Greg Loiacono has shared a new track called “Animal Clouds” from the full-length album ‘Mystic Traces’ coming in May on digital, vinyl and CD. Stay tuned for that, but for now, check out this great new track!
Loiacono tapped Scott Hirsch of Hiss Golden Messenger to produce the album which was recorded and mixed in Ojai, California. “Animal Clouds” features Little Wings’ Kyle Field on electric twelve-string guitar, Wilco’s Mikael Jorgensen on synthesizers, Erin Sydney on drums and Brendan Willing on bass.
“This was one of the first tracks that Scott and I laid down at the beginning of this project. And the last to be finished,” Loiacono said in a statement. “It was also one of the first songs that I wrote when starting the process for a new record a couple years back. It resonates with me more now then it did back then.”
The Mother Hips ‘Live At The Great American Music Hall’ is out now on digital and limited double-CD. “This album consists of recordings of concerts performed on December 15th and 16th, 2017 at San Francisco’s famed Great American Music Hall. We feel this album represents well the band as it was at that time, and that it also represents well the community that has grown around the music contained herein. In that sense these are not recordings of a band playing to a live audience so much as they are recordings of a community coming together and making the sounds of joy, of appreciation, of friendships new and old, and even some sadness. There are lots of others sounds on these recordings too but you’ll have to just listen for yourself. You might even hear your own voice in there. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do.” – The Mother Hips
Reserve your CD from the Mother Hips store or the Blue Rose store.
The Mother Hips
Chuck Prophet & The Mission Express
Ramblin’ Jack Elliott
Hiss Golden Messenger (solo)
Kacy & Clayton
Six Organs of Admittance
Tim Bluhm Band
Pat Sansone Trio
The Paul Simon Bone Diggers
Chad Galactic and The Superfood
Mad Alchemy Liquid Light Show
Please join The Mother Hips for this special event at the Mystic Theater in Petaluma, CA on Saturday, February 1st. The benefit show will honor Oakland-native and longtime Hips fan Gregory Walsh, who passed away suddenly in October 2017. All proceeds will go to the Declan Walsh Special Needs Trust, established to benefit Walsh’s son Declan.
Check out Greg’s new song and another great video by Deren Ney.