The Mother Hips are proud to host the 2nd Annual Hips High Camp at the Sierra Valley Lodge in Calpine, CA on July 15th and 16th. The Hips will be playing three sets over the weekend including two headlining sets and a mid-day acoustic set on Saturday. On Friday night Jason Crosby will be joining the Hips on keyboards. Midnight North and Leslie Stevens and her band will open Friday's show. On Saturday afternoon the inimitable Tom Heyman and Sonoma County's Easy Leaves will fill out the daytime programming, with the Hips closing the afternoon with a full-band acoustic set. Saturday night features SF's Cool Ghouls and LA's rising country star Sam Outlaw followed by an extended support set from SF's psychedelic wizard Kelley Stoltz. Single day tickets as well as VIP packages are available.
“I Went In Hard” is the first taste of the group’s eagerly anticipated new album due out later this year, and it’s the first tune to address the paragliding accident that badly injured Hips’ singer-songwriter-guitarist Tim Bluhm.
Join Tim, Innovative Giving Enhancement (IGE) and friends, John Kadlecik, Scott Law, Ross James and Arthur Steinhorn for an intimate Music and Art Immersion in Venice, Italy, October 3rd-13th, 2016 for benefit of Rex Foundation. Tim and friends will be joined in Venice by an international array of master guest musicians (Major Lineup Additions TBA). In the words of Italian cultural and musical journalist Cico Casartelli: “The IGE Immersion is so different from what usually goes on in Venice, and was conceived to shift the tenor of the Venetian atmosphere while contributing to its evolution.” Read Cico’s review of past Immersions. Visit IGE's website for additional information, to fill out an interest form or to reserve your spot for Tim’s exclusive artistic and musical Venetian adventure.
In 2009, The Mother Hips rescued a short stack of 2-inch analog tapes from a Los Angeles basement and started picking through hours of material, most of it recorded around the era that produced 1995’s 'Part Timer Goes Full' and ‘96’s 'Shootout'. They were thrilled with what they heard. In fact the band was so prolific during this period that literally dozens of top-notch songs were shelved and never saw the light of day as the group continued to spit out new material with machine gun rapidity. Now the band has compiled the cream of this lost crop into this eleven-song treasure trove titled 'Chronicle Man'.