Posted in music | tour dates on November 27, 2010

Dan Hicks

Dan Hicks digs Christmas tunes. But it took him over 30 years in the music business to get around to doing his own album of holiday music. The singer/songwriter/guitarist and leader of the Hot Licks, a swinging band with a cult following in the rock world going back to the '70s, has just released Crazy for Christmas on Surfdog Records and is on his way around the country on a tour he calls "Holidaze in Hicksville". The group will perform at a mix of theaters, clubs and coffeehouses, including the Barns at Wolf Trap in Vienna, Va., the City Winery in New York City and McCabe's Guitar Shop in Santa Monica, Calif.

Talking via phone from his home in Marin County, California, Hicks says that he's always done Christmas tunes during that time of year with his band, the Hot Licks. "I've been doing Christmas songs with the Hot Licks for a couple of decades. We did about eight or ten tunes, but we didn't do them all at once. We've been doing shows we call Holidaze in Hicksville. We have a canvas backdrop with a cartoon scene of Christmas."
[Jazz Times]

Dan Hicks and The Hot Licks kick off their "Holidaze in Hicksville" tour in NJ tonight (11/27). From there they continue on to Piermont, NY before hitting City Winery in NYC with special guest John Hammond on Tuesday (11/30). All dates and a preview of the Christmas album, below...

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Dan Hicks & The Hot Licks - 2010 Tour Dates
Saturday, November 27 Appel Farm Arts and Music Center Elmer NJ
Sunday, November 28 The Turning Point Piermont NY
Tuesday, November 30 City Winery New York NY
Wednesday, December 1 Barns at Wolftrap Vienna VA
Thursday, December 2 Greensburg Garden and Civic Center Greensburg PA
Friday, December 3 Sellersville Theater Sellersville PA
Saturday, December 4 The Met Cafe Pawtucket RI
Tuesday, December 7 Wood Fire Dowagiac MI
Wednesday, December 8 Wealthy Theatre Grand Rapids MI
Thursday, December 9 Kent Stage Kent OH
Saturday, December 11 McCabe's Guitar Shop and Concert Hall Santa Monica CA
Wednesday, December 15 Belly Up Tavern Solana Beach CA
Friday, December 17 The Center for the Arts Grass Valley CA
Wednesday, December 22 Yoshi's Oakland CA

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Comments (5)

Enough Christmas albums, everyone. We know the songs. We don't need to hear thousands of different versions of them.

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2010 1:11 PM

hey 1:11, Dan Hicks doesn't need your permission to do what he wants

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2010 1:32 PM

that dude started the whole san francisco psychedelic scene back in 1965 with the charlatans.

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2010 3:04 PM

Why is this hippie passing himself off as a hick?

Posted by Jimmy | November 27, 2010 3:06 PM

yea!...Dan Hicks doesn't need your permission to do what he wants, thanks for post!

Posted by relaxamento | November 28, 2010 9:15 AM

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