Thursday, November 11, 2004

Tim Bluhm, Vagabond Rocker

by Callan

In this month's issue of Outside magazine, they profile Tim Bluhm, and the lead sentence will be of interest to Hobopoet fans: "Tim Bluhm lives in a 1995 Chevy Sportvan, but don't let that throw you: the lead singer of the San Fransisco band the Mother Hips has still managed to release nine albums, play more than 2,000 concerts, and build a cultish fan base -- all the while stringing together a life of wilderness rambles that are as much Jack London as Jack Johnson."

I've never heard Bluhm's music, but Hobopoets may be interested in supporting a fellow vagabond whose work Outside describes as "a sun-soaked sound that blends Merle Haggard with the Beach Boys," as well as "along the lines of Gram Parsons and Townes Van Zandt."

I like seeing car-dwelling folks being productive like this -- creating music and adventure. His website is here. Keep it up, Tim!

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