We left the Fur Peace Ranch about 0800 this morning and a little before 1700 we were docking in Davenport, Iowa. With the current restrictions on overdrives we wanted to leave plenty of time to get to Jackson, Wyoming and our first gig at the Center For The Arts on 6-15-22. It occurred to me as I was leaving our home in Darwin that today would have been my mother Beatrice’s 112th birthday.

Happy birthday Mom!

I wish you could have lived to meet the kids.

I miss you often…

Me and Mom

Photo by Dad


  1. Comment made on June 19, 2022 by eaglesteve

    Happy Father’s Day Captain……………
    and many more.

  2. Comment made on June 16, 2022 by Mitch Spector

    Hope all goes well on the road for you guys .Stay safe & have fun on the tour ,Looking forward to seeing you at the Ranch hopefully & out by me on Long Island Dec 9& 10. Peace

  3. Comment made on June 16, 2022 by Jim Bacon

    Hi Jorma and Jack, Hope you have a great tour and will see you back east in the fall. Wish I could get out to the ranch but family obligations in the summer ramp up – All the best – Jim

  4. Comment made on June 16, 2022 by Deb

    What a fantastic show! The sound was excellent! And that acoustic bass.. wow. I don’t see how you could possibly get a better tone for what you guys do. I saw the video on how Jack had it made to order and sounds like he got exactly what he was asking for. Pretty amazing.
    Have a great and safe tour! Picked up your book, looking forward to the read.

  5. Comment made on June 15, 2022 by BrendanC

    Wrapping up the 2000 NC Acoustic Stage gig, our gracious host jokingly lamented aloud about why state capitols, like Albany (where they were off to) and Sacramento, where chosen. Aren’t we fortunate to be able to bring up these shows at the touch of a screen? We have access to such an array of wonderful artists to hear. Still, nothing like in-person.

  6. Comment made on June 15, 2022 by carey georgas

    As an amateur history buff, I just had to take a peek into the capitols of New York. Albany was selected in 1797 after it had been moved around between Poughkeepsie, Kingston, and New York City. It seems early colonials mistrusted political power being located in the center of economic and commercial power. Albany’s location on the Hudson gave it a strategic location both logistically and for defense. It is also the oldest chartered city in the U.S., so it had been around a while. That’s a foreigner’s take.

  7. Comment made on June 15, 2022 by Watson McCoy

    YIKES for sure !!!

  8. Comment made on June 15, 2022 by Ham Neggs

    The British burned Kingston when they invaded in War of 1812. One of reasons it was moved north to Albany. Peace✌🏻️❤️Love All Ways🔥🚲🌹🙏🏻🖖🏼

  9. Comment made on June 14, 2022 by Deb

    Wow, stressful day. Those cross-winds are way more tiring than even head winds. It’s a constant fight. Hopefully it will cool off for you some today. We used to have to drive the town buses around with the heaters on full blast when it got even slightly hot out. Or they would shut down like that. The passengers would be wondering what you were doing! It’s like, well if you want to get to where you are going I have to try to cool the engine down.. LOL. It’s always something.

    If you heard about Yellowstone Park closing and evacuating everyone from flooding, it’s all well north of here. Though we will probably get an influx of people leaving. Had a couple good thunderstorms in Jackson that day but apparently not like north of here. All should be fine coming through. No worries.

  10. Comment made on June 14, 2022 by carey georgas

    Sounds like work will be a welcome respite. 110 in Nebraska before the solstice even arrives is scary indeed. Derecho in Ohio, drought in Texas. What can a body do? Play the guitar!

  11. Comment made on June 14, 2022 by BrendanC

    Didn’t need to post that. Where’s delete?

  12. Comment made on June 14, 2022 by BrendanC

    HHi, Jorma,
    ad a listen to acoustic stage nd 2k, just now. You mentioned then the HS thing, and probably know Hot S*** moniker appeared in liner notes of a compilation 2 record set called Flight Log. Copy person getting paid by the word, maybe.

    Another off the cuff observation had you wonder aloud why NYS has its capitol in Albany. Haven’t looked it up, but I imagine the Erie Canal factors in.

  13. Comment made on June 13, 2022 by Deb

    So you don’t want to have to pull over in a cornfield for the night to keep your driver from turning into a pumpkin. LOL.

  14. Comment made on June 13, 2022 by Deb

    @Steve Comeau

    I THINK he is referring to his driver not exceeding too many hours behind the wheel. A driver with a commercial drivers license driving passengers can only drive 10 hrs a day and must have 8 hrs off between shifts. And can’t exceed 60 hrs in 7 days or 70 hrs in 8 days. New rules apparently. There’s more but that’s the nutshell version. Me, recently retired bus driver. Logs must be kept, shown on demand if pulled over, and may be digitalized now for all I know. I haven’t done over the road driving (OTR) in some time. The world gets more complicated all the time. Better safe than sorry is what I think he’s saying.

    • Comment made on June 14, 2022 by Jorma

      Indeed… OTR driving is heavily constrained by regulations. The cowboy years are long gone. The logs are all electronic… there is no shade to hide in. When the shift closes the vehicle gets shut down. Yesterday we just made it to Ogalala with twenty minutes to spare. The real air temperature across Nebraska was 110 degrees. There was a 40 MPH cross wind all day. I’ve never driven a 45 foot Prevost but my 27 foot Pursuit in a cross wind is not a relaxing drive. Everything on our rig was overheating and we had to stop frequently to cool the genny down. Over 212 degrees it shuts itself down. No house AC. Now I realize these are first world problems but if you’re in my line of work, they’re problems nonetheless. We have another 500 some miles today to Jackson Hole. I can hardly wait to gain some elevation to cool things off. Back home we had serious Derecho storms. Power still out after 12 hours… trees down, flooding… the whole new Ohio Valley norm. No one said it would be easy.

      Really looking forward to the gig tomorrow.

  15. Comment made on June 13, 2022 by Brian Doyle

    I looked it up on Google…If you install solar panels on your roof and use them to charge an electric car the annual cost for fuel averages out to $415 a year…The average cost for gasoline for a car per year is $1,260…

  16. Comment made on June 13, 2022 by Ed

    And in our lifetimes, each of us gets about 3 billion heartbeats.
    That’s a whole lot of potential love.

  17. Comment made on June 13, 2022 by Steve Comeau

    Happy Birthday Beatrice! Her love still ripples to us through her son.

    On a separate note, restrictions on overdrives? Like Tube Screamers are OK, but don’t crank your Zen Drive? Asking for a friend… 😉

  18. Comment made on June 13, 2022 by Peter

    Let’s call this moment one second of your timeline to date. I had to turn my iphone sideways, and if my math is correct, it totals in the area of 2,557,008,000 seconds. One can argue that the photo was actually a split second, which would be more in the ballpark of 5,114,016,000 precious moments. Speaking of precious moments, safe travels, fine music, good eats and comfort along the way for ALL involved.

  19. Comment made on June 13, 2022 by Rich l

    Is it just me, or is there a strong resemblance of yourself in your mom…especially those eyes. I assume she’s blowing bubbles?

    What a great photo…dripping with nostalgia.sometines the simpler things in life aren’t so simple, now are they.

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