🙂

  4. Comment made on April 22, 2020 by greggg

    Yea I clicked on fox news once ,seems they dont report news of the day they dictate i couldnt turn off fast enough. i seemed like a arm would come out from the tv a grab me by the neck. yikes g

  5. Comment made on April 22, 2020 by Bob S

    I find it interesting that the angry (misplaced) rant above criticizes several “news” outlets, but has no issue whatsoever with Fox News. Somewhat hypocritical from where I sit. You can’t have it both ways!

    Anyway, my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the Saturday night performance – we’ve attended all 3 so far. There’s something special about watching such things in real time. Makes me feel much more connected to the performance. Thank you Jorma and crew!

  6. Comment made on April 22, 2020 by mikie

    On another topic: I’m wishing a Happy Earth Day to the good folks at the Fur Peace! m

    • Comment made on April 22, 2020 by Jorma

      And a Happy Earth Day to you all as well! Twenty nine degrees here, but sunny and beautiful at 0817. Drive on!

  7. Comment made on April 22, 2020 by Ed

    Amen to that, Jorma.
    People should deposit their shit in a toilet, not on someone else’s website.

  8. Comment made on April 21, 2020 by Greg vt

    It’s national laboratory professionals week Sometimes the forgotten heroes thanks for your wonderful shows jorma and hot tuna gang

  9. Comment made on April 21, 2020 by Tom

    @Tony Antidote
    Mr Tony Antidote, tell us what you really feel. Just kidding.

    Yes, in some ways the progressive agenda leads to slavery, blindness and an easily misled people. Cognitive Dissonance. You may have heard of theories about Soviets/Communists conspiring on how to destroy America and they came up with a few tactics, like destroying the family and corrupting the youth.

    Garcia once told me and my brother that he saw all of America “become Haight Ashbury” in some ways, and he kinda “dug/dig it”. Conversely remember George Harrison’s opinion of the scene going on Haight Asbury when he stopped in w Derek Taylor.

    As crass as South Park is, the writers convey some truth. Liberals unintentionally leading their children to the slaughter…no malice intended…they are just blind. These words come to mind, “forgive them Father, for they know not what they do.”

    I wonder what Garcia, Harrison. Lennon, Marley, Morrison and Janice would be singing about now, having the after life perspective, if there is an afterlife perspective.


  10. Comment made on April 21, 2020 by greg

    Thanks Jorma and crew for another wonderful Saturday night!! I believe you used to play your J50 quite often back in the 80s but you would wire it up to amplify the sound.

  11. Comment made on April 21, 2020 by Tony Antidote

    . . . anyway, sorry about that Jorm (or whoever it was with the mean trigger there) – I am a child of the 60’s/70’s, and where I come from we were able to “speak easy” (you have heard of the old Bohemian – proto-hippie – “Speak-Easy” – you know, where people could “walk right in, sit right down, Daddy let yer mind roll on” – without the threat of being censored, clobbered, or otherwise dispensed by some “eye in the sky” – perhaps enforcing some sort of what is now considered “politically correct” standard – “NO DISSENT WILL BE TOLERATED! “YOUR” – heh heh is anyone any longer so lost as to believe that it is “our” govt? – “GOVERNMENT HAS SPOKEN!! YOU VILL OBEY!!” After all, such as the corrupt, compromised, fascist arm of Big Pharma – the CDC and the FDA – if they say it, it must have come down from The Mount on two tables of stone, right?)

    Never ceases to amaze me, how these wild-eye radicals from the sixties, who were all about “do your own thing”, “question authority”, “down with the establishment”, “turn-off TV Blues”, “I am the slime – the tool of the government – and industry too – destined to rule and regulate you”, “don’t trust anyone over thirty”, “burn your bra” (in some ostentatious display of mammalain splendor) and such – now that they have matured (chronologically anyway) to the age of their parents they despised so much, are ready to salute and click their heels to whatever some slime-ball politician decrees, or like knee-jerk button-pushed sychophantic robots – believe whatever they hear or see on such as CartoonNewsNetwork, PMS-NBC, NPR, the New York Slime, the Washington ComPost. Don’t you-all realize that these media outlets are private businesses or perhaps CIA-approved operations that only tell you what they want you to know, and the way they want it interpreted? Back in the fifties/sixties, even their parents and the “squares” exhibited more capability to think independently and critically and follow a chain of reasoning beyond two steps. The righteous judgment of God on their irresponsible and destructive drug use – turning their brains to rotten waste material perhaps? The result of domestication by feminists maybe? By the way, the girls these days don’t realize it – they think they are progressive, empowered, and modern I suppose – certainly the ideal is to be “in control” – but back in the earlier 20th century, when it was hatched to any appreciable degree, feminism was ultimately a plot for the purpose of turning women into lesbians (!)

