In Ridgefield, Conn.

October 24th, 2020 23 comments
Myron and I head out in Hawke… the Kaukonen RV

Selfie by Myron Hart

So we had a six hundred some mile trip yesterday and I have to say, driving a 17,000 pound RV is not as relaxing as a trip in our truck. That said, when we got to Ridgefield, I had my house with me. I’ve been ‘camping’ with this rig, but this is my first road trip.

A good night’s sleep, a healthy breakfast and I’m good to go.

Since I’m actually on the road working I won’t be at the Fur Peace Ranch tonight for Quarantine Concert Series #24. Jack and I and the team thoughtfully recorded tonight’s show earlier in the week.

If it ain’t free, it ain’t me.

So if you’re not coming to my show in Ridgefield tonight, give a listen. If you are, you can catch an archived replay when you get home. I had hoped I would be able to chat on the feed, but I’ll be doing my second show then. Fortunately, Mr. Casady and Mrs. Kaukonen will keep the chat alive.

Well, here it is 0858 in Connecticut. I think I’ll seek out socially distanced sustenance.

PS There is a purchasable live stream from Tupelo tomorrow night. I can’t embed the link for some reason, but I’m sure you can find it on the web if interested.

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Just A Few Quick Fall Thoughts

October 20th, 2020 10 comments
The Labrynth

Drone shot by Jorma Kaukonen

We finished our Fur Peace Ranch session yesterday around noon and as always the goodbyes are bittersweet. Old friends and new… always a delight. The rain came yesterday but the cold was gone. The rain and wind knocked down many of he leaves but as you can see, it is still a beautiful fall.

I actually have a couple of gigs coming up this weekend. The Ridgefied Playhouse in Ridgefield, Connecticut on Saturday the 24th and on Sunday the 25th I’ll be at the Tupelo Music Hall Drive In which can be found in Derry, New Hampshire. Getting out of the house for a bit and being able to play in a safe environment, I’m really looking forwards to this one.

Check it out…

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Saturday Night & Sunday Morning

October 18th, 2020 13 comments
Here today…

Photo by Jorma Kaukonen

Another camp at the Fur Peace Ranch is upon us. Jack and I each have five students… good times.

Hot Tuna 19, 2020

Acoustic Duo

Jorma Kaukonen & Jack Casady

Quarantine Concert Series #23

Fur Peace Ranch

Darwin, Ohio

Saturday, October 17 , 2020

  1. Search My Heart
  2. Hesitation Blues
  3. Ice Age
  4. Too Many Years
  5. Whining Boy Blues
  6. Barbeque King
  7. Watch The North Wind Rise
  8. Things That Might Have Been
  9. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
  10. I Know You Rider

Great to have Jack back for a bit…

More will be revealed!

A bountiful buffet…

Photo by Jorma Kaukonen

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A Live Weekend Is Upon Us!

October 16th, 2020 15 comments
Strouds Run by drone…

Drone shot by Jorma Kaukonen

The above shot was take about a week or so ago. The leaves were still turning and peak was not yet upon us. At the time of this writing, peak is past but I still have a couple of shots to share with you.

One day there are still green leaves, and the next…

Photo by Jorma Kaukonen

It’s always great feeling the seasons change as you walk.

Even as Fall wraps itself around us we know that rebirth is already making its plans.

Moving right along… this Saturday night, the 17th of October we will feature Quarantine Concert Series #23!

Mr. Casady is on site and we’ll be teaching this weekend in addition the the concert Saturday night.

It is a beautiful Fall day today and regardless of what the weekend weather has in store for us, it will still be wonderful!

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Voting, Teaching & Gigging

October 10th, 2020 25 comments
Done… and I drove in person to the electoral office in Pomeroy

Photo by Vanessa Kaukonen

Don’t forget folks, this is the deal… our deal… our right and responsibility!

So Jack and I have our first Drive-In gig at the Frederick Fairgrounds on October 22, 2020. Needless to say, we’re thrilled about this. It’s been way too long and we hope that you folks who are within driving distance of this venue will load your car up and join us!

Every day is contains a harbinger of change, but Fall really brings it home. The trees bursting into flame with fall foliage, that distinctive taste the air brings us… there’s nothing quite like it! At my age one cannot help but wonder how many more of these seasons we will get to enjoy but that’s a conversation for another time. Today, it is quite simply… beautiful!

Walking the Big Guy, this tree got my attention… and this is early!

Photo by Jorma Kaukonen

I’m expecting Mr. Casady to show up sometime today so I think I’ll help him out by dragging out some of his gear!

More anon…

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From The Lake To Vault #4

October 8th, 2020 19 comments
Sunset at Lake Snowden last Saturday

Photo by Jorma Kaukonen

So we ‘camped’ out Friday and Saturday last and what a beautiful time of year. Chilly enough to the bugs were gone but not so cold we couldn’t hike around in light fall clothes

We’ve got Vault #4 coming up this Saturday and this time it’s something a little different.

