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Dan Hicks Quotes

Dan Hicks Quotes & Quotations
Name:
Dan Hicks
Type:
Musician

  • 1
    About 10 years ago, I took some vocal lessons. I'll bet that helped. I got a tape of exercises that the girl gave me, which I don't do anymore, but they were good. And I don't smoke. Dan_HicksDan Hicks
  • 2
    And it really is a good feeling to get up there and make that sound. I'm not stuck in a time warp, because I can use as many of the old songs as I want to, just the favorites. Dan_HicksDan Hicks
  • 3
    I don't dictate the solos and I don't dictate the vocal harmonies. Dan_HicksDan Hicks
  • 4
    I don't think I'd want a revival. I'm not doing a tribute to myself. Dan_HicksDan Hicks
  • 5
    I guess my idea of a good audience is one that's quiet and listens, but also that's alive: they respond, they're getting the jokes, they're with me. And that' s been happening. Dan_HicksDan Hicks
  • 6
    I had different bands. I played with the Acoustic Warriors for the most part, without girl singers. It was the same kind of sound, acoustic guitar, bass, with violin and sometimes accordion, and the guys would sing, that kind of thing. Dan_HicksDan Hicks
  • 7
    I was always looking to record, but how much I actually pursued it was another thing. The major labels weren't that interested in me, and the smaller labels didn't have any money to do anything. Dan_HicksDan Hicks
  • 8
    It's not about retro or modern, it's about this note or that note, which sounds better? Dan_HicksDan Hicks
  • 9
    Right now, I'm thinking in terms of just having a good band, man. Having a good act for the stage. Being a good performer, you know? Connected to that is future recordings, and future tunes, that kind of stuff. Dan_HicksDan Hicks
  • 10
    There's been a big buzz about the Charlatans in the last couple of years. I've heard the word Charlatans more in the last few years than I'd heard it for the previous 20 years. People would interview me for years and never even mention the Charlatans. Dan_HicksDan Hicks
  • 11
    There's some pictures of me playing hollow bodies, but I never last long. I always come back to the acoustic. Dan_HicksDan Hicks
  • 12
    There've been periods where I had to convince the audience or win them over. Dan_HicksDan Hicks