Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks

Selected Shorts

Surfdog

That’s Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks, not to be confused with Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks. They are two different groups — the latter having finished its four-album career in 1973, and the former releasing its debut in 2000.

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The Gourds

Blood of the Ram

Eleven Thirty

Enough can’t be said about this Austin, Texas-based group. If every band wrote, played and sang as well as the Gourds, music fans would be in heaven.

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Adrian Legg

Inheritance

Favored Nations Acoustic

Legg, voted “best fingerstyle guitarist” by Guitar Player’s readers four years running (1993-96), delivers his least acoustic-sounding album for his 14th release.

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Webb Wilder and the Beatnecks

It Came From Nashville

Landslide

Think of the Ventures and the Blasters fused, with a little spaghetti-Western-era Ennio Morricone thrown in for good measure.

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The David Thom Band

The Thief

Swollen Records

The David Thom Band is a breath of fresh bluegrass air.

At least enough that fellow Marin County, California, resident and mandolinist extraordinaire David Grisman endorses them and puts in right-speaker appearances on original Thom compositions “Rowan’s Run” and the title track. Other guests on the CD are bluegrass diva Kathy Kallick and guitar maestro Jim Nunally.

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