Since the early 1960's, Dan Hicks has been creating his interesting hybrid of folk, jazz, country and pop. Hitting his stride with 1971's Where's the Money?, the singer-songwriter formed the first version of Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks. The unique, drummer-less five-piece quickly found a niche marke ... More >>
An old friend who knows of my lifelong love affair with Steely Dan sends this note I somehow managed to miss: Chuck Rainey, the band's more-or-less bassist from Pretzel Logic in '74 to Gaucho six years later, suffered a stroke Friday night. Susan Rainey, the second Mrs., writes on the official we ... More >>
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