Dan Hicks to play at Kirkwood
Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks will be performing at the Summer Concert Series at Kirkwood Mountain Resort on Saturday at 6 p.m. on the Village Plaza. Known as one of the defining figures of San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury scene of the 1960s, Hicks’ music is a groovy blend of swing, jazz, folk and country, a.k.a. “Folk Jazz.” Together with the Hot Licks, Hicks will share his laid-back, distinctive stylings that span his 40-year career and 14-album repertoire.
“Singer- songwriter Dan Hicks has a devoted cult following, but for those who have never heard of him and his wry sense of humor, now is your chance,” said Tracy Miller, director of marketing at Kirkwood. “Time and again, Hicks is referred to as a true American original and we are happy to host this ice cool daddy of swing.”
“Dan Hicks and The Hot Licks is a highlight of our Summer Concert Series,” Miller said. “Not only is he a musician, but he is a unique performer whose genial music, infectious talent and sharp wit make for entirely good-time entertainment. For old-time fans, Hicks is a much-anticipated treat and for newcomers, I guarantee that they will not be disappointed.”
Back in 1965, Hicks first appeared at the Red Dog Saloon in Virginia City where he played as the drummer for The Charlatans. Then in 1968, born as an acoustic side project during The Charlatans’ brief heyday, Hicks formed Dan Hicks & The Hot Licks. The early 1970s proved to be a period of success for the groundbreaking band with the release of four albums.