Community Arts Network of Oneonta presents a performance at the historic Wilber Mansion by singer-songwriter and novelist Dylan Hicks, who will accompany himself on the mansion’s Kawai baby grand and on guitar.
Hicks will mainly perform songs from his new album, Ad Out, produced by John Munson, best known as a member of the rock group Semisonic. Hicks’s tuneful and literate songs will perhaps call to mind various piano-playing singer-songwriters of the seventies, though they’re broadly informed by rock, jazz, blues, country, and pop. His previous album, a companion to his 2012 debut novel, earned an A minus from the influential critic Robert Christgau. His fiction has also been acclaimed (“a wonderful, meticulous author,” said the Los Angeles Times of Hicks’s most recent novel, Amateurs), and his songs, though not always directly tied to his fiction, are typically sung in character and have strong narratives. His journalism, essays, and word puzzles have appeared in the New York Times, the Village Voice, the Guardian, Slate, the Paris Review Daily, and elsewhere.
For more about Hicks, see https://www.dylanhicks.com/. To preview or purchase his music, visit https://dylan-hicks.bandcamp.com/. Or watch his latest video, directed by Carolyn Swiszcz and Wilson Webb: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8ehAjLZP18.
Open to the Public. Free Admission. Donations Appreciated.