February 16, 2015

Jorma Kaukonen: Ain't In No Hurry

photo: Barry Berenson
BEST OF 2015

Jorma Kaukonen is a like a great wine: he gets better with age. He celebrated his 74th birthday in December, but retirement isn't part of his vocabulary. His new album Ain't In No Hurry sees him once more exploring well known songs from the folk and country canons plus a healthy dose of originals. He is one of the greatest acoustic guitar players this side of Betelgeuse, with a finger picking style that is totally at ease and nearly impossible to replicate.

Leave it to Kaukonen to handle the story telling. In My Dreams is a gentle song love and getting older, the latter theme calls again in The Other Side of the Mountain. He make other people's songs his own and gets away with writing new music for a Woody Guthrie song (Suffer Little Children to Come Unto Me) and find a fresh approach for Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out.

Aided by his long time Hot Tuna partner Jack Casady, Barry Mitterhoff, Larry Campbell, Teresa Williams, Myron Hart and Justin Guip, he proofs once again that he is a giant in the Americana niche and beyond.

Ain't In No Hurry is released on Red House Records.

  1. Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out
  2. The Other Side of the Mountain
  3. Suffer Little Children to Come Unto Me
  4. In My Dreams
  5. Sweet Fern
  6. Ain't in No Hurry
  7. Brother Can You Spare a Dime
  8. Where There's Two There's Trouble
  9. The Terrible Operation
  10. Bar Room Crystal Ball
  11. Seasons in the Field

Jorma Kaukonen dates:
  • 02/16 Phoenix, AZ @ Instrument Museum
  • 02/19 Salt Lake City, UT @ State Room
  • 02/20 Boulder, CO @ ETown Hall
  • 02/21 Boulder, CO @ ETown Hall
  • 02/22 Denver, CO @ Swallow Hill, Daniel's Hall
  • 02/25 Houston, TX @ Dosey Doe
  • 02/26 Dallas, TX @ Kessler Theatre
  • 02/28 Nashville, TN @ City Winery
  • 03/05 Leesburg, VA @ Tally Ho Theatre
  • 03/06 Phoenixville, PA @ Colonial Theatre
  • 03/07 SouOrange, NJ @ SouOrange Performing Arts
  • 03/08 Newton, NJ @ Newtown Theatre
  • 03/14 Fairfield, CT @ Stage One
  • 03/15 Bayshore, NY @ Boulton Center of the Arts
  • 03/17 Austin, TX @ SXSW
  • 03/18 Austin, TX @ SXSW
  • 04/02 Mountain Ridge Country Club, West Caldwell, NJ
  • 04/08 City Winery,Chicago, IL
  • 04/09 City Winery,Chicago, IL
  • 04/11 Dakota Jazz Club and Restaurant, Minneapolis, MN
  • 04/12 Stoughton Opera House, Stoughton, WI
  • 04/25 Fur Peace Station, Pomeroy, OH (Guitar Summit: Jorma, David Lindley & GE Smith)
  • 05/15 The Bull Run Concert Series, Shirley, MA
  • 05/16 Towne Crier Cafe, Beacon, NY

02/16-02/22 trio w/ Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams
02/25-02/28 Jorma solo
03/05 & 03/15 duo w/ Barry Mitterhoff

Hot Tuna dates:
  • 03/21 Fur Peace Station, Pomeroy, OH (acoustic)
  • 04/16 Wanee Festival, Live Oak, FL (electric)
  • 04/17 Variety Playhouse, Atlanta, GA (electric)
  • 04/18 Carolina Theatre of Durham, Durham, NC El
  • 06/19 Mamiya Theatre, Honolulu, HI (acoustic - this show will be a special Talk Story + Live Music event. The second half of the show will be a set of music)
  • 06/20 Kauai Performing Arts Center, Kauai, HI (acoustic)
  • 06/21 Mill House at Maui Tropical Plantation, Maui, HI (acoustic
  • 06/26 Palace Theater, Hilo, HI (acoustic)
  • 06/27 Honoka'a People's Theatre, Honoka'a, HI (acoustic)
  • 06/28 Crossroads at Hawaiian Brian's, Honolulu, HI (acoustic)
  • 08/01 Fur Peace Station, Pomeroy, OH (electric)
  • 11/14 Fur Peace Station, Pomeroy, OH (acoustic)

» jormakaukonen.com
» furpeaceranch.com

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