After a restful night in Wellsboro we drove Hawke the RV over to the yard at JGM Coaches. Swiss, the Master Mechanic crawled under the beast and drained the engine oil in preparation for servicing. The end of the pandemic isolation may be coming, but the yard with still filled with idle coaches. We’re all hoping to get back to work soon.

Back at the Fur Peace Ranch my longtime pal Michael Falzarano stopped by on his way to Texas and agreed to stil around to be part of Quarantine Concert show #48. With that in mind:

Yeah, time is moving on but we’re keeping it alive for another couple of weeks.

This is a shorty for now. Time for some more rehearsal and prep for #48!


  1. Comment made on May 27, 2021 by Hogan

    Hey Jorma,

    Just a note to say Thank You to you, Mike and the whole gang for making my BFF have such a wonderful time at the Ranch. He is still talking about time I hope to be joining him..

    Take Care

  2. Comment made on May 15, 2021 by Arlen

    I don’t know about everybody else, but I’m getting that antsy feeling like waiting in line to see Jorma live tonight Damn exciting!

  3. Comment made on May 15, 2021 by John B

    ” If you get confused just listen to the music play….” @JB

  4. Comment made on May 15, 2021 by JB

    Hot Tuna continues to soldier on and some are worried about policies they can’t control? If you get confused listen to music play….. Frankly, just want to see live music again. Also, have to brush up on my vocabulary 😉 Thanks Jorma/Hot Tuna/FPR etc etc……..

  5. Comment made on May 15, 2021 by JB

    If I am above ground, I will continue to see Hot Tuna! Colorado misses you!

  6. Comment made on May 15, 2021 by mikie

    Yup, “something about this Covid scene stinks” – half a million Americans died within a year. Just sayin’. m

  7. Comment made on May 15, 2021 by John B

    Mark I am 65 and have seen Tuna/Jorma a couple a hundred times , diabetic as well and dealt with covid infection after faithfully wearing the mask. I am not an anti-vaxer and refuse to judge a persons love for their fellow man or women and anyone in between or their love of the flag , God and apple pie based upon their position on the vaccine. My guess is that we will be able to see Jorma/Tuna without bending over for an exam at many venues in many states . However to go to the Ranch we need the shot……no big deal. Catch em elsewhere . Don’t get off the bus now Mark the music has never been better. Hope to see you at a show this summer. @Mark Ennis

  8. Comment made on May 15, 2021 by Mark Ennis

    I have had COVID and I lucked out not dying. I am a 62 year old Diabetic and pulled through. What’s next ? My race card ? My political affiliation card ? My religious belief card ? Something about this whole COVID scene stinks. Jorma I’ll stick with my , as you say my High School beliefs. Is it your Liabilities that is the core of your decision ? Hey I’m not the suing type. Just for the record , I am not anti vaccine. I just don’t trust what our government is saying. I wonder if Trump was still in office pushing this vaccine would you guys be bitching about it ? I think you might.
    Anyways , I will not be attending any more Tuna / Jorma shows. See Ya !!!!!!!

    • Comment made on May 15, 2021 by Jorma

      Hey Mark… I find your reasoning specious but hey, that’s your right. Our rules are for our business and we get to do that. If you’re going to ‘punish’ Hot Tuna for one of its member’s concerns, so be it. As previously mentioned, I don’t speak for venues on the road. That is their business. My concerns are not political and without intending to be insulting I find your comments to be rife with sophistry.

      I’m glad you survived the virus, and with that in mind…

      Stay Well!

      Nuff said…

  9. Comment made on May 15, 2021 by Tim Hynes

    yeah…that night was unreal. After seeing them at the usual NY venues, it was amazing to see them and hear them there. For all I know I may have partied with you! I was in the same section. I remember Jack coming down to the floor with a tech or roadie. He was talking about the lighting I think. Whatever…it was a great night that I remember nearly 40 years later!

  10. Comment made on May 15, 2021 by Carey Georgas

    Quarantine 48. Got the shakes so bad can’t even count.

  11. Comment made on May 15, 2021 by Tim Hynes

    Of course, don’t know why I said JA…I still remember Papa John wailing in that Hall. The acoustics were great!

