The Alternate Root: ‘Glowing Lantern’ Review

2022-02-08T19:56:01+00:00February 8th, 2022|

“Theirs is a style tailor made for populist appeal, an effortlessly accessible sound that makes it abundantly easy for their audiences to simply get in a groove. “Clay Mask Clown” and “Song in a Can” offer ideal examples, but in truth, practically every offering finds a perfect pace.”

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NYE Shows Canceled

2021-12-28T23:02:43+00:00December 28th, 2021|

With the recent spike in new cases as a result of the Omicron variant, we have made the decision to cancel our New Years celebration shows that were to take place on 12/30 and 12/31 at Harlow’s in Sacramento, CA.

We feel that this is the only safe way forward for our fans, crew, families and ourselves. The health and safety of our musical community is always our top priority.

It is a hard and unfortunate call to make but we feel it is the right one. Happy New Year to all of you and we look forward to seeing you down the road.

*Refunds will be issued by Harlow’s within the week

‘Glowing Lantern’ Out Now!

2021-12-03T21:16:21+00:00December 3rd, 2021|

AT LONG LAST AND JUST IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS… A NEW MOTHER HIPS RECORD!!  

“The glowing lantern is a universal symbol for sanctuary. That’s what we wanted this album to be: a safe harbor in the storm.” – Tim Bluhm

“In some ways, making this record brought us right back to the early days when Tim and I used to live together. It brought us back to the roots of what this band was all about.” – Greg Loiacono

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Glowing Lantern doesn’t simply get back to the roots of what gave The Mother Hips a platform to launch a successful 30+ years run, it, arguably, more importantly gets back to the simplicity that makes us love music. Bringing warmth and comfort when we need it most, 2021 is going out with a high that will leave many who have already made their “Best Of 2021” kicking themselves for jumping the gun and not including this record. – Nanobot Rock

The band wrote and recorded the album last year during the pandemic with Bluhm and Loiacono serving as producers. The results reflect the many conflicting emotions that the world experienced during that moment in time.- Relix

Musically, the Hips are doing what they do best: there’s plenty of straight up rock ‘n’ roll, tinged with a dreamy California haze, and accentuated by judicious use of instrumentation like pedal steel. They wear their influences and rock traditions on their sleeves, playing it loose and limber, with a warm, live sound that often feels like a group of friends jamming out together. Glowing Lantern is a record that will hold up after the current crisis has passed, every bit as much as any of the other highlights of the band’s catalog. – Lyric Magazine

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HIPNIC XIII May 20-22, 2022 | Tickets On Sale Monday, 12/9

2021-12-02T22:52:52+00:00December 2nd, 2021|

The 13th Annual Family Hipnic is scheduled for March 20-22, 2022 At Fernwood Resort in Big Sur, CA.

Tickets go on sale at folkYeah.com on Monday, December 6th at noon PST.

Artist lineup will be announced in January.

Please call Fernwood for lodging packages.

Please visit folkYeah.com for camping passes.

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Nanobot Rock: ‘Glowing Lantern’ Review

2021-12-01T23:21:58+00:00December 1st, 2021|

Glowing Lantern doesn’t simply get back to the roots of what gave The Mother Hips a platform to launch a successful 30+ years run, it, arguably, more importantly gets back to the simplicity that makes us love music. It is comprised of singable lyrics, relatable presence, rolling licks, and the ever-distant-as-of-late guitar solos. Bringing warmth and comfort when we need it most, 2021 is going out with a high that will leave many who have already made their “Best Of 2021” kicking themselves for jumping the gun and not including this record.

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Highway 81: The Mother Hips Rekindle Collaborative Spirit with ‘Glowing Lantern’

2021-12-01T22:56:58+00:00December 1st, 2021|

While the new normal for bands is to collaborate remotely, the upcoming Mother Hips album, “Glowing Lantern,” was built on old-fashioned, in-person hangs between primary songwriters Greg Loiacono and Tim Bluhm.

Loiacono explains that because “there was nothing else to do” during the height of the pandemic, he and Bluhm would meet for long walks, and they’d discuss new songs.

“It just came to be a good way to look at the material we had both been messing with,” says Loiacono, who like Bluhm plays guitar and sings in the band. “It ended up being more of a collaboration. There’s always a desire to do that. But having the time during everything slowing down, it really helped.”

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Backseat Mafia Get the Story Behind the Track “Clay Mask Clown”

2021-12-03T17:13:30+00:00November 27th, 2021|

The Mother Hips examine a soured, bruised love in the tiffin’ roots of “Clay Mask Clown” from the new record ‘Glowing Lantern.’

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Pedal of the Day Interview with Greg and Tim

2021-12-02T21:45:50+00:00November 26th, 2021|

Greg Loiacono and Tim Bluhm talk pedals and gear with Pedal of the Day.

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Americana UK: The Mother Hips “I Don’t Want To Drive You Away” – a great song is a great song

2021-12-02T21:44:55+00:00November 22nd, 2021|

Thirty years into their career The Mother Hips have decided for the first time to cut a cover version in the studio and put it onto their new album ‘Glowing Lantern.‘  The song in question is, obviously, ‘I Don’t Want to Drive You Away‘ and it’s a great rollicking slice of rock, with bursts of guitar supporting powerful harmonised vocals.  Big song  – sounds great, but where did they get it from?  Greg Loiacono explained it all: “We came across an Anne Murray cassette tape in a truck stop some years back. The album cover was so fascinating to us that we decided to buy it. The music and recording blew us away. Her version of this song in particular with its groove, harmonies and far-out production really spoke to us, so we worked up our own version.”

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NEW SINGLE “I DON’T WANT TO DRIVE YOU AWAY” OUT NOW!

2021-11-05T15:56:02+00:00November 5th, 2021|

The Mother Hips have released their second single “I Don’t Want To Drive You Away” from their upcoming LP Glowing Lantern out December 3rd!

While on the road in the mid-90’s, the band picked up an Anne Murray compilation cassette at a truckstop and fell in love with Murray’s rendition of a song written by David Wiffen.  “I Don’t Want to Drive You Away” marks the first cover song to appear on any Mother Hips’ record!

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