I was sadden recently at the news that yet another one my musical influences has passed away. “Dan Hicks and his Hot Licks” was a very original group fronted by Hicks in the 70’s. The group’s melding of ’40’s swing, jazzy instrumentation and somewhat comic, tongue-in-cheek compositions and performances was not lost on me and others…. Continue reading Dan Hicks : How can we miss You if you don’t go away→
What can one say that hasn’t already been discussed. The man had an amazing presence, talent, humility and history. Not just a rags to riches story, B.B. King spent his entire adult life touring with his band, promoting the soul and depth of the blues. He became a fitting Ambassador to the music he learned, lived and loved. Continue reading Godspeed Riley B. King→
Frank will be performing with his pal, Vinny Raniolo, who is best known for his accompanying skills and is always in demand as a fantastic rhythm guitarist. Frank has played with many renown artists such as Les Paul, Tommy Emmanuel, Donald Fagen, Wynton Marsalis, and, one of my other music heroes, David Grisman. This is sure to be a great evening!