Having been graciously invited, I learn one of Radney’s Songs.

We had been waiting the whole pandemic shutdown for Radney to come to the Fur Peace Ranch. What with time passing and all the postponements we were so grateful he made it and what a show it was. If you’re not familiar with him you owe it to yourself to get to know his work. By the bye… a really wonderful person! Check out the Radney Foster website.

I opened the show for him and of course, I brought up my pal, John Hurlbut for a couple of tunes.

Jorma Kaukonen 36, 2021

With Special Guest

John Hurlbut

The Fur Peace Station

Darwin, Ohio

Saturday, July 31, 2021

  1. Ice Age
  2. Too Many Years
  3. Broken Highway
  4. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down & Out
  5. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
  6. I’ll Be Long Gone
  7. People Get Ready
  8. Angel Island

It was more than wonderful to have the Ranch open again in non-virtual reality! Hoping for more of the same. Now I’m involved with a recording project with the great singer Dave Revels, about which more will be revealed!


  1. Comment made on August 7, 2021 by Greg martelli

    Thanks for the update ,Rusty provided fine pedal steel all the way back to Buffalo Springfield again ,and than on with Poco ,Paul Cotton provided great song writing and a nice edge on the guitar,including his start with the Illinois speed wagon,Railroad Days always a favorite.

  2. Comment made on August 6, 2021 by john rubino

    some sad news to report….Paul Cotton (Poco) passed away July 31 at home in Eugene,Oregon. He was 78…… I previously mentioned Rusty Youngs passing in April in one of our Quarantine Concert chat sessions. I had met Paul many times both pre & post concert shows throughout the years Both he & Rusty were very fine gentlemen. I only saw this news today while flipping thru my I-phone and playing tunes by both Tuna & Poco..as I do nightly. RIP Paul.you will be truly missed.

  3. Comment made on August 6, 2021 by BrendanC

    Then there’s Peter Lorre and his meltdown.

  4. Comment made on August 6, 2021 by Ed

    Appreciate it, Brendan, but I think I’ll pass – I’m so retro that my CD player and turntable are two of my most important possessions, so I try to treat them kindly.
    You made my day by citing the Maltese Falcon. Excellent.

  5. Comment made on August 5, 2021 by BrendanC

    Hey Ed: the digital sides are good, but circular paper labels cover entire reverse side of group, taken from storage I’m emptying. I spun a couple on a DVD player here where I’m staying and static was greatly reduced, but there was a winding sound. I don’t have a home DVD anymore.
    I tried covering with clear circular labels, but that was too thick for machine. I don’t know for sure its the paper. I think it is. Maybe adhesive worked through to digits? Didn’t find any online info about curing issue. This was done 20 years ago when stores sold any digi-music stuff, whether it was reliable or not.
    I tried taking paper off with solvents but it turned into Sydney Greenstreet scraping the Maltese Falcone. The sound files were destroyed in a fire 5 years ago. Didn’t make headlines like the Capitol Records disaster.

  6. Comment made on August 5, 2021 by Ed

    Hey, Brendan: very nice offer. But what’s the deal with the paper labels? They’re on the side with the music and you can’t get them off? I do have a home CD player I can try them in.

  7. Comment made on August 4, 2021 by BrendanC

    Meaning somebody let me know if you’ll try to us the discs and simultaneously ask JK if it’s OK. If we don’t get a reply no harm done.

  8. Comment made on August 4, 2021 by BrendanC

    How’s it going there, Jorma? I’m about to 86 30+ cd’s of HT & JK shows downloaded from here when site was young, unless someone wants to try using. They are covered with paper labels, resulting in static during playback (at least in my automobile CD machine). I tried coating with spray lacquer and something else, but no go. A home CD player might spin acceptably. Don’t like tossing them, so I’ll pick up postage if someone wants to try, and it’s OK by you.

  9. Comment made on August 4, 2021 by John B

    Hey Ed…….I agree with you that Morning Dew was great.I was convinced that it was Wasted And I Can’t Find My Way Home ; right up until Hurl sang “Walk Me Out…..” @Ed

  10. Comment made on August 4, 2021 by Ed

    @John B
    I’m embarking on a fool’s errand comparing priceless gems. But the incredibly beautiful nearly 17-minute “Morning Dew” at Suneagles was an all-time concert highlight for me.

  11. Comment made on August 4, 2021 by mikie

    I took two of my grand girls to see the Traveling Wall when it was in Athens over the weekend. Even in miniature, it filled me with the same sadness as the original I saw in DC. Too damn many names. m
    ps- I saw on the news that Natalie’s is going vax-card only. m

  12. Comment made on August 4, 2021 by John B

    Glad things are getting back to normal at the Ranch . I enjoyed your swing through the northeast with Hurl and that song Angel Island appears to be a favorite. My buddy John thought that was the best song of your two day residency in the Garden State. Be well and safe travels……

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