Archive for July, 2020

Getting Ready For The Maynard Public Library & Quarantine Concert # 16

July 30th, 2020 14 comments

Coming up tomorrow, July 31, 2020…

Wow, another gig

Yeah, this is exciting. Two shows for me to do this weekend. The Maynard Public Library and us here at the Fur Peace Ranch on August First.

Saturday night…

Yeah, given what we all have to deal with, this is a good thing for us. Hope to ‘see’ you all out there!

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Life And Quarantine Concert #15

July 27th, 2020 23 comments
Upside… being home gets more rides

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

At least I’ve been getting lots of rides in. Got a 10,000 mile service coming up on this beauty. All that, and the Concert Series, of course. Needless to say, I miss Jack but hey, we soldier on… right?

Jorma Kaukonen 18, 2020

#15 Of The Quarantine Concert Series

Fur Peace Station

Darwin, Ohio

Saturday July 25, 2020

  1. I’ll Let You Know Before I Leave
  2. Ain’t In No Hurry
  3. Soliloquy For 2
  4. Uncle Sam Blues
  5. Prohibition Blues
  6. After Midnight with John Hurlbut
  7. Long Time Gone John Hurlbut
  8. Whining Boy Blues
  9. In The Kingdom
  10. Embryonic Journey
  11. Nine Pound Hammer

I’ve got on online concert coming up on Friday, and we’ll get you all the info on that shortly… and of course, #16 on Saturday.

That’s it for now… gotta run!

The rubber… waiting for the road!

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

Size does matter sometimes….

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Panini Concert #7, Waiting In The Wings For Quarantine Concert #15

July 25th, 2020 20 comments

Hot, but not too hot yesterday for Panini Concert # 7. Hey, it’s summer in Ohio and we who live here know it could be a lot worse. Lot’s!

So here’s the set from yesterday:

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Panini Concert # 7

Beatrice Love Kitchen

Fur Peace Ranch

Darwin, Ohio

Friday, July 24, 2020

  1. Another Man Done Gone
  2. Letter To The North Star
  3. In My Dreams
  4. Walkin’ Blues
  5. Ballad Of Easy Rider with John Hurlbut
  6. People Get Ready with John Hurlbut
  7. How Long Blues
  8. Waiting For A Train
  9. Search My Heart
  10. The Old Homestead with John Hurlbut

Yeah, driving on. Tonight we have # 15 of the Quarantine Concert Series coming up.

Here ya go gang… just finished a morning walk with the Big Dog and looking forward to tonight.

Stay well!


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Quarantine Concert #14, Tuna Shines And Jack Heads Home…

July 20th, 2020 33 comments
The old homestead on Northampton St.

Foto by Jack Casady

So Jack got a chance for a quick roots trip back to D.C. where we are both from. This is where I grew up when we were in the States. We didn’t have all those bushes in the yard back then. I push mowed that hill and the yard many times. We were the motor for the mower.

Back in Ohio, Jack and I rehearsed and gathered for one last concert before he headed back to L.A. We got more than a lot done and it was so great to be able to hang with my old bud.

Hot Tuna 18, 2020

The Acoustic Duo

#14 Of The Quarantine Concert Series

Fur Peace Station

Darwin, Ohio

Saturday July 18, 2020

  1. I See The Light
  2. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down & Out
  3. Follow The Drinking Gourd
  4. Day To Day Out The Window Blues
  5. Corners Without Exits
  6. River Of Time… with Balalaika
  7. Parchman Farm
  8. Mann’s Fate
  9. Song From The Stainless Cymbal
  10. Come Back Baby
  11. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning

It just won’t be the same without him, but we’ll all keep on keeping on. I’m already thinking about tunes for this weekend and Jack will hopefully be back on his high chair in front of his mega TV playing along.

Good times…

That’s it for now…

Stay well!

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Panini # 6, Morning At The Lake, An Evening With Tuna Comes…

July 18th, 2020 27 comments

Yesterday was another Friday for Paninis here at the Fur Peace Ranch.

