By TOM D'ANTONI //
Short stories and tall tales from Dan Hicks' bassist, and current leader of his own band...and what happened in between.
After a week off while we ramped up for the new site, we’re back at World Cup Coffee and Tea at Northwest 18th and Glisan in Portand for another OMN Coffeeshop Conversation.
With me is bassist/composer Jaime Leopold.
You may know him from his current group Short Stories. If you’re real good, you know him from the legendary Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks. Jaime was on the scene in San Francisco for all those hippie hijinks…he knew Neal Cassady, Kesey, and nearly all of the other luminaries. It was Cassady who once said, "“We are actually fourth dimensional beings in a third dimensional body inhabiting a second dimensional world!”
Jaime even spent a little time in the pokey back then for helping distribute what we in Oregon can now buy in stores.
He quit music for a long time, but is back on the scene.
Stories? He’s got them.
Meet Jaime Leopold.