Happy Spring to All our Friends, Fans and Family around the globe ~ . :)
A couple of pieces of news you may want to take note. After this week-end at The Black Oak Casino (24th) , Roy and the band head up to one of our favorite venues in the country - The Triple Door in Seattle, Washington (30th) and then on to a Festival in Coeur d'Alene Idaho (31st) (See show tab on the website for details.)
April 6th - a very unusual show, Dan Hicks is celebrating his 70th Birthday with SF Jazz at Davies Symphony Hall in SF and the special guests include not only Roy Rogers and Ramblin' Jack Elliott but many more including the amazing Ricki Lee Jones - see below.
For tickets and more information you can go to www.sfjazz.org/events/dan-hicks
Here is their release: Dan Hicks 70th Birthday
A guitar-wielding trickster with a sly grin and encyclopedic command of a dozen intersecting pre-World War II musical styles, Dan Hicks has been a Bay Area institution since the mid-1960s when he took over the drum chair in the seminal psychedelic band The Charlatans. By the time he stepped out on his own as the vocalist, guitarist and leader of the Hot Licks, he had expanded his stylistic palette, blending strains of jazz, country blues, Gypsy swing and bluegrass into a highly personal “Hicksian” sound. Ambivalent about bandleading, he broke up and reassembled the Hot Licks several times, while becoming a commercial and critical favorite with early ‘70s classics like Striking It Rich, Where’s the Money? and Last Train to Hicksville. Hicks later toured with a new band, the Acoustic Warriors, culminating in the release of Shootin’ Straight in 1996. But it was his star-studded Hot Licks reunion, Beatin’ the Heat, featuring guest appearances by Elvis Costello, Bette Midler, Tom Waits and Brian Setzer, that gained Hicks a whole new set of fans. For this star-studded 70th Birthday celebration, Hicks will be joined by the original and current versions of the Hot Licks, with legendary guests including Rickie Lee Jones, Tuck & Patti, Maria Muldaur, actor and musician Harry Shearer, John Hammond, Van Dyke Parks, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Asleep at the Wheel leader Ray Benson, Bruce Forman, Jug Band veteran Jim Kweskin and slide guitar master Roy Rogers.
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Don't forget Ray Manzarek and Roy Rogers with their band head to Florida in April!
Don't miss this if you are anywhere near - (See details on show tabs on the www.roy-rogers website or the www.manzarek-rogersband.com website.) All the best and again, Happy Spring!