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ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEWS

I Scare Myself by Dan Hicks

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I Scare Myself
Dan Hicks
237 Pages
ISBN: 978-1-911036-23-4
Jawbone Books
2017

The late Dan Hicks is described by Kristine McKenna, editor of this rambling but curiously engaging autobiography, as “a musical genius." He wasn't, although he did write some amusing songs and played competent guitar. This and a ...

Dan Hicks And The Hot Licks: Greatest Licks - I Feel Like Singin'

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You never knew quite where you were with Dan Hicks And The Hot Licks--that was the great thing about them. Sometimes Hicks would come on stage looking like Cab Calloway in a red jacket, rainbow tie and black hat. Next night he'd be in his psychedelic cowboy outfit. And he nearly always wore a sardonic look ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Bay Area Bassist/Composer Fred Randolph To Release 3rd CD, "Song Without Singing," August 28

Bay Area Bassist/Composer Fred Randolph To Release 3rd CD, "Song Without Singing," August 28

One of the busiest bassists on the rich jny: San Francisco Bay Area music scene for more than 15 years, in demand for his work on acoustic, electric, and fretless bass, Fred Randolph has been an integral part of bands led by artists from Ian Carey and Akira Tana to Dan Hicks and Maria Muldaur. For ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Dan Hicks to Perform Wednesday, March 13 at the Wildey Theatre

Dan Hicks to Perform Wednesday, March 13 at the Wildey Theatre

Singer-guitarist Dan Hicks (pictured) and His Hot Licks will be returning to the St. Louis area next year for a performance at 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 13 at the Wildey Theatre in Edwardsville. Hicks, who's been combining jazz, Western swing, folk, Gypsy music, blues and rock with wry humor since the late 1960s, played here most recently ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Award-Winning Janiva Magness to Release "Stronger For It" March 13

Award-Winning Janiva Magness to Release "Stronger For It" March 13

On March 13, Alligator Records will release Stronger For It, the powerful and stunning new release from award-winning vocalist (and songwriter) Janiva Magness. Magness is among the premier blues and R&B singers in the world today. Her voice possesses an earthy, raw honesty born from her life experience. Through her passionate vocals and, for the first ...

NEWS: BOOK / MAGAZINE

Jazz & Blues Florida December 2011 Online Edition Posted

The new edition of Jazz & Blues Florida, Florida's free online source for information on live jazz and blues in clubs, concerts and festivals, is now available. The November 2011 online edition of JAZZ & BLUES FLORIDA has been posted at JazzBluesFlorida.com. This month's edition can be read in .pdf format, as well as in a new ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Gypsy Jazz In Paradise Added to Crested Butte Music Festival Roster

Jazz has long been part of the 15th annual Crested Butte Music Festival's lineup, but this year the focus is on a truly unique style of music attributed to legendary French/Belgian gypsy jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt. “Gypsy Jazz In Paradise," presented by the Crested Butte Music Festival and DjangoFest(TM), is slated for the weekend of August ...