Jorma & Hurl invite their souls

Photo By Vanessa Kaukonen

We just enjoyed an amazing weekend at the Fur Peace Ranch! David Wolff, Tom Feldmann and I were the instructors and we had a wonderful group of students.

Jeff Meloy and I pose in front of the stage with our Flammang guitars!

I think Tom Feldmann took this picture, but I can’t remember.

As always, there were a plethora of great guitars and a number of David Flammang’s beauties. Good times!

Saturday night rolled around and Tom Felmann did a stunning first set! After a suitable break Hurl and I took the stage.

John Hurlbut & Jorma Kaukonen

Fur Peace Station


  1. Kansas City Southern
  2. Travelin’
  3. Choices
  4. Everyvbody’s Talkin’
  5. Angel Island
  6. People Get Ready
  7. Someone’s Calling
  8. Ballad Of Easy Rider
  9. All Along The Watchtower
  10. The Old Homestead
  11. A Little Faster
  12. Encore: Across The Borderline

Yeah… What a night!

Before we knew it… Monday morning was there and we had a final class and bid a fond farewell to our pickin’ pals!

Nessa and I relax in the sun!

Another great FPR weekend with stunning Fall weather, as you can see!


  1. Comment made on October 22, 2021 by Ed

    Good morning all,
    Anyone like me who loved the J-50 during the Quarantine Concerts might want to revisit the “Live at New Orleans House” album if you haven’t heard it in a while. You will be smiling.
    (And I never thought I’d be nostalgic for anything about the pandemic, but I’ll treasure those Saturday nights for the rest of my life. They meant so much to so many of us).

  2. Comment made on October 20, 2021 by Robert

    Politics is like money, it gets between family and friends. Best left at home. Don’t let them get you down!

  3. Comment made on October 20, 2021 by LWE

    As if I needed another reason to read such a great magazine, I see Jorma has an interview in MOJO. Looking forward to it.

  4. Comment made on October 20, 2021 by Brad

    Top picture caption:
    The Songchaser SoulJahs at a moment of much deserved rest. Your’s is some big, important work emanating Vibrations out across the Hearts of this Land. Like, Ripples in still waters, even.

    Bless you Fellas, and Madam too

  5. Comment made on October 20, 2021 by carey georgas

    I saw Susan way back yonder opening for B.B. King. Needless to say, I was impressed. I’ll be keeping an eye open for the pair and their band passing this way. Love to see ‘em. Damn sure’d be a kick to catch them with Mr. K in the mix.

  6. Comment made on October 20, 2021 by William Heller

    This may not be the appropriate place for this but a friend / customer of mine plays jazz guitar professionally and was instrumental in starting a small theatre and music venue. When I mentioned seeing you again at The Beacon, he of course knew of you and said it would be great to book you there (as if I have any idea how to make that happen?). At any rate, if you’re interested when back in this area you have my e-mail and I will respond with venue contact info etc..

  7. Comment made on October 19, 2021 by Kevin

    @carey georgas
    Thank You Carey for the heads up. TTB are the nicest bunch of people you could ever meet as well as a great band, it’s no wonder they are as close to Jorma as they are.

  8. Comment made on October 19, 2021 by Arlen

    @carey georgas

    I’m glad you told me it was on youtube. It is a better quality video. The one I viewed was at a further distance and recorded with a fan’s phone.

  9. Comment made on October 19, 2021 by carey georgas

    Believe I fountit on the youtube. 17 minutes worth. Thanks for the reply.

  10. Comment made on October 19, 2021 by Chappy

    John H. is a class act! Much appreciation for all he’s done at and for FPR all these years! Thanks, John! Bless up for sure.

  11. Comment made on October 19, 2021 by Arlen

    @carey georgas
    Just google Jorma Kaukonen twitter then scroll down You don’t need an account to view it. I don’t have one

  12. Comment made on October 19, 2021 by carey georgas

    Damn. That’s one song I been working on and I don’t tweet. Wonder if it’s somewhere else to be heard?

  13. Comment made on October 19, 2021 by Arlen

    If you get a chance, you should listen to Jorma sitting in with the Tedeschi Trucks Band. It’s on his Twitter account. His guitar playing on “Don’t Think Twice,It’s All Right” is sublime. Particularly the vibrato. The only other player I have heard that can use it that well is Eric Clapton.

    Check out the trailer for the new Matrix movie too. They use “White Rabbit”. It’s really good. Like watching MTV when it first started and could be interesting at times

  14. Comment made on October 19, 2021 by carey georgas

    That’s what I’m talkin’ about!

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