Formed in 1991 at Chico State in Northern California, The Mother Hips have run the gamut of experiences as a band - from dorm band to buzz band to cult favorite. They took an extended break which nearly became a permanent one after the 2001 album's release, but decided to reconvene a few years ago, first playing shows, and now as a full-fledged band, writing, recording and releasing new music. Mother Hips released two albums on Rick Rubin's American Recordings in 1996 and 1997, and followed with their own independent release in 1999. The Hips have played shows supporting Wilco, Johnny Cash, and Rodrigo Y Gabriela. 2007 and 2008 has brought non-stop national touring, dates in Europe, and heralded slots in festivals such as San Francisco's Outside Lands in Golden Gate Park and High Sierra Music Festival.