A blog by Jorma Kaukonen

An Interim Report With Good News!


Indeed I am on the road with two shows under my belt and I will report on them on Monday. But for now… On January 15, 2022 we will have a Special Edition of the Quarantine Concert Series…

Jorma & Hurl… always ready!

Be there or… you know…

Happy Independence Day… And 50A


A Harley Ride On July Fourth!

Photo by Jorma Kaukonen

A lovely day to celebrate America’s Birthday with a scooter ride down to Pomeroy and the Ohio River!

Down the Ohio River to the Mason WVA Bridge…

Photo by Jorma Kaukonen

Pomeroy was jumping last night, but on this Sunday, July 4th… resting!

Main Street U.S.A.

Photo by Jorma Kaukonen

Yeah… a good day indeed. Last night was a good night too was we aired Quarantine Concert 50A which was recorded on Sunday of the Memorial Day ...
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A Little Weather Malaise And 50A


Yeah, it’s been one foot in front of the other for the last couple of weeks. hot of course and today and tomorrow, rainy… very rainy. But wait! There’s a bright spot on the horizon. Yes, Saturday the 3rd of July at 8 PM Eastern time, Quarantine Concert 50A will air for the first time. Nessa and I will be there to chat with you all and, well, enjoy the evening.

The bonus show indeed!

There will be good times down ...
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End Of Many Things…


I drove our daughter to Athens high School a week or so ago so she could be there for the last day of school. What a concept. I actually remember that age. She’s in for a ride just like we were. Her fifteenth birthday is right around the corner and she’s working at Avalanche Pizza in town. If you’re in town… order a Hot Tuna Pie and tell them, Jorma sent you. She’ll be a junior next year. Life ...
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Thoughts On #49 And The River Of Time


So we aired #49 last night. We recorded it on Wednesday last, our first outing in the outdoor venue and there were glitches to be sure. Considering what we had to do to make it work at all, I can live with it. We’ll iron things out for this coming weekend.

Quarantine Concert #49

Hot Tuna 1, 2021

Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady

Fur Peace Station Concert Hall

Darwin, Ohio

Saturday, May 22, 2021

Whining Boy BluesIce AgeLetter To The North StarWalkin’ BluesHesitation BluesSong From ...
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#49, Jack & Jorma


Coming right up!

Come one, come all!

Quarantine Concert Series #48 And Reflections On Life


Time marches on and the landscape of our lives is ever changing. The Pandemic has changed all us in ways that could not have been imagined two years ago. It has been the same and yet different for all of us. For touring musicians like myself and so many of my friends frankly I don’t think anything will ever ‘be the same’ again… and that has to be OK. Indeed, the only constant is change.

My old friend Michael Falzarano ...
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Old Friends & Number 48


After a restful night in Wellsboro we drove Hawke the RV over to the yard at JGM Coaches. Swiss, the Master Mechanic crawled under the beast and drained the engine oil in preparation for servicing. The end of the pandemic isolation may be coming, but the yard with still filled with idle coaches. We’re all hoping to get back to work soon.

Back at the Fur Peace Ranch my longtime pal Michael Falzarano stopped by on his way to Texas ...
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My Friend Al… #47 In The Wings


A sunny day with the top off of the old Jeep

Selfie by Vanessa Kaukonen

At my age I have been saying a lot of goodbyes the most recent being to my old friend Al Schmitt. Al was such an important part of the Jefferson Airplane Family in terms of what he brought to the table as a producer. RCA assigned him to us starting with After Bathing At Baxters. At a point in our relatively young lives when we thought ...
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#46… The River Flows…


A Bald eagle was seen on the way to Akai Hana in Columbus

Photo by Vanessa Kaukonen

Hurl and I reprised The River Flow for # 46!

Quarantine Concert #46

Fur Peace Station Concert Hall

Jorma Kaukonen & John Hurlbut

The River Flows Vol I & II
April 24th, 2021

Ballad of East RiderPeople Get ReadyChoicesKansas City SouthernAcross the BorderlineTravelin’The Old HomesteadSomeone’s CallingKnockin’ on Heaven DoorHickory WindA Little FasterSeems Like a Long Time with Vanessa KaukonenAll Along The WatchtowerThis Land is Your Land

Sunday after volleyball we drove ...
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