So… just a brief update on this fine Sunday. It’s Spring Break for the High School gang and the Kaukonen Family broke out of their cocoon and headed up go Seven Springs in Pennsylvania to take the girls skiing. We recorded #40 on Wednesday last so we could make this trip. All that being said, I so glad we got back from the slopes in time to grab dinner and get on the chat.

Now I say ‘we’ got back from the slopes which is a loose description. My downhill skiing days are over I fear. I’ll stick to paddle boarding and motorcycle riding. Speaking of riding…. the girls are snow boarding… riding, not skiing. This was made abundantly clear to me. 🙂

OK… the set from last night:

Jorma Kaukonen 11, 2021

Quarantine Concert Series #40

The Fur Peace Station

Darwin, Ohio

Saturday, March 6, 2021

  1. I’ll Let You Know Before I Leave
  2. Wolves & Lambs
  3. Blue Railroad Train
  4. Sea Child
  5. Flying Clouds
  6. That’s All Right Mama/Mystery Train with John Hurlbut
  7. Chimes Of Freedom With John Hurlbut
  8. Rock Me Baby
  9. Roads and Roads &
  10. Good Shepherd
  11. What Are They Doing In Heaven Today

It was important for Vanessa and myself to be able to weigh in on the chat, even though we were on ‘vacation.’ The QC concert folks have become like family to us and we didn’t want to miss out on being able to be part of the conversation in some way.

So be it.

I’m going for a hike.­


  1. Comment made on March 10, 2021 by Tom Keogh

    Hi Jorma,
    Thanks for the QC shows – every one is better than the last.
    I have a question about two brothers who, I think, would have been schoolmates of yours at The American School in The Philippines. Olaf Harken was in the class of ’57 and his brother Peter is two years older. Olaf wrote about it in his book – which I read right after “Been so Long”. He names a lot of schoolmates and even said he flew there on a Boeing 377 Stratocruiser! It felt like I was reading parts of his story in your book and yours in his. Any chance you knew him? I can share more if this sounds familiar.

    • Comment made on March 11, 2021 by Jorma

      Expat brats share an interesting life style… I was a junior at the AS… ’57 through ’58. Back to DC to graduate in ’59. What a tine!

  2. Comment made on March 8, 2021 by Ed

    Thanks for reminding us.
    Sweet guy, and in fine fettle when I first saw the Dead in ’69. I loved the edge he gave that band.

  3. Comment made on March 8, 2021 by Ed


  4. Comment made on March 8, 2021 by Jim Bacon

    Hey Jorma, got the vaccine and was too tired to stay up Sat., so I’ll catch a re-run – looking forward to getting back to FPR – Jim

  5. Comment made on March 7, 2021 by eaglesteve

    Dug 40. Thank you.
    Tomorrow 3/8:
    Ron McKernan, gone since ’73. Well missed. Never forgotten. RIP Bro

  6. Comment made on March 7, 2021 by Eric Clauss

    We sure appreciated giving us a “live” show and being there live for us out there in radio dream stream land. Hope you and the family had a great time in PA. Thanks for creating this great new family!

  7. Comment made on March 7, 2021 by George Anthony

    Hi Jorma,

    Glad you got some family R&R. Last night, #40, another terrific show, lots of favorites.

    I heard Vanessa mention U-Roy after she noted Bunny Wailer’s passing. U-Roy 1975 album ‘Dread in a Babylon” is a classic.

    It would’ve been amazing to have heard you play with Peter Tosh! Can you ‘estimate’ what potential year that invite could have been? Late 70’s, after Felix Pappalardi, Double Dose days?

    Did not know the Tosh story, with all the great conversations stirred up during Quarantine shows, maybe you will endeavor to work on a follow-up book to ‘Been So Long’.

  8. Comment made on March 7, 2021 by David Lucas

    Another great one last night ! Thank you !

    I’m curious if you have considered dusting off “Sally Where’d You Get Your Liquor From” and/or “Seaweed Strut” ?

    I had the privilege of hanging out with you and Jack in your dressing room before a show in Pittsburgh in the late ’80’s. I can’t remember which song it was, but you were warming up playing one of them while I was there.

    Once again, thanks so much for the QC series !

  9. Comment made on March 7, 2021 by mikie

    My oldest son got into snowboarding when he was in Scouts, so for his HS senior year I took him to visit friends in Colorado and we hit 3 or 4 famous slope areas. Arapaho basin was just beautiful. Anyway, he urged me to give it a try, I dropped out of snowboard school after the first half hour. Thin air was one thing, thin balance and stamina was another. m

  10. Comment made on March 7, 2021 by Rob

    Great show last night, Jorma. About those slugs, when they eat the cats’ food, do the cats eat them or are they happy to share?

    Speaking of slugs, did you ever play at/go to Slugs’ Saloon in NYC?


  11. Comment made on March 7, 2021 by Steve Smith

    So grateful for your persistence in this endeavor. The music is healing and the community you’re creating is wonderful. Thank you!

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