A blog by Jorma Kaukonen

Martha’s Vineyard And Mom


It is June 12th as I write this and it is my mother’s one hundred and thirteenth birthday. Now my mother and father have now been gone for a quarter of a century which doesn’t seem as long to me as it used to. Both my parents were born in 1910 and my grandparents were born in the mid 1880’s. Sometimes it’s tricky to wrap my mind around that one. Anyway, the Old Ones are all gone and now ...
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On The Road With A Birthday Salute To Mom!


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 ...
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Beatrice Love… June 12, 1910/May 8, 1998


I wish she could have seen it…

Photo by Vanessa Kaukonen

Mom was born on a tobacco farm near East Windsor, Connecticut on June 12, 1910. She was a remarkable woman in many ways but on this day, her 111 birthday, I remember her simply as my mom! The picture above is the gate to the Fur Peace Ranch. She never lived to see this. She died the first week we were open. While she was still Beatrice, before the ...
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Wheels Of Soul Catch Up


Foto By Phil Jacobs

Our next stop was the Providence Performing Arts Center… one of those truly beautiful historic theaters.

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

Hot Tuna 26, 2017
The Electric Trio
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
And Justin Guip
With Tedeschi/Trucks
& The Wood Brothers
Providence Performing Arts Center
Providence, Rhode Island

1. Been So Long
2. Hesitation Blues
3. Ode To Billy Dean
4. Talkin’ Bout You
5. Good Shepherd
6. Funky # 7

There have been some great sit-ins with Susan and Derek, but frankly I didn’t write them down and now I can’t remember. All I can say is, ‘Good ...
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…And I Will Never Forget


I will never forget Vinnie The Bull Terrier. He was Marlo’s son… born in the basement of our little house at Hillside Farm almost twenty years ago. Like so many friends of various species, he has been gone for eight years… but I will never forget him. Today, May 8, 2011, my Mother Beatrice Love has been gone for thirteen years. I was staying at the house with her and my brother Peter the week she passed. It was ...
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Live from the kitchen…


OK… so here is my first entry without someone seated next to me holding my hand. Tomorrow Hot Tuna is getting ready for a lightning three concert run… all electric, all rocking! I’m writing this from the Beatrice Love Kitchen here at the Fur Peace Ranch and it’s shaping up to be a very hot day. Getting guitars and amps together, packing the gear that goes along with all this stuff. Yikes… logistics personified. Well, just a very short ...
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Mountain Aire, CA


Friday, May 28, 2010 Sonora, California

I write this from the somewhat small town of Sonora, California. My pals and I are here for the Furthur Festival at the Calaveras County Fairgrounds. Myron and I came in late yesterday afternoon after an all day airport event starting in Columbus, Ohio. Yeah… living the dream. Being on East Coast time I was up at 0430 and couldn’t go back to sleep. Oh well… Anyway, Myron and I found a breakfast café ...
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