Tim Bluhm and Greg Loiacono, and various other Mother Hipsters have played sundry shows for Earthwise Productions in Palo Alto, mostly in the 1990s. They also played The Edge numerous times, produced by other peoples. I last saw Tim and his bride Nikki at the Warfield opening for Tedeschi Trucks about a year ago, and bought some recent plastic and got them autographed for alltime’s sake.
I took this photo of Tim and I at Stanford’s CoHo a few years back. I think the show was Tim and Greg, Ama Ofosu Barko and Matt Nathanson, but I will have to check the record on that. I also did a Freedy Johnston show there once, free at CoHo, which featured the humourously packed support bill of Steve Yerkey, Rob Lederer AND Nyree Rabushka I think it was all playing 15 minutes each; Steve Yerkey took 15 minutes to tune that night, which got SCON’s Corky Gainsford in a tizzy. I’ve been corresponding with Freedy, who I last saw in Austin in 2009, about my Wallace Stegner tribute. A whole crew of Freedy’s 512 pals are supposedly fixin’ to throw down, Wally-style. I should probably bring in Tim and Greg since I am thinking about it here — that’s what I say in my “About” column, that this thingy “Plastic Alto” is as much a notebook where I jot down ideas than an actual conversation with readers, them being so few and far between.
You can order tickets to Mother Hips festival in Big Sur, May 2-4, produced by Folk Yeah hereabots. Ok, well it looks like the camping part is sold through, at $200 a pop, but the 3-day non-camping parts are still on sales, but I don’t really know I am not Folk Yeah I am Earthwise, yo. ?!
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