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'NOW WE GIVE IT TO YOU' BOOK & RELEASE PARTY

This 88 page limited edition hardcover book features over 150 photographs of The Mother Hips. Beginning in 1994 when Jay was hired by American Recordings to photograph the band for their upcoming record “Part-Timer Goes Full”, Jay has had a close relationship with the band. This book shows the Hips as a young band making their way in the rock and roll world up through their recent visit to Mission Bells recording studio where they are working on their 8th studio recording.

There will only be 500 copies of this book , and all copies are signed and numbered by Jay Blakesberg and The Mother Hips. There will only be a 1 printing of this book. Each advance copy ordered before May 15, 2011, will include the signed & numbered book with a signed & numbered 8x10 print of The Mother Hips. Books will ship in early June.
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'NOW WE GIVE IT TO YOU' BOOK RELEASE PARTY
JUNE 17th AT CAFE DU NORD

To commemorate the release of this book Jay and the Mother Hips are collaborating on a show together where Jay will be curating the Mother Hips set lists for the night of June 17th at the Café Du Nord in San Francisco. There will be a cocktail party in the Café Du Nord lounge starting at 6:00pm till 8pm where fans may purchase the book and have band members personally sign the book for them. The band will play a 2 set show starting at 8:30. Tickets are $30 and will go on Sale this Friday April 8th at www.cafedunord.com and at the Café Du Nord box office.

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Live In California November 2010


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While drummer John Hofer took some time off in November 2010 to spend time with his newborn daughter, the remaining Mother Hips booked a handful of acoustic shows in northern and southern California. Tim, Greg, and Paul performed songs from almost every Mother Hips record, songs from their respective side-projects, a cover song or two, and two new songs giving us a glimpse of the next Hips record. With lyrics and harmonies shining through, these songs take on new meaning than when performed with the loud rock tones of an electric Mother Hips show. But what also made these performances so enjoyable was seeing Paul Hoaglin alternate between bass, mandolin, and pedal steel guitar while also contributing to the three-part vocal harmonies. This set was mostly recorded live in Grass Valley, California on November 13th, 2010 except for three tracks which were recorded the night before in Santa Monica, CA.

MAY 17th, 2010 - SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Be sure to check out the Mother Hips video "Are You Free" featuring pro surfer/model Holly Beck, as well as the Ja Blakesberg-produced video for Tim's song "Spooked Cat Blues" from his album "House of Bluhm."

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Letter From a Bus
You Can't Dive In
Spooked Cat Blues
The Hand
Dear Wild Animal
Black Telegram
Squeaky Wheel
For A Secret
Cow Hollow Folly
Shorebird
Dora Lee

     
 

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This album was co-produced by Jackie Greene and Tim Bluhm. Musicians that play on the record include Jackie Greene, Mike Curry, John Hofer, Steve Adams, Dan Lebowitz and Nicki Bluhm.

READ AN INTERVIEW WITH TIM AT THE ROCK BAND WEB SITE

WATCH A VIDEO OF 'THE WAY THE STORY GOES" LIVE FROM THE ALLADIN THEATER IN PORTLAND, OR ON APRIL 6th, 2008

April 20, 2008 - Denver, CO
I have been spending a lot of time in airports lately, hanging around, waiting to get on planes, trying to get to the show. I like to to watch people and listen to what they say. But the thing that always hits me the hardest these days is the sheer volume of people that are continuously traveling around this country. So many of us, in fact, that the system is pretty much broken, and it's getting worse all the time. Everywhere we look there is overwhelming evidence of the peril our planet is in, and it's almost all caused by people. There are just so many of us here now that we all have to be very careful about our choices. That's the reality. Often I wish I could just be a farmer or something, grow vegetables in the backyard, shop at the local food co-op, buy only second-hand clothes and furniture and stuff, and stop contributing to our problems. But I am not a farmer, I am a musician, and I have to travel to earn a living. I am afraid of being a hypocrite, of believing one thing and living another. What I can do is use the songs to convey a message, a feeling of concern and love for our environment. I feel like I have to do that, but I am kind of a subtle guy. I don't like to hit anybody over the head with ideas. Those thoughts and intentions are in there, and hopefully they are helping.
There's a lot going on right now. I am out on tour with Jackie Greene, in support of my new record HOUSE OF BLUHM. I will be meeting up with the Hips in Philadelphia and New York for some co- bill shows with New Monsoon. The Hips are playing some festivals coming up and also trying something new. Matt Butler of the Everyone Orchestra will be conducting the Hips at the Moe's Alley shows in June. Matt does this amazing thing where he conducts musicians from the edge of the stage, holding up a dry-erase board with specific instructions to various members of the group, who have to execute these instructions on the fly. It is scary and fun and very unique. The idea is that Matt and we will weave Hips songs in between these improvisational segue ways. I am really looking forward to it. I'm pretty sure Steve Poltz is going to be there with his amazing rock band as well.
I have been busy producing too. Nicki Bluhm's record TOBY'S SONG is coming out May 7th (Cafe DuNord). The record I have been working on with Joey Barro (The Antiques) is done and will be coming out on Banter Records very soon. He doesn't know what it's going to be called yet. Also, Dave Brogan's (Animal Liberation Orchestra) record is almost done and hopefully will be out soon as well. The newest Mother Hips single "Childish Dreams" has been released, backed with The Bees' "Papa Echo." The vinyl sounds very very good. The split single idea is working out really well and I think there will be another one of a different nature coming out before long.


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Home Recording with Tim Bluhm
JULY 29th, 2005

TIM BLUHM w/ PAUL HOAGLIN
THE BRUCE LATIMER SHOW
BROADCAST JANUARY 13th, 2005


CALIFORNIA WAY
Fog City Records is proud to announce the debut solo acoustic release from Tim Bluhm. Song Listing: California Way, Shiny Leather Shoes, Angry Waters, Rose, Tear It All Down, Transplant Song, Saint Andrew, Hell Is The Highway, Tiara Dievers, Countrywide, Envelope Please, Ribbons, The Way The Story Goes. THIS ENHANCED CD ALSO INCLUDES BONUS VIDEOS FILMED IN STUDIO, IN CONCERT AND BACKSTAGE. California Way was released on January 25, 2005. Order


WELCOME
Hello and welcome to the website. If you move the cursor over the different panels you will see how it works. I have a new record out on San Francisco's Fog City Records called CALIFORNIA WAY. The songs on the record are mostly new recordings of old songs that never got recorded, with a few new songs thrown in. It is a really quiet album. You can hear some of it if you go to the Music and Video section of my site. It is an "enhanced" CD which means there are some videos that you can watch on your computer. In support of this release I am playing some shows up and down California, probably by myself but possibly with a friend or two. There is a freedom to playing alone that is fantastic but it can get lonely too. It looks like the Involvement will be playing some shows this winter and the Mother Hips will be playing some shows in the spring.

Feel free to write to info@timbluhm.com and don't forget to put your email address on the email list if it isn't there already. Thanks to Fast Atmosphere for helping me create this site. We hope you like it.

Best regards-
Tim