"Deadpan and dry, Hicks faces his audiences with his trademark edgy sarcasm, sending the crowd into guffaws with each acerbic riposte. From his jazzy instrumental mood to the verbal jousting in the songs, it is all uniquely HICKS, whose live performances are not to be missed." -- Sweetwater
"There's no one else who sounds like Dan Hicks, who writes like him, who has that dry sense of humor, or has that manner on stage. He's really one of a kind." -- San Francisco Weekly
"So few truly original figures exist in pop music that Dan Hicks should be a national treasure." -- San Francisco Chronicle
The Shedd is pleased to welcome back to its stage singer-songwriter Dan Hicks and his Hot Licks. Hicks is truly an American original. Since the early 1960s, he has deftly blended elements of Swing, Jazz, Folk and Country music to create the appealing sound he sometimes calls "Folk Jazz". The lyrics of his songs 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 will make most who listen fans for life. He's a snappy dresser, too.