Date: May 15 2010
Subject: Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks, The Ark, Ann Arbor, MI
I saw Dan last night in Ann Arbor at the Ark. I was fortunate to be first in
line and sit seat 1 row 1. I could have reached out and shook his hand. It was
the best concert of Dan and his bunch that I had ever seen. The sound was
terrific ... nothing over amplified ...... it was like he was playing in my
living room. He even did a request Evening Breeze and performed it ever so well.
He stayed around to sign and talk a bit after his hour and 45 minute set with
one encore. He played a bit of everything from covers to past and present and
even signed a setlist for me. I talked with folks who came from as far as Iowa
City and 7 hours away in Canada to see the show. Everyone left happy wanting
more. Clearly a night to remember. Catch him if you are lucky in Traverse City
tonight. Wish I had this one on tape.