Press Kit

Interview
WeekendSherpa.com
August 9, 2007

MOUNTAIN MUSIC MAN

Tim Bluhm
Occupation: Lead singer, Mother Hips / mountain guide
Home: Outer Sunset, San Francisco
Activities: Climbing, backpacking, surfing
Favorite destinations: Thousand Island Lake, Lands End

Tim Bluhm pursues his passions for a living. Equal parts Neil Young and John Muir, the much beloved frontman for the country-rockin' Mother Hips has shared stages across the nation with folks like Johnny Cash, Wilco, and the Black Crowes. When he's not entertaining SRO crowds, you can find him in the Sierra Nevada: the humble and soft-spoken star spends summer months leading trips for Southern Yosemite Mountain Guides (SYMG). His favorite spot in the High Sierra is the John Muir Trail's Thousand Island Lake. The lake is set in the Ansel Adams Wilderness just below Banner Peak's dramatic glacier-clad slopes. Scrambling around Thousand Island's nearby terrain at 10,000 feet, you'll also spot the rugged spires of the Minarets, the San Joaquin River basin, and the 13,143-foot Mount Ritter. When Bluhm comes down from the mountains, he often walks the wind-blown, ocean-fresh Lands End Coastal Trail in San Francisco, a 3-mile (round trip) excursion along the bluffs by the Sutro Baths and past the Legion of Honor museum.

TIP: Bluhm's next local tour date—a side gig with Jackie Greene as one half of The Skinny Singers—is at the Independent in San Francisco on September 13. You can catch Bluhm with the Mother Hips on September 21 and 22 at Mill Valley's Sweetwater Saloon. For more information on Bluhm and the Mother Hips, visit www.timbluhm.com or www.motherhips.com. To learn more about SYMG, including how to join Bluhm's High Sierra Singer-Songwriters' Workshop, visit www.symg.com.

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