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Beautiful Weekend At The FPR…

Well, thank goodness the weekend was graced by good weather. Some nasty rain came in yesterday afternoon and continues today but redbud is now in sight and I now we’ll finally be wrapped in Spring in a day or so.

Monochromatic bleakness hanfs on, but not for long!

Monochromatic bleakness hangs on, but not for long!

Drone shot by Jorma Kaukonen

This weekend we hosted Spencer Bohren again and David Wilcox for the first time. David is a great artist who invites you into the welcome room that is his world. He taught a great song writing class and enthralled us all with his performance at the Fur Peace Station!

I spent a lot of time this weekend getting to know my D’Angelico as well.

The D'Angelico through the Allesandro Half-Bred Mutt

The D'Angelico through the Allesandro Half-Bred Mutt

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

The weekend blessed us with a window of fine weather. The music and fellowship was grand!

Sunday before the open mike...

Sunday before the open mike...

Foto by Vanessa Kaukonen

Time flies when you’re having fun, and before you know it… Monday morning arrived.

Lots of good electric picking from these folks!

Lots of good electric picking from these folks!

Foto by John Hurlbut

Today Nessa and I drove up to Lancaster, Ohio to take a look at the Mill Event Center, where I’ll be playing this Saturday night the the 28th. This is a brand new spot, and it’s going to be a winner. Check it out. Only 250 tickets will be sold!

Me... waiting for the other 245 people.

Me... waiting for the other 245 people.

Foto by Vanessa Kaukonen

Sunshine is coming, another gig this weekend and the family is well. What’s not to like?


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  1. Steve Goldston
    April 24th, 2018 at 22:32 | #1

    I’m looking forward to The Mill Center Show. Do the have a bar and restaurant? Is there a meet and greet?

  2. Steve Goldston
    April 24th, 2018 at 22:33 | #2

    Steve Goldston :
    I’m looking forward to The Mill Center Show. Do the have a bar and restaurant? Is there a meet and greet?

  3. April 25th, 2018 at 05:57 | #3

    Hi Steve… There is a bar and there will be food trucks featuring barbecue… yummy. There is no official meet and greet, but I’ll be hanging out. Billy, the guy who owns the joint is a friend of ours. See ya there!


  4. Spencer Alarcon
    April 25th, 2018 at 09:54 | #4

    Much love to Jorma, Vanessa, John, Stephanie, all those in the kitchen and everybody else that was involved this weekend at the ranch. I couldn’t be more grateful and honored to have been apart this weekend that came and gone a little sooner than I would have liked but non the less it was one to remembered for years to come. Id like to thank everybody that was mentioned above who continued to show me great amounts of graditute, love and support that won’t be forgotten and lead a perfect expample of how we should treat one another just as human beings sharing this planet together. I’d like to say a special thanks to you Jorma for the wise words of wisdom, handfuls of laughs and non the less being able to duke it out on the guitar with you. Much love my man!

  5. Chappy
    April 25th, 2018 at 21:10 | #5

    Great show on Saturday night with David Wilcox. Also got to meet and chat with Spencer and his wife at the break…SUPER folks!

  6. Tom Fabry
    April 26th, 2018 at 09:15 | #6

    Mill Event Center. How is the PA? Yours? Houses or hired guns? Almost small enough that you can bring one of those portable BOSE tower systems. Like I heard it said, one trip from the car to the gig should be all we have to carry. Maybe 2 trips from the car, so you can carry some snacks and a smoothie. Have a great gig Jorma. Keep spreading the good news to and for the Children of Zion.

  7. April 26th, 2018 at 11:48 | #7

    It’s a professional venue… I don’t do PA… but they do, and it’s great! This is a really cool venue.

  8. Tom Fabry
    April 26th, 2018 at 12:48 | #8

    Yes, I figured you don’t do PA… and don’t schlep your own PA. Cool venue for a cool showman… A song a dance man dare I say.
    Enjoy mixing it up. Enjoy dinner should you get a chance to dine in. In NY sometimes we work for food.

  9. johno
    April 26th, 2018 at 13:18 | #9

    Sometimes I wish I had a place in SE Ohio instead of the Catskills. So many good vibes comin out of those hills and hollows.

  10. carey georgas
    April 26th, 2018 at 14:39 | #10

    I think I been to all the mountain ranges in US, Appalachian foothills are my favorite. The beauty is subtle compared to the western ranges, but intense nonetheless. Love those deciduous forests.

