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Solomon Hicks: Genres Are Made to Be Broken

Blues guitarist and songwriter Solomon Hicks has a simple and straightforward perspective on music. “I like songs and music that make people feel good,” he says. “Anything that has strong beats, a good firm groove… and lots of guitar.” A key part of Hicks’ unique take on the blues is his upbringing; unlike some of

Album Review: King Solomon Hicks – Harlem

Opening with Leon Russell’s “I’d Rather Be Blind” underscores the point that King Solomon Hicks is no blues purist. His reading of the song – first cut by Freddie King in 1972 on his Russell-produced Texas Cannonball – owes a debt to the kind of blues played by the Mad Dogs and Englishmen aggregation. And