Too Many Years

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Too Many Years
Studio album by Jorma Kaukonen
Released August, 1998
Label Relix Records
Producer Jorma Kaukonen
Michael Falzarano
Jorma Kaukonen chronology
(1996) Christmas1996
Too Many Years
Jorma Kaukonen Trio Live
(2001) Jorma Kaukonen Trio Live2001
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Too Many Years is a Jorma Kaukonen studio album released in August, 1998. It was his last studio album on Relix Records. Michael Falzarano returned to play guitar and help produce (as he did on the previous Kaukonen solo album). He also sang lead on several tracks. The keyboard work was now handled by former Jefferson Starship keyboardist Pete Sears, who had been playing with Hot Tuna since 1992. After this album, the three began to perform as the "Jorma Kaukonen Trio" and recorded a live album for Relix, Jorma Kaukonen Trio Live .

Jorma Kaukonen American guitarist

Jorma Ludwik Kaukonen, Jr. is an American blues, folk, and rock guitarist. Kaukonen performed with Jefferson Airplane and still performs regularly on tour with Hot Tuna, which started as a side project with bassist Jack Casady, and as of early 2019 has continued for 50 years. Rolling Stone magazine ranked him #54 on its list of 100 Greatest Guitarists.

Michael Falzarano American musician

Michael Falzarano is an American guitarist, singer, and songwriter. He has been a professional musician since the 1970s, most notably in Hot Tuna, the New Riders of the Purple Sage, and the Memphis Pilgrims, a Memphis-style rock and roll/blues band that he founded in 1986.

Jefferson Starship American rock band

Jefferson Starship is an American rock band from San Francisco, California that evolved out of the group Jefferson Airplane following the departure of bassist Jack Casady and guitarist Jorma Kaukonen. The band went through several major changes in personnel and genres through the years while retaining the same Jefferson Starship name. The band name was retired in 1985, but it was picked up again in the early 1990s by a revival of the group led by Paul Kantner.


Track listing

  1. "Fools Blues" (Funny Papa Smith) – 4:36
  2. "Big Town" (Ronnie Self) – 5:12
  3. "Too Many Years" (Jorma Kaukonen) – 4:00
  4. "Home of the Blues" (Johnny Cash, Glen Douglas, Lily McAlpin) – 3:14
  5. "Nine Pound Hammer" (Traditional) – 3:45
  6. "Gypsy Fire" (Michael Falzarano) – 5:46
  7. "You Got to Move" (Fred McDowell) – 5:22
  8. "Larue Larue" (Falzarano) – 3:29
  9. "Man for All Seasons" (Kaukonen) – 7:40
  10. "Heaven on Earth" (Kaukonen, Falzarano) – 3:23
  11. "Say No to the Devil" (Rev. Gary Davis) – 4:53
  12. "Hypnotation Blues" (Kaukonen, Falzarano) – 10:59
  13. "Friend of the Devil" (Jerry Garcia, Robert Hunter, John Dawson) – 6:04


Pete Sears British musician

Peter Roy Sears is an English rock musician. In a career spanning more than four decades, he has been a member of many bands and has moved through a variety of musical genres, from early R&B, psychedelic improvisational rock of the 1960s, folk, country music, arena rock in the 1970s, and blues. He usually plays bass, keyboards, or both in bands.


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