Scott Law - The Mother Hips at Great American Music Hall December 18 2011 | (♥) DeadheadlandMy year is bookended by a couple of amazing shows featuring this combo of bands, and I feel a deep connection to both.

I saw The Mother Hips and Nicki Bluhm and The Gramblers at the Palm Ballroom in January – the night before I decided to uproot my life in Venice, and actually move to the bay area. The day after that show was the *last* time (so far) I had to drive south after some bay area music and work. Of course I have had to drive north after some LA area music and work. (~);}

It seemed appropriate for me to see them again, now nearer to the end of the year.

They played last night, December 18 2011, at Great American Music Hall in San Francisco.  A real feel good set from Nicki Bluhm and her band, and then a kick ass Mother Hips show!  The Deadhead highlights from The Mother Hips included an off the hook The Other One, a Sing Me Back Home with Scott Law, and with Nicki joining in for a rowdy Tennessee Jed. Plus tons of their own songs, a real ripping set.

And an easy drive across the Bay bridge for me.  Ahh…

Out of this WORLD Other one:

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