Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks — Live At The Boarding House 1971 –…

Dan Hicks — . . .and speaking of Americana . . .


. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player — Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks — Live at The Boarding House, San Francisco — May 1971 — KMPX-FM

As long as we’re spending some time digging around Americana this weekend, might as well toss in a concert by the venerable Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks, recorded live at The Boarding House in San Francisco on May 1971 by the late-great KMPX-FM.

Always one to defy labels, Dan Hicks’ infectious mix of Western Swing, Good-timey, Country-Rock, Folk-Swing and genres as yet un-classified, has made for one appealing soup of styles that has served him well a very long time.

Through a whole host of different lineups and names (Dan Hicks and His Acoustic Warriors was a more recent incarnation), the core appeal is the same; great music, excellently played and stylishly put together. It’s safe to say there is no other Dan Hicks anywhere near the horizon — he is an institution.

One institution I hope sticks around for a long time.

Crank it up and enjoy — next week it gets to be a whole new year.

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Originally published at pastdaily.com on December 28, 2014.

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