Dan Hicks and The Hot Licks

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Dan Hicks and The Hot Licks
Genre: 
Roots, Folk and Country

Silent Way has recorded Dan Hicks a few times. On 4/20/2008, Tony Brooke recorded the Green Apple Earth Day music festival in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco. Performing were Mickey Hart’s Mass Drums (featuring Mickey Hart, Bob Weir, Jon Fishman, Tommy Lee, Sikiru Adepoju, Bobi Cespedes, Rebecca Mauleon, Rhythm Village, Loco Bloco and more), the Yonder Mountain String Band, Dan Hicks and The Hot Licks (featuring Michael Kang of String Cheese Incident), and Brett Dennen. The multiple-city festival was filmed for the iClips network.

On April 6th 2012, Tony Brooke recorded Dan Hicks and an all-star lineup performing at Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco, in honor of Dan's 70th birthday. This was released as the album "Live at Davies" in 2013 (click to listen).

This show featured Dan playing with special guests Maria Muldaur, Rickie Lee Jones, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, David Grisman, John Hammond Jr., Ray Benson (of Asleep at the Wheel), Van Dyke Parks, Harry Shearer (of Spinal Tap and The Simpsons), Roy Rogers, Tuck and Patti, Bruce Forman, Jim Kweskin, and The Home Town Boys. Dan also played with The Original Hot Licks (Sid Page, Jaime Leopold, Naomi Eisenberg, Maryanne Price, Jon Weber, Benito Cortez, Roberta Donnay, Daria) and The Hot Licks 2012 (Mike Rinta, Richard Olsen, Paul Smith, Paul Robinson, Brian Simpson, Tom Poole, Brian Cooke, Charlie Gurke).

For more on this night see this review, this article, this setlist (below the photo), and these photos.

In credits, the band is known as either "The Hot licks" or as "His Hot Licks." Most of the album covers say "The Hot Licks."

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