Sunday, March 6, 2011

Music for Sunday - Dan Hicks

 Dan Hicks and his Hot Licks
(original recording)




The live version is just as bad but a lot more interesting! What I like about Dan Hicks is the stage theatrics and the unapologetic, unspoiled quirkiness. Here, Dan Hicks describes the music he makes:


My music is kind of a blending. We have acoustic instruments. It starts out with kind of a folk music sound, and we add a jazz beat and solos and singing. We have the two girls that sing, and jazz violin, and all that, so it’s kind of light in nature, it’s not loud. And, it’s sort of, in a way, kinda carefree. Most of the songs are, I wouldn’t say funny, but kinda maybe a little humorous. We all like jazz, so we like to play in a jazzy way, with a swing sound you know, so I call it “folk swing”. There are a lot of original tunes that I’ve been writing through the years, so that has its personal touch on it."
~ Dan Hicks



I hope you're having a good Sunday! 
It's raining here and raw and windy but the snow's a-meltin' away!!
Pagan Sphinx

6 comments:

  1. Hot licks!




    Aloha from Honolulu


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  2. thanks for the trip down memory lane. I once saw this band at a small community college and they had the whole set - palm trees, costumes, everything - and it was a blast. it's mood music and fits my day nicely. a cold wind is blowing on this Sunday. have a great one Gina! you're simply the best hostess.

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  3. Once I was an honorary Lickette :-)

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  4. Becky - that would be just like Dan Hicks. I've never seen them perform.

    Susan - you were??? Do tell! :-)

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  5. Thanks for posting this, Gina - he's one of my favoritest song stylists ever, and one I've never seen live. If you hear he's coming around, please let me know!

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