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Aloha And Back To The Mainland

February 11th, 2017 Leave a comment Go to comments
Happy campers, pickin' and grinnin'

Happy campers, pickin' and grinnin'

Another fabulous Fur Peace Ranch On The Road has come to an end and it is time for us all to return to our ‘normal’ lives… whatever that means.

A last look at Molokai and a search for whales...

A last look at Molokai and a search for whales...

Yep, this was a dandy alright. Vanessa and Izze and Montana flew back yesterday. True, it is still winter in Ohio, but home and our animals are there!

Pickers and family support...

Pickers and family support...

Foto by Vanessa Kaukonen

Time for me to close up my bags and head for San Diego where I will meet Jack Casady as well as Phil and Myron. Our first gig will be at the Belly Up in Solana Beach.

If I have to see one more beautiful sunset...

If I have to see one more beautiful sunset...

Yep, it’s been great… but I gotta be movin’ along…

More will be revealed!

  1. John R.
    February 11th, 2017 at 14:51 | #1

    It’s a dirty job, Jorma, but someone’s gotta do it.

  2. jim hitchcock
    February 11th, 2017 at 16:10 | #2

    I’m thinking at least part of this 206% of normal precip in the Western Sierra was related to the butterfly effect sent to us by FPR/Hawaiian edition.

  3. Brian Doyle
    February 12th, 2017 at 15:14 | #3

    Wish I could be at the Electric Fillmore show. I know some people who are going…

  4. johno
    February 12th, 2017 at 15:31 | #4

    Can never see too many sunsets…they are so majestic. Love sunrises…they are so spiritual. Too bad many of us are sleeping when the sun rises.

  5. Carey Georgas
    February 12th, 2017 at 15:41 | #5

    I’m usually awake, but can’t see the horizon for the trees. Jorma, you captured some beauts this time. I like this one with the sun setting in an apparently clear sky. There’s something about those radiating rays that makes it look like it’s saying aloha. Peace, and safe travels.

  6. Doug Mlyn
    February 12th, 2017 at 20:23 | #6

    Safe travels to calif..

  7. FillmoreSoundKeith
    February 13th, 2017 at 14:52 | #7

    very much looking forward to seeing you, Jack and Myron next week. I always enjoy mixing Hot Tuna shows.

  8. phil zisook
    February 13th, 2017 at 18:46 | #8

    Jorma, Thanks for booking those Merlefest dates! Really looking forward to them!

  9. JD
    February 13th, 2017 at 21:26 | #9

    Safe travels Jorma – sorry I’ll be missing you this time around, family obligations you know.

  10. Jim Bacon
    February 15th, 2017 at 10:08 | #10

    Awesome trip Jorma – love those pics – next time you’ll have to bring that drone on tour and see the sites from above – we have about 15 inches of snow here in New Paltz, plenty of shovelin’. working on Blind Arthur’s Breakdown, Blake’s stream of consciousness – Happy V day to you and Vanessa and Izzie – Jim

  11. johno
    February 15th, 2017 at 13:00 | #11

    Talking about consciousness, New Paltz my alma mater. It was a portal of psychedelia during the 60’s and 70’s. Many a good trip and good times were had at and around the school and the surrounding Catskill mountains, woods and lakes. Some weekend nites we’d take trips to Woodstock, NY. Some of the best times of my life were up there.

  12. Kevin
    February 15th, 2017 at 15:38 | #12

    I betcha can’t watch this video and not have an ear to ear grin the whole time!!!

  13. Doug Mlyn
  14. johno
    February 17th, 2017 at 12:36 | #14

    I just saw my first robin red breast of the season on my snow covered deck out my back door – can Spring be far behind? I think the woodchuck was wrong.

  15. carey georgas
    February 17th, 2017 at 14:28 | #15

    Hell, the robins never even made it this far south. Haven’t seen one all winter. Now, the azaleas are blooming, fish are spawning, it’s like spring is 6 weeks early.

  16. jimhitchcock
    February 17th, 2017 at 19:16 | #16

    Just glad you didn’t call Phil a whistlepig.

  17. Brian Doyle
    February 18th, 2017 at 02:56 | #17

    Heavy weather in Jorma’s playing zone…

  18. Mike Zangerle
    February 18th, 2017 at 11:53 | #18

    I had tickets for the Santa Barbara show but could not get there due to the mudslide on the 101. Really disappointed to miss it. How was the show?

  19. James McKeon
    February 18th, 2017 at 16:53 | #19

    The Santa Barbara show was GREAT! Jack had some exceptional moments and the crowd roared in response every time! Tough weather conditions. It rained HARD all day. Glad I didn’t have to drive too far. Trees coming down all over the place. The Lobero Theater is a great venue. I hope they “come back baby” soon!

  20. Brian Doyle
    February 18th, 2017 at 16:58 | #20

    You ain’t gonna slip away so easy Leon. Back when the music had grit (like Jorma):


  21. Mike Zangerle
    February 18th, 2017 at 17:22 | #21

    Thanks James , I live in Moorpark so i couldn’t get through on the 101. The roads through Ojai were backed up too. Bad night to drive. I’ll have to wait till next year to see Tuna.

  22. jim hitchcock
    February 18th, 2017 at 20:21 | #22

    Seems there is no real disparity among Tuna fans, and we all find our way here eventually.

  23. Sweetbac Jr.
    February 18th, 2017 at 20:57 | #23

    Lets not mince words here…a THOUSAND burning suns wouldn’t stop me from attending a Hot Tuna Concert anywhere near me. Sure, there’s a chance my Tuna “Hoppkorv ’76 Tour” bicep tattoo would fade from the UV rays, but that’s a small price to pay for sure. We’re done here.

  24. Joey Hudoklin
    February 18th, 2017 at 21:30 | #24

    Jack & Jorma put out a great show @ the Lobero.
    It’s great to see them interact.
    First set was a good warm-up
    Second set they brought it up a couple notches.
    I had some trouble getting out of SB for SF. Amtrak got cancelled.
    Had to bus it to SLO.
    Looks like I’m gonna make it to The Fillmore!

  25. Trish
    February 19th, 2017 at 00:08 | #25

    a I gave a pre-Valentine gift to my dear husband of 33 years: to see you and Jack perform at the Belly Up on the 13th. What a great show! We were filled with warm memories and love as you played our favorite song, Genesis. Thank you for sweetening the night with that as your encore.

  26. Carey Georgas
    February 19th, 2017 at 11:33 | #26

    Hope ya’ll took along your hip waders!