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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Hipsmas 2021!

2021-10-14T18:05:00+00:00October 14th, 2021|

Hipsmas time is here again! We are very excited to get back to the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco for our annual holiday shows.

Friday, December 17th
Saturday, December 18th
Sunday, December 19th

Get tickets while you can!

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NEW ALBUM ‘GLOWING LANTERN’ OUT DECEMBER 3

2021-09-10T15:51:25+00:00September 10th, 2021|

The new album, ‘Glowing Lantern’ is available December 3 from Blue Rose Music on vinyl and digital formats.

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LISTEN NOW TO “LOOKING AT LONG DAYS”

2021-09-10T15:49:54+00:00September 10th, 2021|

The first single from the 11-track collection, “Looking At Long Days” is out today!

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Summer Tour Dates Announced!

2021-07-02T22:13:57+00:00June 30th, 2021|

We are so happy to announce a run of summer shows! The band will be playing around Northern California and Oregon. In addition, they will be appearing at the BeachLife Festival in SoCal! Please see all dates above and be sure to pick up advance tickets as shows have been selling out!

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NEW GREG LOIACONO SINGLE AND VIDEO “LAST DAY OF JUNE”

2021-06-30T20:00:31+00:00June 30th, 2021|

Greg Loiacono has just released a new single entitled “Last Day Of June” from a forthcoming instrumental album! It was mixed by Scott Hirsch at EchoMagic and mastered by Anthony Puglisi.

When I was sixteen I found a record in my father’s collection that had a trippy cover on it with two dragons and the kind of archaic imagery I was into at the time (and still am today). It had three names on it- John Fahey, Leo Kottke, and Peter Lang.

When I listened to the masterful guitar playing and read the comical bios of these unique individuals I instantly became enamored with the whole sound and vibe. This changed my perception of what guitar playing could be. A year later I was at a ren faire and a hippie sitting under a tree was playing “That’s The Way” by Led Zeppelin. I noticed that he wasn’t playing the usual fingerings I was familiar with. He showed me open G tuning. Once I learned about that I realized that many of the remarkable sounds and chords I was hearing on the aforementioned compilation album involved open tunings. It was a cool revelation to see my teenage, rock world and this American Primitive Guitar music that I had recently discovered, collide and inform me. (From Live For Live Music)

“Last Day of June” certainly wouldn’t have come about if it wasn’t for my Dad and that Takoma Records compilation. This single will be part of an album of instrumental music I will be releasing in 2022. – Greg Loiacono (From Live For Live Music)

Live for Live Music has premiered the video. Stream the new track and watch the video for “Last Day Of June”

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AMERICAN SONGWRITER’S “BRINGIN’ IT BACKWARDS” PODCAST

2021-05-13T19:57:47+00:00May 13th, 2021|

Check out the American Songwriter “Bringin’ It Backwards” Podcast where Greg Loiacono discusses the history of the Mother Hips, the vinyl reissues, the new upcoming record, and more!

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NEW T-SHIRT AND TRUCKER HATS IN THE STORE

2021-05-13T19:54:29+00:00May 13th, 2021|

Visit the Mother Hips Store where we’ve restocked on green and blue trucker hats! In addition, new to the store and just in time for Spring is a Bella Canvas limited edition Heather Black  ‘California Soul’ T-shirt (Unisex). Get ’em while they last!

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