  11. carey georgas
    April 26th, 2018 at 14:54 | #11

    Oops, ain’t been to Alaska, so haven’t see ’em all. Still go with Appalachians.

  12. April 26th, 2018 at 15:57 | #12

    Hoo-wee! Nice D’Angelico. Those were Johnny Smith’s thing back in the day in Colorado Springs. He had a mess of them.

  13. Andy K
    April 27th, 2018 at 08:54 | #13

    @carey georgas
    Don’t miss an opportunity to see Alaska. Denali has the most amazing glaciers and wildlife.

  14. carey georgas
    April 27th, 2018 at 09:43 | #14

    @Andy K
    I don’t do bucket lists, but Denali is a trip I hope to make when the opportunity arises.

  15. rich l
    April 27th, 2018 at 12:23 | #15

    “…wrapped up in spring in a day or so.”

    While looking out my laundry room window this morning, I noticed some tight tulip buds about to burst forth, splattering the side of the house with happy colors. As usual, my thoughts turned to the Creator while contemplating such senseless acts of beauty. Can you even begin to imagine a world without flowers?

    Indeed, He makes everything glorious.

    One of my favorite non Tuna songs is “Glorious” by the David Crowder Band. it’s a great song and well worth a listen. Just heartfelt praise for the great I am. If you you-tube, try and pick the version where Crowder just starts out playing his acoustic guitar type instrument – love the sound of that instrument.

    I’ll sing the song while walking my good-ball, newf-ball through the hood; as long as nobody is within earshot. Lot of repletion of “you make everything glorious…’ so a no brainer for a dilettante like me. In the Spring, I can’t help but sing it with a little more gusto!

    I relish this time of year – each season has its blessings, eh? Just before the leaves once again emerge triumphantly, there is this ineffable light green hue that last lasts for a week or two. I eagerly await this moment every Spring – I believe it will start towards the end of next week in the Chicago land area.

    Indeed, sometimes the greatest things in life are free!

  16. John B
    April 27th, 2018 at 15:33 | #16

    Leaving for Alaska in a few weeks…..Deanali is one spot we will visit as well as Exit Glacier…..
    @carey georgas

  17. carey georgas
    April 27th, 2018 at 16:30 | #17

    Have a great time! Gonna get a chance to cast for some of those Arctic Char or King Salmon?@John B

  18. Andy K
    April 27th, 2018 at 16:40 | #18

    @John B
    There is a day long Denali tour that is a must. Enjoy!

  19. April 27th, 2018 at 17:34 | #19

    Any word from Marty ?
    Last time I heard a perp was that great night at
    The other side of this life
    Ride that music
    Spring has finally sprung here in Kentuck,
    Looks like county Kildare

  20. John B
    April 27th, 2018 at 20:26 | #20

    I was at those shows and thought they were outstanding ! @Greg martelli

  21. John B
    April 27th, 2018 at 20:26 | #21

    My son Paul gonna take me fishing ! @carey georgas

  22. Brian Doyle
    April 27th, 2018 at 21:02 | #22
  23. johno
    April 28th, 2018 at 11:50 | #23

    @Brian Doyle
    Thanks for a shot of paradise. I just love it down there.
    Looking for a place near the gulf in Bonita Beach.

  24. Larry and Kathy
    April 29th, 2018 at 20:08 | #24

    We were at the Mill Event Center, sat in the second row for Jorma’s great performance! The venue was fantastic and the people weee friendly. Jorma hung out with us after the show – unforgettable night for us fans!

  25. Andy K
    April 30th, 2018 at 15:50 | #25

    Electric Hot Tuna with Special Guest Steve Kimock
    Aug 25 – NedFest – Nederland, Colo.
    Aug 28 – Center for the Arts – Jackson, Wy.
    Aug 30 – Neptune Theatre – Seattle
    Aug 31 – Revolution Hall – Portland, Ore.
    Sept 1 – McDonald Theatre – Eugene, Ore.
    Sept 2 – Mt Winery – Saratoga, Calif.
    Sept 4 – Crest Theatre – Sacramento, Calif.
    Sept 6 – El Rey Theatre – Los Angeles
    Sept 7 – Brooklyn Bowl – Las Vegas
    Sept 8 – Scottsdale Ctr for the Arts – Phoenix
    Sept 10 – The Rialto Theatre – Tucson, Ariz.
    Sept 11 – KiMo Theatre – Albuquerque, NM