    So Jorma, here is a question for you – about music, so you should be able to answer it: Who is more responsible for the characteristic funky, firm, driving rhythm exhibited going back to the Airplane days (at least the “cocaine music” that Marty Balin loved – as opposed to some of the sappy, emotional, vacuous, effeminate stuff he came up with), and also laid down in early Tuna (it was what made the Tuna “Hot”) – did you get it from Jack, or did he get it from you?

  12. Comment made on April 21, 2020 by Richard K

    You mentioned the request from Phil on Saturday..Met him many times at the Merch table at HT shows..I knew he is from Long Island but didnt know he was only a couple of towns from me..Real nice guy….A guitar teacher I know is from same town..Must be a musical town..LOL

  13. Comment made on April 20, 2020 by cgeorgas

    Thankee, Chappy. We been duly celebrating in this house today. Whoaa…!

  14. Comment made on April 20, 2020 by Chappy

    Saturday show was great! Thanks to the FPR crew. I don’t do PayPal or Venmo so I dropped an old fashioned check in the mail today for y’all to split up…hope that works. Parchman Farm was great addition last Saturday. Reminded me of a late 90’s trip I made from Virginia down to Jazzfest in NO with stops in Memphis and Mississippi on the way down. As I was heading through Mississippi I thought I’d stop at Parchman front gate and take a photo. However, as I was about 10 miles out I started seeing signs that stated something like “Parchman Farm – No Slowing Down or Stopping For Next 20 Miles.” So much for that idea! Somebody mentioned Angola in your feed…there was a song (and video) titled “Angola” done a few years ago by a great singer-songwriter from North Carolina by the name of David Childers (a friend of the Avett Brothers). It kind of centered around the Angola prison rodeos. Looking forward to this Saturday’s show. In the meantime, all the best to everyone to be healthy, safe, and sound. And, although it’s not for me personally, happy 420 to all those who celebrate it!

  15. Comment made on April 20, 2020 by Bernie

    @Robert Burke
    You’re right! That is exactly what it is like! So cool!
    (And once you find yourself at that bar, it is tough to leave!)

  16. Comment made on April 20, 2020 by Rick Quinn

    The Easy Rider piece was oustanding! Well done…

  17. Comment made on April 20, 2020 by Joey Hudoklin

    “This is gonna be our last song, but you know we’re gonna come out and play again anyway, even if nobody wants us to.”
    That’s why I love you.
    I knew we could count on you.
    Nothing’s changed.

  18. Comment made on April 20, 2020 by Robert Burke

    The flow of the evening was fantastic. I remember a few years back, I did the road trip from Philly to see Electric Tuna at the Count Basie Theater and two nights later at the Capital in Port Chester. At the Capital, during a bathroom and beer break, I noticed the closed circuit on the stage at the bar. It was difficult to leave the bar (haha) because the closed circuit was so great.
    That is what your Fur Peace series is like.
    Appreciate it.

  19. Comment made on April 20, 2020 by johno

    Was hoping that Jorma was gonna play something off of “Quah” on Saturday. It’s my favorite Jorma album. When he played “Flying Clouds” I was over the moon. Hadn’t heard that one in awhile. Just loved your rendition of “Parchman Farm”
    Thanks so much for doing these shows.

  20. Comment made on April 20, 2020 by Art

    So that L5S – it looked different from the one I saw played with Hot Tuna in the 70s. Darker sunburst … I think, yes? An exquisite instrument. Backup axe?

    • Comment made on April 20, 2020 by Jorma

      That’s because it is different. The one back in the day was a 1975 Cherry Burst. Sold in a moment of need in Germany in the early 80’s. It’s in the book. The one I have now is a 1978 Tobacco Burst.

  21. Comment made on April 20, 2020 by Roberto ATX

    Great night of music! How does it feel to play to an audience you can’t see.Just wanted to say we are clapping and cheering you on brother!Thank you profoundly from the heart!
    Courage forward !

  22. Comment made on April 20, 2020 by Mitch Spector

    Loving the Saturday Night Shows ! Thank you Jorma ,Vanessa & Team Tuna ! Stay safe .

  23. Comment made on April 20, 2020 by doug mlyn

    Great show again on Saturday, really enjoyed it. Water Song was amazing. Being stuck at home my wife and I are watching a lot of Netflix, doing gardening, riding our bikes around the neighborhood, getting to know our neighbors better (from a distance of course). So things aren’t all bad.

    Going to back to Netflix, I am really into those true crime shows and a couple of weeks ago I watched a show about cases where innocent people were put in prison over coerced confessions or fabricated evidence. In one episode there were some scenes from Parchman Prison in Mississippi, better known as Parchman Farm. Immediately that song came to mind, and I thought it’s been a while since you did that song. So when you played that song on Saturday it must have been ringing in your ears.

  24. Comment made on April 20, 2020 by Ed

    Another wonderful gift to us – thanks so much.
    And the Gibson is just awesome. No wire really does make a difference.
    (The amp was great too – love that 1950s sound!)

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