LMN&R: Tim Bluhm Releases New Single and Tour Dates

LMN&R: Tim Bluhm Releases New Single and Tour Dates

The songs are character-driven, valuing the visceral over the cerebral, and Bluhm inhabits his narrators with a voice as tough and as pliable as worn-in leather. “It just felt natural for me to sing this way,” he explains. “It was a chance to put away the books and focus more on the everyday rather than the existential, a chance to pull out the guitar and really tell some stories.”

The Alternate Root: ​Top 50 Albums J2J 2019

The Alternate Root: ​Top 50 Albums J2J 2019

For our yearly list, both the halfway So Far (50) and our End of the Year (100) consistently have one thing in common, both of the lists could have exceeded their numerical border. In the Roots music community, artists are looking at the successful outputs of others as inspiration rather than a competitive challenge. The range of music and players stretches from The Americas and follows a line around the globe for American Roots and Americana music.

The Entertainment Magazine: 6th Annual Blue Rose Music Benefit

The Entertainment Magazine: 6th Annual Blue Rose Music Benefit

Blue Rose Music is proud to announce that The McCrary Sisters and The Mother Hips (Tim Bluhm & Greg Loiacono) have been added to the lineup for the 6th annual Blue Rose Benefit. Taking place on June 8th at San Francisco’s legendary venue, The Fillmore, the Blue Rose Benefit will once again raise money for the Blue Rose Foundation with 100% of ticket sales going towards funding pre-school scholarships for financially disadvantaged children in the Bay Area.

Broadway World: The McCrary Sisters And The Mother Hips Added To 6th Annual Blue Rose Music Benefit

Broadway World: The McCrary Sisters And The Mother Hips Added To 6th Annual Blue Rose Music Benefit


Blue Rose Music
 is proud to announce that The McCrary Sisters and The Mother Hips (Tim Bluhm & Greg Loiacono) have been added to the lineup for the 6th annual Blue Rose Benefit. Taking place on June 8th at San Francisco's legendary venue, The Fillmore, the Blue Rose Benefit will once again raise money for the Blue Rose Foundation with 100% of ticket sales going towards funding pre-school scholarships for financially disadvantaged children in the Bay Area.

Grateful Web: THE MCCRARY SISTERS AND THE MOTHER HIPS ADDED TO LINEUP FOR 6TH ANNUAL BLUE ROSE MUSIC BENEFIT

Grateful Web: THE MCCRARY SISTERS AND THE MOTHER HIPS ADDED TO LINEUP FOR 6TH ANNUAL BLUE ROSE MUSIC BENEFIT

Blue Rose Music is proud to announce that The McCrary Sisters and The Mother Hips (Tim Bluhm & Greg Loiacono) have been added to the lineup for the 6th annual Blue Rose Benefit. Taking place on June 8th at San Francisco’s legendary venue, The Fillmore, the Blue Rose Benefit will once again raise money for the Blue Rose Foundation with 100% of ticket sales going towards funding pre-school scholarships for financially disadvantaged children in the Bay Area.

GLIDE MAGAZINE: TIM BLUHM MAKES IDEAL & PROMINENT BAKERSFIELD RECORD ‘SORTA SURVIVING’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

GLIDE MAGAZINE: TIM BLUHM MAKES IDEAL & PROMINENT BAKERSFIELD RECORD ‘SORTA SURVIVING’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Tim Bluhm’s fifth solo record, his first in ten years, Sorta Surviving, is the country record he’s always wanted to put out there. Most of his musical life has found Bluhm steeped in old country songs, particularly those that came out of the oil fields of Bakersfield, California back in the 1950’s and 60’s. He’s worked those songs into his band, The Mother Hips, sets and he was instrumental in forming the country band of ace Bay Area players, Brokedown In Bakersfield, that revived many of the old songs and brought them to a hungry audience that hung on every note every night. But this latest record is his true homage to those great tunes and his self-penned songs are worthy of taking a prominent place among the greats of the genre.

