Available for streaming everywhere! On April 1 (no fooling) Bliss Hippy releases its first Album in 10 years, Bare Bliss. The album includes a number of songs fans have been encouraging us to record and release for years. The instrumentation is more minimal than previous albums, with Maureen and Richard doing most of the work. The noted exceptions are the amazing cello and piano of Michael Sebastian; our bass playing sound engineers, Wil Reeves, of CentroCellar studio in Columbia, MO, and Andy Bishop of Giraffe Studio in Hendersonville, NC.; and our grandson Logan Ours, who contributes a mean sax track on “Uncomfortable”.
Prepare yourselves for the Bliss Hippy event of the season. Bliss Hippy will be presenting a very special concert at the Ozark Actors Theatre in Rolla. This concert will celebrate the release of their first album in 10 years "Bare Bliss"! The majority of the proceeds will go to CASA of south central Missouri and the remainder to the Ozark Actors Theatre. We're especially stoked to be joined by lots of amazing musicians: Ranya Iqbal, a stellar Cellist from St. Louis; Dan Butz, bass player extraordinaire for Reverend Pearly Blue; the Reverend himself, John Pratt; the guitar whisperer, Joe Dunlap; as well as Richie (harmonica) and Luce (vocals) Myers. And it's particularly cool that our grandson, Logan Ours, will be joining us on some tunes featuring his saxophone, as well.
CALLING ALL WRITERS AND ARTISTS! Bliss Hippy needs your help!
Bliss Hippy is back in the studio for the first time in four years with plans for 2, yes TWO records!!! We’ve booked a week in Centro Cellar Studio in Columbia, MO with engineer and music whisperer, Wil Reeves, over Christmas vacation 2018.
One album will focus on spiritually uplifting songs (with that strange and wonderful Bliss Hippy twist). And the other album titled “When God Farts” will include other sorts of songs :) .
We need your help with …
1) A title for the spiritually uplifting album.
2) Art for the cover of the spiritually uplifting album.
3) Art for the “When God Farts” album
The winner of each category (judged by a panel of 2) will get …
1) $50 cash
2) Bliss Hippy tie-dye t-shirt
3) A CD of each of the new albums
Email questions and submissions to Richard (firstname.lastname@example.org)
We anticipate announcing winners by the end of January 2019.
p.s If you need inspiration for the "When God Farts" picture, check our our live recording of the song at Kulak's Woodshed in Hollywood.
Bliss Hippy is totally stoked to play for the first time at Hippie Fest in Jadwin, MO. We will open the festival at noon on Saturday Sept. 1, and this will be followed by lots of other great music and entertainment. Come see Bliss Hippy and stay for the festival! See you in Jadwin!
Bliss Hippy is setting out on their "Spread the Love" 2018 West Coast Tour with performances ranging from Brew Pubs to Buddhist Insight Groups. If you see a venue in your area, please drop by and say hi and bring a lot of friends. If there's a house concert in your area, drop us an email and we'll get you in touch with the host.
BLISS HIPPY "SPREADING THE LOVE TOUR" 2018
- Friday, June 1 (5 - 7pm): Cherrywood Coffee House, (Austin, TX)
- Friday, June 8 (7 - 9pm): Insight LA, Los Angeles, CA
- Saturday, June 9 (6 - 8pm): Spirit Mountain Retreat, Idyllwild, CA (with Jenn Hajj)
- Tuesday, June 12 (7 - 9:30pm): Matt Denny's Ale House, Arcadia, CA (J.C. Hyke's Songwriters Serenade) (with others)
- Thursday, June 14 (6:30 - 9pm): 7Sisters Brewing Co., San Luis Obispo, CA (Steve Key's Songwriters at Play) (with others)
- Saturday, June 16 (7 - 8pm): House Concert, San Francisco, CA
- Sunday, June 17 (1 - 4pm): Sculptura Winery, Paso Robles, CA (Steve Key's Songwriters at Play) (with others)
- Monday, June 18 (6:30 - 8:30pm): House Concert (Ukiah, CA)
- Tuesday, June 19 (5:30 - 8:30pm): Private Event (Sacramento, CA)
- Friday, June 22 (7:30 - 9:45pm): Artichoke Music (Portland, OR) (with others)
- Sunday, June 24 (7 - 9pm): Jade Lounge (with Jerome Jerome)
This is a music video of Bliss Hippy's original song "Better Way", about the turbulent summer of 2016 involving police shootings of blacks, retaliation, and healing. The video was inspired by the work of the Venerable Pannavati and Pannadipa and the Heartwood Refuge.
Richard is turning 60! The Matchsellers , renowned touring Bluegrass duo, and Bliss Hippy favorites, are coming to town to the Public House Brewing Company in St. James to help celebrate! Bliss Hippy and Joe (the guitar whisperer) will open at 3:30 and the Matchsellers will follow. Come help Richard celebrate and enjoy amazing music, beer, food, atmosphere, friends and fun!
Bliss Hippy is headed to the Big City - New York, New York - via Ohio to play some music for new friends. We're especially excited because we'll get to meet up and share music with our friends, Bohemian Highway, The Lords of Liechtenstein and Dennis MC DoNoUgh! (aka) .
- Friday, July 21: Weasel Boy Brewing Co. (Zanesville, OH)
- Saturday, July 22: Unitarian Universality Church (Columbus, OH) with Bohemian Highway
- Thursday, July 26: Brother's Lounge (Cleveland, OH) (Part of Brent Kirby's 10 x 3 Songwriter Showcase)
- Friday, July 28: The Chubby Pickle (Atlantic Highlands, NJ) with The Lords of Liechtenstein
- Saturday, July 29: Alternative Underground (Philadelphia, PA) with The Lords of Liechtenstein
- Sunday, July 30: Music You Can't Hear on the Radio, WPRB 103.1 (Princeton, NJ) (Live Radio Guests)
- Tuesday, August 1: Pub on the Park (Cranston, RI) (Open Mic, Featured Act)
- Thursday, August 3: George Street Co-Op (New Brunswick, NJ) (Open Mic, Featured Act)
See our schedule for details on show times etc.