Dan Hicks has been combining swing, folk, jazz and a dry sense of humor since the 1960s to create a genre and style all his own. On Wednesday night, Hicks and his Hot Licks will be performing their Christmas show, "Holidaze in Hicksville", to Fairfielders who are prepared to endure the post-Thanksgiving onslaught of Christmas-related events. On his new album Crazy for Christmas Hicks covers songs like "Run Run Rudolph" and "Under the Mistletoe" , but he's also concocted a few tunes of his own that will most likely be a bit off the beaten track, as far as holiday songs go. Sure beats yet another rendition of the Nutcracker.
Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks, Fairfield Theatre Company, StageOne, 70 Sanford St., Fairfield. Wed., Nov. 30, 7:30 p.m. $32. (203) 259-1036, fairfieldtheatre.org.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times