A blog by Jorma Kaukonen

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The second week teaching in San Diego

Photo by John Hurlbut

The second week teaching in San Diego was just as awesome as the first. The conversation in a roomful of guitarists is always illuminating! A really great bunch of guys and their families. A good time was had by all! After everyone left around noon on Friday, John Hurlbut and I drove up to Palm Springs and after checking in at the hotel in Palm Springs we drove across I-10 ...
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A Gig At McCabe’s And A Swarm Of Fingerpickers In San Diego


The calming carp at the Self Realization Center

Photo by Jorma Kaukonen

We had a moment before driving up to McCabe’s in Santa Monica to enjoy the peace at the Self Realization Center in Encinitas. Love this place!

Far from the madding crowd!

Photo by Jorma Kaukonen

Then we headed up to McCabe’s on Pico in Santa Monica

Hot Tuna 1, 2024

Jorma Kaukonen & Jack Casady

McCabe’s Music Store

Santa Monica Blvd

Santa Monica, California

Saturday, February 10, 2024

First Show:


How Long Blues That’ll Never Happen No More Come Back Baby Where Have ...
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The Nick Pagano Event At The City Winery


White Rabbit featuring Elaine Caswell, backed by Jorma Kaukonen, Ricky Byrd, Rich Pagano, Steve Conte as well as a hidden bass player and two keyboards also hidden.

Photographer unknown by me, but thanks!

As a person who has been in recovery for a couple of 24 hours, being able to be a part of this show was more than a pleasure… it was an honor!

Here’s a link that explains it better than I can.

Jorma, Jimmy Vivino & John Sebastian

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The Blizzard Of ’24


The Jeep… poised to go!

Photo by Jorma Kaukonen

Yeah, we got a little more snow than we anticipated… not as much as folks in other parts of the country, but impressive for the Ohio River Valley. I grabbed a little breakfast and motored on down to the Fur Peace Ranch to plow some snow.

At the helm of the Mule

Selfie by Jorma Kaukonen

Thank goodness Ian and I put the plow on the Mule yesterday. It would have really sucked doing it ...
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And Then There Was One…


Rainy night at the Fillmore Auditorium

Photo by Phil Jacobs


The days on stage stretched on like an endless river… and Then There Was One:

I remember as a younger man reveling in the continuity of life. You’re in the throes of something you love and it feels as if the future is an open highway… it’s just going to last forever. You hold on to that feeling as you age in the mirror and one day it becomes apparent that it’s ...
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Jorma And Johnny Come To The River Of Time


A neighborly visit to the River Of Time Boutique & Gallery

Photo by Vanessa Kaukonen

We are thrilled as Vanessa’s River Of Time finds its space in the Athens community. It has definitely found its home! Anyway Johnny and I rehearsed seriously since our show at the Fur Peace Station and we kept our new songs in the rotation.

John and myself rehearsing in the Gallery surrounded by original Fillmore Posters that my mother saved a lifetime ago. Thanks Mom!

Anyway, here’s today’s ...
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One More Lifetime With John Hurlbut


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.

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The Last Ride Day 31, From Suwanee To The Fur Peace Station


Well home life seemed to move on without me. Jack Casady returned to Athens with me in time to play a short set for Vanessa’s new River Of Time Boutique at 19 West Washington St. in Athens, Ohio.

Come on in and pay us a visit!

Photo by Vanessa Kaukonen

The Gallery & Performance space at River Of Time

Photo by Vanessa Kaukonen

Hot Tuna 30, 2023

The Acoustic Duo

Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady

In-Store For Vanessa Kaukonen

River of Time Boutique

Athens, Ohio

Friday, October 13, 2023

Nobody Knows You ...
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The Last Ride Day 24, Almost Home!


Docking at Suwanee Music Park

Photo by Phil Jacobs

We had been looking forward to this gig. Playing at Suwanee Music Park has always been fun over the years and this was to be no exception! There were all sorts of friends there to be reconnected with not the least of which was Jim Lauderdale and Verlon Thompson. It was to be a great day!

The early view near the good old Mushroom Stage.

Photo by Phil Jacobs

Hot Tuna 29, 2023

The Electric Trio

Jorma Kaukonen, ...
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The Last Ride Jacksonville Day 22


The Capitol Theater in Clearwater

Photo by Phil Jacobs

Clearwater is a haul from from the Warner in D.C. but that’s why they call it being on the road. We are fond of this Capitol and it didn’t let us down. Rock and Roll saved the day as always!


The Electric Trio

Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady


Justin Guip

The Capitol Theater

Clearwater, Florida

Wednesday, October 4, 2023


First Set:

Been So Long Day To Day Out The Window Blues Great Divide Revisited Ode To Billy Dean Bowlegged Woman Sleep Song Trial By Fire Hit Single #1 I ...
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