Mon April 8, 2024

The music of Dan Hicks


Doors: 7:30 PM   Show: 8:00 PM

The Hot Licks, original members of Dan’s backing band, perform Dan's classic songs in the style that Dan Hicks invented - Folk/Swing! - A blend of Gypsy Jazz, Folk and Swing with lots of vocal harmonies. The Hot Licks are dedicated to preserving the orig- inal sound and spirit in the way Dan taught them! They carry the torch for Folk-Swing with his signature style that has inspired so many others.

“The group’s hallmark country/jazz styled vocals shined, highlighted by delectable guitar and violin solos. Ellington’s classic “Caravan” was elevated by the group’s rich vocal harmonies, along with swinging fiddle and melodica solos.” - Chris Walker, L.A. Jazz Scene

“Wow. I heard “The Hot Licks” rehearsing for a show at 142 Throckmorton Theatre. I loved hearing this band led by Paul Robinson, and the two engaging vocalists, Paula Bradman and Daria. The band invokes the spirit and the sound of that previous Incarnation with Dan Hicks and his spirit is imbued in their sound. A rare occasion not to be missed!” - Arne Frager, The Plant Studios

The Hot Licks: Paul Robinson, Guitar/Vocals . Daria, Vocals/Percussion/Melodica
Paula Bradman, Vocals/Percussion . Candy Girard, Violin . Alex Baum, Bass

The Hot Licks have recorded, performed and toured internationally with Dan Hicks, 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 performing arts centers, clubs and festivals across the USA and internationally including - 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 Symphony Hall, SF, CA; Freight and Salvage, Berkeley, CA; City Winery, NYC/Chicago/Napa; The Sweetwater, Mill Valley, CA; State Theatre, Auburn, CA; The Fenix, San Rafael; Armando’s, Martinez, CA; WAA, Seattle, WA; TOCA Theater, Torrance, CA and their “Holidaze in Hicksville” show at Yoshi’s, Oakland/SF, CA.