Bliss Hippy's song writing is deceptively simple, childlike and often funny - yet at the same time surprisingly profound. - Steve Cahill, Executive Director, Great American Song Contest

California Update 

Ten Days and four shows into our California/West Coast Tour. It is a roller coaster ride/whirlwind of playing music in fun venues and meeting incredible - generous people all over the state. We started the tour by traveling across the west, staying in Amarillo and Flagstaff, then had the great pleasure of staying with Jim Gross in Palm Springs before a fun show in Los Angeles at the Tribal Cafe, sharing the stage with an amazing young duo, Who's Clayton. From there to Ojai valley where we had the best time ever with Amanda and Mario - owners of the world's best vegan restaurant Vegan Mario's. Then we played in Boulder Creek at Joe's Bar with some outstanding musicians sitting in, and stayed with Jeanne and Kasi in Santa Cruz, two of the most loving, fun, and amazing people on the planet. From there we headed to Sacramento and played at Shine, again getting to share the stage with great young musicians, the Baddest Beams, and stayed at a beautiful home in Davis with Michael Amster. Yesterday we headed to Atascadero and played at the Last Stage West - our most unique venue - where we took this photo. We're now staying in a magnificent home in Atascadero with Patrick O'Harra and Christy. Patrick is a very good signer-songwriter and regularly plays with his son Michael - the two have a great blend - we stayed up late last night playing music. Today we're looking forward to our first performance as a part of Steve Key's songwriters at play series in Paso Robles at Sculptura Winery at 1pm (pacific).

Headin' to Californi  

Let me tell you a story 'bout a band named Bliss Hippy ....

That's right Bliss Hippy is heading to the West Coast for their first ever five-week West Coast Tour where they will play 17 shows, including three shows where they will be the featured artist in Steve Key's Songwriters at Play series. They will also provide musical support for one three-day meditation retreat, and attend the folks festival in Lyons Colorado on their way home. If you're in the area, please come by and see us and say howdy. If you have friends in the area encourage them to come see us and say hi. We'll be posting updates via this blog, our email list (sign up on the right of this page), our facebook page, and twitter.

The tour ...

Tues July 15: Tribal Cafe, Los Angeles, CA, 4pm
Thurs July 17: Joe's Bar, Boulder Creek, CA, 8pm
Fri July 18: Shine, Sacramento, CA, 8pm
Sat July 19: Last Stage West, Atascadero, CA, 6pm
*Sun July 20: Sculpterra Winery, Paso Robles, CA, 1pm
Mon, July 21: Bon Temps Creole Cafe, San Luis Obispo, 6:30pm
Tues, July 22: Matt Denny's Ale House, Arcadia, CA, 7pm
Wed, July 23: Frog and Peach Pub, San Luis Obispo, CA, 10pm
*Thurs, July 24: Shell Cafe, Pismo Beach, CA, 6:30pm
Fri, July 25: Park Bar and Grill, Burbank, CA, 8pm
Sat, July 26: Linnaea's Cafe, San Luis Obispo, CA, 8pm
*Mon, July 28: Bon Temps Creole Cafe, San Luis Obispo, CA, 6:30pm
Tues, July 29: Buddhist Sangha, Riverbank, CA, 6:30pm
Thurs, July 31: Full Circle Brewery, Fesno, CA, 8pm
Sat, Aug 2: House Concert, Modesto, CA, 7:30pm
Tues, Aug 5: Mad River Brewing Company, Blue Lake, CA, 6pm
Fri, Aug 8: The Den Coffee House, Seattle, WA, 7pm
*Featured Artist in Steve Key's Songwriters at Play Series

(More details on venues, etc. can be found on our show schedule on our web site.)

... kinfolk said, get out of here - Californy is the place you aught to be, so they loaded up the Bliss Mobile and headed to Beverly ...

We're Back! 

We've returned from our tour of Texas, which consisted of a lot of fun and little sleep. We will be home until we leave for our west coast tour July 9. We're taking advantage of our time at home by playing a number of shows around the region, the majority at venues where we've never played before, so be sure and come check us out in St. Louis, Steelville, St. James, Willow Springs, and/or Rolla.


What do the Dixie Chicks, Arlo Guthrie, Nanci Griffith, Jerry Jeff Walker, Lyle Lovett, and Bliss Hippy have in common? They all played at the legendary listening room, Poor David's Pub in Dallas, Texas. We had an amazing time performing at Poor David's and made many new wonderful friends, including an incredible Dallas Based singer-songwriter Lizza Connor, who opened the show. More pictures from Poor David's, and more on Bliss Hippy's Texas Tour on the Bliss Hippy Facebook page.


Who is Bliss Hippy Anyway

Bliss Hippy is Richard and Maureen Hall and all sorts of enablers along the way. Bliss Hippy has been offering up "Psychadelic Folk" for more than 20 years with songs ranging from the sublime to silly and everything in between. Mostly original, mostly in tune, and always fun! Read More about Bliss Hippy

Award Winning Songs at Great American Song Contest

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    God's for Everybody (Bliss with an Attitude)

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    Drinking with Jesus (explicit lyrics) (Bliss with an Attitude)

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    [Info] Drinking with Jesus (explicit lyrics) (Bliss with an Attitude) 05:17

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