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At 13, Dale Hicks received his first harmonica, but by that time, the blues had already been a driving force in his life. By the age of 16, Hicks would drive down to Mississippi to play with the old great blues artist like The Davis Family and Birmingham George.
Hicks became well known in the Mussel Shoals music community during the 1970's as a session musician at Fame Studios, Mussel Shoals Sound, Wishbone Studio and East Avalon. He worked with greats like Roberta Flack, Aretha Franklin and The Allman Brothers band.
After the Mussel Shoals era, Hicks played with countless bands across the Southeast including Willie King and Big Mike Griffin. He was chosen to be a part of the original version of the band Train. The groups has since moved from a blues to a pop/alternative format.
Today, Dale Hicks writes music and records from his studio in Springville, Alabama ans still works with some of his old session friends from Mussel Shoals.