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Music Single – Shootin’ Straight – Dan Hicks and his Acoustic Warriors

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Here he is, daddy cool.  A little companion piece to go with Music Enthusiasts guest take.  This song has everything CB likes about Dan Hicks.  The easy cool sound, great delivery, perfect lyrics, laid back subtle humor and just some fantastic playing by the Acoustic Warriors.  Paul Mehling on guitar,  Brian Godchaux on violin, Richard Saunders (I think) on bass.

A little Django/Grapelli vibe to go with Dan’s style .  Match made in heaven.  Man does this song swing.   Have a listen to a unique musician who played fantastic music.  No one like him.  The clip below has Dan and the band on a cool show called ‘ David Sanborn’s Night Music’ (That’s a story in itself).  CB was on a dry spell with Hick’s music,  I tuned in one night and got this.  On the moon again!  Oh yeah CB’s gal is a big Dan fan. One thing in common anyway.  If you don’t get a chance to listen to the clip below, don’t worry about it, I’ll listen for you.

“It ain’t to late to be a little more straight shootin'”.  Words for CB to live by.

2 comments on “Music Single – Shootin’ Straight – Dan Hicks and his Acoustic Warriors

  1. catchgroove
    July 2, 2017

    Wow. I have never listened to this guy. What a great clip. These guys have a great sound. And never underestimate the value of a look. These guys have great look. When they harmonize it is such a tease. You want more, but they just give you a little taste.

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      July 2, 2017

      Dan always had great players and this outfit is good. If you like this cut it’s off a live album by the same name. You will get more of this plus Dan’s personality. I almost tear up when I think of ‘The Hot Licks’. I was bummed when they disbanded. On ME’s take listen to Sid Paiges violin solo on ‘I Scare Myself’. He’s very good. Plus you’ll hear The Lickettes on backing vocals. What a band. You’re in for a treat if you get into his music.

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