Hailed by critics for their "rootsy mix of 70s rock and power pop" (pitchfork.com) and for their unflinching ability to "sing it sweet and play it dirty" (The New Yorker), The Mother Hips are true indie music pioneers. They owe most of their success to their large and loyal fanbase. Early releases such as Part-Timer Goes Full, Green Hills of Earth, and Red Tandy have become almost cult classics among indie music buffs. The band released a 20 year retrospective in 2011 while offering proof on the road that The Hips still attract new supporters in every city they play. Over the years, the band has worked with and played alongside a slew of renowned/respected colleagues including Wilco, Johnny Cash, Phil Lesh and Bob Weir, as well as being signed by Rick Rubin to his American Recordings Label.