FREE DOWNLOAD! The Mother Hips, Back to The Grotto – see them at The Independent June 15th

Tim Bluhm




For those people not as familiar with Tim Bluhm- Here is something from our friends at The Mother Hips…

In conjunction with their show at the Independent in San Francisco Friday, June 15th where the band will be playing their seminal debut album “Back to the Grotto” in its entirety, The Mother Hips are pleased to announce they are offering the entire album as a free download starting today through Saturday June 2nd. This is the original version and master of the record that the Mother Hips released in 1992.

Please help the band and spread this link around the internet and share with as many friends possible:

Thank You from The Mother Hips

Brokedown In Bakersfield April 12 2012, Sacramento California

Brokedown In Bakersfield-Encore


Brokedown In Bakersfield by Monte V. Gullo

Nicki Bluhm

Harlows Restaurant & Night Club


Tim Bluhm | Acosutic Guitar, Vocals

Nicki Bluhm | Vocals

Dan “Lebo” Lebowitz | Pedal Steel, Guitar, Vocals

Scott Law | Telecaster, Vocals

Steve Adams | Bass, Vocals

Dave Brogan | Drums, Vocals



Brokedown In Bakersfield is a group made up from 4 Northern California bands (Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers, The Mother Hips, Animal Liberation Orchestra, Scott Law Reunion Band) that add superb musicianship to some of California Countries best songs. A very tight and entertaining band that promises a very fun evening of dancing and adult beverages.


Set list

Tim Bluhm

California Cottonfields

My Baby’s Gone


Cash On The Barrelhead


You’re Still On My Mind

Working Man’s Blues

Scott Law, Nicki & Tim Bluhm

Together Again

Silver Wings

Truck Driving Man

Parked My Mind

Hello Trouble

Silver Threads

Sing A Sad Song

Women’s Prison

Stick With Me

Mama Tried

Six Days On the Road (Lebo sang)

Walking After Midnight

Fist City

Okie From Muskogee

Squeaky Wheel

Swinging Doors

Luxury Liner

Encore: Sing Me Back Home (offstage in the crowd)





Gathering of the Vibes 2011–Thursday

Having a great time at Gathering of the Vibes so far… usual perfect snafu’s of planes trains and automobiles, meeting friends and setting up camp.IMG_20110721_160729

And just in the nick of time for a great set from The Mother Hips!

It was their first time here, and they were on early, so unfortunately for the late arrivals, they missed a rocking set that included ‘White Falcon Fuzz" and "Magazine". Tim Bluhm, singer and guitarist, was dripping bucket’s of sweat as he told the audience "…we’re not used to heat like this, we’re from California." I talked to The Mother Hips guitarist Greg Loiacano after his set, and he confided that the band didn’t get a chance to practice before the set, as all the band members were busy with other things, and it had been a couple months since the last Hips show.  He felt they got it together a little into the set, and are ready for their weekend shows (Cambridge MA tonight, Friday 7/22 and Hoboken NJ  on Saturday) For me, they played well, not as on fire as some shows I have seen from them, but solid and rocking it, definitely catch them when they come to your area.

Great music next from The Infamous Stringdusters, incredible musicians in the bluegrass rock vein, the highlight for me was their cover of The Police’s ‘Walking on the Moon"

Dumpstaphunk = deep funkin’ good time. As always, take the bad stuff that’s happened in the past, let it go, and put it – in the dumpsta!

Dark Star Orchestra Gathering of the Vibes 2011Thursday night headliner, Dark Star Orchestra turned in an original set of Grateful Dead classics, and were joined by Donna Jean Godcheaux on several songs as well. This band is really developing into a major act, whille still always a playing tribute to the Dead, and IMO by building their own sets and jams, they are expressing so much more. Many felt it to be one fo the finer DSO shows they have ever seen. here is the setlist:

1: China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider, Jack Straw*, Loose Lucy*, Passenger, Brown-Eyed Women, Blow Away, Mama Tried, Big River*, The Harder They Come*, Around and Around*

2: Help on the Way > Feel Like A Stranger > Scarlet Begonias* > Fire On The Mountain > Playin’ In The Band* > Drums > Space > St. Stephen > Alligator > Morning Dew > Playin’ Reprise
E: Brothers and Sisters*       (*with Donna)

DSO–Gathering OF the Vibes 2011

The Mother Hips with special guest Bob Weir, setlist, Rainforest Action Network 35th Anniversary

 The Mother Hips

Bob WeirREVEL - The Art Of Activism

On October 14th, 2010 at REVEL, The Art of Activism,the Rainforest Action Network’s  25th anniversary blow out…
Bob Weir sat in with The Mother Hips and played the following set:

Maggies Farm
Little Red RoosterRainforest Action Network
Friend of the Devil
The Other one
Going Down The Road Feeling Bad


2010 REVEL Honorees:
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
Teri Blanton
Amy Goodman
Rivani Noor and Uki Setara

Learn about the Rainforest Action Network  at
Or just watch this short video… RAN in 90 Seconds":