There will be musical tidbits as well…

I took an 80 mile motorcycle ride today. The leaves have started to explode into color in the last couple of days. Vinton County was further along than Meigs… but this will be the first true foliage we’ve seen in several years.

Getting out there on the bike by myself was a true delight and I am grateful for every day that I can still do the things I love! Every day is a gift!

Mr. Casady is somewhere in Iowa at the time of this writing so he should be showing up here in the County any day now. We’re both looking forward to teaching and playing.

Who would have thought?

Evening at the Ranch…

Photo by Vanessa Kaukonen

Well, that’s about it for now. I’ll probably weigh in again tomorrow.

Stay well!

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The Vault Opens Again

October 2nd, 2020 43 comments

The vault is opening Saturday, October 3rd at 8 PM Eastern Time.

Be there or… you know!

We’ve got another good one for you, and even as we speak (more or less) Jack is wending his way across the country yet one more time to grace the Fur Peace Ranch with his august presence.

More will be revealed.

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Quarantine Vault Concert # 2

September 26th, 2020 28 comments
Ah… to be young again

Poised to strike… Vanessa and I will be on the chat or whatever you kids cal it. 🙂

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Blu Grotto And Back From The World

September 23rd, 2020 18 comments

Foto By Phil Jacobs

I was presented this honor by Mayor Siciliano before the gig. What an unexpected honor and treat! I still have to pay tolls in New Jersey but that’s OK. Good times.

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Concerts In The Garden At Blu Grotto

Red Banks, New Jersey

Monday, September 21, 2020

  1. Dime For Beer
  2. Candy Man
  3. Serpent Of Dreams
  4. Ice Age
  5. Too Many Years
  6. Come Back Baby
  7. That’ll Never Happen No More
  8. Trial By Fire
  9. Bar Room Crystal Ball
  10. I’ll Let You Know Before I Leave
  11. Waiting For A Train
  12. Great Divide Revisited
  13. In The Kingdom
  14. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down & Out
  15. 3rd Week In The Chelsea
  16. The Terrible Operation
  17. I Know You Rider
  18. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning
  19. Encore: Embryonic Journey
Chilly night, hot music!

Foto by Phil Jacobs

My extreme gratitude to the good folks who gave me this gig and to the good folks who came out to hear me play on the Fall nights. I’m the luckiest guy in the world!

Drive home… uneventful the way I like it. Great to be out in the world, and great to be home.

More will be revealed!

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At Home And Abroad In Our Great Land

September 21st, 2020 16 comments

First of all, it was pointed out to me that I neglected to post the show set from our Quarantine Concert Series #22… so here it is!

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Quarantine Concert Series #22

Fur Peace Ranch

Darwin, Ohio

Saturday, September 12, 2020

  1. What Are They Doing In Heaven Today?
  2. Another Man Done Gone
  3. I Am The Light Of This World
  4. Search My Heart
  5. Going Away with Tom Feldmann
  6. Untitled Instrumental with Tom Feldmann
  7. In The Kingdom
  8. Billy # 6 with John Hurlbut
  9. The Weight with John Hurlbut
  10. I See The Light
  11. When I Put The Needle In The Groove with Verlon Thompson
  12. The Guitar with Verlon Thompson
  13. Watch The North Wind Rise
  14. Embryonic Journey

OK… now I feel better. I can’t believe I let that get away from me. Out here on the road for the first time in six months or so, visions from home still look great.

Nessa takes the dogs for a spin down the old dirt road

Foto by Vanessa Kaukonen

Who’s leading who?

Foto by Vanessa Kaukonen

Two pals on the road of life!

Selfie by Vanessa Kaukonen

Maverick… Dog Of Light in the Labrynth

Foto by Vanessa Kaukonen

Yep, as summer starts to trickle away it’s starting to look a little like fall. Bring it on I say!

OK… last night at the Blu Grotto… my first gig ‘gig’ since… well, you know!

Sound Check

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Yeah, these folks did it up right. Chilly? You bet. Great sound? Indeed.

Jorma Kaukonen 29, 2020

Concerts In The Garden At Blu Grotto

Red Banks, New Jersey

Sunday, September 20, 2020

  1. True Religion
  2. Hesitation Blues
  3. Second Chances
  4. Uncle Sam Blues
  5. Flying Clouds
  6. Sleep Song
  7. Blue Railroad Train
  8. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
  9. Been So Long
  10. Hamar Promenade
  11. Watch The North Wind Rise
  12. Walkin’ Blues
  13. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
  14. Sea Child
  15. Good Shepherd
  16. Highway Song
  17. Barbecue King
  18. I See The Light
  19. San Francisco Bay Blues
  20. Encore: Water Song

Yeah… we all hung in there together and there’s another one tonight.

Singing in the moonight

Foto by Phil Jacobs

It’s great to be back. Stay well y’all!

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