The Four Leaf Clover Whisperer

Photo By Myron Hart

We set out on a cloudy day from Pomeroy and wound up in Belle Vernon for a gig at the Vinoski Winery. The clouds opened up but the audience hung more than tough and the first gig of this little run was rewarding in so many ways!

Open mess on board Hawke

Photo by Jorma Kaukonen

Jorma Kaukonen 22, 2021

Jorma Solo

Vinoski Winery

Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

  1. Dime For Beer
  2. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down & Out
  3. Letter To The North Star
  4. Day To Day Out The Window Blues
  5. I Am The Light Of This World
  6. Serpent Of Dreams
  7. Corners Without Exits
  8. Uncle Sam Blues
  9. 99 Year Blues
  10. How Long Blues
  11. New Song For The Morning
  12. Ain’t In No Hurry
  13. Another Man Done Gone
  14. Hesitation Blues
  15. Great Divide Revisited
  16. Candy Man
  17. Come Back Baby
  18. Living In The Moment
  19. Trial By Fire
  20. Good Shepherd
  21. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
  22. I Know You Rider
  23. Encore: Water Song

Yeah… a bunch of songs were played… rain is just rain.

A cloudy but scenic drive from Belle Vernon to Homer. We had a day off to do it in so we cruised it. The storm still seems to be following us… or we’re following the storm.

Time to get a good night’s sleep after a long day behind the wheel.

More anon…


  1. Comment made on May 10, 2021 by Dale Radeleff


    Not to change the subject but…Is there any chance you and/or Hot tuna will have any venues in the Reno Nevada area? We may even be able to get as far as NorCal…maybe. Thanks for all that you do, I love the hell out of the music and enjoy hearing the tales of old.

  2. Comment made on May 8, 2021 by Joey Hudoklin

    The problem is people do get hurt. Negative/potentially violent imagery is not healthy.
    I’ve made in my life a conscious decision to throw away any clothing or otherwise which has anything representing violence or unhealthy choices. It helps me in trying to help others.

  3. Comment made on May 7, 2021 by TomL

    I make no judgement about Myron’s shirt and certainly didn’t throw any rocks. I just saw a cryptic design and looked to see where it originated. I also don’t care what you think.

  4. Comment made on May 7, 2021 by FO

    It’s just a shirt, nothing more, nothing less. Regardless if it has a meaning to the wearer or not. It’s non of your business. Let people wear what they like, vote for whom the want or do whatever makes them happy (providing no one gets hurt). People need not answer for every little thing. There is an old saying in a very old book and I quote; he who is without sin throw the first rock.

  5. Comment made on May 7, 2021 by TomL

    A bit of googling reveals that the shirt Myron is wearing is called “Keep Ohio Tactical” and is produced by something called PewPew Life. It’s a political statement opposing any sort of ban on assault weapons.
    Jorma, I have no idea what your opinion of the 2nd Amendment (and associated subjects) is but I wanted to let you know what the shirt represents.

  6. Comment made on May 6, 2021 by Art

    Yeah, I’m in Sandy Hook, CT today and that t-shirt is not a welcome sight.

  7. Comment made on May 6, 2021 by Jay Walters

    Thanks for a great show Tuesday evening! I was also in the middle of the patio with three dear friends and we had a wonderful evening. We got a little wet but that just reminded us of past soakings at other outdoor shows. Thank you so much for the wonderful set of music. I hope you enjoyed your visit to my home town and I hope you’ll come back again.

  8. Comment made on May 6, 2021 by TomL

    I could use an explanation of that AK superimposed on a map of Ohio?
    Then there’s the backwards peace sign.
    The symbolism is beyond my poor mortal faculties.

    • Comment made on May 6, 2021 by Jorma

      It’s not my shirt friend and I’m not wearing it. If we’re ever in the same place at the same time you can ask Myron whose shirt it is and who is wearing it. I don’t impose my dress code on others… within some semblance of reason, of course.

      Stay well


  9. Comment made on May 6, 2021 by Brad

    Happy for you!
    Fun, funny, and grateful too to be able to follow along “The Captain’s Coachman coming out of Quarantine Tour—The BBQ King sleepin in the RV King.”
    Roll On Buddy

    With Mr. Casady soon on his RV way,
    And more live shows to go out and play,
    As The River Flows, it feels like the time has come to finally put the Quah-rantine Damndemic to bed,
    Rocked to sleep, if you will, by a long, bawdy, slow dance with the Bow Legged woman?!

    Follow the Spring Bloom North…

  10. Comment made on May 6, 2021 by Bill Halaszynski

    A true cleansing in all ways possible/necessary. My son(late 30’s) and I were dead center on the patio absorbing it all. His 5th Tuna/Jorma show, a few more for me. He recently moved back here after 20 years and this was our much anticipated return to local shows. All thanks and praise for your part in the evening’s success. The sense of shared fulfilment amongst the hearty ranks around us was palpable. Drive on ’til you get there

  11. Comment made on May 6, 2021 by Daniel Buckingham

    Jorma, Looking forward to tonight in Homer! We all have been blessed with your kindness and generosity during the Quarantine-Concerts, real Soul! Wonder if you remember my childhood friend Orrin Star, I believe he taught at the FPR many years ago. Orrin was the 1976 Flat-picking Champ, sadly he passed away from cancer in 2018. Orrin introduced me to your music in 1971, have been a fan for life! Peace!

    • Comment made on May 6, 2021 by Jorma

      Hey Daniel. Orrin was one of the early ones at the FPR. Great player and real nice guy. I didn’t know he passed. Sorry to hear that. Could be brisk in Homer tonight, but only the strong survive.:) Stay well!

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