Jorma at McCabe's 2-19-10

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Jorma at McCabe's 2-19-10

Postby plasticfantastic on Sun Feb 21, 2010 5:11 pm

My god.... the most amazing two hours of my life. I was priveledged enough to have gotten tickets to see Jorma with GE Smith acoustic at a tiny little venue called McCabe's Guitar Shop. There were only about forty people there, and I was with my parents and my friend in row 2. The show itself was fantastic: No Airplane songs, but many that I knew, like Big River, True Religion, The Plastic Jesus Song (title?), and Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out. I wasn't able to get the set list, but it mainly consisted of some great blues, and some folkier songs.

The highlight of the evening for me though was just after Hesitation Blues, when Jorma mentioned that he'd seen "some fourteen year old girl play the shit out of it" on youtube. Unless there's another blues-loving fourteen-year-old who happens to listen to Jorma Kaukonen, I think he was talking about me.

So then after the show, I explained first to a number of employees, and then to Jorma's manager that I was mentioned in his set... so then I got to go backstage and meet him and GE. He was very nice, and after talking about music and guitars, he told me to keep up the good work. He said once again how much he liked the video. *sigh* Sometimes I have to just hope that I didn't imagine all that. I've considered that possibility, but it seems rather unlikely...

All I have to say is that the stars were aligned juuuuust right, fortunately for me!
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Re: Jorma at McCabe's 2-19-10

Postby EmbryonicRabbit68 on Sun Feb 21, 2010 6:01 pm

Wow!I still cant believe that, you're so lucky!!!!!!!!I'm so happy for you... words couldnt describe!
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Re: Jorma at McCabe's 2-19-10

Postby jimmie ray on Mon Feb 22, 2010 11:40 am

Here's the setlist, from Jorma's website. Evidentally, Jorma had better recollection of a U-Tube video than his friend G.E. Smith's songs - as their titles are not listed. I almost never view videos, but will try to visit yours. Very glad to hear this turned out to be such a great experience for you!

G.E.Smith and Jorma Kaukonen Extravaganza 1
McCabe’s Music Store
Santa Monica, California
Friday, February 19, 2010

First Show:
1. Been So long
2. G.E.
3. True Religion
4. G.E.
5. Let Us Get Together
6. G.E.
7. Things That Might Have Been
8. There’s A Bright Side Somewhere
9. G.E.
10. Come Back Baby
11. G.E.
12. Hesitation Blues
13. G.E.
14. Encore: G.E. Empire State
Second Show:
1. Trouble In Mind
2. G.E.
3. River Of Time
4. G.E.
5. What Are They Doing In Heaven Today?
6. G.E. Arrowhead
7. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
8. G.E.
9. Cracks In The Finish
10. G.E. Drink Up And Go Home
11. Preaching On The Old Camp Ground
12. G.E.
13. How Long Blues
14. G.E.
15. The Terrible Operation
16. Let It Rock
17. Encore: Nine Pound Hammer
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Re: Jorma at McCabe's 2-19-10

Postby plasticfantastic on Mon Feb 22, 2010 11:55 pm

Thanks! I was wondering if there'd be something...

And thank you SO MUCH for telling me about the show! I probably wouldn't have seen it if you hadn't let me know it was on his site.
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Re: Jorma at McCabe's 2-19-10

Postby jimmie ray on Fri Feb 26, 2010 9:52 am

Hope you get to catch Jorma and Jack together, sometime soon!
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Re: Jorma at McCabe's 2-19-10

Postby painting with sound on Wed Mar 31, 2010 1:10 pm

I saw him in SF the next Sunday. It was a great show. There were more than 40 people there, though. It's cool when you see a show with only a few people in the audience (not for the band, though :D ) The most intense show I ever saw was A Place to Bury Strangers and there was maybe 30 people in the room.
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Re: Jorma at McCabe's 2-19-10

Postby Susan Butcher on Wed Mar 31, 2010 9:54 pm

That's astounding, PF!
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