Hootenanny in Hicksville - Free Dan Hicks Celebration!

Hootenanny in Hicksville - Free Dan Hicks Celebration!

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Doors: 1:30 pm / Show: 2:00 pm

FREE

Free

This event is all ages

Hootenanny in Hicksville - Free Dan Hicks Celebration!
Hootenanny in Hicksville - Free Dan Hicks Celebration!
An Afternoon Party and Book Signing for Friends and Family to celebrate Dan Hick’s new memoir I Scare Myself with the Hot Licks Live and Special Guests!
Hot Licks
Hot Licks
Dan, on the Origins of the Hot Licks
EXCERPTED FROM "A CONVERSATION WITH DAN HICKS" PUREMUSIC.COM

"At a certain point, the Charlatans were kind of falling apart, there was no good management, didn't seem to be any future in it. Nothing was materializing, nothing was getting better. I was only fond of the music up to a point. Rock and roll wasn't really my love."

"So I sort of took this single act thing and expanded it. I got together with a violinist and a bass player, to see if they could accompany me. We did it, essentially, to make a little demo of tunes. But then I started getting a couple of gigs, that kind of thing, and added the girls, a female accompaniment came to mind. I was listening to Sergio Mendes, stuff with female voices on it, and I kinda liked that. The bass player's wife sang, and she had a friend, and we gave that a shot, started doing gigs this way. Actually, there was no violin yet, it was just two girl singers, a bass and guitar. We did a thing at the New Committee Theater in North Beach [San Francisco] and got a good review from Ralph Gleason. I was still in the Charlatans at the same time, and had to make a decision. I figured I shouldn't do the Charlatans anymore, this new act would allow me to do all my songs, and I was beginning to get more prolific. Having other voices to write for, even just by ear, was very inspiring. So I started writing 'I Scare Myself,' and that kind of thing."
Venue Information:
Sweetwater Music Hall
19 Corte Madera Ave.
Mill Valley, CA, 94941
http://www.sweetwatermusichall.com/