Jorma's new CD on Red House Records, Ain't In No Hurry, is the latest and the greatest in his career that has spanned a half century. Ain't In No Hurry is a collection of classic American songs, blues, rockers and Jorma originals. This new CD also offers a lost Woody Guthrie lyric set to music by Jorma and Larry Campbell, the CD's producer. All tracks frame Jorma's life, development as an artist and where he stands today. Special guests include Jorma's longtime Hot Tuna partner, Jack Casady, mandolin wizard, Barry Mitterhoff, Larry Campbell, who plays an assortment of instruments, Teresa Williams on backing vocals and the rhythm section of Myron Hart and Justin Guip.
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 canʼt 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."
Ain't In No Hurry is testimony of Jorma's ability to tell a story and the lifetime of experiences he brings into play in telling the story.
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