Dan Hicks

Dan Hicks

Dan Hicks

70th Birthday Bash

A reunion of the original Hot Licks plus many special guests

Friday, April 6, 8:00pm
at Davies Symphony Hall

Dan Hicks
From Jug Band to Big Band Series: Art of the Song  

Dan Hicks

Dan Hicks

70th Birthday Bash

A reunion of the original Hot Licks plus many special guests

Friday, April 6, 8:00pm
at Davies Symphony Hall

Rickie Lee Jones
From Jug Band to Big Band Series: Art of the Song  

Dan Hicks

Dan Hicks

70th Birthday Bash

A reunion of the original Hot Licks plus many special guests

Friday, April 6, 8:00pm
at Davies Symphony Hall

Tuck and Patti
From Jug Band to Big Band Series: Art of the Song  

Dan Hicks

Dan Hicks

70th Birthday Bash

A reunion of the original Hot Licks plus many special guests

Friday, April 6, 8:00pm
at Davies Symphony Hall

Maria Muldaur
From Jug Band to Big Band Series: Art of the Song  

Dan Hicks

Dan Hicks

70th Birthday Bash

A reunion of the original Hot Licks plus many special guests

Friday, April 6, 8:00pm
at Davies Symphony Hall

Harry Shearer
From Jug Band to Big Band Series: Art of the Song  

Dan Hicks

Dan Hicks

70th Birthday Bash

A reunion of the original Hot Licks plus many special guests

Friday, April 6, 8:00pm
at Davies Symphony Hall

John Hammond
From Jug Band to Big Band Series: Art of the Song  

Dan Hicks

Dan Hicks

70th Birthday Bash

A reunion of the original Hot Licks plus many special guests

Friday, April 6, 8:00pm
at Davies Symphony Hall

Ray Benson
From Jug Band to Big Band Series: Art of the Song  

Dan Hicks

Dan Hicks

70th Birthday Bash

A reunion of the original Hot Licks plus many special guests

Friday, April 6, 8:00pm
at Davies Symphony Hall

Jim Kweskin
From Jug Band to Big Band Series: Art of the Song  

Dan Hicks

Dan Hicks

70th Birthday Bash

A reunion of the original Hot Licks plus many special guests

Friday, April 6, 8:00pm
at Davies Symphony Hall

Bruce Forman
From Jug Band to Big Band Series: Art of the Song  

Dan Hicks

Dan Hicks

70th Birthday Bash

A reunion of the original Hot Licks plus many special guests

Friday, April 6, 8:00pm
at Davies Symphony Hall

Ramblin Jack Elliott
From Jug Band to Big Band Series: Art of the Song  

Dan Hicks

Dan Hicks

70th Birthday Bash

A reunion of the original Hot Licks plus many special guests

Friday, April 6, 8:00pm
at Davies Symphony Hall

Roy Rogers
From Jug Band to Big Band Series: Art of the Song  

Dan Hicks

Dan Hicks

70th Birthday Bash

A reunion of the original Hot Licks plus many special guests

Friday, April 6, 8:00pm
at Davies Symphony Hall

Van Dyke Parks
From Jug Band to Big Band Series: Art of the Song  

Dan Hicks

A guitar-wielding trickster with a sly grin and encyclopedic command of a dozen intersecting pre-World War II musical styles, Dan Hicks has been a Bay Area institution since the mid-1960s when he took over the drum chair in the seminal psychedelic band The Charlatans. By the time he stepped out on his own as the vocalist, guitarist and leader of the Hot Licks, he had expanded his stylistic palette, blending strains of jazz, country blues, Gypsy swing and bluegrass into a highly personal “Hicksian” sound. Ambivalent about bandleading, he broke up and reassembled the Hot Licks several times, while becoming a commercial and critical favorite with early ‘70s classics like Striking It Rich, Where’s the Money? and Last Train to Hicksville. Hicks later toured with a new band, the Acoustic Warriors, culminating in the release of Shootin’ Straight in 1996. But it was his star-studded Hot Licks reunion, Beatin’ the Heat, featuring guest appearances by Elvis Costello, Bette Midler, Tom Waits and Brian Setzer, that gained Hicks a whole new set of fans. For this star-studded 70th Birthday celebration, Hicks will be joined by the original and current versions of the Hot Licks, with legendary guests including Rickie Lee Jones, Tuck & Patti, David GrismanMaria Muldaur, actor and musician Harry Shearer, John Hammond, Van Dyke Parks, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Asleep at the Wheel leader Ray Benson, Bruce Forman, Jug Band veteran Jim Kweskin and Roy Rogers of the Delta Rhythm Kings. Don’t miss this incredible event!

Artist Personnel

Dan Hicks vocals, guitar
Benito Cortez violin, mandolin
Paul Smith bass
Daria vocals, percussion
Roberta Donnay vocals, percussion

SPECIAL GUESTS
Rickie Lee Jones vocals
Tuck & Patti guitar, vocals
Maria Muldaur vocals
Harry Shearer vocals, spoken word
John Hammond vocals, guitar
Ray Benson vocals, guitar
Jim Kweskin vocals, guitar
David Grisman mandolin
Bruce Forman guitar
Ramblin' Jack Elliott guitar, vocals
Roy Rogers slide guitar, vocals
Van Dyke Parks piano

THE ORIGINAL HOT LICKS
Sid Page violin
Jon Weber guitar
Jaime Leopold bass
Maryann Price vocals
Naomi Ruth Eisenberg vocals

THE HICKSVILLE STAGE BAND
Mike Rinta trombone
Paul Robinson guitar
Brian Simpson drums


More guests to be announced!

Artist Website

"Dan Hicks is still delivering the goods, wrapped in his own unique saddle blanket of gypsy jazz woven with western swing and threads of blues, bacon grease and bebop tying it all together. " — Jambase
"Dan Hicks is fly, sly, wily and dry! " — Tom Waits