Rainy Sunday Morning

A night or so ago

Photo by Vanessa Kaukonen

Nessa took that great picture a day or so ago and I just wanted to share it. The ladies are up in Triadelphia, West Virginia for a Volleyball Tournament but thanks to the occasional magic of the internet we were both able to be present for the chat and I could watch and critique myself during the show. Many thanks to all who tuned in and participated!

Jorma Kaukonen 14, 2021

Quarantine Concert Series #43

The Fur Peace Station

Darwin, Ohio

Saturday, March 27, 2021

  1. Too Many Years
  2. Broken Highway
  3. New Song For The Morning
  4. I Belong To The Band
  5. Watch The North Wind Rise
  6. Search My Heart
  7. Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door with John Hurlbut
  8. A Little Faster with John Hurlbut
  9. Corners Without Exits
  10. River Of Time
  11. Water Song

A good time playing and hanging with my team here at the Fur Peace Ranch as it always is. John and I picked two songs from The River Flows Vol 2 and we are pretty excited about its release presuming that the Covid situation in Europe allows it to ship. On this as on all things, more will be revealed.

Got to get ready for my Sunday City Winery Zoom class.

  1. Ed
    March 28th, 2021 at 09:03 | #1

    Rainy morning here in Jersey, too, Jorma, but Sunday mornings are always good with the warm memories of the night before. Thank you.
    Last night’s QC, as always, touched on most of the crucial aspects of existence: music, life, death, family, getting one’s guitar in tune….
    BUT: We need to know how Izze’s team did! Keep us posted!
    (Btw, “Too Hot to Handle” is a great album, in my opinion. I’m jealous of your vinyl, but the CD does sound terrific.)

  2. eaglesteve
    March 28th, 2021 at 09:08 | #2

    Dug 43. Thank you.

  3. wayne
    March 28th, 2021 at 15:31 | #3

    Thanks for these QC shows, they are a blessing and the nicest gifts we might hope for on Saturday nights. Pleasant to watch you hunt around for the perfect instrument for the next tune. The mention of the dope lawyer was no BS, it was in SF Gate today:


  4. Peter
    March 28th, 2021 at 17:14 | #4

    I can’t help but think of how perfect “Dirty Business” would sound as a duet.

  5. carey georgas
    March 29th, 2021 at 05:55 | #5

    Come for the music, stay for the insights: personal, cultural, instructional – there’s a hunnerd of ‘em. I got a schooling on some music theory from a chap on the chat that opened my eyes to some shit I been wondering about. Set me to thinking and led me to new understanding. Plus, it made a sale for The Ranch as I was prompted to buy that circle of 5ths chart or whatever it’s called from another friendly chatter. Is symbiotic the word I’m looking for here? Maybe. Cool? For sure! Peace.

  6. DennisK
    March 29th, 2021 at 10:07 | #6

    I immediately recognized “A Little Faster” from Steady as She Goes. There is a great video of the electric HT version with GE. Vol. 2 has some real gems. See ya soon.

  7. Dan Nigro
    March 29th, 2021 at 11:32 | #7

    Must be a real trip for you watching parallel universes, space and time all converge with us. Hope you weren’t too hard on yourself, we all dug 43. Great tunes, excellent performances, good banter on stage and in chat. BTW is there anything that Maverick doesnt eat ?

  8. carey georgas
    March 29th, 2021 at 13:35 | #8

    Is it not Vanessa’s birthday today? I was thinking it fell the day before mine and Slow Hand’s. Happy Birthday, Vanessa, whether I got it right or not! And many happy returns.

  9. eaglesteve
    March 29th, 2021 at 14:01 | #9

    Indeed it is Carey.

    Happy Birthday V.

    I believe Clapton’s birthday is April 3rd, when I think he’ll be 76.

  10. eaglesteve
    March 29th, 2021 at 14:03 | #10

    I stand corrected
    Eric will be 76 on 3/30/2021.

  11. Dan Nigro
    March 29th, 2021 at 14:14 | #11
    March 29th, 2021 at 14:29 | #12


  13. Mitch Spector
    March 29th, 2021 at 14:29 | #13

    Thanks as always Jorma & The Hot Tuna Family ♥

  14. Chappy
    March 29th, 2021 at 19:19 | #14

    Another great show on Saturday night. JK continues to amaze and Hurl continues to bring the goods…KOHD was incredible! Coincidentally, I listened to Clapton’s version earlier in the week..also pretty darn good! So, when I heard JK and JH rolling through it I started to think about Jorma’s comment that he’d like to play with EC someday. I think that needs to happen for them and us 🙂 Not sure if EC has been holed up in Columbus or England since pandemic began but I think he’d love FPR so please invite him down (or over) for a visit. Speaking of EC, I just finished Bobby Whitlock’s auto-biography (2011) and it was entertaining and interesting to say the least. I’d seen Derek & The Dominos “Live at the Fillmore” album/CD at record stores over the years but never bought it because I figured Layla & OALS (with Duane Allman) was quintessential. And it is, however, Whitlock’s book prompted me to get the Fillmore CD and WOW it is awesome all the way through! Clapton’s playing is great, Whitlock’s keys/vocals are great, Carl Radle’s bass is great, and Jim Gordon (despite the demons that later got to him) plays some awesome drums.

  15. JohnB
    March 30th, 2021 at 11:52 | #15

    Great to see that you have added a couple of Jorma dates for late July here in the Garden State. Same place I think that you played last fall where every 3rd song or so a train went by. Remember that one ? See you then if not before.

