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scott murray

Asheville, NC
Post  Posted 15 Oct 2018 12:59 pm    
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I'm super excited for the reunion of Russ Hicks with rock gods Ween this Tue and Wed night at The Ryman! Russ is part of the Nashville crew joining Ween for both nights, dubbed The Sh*t Creek Boys after a lyric on their '12 Golden Country Greats' album. Very Happy

Russ cut all the stellar steel parts with them in 1996, an album I cut my teeth on! they toured behind it, but Russ stayed home and Stu Basore took over the steel chair. Stu ended up playing on their 'White Pepper' album a couple years later and appears on two live Ween releases.

here's a couple tracks featuring classic Russ Hicks licks:

Help Me Scrape the Mucus Off My Brain

(most of us will recognize the very last phrase Russ plays on this one!)

they'll be performing the country album in its entirety both nights along with a slew of other Ween tunes. other musicians sitting in include Hank Singer on fiddle, Bobby Ogdin on keys, and Danny Parks on guitar.

this is gonna be a fun one! come out if you can

here's Russ with drummer Claude Coleman Jr at today's rehearsal

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Duncan Hodge

DeLand, FL USA
Post  Posted 15 Oct 2018 2:45 pm    
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Hello Scott.
I love “12 Golden Country Greats”. I still remember when I bought it out of a box on St. Marks Square, NYC in 1996 for $1. I still listen to it and still love Russ’s playing on it. Here’s my favorite, “I’m Holding You”.
Have a great night in the hills of Carolina.
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Kenny Foy


Lynnville, KY, USA
Post  Posted 16 Oct 2018 5:39 pm    
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Anyway you cut it, Russ is tough and always has been.
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Jeremy Steele

Princeton, NJ USA
Post  Posted 17 Oct 2018 6:51 am    
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My friend Glenn McClelland plays keyboards for Ween. When I bought the album I asked him why there were only 10 tracks...turns out the "12 Golden Country Greats" refers to the PLAYERS on the album.
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Ben Greene

San Antonio, Tx.
Post  Posted 17 Oct 2018 5:52 pm    
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Wow! Wish I could see that!
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