And here is my set list.

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Panini Concert # 6

Beatrice Love Kitchen

Fur Peace Ranch

Darwin, Ohio

Friday, July 17, 2020

  1. True Religion
  2. Full Go Round
  3. Living In The Moment
  4. I Am The Light Of This World
  5. After Midnight with John Hurlbut
  6. Six Days On The Road with John Hurlbut
  7. Sea Child
  8. I Belong To The Band
  9. Barbeque King
  10. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
  11. I Know You Rider

Up at 0530 this morning and on the water by 0830.

Complete with Polaroid glasses and PFD.

Foto by Vanessa Kaukonen

Windstill, and water like glass… perfect!

It doesn’t get too much better than this.

Foto by Vanessa Kaukonen

A more than Zen way to start the day… which turned out to be very, very hot.

Shortly, Jack and I will hold forth… a fitting end to a fine day!

More… anon

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The Week That Was, Is And Will Be

July 16th, 2020 46 comments
Yes folks… Saturday night…

Jack figured while he was out here he would stay another week. Who knows when we’ll get a chance to see each other again so having driven all this way, I get one more session with him. The word thanks does not even begin to cover it.

Speaking of thanks and good times, here’s what we did last weekend.

Hot Tuna 18,  2020

The Acoustic Duo

Jorma Kaukonen & Jack Casady

#13 Of the Quarantine Concert Series

Fur Peace Station

Darwin, Ohio

Saturday July 11, 2020

  1. Serpent Of Dreams
  2. Living Just For You
  3. Highway Song
  4. Whining Boy Blues
  5. Ode To Billy Dean
  6. Great Divide Revisited
  7. Sleep Song
  8. Watch The North Wind Rise
  9. Hamar Promenade
  10. Genesis
  11. That’ll Never Happen No More

Of course one of the many blessings about having my old friend around this long is that we have been relentlessly playing and rehearsing (the two are not the same) together. If and when things begin to open up, we’ll have a boatload of new/old material to plunder.

We really know so little about the virus anything I say here is only moderately informed opinion. That said, things are now beginning to spike down here in our little corner of Appalachia. We knew it was simply a matter of time. My life is probably less disrupted than some of my friends who live in other parts of the country so I’ll try not to be a whiny bitch… too much. I guess I’ll just join in what I believe is the Vox Populi and say, ‘I don’t like it.’ I noticed that the world doesn’t care whether or not I like something, so I’ll let it go at that.

I’ve been out and about in a socially distant kind of way. Went to the Range yesterday and if today’s storm passes quickly I’ll go to the lake this evening when things cool off a little. The long walks in the woods with our four footed buddies is (to mix metaphors) the ‘cat’s meow.’

I know most of us are holding tough and hoping for the best.

More will be revealed…

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Preparing For More Tuna

July 10th, 2020 24 comments
It’s been hot… but in the morning…

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

Well I guess there’s not much new except more cases of the virus. It’s somewhat easier for us to be distant here at the Fur Peace Ranch, as you can see. I’m not complaining, much… but it would be nice to see the outside world again, from my car or dare I say, a stage. More will be revealed I’m sure.

Nessa and Izze and I have been paddle boarding. We’re fortunate to be surrounded by little lakes here and it seemed to me that paddle boarding would be a good thing to undertake to maintain my balance skills as I meander into dotage.

This is truly awesome stuff!

Foto by Vanessa Kaukonen

I won’t be skating again… that train has left the station. When you fall off the board… it doesn’t hurt. I’m consumed!

Land Ho!

Foto by Vanessa Kaukonen

Good times.

Jack and I are getting ready for #13 of the Quarantine Concert Series and I’m thrilled to have him back in our lives for at least a little bit. I’ll take the win.

This should get you all in… enjoy!

The oppressive heat has put a motorcycle ride on the back burner and even the paddle boarding has to be done early in the day. Ah, heat and humidity… the Ohio summer way,

Well, I’ve got a Zoom Class to teach tonight… Jack and I will catch you all on the small screen tomorrow.

