Album Review – Dirty Impound

Songs From A Golden Dream, the solo debut from The Mother Hips’ Greg Loiacono is a melodically rich poem, a series of thoughtful, gorgeously carved passages that interweave even as each section stands squarely on its own. Rock & roll is rarely so nakedly philosophical or delicately revealing, yet the whole album moves with limber, graceful elegance, each wave delivering one to a new shore in a shared landscape where a sort of Gnostic sensuality rules, the body served by throbbing rhythms but always dancing with holy spirits and capricious gods, a sense of purposeful, introspective movement inescapable as one travels through “doors of ancient verse” and over choppy seas until the world without is reflected within – and vice-versa. Read More

Interview – Glide Magazine

Greg Loiacono is a twenty-five year veteran musician most known for his long and storied career as co-front man and songwriter for vaunted Bay Area band, The Mother Hips. In late September Loiacono released a stunning solo record, Songs From A Golden Dream, that has both long time fans and newcomers to his sound buzzing. The record is a breath of fresh air, a departure from the sound of The Mother Hips and a brilliantly crafted document of a man and his music that weaves the listener, thread by musical thread, through blues, rock, psychedelia and acid-tinged country. Read More

Album Review – Marin Independent Journal

Singer-songwriter-guitarist Greg Loiacono didn’t cheat himself on his debut solo album.

It’s as if the Mother Hips co-founder tried everything he’d ever wanted to put on a record on “Songs from a Golden Dream.” He soared into psychedelia with the sitar sounds of “I Can’t be Your Anything” and the twangy “Away from the Stones,” with its acid-trippy lead guitar break. And he nodded to the pretension of a concept album on a trio of tracks, each called “The Red Thread,” that form a kind of beginning, middle and end to this ambitious collection of 11 original songs. Read More

Tour Kick Off & Trailer Video

Greg kicks off his tour today in Chico, California. CDs and the “little demon” shirts will be available at all shows. We have gotten great response to Songs From a Golden Dream and we are most grateful to all of you who have purchased a copy. If you have not please do so here.

Take a peak into the making of the record with this trailer made by Fast Atmosphere.

Catch GL and band at the following locations:

October 7th – Lost On Main – Chico, CA (w/ Sam Chase)

October 8th – Center for the Arts – Grass Valley, CA (Lee Bob and the Truth open)

October 14th – Winston’s – San Diego, CA (w/ Band Of Heathens)

October 15th – Hotel Cafe – Los Angeles, CA

October 21st – Terrapin Crossroads – San Rafael, CA (w/ Scary Little Friends)

October 28th – The White Eagle – Portland, OR (w/Lewi Longmire)

Songs From a Golden Dream

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Greg Loiacono’s first full-length solo album, Songs From a Golden Dream, is out now on limited edition vinyl, CD and digital formats. With 11 new songs by The Mother Hips co-founder, Songs From a Golden Dream finds Loiacono delivering his boldest and most accomplished release to date. Songs From a Golden Dream is a baroque, electric work that hums and spits with energy even in its quietest moments. Expert song-craft developed over an eclectic career springs up innovatively throughout the album. Read More

Tour Dates in October

Greg will be playing a few shows in support of Songs From A Golden Dream with a rotating cast of excellent players each night. Be sure to catch a show near you.

Check the shows page for more details and tickets.

October 7th – Lost On Main – Chico, CA (w/ Sam Chase)

October 8th – Center for the Arts – Grass Valley, CA (Lee Bob and the Truth open)

October 14th – Winston’s – San Diego, CA (w/ Band Of Heathens)

October 15th – Hotel Cafe – Los Angeles, CA

October 21st – Terrapin Crossroads – San Rafael, CA (w/ Scary Little Friends)

October 28th – The White Eagle – Portland, OR (w/Lewi Longmire)