A blog by Jorma Kaukonen

Summer Stage in Central Park, NYC

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Tuesday, June 08, 2010 2245 Scotch Plains, New Jersey
Tonight was indeed a night to remember. My friend, Larry Campbell, asked me a while ago if Barry Mitterhoff and I would join him at the Summerstage fundraiser in Central Park. ‘What kind of music would we be playing?’ I asked. ‘Something by Simon and Garfunkel was his reply. ‘I’m in,’ I said. What were we to do? Larry suggested Baby Driver… something I could get my alternating thumb around. That’s ...
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Further Fest, Angel Camp, California, May 30, 2010

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Friday, June 04, 2010 1205 Fur Peace Ranch, Meigs County
OK… running, working… going crazy… here’s the set list from from Furthur… I’m at the Ranch… way behind on everything… more will be revealed…

Hot Tuna
The Electric Quintet
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
Barry Mitterhoff, G.E. Smith
& Skoota Warner
The Furthur Festival
Angel Camp, California

1. Been So Long
2. I See The Light
3. I Wish You Would
4. Rock Me Baby
5. G.E.’s song
6. Living Just For You
7. Can’t Get Satisfied
8. Bowlegged Woman
9. Corners Without Exits
10. 99 Year Blues
11. ...
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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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Iron Horse, Northhampton, MA, May 16, 2010

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Sunday, May 16, 2010 2237 Northampton, Massachusetts
Alrighty then… Quite the hectic day today with non-stop traffic from Wilmington, Delaware almost to the the Northampton exit. Once at the iron Horse, we rushed through sound check, ate and hit the stage. Here is our set list:

Jorma Kaukonen & Barry Mitterhoff
The Iron Horse
Northampton, Massachusetts
Sunday, May 16, 2010

First Set:
1. Been So Long
2. There’s A Bright Side Somewhere
3. Prohibition Blues
4. Izze’s Lullaby
5. I Belong To The Band
6. Uncle Sam Blues
7. Sea Child
8. Full ...
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Wilmington, Delaware May 16, 2010

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Sunday, May 16, 2010 0725 Wilmington, Delaware
Yesterday Barry Mitterhoff and I played for David Bromberg at his First Annual big Noise In The Neighborhood here in Wilmington. Barry and I winged it set list wise and right now I don’t have the slightest idea what we played… We opened with Blue Railroad Train and then my mind is a blank. Good stuff all the way around though. The Angel Band sounded great as did Railroad Earth, Sam Bush, and ...
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Mauch Chunk Opera House, Jim Thorpe, PA, May 15, 2010

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Saturday, May 15, 2010 0610 Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania
What a beautiful little town Jim Thorpe is. In some ways it seems frozen here in time nestled in the hills of Carbon County. You can almost hear the ghosts of the coal miners walking the streets. NIce… very nice.

The gig last night at the Mauch Chunk Opera House was superb. Our Friend Craig Thatcher opened the show and sat in with us for the encore. I met Craig out at the ...
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Variety Theater, Atlanta, GA, May 12, 2010

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Thursday, May 13, 2010 0925 Atlanta, Georgia
Last night at the Variety Theater was our final gig with our buddy, David Bromberg. David always brings so much to the musical table it is always an exciting adventure to play with him. Always good stuff. We’ll see him again at his David Bromberg’s Big Noise In The Neighborhood in Wilmington, Delaware on Saturday the 15th. In the meantime, here is our set lis from last night:

Bromberg/Kaukonen Extravaganza 16
With Barry Mitterhoff
The Variety Theater
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I was once their dream: now they are mine.


Friday, April 16, 2010 Jacksonville, Florida

It’s been four months since my last entry here. I’m getting to a stage in my life where it seems more important to be living it than writing about it… or I’m just getting lazy. In any case, I never stop thinking… sometimes I just don’t write. On the other hand… sometimes you just have to write.

Wednesday the fourteenth was a beautiful Spring day in Meigs County. At one thirty in the afternoon I ...
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