The Jefferson in old Charlottesville

Photo by Phil Jacobs

By the time I write this, my old friend David Bromberg will have played his last show. I hope his time will continue to be fulfilling. Here in my world I just finished a trifecta of gigs, starting with The Jefferson in Charlottesville.

Jorma 4, 2023

Jorma Solo

The Jefferson Theater

Charlottesville, Virginia

Friday, February 24, 2023

First Set:

  1. True Religion
  2. Been So Long
  3. Blue Railroad Train
  4. Take Your Time
  5. Letter To The North Star
  6. Ice Age
  7. Hesitation Blues
  8. Another Man Done Gone
  9. Sleep Song
  10. Trial By Fire
  11. How Long Blues
  12. Trouble In Mind

Second Set:

  1. Ain’t In No Hurry
  2. Ode To Billy Dean
  3. That’ll Never Happen No More
  4. Heart Temporary
  5. Barbeque King
  6. Whining Boy Blues
  7. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
  8. River Of Time
  9. Sea Child
  10. Serpent Of Dreams
  11. Living In The Moment
  12. Good Shepherd
  13. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning
  14. Encore: Embryonic Journey
Holding forth…

Photo by Phil Jacobs

Then it was off to eastern Maryland and the Avalon Theater.

Photo by Phil Jacobs

Another dandy for sure!

Jorma 5, 2023

Jorma Solo

The Avalon Theater

Easton, Maryland

Saturday, February 25, 2023

First Set:

  1. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down & Out
  2. How Long Blues
  3. Great Divide Revisited
  4. Waiting For A Train
  5. Barbeque King
  6. Sleep Song
  7. Trial By Fire
  8. Too Many Years
  9. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
  10. New Song For The Morning
  11. Nine Pound Hammer

Second Set:

  1. Hesitation Blues
  2. Trouble In Mind
  3. Letter To The North Star
  4. Ice Age
  5. Another Man Done Gone
  6. Ain’t In No Hurry
  7. Sea Child
  8. Good Shepherd
  9. Song For The Stainless Cymbal
  10. Hamar Promenade
  11. Come Back Baby
  12. Genesis
  13. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning
  14. Encore: Embryonic Journey
Home of ‘The Blob!’ Look it up.

Photo by Phil Jacobs

Yeah, we’ve been here a bunch of times and it’s always big fun. I saw The Blob in Three D when it came out when I was in high school. You can relive those halcyon days here in Phoenixville once a year at Blobfest.

Don’t miss it!


Jorma 6, 2023

Jorma Solo

The Colonial

Phoenixville, Pennsylvania

Sunday, February 26, 2023

First Set:

  1. True Religion
  2. Great Divide Revisited
  3. Barbeque King
  4. Too Many Years
  5. Ice Age
  6. Ain’t In No Hurry
  7. How Long Blues
  8. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
  9. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
  10. Living In The Moment
  11. Sea Child
  12. Trial By Fire

Second Set:

  1. Highway Song
  2. Heart Temporary
  3. Blue Railroad Train
  4. Come Back Baby
  5. Been So Long
  6. Ode To Billy Dean
  7. Take Your Time
  8. Sleep Song
  9. Good Shepherd
  10. Whining Boy Blues
  11. Hamar Promenade
  12. I Am The Light Of This World
  13. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning
  14. Encore: Genesis

Well, I’m up in Connecticut now and they say a storm is coming in.

More will be revealed!


  1. Comment made on March 5, 2023 by Frank

    Gary Rossington, last original member of Skynyrd. RIP

  2. Comment made on March 5, 2023 by Kevin Rest In Peace Mr. Lindley.

  3. Comment made on March 5, 2023 by Brad

    With a Sunday morning Soul of a Man…
    A mesmerized Thanks and Fare Thee Well-Go into Peace to David Lindley

    Safe travels home Jorma

  4. Comment made on March 5, 2023 by Milt

    Date_3/5/23__ 🙂 Jorma, just want to say ‘thanks’ for your comment about the Phoenixville Pa Theatre. Your dry wit was’nt lost on me. __ re: the Blob. What is there not to love? That opening song (Beware of the Bla_obb)..subtle, yet groovy. But this is what I picture__ A Teen Jorma, but with his 1981 Barbecue King_Playing the Pier in N.Y.C. ‘Slickness’. The Greased-Back, lean Rock-a-Billy Kiss-my-ass Jorma__Sitting in a movie theatre with 3-D glasses on..and muttering to a Girlfriend or two..this is so corny. Then when the Girlfriends shriek during the scary parts (The movie is a trip) just smirk thinking yea ‘sigh’ I’m getting some action later. Money in the bank. __ N.E. way, yea my comment. Cool movie, cool Jorma..But let’s just go there. It was Steve McQueen’s first movie (The Magnificent 7 McQueen..not the British Fashion Designer). Re: McQueen, what else comes to mind? obviously the Motorcycle escaping scenes from ‘The Great Escape’. You being a Biker efficianto..prob. hold those scenes in high regard. Cool movies, back when the world was Cool. It was cool ’cause it was made by a Generation that made it cool__Namely WWII Vets. McQueen being an ex-serviceman from the Navy.’s all a generation that is few in number, what would you say, maybe 3,000 left around the Globe? But yea, a sci-fi movie from 59-60..who knows. But it was a wwII vet that saved the day. And remember Jorma..the movie ends with the U.S. Gov’t collecting the notorious frozen Blob..and depositing it somewhere north of Canada. Jorma, you ‘ol Cracks in the Finish dude (my little Finland rib..) Do you believe in Global Warming? Donde esta El Blob? Could it be…behind you? 😮

  5. Comment made on March 5, 2023 by Ham Neggs

    Delighted to see Kenny Kearney Band with you guys in July. Wonderful guitarist who played with Mr Balin on a few tours in early eighties. Born to be a winner, one of my favorites by Marty. Anyway around that time looking forward to getting on ferry next month Peace✌🏻️❤️Love All Ways🔥🚲🌹🙏🏻🖖🏼

  6. Comment made on March 3, 2023 by Tom in St. Louis

    Bromberg is so great! Everyone who knows him loves that guy. He’s already retired once but this time I think he means it. Of course, he’s just a young sprout of 77…
    Keep on truckin’, Jorma!

