The HOT LICKS - MUSIC BY DAN HICKS "The King Of Folk-Swing"
Dan Hicks passed away on Feb. 6, 2016 but his band, The Hot Licks, live and play on! The Hot Licks are the Final and Ultimate rendition of Dan’s backing band.
They perform classic gems written by the Man himself as well as songs that Dan Hicks loved to cover in his own original style - Folk-Swing - A blend of Gypsy Jazz, Folk and Swing with lots of vocal harmonies. The Hot Licks are dedicated to preserving the original sound and spirit in the way Dan taught them! They carry the banner for folk- swing with his signature style that has inspired so many others.
Roberta Donnay, Vocals/Percussion/Guitar
Paul Robinson, Guitar/Vocals
David Boyden, Violin/Mandolin
The Hot Licks have recorded, performed and toured internationally with Maria Muldaur, David Sanborn, Harry Shearer, Charlie Musselwhite, Ray Benson, Tuck and Patti, Dave Grisman, Ricki Lee Jones, Diana Krall, Bonnie Raitt, Elvis Costello, Joe Sample, Leon Redbone, Christian McBride and many others.
They have appeared at major venues - Montreux Jazz, Telluride Jazz, CO; Rochester Jazz, NY; B.B. Kings Blues Club, NYC, Concert of Colors, Detroit, MI; Triple Door, Seattle, WA; MIM, Phoenix, AZ; SFJazz, Davies SymphonyHall, SF, CA; Yoshi’s, Oakland/SF, CA; Freight and Salvage, Berkeley, CA; City Winery, NYC/Chicago/Napa; Sweetwater, Mill Valley, CA, in and numerous performing arts centers, clubs and festivals across the USA and internationally.
The Hot Licks have since performed at The Fenix, San Rafael, CA, The State Theatre, Auburn, CA, Armandos, Martinez, CA, Sweetwater, Mill Valley, the WAA in Seattle, WA and their “Holidaze in Hicksville” show at Yoshi’s, Oakland, CA December 2017.
For more information about Dan Hicks: www.danhicks.net