Dan Hicks

Dan Hicks  (December 9, 1941 – February 6, 2016) was an American singer-songwriter who combined cowboy, folk, jazz, country, swing, bluegrass, pop, and gypsy music in his sound.  He led Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks.  He is perhaps best known for the songs “I Scare Myself” and “Canned Music”.  His songs are frequently infused with humor, as evidenced by the title of his tune, “How Can I Miss You When You Won’t Go Away?”  His latest album, Live at Davies, was released in 2013, capping over forty years of music released under his name.  (More from Wikipedia)

The Charlatanssecond drummer was Dan Hicks, who later formed the band Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks.  In the late 1970’sCharlatans founding member Mike Wilhelm joined the Flamin’ Groovies as their lead guitarist for 6 years. 


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