Mother Hips’ Greg Loiacono in GV Saturday
KNOW & GO
WHO: The Center for the Arts presents
WHAT: Greg Loiacono of The Mother Hips
with Lee Bob and the Truth opening
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 8, 8 p.m.
WHERE: The Center for the Arts
314 W Main St., Grass Valley
TICKETS: $20 Member, $22 General Public
The Center Box Office - 530-274-8384 ext 14
BriarPatch Co-op Community Market - 530-272-5333
Tickets online at http://www.thecenterforthearts.org
Mother Hips singer/songwriter/guitarist Greg Loiacono brings his solo show Saturday to The Center for the Arts in Grass Valley. Opening will be rockers Lee Bob and the Truth.
Loiacono is a founding member of the seminal California rock band, The Mother Hips. Greg plays guitar, sings and writes songs for The Hips, his solo project the Sensations and Ball Point Birds – an acoustic duo that he created with his musical brother, Tim Bluhm.
Loiacono released his first full-length solo album, “Songs From a Golden Dream”, on September 23. The album is a baroque, electric work that hums and spits with energy even in its quietest moments. Expert song-craft developed over an eclectic career springs up innovatively throughout the album. Loiacono’s songs are bright-eyed, present, sincere and a bit psychedelic.
The album’s first track, “The Red Thread Part I (The Gloaming),” a tough-groove, fourpart-harmony stomp, invites the listener into his world. Loiacono takes us on a sonic journey filled with rich imagery, sultry textures and straightup rock n roll.
The album closes with the gorgeous, Vivaldi-by-way-of-Simon-and Garfunkel track “The Day’s Long Wind.” The “day” Loiacono is reflecting upon is his whole life up until now – the “Golden Dream.”
Along with Loiacono on vocals and guitars, the Songs From a Golden Dream personnel includes frequent Loiacono collaborators Todd Roper (Cake, Chuck Prophet) and Scott Thunes (Frank Zappa, The Mother Hips, Fear) on drums and bass respectively, as well as Jackie Greene on the Hammond organ and Lefty Knight on pedal steel and sitar.
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