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May 31st, 2019 · No Comments · Hitchhiker's Guide to Jack Kerouac, Kerouac and The Beats, Merry Pranksters, Weird Things About Me, Woodstock

Midwest Tour — May 2019

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Thomas O’Shea House Party — Berea, outside Cleveland Ohio – Friday, May 10th, 2029

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Jack Kerouac – the Marin Epiphany – from ch 26 – The Airplane Hanger in Marin 
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Jack Kerouac – ch. 3 – Dancin’ to The Boulder Boogie – Who All Was There
I think there was another Holy Cats! piece in here before the climax
Holy Cats! Dream-Catching at Woodstock – Sunday climax

source: memory


Photo by Thomas O’Shea

Visible Voice Bookstore – Cleveland Ohio – Saturday, May 11, 2019

The Hitchhiker’s Guide To Jack Kerouac – ch. 30 – Babbs and The Bus
How The Beats Begat The Pranksters – ch 10. – Pranksters In Wonderland
On The Road with Cassadys – ch 5 – On The Road to the Hall of Fame
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Jack Kerouac – ch 14 – Hiding Out In A Rock n Roll Band
How The Beat Begat The Pranksters – ch 2 – Lowell Celebrates Kerouac
On The Road With Cassadys – ch 3 – The On The Road Scroll Auction
Holy Cats! Dream-Catching at Woodstock – Sunday climax

source: handwritten setlist


Gubba shot – Blockhouse Bar, Bloomington, May 16, 2019
Light show by Mike Buck

Bloomington Writers’ Guild – The Blockhouse – Bloomington Indiana – Thursday May 16th, 2019

Intro – Tony Brewer
On The Road with Cassadys — I Knew / Not Knew Neal Nameste
How The Beats Begat The Prankstersopening, with George Walker
The Rolling Stone Book of The Beats – The Power of The Collective
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Jack Kerouac – the Marin Epiphany – from ch 26 – The Airplane Hanger in Marin
Tony Brewer – mini set
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Jack Kerouac – ch 4 – Meeting Your Heroes 101
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Jack Kerouac – ch 12 – The Chautauqua Porch Scene – Kesey meets John Holmes
Travis Puntarelli’s musical interlude
How The Beats Begat The Pranksters – ch. 2 – Lowell Celebrates Kerouac
On The RoadThe “IT” scene – with George Walker
On The RoadRoad South – with George Walker
Joan Hawkins mini set
Holy Cats! Dream-Catching at Woodstock – Thursday – Getting waved in
On The Road with Cassadys – The On The Road Scroll Auction

source: handwritten setlist


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Pranksters In Pepperland – The Merry Pranksters / Twanger Plunkers Family Reunion – Bloomington Indiana – Friday, May 17th, 2019

The Prankster Address
How The Beats Begat The Pranksters – ch 9 – Woodstock with The Pranksters (2014)
On The Road – Driving into New Orleans – with George Walker
On The Road – Chicago Jazz – with George Walker
Love People vs. Mean Things
Holy Cats! Dream-Catching at Woodstock – pre-Dylan, ode to photographers
Holy Cats! Dream-Catching at Woodstock – Sunday climax

source: video review


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Pranksters In Pepperland – The Merry Pranksters / Twanger Plunkers Family Reunion – Bloomington Indiana – Friday, May 17th, 2019

On The Road – The San Francisco Epiphany – during the song Made In The Shade with the Dee Maple Band


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Photo by Dancin’ Chuck Mayfield

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Pranksters In Pepperland – The Merry Pranksters / Twanger Plunkers Family Reunion – Bloomington Indiana – Saturday, May 18th, 2019

George Walker & Brian Hassett Present Jack & Neal Ride Again

Brett Chamberlain intro
Duo:  On The Road — “IT”
Duo:  On The Road — “Hinkle’s Party”
Duo:  On The Road — “Go To Italy”
Duo:  On The Road — “Nebraska”
Duo:  On The Road — “Road North”
Duo:  On The Road — “Driving South”

source:  handwritten setlist


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Pranksters In Pepperland – The Merry Pranksters / Twanger Plunkers Family Reunion – Bloomington Indiana – Sunday, May 19th, 2019

Woodstock Revisited – Max Yasgur’s speech 


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West Coast Summer Fun Tour 2019

poster by Brandon Loberg

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A Beat Prankster Party — with George Walker & John Cassady — The Beat Museum — San Francisco, CA — Thursday, June 20th, 2019

Jerry Cimino introduction
Brian:  On The Road with Cassadys — “The Scroll Auction” 
George & Brian:  On The Road – “IT”
George & Brian:  On The Road – “Road North”
George & Brian:  On The Road – “Driving South”
George Walker:  tells Neal story
Jerry Cimino:  “America” by Allen Ginsberg
Brian on Al Hinkle
George Walker, Brian Hassett & Niko Van Dyke:  On The Road – “Hinkle’s Party”
John Cassady — Neal by the bus stop story;  the Go-Kart Story;  Midget car races
Brian & John:  growing pot; Neal couldn’t fix anything; Amsterdam; High Times parties; Anne Frank House; Rembrandt’s house
Brian:  On The Road with Cassadys – “The Queen & The White Knight”
John on going back to 29 Russell St.
Brian:  On The Road with Cassadys – intro tribute to John
Brian & George:  The ’64 Party
George’s birthday — “Happy Birthday” to George
George on Neal’s last birthday (Feb. 8th, 1967) 
Brian:  Holy Cats!  Dream-Catching at Woodstock – climax

source:  video review


The Front Deck by candlelight at The Sanctuary, Sebastopol, CA, Saturday, June 22nd, 2019

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Jack Kerouac — the Marin Lesson