  16. Joe K
    March 30th, 2021 at 16:13 | #16

    John B
    I believe the NJ show will be at a Golf course close to the race track.
    there is a restaurant called Hot Tuna in Virginia Beach on Shore Rd, Have you ever stopped in?

  17. Brian Doyle
    March 30th, 2021 at 17:20 | #17

    Me and my 89 year old mother just got Pfizer 1/2…

    Hardly felt the shot and I might have a sight burning sensation near the injection site but it is hardly noticeable…

    I haven’t dropped over dead yet like some are warning…

    (Knock Wood)

    Clorox wipes were very rare during the epidemic but they are now widely available…It might be after the horse has already left the barn but grabbing a container of those disinfectant wipes gets you past most exposures…They are good for wiping credit cards, shopping cart handles, door handles, etc…

    Good to be out the other end of the dark tunnel…

  18. carey georgas
    March 30th, 2021 at 17:28 | #18

    @Brian Doyle
    That’s the exact same metaphor I used when talking to my son today. It’s no longer a light at the end. We’re out in the open again!!!

  19. JohnB
    March 31st, 2021 at 10:18 | #19


    Yeah that is where it will be held Joe K which is about a 35 minute drive from home so I plan on attending. Hopefully I will be able to secure a table for two for me and my buddy but the odds are long as they go first. Can’t lay out the money for a table for four and then hope I can round up two more people to go. @Joe K

  20. JohnB
    March 31st, 2021 at 15:46 | #20

    It is only about a thirty mile drive straight up the Parkway so as long as I can secure a table for two I will be there. Basically it is down to just my buddy and I that go anymore….more then a handful are no longer with us and have assumed room temperature and some are just not interested in making the effort . Can’t put out the money for a table of four or more with the hope of unloading the other tickets. @Joe K

  21. Ham Neggs
    April 1st, 2021 at 05:43 | #21

    Does it get any better than hearing Grace is going to sing with Hot Tuna at the ranch and Sid Finch is pitching opening day for the Mets?
    Stay well
    Peace✌🏻️❤️Love All Ways🔥🚲🌹🙏🏻🖖🏼
    Happy Birthday Mrs. President 🎂🎉🎊🙈🙉🙊✌🏻❤️👏🏻🤡

  22. carey georgas
    April 1st, 2021 at 08:34 | #22

    @Ham Neggs
    Sounds suspiciously like April Fools to me…

  23. Rob
    April 1st, 2021 at 09:00 | #23

    Yes, I heard that Grace is going to be singing harmony on a 30+-minute “Invitation”.

  24. carey georgas
    April 1st, 2021 at 09:29 | #24

    I wanted to report to all of you who answered my request a while back that my son , William, was released from the surgical hospital to a rehab hospital yesterday. Nineteen days and six surgeries it took to get him patched up enough to move. He’s gonna be okay, but it ain’t gonna be easy. I send heartfelt thanks to all who sent a good vibe. William does, too. Onward.

  25. Susan
    April 1st, 2021 at 09:51 | #25

    @carey georgas
    That is great news….one step at a time and one day at a time!

  26. BrendanC
    April 1st, 2021 at 17:50 | #26

    @carey georgas

    Almost asked about your son last time I was here, Cary, but thought you might need a break for the stress of it. Those freaking semies.

  27. carey georgas
    April 1st, 2021 at 18:49 | #27

    Lemme tell ya, Brendan. I have accepted this last year as a lesson in patience and forbearance, but Laws, I don’t need a fuckin’ PhD. Having my boy all broke up and hurting in a hospital where seeing him is not even an option has been an exercise in faith and patience I hope I don’t have to do again!

  28. BrendanC
    April 1st, 2021 at 19:17 | #28

    @carey georgas ,

    That’s gotta magnify the fear. Seems as if he was near a good trauma unit, though.
    The grandson coping? Rest of family?

  29. carey georgas
  30. Robert Burke
    April 2nd, 2021 at 08:41 | #30

    I remember a few years ago, the site announced a concert in Chicago where HT was going to play the complete America’s Choice and Yellow Fever. Hook, Line & Sinker. Beware of the 4/1 post.

  31. John B
    April 2nd, 2021 at 13:04 | #31

    Prayers for you and your family Carey….. @carey georgas

  32. Dan Nigro
    April 2nd, 2021 at 17:50 | #32

    @carey georgas All the best to you and your family. Hope you enjoy the holiday
    “I must not fear.
    Fear is the mind-killer.
    Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
    I will face my fear.
    I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
    And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
    Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.”
    – Frank Herbert – DUNE

  33. carey georgas
    April 2nd, 2021 at 19:46 | #33

    @Dan Nigro
    Yes, it’s obvious Mr. Herbert had an understanding. Thank you, Dan.

  34. Chappy
    April 2nd, 2021 at 22:16 | #34

    Old news but great Jorma interview in “Blues Matters” magazine (Dec/Jan 2021 Issue)! Blues Matters is a cool British blues magazine…about the size of a Readers Digest. Nice features: interviews, CD reviews, and artist support ads! I pick it up at Barnes & Noble each month. Good stuff!

  35. Brian Doyle
    April 3rd, 2021 at 11:50 | #35

    After a sand storm brought cold weather Paul Atreides awoke and sensed a strong calling from the Kaukonen tribe on planet Arrakis…