  12. Comment made on May 15, 2021 by Carey Georgas

    I shudder to think what will happen when we are called upon as a nation to sacrifice in the face of an existential threat. I fear we’ll break into a national disagreement over the definition of existential while the culprits are robbing our cupboards bare. Can you imagine the melee were we asked to curtail our consumption of meat, sugar, bread, fuel, rubber or other commodities for the common good? Samaritans would become do-gooders. Considerations of others a sign of weakness. Watch A Handmaids Tale. Definitely a cautionary one. We have an obligation as human beings and as citizens to do our part as constructive members of a productive society. If we devolve into a nation of crybabies where the one who howls longest and loudest wins, woe be unto us. We’re on our way as long as the Crybaby in Chief wields his toxic influence over not only the know-nothings, but more importantly the know-betters in his orbit. Only then will the healing begin, and even then there’ll still be a bunch of hard rows to hoe. Sorry for bleeding politics ( not really), but I’m jonesing for a hit of Quarantine #49

  13. Comment made on May 15, 2021 by Dan Nigro

    One of my pandemic diversions has been archiving all my crap. I came across my “vaccine card” (actually a note on my pediatrician letterhead) from 1962 with my polio shot dates, which was needed to register for school or summer camp. Not sure when society’s behavior went from the common good to selfishness and self entitlement, living in Florida I see it everyday. Fur Peace Ranch is way more than a business venue it is also your home and the fact that you are willing to share it with us with minor rules is truly a gift. BTW, Thanks for the annual service reminder for the RV (planning a July run through Florida and Georgia)

  14. Comment made on May 15, 2021 by john rubino

    @ Tim Hynes……I happened to be at that April 3,1972 show at Carnegie Hall…third row center…..
    one of those memories one never forgets. its the first time I heard Sea Child before I even knew Sea Child
    @Rob.I share your sentiment….here in NY after 9/11 people were holding doors/smiling at each other/engaging in conversation like never before. Unfortunately that sentiment wore off after a while…we need to get back to that as a country. I always hold that Youngbloods song true to heart.

  15. Comment made on May 15, 2021 by John B

    ROFL……..@Nick brunetto

  16. Comment made on May 15, 2021 by Nick brunetto

    Just get the vaccine folks and stop thinking of only yourselves our country and the world was on the brink of being destroyed forever what’s the big deal with getting vaccinated so many people have so far and we are beginning to see light at the end of the tunnel hello !! Make a sacrifice to protect us all thanks to all at fpr for keeping us sane these these past 13 months I for one am forever grateful

  17. Comment made on May 15, 2021 by John B

    Hey Jorma can do as he pleases when it comes to who will be his guests at Fur Peace Ranch. If we want to go there then get the shot ….if you don’t want the shot then scratch the Ranch off of your list as a potential venue to enjoy Jorma or Tuna. There will be plenty of opportunity to catch a show where the terms of admission are acceptable .

  18. Comment made on May 15, 2021 by Rob

    I fail to see how asking people cooperate in a effort to make a difficult and still dangerous situation work for the betterment of all “force”. I just think it’s nice that people are beginning to use the “c” word (“concerts” that is) again. If someone with a baby carriage asks me to hold the door on the way into a building, i’m not gonna see that as “forcing” me to do it; I’m going to be cooperative because that’s what civilized people do–without being “forced”. When is this “we’re all out for ourselves” attitude gonna end in this country? The 1% that has it all depends on the rest of us being fragmented, antagonistic toward each other, and only out for ourselves. I really miss when people lived the line “Everybody get together, try to love one another right now.”

  19. Comment made on May 15, 2021 by Mark

    Hey these are crazy times for sure. Who would have ever thought that Free Thinking Musicians would censure me from attending a concert if I do not provide proof of being vaccinated. I wonder if Hot Tuna will need this information when they go back on tour.
    Been a fan of your music since 1971 and have seen you guys many many times. However I think I am done………….. Your attempt at forcing me to provide my personal medical information so I can watch you perform is ridiculous. But like you said We are willing to give you a refund. Hey Thanks. Anyways thanks for the memories. You people have become spokesmen for Control.

    • Comment made on May 15, 2021 by Jorma

      Mark, you do not own a business that has liabilities. What happens on the road is the business of promoters, Hot Tuna and/or me solo do not weigh in on that. What happens at the Ranch is my business and we cater to an older clientele. That’s just the way it is. As for ‘Free Thinking Musicians,’ this isn’t high school. You are welcome or not come as you see fit. In the spirit of ‘No shoes, no shirt, no service,’ you are welcome to your opinion.

  20. Comment made on May 14, 2021 by greg

    And Jorma would get back to Carnegie hall, actually Zankel Hall with Barry in 2007. Encored with Genesis, great show!!

  21. Comment made on May 14, 2021 by Tim Hynes

    Do you remember playing Carnegie Hall in the early 70’s? You were the first “rock” band to do so. Jack C. told me that years later when you were at the Belly Up in Solana Beach.

  22. Comment made on May 14, 2021 by Tim Hynes

    I remember your concert at Carnegie Hall in the early 70’s. I saw you & Jack years later at the Belly Up in Solana Beach, CA. He told me JA was the very 1st “rock” band to play Carnegie. It was a great night, the band sounded fantastic and the plush red velvet seats ware a real trip! You guys made growing up fun!

  23. Comment made on May 14, 2021 by John B

    The road is calling………..

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