Dan Hicks collector’s edition + upcoming events
Posted May 2nd, 2017

Jawbone Press is very pleased to announce the publication of a special collector’s edition of I Scare Myself, the brilliant memoir by the late, great Dan Hicks.

Strictly limited to one hundred copies only, allocated on a first come, first served basis, it will be available to purchase from 10am EST (7am PST / 3pm UK) this coming Friday, May 5th, only from jawbonepress.bigcartel.com.


Each collector’s edition comprises an individually numbered hardcover book with special fabric binding, blind-embossed spine, coloured endpapers and contrasting coloured page edging; plus a set of six unique prints of handbills with original artwork by Dan Hicks, printed on heavy art stock, each one numbered and stamped with the publisher’s seal and packed in a custom-made folio. Each set is supplied in a specially made shipping carton with protective sleeve.

Finished copies will ship in June 2017.

On Sunday, June 18th, Arcana: Books on the Arts in Culver City, California, hosts a special event to celebrate the publication of I Scare Myself and the fiftieth anniversary of the Summer of Love. Dan’s editor and close collaborator, Kristine McKenna, will be signing copies of the book and moderating a discussion panel featuring Van Dyke Parks, Maria Muldaur, Jim Kweskin, and Hot Licks guitarist Paul Robinson. The event runs from 4pm–6pm; for further information, visit www.arcanabooks.com

On Saturday, June 24th, at 1:30pm, Clare Wasserman Hicks hosts a book signing and musical tribute to Dan at the Sweet Water Music Hall in Mill Valley, California, featuring live performances by various members of Dan’s band and other special guests. For more information, visit www.sweetwatermusichall.com

I Scare Myself is also available as a trade paperback from all good booksellers. Dan’s latest musical release is Greatest Licks: I Feel Like Singin’, out now on CD, vinyl, and digital from www.Surfdog.com

“There are lots of people who can point to music on the shelf.
Some like to light candles to it, others seek only to snuff them out.
Dan burned them all brightly, and here is his tale.”