Dan Hicks was an American Treasure. Since the early 1960's, Hicks deftly blended elements of swing, jazz, folk and country music to create a truly unique sound. His lyrics range from the simply sublime to the sublimely ridiculous, all presented with his uniquely skewed and inscrutable touch. Dan's irresistible sense of rhythm, hip lyrical styling, laid back vocalizing, and infamous on-stage wit lasted well through his final recordings with Surfdog Records. So, in celebration of his life and legacy, Surfdog pays tribute to Dan with this album (marking the one year anniversary of his passing). Here's to the music, the laughs, and the wild ride...these are Dan Hicks' Greatest Licks!
"Dan Hicks did it his way. When you dropped the needle...you went on an aural adventure disconnected from everything else on the hit parade...and played them over and over, until they became integrated with out souls." - Bob Lefsetz