My room at the Graduate in Iowa City

Photo by Phil Jacobs

I’m Duluth right now where it is 0 degrees… minus 13 with chill. In Iowa City however, it felt like spring and the Field Of Dreams (one of my favorite movies) motif was more than apt.

Two Flammangs on stage at the Englert.

Photo by Jorma Kaukonen

On the left, the J-35. On the right, The Big Boy.

Jorma Kaukonen 4, 2022

The Englert Theater

Iowa City, Iowa

Monday 28, February 27, 2022

First Set:

  1. Blue Railroad Train
  2. How Long Blues
  3. Day To Day Out The Window Blues
  4. Trouble In Mind
  5. That’ll Never Happen No More
  6. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
  7. Letter To The North Star
  8. Sleep Song
  9. Trial By Fire
  10. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down & Out

Second Set:

  1. Been So Long
  2. Heart Temporary
  3. Barbeque King
  4. Too Many Years
  5. Broken Highway
  6. Uncle Sam Blues
  7. Whining Boy Blues
  8. Come Back Baby
  9. True Religion
  10. Good Shepherd
  11. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning
  12. Encore: Dime For Beer

A lovely way to start the mini tour.

Then a run to Milwaukee and Shank Hall. It’s been about 22 years since I played this cool legendary venue.

In lights in Milwaukee

Photo by Phil Jacobs

I used to play Shank Hall all the time in the 80’s and 90’s. And then… Anyway, it was great to be back!

Jorma Kaukonen 5, 2022

Shank Hall, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

First Set:

  1. True Religion
  2. How Long Blues
  3. I See The Light
  4. Barbeque King
  5. Letter To The North Star
  6. Too Many Years
  7. Full Go Round
  8. Sleep Song
  9. Trial By Fire
  10. Parchman Farm
  11. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
  12. That’ll Never Happen No More

Second Set:

  1. Hesitation Blues
  2. Take Your Time
  3. Ode To Billy Dean
  4. Whining Boy Blues
  5. Come Back Baby
  6. Flying Clouds
  7. Good Shepherd
  8. Broken Highway
  9. The Terrible Operation
  10. Been So Long
  11. Ain’t In No Hurry
  12. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning
  13. Encore: Embryonic Journey

Now remember, Shank Hall is where they filmed the Stonehenge Scene in Spinal Tap.

Myron, beneath the Fabled Stonehenge!

Photo by Jorma Kaukonen

Tonight is the Duluth show, about which more will be revealed!



  1. Comment made on March 4, 2022 by Bill from Wisconsin

    Glad you’re enjoying our Midwest venues. You’ll like the Mineral Point Opera House. A grand dame of 100 + years. The two was founded around the lead miners, aka, Badgers. Looking forward to seeing you again as the last was a cold night in St Paul, when Larry Campbell and Teresa joined in. Safe travels.

  2. Comment made on March 3, 2022 by Kevin

    Love the Field of Dreams motif, one of my favorite movies as well. I have to stop and watch anytime I come across it on tv, no matter how far it is into the movie. My throat tightens, and I fight the tears, every time near the end when he plays catch with his dad. Great movie all around.
    Side note: came across this little interview with Pete Sears that may be of interest to some.

  3. Comment made on March 3, 2022 by BrendanC

    I only caught second act – The Muppets. Had I known.

  4. Comment made on March 3, 2022 by Arlen

    To me, the song sounded like Jethro Tull, Moody Blues with a dash of The Year of the Cat thrown into a blender. Too funny. Thankfully, the Stonehenge monument survived and wasn’t crushed by the little dancers.

  5. Comment made on March 3, 2022 by Todd

    [Nigel, introducing the Stonehenge theme concert]

    Nigel Tufnel: In ancient times, hundreds of years before the dawn of history, an ancient race of people… the Druids. No one knows who they were or what they were doing…

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