Mother Hips Update: Hipnic III Hoaglin Hiatus, Acoustic Album


Some of the details for the third annual Mother Hips Family Hipnic have been announced. This year, the event will take place on Friday and Saturday, May 13th and 14th at Fernwood Resort in Big Sur, California. 300 Tickets (Weekend passes- all sets on all stages) go on sale Tuesday, March 1 at 10 am by calling 831.667.2422 (first come, first serve). There will be camping passes and tent cabin/room packages available. So far, scheduled to peform are:

The Mother Hips
The Skinny Singers
Nicki Bluhm
Pegi Young & The Survivors
Sean Hayes
Big Eagle
Farmer Dave Scher
Little Wings
Sweet Chariot
Andy Cabic & Eric Johnson & Richard Swift (combo set)
Neal Casal
Al Jardine (founding member of the Beach Boys)
more acts TBA

In less cheerful news, Mother Hips bass player Paul Hoaglin will be on an extended leave of absence from the band. The band's good friend Scott Thunes will be playing bass in the interim. Tonight’s show in Tahoe has been rescheduled for April 8th and the Saturday's Crockett show will be rescheduled soon. The band apologizes for the recent cancellations and says they look forward to the upcoming shows with Thunes. Work will continue as planned on the upcoming studio album and no further show cancellations are expected.

New Acoustic Live Download: 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 Bluhm, Greg Loiacono and Paul Hoaglin 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. At these shows, Hoaglin alternated 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. It can be purchased here.

The Mother Hips Tour Dates :: The Mother Hips News :: The Mother Hips Concert Reviews

[Published on: 2/25/11]

Take full advantage of all JamBase has to offer by signing up for an account!

You'll receive

show alerts

when your favorite artists announce shows, be eligible to enter contests for

free tickets

, gain the ability to

share your personalized live music calendar

and much more. Join JamBase!



To read comments and participate in this story, please visit the Articles forum »