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

Bliss Hippy at Folk Alliance International 


We had the most fun ever at the annual Folk Alliance International meeting in Kansas City last week. Clearly the highlight was six showcases we did, where we invited some of our favorite musicians to join us and they all said yes! We got to share show cases with Erin Inglish, The Matchsellers, R.J. Cowdery, Daniel Boling, Dan Weber, and ... drum roll ... Ellis, one of the best live performers in the universe. This picture is us with Ellis and me with the new hat Maureen got me in Kansas City. All of these musicians we got to play with are amazing players and songwriters and we would strongly encourage you to see any of them live at your earliest opportunity. It was truly inspiring to get to hear and share music with these people. We also did four other showcases on our own - 10 total in three days - lots of fun, little sleep. And we spent a lot of time in the room hosted by Access Film/Music, which is run by our good pal and great musician Chicago Mike Beck. We also met a new friend and entertaining performer, and all around nice guy, Dennis McDoNoUgh from New Jersey, and Lacy Hampton from Fayettivelle, AR. We saw a lot of other great music and met a lot of other cool people - too many to mention.
 

Bliss Hippy to Share Stage with the Matchsellers 

On Thursday, February 12, Bliss Hippy will open for one of our favorite duos in the World, the Matchsellers, at the Public House Brewery in Rolla, MO. Bliss Hippy will play from 7 - 8, and the Matchsellers will take over at 8 until 10.

We met them last year at the International Folk Alliance meeting in Kansas City and their live performance blew us away. They stood out among a gathering of many of the best folk muscians in the world.

Their music is high-energy blue grass, with grittiness and blues mixed in, and a lot of first class musicianship. They play great originals and renditions of traditional tunes.

Though they are quite young (by Bliss Hippy standards) the duo has already accomplished a lot. They played with Ricky Skaggs, at the Kansas State Picking and Fiddling contest, and they've toured in Germany, the UK, the Czech Republic, and 21 U.S. states averaging 170 shows a year!

We are excited and honored to get to share a bill with such a duo, and we guarantee you will be greatly entertained and amazed if you come out to the Public House next Thursday night. (And you can enjoy a public house brew while you're at it :)

Great First Weekend! 

We had a blast playing for the first time at the Artlandish Gallery in Columbia, MO. January 2. One of the best parts was getting to meet and hear two outstanding musicians who shared the bill with us - Anna Soulstice and David Dearnley. Here's a photo of the four of us with our new friends after the performance.
On the 3rd we were back at our favorite brew pub in the world, the Public House Brewery in Rolla, MO., where we again had more fun that should be allowed. Our friend Steve Flier took some great photos of Bliss Hippy during the performance and one of those is below.


 

Bliss Hippy at Artlandish Gallery and Public House to Start the New Year! 

Bliss Hippy will have their debut performance at the Artlandish Gallery in Columbia, MO as our first show of 2015, on Friday 2nd, at 7pm, as a part of their First Fridays event. In addition to Bliss Hippy playing from 7 - 8, there will be other musicians "hors d’oeuvre’s, wine, fire spinning, fashion show, outdoor art and all around frivolity." Should be a lot of fun.

Our second show of 2015 is Saturday Jan 3rd at 8pm at the Public House Brewery, which is always a good time!

 

Looking forward to 2015! 

First, Joe and Richard survived a show at the public house brewery December 5th without Maureen. More crudeness, more chaos, and more banjo!
Second, Bliss Hippy plays next the Sunday after Maureen returns from India (Dec 21) live on KKID (92.9) radio on Nick and Bootsy's Basement Tapes in Rolla, MO. at 7pm and we always have a lot of fun with Nick and Bootsy. You can also stream the show live from the Basement Tapes web site.
Third, after the basement tapes, Bliss Hippy will take a break for the holidays until 2015, when we'll begin playing in earnest again with more regional shows in the spring followed by another tour planned in April and May in Colorado, California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. We'll return in June for more regional shows, then back on the road in July and August heading for Tennessee, Ohio, New England, Washington D.C., North Carolina, Southern California, Washington, and Idaho. We plan to finish off the year with regional shows in the fall and winter. We are actively booking for 2015 right now so if you are interested in Bliss Hippy please contact us!
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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
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