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Primary Instrument: Guitar

Born: December 9, 1941    

Dan Hicks was born December 9, 1941 in Little Rock, Arkansas, the son of a career military man. The family moved to California when Dan was about five, eventually settling in what was then the small city of Santa Rosa, some 50 miles north of San Francisco.

Musically, Dan started out as a drummer, beginning while still in grade school. He played the snare drum in his school marching band, and by the age of 14 was playing gigs with area dance bands.

In High School, Dan developed an interest in broadcasting, and had a rotating spot on a daily 15-minute local radio program called “Time Out for Teens”. He entered San Francisco State College in 1959, eventually earning a degree in Broadcasting. He took up the guitar around '59, and became part of the San Francisco folk music scene, playing and singing in local coffeehouses....
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Featured recording “Tangled Tales”

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Tangled Tales

Surfdog Records (2009)
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”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

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