JamBase: Remembering Merle Haggard - Covering The Outlaw Country Legend Spotify Playlist

JamBase: Remembering Merle Haggard - Covering The Outlaw Country Legend Spotify Playlist

This edition of Saturday Stream presents a Spotify Playlist made up of many of those covers of Haggard’s classic songs. The set features musicians both within and outside the realm of country music and recordings from across the past 50 years. Tim Bluhm and Emmylou Harris can be heard offering their takes on one of Merle’s final songs, “Kern River.”

TWANGVILLE: TIM BLUHM – SORTA SURVIVING

TWANGVILLE: TIM BLUHM – SORTA SURVIVING

There’s nothing like going to the source of your inspiration to really understand its intricacies. Californian Tim Bluhm, of The Mother Hips, did just that when he decided to do a country music album. Sorta Surviving was recorded at Johnny Cash’s cabin-cum-studio, and features A-list players like Jesse Aycock on guitar and Elizabeth Cook on background vocals. The result is a record a lot of people in Nashville just wish they could do.

The All Scene Eye: Tim Bluhm on Spirit Sightings and “Sorta Surviving”

The All Scene Eye: Tim Bluhm on Spirit Sightings and “Sorta Surviving”

For the 30-or-so years he’s sung and written songs for California rock outfit The Mother Hips, Tim Bluhm has been a quiet admirer of classic country music, idolizing the Bakersfield sound and shrewd storytelling of fellow Californian Merle Haggard. His new solo record, Sorta Surviving, finally welcomes that appreciation to the fore. Recording at Cash Cabin studios in Hendersonville, Tennessee, Bluhm set out to craft a story collection of his own, adorned with honky-tonk piano and pedal steel.

FATEA: Review - Tim Bluhm

FATEA: Review - Tim Bluhm

More usually found fronting Cal-Soul outfit The Mother Hips, Bluhm's first solo album in over 10 years finds him returning to his love of old school honky tonk country. Backed by some of Nashville's finest session sidemen, including Jesse Aycock on guitars and vocals, he opens with the barroom piano and saloon waltzing 'Jesus Save A Singer', its lyric about a singer in search of salvation who tries to sing the truth he can't live setting the playful tone that permeates the material. That finds further expression in the too much booze-themed morning after a night on the town 'Where I Parked My Mind' with its classic steel licks and, likewise, 'Squeaky Wheel' a frisky banjo bluegrass romp about being on the road, resisting temptation and not letting getting older stop you rolling along.

The Sacramento Bee: Three to See - Tim Bluhm (of Mother Hips) celebrates new solo record at Harlow’s

The Sacramento Bee: Three to See - Tim Bluhm (of Mother Hips) celebrates new solo record at Harlow’s

It doesn’t take a deep journey into the newly-released “Sorta Surviving” to immediately understand why Tim Bluhm recorded these songs as a solo offering, rather than folding them into the fray of beloved “California soul” rock act Mother Hips, which he fronts.

Broadway World: Tim Bluhm Releases Acclaimed Album SORTA SURVIVING

Broadway World: Tim Bluhm Releases Acclaimed Album SORTA SURVIVING

Today, Tim Bluhm releases his new full-length solo album Sorta Surviving via Blue Rose Music. Known as the frontman for praised rock outfit The Mother Hips, Sorta Surviving is a testament to Bluhm's versatility as an artist and honed skill as a songwriter. Recorded while coping with a recent divorce and during recovery from a nearly-fatal paragliding crash, the album finds Bluhm at a unique place - grateful, appreciative for his life, and more determined than ever. Produced by Widespread Panic's Dave Schools, Sorta Surviving features an all-star lineup of musicians including Elizabeth Cook (vocals), Jesse Aycock (guitar, vocals) and Jason Crosby (piano, violin, organ), as well as Nashville legends, David Roe (bass) and Gene Chrisman (drums).