Jokes abound in this laughter-filled 2009 Excursions interview with multi-talented country and jazz musician Dan Hicks.
Hicks has been playing music for over 50 years. Beginning as a drummer as a young child, Hicks joined folk-rock group the Charlatans in 1965. Hicks struck out on his own in the late ‘60s, putting together backing band the Hot Licks for a string of records, including 1973’s classic “Last Train to Hicksville.” The band broke up in the mid-70’s, but has since reformed, releasing several records and touring internationally for the last decade.
In advance of his appearance at the WYSO Summer Concert in 2009, Hicks dropped a line to Excursions. Here, he discusses a multitude of topics with host Niki Dakota, including the latest incarnation of the Hot Licks, his experience with Yellow Springs and the Dayton area, and his leisure-time activities.