Blue Country Heart

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Blue Country Heart
Studio album by Jorma Kaukonen
Released June 11th, 2002
Label Columbia
Producer Roger Moutenot
Yves Beauvis
Jorma Kaukonen chronology
Jorma Kaukonen Trio Live
(2001)Jorma Kaukonen Trio Live2001
Blue Country Heart
Stars in My Crown
(2007)Stars in My Crown2007
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Blue Country Heart is a Jorma Kaukonen studio album released in June, 2002. It was his first album on a major label since 1980's Barbeque King. Kaukonen didn't write any new compositions for the album, and instead played mostly country-blues cover songs. Kaukonen again relied on the talents of other musicians for this solo effort, but turned to musicians he had not previously worked with on any project. Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, Byron House and Bela Fleck helped add more of the country flavor not present in previous Kaukonen solo efforts. The album was nominated for a Grammy award in 2003 for "Best Traditional Folk Album."

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Blue Railroad Train" (Lionel Alton Delmore, Rabon Delmore) – 3:44
  2. "Just Because" (Joe Shelton, Sydney Robin, Bob Shelton) – 4:16
  3. "Blues Stay Away from Me" (Lionel Alton Delmore, Rabon Delmore, Henry Glover, Wayne Raney) – 3:28
  4. "Red River Blues" (Jimmie Davis) – 3:25
  5. "Bread Line Blues" (Bernard Slim Smith) – 4:38
  6. "Waiting for a Train" (Jimmie Rodgers) – 3:26
  7. "Those Gambler's Blues" (Jimmie Rodgers) – 3:07
  8. "Tom Cat Blues" (Jelly Roll Morton) – 3:05
  9. "Big River Blues" (Lionel Alton Delmore) – 3:01
  10. "Prohibition Blues" (Clayton McMichen) – 4:13
  11. "I'm Free from the Chain Gang Now" (Lou Herscher, Saul Klein) – 3:28
  12. "You and My Old Guitar" (Jimmie Rodgers, Elsie McWilliams) – 2:45
  13. "What are They Doing in Heaven Today?" (Traditional) – 3:20



  • Roger Moutenot – producer, engineer, mixing
  • Yves Beauvis – producer, A&R
  • Tracy Martinson – engineer, digital recording
  • John Hurlbut, K. C. Groves, Rob Clark – assistant engineers
  • Ted Jensen – mastering
  • Jorma Kaukonen – liner notes
  • David Bett – art direction
  • Danny Clinch, Glen Rose, Gil Gilbert – photography


Chart (2002) Peak
Billboard Top Internet Albums 9
Billboard Heatseekers 45


  1. ^ Johnson, Zac. Blue Country Heart at AllMusic. Retrieved 20 August 2011.