To: "Dan Hicks" <>
From: Jim Boyce
Date: Mon, 9 Oct 2000 08:50:26 -0400
Subject: Re: [hix] Mountain Stage


The show is taped and broadcast later (like 6 weeks).

The setting at the cultural center was very relaxed and intimate, and the sound/performance quality was excellent. Although the emphasis was on recording, Dan & H.L. provided a visual show for the local audience, complete with crazy facial expressions, and wiggling, sun-glass wearing lickettes.

Dan & H.L. performed first, and then returned for the grand finale where most of the bands participated.

I didn't take notes, but to the best of my memory they played 5 songs:
Chattanooga Shoe-Shine Boy (Classic)
I've Got A Capo On My Brain (major crowd pleaser)
Where's the money
Strike it while it's hot
I scare myself

I purchased another BTH CD after the show, only because Dan was selling them personally. "Step right up ladies and gentleman.." I explained that I already had a copy, but would gladly buy another if he'd be so kind as to sign it for me. He said, "That's what we are here for. We are here for you. I'll sign anything you put in front of me." We (the fans huddled around him) just looked at each other, grinning ear to ear.

Oh yea, the other bands were good too. Solas (Irish Folk) is worth checking out -- awesome flute action.

Jim Boyce
Morgantown, WV