Jorma Kaukonen Ain't In No Hurry on LP + Download
In a career that has already spanned a half-century, Jorma Kaukonen remains one of the most highly respected interpreters of American roots music, blues, and Americana with a history that influenced popular rock-and-roll. A member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and a Grammy nominee as well as one of Rolling Stone's "Top 100 Guitarists of All Time," he is a founding member of two legendary bands, Jefferson Airplane and the still-touring Hot Tuna, and is recognized as one of the leading practitioners and teachers of finger-style guitar.
The 11 tracks on Ain't In No Hurry show Jorma at the top of his game. Playing with a confidence and touch that come from a lifetime spent writing and performing, he delivers a batch of originals that already sound like classics, interspersed with soulful interpretations of songs by the Carter Family and more. He includes a weighty version of the Depression Era classic, "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime" and ends the album with a solo acoustic original number, "Seasons in the Field," a look at the seasons of one's life, the passing of time and the loss of youth.
“You just can’t go backward. The arrow of time only goes in one direction," says Jorma. "At this point in my life perhaps I should be in more of a hurry, but for me it's more important that each piece fits in the right place at the right time. The songs you hear in this album cover a lot of ground for me. Some are very old, and some quite new. From where I came from to where I am today... it is all here. Music does not happen in a vacuum. The orbit of my life is constantly tangential to others and I am richer for it. I am surrounded by friends who help give voice to my dream."
Backed by the A-Team and Grammy winning production of Larry Campbell and recorded at Kaukonen’s Fur Peace Ranch, special guests include Jorma’s longtime Hot Tuna partner Jack Casady, mando wizard Barry Mitterhoff, Larry Campbell on all matter of strings, Teresa Williams on backing vocals, Myron Hart and Justin Guip.
Jorma Kaukonen Ain't In No Hurry Track Listing:
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