The Fur Peace Station from the air by Jorma Kaukonen

It was a beautiful fall day for the last gig at the Fur Peace Station featuring John Hurlbut and myself. We had really been looking forward to this one although it was a little bittersweet being the last show of 2023 at the Ranch. Time is slipping through our fingers at an alarming rate and each moment, good or bad, is worth remembering.

More from Jorma & his drone

It was to be an early show so we hit the stage at 4 PM.

First Set:

  1. Angel Island
  2. All Of Me
  3. People Get Ready
  4. I’m Gonna Live Forever
  5. Take This Hammer
  6. A Thousand Miles From Nowhere
  7. Ballad Of Easy Rider
  8. I’ll Remember You

A short break for a good cup of coffee and then:

Second Set:

  1. Pasture Of Plenty
  2. Hickory Wind
  3. Driving Wheel
  4. After The Gold Rush
  5. Pride Of Man
  6. Six Days On The Road
  7. Travelin’
  8. I Shall Be Released
  9. The Old Homestead
  10. All Along The Watchtower

The mighty Shade River approaches the Ranch as seen from Jorma’s drone.

Was a truly great way to spend a lovely Sunday afternoon into the evening.

Every day is day closer to Spring.

Stay well all!


  1. Comment made on November 16, 2023 by Judge Jim

    Great drones shots Jorma, pilot lessons going well, did a great (and not so great) landing the other day – Shade river looks so cool from up there – Glad the sets went well, enjoy each day, just went to a wake for Judge Hunt from Shawangunk, only 74, but he travelled, went to concerts, everything. Each day’s a gift and we are blessed to have your music to help us through the tough times – all the best –

  2. Comment made on November 14, 2023 by carey georgas

    Scarcity increases value. As young people, time seems boundless, hence the propensity of youth to waste it to some degree. A few months shy of 70, I would go so far as to say each moment is not worth not only remembering, but savoring as well – good or bad.
    I see they the trees in southeastern Ohio are pretty much denuded. I stumbled into a little hidden creek bottom about an hour north of me last week. There I found a small stand of red maple, hickory and beech that would rival the reds, yellows and golds of the northeast. A moment to savor sure enough, cher.

  3. Comment made on November 14, 2023 by alexander pepiak

    Do you a license to fly that thing so high???
    Cool pics.

    I don’t see someone’s calling .. love that tune… first time I heard it I was nearly in tears…. Shhhhh don’t tell anyone it will wreck my image!!

  4. Comment made on November 14, 2023 by Ed

    “All of Me” was a pretty awesome selection. Thanks so much for doing the show.
    And yeah, that time thing…Heavy, especially as the daylight dwindles, but I try to stay on the sunny side of the street.
    Only 5.5 weeks til the days start getting longer!

  5. Comment made on November 14, 2023 by Greg martelli

    Always interesting to see John’s influence
    Pride of Man ,People get Ready ,Ballad of easy rider.
    Great stuff
    If you’re ever in a mood for a super percussive jolt ( you don’t need the coffee ), listen to Curtis Mayfields extended version of “Move on up “.It will get you up.
    Is the performance available to view ?
    What’s the approximate elevation of the last drone shot ?
    Enjoy these beautiful days ,frost in Am ,65* in PM
    We are gathering up hickory dropped limbs for the smoke house .Hams come back today from Ashland butcher ,as you note ,the wheel keeps turning , or more to your profession ,the River just keeps rolling .
    Old man River
    Thanks for the gift of music

  6. Comment made on November 13, 2023 by Watson McCoy

    Magic was made…..

  7. Comment made on November 13, 2023 by Art

    WOw, that is quite a set list. And it’s not like one can simply pull that out of one’s nether regions without a good bit of very hard work.

  8. Comment made on November 13, 2023 by Ellen ( Z) Zabriskie

    Gorgeous photos what a dream place!

  9. Comment made on November 13, 2023 by Dan Nigro

    After 3 weeks in Spain, with just Cafe Americano (expresso and hot water) there is nothing like a good cup of dark roast black coffee. Glad to catch the replay, Thanks guys

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