The Marjorie Thompson Memorial Concert

The Raccoon Lodge Presents

The Marjorie Thompson Memorial Concert

Jorma Kaukonen (Jefferson Airplane/Hot Tuna) & Michael Falzarano (Hot Tuna/New Riders of the Purple Sage)
PLUS special guest, Barry Mitterhoff (Skyline, Silk City/Hot Tuna)

WHEN:Saturday, June 6; 6:30 PM DOORS / 8:00 PM SHOW

WHERE: Notre Dame Hall @ O.L.P.H., 529 60th Street, Brooklyn, NY

TICKETS: $65 (no fees) Pick up at Brooklyn Art, 7709 5th Ave., Brooklyn, NY
$70 via email (incl. mailing, credit card/pay pal fees) at or call 718-745-7734

Marjorie ThompsonMarjorie, a lifelong educator, learner and artist, succumbed to ovarian cancer on September 15, 2014. She was a wife, mother of seven, grandmother and Associate Dean of the Biology at Brown University. Marjorie was also an accomplished finger style guitarist/singer/songwriter who released many CDs and instructional videos, toured extensively and taught at the Fur Peace Ranch.

An early pioneer of scalp cooling therapy, Marjorie kept her hair during chemo by using cold caps. She was passionate about this cause and helped countless cancer patients preserve their dignity and privacy during chemotherapy. Proceeds from this benefit concert will be donated to these worthy cold cap organizations: The Rapunzel Project ( and Cold Caps Assistance Projects ( If you cannot attend the show, but would still like to donate to this great cause you can write a check to:

The Marjorie Thompson Memorial Concert Fund
C/O Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman Dicker
150 E. 42nd St NY, NY 10017
ATTENTION: Paul Karp, Esq.

Thank you for your support…and for helping us keep this important mission alive in Marjorie’s honor.

Dan Hicks Cancellation Notice

We received this note from Dan Hick’s booking agent two days ago  (Thursday, Mar 18, 2015)…….

We’re sharing the news, just received, that Dan Hicks will undergo treatment for liver cancer, at Stanford University hospital, starting on March 20.  While the prognosis for recovery is good, we need to postpone all upcoming performances beginning with the shows next week through the spring and summer dates.  We hope to reschedule dates starting in October, going forward.  We apologize for the short notice and inconvenience related to the upcoming changes, and ask that, at this time, you keep Dan in your thoughts and prayers.  We look forward to having Dan back on his feet and being able to reschedule our upcoming performances later this year or early 2016.   Thanks for your understanding.
>From all of us at SRO,

So, we are sad to have to tell you that the Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks show scheduled for the Fur Peace Ranch on Saturday, March 28th is cancelled. We are still going to go ahead and have a concert on that same night.  The New Riders of the Purple Sage have agreed to come in and pinch hit for Dan on that evening.  The New Riders are a great show and the band features the only two surviving members of the original band, David Nelson and Buddy Cage, along with a great rhythm section that has helped to keep this band cooking for the past 10 years. We are thrilled to be hosting the NRPS here at Fur Peace and hope you will be too!

If you are a ticket holder you have two options……You can still come to the Fur Peace on March 28th for a great night of music with the New Riders of the Purple Sage ……or if you like we  can refund your ticket purchase to your credit card.  We certainly hope you will elect to join us on that Saturday night.  PLEASE let us know your decision within 48 hours.

We are sorry to have to cancel this show, but are thoughts are with Dan Hicks and we pray for his return to good health.

Thank You for your understanding!

(As of this posting on Friday March 20, 2015 . . . about 20 tickets are available for purchase for the performance by New Riders of the Purple Sage.  Tickets are available for purchase at our Company Store.

Best of Friends – Livingston Taylor

A new video has been uploaded to Fur PeaceTV!  Hopefully you have subscribed to Fur Peace TV already and this is old news to you by now because you received an email when the video was uploaded 6 days ago.  If you have not subscribed to Fur Peace TV yet, please take a moment to do so. Thank you!

Livingston Taylor made his first flight out to the Fur Peace Ranch late last August (2014) to teach a performance workshop.  While here is also gave his first performance in the Fur Peace Station Concert Hall.  Livingston delivered a wonderful performance all evening long, giving credence to his ability to teach performance.  Here he is during a down-tempo moment with sentimental “Best of Friends.”

Over 2 Million Views on Fur Peace TV!

Fur Peace TV officially has over 2 MILLION VIEWS!

Our next milestone is getting over 5,000 subscribers by the end of the 2015 season. Right now we have 3,317. The advantages of subscribing to a YouTube Channel is that you receive an email when a new video is uploaded to the channel. This way you don’t miss anything and you don’t have to go back to the page and keep checking for new content.

Four new videos from our 2014 Concert Series are now available! (With all the new videos lately I’m guessing the video crew must be getting excited for the start of the 2015 season!)

Our appetizer is “White Bird” by David LaFlamme’s It’s A Beautiful Day!  They brought the 60s’ San Francisco Psychedelic Sound the Fur Peace Ranch for a great evening!

Our second course features a helping of Woodstock!  Three talented musicians, singer/songwriters out of the Woodstock, NY area . . . John Sebastion, Happy Traum and Larry Campbell with “The Water is Wide”.  Happy opened this show with a beautiful solo set.  He invited John and Larry out to join him for one song to close out the set.  If I recall correctly, this was the one song where all were present on stage together that evening.

Can’t wait for to see Larry again in August and Happy in late August!  Happy will be leading a workshop on the works of the great country blues player Brownie McGhee.

Most people know G.E Smith as an electric guitar player from his days with Hall and Oats or as leader of the Saturday Night Live band.  However, what most don’t realize about G.E. is that he is all of that and more playing acoustic!  Here he is with The Bottle Rockets’ song “1000 Dollar Car”.

Now for some dessert!  This serving is brought to you by Blind Boy Paxton who brought down the house last fall with his performance.  He is a great musician playing multiple instruments throughout the night, peppering the audience with some fantastic songs, stories, and jokes (some not suitable for young children).  The Village Voice recently published a great article/interview with Jerron.  Here he is with “When An Ugly Girl Tells You No” in which he at times has trouble keeping his composure.

Go see him for yourself sometime!

That’s all for now!  Remember to subscribe to the YouTube channel!

FPR in Snow

Ever wonder what the Ranch looks like coated in snow? Friday March 06, 2015












This will be gone before the first camp weekend, this will all be gone before the first camp weekend, this will all be gone before the first camp weekend!

New Videos on Fur Peace TV

Some new videos from our 2014 Concert Series are now available on Fur Peace TV!

First up our good friend and long time teacher at the Ranch, Roy Book Binder with “It Coulda Been Worse” from his August 23, 2014 performance.

Roy will be returning to the Ranch October 16-19, 2015 to teach Rev. Gary Davis for Beginners. If you thought the Rev’s music was beyond your ability, this is the class for you!

Next up: Another one of our favorite instructor’s, Pete Huttlinger, who will be teaching an Advanced Fingerstyle Guitar workshop October 23-26, 2015.  Here is Pete with his song “Things Are Looking Up.”

Finally, we have a video of Janis Ian‘s first performance (of hopefully many) at Fur Peace Ranch on June 15, 2014! Here is Janis with “I’m Still Standing”