  7. Comment made on March 2, 2023 by Ed

    I wised up thanks to you, and manned up to play the F chord and am just doing it in C.
    Sounds MUCH better.

  8. Comment made on March 2, 2023 by AndyK

    RIP Wayne Shorter
    His music lives on.

  9. Comment made on March 2, 2023 by Tom Spiro

    I am so grateful that you stopped by our neck of the woods in little ol’ western ma! Spoke to so many who, like me, couldn’t miss a show in their own back yard. So cool!! I love the Stationary Fac – good sound, mellow, easy to get up an dance if you want to. Your tunes were lovely/beautiful! Thank you, and see you next time!!

  10. Comment made on March 1, 2023 by Kimberly

    Can you post a picture that’s not all blurry from the Charlottesville, VA Jefferson theater-it really would be nice to see a picture that wasn’t all blurry!!

  11. Comment made on March 1, 2023 by carey georgas

    Just heard “Get Your Yas Yas Out” by Blind Boy Fuller for the first time. Who’dve thunk it? Not me. Learn something new every day if you keep your eyes and ears open.

  12. Comment made on March 1, 2023 by Ed

    Thanks a million, Jorma. It’s incredibly gracious of you with your busy schedule – and while on tour! – to take the time to help me with that.
    And IMHO, given your recommendation, I’d be an idiot not to go with the C Shape chords.
    Thanks again.

  13. Comment made on February 28, 2023 by Steve

    Such a great show in my backyard in Easton thanks for making the jaunt across the bridge! Roughly my 45th show when checking tickets and doing the math. Love how you said you would channel your “inner Jack” for Great Divide Revisited! It’s all a blur but doesn’t Broken Hiway replace Too Many Years? Forward!

  14. Comment made on February 28, 2023 by Chappy

    Saw Karen Jonas name on the marque under your’s in Easton. She’s a great singer-songwriter out of Fredericksburg, VA. She’s got several CDs out and plays a lot around MD, DC, and VA with her band. Check her out on YT. Writes her own stuff but will do an occasional cover…her live version of Zimmy’s “Meet Me in the Morning” is great. The FPR fans would love her.

  15. Comment made on February 28, 2023 by Art

    Hey, Jorma, if you’re out there: I have boldly extended your use of pulverized Club Crackers (full fat, or course) to new life and new civilizations. Got a bag of reasonably priced cleaned calamari at the local market and decided to have a whack at the thing we all have had at pubs. Recipe called for flour and corn starch but I didn’t have corn starch so guess what I used? Now, I don’t know if the Club Crackers were a key factor in the success of this newbie attempt but it sure didn’t hurt.

  16. Comment made on February 28, 2023 by Ed

    Hi Jorma,
    I should be able to figure this out but can’t quite get it: on the arrangement of “This Land” that you and John do on The River Flows Vol. 2, what chord(s) is it that you add in the refrain leading up to the D (am playing it in G) before the final “This land was made for you and” –

    • Comment made on March 1, 2023 by Jorma

      OK Ed… We do it in C. It makes more sense (IMHO) to use C Shape chords. If you want to do it in G… I would recommend C Capo 7 which would put it in G.The chord you’re looking for is the relative minor. Am for me… Em for you. Do check out the C shape though.

  17. Comment made on February 28, 2023 by Greg martelli

    Looks like a great venue in Easton .
    Bold setlist
    Tidewater inn was a favorite ,lot of good waterfowling down there .
    Crabs and oysters as well .
    Ride on

  18. Comment made on February 28, 2023 by Ollie

    Wonderful evening at the Colonial. First saw Tuna in 1977 in San Francisco. Seen Jorma 7 times since 2021 (solo, with Jack, with Hurl). Just keeps getting better. Great audience at this venue. Could hear a pin drop while those strings were being tickled. Jorma- each song was a gem. The music set a wonderful mood that words can’t describe. Keep on keeping on.
    See you in Jim Thorpe in 2 months. Keep your lamps…………..

  19. Comment made on February 27, 2023 by greg

    Jorma started the show by saying this is Sunday and went right into True Religion. But I believe he started the second set with Hesitation Blues. Wonderful show as was the Charleston show.

  20. Comment made on February 27, 2023 by richard DeBois

    I saw you open this show with Hesitation Blues.
    Great shpw for my birthday. I waited outside to say hey but
    had to drive 3 hours home.
    so what;s the real setlist lol?

  21. Comment made on February 27, 2023 by Tim from Philly

    Hey Capn!

    Spectacular to see you, been a while. Damn this pandemic thing…. Haven’t commented here for a while either, but follow. Quick question. Didn’t you open w Hesitation Blues at the Colonial?

    Cheers! Give Hurl a hug from me.

    Tim from Philly

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