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At the Dead Again show at The Big Easy in the big castle — in Petaluma California — Friday, June 28th, 2019

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Jack Kerouac — On The Bus at Kesey’s


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“Colorful Saturdays” at Wonderful Things — Sebastopol California — Saturday, June 29th, 2019

On The Road with Cassadys — I Knew / Not Knew Neal Namaste — with Alison Coulter & Terry Ann Gillette on violins, Lonnie Coulter on guitar, Don the bass player
On The Road with Cassadys — Haiku for Carolyn — with Terry Ann Gillette on violin
On The Road with Cassadys — Opening poem —> The Power of The Collective (originally from The Rolling Stone Book of the Beats
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Jack Kerouac — Jack Manifested as Music – Part 1, Part 2, Part 3
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Jack Kerouac — Lord Buckley
*  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Jack Kerouac — Hiding Out In A Rock n Roll Band — arriving at Red Rocks 
On The Road with Cassadys — The Royal Woods of Cassady County

Second Set
How The Beats Begat The Pranksters — opening & closing
How The Beats Begat The Pranksters — Mariam Yasgur on how Woodstock happened
*  How The Beats Begat The Pranksters — Pranksters In Wonderland
How The Beats Begat The Pranksters — Be The Invincible Spirit You Are

source:  video review



The Beatniks Coffee House, Chico, California Wed. July 3rd, 2019
Brian & George — On The RoadRoad North


The Rosebud Cafe, Scappoose (Portland), Oregon, Tuesday, July 9th, 2019

Duo:  On The Road — “IT”
George:  Trouble Ahead, Trouble Behind — abbreviated poetry version
Duo:  On The Road — “Chicago Jazz”
Brian:  How The Beats Begat The Pranksters – with a cameo by George on the Neal showing up on Perry Lane part
Benzedrine inhaler / Al Hinkle stories
Duo:  On The Road — “Road North”
Duo:  The birth of the full “’64 Party” piece, beginning with George & Kesey’s ’63 drive across the country
Brian:  On The Road with Cassadys — “I Knew / Not Knew Neal Namaste” 
“The Grateful Dead: Jack Manifested As Music”
Duo:  On The Road — “New Orleans” 
Brian:  Holy Cats! Dream-Catching at Woodstock — climax

source:  video review

Here’s the full show on YouTube — thanks to the mighty Simon Babbs —
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8tykhrlr-8


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Outside Kesey’s Furthur Bus, Oregon Country Fair, Veneta, OR, Saturday, July 13th, 2019

Duo: On The Road – Road North


Quiet Camp Stage, Oregon Country Fair, Veneta, OR, Saturday July 13th, 2019

Duo:  On The Road – IT
Duo:  On The Road – Chicago Jazz


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Beatniks Coffee House & Espresso Joint, Chico, California, Tuesday, June 16th, 2019

Introduction:  Randy Turley
Duo:  On The Road — “IT”
George:  Trouble Ahead, Trouble Behind — abbreviated poetry version
Duo:  On The Road — “Road North”
Brian:  How The Beats Begat The Pranksters – with a cameo by George on the Neal showing up on Perry Lane part
Dedicated to Cathy Cassady who was seeing her first show — 
Brian: On The Road with Cassadys — Carolyn Haiku;  and I Knew / Not Knew Neal Namaste 
Duo:  improv riffing — the ’63 drive —> the ’64 Party
Dedicated to the painter Philippo LoGrande — 
George:  improv storytelling about Neal in Mexico
Duo:  On The Road — “Mexico”
Duo:  On The Road  — “On The Road with Memere”
Brian:  Holy Cats!  Dream-Catching at Woodstock — climax 

full show from Facebook livestream here — 
https://www.facebook.com/lonnie.coulter.98/videos/138514067353094/

https://www.facebook.com/lonnie.coulter.98/videos/138514067353094/


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Venice Beach Music Festival, Los Angeles, CA, Sat. July 20th, 2019

Duo:  On The Road — “Nebraska” 


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Kerouac, Cassady, Kesey & Company, Beyond Baroque, Los Angeles, CA, Sunday, July 21st, 2019

Richard Modiano intro
Duo:  On The Road — “IT”
George:  Trouble Ahead, Trouble Behind – abbreviated poetry version
Duo:  On The Road – “Road North”
Brian:  How The Beats Begat The Pranksters – cameo by George on the Perry Lane part
Duo:  On The Road – “Driving South” 
Brian:  Holy Cats!  Dream-Catching at Woodstock – climax
World Premiere of — “The Pranksters Drive to The Beat Party” — with S.A. Griffin and a cast of contemporary Pranksters

Here’s the full show from the live stream by Lonnie Coulter . . . 


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MeloMelo Kava Bar, Santa Cruz, CA, Friday, July 26th, 2019

Brian:  The Prankster Address
Duo:  On The Road – “IT”
Duo:  On The Road – “Hinkle’s Party”
George:  solo storytelling about ’63 New York trip
Duo:  On The Road – “Go To Italy”


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The Pranksters’ original stage under the Redwoods in back of Kesey’s famous house in La Honda, CA, Monday, July 29th, 2019

Brian:  The Prankster Address – from the front porch (video to follow)
Duo:  On The Road – “Driving South”
Duo:  On The Road – “Chicago Jazz”


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You can get the new 2019 Holy Cats! Dream-Catching at Woodstock directly by emailing the author, or you can order it here.

Same idea with all three of the books in The Beat Trilogy:
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Jack Kerouac
How The Beats Begat The Pranksters
On The Road with Cassadys


For more on the George Walker / Brian Hassett collaboration — go here.

For a ton of videos & such — go here.

For a bunch of interviews & such — go here.

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