Love And A 45

Looking down from 400 feet…

Drone shot by Jorma Kaukonen

Well… thinking about posting the set list from #45 from Saturday night and with the number 45 in my head got to thinking about that wacky little 1994 flick, Love And A .45. Watty Watts in the movie per his granddaddy: “Watty, only two things you need in life to get by on this planet: Love and a 45.”

I think after I upload this I’ll see if I can find the movie streaming. Anyway…

I’ve loved all our shows in the Quarantine Concert Series, but to be able to play songs with our daughter Izze… is special. My pal, Myron Hart, added the rhythm guitar part and I was blown away by how his vocal harmonies blended with Izze’s voice. Good times!

Here’s a clip of the three of us… You know I love this!

Jorma Kaukonen 16, 2021

Quarantine Concert Series #45

The Fur Peace Station

Darwin, Ohio

Saturday, April 16, 2021

  1. Dime For Beer
  2. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down & Out
  3. 99 Year Blues
  4. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning
  5. Ode To Billy Dean
  6. I Shall Be Released with John Hurlbut
  7. Angel Island with John Hurlbut
  8. Another Man Done Gone
  9. Let us Get Together Right Down Here
  10. Trial By Fire
  11. Valerie Featuring Izze Kaukonen & Myron Hart

On the one hand it’s hard for me to wrap my mind around the fact that we’ve been doing these shows for over a year, yet on the other hand it seems like a lifetime. To be able to make music with friends and family is more than a blessing.

Tomorrow Myron and I will be driving up to New York for four shows at the City Winery. That would be the 21st and the 22nd, two shows each day.

Wow! Leaving home for a gig in the Northeast! Good stuff. I’ll have my vaccination record with me, of course. I think I’l re-string my guitars to get a little in front of the game.

More will be revealed!

  1. eaglesteve
    April 19th, 2021 at 10:59 | #1

    Dug 45. Thank you.

  2. Hogan
    April 19th, 2021 at 12:08 | #2

    Wow…I couldn’t agree more, Izze and Myron sounded awesome together, I’ve been out of the loop for some time and trying to catch up on the Quarantine concerts, family run-ins..
    Love Izze’s sneakers, but I don’t think the kids call them that any more,,lol
    Looking forward to seeing you in Homer in a couple of weeks, really could use a live show.
    Take care and Safe travels.

  3. Lori
    April 19th, 2021 at 14:14 | #3

    Take a picture of your vaccine card and you’ll always have it handy !
    Safe Travels !

  4. BrendanC
    April 19th, 2021 at 15:01 | #4

    What to call song interpretations bride covers?
    I did a search against ‘Crip Camp’ and saw a familiar face. Page is bookmarked so I can find film. I’ll probably recognize a camper or two from Blythedale Children’s Hosp in ValHalla, NY, where I did kitchen duty while in H.S. I was locked in alcoholic self pity then. Not the residents. They don’t play that game. I suppose the rooms are that way, to a degree.

  5. BrendanC
    April 19th, 2021 at 15:06 | #5

    Meant to hit backspace to correct spelling.

    What does one call an artist’s interpretation of another’s song beside “cover”?

  6. carey georgas
    April 19th, 2021 at 17:46 | #6

    Saw Crip Camp last year. Wow! The power of love!

  7. BrendanC
    April 19th, 2021 at 20:37 | #7

    Angel Island is a beautiful song you two performed with great heart.

  8. Brad
    April 20th, 2021 at 09:22 | #8

    45 was intense, Thank You.
    Like half of a right angle with notes from all the degrees in between.

    Safe&Fun travels on this day after the 78th anniversary of Albert Hoffman’s bicycle day.
    Ever changing yet still and always NYC!
    Have a blast, get some good food.

  9. johno
    April 20th, 2021 at 10:08 | #9

    Today- 4/20 is National Marijuana Day. New York state just legalized weed last month.
    I never thought I’d see the day when weed was legal in my lifetime. I feel marijuana is a miracle drug with many, many beneficial attributes. There’s even a Marijuana Festival today in NYC with free joints. I am celebrating all day!

  10. BrendanC
    April 20th, 2021 at 14:57 | #10


    I feel that way about coffee.

  11. April 20th, 2021 at 15:11 | #11

    I presume that infers that all the unfortunates will be expunged (??) in the Empire State?

  12. BrendanC
    April 20th, 2021 at 16:27 | #12

    I don’t know about Charlie Daniels Band lotion, but I made the run to W. Mass for the harder stuff. Monday morning at the Marijuana shop, and at that hour customers were like me; boomers buying salve for themselves or arthritic loved ones. I was nearly run off road on a return trip, by a desperate young man headed to same shop. I prayed for him, and gave thanks that awful obsession has been lifted from me.

  13. John B
    April 20th, 2021 at 16:40 | #13

    Hogan it is good to see you posting again . You know the adage ….” You can pick your nose but you can’t pick your family .” Hogan please let me know if anyone in your circle is unable to make the show cause I have been thinking about making a run up there but can’t find a ticket. Thanks Hogan and I am glad all is well .

  14. Richard K
    April 20th, 2021 at 18:00 | #14

    Justice served for George Floyd..All 3 counts against Chauvin…Guilty as charged..

  15. carey georgas
    April 20th, 2021 at 19:01 | #15

    @Richard K
    Amen, brother.

  16. John
    April 21st, 2021 at 10:20 | #16

    Off topic but we were wondering, Jorma, are you watching the Netflix show Bordertown, set in Finland?

    The pic brought back great memories of FPR.

    All the best on the road.

  17. LLOlmzog
    April 21st, 2021 at 10:45 | #17

    Hey Jorma & Vanessa …you must be soooooo proud…..Izzie’s voice is so amazing, deep and rich…just loving it!
    always a blast watching your kids grow into young adults and become themselves…..
    Must be especially amazing to be able to share your love of music with her…..
    Thanks All for yet another awesome show…..Spring is coming YEAH!!

  18. Mitch Spector
    April 21st, 2021 at 15:53 | #18

    Loved 45 ! Izzie is awesome .Takes after mom & dad .Peace & love .Thanks Jorma & Family

  19. Gary Dion
    April 21st, 2021 at 18:09 | #19

    Valerie was so great! Agree about the harmonies. Izze has a wonderful voice, and a pretty cool stage presence as well. The three of you – special!

  20. mikie
    April 22nd, 2021 at 13:09 | #20

    Happy Earth Day! m

  21. Brian Doyle
    April 22nd, 2021 at 14:39 | #21
  22. Richard K
    April 23rd, 2021 at 21:22 | #22

    I have watched almost all Q concerts live but not this last one #45 till just now. I must say Izze has so much soul in her voice, just wonderful..Maybe a Father Daughter album should be done? Just sayin…