As Dorothy would say…

This isn’t Sanibel anymore Toto…

Photo by Jorma Kaukonen

An event free two day drive for Hurl and myself. A swell two weeks down on the gulf, but it’s great to be home. It was still summer when we left and now Fall is here for sure! Thursday last after dinner at the Sundial Hurl and I put on a little show for the folks.

Jorma Kaukonen 12, 2022

Friends And Family Show

Sundial Resort

Sanibel Island, Florida

Thursday, September 22, 2022

  1. Take Your Time
  2. Been So Long
  3. Things That Might Have Been
  4. Day To Day Out The Window Blues
  5. Trial By Fire
  6. Death Don’t have No Mercy
  7. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
  8. Angel Island with John Hurlbut
  9. Kansas City Southern with John Hurlbut
  10. Choices with John Hurlbut
  11. Pastures Of Plenty with John Hurlbut
  12. I’ll Be Long Gone with John Hurlbut
  13. The Old Homestead with John Hurlbut
  14. Everybody’s Talkin’ with John Hurlbut
  15. This Land Is Your Land with John Hurlbut and the whole gang

A beautiful night playing some dandy music for a bunch of rally good folks. Time well spent…

Here’s the Still Got The Blues gang:

Good looking gaggle…

Hope Hurricane Ian treats our friends down there gently!

Here at home…

The Big Mav… patiently awaiting my return!

Photo by Vanessa Kaukonen

More will be revealed…


  1. Comment made on September 29, 2022 by Jim Tulgan

    Hey Jorma,
    Fortunately you and John left just in time to escape the horrific devastation in Florida. Sanibel is cut off from the mainland!My thoughts are with them all!
    Stay well!
    Jim Tulgan

  2. Comment made on September 28, 2022 by Brian Doyle

    I’m safe in elevated reinforced concrete above the surge…Ian now 155mph borderline category 5 beast…Doubt the house will withstand it…National Hurricane Center says 18 foot surge will wash over island…

  3. Comment made on September 28, 2022 by john o

    That’s bad news Brian.
    I hope you’re ok and I feel sorry for you guys in SW Florida.
    Good Luck!!!

  4. Comment made on September 28, 2022 by Brian Doyle

    It’s coming balls-on…Spent last two days fixing hurricane shutters and bringing tools etc up from the garage…Threw out $300 bucks of food from the fridge…Packed my most save-able belongings in the cars and got them to a surge-safe concrete parking garage…Crossed causeway at 1:30am…Thank God no surge preventing escape…Right now holding at category 3…

  5. Comment made on September 27, 2022 by carey georgas

    @Brian Doyle
    Here’s hopin’ the best to you Brian. May your exodus be smooth and orderly, and damage to your property minimal. Looks like the dirty side is gonna get you, I just hope you stay outside the eye wall.

  6. Comment made on September 27, 2022 by Brian Doyle

    Good chance Sun Dial is about to get trashed…The sea should come over the island with this one…

    Packed my Stratocaster 62 re-issue and important items and gettin out of Dodge…

    This has a good chance of being the worst hurricane to ever hit Sanibel and its coming right at us…

  7. Comment made on September 27, 2022 by john o

    Jorma wrote many great songs besides In The Kingdom which is also one of my favorites but he wrote so many. I See The Light is another. But my favorite is New Song for the Morning. His early work was a real trip. His songs got very psychedelic in the mid 70s and were out of this world. You had to be there to experience it.
    Thank you Jorma for being so kind to me during those years!

  8. Comment made on September 27, 2022 by eaglesteve

    Marty Balin
    Jan 30, 1942 – Sep 27, 2018
    never forgotten

  9. Comment made on September 26, 2022 by BrendanC

    You’ve written some good’uns, Kaukonen. In The Kingdom is song of yours that touches me. I hadn’t much associated your singing with love till spinning that record. Have you ever gigged it with yerself on electric and another on the acoustic? Maybe with Michael, but I don’t recall such.

  10. Comment made on September 26, 2022 by carey geirgas

    Of course, you know Dorothy’s other iconic line. “There’s no place like home!”

  11. Comment made on September 26, 2022 by Shari Helene

    Welcome Home! Wishing you all a happy and healthy New Year❣🍯🍎

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