Puttin’ The Band Back Together

Photo by Vanessa Kaukonen

A concert and an overnight at the Fur Peace Ranch.

Jorma Kaukonen & John Hurlbut

Live At The Fur Peace Ranch

Darwin, Ohio

Saturday, July 09, 2022

First Set:

  1. I’ll Be Long Gone 
  2. K.C. Southern.  
  3. Oklahoma Hills 
  4. Driving Wheel 
  5. People Get Ready 
  6. I’ll Remember You 
  7. It Takes A Lot To Laugh…. 
  8. Someone’s Calling 
  9. You Don’t Have To Go

Second Set:

  1. Hickory Wind 
  2. The Maker 
  3. Six Days On The Road. 
  4. A Thousand Miles From Nowhere  
  5. I Shall Be Released  
  6. Sugaree   
  7. A Little Faster   
  8. Ballad Of Easy Rider   
  9. Encore: The Old Homestead

Johnny and I play together on a fairly frequent basis, but this was our first ‘performance’ in well, I can’t remember when. We hosted a bunch of folks for an after show overnight and a delicious breakfast this Sunday morning. Our mission in addition to putting on a great show at the Fur Peace Station again was to raise money for The Aerial Recovery Group. Click that link now and check these folks out. They’re doing really good work and we’re pleased to be able to aid them in their mission.

A grand weekend here in Meigs County!

Play another one…

Photo by Scotty Hall


  1. Comment made on July 14, 2022 by Brian Doyle

    A really big shoe…

  2. Comment made on July 13, 2022 by John R.

    @Brian Doyle
    “You guys will never play Sullivan again”

    “We just did.”

  3. Comment made on July 13, 2022 by Brian Doyle

    “Girl we couldn’t get much higher”…

  4. Comment made on July 13, 2022 by John R.

    At least JA didn’t try to blow the place up (literally), a la Keith Moon.

  5. Comment made on July 13, 2022 by Ed

    Thanks, Jorma. I kinda suspected that….

    A few years later I was walking by that theater and they were handing out audience passes for a game show being taped there. Between tapings, an MC would take questions from the audience.

    My question: With so much poverty and suffering in the world, how can you justify giving away all this prize money to people who are obviously healthy and well-fed?
    The audience went crazy, creating one of my life highlights – being booed by a full house at the Ed Sullivan Theater. It was awesome.

  6. Comment made on July 12, 2022 by Ed

    Hi Jorma,
    Did you get to talk to Ed Sullivan at all? The concept of Ed Sullivan and the Airplane in the same place is kind of mind-blowing. How about the other guests? Any interaction with them?
    “Crown of Creation” perfect for that show. I mean I loved the guy, but “the fossils of our time” seems so fitting….

    • Comment made on July 12, 2022 by Jorma

      Ed had to have us on the show because well, it was our time! He utterly detested us and everything we stood for and only interacted briefly on camera…


  7. Comment made on July 12, 2022 by Brian Doyle

    Man the ranch is a lot wilder than it looks on the Google satellite overhead…And mountainous too…It is set amongst typical upper Appalachian lushly-forested Ohio rolling hills…I got a whole mountain top campsite loop to myself at Forked Run State Park on the Ohio River Friday and Saturday at $21 a night…The Ranch is a real Appalachin Holler with first rate structures…When I walked up to the Station show house I ran in to Jorma face to face at the entrance and gave him a salute that he promptly stood at attention and returned…(Saluting the Captain)…He then turned and walked in to the auditorium…I wish I had my cell camera ready at that instant but you can’t film everything I guess…I met Hurlbut in the parking lot and discussed Jorma’s migration to a folk/country sound…Lots of friendly people and a good common vibe of the special-ness of what is basically a private show by rock history…Jorma hasn’t lost a speck and was flawless…Bought a cool T-Shirt, Fur Peace coffee mug, and finally got the ‘Crown Of Creation’ CD at the Silo…I was on a research trip to Pittsburgh and the Ranch was only 3 1/2 hours down easy highways, and I gassed at every Costco I could find, so it wasn’t that expensive…Gas was $3.79 in Georgia…My Prius gets 50 mpg…That trip on I-77 through the West Virginia mountains makes me want to pull up and get my own spread down there…After the show Vanessa said all the cabins were taken so I drove down to Pomeroy and got some Kentucky Fried Chicken and sat looking over the Ohio River at sunset…

  8. Comment made on July 11, 2022 by Frank

    Jorma, I was just watching old reruns of the Ed Sullivan Show which featured the Airplane playing Crown of Creation. Since you were there, can you provide insight on the performances. With all the camera tricks they were doing during the performance, was the technology of the time able to capture the effects during a live performance, or did the performance need to be taped and edited?

    • Comment made on July 12, 2022 by Jorma

      Nope… Ed Sullivan was always live. The tech was so rudimentary by today’s lofty standards. They had to bend over backwards to capture a live light show.

  9. Comment made on July 11, 2022 by carey georgas

    I snooze, I lose. I just happened to pick Sugaree last week as my next song to learn. Woulda been a kick to watch ‘em do it. Guess I’ll wander over to Breakdown Way and see what’s up over there.

  10. Comment made on July 11, 2022 by gregg


  11. Comment made on July 11, 2022 by carey georgas

    Hey, Jorma, if it’s still up, where’s it at?

  12. Comment made on July 11, 2022 by Steve Smith

    Thanks so much for doing this. I love the sound you create together. Looking forward to bringing my wife out in October for Jim Lauderdale. BTW, would love to learn more about the Electric Hurling Stones!

  13. Comment made on July 10, 2022 by John Pelz

    Such a wonderful show last night (7/9/22), and such a wonderful breakfast this morning! It was great picking your brain on various and sundry dobro-related things this morning, Jorma; thank you. As Bill said above, thank you to everyone at the beautiful place that is Fur Peace Ranch!

  14. Comment made on July 10, 2022 by Bill from Wisconsin

    Madison to Fur Peace and back: 1,410 miles.
    Gasoline and lodging: $525
    The show at Fur Peace: Priceless

    Thanks Jorma, John, Vanessa and FP crew!!

  15. Comment made on July 10, 2022 by Tom in St. Louis

    Great job by the Aerial recovery Group, rescuing many orphans in Ukraine.

  16. Comment made on July 10, 2022 by Dan Nigro

    Darn, looks like a great show and good cause. I was busy packing up the RV and didn’t get in, in time. Oh well, got more than six days on the road ahead of me. Enjoy!

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