I’ve procrastinated long enough waiting to get pictures together for this blog… Enough already. I’ll add them when I get them… Onward!

Both Hurl and I had been looking forward to this gig for some time. We love to play together so that’s a given but the Ohio With Love component upped the ante for us. (See previous entry) Good stuff and we raised a bunch of money.

We also had more than a gaggle of friends staying over on the cabins who shared Sunday Morning Breakfast with Vanessa, John and me.

Anyway, here’s our Saturday Night Show:

John Hurlbut And Jorma Kaukonen

Love From Ohio Benefit For Ukraine

The Fur Peace Station

Fur Peace Ranch

Darwin, Ohio

Saturday, May 6, 2023

First Set:

  1. Billy #6
  2. People Get Ready
  3. KC Southern
  4. Oklahoma Hills
  5. I’ll Remember You
  6. Driving Wheel
  7. Choices
  8. Ballad Of Easy Rider
  9. This Land Is Your Land with Benya Stewart

Second Set:

  1. Angel Island
  2. Operator
  3. I’ll Be Long Gone
  4. Border Line
  5. Chimes Of Freedom
  6. Pancho & Lefty
  7. Long Time Gone
  8. All Along The Watchtower
  9. A Little Faster
  10. Binary Encore: Travelin’ and The Old Homestead.. both compositions by our dear friend, Spencer Bohren

Words really don’t do justice to moments like this!



  1. Comment made on May 17, 2023 by ric

    Just saw on FB that it’s the 53rd anniversary of the live album from the Orleans House! Happy anniversary to one of my favorite albums!!!! And who knew all these years later I’d still be cherishing seeing Jack and Jorma do their thing! Rock on fellas!

  2. Comment made on May 14, 2023 by Peter

    My intent was to inspire Vanessa to add her angelic voice to Jormas’ down and dirty pickin’. Happy Mothers’ Day to all Mothers.

  3. Comment made on May 12, 2023 by BrendanC

    Just had another listen. I don’t think there’s audience heard on chorus.

  4. Comment made on May 12, 2023 by BrendanC

    ‘Ain’t it Grand Boys: unissued gems of the Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem’ is a collection I recently acquired. The last song is a live recording featuring Pete Seeger singing (and on banjo, of course) ‘This Land is Your Land’. It’s the sweetest performance of the song I’ve heard, and the brothers and audience lend a chorus that is also sweetest I’ve heard – on anything. Recorded around 55 years ago. I was both here and there at that time. I got to see and here him sing at Clearwater, with Dar Williams, who he seemed to share a great collegial affection with. I remember you on a bill for a Clearwater festival I did not attend, Jorma. Did you perform with the late, great Pete Seeger? This land? Was it grand?

  5. Comment made on May 11, 2023 by Peter

    “Swinging on a star” came to mind, somehow. I was very pleased to find a version by Dave Van Ronk as my first choice. On “Sunday Street”. Great Album.

  6. Comment made on May 11, 2023 by Steve Smith

    Loved it. Thanks for putting this on!

  7. Comment made on May 10, 2023 by mikie

    “Thank you” ain’t big enough but it will do. m

  8. Comment made on May 10, 2023 by Ric Siler

    You guys absolutely killed it. One of the great things about you playing with Hurl is that you get to focus on the playing . . . it is spectacular. As always! Stay well!

  9. Comment made on May 9, 2023 by John Pelz

    Great show last Saturday – and what a great cause!

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