Regular local show attendees have undoubtedly seen Tim Hicks out in front of the stage with his idiosyncratic dance moves at some point or another. This 29-year-old Fort Lauderdale native and avid local music supporter has no shame in his game and cuts the rug with a spasmodic style all his own that sometimes upstages the band performing.
Now imagine if you were to encase Hicks' musical output, what kind of music do you think would pour out of that brain? Our first guess would be something upbeat and grooveable. Furthest from our mind is the hypnotic, meditative ambient material he releases via his Adna project, named after his grandfather Gordon Adna Hicks, a seasoned pianist who played the Boston restaurant circuit in the '30s.
Over the weekend, Hicks sent over this amorphous mood piece titled "Twang Fields." It is a track Hicks just finished recording last week with engineering help from Country Grind favorite Chris Horgan. Hicks tells us "Twang Fields" represents the next step in his musical evolution. The result is a nebulous concoction that wouldn't sound out of place on a late '70s Brian Eno record, Ambient 1: Music for Airports in particular.
Hicks' sister, a masseuse, simply calls it "massage music."
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Hear Hicks in all his experimentally inclined easy-listening glory tonight at Dada when he takes the stage at 10 p.m.
Adna. 10 p.m. Monday, May 9 at Dada,52 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach. No Cover, Click here.