Stay Well!

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Quarantine Concert #12 With Jack Casady

July 5th, 2020 33 comments

Yeah, so Jack ventured forth from LA and we’ve been able to share some quality rehearsing time. Rehearsing is always good. There were some technical problems with the stream last night and we are aware of them and are working on it. I will say this though. Many people had flawless reception and some did not. We did not send out two streams, one good and one bad so with no facts to back this up I’m surmising that this problem was not on our end. That said, we’re on the case and we will figure it out. Stick with us.

Hot Tuna 17,  2020

The Acoustic Duo

Jorma Kaukonen,  Jack Casady

#12 Of the Quarantine Concert Series

Fur Peace Station

Darwin, Ohio

July 4, 2020

  1. Too Many Years
  2. Ice Age
  3. Hesitation Blues
  4. Been So Long
  5. I’ll Be All Right Some Day
  6. Broken Highway
  7. 3rd Week In The Chelsea, Jack plays the old Balalaika.
  8. Flying Clouds
  9. Trial By Fire
  10. Good Shepherd
  11. I Know You Rider

As seen last night, not only did Jack drive out from LA, but he brought the balalaika which is a simply magnificent instrument. It’s very old and doesn’t travel well, so to see it outside his home was a big deal.

Our friend Scott Phelan from On The Roof, drove down from New York and Jack and I participated in a two plus hour interview with him. Check out his site. He’s got some great folks on.

Well, the Fourth Of July was hot and uneventful here at the Ranch. Again, Happy Birthday America…

And now… moving right along…

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Panini 4 And 5 With The Fourth Of July Around the Corner

July 3rd, 2020 14 comments

First of all… from last week:

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 #4 Of The Panini Lunch Sessions

Live From The Fur Peace Ranch

& The Beatrice Love Kitchen

Friday, June 26, 2020

  1. Blue Railroad Train
  2. Waiting For A Train
  3. Day To Day Out The Window Blues
  4. I’ll Be All Right Some Day
  5. I See The Light
  6. Long Time Gone with John Hurlbut
  7. You Ain’t Going Nowhere with John Hurlbut
  8. Trial By Fire
  9. Good Shepherd
  10. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
  11. Hesitation Blues

And then of course Jack and I rehearsed diligently for the show tomorrow and capped this rehearsal with our lunch show today. Some of our dear friends from up in the New York area drove down for some Paninis and we were honored by their presence. Our family is large indeed!

Hot Tuna 16,  2020

Panini Concert #5

The Acoustic Duo

Jorma Kaukonen,  Jack Casady

Beatrice Love Kitchen

Fur Peace Ranch

Darwin, Ohio

July 3, 2020

  1. I See The Light
  2. Search My Heart
  3. Broken Highway
  4. Great Divide Revisited
  5. San Francisco Bay Blues
  6. Roads and Roads &
  7. Barbeque King
  8. Highway Song
  9. New Song For The Morning
  10. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning
  11. Embryonic Journey

Indeed, we’re ready for the Quarantine Concert Show tomorrow!

Be there or…

It’s going to be a good time.

We were socially distant with everyone here, but we were sociable.

See ya…

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Pre Panini # 4… Pre Independence Day!

July 2nd, 2020 15 comments
Family time in the woods…

Selfie by Vanessa Kaukonen

It’s been hot, but hey… it’s July in Ohio. It’s meant to be hot. We’ve been prepping for Panini # 4 and Jack and I have been rehearsing for #12 of the Quarantine Concert Series. It’s been a great week playing with him. The last time we played together was in February and that was electric. Getting back to basics in these times of isolation has been more than a blessing.

Of course there is still time for Maverick and me to take a walk together!

Foto by Vanessa Kaukonen

So Jack and I certainly have some treats in store for you all as well as us. Truly a win/win situation!

So… Saturday July 4 at 8PM fire up your YouTube, go to Fur Peace TV and enjoy the show!

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