BLUE ROSE MUSIC founder JOE POLETTO announced the signing of singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist TIM BLUHM to its NORTHERN CALIFORNIA-based artist collective. BLUHM’s signing comes on the heels of a near-death paragliding accident; POLETTO brought an offer to him that would help him get back on his feet while providing a creative outlet for the future.
BLUHM began his 25+ year musical career as the frontman, guitarist and primary songwriter for THE MOTHER HIPS, a group he co-founded in the early '90s and with whom he continues to tour and record with. In addition, BLUHM was part of the duo THE SKINNY SISTERS (with current BLUE ROSE MUSIC label mate JACKIE GREENE) a member of the RHYTHM DEVILS (featuring the GRATEFUL DEAD’s MICKEY HART and BILL KREUTZMANN), BALL-POINT BIRDS (with HIPS co-founder GREG LOIACONO) and NICKI BLUHM AND THE GRAMBLERS.
TIM has also performed with or opened for JOHNNY CASH, THE BLACK CROWES, LUCINDA WILLIAMS, THE BAND, WILCO, AL JARDINE, BLUES TRAVELER, BOZ SCAGGS, WIDESPREAD PANIC, CRACKER, JOHN HIATT, PHIL LESH and GRACE POTTER.
“I have always been a huge TIM BLUHM fan and wanted to sign him to BLUE ROSE MUSIC because of his extraordinary creative talent and his dedication to his art," JOE POLETTO said. "The fact that he has survived this recent life-threatening event has made him even more creatively motivated and I hope that this agreement will help aid and support his music as well as the personal aspects of his life. BLUE ROSE MUSIC was created with the intention of nurturing and enabling artists to reach their creative and financial goals while supporting each other in their craft and I am both excited and grateful to be able to support TIM in this new chapter of his music and life.”
“Getting injured and being out of commission like I have been has given me the rare opportunity to look at my life and my goals more objectively," BLUHM said. "I feel that JOE and BLUE ROSE MUSIC will be enormously helpful in helping me achieve those goals as well to connect me to an amazing community of like-minded people.”